Building my own x-wing

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    well..

    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

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    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

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    It looks awesome!
  4. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    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

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    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 Moderator

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

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

    :inw:





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  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes...

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

    Lets the soldering begin...

    [YOUTUBE]QPRavE4r5es[/YOUTUBE]

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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"!! :)




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  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    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.
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  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    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

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

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    Looking GREAT!!!! :thumb: