UHU02 X-Wing 1:18 Scale

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by legal01, May 11, 2015.

  1. legal01

    legal01 Member

    Just a few pictures of the latest upscale project, UHU02's X-Wing into 1:18 Scale. Ive upscaled the interior but haven't built it yet. Now just to get permission to release it!.


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  2. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    ...if only I had a bigger house... :rolleyes:
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    WOOOWWW!!!! Size DOES matter! :)
  4. blake7

    blake7 Member

    Another great resize, and build Legal! I love the resized models you are doing. I don't know where you are putting them.
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    WOW! That is HUGE!
  6. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    That is so way cool! I would love to build me one of those!
  7. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I will be frank, I don't see this happening, as it opens a can of worms. If you gave him the file, with all rights and exclusivity, that might work, but I doubt, he will reply. I believe people should do this on their own. It's not really hard if you have the software. Please, do not ask for the files, or distribute them using the P.M. messaging system, because I am sure people will P.M. you, and it will turn up, pirated at that scale, then the hammer comes down. Not worth it. Really.

    That said, admire, compliment, let's leave it at that. I was going to close this thread, but won't. Starbuck, I trust you, but you give that model out to one person, and you will regret it.
  8. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Very, very, very cool. This model is also on my list. It is a great model in the size UHU02 published, but in your size it is stunning. :Congrats:
  9. legal01

    legal01 Member

    Yup, without express consent of UHU02 it stays on my hard drive only, PM requests for copies will be politely rebuffed, sorry guys.

    Thanks for the complements!
  10. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Of course, you being who you are, I do not mention this as my confidence in you is unwavering. Gotta admit, you make some fantastic scaled up models. They lose nothing, actually, I think they gain a lot, literally and figuratively. :)
  11. Marman

    Marman Member

    Wow!!!! That looks amazing.
  12. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Just for the sake of argument or problems....why not show us how you "UP-SCALED" this fine model! Then those that feel the need can "Do for them-selves"!
  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Photoshop is the easiest way. You can arrange the parts the best way, that's what I use, I still use CS3, I have CS5, though I don't find much difference, and I am not going to rent it from them, so till they make my older versions non functional, they serve me well.

    Problem is, using Photoshop is a whole software package you have to learn., and that goes beyond the scope of showing your model for peer review. It is also not cheap. There are others that upscale models using just the .pdf settings, and printing many pages. Many methods to the same end. I had the same problem when I scaled up "Lilla Weneda" by 200%. The model went from tiny to 36 inches long. 8 pages, to 36 pages. Lots of work, and I dare not share the file, as it isn't my right, even though it is freely available. :)


    Check out this thread: http://zealot.com/threads/1-24-scale-ninjatoes-mk-ii-viper.178489/
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  14. legal01

    legal01 Member

    I use Adobe Illustrator, work out the current scale and then upscale to the size i am looking for. At least with AI you can rely on vector and don't get any pixilation when you scale up.
  15. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Interesting. I did the same thing with Adobe CS3. With CS3/CS5 you can also move the parts around and join some parts together. It's just a matter of sizing the canvas. I am horrid with the proper terminology when it comes to Photoshop. :)
  16. legal01

    legal01 Member

    An update on the interior build

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  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    looks very nice..
    did you have to make extra reinforcements?
  18. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Nice and big! Very clean build. Do you work in a clean room or something?!?
  19. legal01

    legal01 Member

    dnalor, it needed some reinforcement and the internal spine is in 2mm thick card. Have added a few extra parts to the rear to make the entire wing joint much stronger and to allow the frame to brace the wings instead of just the central spine. If only I could get the go ahead form the designer then I can upload the design! :(
  20. legal01

    legal01 Member

    Nope, no clean room zathros, I haven't managed to convince the wife to allow me that yet! :)

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