FineMolds TIE Interceptor
Once again FineMolds produced a great little kit. Straightforward with no big surprises, the TIE Interceptor kit looks great on the shelf next to my FineMolds TIE Fighter.
If you have assembled the standard TIE, this kit comes together in exactly the same way. The cockpit is the first assembly and then the wings come in two parts for easier painting. The black panels can be painted separately and then installed into the frames.
What separates the Fighter from the Interceptor is the paint job. In the movies Interceptors had a bluish hue compared to the standard grey of the Fighter. I achieved this look by combining flat white with intermediate blue. I really like the result.
In addition, I only minimally weathered this kit with a wash and a few smudges here and there. Imperial fighters are just too replaceable to be around long enough to show a lot of wear.
Next up looks to be the FineMolds Y-Wing and finishing off some more of the Bandai figure kits.