Christopher Mullins This is an older one from Revell but it is one of the few commercial airliners that Revell has that is not totally messed up. It can be a bit hard to find these days but it is worth the build if these kind of aircraft interest you
1. June, 17:58
Christopher Mullins I already built this kit, but I did an after build review for it on YouTube. I think its a really good kit but a couple things that people need to watch out for when they build it. It also has some nice decals in it.
Here is a link to the video.
Treehugger I made sure to get one (1:72) at a nice price early on before the kits became expensive, much more expensive than the X-Wing models apparently. There is also the 1:144 scale version of the Y-Wing which you ought to check out (cheap), which is a nice model to have on the table in front of you.
Fun little detail: So I have a black'ish glass cabinet (the wooden parts painted black), and I've noticed that these small Bandai models that comes with a black stand.. the models looks like they hover in the air inside the cabinet which is a fun illusion. This looks really nice for the tiny (smallest) Star Destoyer model Bandai put out.
29. December 2019, 14:58
Christopher Mullins I have a display case, but its not black, but it may be an idea to get some black construction paper and surround the shelf where I have my star wars models, maybe but some holes in it for stars or something, maybe an idea
1. January, 11:41
Chaz Gordon I have a pile of the Bandai droids to build, the quality of the moulding on those is outstanding, looking forward to see how this one goes together
Christopher Mullins So I started on the cockpit, pilot, Astromech unit, and the main fuselage now, I got he front piece except the interior mainly finished, waiting for the pilot to dry so I can continue painting it, and trying to decide whether I should use the older or newer astromech droid. I already sis some weathering on the front piece, the light grey plastic just does not look the part, these Y wings were old and beat up, so it has to be weathered pretty heavily I think.
29. December 2019, 12:25
Christopher Mullins This is about done, this is not even the most recent picture, the whole middle section is a medium grey now, I will be adding two shades of brown in a wash on the fuselage, then I will be putting some light grey back over it on the outermost parts to give it some shading, the pilot is also finished, this one turned out much better than the pilot on the B wing, skin tones seem to be very hard to get to look right.
2. February, 12:23
Tom The weathering looks great. I have an X-Wing on the bench and after seeing this, I think I will do the same. Is the grey wash branded or your own mix?
2. February, 13:48
Christopher Mullins it is revell 77, i put some paint on it, like crazily fast over a section, let it dry for just a couple of minutes, then wiped off most of it with a q tip dipped in thinner
Christopher Mullins This is actually where I am at now. The medium gray in the middle will not stay that way. I plan on doing a couple of light washes of brown and red brown first, Then on the details sticking out will go a lighter grey to match the front. I have to paint the head of the droid but the pilot is done. This pilot was much easier than the B wing pilot cause hes wearing a helmet, I have a lot of problem trying to so these small faces, not to mention Im not all that good a figures anyways. I plan on graying up the front a little more with some battle damage and such as well.
Christopher Mullins and its finished, ordered some new brushes which I needed to paint the droid. Think it looks pretty good, now I need a snowspeeder and an A wing, and maybe a Tie Interceptor, even though I have the old MPC one to build still.
7. February, 10:49
Tom Excellent, looks great Christopher, great finish!
USS Saratoga (CV-3) US Navy (1794-now) CV 3 | Pacific 193x | Navy grey\Deck grey\Mahogany Flight Deck
2. February, 12:25
Christopher Mullins Here is the USS Saratoga. It is a prewar type, yellow and silver aircraft and a maroon deck. I am waiting on some paint for the hull though, will be using Humbrol 127, best I could find, it is so expensive to order paint from here. got another coat done on the deck and most of the superstructure is finished, so far I have only lost two parts, one wont be noticeable, but one is on top of the bridge, can be seen int he picture of it.
3. February, 08:27
Christopher Mullins The deck is about finished, but I think it needs more red to it, maybe ill try a wash to change the color a bit. Started on the aircraft as well, got 9 out of 24 built but they are gonna take awhile to get em painted. The stack is finished, the rest of the superstructure is built and I got the deck gray on it. I think it is turning out pretty good for my first aircraft carrier, got 2 more to build, the Yorktown (CV 10) ans Akagi as well, and think I want to get the Enterprise CV 6 as well. The rigging isn't going to be easy either, and the only rigging examples I found of it is from other models, it doesn't even come with the little masts though fore and aft so Ill have to make those too.
