Monday, June 27, 2011

The "Captured X-Wing" work: Fine Molds 1/72.

Another Star Wars work. Yep, I love this saga. The Fine Molds kit is excellent, so easy to assemble that I felt the necessity to add some detailing. The scratch job is mostly made with styrene pieces, as usual. Painted with Model Air acrylics, I pre-shaded before the white paint. The red markings were painted using masks instead of using the decals, I think paint them is easier. The panel lines were marked with a sliding pencil. I think that the trick for a nice finish of this kind of ships is to make a sharp profiling of the raised elements, this is especially important on the panel behind the R-2 unit, I used black oil paint diluted with enamel thinner for this task. I wanted to display the ship with the wings in attack position so I needed to build some jacks to support the ship. Probably the Rebels would have a better system to do the maintenance of the ships so this gave me the idea that this subject might be a captured fighter being examined in some imperial facility. I add an imperial pilot in the cockpit to enhance that idea though in some picture you may notice that he is kind of distracted.

Diego Quijano.


  1. That is an impressive build Diego. Great story line too.
    Thumbs up all the way


  2. Diego, este modelo también lo has conseguido en hlj, es el siguiente?


  3. Hola Diego excelente trabajo, una pregunta vendes la pieza??

    1. Hola Alexander,
      Ya tengo la maqueta medio apalabrada con otro comprador. Gracias por el interés de todas formas. :)