login   |    register
Science Fiction: Star Wars
Discuss Star Wars kits until you fall into the Sarlac pit.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Revell 1:57 Resistance A-Wing
Cbacon84
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: October 10, 2012
entire network: 105 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
I know these kits tend to get a bad rap in terms of accuracy and the fact that they are part toy with the sound and light feature. But I do love me some A-wings so I picked it up with the intent of doing some minor work on it to see if i could make it look better.



Out of the Box it doesn't look half bad, granted the details are basic but it would be acceptable for a kid to pop this together and have a fun toy to play around with



the one major let down with this kit is that the blasters are hallowed out which I hate and don't really see a reason why. you could fill them if you wanted to, but unless you are doing a full repaint from scratch it probably more trouble then its worth. hopefully we get a Bandai kit of this model of the A-wing down the line.



Giving it a basic pin wash does bring out some more detail and makes it look a lot better, though I don't know if its the plastic or some kind of coating Revell put on the kit after painting it but even after washing the parts the Mig panel line wash seemed to not take to the plastic as well as it should so multiple applications are needed, however this might be mitigated if you spray an additional acrylic sealing coat on the kit before adding the wash



Last bit that i have done so far is do a basic paint of the cockpit so its not just a flat grey slab, not my best as it was a quick job and its hard to get the brush into all the small spaces but still I think it adds a lot

Klaus-Adler
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
MODELGEEK
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Member Since: June 08, 2015
entire network: 498 Posts
KitMaker Network: 16 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 11:40 AM GMT+7
You've done a great job of that kit and I agree that they do get a bad write up but that might have something to do with their odd scales.

Bandai have released a version of this kit in 1/72 scale in Return of the Jedi colours if you're interested.
Cbacon84
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: October 10, 2012
entire network: 105 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 06:15 PM GMT+7
Ya I do think the box scale does have something to do with it. I also just got the Bandai A-wing and it is indeed a nice kit. still would like to see this guy here in 1/72 scale as just like with the X-wings in EP 7-8 they went back to the concept art for the A-wing when creating the Resistance A-wing from what i can tell comparing the two it has a longer nose and bigger engine pylons as well as having the cockpit pushed back rather then the more central location on the RotJ A-wing
Cbacon84
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: October 10, 2012
entire network: 105 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:20 PM GMT+7
Got a little more done. painted and washed the blaster mounts and panel washed the fins
Cbacon84
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: October 10, 2012
entire network: 105 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:44 PM GMT+7
another small bit done with the blasters given a wash and the rings added to the back of the pylons and adding the front of the canopy. overall I am happy with the blasters but think i could have done a bit better on the larger surfaces with the wash. Also i drilled out the barrels of the blaster to give them a bit more realistic look.
Cbacon84
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: October 10, 2012
entire network: 105 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
added the wash to the pylons think its was ok, think next time going to use a slightly thicker wash been using only the panel wash for everything just for consistency but I think im finding its a little thin for larger areas.