Building my own x-wing

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    YES after the millenium falcon..which went fairly good..
    Now i go for the real stuff… the Imcold X-wing. :inw:
    This fighter is a lean mean fighting machine..without to much place for errors.….on the falcon that wasn’t a big problem…
    So I hope I can do this to.
    I started with the nose-cone ..today the cuts ..tomorrow the glueing parts.
    Also I’m thinking about the mainframe…I want to make it from metal..because i think that a carton mainframe wouldn’t be strong enough.

    the picture is A1 en the small paper is A4

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You my friend, are very ambitious. I wish you the best of luck with it.
    Your work on the Millennium Falcon was FANTASTIC.
    This should easily rival it with no problems.

    I wish you the best of luck with it.
  3. Zathros

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    This will be fun!! :)
  4. Jackrum

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    Ooo I built this, go SLOWLY!
  5. F131

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    BIG X-Wing......this is going to be incredible.
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I start slowly...and hopefully i finish with a nice x wing...or with a pile of paper :)
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    Good luck with it! The nose-cone is probably the most complicated part to shape on the whole fuselage, after that it should be easier. Did you considered using wood instead of metal? Should be much easier to work with.
  8. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    humm...lucky me...i hoped the cone was an easy start :)
    I thinking about wood..but metal is not as thick as wood...and more paper like...maybe easier?

    But i'm still thinking what i should do...
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Hum....the nose is difficult..it has to warp on serval sides..
    And my hot glue gun is hot on my fingers when holding the nose :) (of the xwing)


    But it looks nice..:)

    Also yesterday in front of the tv i build the R2 unit..i only need to build his legs then he is ready.

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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Wow!!! Very nice indeed.
    That is going to be one BIG X-WING.
  11. bf109

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    omg, another thread to follow :)
  12. Zathros

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    On my that is one big bird. This will be very interesting! :)
  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    YES i'm ready with my R2 :)

    i'm also started with the cockpit but i think i have to build first the fuselage before glue the complete cockpit together...

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  14. dnalor

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    hum...Nothing fancy today.
    Only started with cutting the frame pieces.

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  15. dnalor

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    All cockpit parts are ready..
    Now the fuselage
    and then i can glue everything in place..

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  16. Inv8r_timmy

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    Jeebus, that`s bigger than studio scale on Red2, isn`t itÉ! Where are you going to put all this stuffÉ :) Any chance you`ll release your layout after you`re doneÉ I`ve been afraid to start the IMCOLD X after looking at all the teeny-tiny pieces with multiple folds, and a giant version seems less intimidating somehow (yeah, apart from the `explaining to the wife` part that is).
    Looking at your framing, does that mean you`re not going to try a metal armature after allÉ
  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Well..i still have a corner in my computer room where this one would fit fine..
    And this is the IMCOLD x-wing.
    I only blown it up..from A4 to A1..
    So everything became a lot bigger.

    But i still are a little scared about some parts..

    And yes my master plan was to build the chassis from metal..
    But after study-ing the parts i don't know if that's possible,
    because of the many loose parts in the back.

    So i'm looking for a way to go pass that.
  18. dnalor

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    a rainy weekend..
    And this is all i did

    And i did the cockpit windows wrong..
    I did first all the cuting and then the folding..
    And now i know that that is wrong.

    Now i have to re-do that piece to get a sharp fold.

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    My droidplate update
    And the chassis is almost ready.
    i have placed an metal strip, what will be attached to the metal strip in the nose piece. (not shown).

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  20. dnalor

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    little update.
    I'm started with cutting the hull (underside).
    glued the alu-strip to the nose chassis.

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