It’s been a busy start to the New Year at work as I expected, and things have got a little busier this week with another project also for the end of January that I need to manage. That’s pretty much wiped out my intended painting efforts for the next few weeks!
Todays the first day in a couple of weeks that I’ve had to actually get any painting done at all, although last week I did do a little cleaning up of the A-Wing panel line scribing to get it ready for painting.
With having today off work, and being quite pleased with the result of the X-Wing, I thought I’d crack on with a “new” simple model. Although I still have a Blood Claw on the go, and had started looking at my old Millennium Falcon again, I wanted a smaller model to chip away at too. The one I chose was one I bought around 6 or 7 years ago from eBay; an old AMT/ERTL A-Wing.
Although I’ve had a little painting time this week, mostly it’s been spent on practicing blending, glazing and feathering techniques on the Blood Claw. This takes a while, and doesn’t show up well enough on camera, so I’ve not posted anything about it. He’s very much turned into more of a test model. I think there’s a small chance I may just figure out how to smooth out transitions better with a brush, which means I may relegate the airbrush down to undercoating and basecoats, but that may be getting well ahead of myself hahaha.
I bought a Millennium Falcon model from Amazon. I opened the box with excitement, only to be hugely disappointed by what I found. Flimsy plastic, poor sculpt quality, and worse; the most horrendous cockpit “detail” you could imagine. In fact, it’s an insult to refer to the cockpit as having “detail”.
Today a new model was dropped off by my parents after I had a delivery sent over to them. It came in a big box from Amazon. This generally is full of packaging, so imagine my surprise when I opened the outer packaging and saw this:
I purchased this on a whim, without knowing too much about it. It was not cheap. I saw the size, and took a gamble that this was a Revell re-box of the Zvezda Star Destroyer. Looking at pictures of the kit online, I’m pretty sure it is, but I haven’t been able to confirm 100% in writing anywhere. Even if it isn’t, it looks great in the box, and it is absolutely huge!
This is something going into the stash, and is not going to be one I work on in the short term, but it’s one I think will be really awesome.
I’ve always loved the shape and design of the Star Destroyer – I’m pretty sure it’s one of several Star Wars spaceships that pretty much started my obsession with models and miniatures!