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Painting Blue One (c. Battle of Scarif/Yavin – with some of Red Squadron)

Ok, so… these repaints of the FFG X-Wing minis started as a “hey wouldn’t it be fun if…” sort of thing. I picked up a starter set and set to work on repainting the T-65 X-Wing that came with the set. After that – and leading up to the release of Rogue One – I went down the rabbit hole of hunting for LFL archive images, RPF articles, and the like for any and every reference of the hero models I could find of the original Red Squadron X-Wings from A New Hope. 

From there, I discovered that not every fighter in Red Squadron had been created – as a matter of fact, for most of the shots in A New Hope, many of the X-Wings are duplicate shots of Reds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (poor Porkins…).  With the notable exception of Red 12 – which gave some insight on how to handle the wing markings past Red 6. Continue reading Painting Blue One (c. Battle of Scarif/Yavin – with some of Red Squadron)

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Not Quite A Repaint

A LONG TIME AGO…

The first time I saw the X-Wing Miniatures Core Set, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Tie Fighters.  The detailed sculpt, the black wash on the grey scheme, the glossy cockpit window, they genuinely looked as though they’d been hand painted with care.  As my gaze shifted over to the T-65 X-Wing, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed.  The sculpt was nice, impressively detailed, but the factory paintjob left a lot to be desired.  This was supposed to be Luke Skywalker, Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, or another heroe of the Rebellion.  Why did it have to look so bland?

core set

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