Building my own x-wing

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

  1. Thagomizer

    Thagomizer New Member

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    Looks good! I'll have to try one of these. The X-wing is one of my favourite SF vehicle designs.
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes you should try this x wing..
    it's one of the best around...

    AND offcourse one of the greatest spaceships EVER ...(my opinion)

    I have almost complete the back engines.....almost :)

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  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    damn a big network shutdown at work :)

    so 1 x wing pilot helmet made....:)


    and DAMN that's hard this small.

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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is a BEAUTIFUL helmet. Your work is simply AMAZING!!!

    So what prop room did you get the helmet from and where did you get such large tweezers?
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I know the guy who has this website. He does AWSOME work.

    I am glad to see that you are going to make the pilot as well. godd choice.
    I look forward to seeing it.

    Keep up the GREAT work.
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    i first printed the pilot on A4 but that's small.....even tweezers wouldn't work..

    i don't know how your friend does it....respect.

    This figure is printed on A1...and for me it's to small..:)
    but it looks nice enough for me..
    i hope i can make the arms and body...

    because as close as the pictures you will never come again..the ship when everything goes well will be hung to the ceiling...
    And then everything looks great at a distance :-D

    And i think i go looking for some real glasses instead of a yellow sheet.

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  8. Zathros

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    Man, that is the most incredible head! That's really impressive. You never cease to amaze me. That is really awesome!! :)
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :) thanks...the head is really super..

    The body without the details is a little less..
    But i hope with the details it will fit will look great.

    But the main part.. i have a figure for my x wing :) YEAH....:-D
    And from the display-distance you will only see the head...

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  10. anthony344

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    totally awesome mate:thumb:
  11. Zathros

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    The body really has the look of an armature. You could easily dress it up if you think you need too. The body looks like an armature, you could easily add onto it, but depending on how you mount the craft, it might not be worth it because you won't see it anyways. Great job, great workmanship! :)
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Thanks for the supporting words..

    I want to give the pilot his black belt and his white vest.
    Then he is ready to fly..:)
  13. zombieofthepast

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    Wow! This has to be one of the biggest X-Wing fighters ever! I saw there were some questions of what scale it was earlier in the thread. The original is 1/48, so printed on A1 rather than A4 it would, in fact, be 1/12 scale. That's giant!
  14. jmc1765

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    Great build.

    Impressive work! looks like it's going to be huge!:thumb:
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I like the addition of the pilot (even if it does need a little work). It definitely finishes the model.
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    HUM..

    And now?..is the pilot ready..

    I think that this is it.
    I thought about the gloves...but i think i don't do them.
    i changed the visor for a real one :)


    also i found the tubes for attaching the engine parts..front and back.
    i hope they work..

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  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes..
    the backside of the engines are attached to the front engines..
    My Father had a nice glasfiber-tube which fits great..thanks Dad :)

    Also every engine has 4 cables for 2 leds each..
    I used CAT6 network cables they are thin..and work great for the LEDS. (i hope)

    And i hope i get the effect i want.

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    dnalor Active Member

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    Ok today the arduino arrived, incl 20 leds..

    Now starts my wonderful journey into the world of programming :)

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  19. F131

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    Support, support, SUPPORT!!!!!:thumb:
  20. Zathros

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    Excellent, Looking forward to seeing this "turn on"! :)