Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fighters Preparing for Attack!

These are some of the 'fleet scale' fighters from Studio Bergstrom:

Primed in white are an X-Wing squadron http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-wing and a Y-Wing squadron http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Y-wing (12 ea), primed in grey are two TIE squadrons http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_series (12 ea). Pictured with them are two WoC rebel ships, the Assault Frigate and Rebel Cruiser. Certainly these fighters scale in much better with these ships then the WoC ones do! They're about .5-1.0cm in demensions, around 1/1000 in scale. For their size they've nice details.

The models are metal, and do have some mold lines and flak. After careful consideration of time, tiny size, etc, Decided to just trim the flak and leave the mold lines - they just aren't worth removing on something so small! Rinsed them in hot water and cleaned them with a soft toothbrush to remove the mold powder. Primed them in my usual white and grey primers (Armory, I think) and glued them to piano wire of varied heights to give a 3-D feel to the tabletop. These models come with pin-holes on the bottom, pins and rubber bases. They're quite nice and a good value I think.

Painting the TIEs seems a bit harder then the X or Ys, but I'm working on it. Presently, I'm trying a dark grey for the solar panels and a light/lighter grey drybrushing. That and a black/grey dip should do them fine. More as this develops!

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