Incom T65 x-wing Finemolds 1/48
If RJ Mitchell (god bless him) had been born a long time ago in a galaxy far far away he would have come up with this, Surely the X wing is the most fantastic space craft design ever.The Finemolds kit was typical of a Japanese kit maker that is to say amazing,the only flaw with this kit is that the canopy glass should be tinted,I tried dipping it in Johnsons clear mixed with Tamiya smoke but it just gathered at the lowest point so I washed it off and left well alone.
I decided to mask of and paint the wing/fuselage markings myself though I did use a couple of the kit decals and added a few bits of stenciling from my spares box ,I achieved the battle damage to the red paint by using Maskol in little blobs and wiping it off after painting a technique I have wanted to try for a while.She's dirtied up using a combination of artists oils ,Tamiya smoke ,charcoal and crushed up pencil graphite, I really had fun with this one.
Your comments please N.
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