Resistance T-65 X-Wing

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Uwe Kaeding
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Resistance T-65 X-Wing

Post by Uwe Kaeding » April 2nd, 2016, 11:56 am

A bit late in starting on something for this group build but I decided to build one of the 1/72 Bandai T-65 X-Wings in Resistance colours. The theory behind it is that the Resistance is short of equipment and they found a still operational T-65 somewhere (maybe dragged it out of a museum), painted it in their colours and use is as a squadron hack, if they need a machine to get from one base to another.

I basically built the kit straight out of the box and gave it a patchwork of different coloured panels, some with paint and some with the kit decals:
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Then I mixed up some Resistance blue, trying to get close to the colours of the Bandai T-70 decals and sprayed the fuselage and wings after masking:
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Next up is some pretty heavy weathering, given that this is meant to be a 30-odd year old ship.

BTW the base is made using a molding from an FM base and the rest made from shapes cut from 1.5 mm thick styrene - I've also made one for the T-70 kit as I prefer the look of the FM bases to the busy Bandai ones:
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Re: Resistance T-65 X-Wing

Post by nicholassagan » April 2nd, 2016, 7:33 pm

Nice idea! I was going to do the inverse...T-70 in T-65 markings :P

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Re: Resistance T-65 X-Wing

Post by dano985 » April 2nd, 2016, 8:07 pm

Cool! Great idea!!!

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Re: Resistance T-65 X-Wing

Post by Uwe Kaeding » April 3rd, 2016, 6:37 am

Thanks guys, I actually quite like this colour scheme on the OT X-Wing. Anyway, its done - here are the finished photos:
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