I was commissioned to build another Red 5 X-wing from a fellow in Toronto. I'm pretty much recreating my previous build of this model, but I'm making a few minor changes. I went with a few different colors on a couple of the panels and relied more on chipping fluid instead of masking fluid to weather the colored panels. I did a two-tone red for all of the red markings as well, just to add a little more depth. The canopy frame actually has three layers of chipping because the original color was lighter than what my client wanted so I used that as an opportunity to add some more weathering to it.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I primed the model black and then gave it a coat of Tamiya Flat White darkened with a little Light Grey. After that, I cut a bunch of tiny pieces of masking tape to a simple "Aztec pattern" on the hull. Then I lightened the original base color with more white and sprayed the ship. After I pulled the tape off, I felt that the panels were a little too dark so I dusted them with the base color to tone them down a bit. I have a coat of Future drying on it now and then I will give it a light wash to bring out the details. The wash has to be light because if it's too heavy handed, it will throw off the sense of scale. Then I'll matte coat it and pick out some small details with a brush