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Not Another Tank
Apologies that it's been a while. Life often gets in the way. And in this case, I'm going to be welcoming my first kid pretty soon. So, I may or may not be taking a hiatus for a long time. I hope to keep working and keep updating from time to time. Recently, I have been adding a lot of entries to the Fantasy Flight Scale lists, and I've been checking over a lot of the older references.
However, I did purchase (well, pre-order 5 months ago), the TX-130 Saber Tank from the Fantasy Flight Legion line. I loved this hovertank since it's appearance in The Clone Wars video game in 2002. It was fast, powerful, and it looks damn cool. The new model from Legion is 1/48 scale roughly, and it actually comes on sprues. I've included some pics in case anyone is interested. I could definitely detail the kit, but it's a great kit nonetheless.
Finished the Frigate
The Nebulon-B Frigate is done. I have a little over 30 pics in the gallery, so check it out the Frigate's page here.
Bandai Rogue One vehicles
Just finished the 2 other vehicles from Bandai's Rogue One set: the U-wing and TIE Striker, both in 1/144 scale. I think the U-wing came out great. I painted a lot of the panels differently and used a great decal set for the dark blue markings. Then I weathered the heck out of it. I probably could have gone further, but I was ready to be done.
Well, here's the unveiling. I was molding a hand...my hand, for use in a diorama. I wanted to make the fallen Jedi statue on Jedha, or at least the hand. I used a water hose attachment as the lightsaber, and molded everything in Play-Doh. Then I cast it in a type of plaster. I have more info on the official Jedha Statue page.
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy. Any questions or feedback, don't hesitate to email or comment.
Getting back into it – Bandai Rogue One
It's been a long time since I really got a joy out of painting, weathering, and finishing a model. So, I've recently been jumping back in with the Bandai Rogue One set, the one with the U-wing, TIE Striker, and Imperial Combat Assault Tanks in 1/144 scale. Currently, I've actually finished the TIE Striker. Many thanks go out to Dannon Marsh, who makes some excellent masks for the TIE Striker.
For the U-wing, I'm using Nicholas Sagan's multi-pack of U-wing decals. They need to be cut as close to the marking as possible, but they go on excellently with Mr. Mark Setter and Softer. The Combat Assault Tanks (unpictured) are in the early paint stages.
Now, there's something else I'm working on, which I hope to finish this week. I don't want to spoil it. However, it uses Play-Doh, Durham's Water Putty, and a watering hose attachment. Can you guess what it might be?