Previously I had repainted a HWK-290 for my friend Billy, as he can no longer paint due to health issues. Recently he acquired a 2nd Millennium Falcon after buying an X-Wing collection from someone getting out of the game, and he asked me to repaint it for him.
Billy: Paint it anyway you like.
Me: What's your favorite color?
Billy: Pink, but please don't paint my YT that!
lol, for my effort he gave me an excess X-Wing that he had also gotten from his purchase. Generally Billy doesn't name his larger ships as I do, however I dubbed the YT Ol' Ironsides (which is also Billy's nickname for his father).
|Unlike my own YT Scarlet Harlot, I wanted this YT to look like it was well past its prime.|
|I opted for an orange engine glow to contrast with the ship's paint job.|
|A liberal dose of GW's Ryza Rust helped to achieve the beat-up look.|