Star Wars A-Wing Kit Masters
I'll Have Just A Trim And Bit Of A Smarten Up Please.
How ya doing folks and folkettes?
Right then, time for some trimming and a bit of primer flingin' about now.
First up, a bit of filling in and then a polish and prime for the side guns.
The likewise for the canopy frame.
Not too shabby thus far and certainly summat to work with.
Well next on the agenda, the instrument panel and pilot.
Well i'd sorted the instrument panel shroud more or less.
Time to tinker the main instrument panel together and done in short order with much plasticard and some sliced up 1mm rod.
Threw some 0.5mm brass wire in for good measure and the mess came out looking like this...
To this was added a shade surround of sorts.
Then a bottom plate was made up to box it all in in prep for the lighting thing to come.
Lastly, a dose of primer added.
Sorted to a reasonable degree so onward methinks!
Possibly In Need Of A New Suit...
And a new head probably wouldn't go amiss either.
Well here is the original body and head.
The vest type thing practically fell off.
I dunno what plastic figure kit the body and head came from judging by the shirt, not that it matters really.
It's a usable piece with a bit of work.
Dunno about the head though, well time for my mate sculpey I reckon.
Some messing about, grinding of teeth, baking and priming later we get this...
Not perfect but it will suffice for the purpose, maybe a smidgen bigger than it should be but I just can't be asked to do another so that how it is.
A bit more of a clean up and surface defect curing to get done but meanwhile...
To the body.
Well after some scraping about, a fair amount of plastic removal to his rear to make him sit a bit more snug in the seat, a goodly dollop of Milliput, this was the result.
Well now, the arms went in for a bit of work and some mounting pegs so to speak and will be cast separate, the head attached to the body and much primer was thrown about said bodily bits.
Now with them chicken legs, he do look like he wearing clowns feet I agree.
However when all in the cockpit, it's not going to notice at all.
By way of demonstration, we get this.
Due to the re-work, the cockpit tub will have to be dropped by about 5mm but that's no biggie.
Actually, this may be an opportunity for some side panel detailing to make the cockpit look really busy.
Works for me!
That's your lot for now people, more to come over the weekend so stay tuned and go easy all!