TIE interceptor vs X wing
This is a small Starwars diorama showing a brave TIE interceptor pilot defending the space lanes from rebel scum.
The kits used were the Revell snap together kits.
There is a slight scale difference between them but In this context I don’t think it’s a big deal.
Painting and weathering were fairly straight forward using Tamiya acrylics and oil washes.
I painted the Interceptor with the red stripes of the 181st Imperial fighter wing.
The explosion effect was made using several LED lights and cotton wool sprayed black, yellow and orange.
I used several LEDs as while these lights shine brightly they only really do so in one direction and I wanted to show the light within the explosion coming from several directions.
The parts of the X wing were mounted on a simple frame of brass rod onto which I attached the LEDs and then wrapped it in cotton wool until I had a shape I was happy with.
It’s the first time I tried something like this and I was surprised how easy it was to get a nice explosion effect.
Hope you like it.
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