A-Wing Fighter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by loenf, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. loenf

    loenf Member

    here is my latest model, an A-Wing Fighter from Star Wars. Yes this time no Star Trek model! [​IMG] I found the model several weeks before on this side:


    I made a little modification, I build a cockpit with a transparent canopy istead of the original paper-canopy.To cut a long story short, here are some pictures:

    regards Loenf

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  2. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

    Excellent build...and the clear canopy adds a very nice touch!
  3. armecore

    armecore New Member

    looks realy good, like the cockpit

  4. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Nice work Loenf! The red and white color scheme really pops. What did you use for the clear canopy part of the build?
  5. loenf

    loenf Member

    I used the foil from blister packages. I built the canopy out of paper( negativ form), than I filled it up with gypsum. After the gypsum was hardening I was sanding and rounding the positiv form. This form I used for deep-drawing the foil from the blister pack. I heat the foil up with a heat-gun and pressed the hot foil over the gypsum-form. I had several attempts for the best result (more than 10), different blister packs, different thermal properties!

    regards Loenf

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  6. lajosba

    lajosba New Member

  7. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member


    That model looks fantastic. I have a plastic one I did years ago, and your paper one looks better!

    Great work.

  8. wedge

    wedge Member

    Great work ! This is the way how to improve our models boys :thumb: Thanks for the inspiration !
  9. munnrah

    munnrah New Member

    Really nice!!!
  10. deadlyduck

    deadlyduck New Member

    really great looking a-wing :)
  11. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    That's paper?! :eek:

    Seriously, it's a great, clean build. Very impressive!

    The only thing more you could do which would make it truly "Star Wars" is if you were to take some weathering chalk and 'grime it up'; I don't think there are any Star Wars ships that are *that* clean. :cool:
  12. loenf

    loenf Member

    Yes, I agree with you! I think, even when the ship is brand-new it looks always a little rusty. The next Star Wars Model will show some "combat damages".

    regards Loenf
  13. JakeBlues

    JakeBlues New Member

    your work is magnificent.

    what kind of paper you use?
  14. Blair

    Blair New Member

    it is unbelivable ... that is paper? ... wow :)
  15. TheBlueRoseKnight

    TheBlueRoseKnight New Member

    I have searched for an A-Wing model as nice as this one since I began papercrafting. NOTHING I have found comes close to this! Amazing find and great build!

    I like the "realistic" look, but in my view nothing beats a crisp, clean model.

    Once again, excellent job!
  16. johndenord

    johndenord New Member

    Amazing model, one of the works
  17. papermonster

    papermonster New Member

    to have what I call great creativity and imagination
    congratulations on the model you stay cool
  18. drifter83

    drifter83 New Member

    Hey just stopped in to say hi... Nice place you've got here... :)
  19. This is a great build. I recently down loaded the ETA-2 Fighter (the fighters Anikan and Obywan are flying in the opening seen of episode 3) The photos on the site I got it from had the build with a clear canopy and a detailed cockpit. I wanted to build it the same way but could not figure out how in the world they did the clear canopy. Thanks to you'r thread now I know. I still have a bit of trepidation, the cockpit is very detailed...lots of small parts i'm not good at small parts.

    Here's an X-Wing I just finished.

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  20. loenf

    loenf Member

    Very nice.
    Here's an X-Wing I finished some month ago:mrgreen:.
    Also with a clear canopy and a detailed cockpit.

    regards Loenf

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