After seeing so many repaints on the forums I finally cracked and got to work on my fleets.
Started with just wanting to light up the engine glows but it's hard to just stop there.
Once I started dirtying up one X-wing I couldn't stop and kept going lining all the ships with Deep or Dark wash from Army Painter. Then of course I had to do the yellow markings and the red number markings, then i started looking at the movie models and adding more markings like the candy stripes, the red lines around the engine intakes and the heap of yellow on Wedge's X-wing and of course all the R2 units painted silver then colours ove the top.
Used a mix of Model Color fleuro magenta and orange to get the right colour then a bit of white mixed in then straight white in the middle to get the nice glow effect. For the big ships I pulled out the airbrush
So far I've only done the glow on these, need to get to work on detailing up the rest and converting one of the Falcons
also made some asteroids from lava rocks
One thing is that after painting the Rogue squadron markings on you feel compelled to run them as the characters instead of just Rookie pilots. In their 1st game they seem to gain some luck though since even Biggs managed not to die and you can see Wedge lining up a sweet Expose shot. Can see a few of my tokens I designed too in the last few shots.