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Okay, I guess I've decided to go total old school & leave out the 'glass' in the cockpit windows just like in the filming miniatures. Which means, for consistency's sake, that I have to carve out the gunner windows. Oh... fun... ;) View attachment 316654
If you can't pull it off, may I suggest?:

 

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If you can't pull it off, may I suggest?:

I think I can pull it off, I just don't want to.
But this is a great alternative in case I break the fine bits- thanks a lot! I'll probably end up ordering them...LOL
EDIT: I did order them. Just because I can do a thing does not mean I must do a thing. I'm giving myself a break.
Thanks again, man!
 

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I think I can pull it off, I just don't want to.
But this is a great alternative in case I break the fine bits- thanks a lot! I'll probably end up ordering them...LOL
EDIT: I did order them. Just because I can do a thing does not mean I must do a thing. I'm giving myself a break.
Thanks again, man!
You're welcome. Tony aka 308 Bits does good work.
 

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Now that this cockpit will be more visible, I touched up Chewie's fur colour a little, straightened a line here & there, poked faces to suggest features, & put the whites in 3PO's eyes (yeah, he's a little 'bug-eyed' here, but it works for him being in back...).
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Just did a little pre-shading today. By the time the turret well rings get here she should be mostly painted & ready for final assembly.
Also, I'm doing something I haven't done in untold ages- I'm painting this thing 100% by brush. I honestly can't recall the last time I did that. Probably in the 70's. It's so small, and the detail on this is so fine I don't want layers of rattle can paint on it (and I'm not gonna get an airbrush to mix paint just for this). Which means, either it will be an against-the-odds success, or a miserable failure. I'm betting on the former, but like Conan said, we shall see... ;)
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Love the work on the miniature figures Chris!
And the last photo is pretty much in focus.
Do you happen to have an iPad?
That鈥檚 what I use for all my WIP photos.
anyway, great work so far. 馃憤馃徏

Love your courage deciding to brush paint this too.

Carry on!
 

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Looks in focus to me as well. Are you talking about the back ground being fuzzy? That is depth of field.
 
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More pre-shading, some deeper dark grays. Tomorrow I get the turret well rings to install.
Gotta ask here- I got this kit from someone in the U.S. on eBay for $60 + shipping. I was just thinking I might want a second one in case I wanted to do it again someday, and now I can't find it for under $100! Okay, $70 from Japan, but more for shipping. Why did the price suddenly go up?:unsure:

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About time to choose a colour. I'm pretty much gonna go with this look, I think. I'm not looking to duplicate the studio model as much as just make it look how I see it onscreen. That would be a super-light gray with maybe a hint of cream... as a base colour. Then dirt.
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