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Colonial Viper

Like the X-Wing model uploaded earlier, this is an oldie from the bottom of a cardboard box filled with childhood scale models. I ran into this today as I cleared a couple of shelves in the basement.


This is a Monogram model I got with great expectations after the wonderful X-Wing. I was so disappointed when I found out that this was a very, very simple model which had no pilot nor a cockpit, just the canopy with black decals for windows. Also, the kit had no orange stripe decals for the bottom, only top. Maybe that's why I was a bit more adventurous with the matchstick weathering. I wanted this to look mean, so, pushing the envelope, the matchstick flame melted the plastic here and there during the process. The damage actually looks allright now (not really visible from this angle), this one just looks battered, as if it's seen a lot of interstellar action.


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Taken on August 3, 2012