Building my own x-wing

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    @pathron zero:

    Those deathstar tiles are great..i would lilke to have a deathstar wall..

    Do you have any papercraft version of it?..
    i have looked for them but never found them.

    The pilot has his place found in the x wing.
    Head is fixed..
    i glued the windows in place.

    the cockpit hatch will be sealed at monday.

    Also at home i'm finnalizing the guns...i forgot to build the back piece of the guns.

    after that the guns can be installed on the wings.

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  2. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    I've not had much success either finding the tiles as a papercraft project other than full color 'flat' playmats for miniatures. What might be the easiest method to replicate such would be to sculpt blueboard as a bas-relief, in that fashion you could manage the depth of detail you choose to add.

    Just remember that the miniature shops at ILM employed a lot of 'found' objects and widgets to dress out those tiles so let you imagination and creativity run amok for your wall treatment !
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is looking really FANTASTIC!!!
    I like the detail that you have been putting into this model.
    It is absolutely flawless.
  4. Banyon

    Banyon New Member

    Wow... Thats all I can say... Just... Wow...
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Today i strengthed the guns..
    and put a fibre rod into the core of the guns.
    As result that they are more straight.

    I glued gun 1 and 2 to the wings..but some how the 3 tabs can't hold them up..
    Maybe i let them on there one to fast...or i have to build a little extra flap.

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  6. imcold

    imcold Member

    Beware, the laser mainly rests on the part W36 (using CA glue might be a good idea), the W37 parts are slightly on the side and help to fix the cannon in a straight line - so it's 4 connection points in total. I'm attaching a pic to to illustrate this. And yes, this really should have been in the instruction sheet in the first place - my fault, it's there now.

    And of course - good work! You're approaching the finish line :)

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  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member


    That's why they fall onto the wing :)
    i hope i can detache the guns and reglue them ...


  8. F131

    F131 Member

    Flipping amazing!
  9. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    I agree, really excellent work going on! I'm certainly impressed.

    But one thing bothers me, or rather intrigues me... that picture collage... it looks fascinating! Can we see more? I take it's your work? Very creative!
  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    i think i did something stupid.. to glue 2 wings in 1 time..
    let's see if it works..


    i tried to put the laser as told on your picture..
    but it didn't look good..
    my own solution was to make some double little flaps..
    to hold up the flaps..

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  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    WOOOW! Where can I get the kit you used?
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    it's the imcold x wing only a little bigger..
    and with some bigger problems :)
  13. imcold

    imcold Member

    Improvisations are welcomed :) I guess the cannons must be pretty heavy.
  14. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    "The weight of war, lies heavy upon our shoulders......
    But, the cannons of power, raise upon high, our withering hope....."

  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Yes the cannons are a little heavy..but not as heavy as the engines...
    i'm glad that the engines are close to the fuselage that is better for the mounting point..

    I hope the wings don't collapse when they are in battle position...that i'm really scared for.
  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    RedBull.........? sign1
  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Today i tried to lift up the x wing..
    And the wings stayed down.......

    Didn't looked good.
    So i have to think for an easy fix......and find him fast.

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  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    The 4 wings are installed..


    My solution of my weak wings is...when the glue is dry i want to place the
    x wing with the nose up.
    then open the wings and install 4 metal rods for the upper wings.
    the under wings i glue some plastic sheets to strenghten the attaching to the folding mechanic.
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    You could try those milled brass angle strips that you get in hobby shops as an internal support for the weight. You could slide it up the inside of the wings, and join them in the fuselage, with pivots, so that the wings can be put into the required positions...


    I dont know how much damage you would have to do to the existing build to do it thou.....:confused:
  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    That build is looking fantastic, the detail is superb!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    Looking forward to seeing it in battle mode.... :mrgreen:

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