Here are some early pictures of Porkin's X-wing. Everything on the model is done except for maybe a final topcoat of matte varnish. I got some 3/16" acrylic rod in the mail today that I will use to mount the model to a wooden plaque.
No, I typically don't topcoat a model and I might not even do this one. The only reason I'm considering it is because there are couple spots that aren't as matte as I would like from varnishing over the oil.
The painting on Porkins' base is complete! I will let the paint on the base dry overnight and then give it a gloss lacquer for a smoother finish. I already have the acrylic rod cut to the proper length and then I will epoxy everything together.
I'm trying to figure out what to start next (outside of some commissions I have on my plate right now)... I'm either going to do Garven Dreis' X-wing (Red Leader) or the new T-70 X-wing. Right now I'm leaning towards Red Leader but that might change after I see The Force Awakens next week!