A belated thanks, Depressis
Anyway, I've been working on and off on a couple of customs, but this is my current centerpiece on the work bench:
After reading a very interesting FSM article on weathering natural metal on a P-47 Thunderbolt, I immediately was inspired to do a similar treatment to a Star Wars ship. I picked the A-Wing for this project and went to work.
First, I removed a lot of the raised panel lines and scribed in new ones:
Then I base coated the thing with a couple of layers of silver spray paint:
Next, I detailed the engines and engine fins with some markings and washes. I'll add more washes after reassembling the fighter.
I'll also revamp the seat and cockpit with sheet styrene. Hopefully I succeed in making some decent on board computer panels and a center column. I'll use reference pictures from the Incredible Cross Sections book.
I then ran into serious painting trouble the last couple of days. It appears the spray paint I used does not accept my Tamiya and Citadel paints at all. Anyway, I decided to mask off the sides and sprayed a layer or two of Chaos Black on the middle section. I'll go over that with some Citadel blue shades, don't worry.
Panel lines have received a wash as well, which was fun to do. Also gave some panels a thinned down gunmetal wash.