Building my own x-wing

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

  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member


    The problem is the wings are closed and filled up with a sheet of carton to give it more strenght.
    The wings are attached to the engines..but the underside of the engine is also an open engine so i cannot use a copperbeam which goes from the one to the other wing.
    Also i have a metal tube in the fuselage which is used to make it sturdy...wing mechanics and to install the x wing to the wall mount..

    and because of the tube i cannot use a large beam to attach the 2 opposit wings.

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  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    i slept a WHOLE night about my wing problem..
    And the only way i could imagine was to fixate the wings in my position i want..(that's the battle mode)

    So i glue them to the hull and i hope that they will stay up.

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  3. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    It looks awesome!
  4. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Damn! That looks like a studio model!
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thanks for the info! :thumb: I didn't know that this was the kit's name; just thought you misspelled the company that made the X-Wings (Incom) :oops::oops::oops:..! Your build is fantastic..! I LOVE IT!
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You did an OUTSTANDING job on this model.
    This is definitely studio (and museum) quality work.
    KUDOS to you on a FINE job, well done.
    I like how you have it mounted to the way.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thanks for the link! :thumb:
    This is truly the best X-Wing model I have ever seen. WOW!:inw:
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Daamned!! That is a great link there. I thank you and the "force" is with you!:thumb:


  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member


    today the x wing mounted again and the wings stay in battle mode :)

    Lets the soldering begin...


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  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You would get a fortune for that model if you ever decided to sell it. I know people say, "No one could pay me enough", and that is usually true, but I think you would be surprised how close they would come to "pay me enough"!! :)

  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    I'm open for bidding :)

    nah, just kidding.....he looks just to great to sell..

    I hope that i get a tie fighter to go with it....but that's still in progress....

    first i have to get those light working.
  13. imcold

    imcold Member

  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

  15. imcold

    imcold Member

    Shame about the unreleased one, it looks top notch. I didn't know about Ninjatoes' one (seems like we took a similar approach to some sections), it looks pretty good as well!
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    yes the unreleased one looks like a great model....but i think many details are only painted on it..the same problem i had with the falcon.

    Ninjatoes one looks great but i don't know his painting skills...
    The paint can give the fighter a step to another level..or give it a toy-feeling.

    And your art...well i worked a little with it and untill now its mind blowing..
    So i think and hope that your magic will shine on the tie-fighter and give it the same quality as the x wing to the tie fighter.

    And then i'm a lucky fan.
  17. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    I totally agree with you on imcold's work - they are amazing!!!!
    I'm also waiting for his TIE Fighter... ;)
  18. F131

    F131 Member

  19. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    At the moment i'm connecting all the cables...

    and yes i made mistakes with the connection part...:)

    But untill now all the leds work.
    The engine burn and flicker..
    the R2 i tested a few of his leds.

    Only i have to change the program a little
    because i don't connect some of the leds in serial.

    example the engine i wanted to connect all the 4 leds in serial.
    but i saw that the flicker leds didn't burn that much..
    so i scaled that down to 2 leds in serial and that works perfect.

    the same with the cockpit..
    i wanted to put some LEDs together but now they are getting all there own connector on the ARDUINO
    this way is als when i want i can change the light-program without any large problem.

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  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Looking GREAT!!!! :thumb:

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