A few months ago i bought this kit on ebay for 40 USD. While i'm waiting for Mr. Laws to produce my TS Commander i thought that i'd give this a go while i wait.
I first started by building the larger sections of the space ship, canons, wings etc. I also gave them and the pecies still left in the spruce a layer of Games Workshop (GW) Skull white as a primer and sprayed all the "unseen interior" with GW Chaos Black. This is because i intend to put LED's inside of it and i don't want any light bleeding through the hull.
Tonight i focused my attention to the rear radar dish assembly which is placed underneath the ship
Still left in the spruce and with a layer of GW Skull white for primer. Eventhoug it is not screen accurate i've fallen in love with panels and panel lines since i saw the SW exhibit and wanted some of that on my Slave 1 as well. I imagine that with a beat up and banged up ship like slave 1 is bound to have to replace some of the panels on the radar dish at some point... eventhough this is not shown on screen or on the actual screen used model. but like the thread says.. this is the customized version!
The weathering on this was done by first adding a watered down layer of GW Fortress Grey followed by several washes of GW Codex Grey. The "rust" was a GW Gryphonne Sepia with a really, really thin brush. The other panel lines where hand painted using the same brush but with GW Badab Black. Some of the streaks from the panel lines was also done with the same Badab Black. For the streaks along the circumference i dry brushed GW Badab Black as well as chruned it around in the centre to give it that "accumilated dirt" look. This was followed by a dry brush of GW Gunbolt Metal. I finished up with taking my really, really thin brush and adding spots of GW Gunbolt metal and quickly draging a finger over it to make a streak. This is supposed to be micro-impacts from depris in space. I also added some "rust" around some of the "holes"
After i finish the radar dish i intend to start working on the cockpit... and i've got a few suprieses there waiting for you... stay tuned. But have patiance.. i intend to take my sweet time with this one..
Oh.. if this is the wrong section, feel free to move it to the Sarlacc pit..