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CONTESTS AND GROUP BUILDS => STAR WARS GB => Topic started by: Quaralane on Sat Dec, 30, 2017, 04:57:PM

Title: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Dec, 30, 2017, 04:57:PM
Quick little build to finish out 2017.
Working with the Revell 'Build N Play' Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter in roughly 1/70 scale
(http://i.imgur.com/vUVyaeA.jpg)

There are a good number of parts, and they are fairly well detailed for a snap kit. Panel lines may be a little deep, though.
(http://i.imgur.com/xkYA6B5.jpg)

Build time was about twenty minutes, all told.
Kit goes together fairly well, with no really huge seams.
You do need to decide on filling the battery pack and the speaker grill. For me, I decided to just build it up and give it a black wash to bring out the details
(http://i.imgur.com/BdXbSqr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TlvfDJU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bZoAbbM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b7pUEZ6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/j4ElJ8I.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hWqmLXG.jpg)

Just for fun, I took a pic with the Bandai 1/72 TIE Advanced that belonged to his grandfather.
I think Kylo may be compensating a bit....
(http://i.imgur.com/jKlbWtb.jpg)

Youtube link:
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Mister 4x4 on Sat Dec, 30, 2017, 05:17:PM
Sweet!  That looks amazingly awesome for a snapper.  Methinks I need to learn the ways of the wash now. ;)
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Dec, 30, 2017, 10:24:PM
--chuckles
Glad you liked it, Eric.
Washes can be VERY useful
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: blakeh1 on Mon Jan, 01, 2018, 12:09:AM
Looks great. The design is growing on me

I think I will need to pick one of these up. I'm doubtful that Bandai will release one

thanks for the comparison shot as well
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Quaralane on Mon Jan, 01, 2018, 01:31:PM
Thanks
I have a feeling they might, blakeh1. Just may take them a bit to get to it.
In the mean time, it's still a decent little kit
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Jan, 16, 2018, 08:50:AM
Nice job as always Q.
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Quaralane on Tue Jan, 16, 2018, 11:47:PM
Thank you kindly, Mr G
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Wed Jan, 17, 2018, 02:54:AM
Looks great for a snap kit- but the black button and the obvious hinge for the cockpit need some love to look less toy-like.

From the movie, I had no idea the ship was so HUGE!
Overcompensating indeed!
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Grendels on Wed Jan, 17, 2018, 02:46:PM
I could tell it was large in the movie......

Nicely done!
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Quaralane on Thu Jan, 18, 2018, 12:06:AM
Jason, were I to do this one as a more serious model build, I'd likely deal with that, as well as the seams around the battery box.
This was for fun.

Thanks, John
Title: Re: Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Fri Jan, 19, 2018, 12:38:PM
Jason, were I to do this one as a more serious model build, I'd likely deal with that, as well as the seams around the battery box.
This was for fun.

Thanks, John
That's the beauty of such models- you could always strip it and repaint it years later if you want.