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)
This repaint I used as a Dagger Squadron ship, or a thematic Red Squadron ship. It’s been modded to be fully rotational as with my other B-Wing mods. A few freehand rebel logos on the wings make it really stand out. Continue reading Custom Repaint: B-Wing Red Squadron with Rebel Logo
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?
Continue reading Not Quite A Repaint
This is one of my favorite Y-Wings I moded. The custom turret is made from chopping the barrels off a battleship model gun. The base of the turret was some cut plastic sprue. Continue reading Custom Repaint: Y-Wing Gold Squadron
Here is an X-Wing I repainted in the colours of Green Squadron.
Continue reading Custom Repaint: Green Squadron X-Wing
Here is a Green Squadron A-Wing completely repainted. The model was first stripped of all factory paint by placing it into a jar of brake fluid.
Continue reading Custom Repaint: Green Squad A-Wing
This is a repaint I did to change up the look of a standard Blue Squadron B-Wing. It’s been modded to be fully rotational as usual and I wanted to try a freehand rebel logo on the wing. It came out rather well. Continue reading Custom Repaint: B-Wing Blue Squadron with Rebel Logo
This was a fairly quick touch up job on the stock FFG A-Wing. In my opinion, the A-Wing is one of the best looking pre-paints in the X-Wing line. The colours are great, the model is beautiful, everything is good “out of the box” so all the A-Wing needs is a little bit of TLC to make it really stand out.
Continue reading Custom Repaint: Tycho’s A-Wing
This is probably my favorite X-Wing repaint I have done to date. I do love the glowing engines in my Millennium Falcon, but playing Star Wars as a kid, I was always Luke Skywalker and my best friend Han Solo, so Luke’s X-Wing has a soft spot in my heart. Continue reading Custom Repaint: Red 5 Luke Skywalker, standing by
Another Yakuza inspired ship, this time a Y-wing which will forever be known as the YakWing. The old wishbone is about as fast as a Yak so the name certainly fits. Continue reading Custom Repaint: Scum & Villainy Y-wing – The YakWing