M M Very nice. I will be following along. I want to try one of these bandi kits.
20. January 2019, 15:30
Christopher Mullins They are easy to build, and the detail seems pretty good I think. A lot better than the old MPC and AMT kits. Never had one of the kits from Fine Molds so I cant compare to that though. They seems to be made for all ages too, a kid could easily snap it together, without any problems or paint and it comes with stickers and decals, so that makes it easier for the kiddies. I wil be getting the Bandai A wing and probably the Y wing as well. Would like an AT AT as well
24. January 2019, 06:55
Christopher Mullins oh and the landing gear, I dont see any, it has just the stand. I dont even know where the landing gear is supposed to be on the B wing, did they even show it on the films? Cant remember. Think I need to watch em again soon though.
Christopher Mullins Got this yesterday and already started on it. Was surprised I found one of these still, and think it looks pretty good for the age of the kit.
4. July 2019, 08:43
Christopher Mullins This is coming along pretty fast, even though it only has a half engine, the underneath still looks descent I think. the rest seems to fit together OK, I dont like how they do some of the seams though, it was the same with the Italeri HEMMT, weird seams. The engine looks like it is a bit crooked too.
5. July 2019, 17:31
Christopher Mullins A couple of problems here, it should have to Sincgars antennas and a Brush guard. It seems like those parts are made by a couple of companies if I can just get them here. Or maybe revell could send me an extra antenae.
5. July 2019, 22:39
Christopher Mullins Gonna do some kit bashing here to get what i need to make one, anyone need the leftovers?
6. July 2019, 16:59
Christopher Mullins almost finished, put some details on it and decals, which I am doing specially with my old unit and everything, so that might take awhile, and gonna have to realign the tarp on top, didnt dry right
Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver US Navy (1794-now) VB-88 207 | USS Essex April 1945 | White, Light Blue, Light grey
19. October 2018, 17:27
Christopher Mullins Started another one last night while I was waiting on parts from the Ki 43 to dry. This looks like a great detailed kit, lots of internal detail. This looks like a re release of an old Monogram kit, it is also stamped Monogram 1997 on some parts. Good year, when I graduated. This will be my last WWII US Navy build I think, even though I may someday get a better Corsair because the one I have so so undetailed, it looks like a one of the older models that were really meant to play with back in the day. Anyways, this has good enough detail to be u[p there with the Avenger. Too bad more companies dont do this type of work.
19. October 2018, 17:33
Christopher Mullins Been working on the flaps, there is a lot from the wing you have to take off to get em on, got one side prepped but its taking some time.
23. July 2019, 17:17
Christopher Mullins Well, I've come much further with this one, the flaps are on, the camo is mostly painted, and working now on the painting on the tail. Thinking this one is turning out pretty good, even though it has taken so long, or maybe because Ive spent so much time on it.
2. February, 11:38
Thomas Bischoff Brush painting the Navy 3-tone scheme is a challenge! Looks good to me
4. February, 17:21
Christopher Mullins I like the Testors Navy Blue, but, I cant get it anymore, I have enough to finish this kit, but then, Ill have to go with the Humbrol Navy Blue, which I find is really too dark. I dont really have a problem painting this scheme, I like hand painting camo, even if its doesn't always have the desired border, especially when it is faded, its hard to accomplish with a brush, but I find close enough is good enough. I like my stuff to look good and be as accurate as possible with colors, but I dont have the money to special order every color I should use on every model I have, so I think if its about right its good, and doesn't have to be 100 percent perfect. I have a problem painting the design on the tail, no motivation. Sometimes I dont like Revell very much.
Treehugger Your photos are dark. You can maybe just adjust the camera, but more light is always better imo.
2. February, 12:23
Christopher Mullins Yeah, the lighting has been really bad the last few days, just dark clouds and rain, ill have to bring it into the kitchen, we have some better light there. cant use my light in my den because it shines too much off the paint. BTW, this paint is supposed to be satin and it sure looks pretty glossy to me, gonna require a semi matt clearcoat.