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FINE MOLDS MILLENNIUM FALCON Part 3-LANDING GEAR (Chapter 3)

Hopefully this is the final push on the landing gear and I can finally get onto another part of the model.

On the set you can clearly see piping hanging down around the landing struts and I wanted to replicate these.

Landing Gear
Landing Gear

I had some Wave Option Part springs which looked to be about the right size.  So after some testing I cut some to length.  I used 2 sizes as the image above looked like they might be different (although might just be perspective), but even if not I think it adds extra interest and variety.   Continue reading FINE MOLDS MILLENNIUM FALCON Part 3-LANDING GEAR (Chapter 3)

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FINE MOLDS MILLENNIUM FALCON Part 2-LANDING GEAR (Chapter 2)

Landing gears have been painted up using Vallejo off-white with a small squirt of sky grey. Not too worried about being able to match that colour because the legs are going to be most heavily weathered.

Landing Gear
Landing Gear

I need to weather the landing gear up and wanted to go to town on this a bit as it’s probably going to be the most beaten up area.  I applied some stippled Sky Grey over the base colour (this was used in the mix so works well with it), focusing on the edges most.  I then applied some darker grey (Games Workshop) again focusing on the edges and when most of the paint was off the brush I scrubbed it around a bit more.

Picture below is the landing foot and baffle mainly completely painted.  Problem is this was quite time consuming, so doing 7 is going to take a while.

Landing Gear
Landing Gear

Knocked back some of the darker points with some Sky Grey, trying to create layers and variation in the process.  and used some MIG Rust Streaking fluid to add some rust and fluid leaks onto the surface.  Also used this partially as a wash into recesses and then used a dry brush to scrub it round.

Landing Gear
Landing Gear
Landing Gear
Landing Gear

Fine Molds Star Wars X-Wing

Adding some old builds which dropped off when I moved from one site to another, so here is a a build up of the RetroSF Rebel Speeder all combined into a single post.

As the Speeder is nearing completion and I need to get it all sealed (and the weather outside is not great tonight, which is where I need to be to do the spraying) I decided to make a little start on the X-Wing that will also be part of the display.

The Fine Mold kits are pretty decent and need no introduction or review, there are plenty elsewhere.  So started with the cockpit.  Not sure about the placement of the imaging scanner thingy.  Looks too far forwards so might tweak that later.  Followed tak5haka’s idea of some extra cables which were done with some solder wire.

Cockpit
Cockpit

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