A.R.C.-170 Starfighter (Battle Damage) (Star Wars) Custom Vehicle
Custom #:47501
Name:A.R.C.-170 Starfighter (Battle Damage)
Custom Type:Vehicle
Toy Series:Star Wars
Date Added:February 26, 2013
Base Figure:hasbro ARC fighter
Height:20.00 inches
Completion Time:2.00 hours
Articulation:5 points
I've been getting good reception from my ship repaints, so figured I should keep going... This time we have the Aggressive ReConnaissance-170 Starfighter, or the A.R.C. 170 fighter featured in Star Wars Episode III. This ship was an early model of what later became an X-wing, and was flown by 2 clone pilots, a clone gunman, and an R-unit.

There was really nothing wrong with the ship from Hasbro, it just seemed a bit matte and plain to me, and I wanted it to look a little more realistic, and that it had seen some action. First thing was, I wanted to make the metal look, well, metal....so I gave everything that was grey a black paint job following by a metallic silver dry-brush to give the gun metal look. Then I painted over all of the seams of the hull with black and then wiped clean, leaving the seams look a bit rusted and used. After that it was time for the battle damage... I did a lot of black dry brushing throughout, and even used a toothpick to get some of the scratches. Then I added some silver in spots to look as if the paint was ripped away, and gave the whole ship a shellac spray to give a slightly more metal ship look.

User Comments
fitzjedi -
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Blain3 -
Sunday, March 3, 2013
NeCrollector -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
WOW! The differences between the original ship and what you've done are SPECTACULAR! What a beautiful work-of-art!
Blain3 -
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
wow, thank you so much! I really didn't think I would get such good feedback from my ship repaints!
GeekSummit -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Awww man!!! Nw I gotta do my falcon!!! Nice work man!!
Blain3 -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
YES! I can't wait to see it! I'm doing one as well, but it's the cheaper one released years ago, so not sure how good it'll turn out- but I've also got some other ships I'm working on
GeekSummit -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Nice. I picked up a couple of the mega bmf falcons @ $35 each the first time they clearanced. So I shelled one to investigate redoing the inside but YIKES!!!

I went ahead and dusted it in black but it could stand some more accent work for sure. The bar has been raised sir!!!
Blain3 -
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
WHAT! Where did you find them for $35??? That's incredible! I'm so jealous- I would redo that thing inside and out!
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