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X-Wing Revisited by Hikaru84 X-Wing Revisited by Hikaru84
This is a photographic composition of the X-Wing Model finished with a Hasbro Legacy Tie Fighter enhanced to a studio scale model standard to give more action to this photo session.
I chose to paint Luke's Red 5. It took me a week to paint all the weathering and different panel color details studying all the possible reference material of Luke's fighter ( Not much left I must say)
I am still working on this model as still needs more weathering on the fuselage to resemble the magnificent paint job the ILM modelers did so long ago.
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Eugene79 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Аwesome!!! Great Work!!!
Quigonjinncosplay Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has ACTION inside ! One of my absolut favourites here! Love all the details and shades! Great work ! :jarksaber:
jerryhazard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent work - modeling and photography...  I've just recently acquired several X Wing kits (smaller scale though, including the Finemolds Xwing) and have embarked on a mission to one day end up with a Studio Scale X Wing or Tie, or both.  But I have to put some work in first and see if I'm worthy, haha.

Love the paint/markings and weathering (so far on this) - thanks for sharing!
Hikaru84 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Thanks friend, I have many more pics of the X-Wing at my website:…

 Before painting my studio scale X-Wing I practiced on the 1/48th AMT X-Wing, 1/72 amt Falcon, these modelsare here in my gallery too.
chichiboy Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
as an original trilogy fanboy I say

Hikaru84 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013

Thanks mate!
DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Extremely nice work! What is the X-Wing manufacturer or did you scratch build it?
Hikaru84 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hi there, thanks for your words.
The X-Wing from the pic is a resin copy of an original X-Wing scratch built by me. You may see some pictures of the construction process in the X-Wing folder in my gallery in the following link:

DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your very welcome Rod!

Thank you for the link! You have some truly amazing talent! I plan on building some of the older kits from MPC and AMT and maybe try some from a company called "FineMolds". I hope you won't mind if I need some help from time to time with them.

Hikaru84 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thanks for your words Darin.
I also build some MPC kits. I painted and MPC/AMT X-Wing as practice for painting the 1/24th X-wing Red 5 scheme, Luke's X-Wing. I modified it by changing the cockpit and taking the clear plastic out of the canopy to make it look more studio scale like. I also changed the guns for bronze tubes because the plastic guns are awful and pasted a bolt on the rear of the ship to attached to a stand.
Here are some pics of the AMT X-Wing and a AMT Falcon:

I am building another AMT Falcon heavily modified. There's something very wrong about the disc side walls of the AMT Falcon as they have the same height as the mandible walls.
The AMT Falcon is quite a good kit representation of the big (167 cm long) ANH Falcon model.
But to make it more accurate you need to cut the mandibles out of the disc to make them thinner in height in relation to the disc side walls. Yo can see in the pics of the one I build that it looks fat if built without modifications.
I'll soon post some pics of the modified AMT kit :)
The Falcon is my favorite ship so sorry if this reply went to long! XD
DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your very welcome!

Thank you far all the great info and links to your pictures!

No, a reply never too long especially when it has this much great info!

Thanks again,

Hikaru84 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Are you planing on building the AMT Falcon or the Fine Molds?
The Fine Molds falcon is a replica of the Empire Strikes Back 3 foot model that is very different in shape and detail from the 5 foot model from Star Wars A new Hope. I prefer the 5 footer so that is why I've built 3 AMT Falcons trying to make it more accurate.
DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
From looking at the pictures, I would like to build the Fine Molds version of the Falcon, X-Wing and Tie Fighters, but I have no experience with that company. Are the models as good as the pictures look like? I have a couple on eBay that I'm watching and haven't pulled the pin and purchased them yet. Any advice?

May I ask where you get your pictures of the studio models to follow for building yours?

Thanks and Merry Christmas if you celebrate it!

Hikaru84 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The Fine Molds models are very high quality models, they are the best Star Wars plastic models kits on the market, that's for sure. I just must say that the X-Wing fuselage shape is nice but it is far from a perfect replica of the shape of the original Filming models. I know this because I thought I could use it to build my 1/24 X-Wing fuselage and after the very long study I did on the X-Wing fuselage, I realized the Fine Molds X-Wing is far from accurate.
Anyway it is still a very beautiful kit, and the best around.
A couplle of friends of mine from Austria, built a replica fuselage for the fine molds X-Wing, take a look at it at his web site Darin:

I hope it helps!
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wario7793 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice!
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