B-Wing Starfighter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by tiluchi, May 1, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Wonderful and ingenious! A really fine build and the movable parts add a lot to its charme.
  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    You really nailed this one. That would make a great addition to anyone's collection. Great job, and thanks for the many tips. :)
  3. tiluchi

    tiluchi Member

    Thank you all for your comments... really.
    This one took a lot of time and work.... i'm glad you people like it. Until this point I was picking my models randomly, but mainly star wars theme. Here is where I decided to have a system. An order in wich I will pick the next model. So, I started to pick my models in order of appearance (in the movie of course). Begining with Episode IV: A new hope....
    Thanks again.... and i'll see you guys on the next thread.
  4. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    There will be a next thread..

    From a new hope....hum..
    Which model will it be?...there are so many vehicles in the first movie that are worth to Become a model.
  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    I know ti's asking too much, but... do you think you could extend a little on the hinge explanation? I thought that was really interesting!
  6. Maverick65

    Maverick65 Member

    Outstanding Job!!! Great build thread, I enjoyed it to the end. Thanks for sharing your build, I'm sure many will use it as a reference when they build there own B-Wing. (I know I will). Looking forward to yor next build. Thanks again.
  7. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Beautifully executed build. Congrats!
  8. F131

    F131 Member

  9. tiluchi

    tiluchi Member

    Well...i'll be building them in the order as they appear in the movie...so, you know what ship shows up first, right? :thumb:

    Of course... I'll try to do my best.
  10. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    You nailed this one, I look forward to your next one. This thread really showed how a simple model can be enhanced, great workmanship. :)
  11. tiluchi

    tiluchi Member

    Ok... as Rogerio Silva requested, here I will explain a little bit better about the whole wing mechanism.
    This is the thing, the pieces that I called "hinges" are horrible unfolded. As I show you before is better to cut all the components of the piece.

    Here is the piece, well... is a drawing of the piece, as it comes from the template, with all its tabs.(img1) I will name each component for a better reference(img2) then all you have to do is cut all the componnets and all the side tabs (img3) and then join 2A with 2B, 3A with 3B and 4A with 4B. Now you have only 4 components, from wich you have to reinforce with cardboard only the components 2 and 3 (img4). As you've seen in the last picture, we have to make 4 holes in each of these two components. Two holes for the AXIS PINS and two holes for the WING'S LOCKING PINS. It's time to put everything togheter again. 1 on top, 2 and 3 on the sides and 4 at the bottom.(img5)
    Once you have finished this one.... do it again...hehehe. You need two.
    [​IMG] (img1)
    [​IMG] (img2)

    After that, we do the wings. They are a little bit tricky to assemble and also need a little extra. The wings are made with two pieces. The big one is the wing per se, and the smaller one is the one that connects with the "hinge". Here we have to make the whole piece stronger so all the structure will have to be made from scratch. But it's not so hard, keep it simple for the big piece. For the small one you will only need a couple of formers (img1). First attach the formers in the positions A and B (img2) Once we have both pieces in the right shape it's time to glue them together to have the complete wing. Do this very carefully (img3). After the wings are completed it's time to do a dry run. Put everything together, wings, hinges and the main module that attach all the wings to the ship's body (img 4).
    [​IMG] (img1)
    [​IMG] (img2)
    [​IMG] (img3)
    [​IMG] (img4)

    When all it's in its right place and distance, cut what you need, then glue the hinges to the main module, and then do the following. Place the wings on the hinges and then with a fine needle, pass it thru the hinges axis holes and make a mark (just make a mark) on the wing so you can see exactly where is going to be the wing's axis hole. Do the same thing with the wing's locking hole. Repeat on the other side, and then do the other wing. (img1)
    When you have the wings marked, start to punch thru each hole VERY CAREFULY... It's not hard, just twist the needle until it is inside, and make sure that the hole is wide enough.

    Ok... if you reached this point, it means that my english is not so bad, hehehehe. you only have to put the axis pins and that's all..... You have finished!!!!. When you want to extend the wings, put the locking pins and the wings will spread freely. When you want the closed option, just remove the pins and let the magnets do the job.

    Thank you all for your interest in the thread... hope this will be useful enough for those who want to build the model.

    Un saludo. :thumb:
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Thanks very much, that was very insightful!
  13. Vargna

    Vargna New Member

    This is quite frankly pretty incredible, I'm just starting to look at making my own little fleet of Star Wars ships so this is really inspiring :)
  14. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Great Instructions. Your English is great, as is your ability to convey ideas! :)
  15. gideon1962

    gideon1962 Member

    Great attention to detail! you have more patience than I have.
  16. tiluchi

    tiluchi Member

    Thanks peolpe... This one was my first model with elaborated moving parts, and turn out pretty good at the end. See you guys on the next thread...

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