So finally off to a start
First stumbling block
I did not notice before priming that 3 of the 5 stripes are actually etched in as panel lines
Why only 3 of the 5, no idea. It's Revell
This makes doing blue leader a problem.
So I tried hastily filling them in after sanding away some of the primer
I think I might just bite the bullet and paint it up as Blue 3 instead. No ref pics I can find on it, only Blue Leader, so I will mostly just make it up
For painting the X-wing, I wanted to try what some studio scale modelers suggest. Paint a black base and white over-spray that doesn't quite cover everywhere
I got a little heavy handed in parts, but overall, not too bad
As as relative sizes. You can see the pilots are nearly the same, so am going with the assumption the ships are nearly the same. The AT-ACT is supposedly close to 1/110. Might be a little on the smaller side, but close enough to stand in the background
I really didn't want to do many mods. but there are a couple things that might hinder me or bug me
Second stumbling block. The heat sinks on the guns. They are horrible. They are just painted lines. Not looking forward to scratching them, but I really think I should. Then again. I want a quick easy build. I have to keep reminding myself this is more of a "trial run" for some painting techniques and colors I want to try. I can always do a "take 2" with Bandai's far superior 1/144 versions later.
Screw You Revell
Third stumbling black is the U-wing interior. To make room for the crappy sound effect module, it takes up the whole interior, and worse, it is one big part.
I had planned on having it with the doors open, and adding a gunner, but that part leaves no room
without the part you can see all the way through to the other door like you are supposed to be able to do
So now do I start chopping up that part, or just do a doors closed one
again Screw you Revell