Friday, 5 August 2022

THERE ARE MANY ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE

 Managed to get another vehicle finished for the SOS challenge, and this time it's the Blade Wing Prototype. The first time this vehicle was seen was the film " Return of the Jedi" back then it was referred to as the B-Wing, and was part of the rebel armada that destroyed the second Death Star. The next time it was seen was in the series "Star Wars Rebels" where we got to see the prototype version on it's maiden voyage piloted by Hera Syndulla.


I went for the prototype colour scheme for several reasons, the model was based on that version, and I got to paint a ship in something other than grey or white, I've left off my normal weathering, as it's a ship that hasn't seen much action. Below is the reference picture of the Prototype, and below that is the original version seen in ROTJ.


We have now passed the half way point on the challenge, and there has been some outstanding entries already, we still have almost four weeks left, so you still have time if you want to join in. So that's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

16 comments:

  1. Big fan of the B-Wing, Dave. Possibly my fave of the Star Wars Rebel ships, and your paint-job is excellent. Is that a model kit or something you picked up on Etsy..?

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    1. Thank you Simon, I also like the B-Wing, in fact all the rebel ships to be honest ! LOL This is a 3D print that I found on Ebay, just need to find a Y-wing and then I have one of each type of Rebel fighter and bomber, still have a few Imperials to find as well ! LOL

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  2. Love this Dave and like Simon, thought this was such a great ship when it first appeared. So pleased when it got its own backstory in Rebels.

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    1. Thank you Michael, it has such a unique look to it, as do all the Star Wars ships, the backstory really added to the character of the ship, and also explained why it was there for ROTJ, now if they gave a reason behind the A-Wing as well that would be awesome ! LOL

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  3. Everyone loves the B wing. Those that don’t are wrong in the head.
    That thing looks massive! Now all you need is some sort of hanger set up and the scenario of imps assaulting a rebel hanger will write itself. ­čśÇ

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    1. Thank you Stewart, indeed what's not to love about a ship that's so original ! LOL
      It is rather large, about a foot and a half long, had a similar idea of a rebel outpost/ temporary camp, then the Imps assaulting it, good to know we are on the same wavelength.

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  4. Wow, that's amazing looking. I do wonder where you manage to store all of these gigantic Star Wars pieces - and all the rest for that matter!

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    1. Thank you Azazel, I currently have a lot of shelves that are starting to fill up rapidly ! LOL eventually I will have a custom shelving unit that will hold even more.

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  5. John@justneedsvarnish7 August 2022 at 04:36

    Crikey, that's brilliant Dave! :-) I really like your colour scheme - hard enough to get those colours to look right on a small model let alone one this size! I remain committed to finishing some scenery before the end of the challenge but I need to progress it carefully so that it doesn't get upstaged by my wife's decoupage projects!

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    1. Thank you John, I actually made it harder for myself by using a old pot of Tamiya Orange, that dries super quick, but it was the right shade, so fought on through with it ! LOL No worries on the challenge John, and slow and steady will get the best results, I have the same problem with my children's creativity ! LOL

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  6. Beautiful work indeed. The colour is absolutely delightful, I love this!!

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    1. Thank you Suber, can't take credit for the colour choices, as I was just emulating what was in the series, but I think they turned out well.

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  7. Great job on the B-Wing, Dave! I love the orange and white colours and it's such a cool and unique spaceship, almost up there with the X-Wing.

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    1. Thank you Matt, when I saw it in Rebels I thought it was very striking, and as the model was the prototype, just had to have a go. I think all the ships from the original trilogy were very unique and iconic, the model makers did a fantastic job.

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