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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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PostPosted: December 24th, 2016, 12:03 pm 
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As a change from my usual builds, I decided to break out on of the Bandai kits I have been adding to the stash as and when I see them at a reasonable price. The detail and quality of these kits is stunning; they are designed as 'snap-together' kits, and frankly you really don't need any glue although I have been using some Tamiya extra thin cement as I go. So far both wings are assembled, and I've started a bit of paintwork on the engines; not particularly prototypical but it'll be something like the box art in the end!

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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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More Tamiya Smoke added to engine details
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Decals going on
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Crew-in completed
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Rear deck awaiting some Smoke
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Decals nearly completed
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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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Well tidy,like what you have done so far.


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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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celt wrote:
Well tidy,like what you have done so far.


Cheers Celt!

This is the finished product; paint is all Tamiya, chrome on engine type bits, white elsewhere. Weathered with Flory washes and Tamiya Smoke.The kit decals are great, but need a lot of lubrication in place before landing them or they grab whatever they touch first and are reluctant to be moved again!. The scheme is not totally prototypical, but there seems to be enough variance in the screen versions to suggest an amount of individuality was allowed......anyway, that's my view :-D
Really enjoyed building this, and just right for a Christmas/New Year morale booster 8-)

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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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Well made,well photographed,well tidy mun.


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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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Cracking stuff. Are these kits available over here (UK)?.

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Cracking stuff. Are these kits available over here (UK)?.


Cheers Mark :-D

To the best of my knowledge, there is no mainstream supplier in the UK yet for the Bandai Star Wars kits. They can be bought via eBay but be careful as some sellers are advertising UK stock when they are based outside the UK and a lot are selling the new 'palm-sized' Bandai range but using photos of the 1/72 boxes.
They also come up for sale on Amazon and I use the 'Camelcamelcamel' add-on to set a price I'm happy to pay and then when/if the price drops they email me to let me know. Generally the 1/72 X-Wing kits I've bought have been around £18-20 including postage from Japan

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That looks really excellent Iggie, what a great start to your 2017 modelling year 8-)

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Bandai 1/72 X-Wing Fighter **Finished **
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MarkyM607 wrote:
Cracking stuff. Are these kits available over here (UK)?.


Cheers Mark :-D

To the best of my knowledge, there is no mainstream supplier in the UK yet for the Bandai Star Wars kits. They can be bought via eBay but be careful as some sellers are advertising UK stock when they are based outside the UK and a lot are selling the new 'palm-sized' Bandai range but using photos of the 1/72 boxes.
They also come up for sale on Amazon and I use the 'Camelcamelcamel' add-on to set a price I'm happy to pay and then when/if the price drops they email me to let me know. Generally the 1/72 X-Wing kits I've bought have been around £18-20 including postage from Japan

Thanks Iggie. Will keep a watch on that if and when I try and get some of these.

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That looks really excellent Iggie, what a great start to your 2017 modelling year 8-)


Cheers Shaun :grin:

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Well done Iggie, you finally got round to building this! ;-) Love the
smoked up silver engines really makes it pop. What is it about photographing it
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Cheers mylo!

It does make a difference shooting from slightly low; no idea why though :-D

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That looks magnificent iggie. Awesome work indeed 8-)

And making it harder for me to resist these Bandai Star Wars kits :roll:

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That looks magnificent iggie. Awesome work indeed 8-)

And making it harder for me to resist these Bandai Star Wars kits :roll:


Ha! Resistance is futile.....!

These are the kits you are looking for..... :-D

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wow going from the WIP pics to the finished article is such a huge leap. it looks incredible.


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