Monday, September 11, 2006

V-Wing Shadow Pilot

Figure Era: ROTS/TSC
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: Fan Fiction
Difficulty: Easy











Recipe

Parts
1 TSC Clone Pilot (Shadow Pilot)
1 custom V-Wing Pilot head cast from Bantha5

Paint

Model Master Acrylic Gloss Black (4695)

helmet, chest box

Polly Scale Br. Ex. Dk. Sea Gray (F505264)
front of belt, buttons on chest box

Polly Scale Dark Blue (F505023) (RLM 24)
buttons on chest box


Directions
Cut the air hoses from the clone pilot's helmet right where they join the helmet. Snap the cast V-Wing pilot head onto the figure and super glue the air hoses back in place.

All that's left is to paint!


References

Sunday, September 10, 2006

V-Wing Pilot

Figure Era: ROTS
Year: 2006
Primary Appearance: Star Wars, Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith
Difficulty: Easy

The color scheme for this figure was based off of the Attacktix V-Wing Pilot figure, as I couldn't find any reference pictures that were more "official".









Recipe

Parts
1 TSC Clone Pilot (Shadow Pilot)
1 custom V-Wing Pilot head cast from Bantha5

Paint
Polly Scale Br. Ex. Dk. Sea Gray (F505264)
straps on chest armor, air hoses, belt buckle
dry brush used on light gray areas

Polly Scale Light Gray (505061) (RLM 76)
gloves, boots, helmet, torso, chest plate

Polly Scale Night Black (505214) (RLM 22)
visor, stripe on helmet, buttons on chest plate, touch-ups on black uniform torso, chest plate

9:1
Water
Polly Scale Br. Ex. Dk. Sea Gray (F505264)

wash used on light gray areas


Directions
Cut the air hoses from the clone pilot's helmet right where they join the helmet. Snap the cast V-Wing pilot head onto the figure and super glue the air hoses back in place.

All that's left is to paint! Note that it can take 3-4 coats of the light gray paint to cover up the underlying black. It may have been easier to use a white-and-gray clone pilot instead of the black one, as far as this was concerned, and to paint the necessary areas black. However, all the joints on the final figure need to be black, so I figured that using the black clone pilot would keep me from having to paint the joints and worrying about the paint chipping off with repeated movement.


References