Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The "Tie Fighter" work: Fine Molds 1/72.

Let´s give a chance to Sci-Fi. This Fine Molds kit is really well detailed wich makes the paint process much easier. This work represent an Imperial Tie fighter under repair after severe damage in one of the wings. The new wing imitates an unpainted spare part so we can see the components in it´s priming color. The repair bay is made with unused pieces from old models and some scratch pieces. This time I wanted a clean look, like those hi-tech Formula 1 cars under repair where you see no dirt, so there is no need of weathering. The paint of the main ship is made with Model Air colors, a base coat of light grey and the center of the panels highlighted with white. The spare wing paint is a coat base of aluminiun, then some elements are airbrushed whith yellow clear to imitate a "brass" primer layer. Then I painted the rest of the panels and elements with a fine brush in greenish and yellowish tones to imitate other primer colors. Next I applied a protective coat of gloss acrylic varnish so I could profile the raised details and panel lines with black oil paint diluted with white spirit. The repair bay is painted the same way in an "Imperial grey" tone (some sort of blueish dark grey). The transparent film of the energy panels imitates a kind of protective cover. The satin finish is made with a mix of Model Air satin and gloss varnish.
It´s not the last time you´ll see Sci-Fi stuff in Scaleworks. Hope you enjoy it.

Diego Quijano.









15 comments:

  1. Great job! I really like it.
    Cheers,
    Marcin

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks Marcin, much appreciated.

    Q

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is phenomenal work, Diego!


    Cheers,
    Albert Moore

    ReplyDelete
  4. Diego,
    Excelente trabajo, dónde conseguiste este modelo? qué marca es?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hola Erick,
      Es el Tie Fighter 1/72 de la marca japonesa Fine Molds, excelente calidad. También lo tienen a 1/48:
      http://www.hlj.com/product/FNMSW-02
      http://www.hlj.com/product/FNMSW-12

      Delete
    2. En las fotos el 1/72 se ve de muy buen tamaño, lo es? porque me imagino que el 1/48 puede ser ya muy grande, no?

      Delete
    3. Olvide comentar que la base es también espectacular !!!!

      Delete
    4. Es más pequeño de lo que parece en las fotos:
      http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q158/Diego_Quijano/DiegoQuijanoTieFighter.jpg

      A 1/48 a mí no me parece demasiado grande.

      Un saludo

      Q

      Delete
  5. Diego, mil gracias por la foto, ha sido de gran referencia, creo que me haré del 1/48, mis ojos ya no dan mucho para ir por el detalle que le diste a tu modelo. Me encantó y voy a seguir tu modelo como referencia. Ahí te contaré cómo me fue, espero llegar cerca de lo que has logrado. Saludos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Estoy impresionado para donde vea solo hay modelismo de primara!! Felicitaciones!

    ReplyDelete
  7. buenas Noches Diego
    trabajo verdaderamente espectacular, será posible decirme dónde has sacado las partes para hacer la base, saludos desde Portugal

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Gonçalo,
      The pieces I usedto build the grip of the base are mainly from a B-1 1/48 landing gear. It also have some scratch pieces.
      Cheers.

      Q

      Delete
  8. Hi Diego,

    stunning looking model.
    I have some Star Wars kits in stock and this kit here, too.
    Do you want to tell me how you made the glass like looking solar panels?
    Must be more behind it than a thick layer of clear coat, I guess. :)


    Best regards

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Thomas,
      The clear cover is just a thin clear plastic sheet from Evergreen:
      http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmfpilot.com%2F005-clear-styrene-sheet-evergreen-3-pack.html&h=0AQFLKnhG
      A simple trick. :)

      Q

      Delete
    2. Hi Diego,

      thanks for your quick response.
      An easy but effective trick. Guess I will give it a try. :)

      T

      Delete