Imcold X-Wing - discussion/building thread (http://xwingpm.wz.cz/)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by starbuck, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Small steps to get the X-Wing.
    As mentioned the back plate in the described way and the start of the structure.
    All parts glued to card-board, what also means that the small parts have to be adjusted as described in the description.

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  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Enclosed the picture of the structure.
    Not sure what to do with part 10. In the description it is connected with an ?. So I do not miss this part so far. Any suggestions to the use of part 10?
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    Next the bottom part of the hull. Part 17 not found in the description. - Any ideas?

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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I must say you are really making this model square and true. This will really help you down the line, just remember, to keep it that way, whatever you do on one side, do on the other!! :)
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is coming together nicely.
  5. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    :)
    Bottom hull attached - wanted to start with upper hull, but now I am not sure whether it might be better to
    start with the cockpit.
    I will cut all the necessary parts and try to assemble without using glue to check how the assambly works best.

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  6. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Part 10 is not necesary, I did not use it. But it is suppose to go to the front fuselage (see instruction for fuselage, there is 10(?) description in front of the upper fuselage)

    Part F17 goes where I have the hole in bottom fuselage
    20171108213752-318402-full.jpg

    I did top part of hull like on this photo:
    20110515131622-118421-full.jpg
    When I was in this stage I made cockpit and put it in:
    20101230130445-100035-full.jpg
  7. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    thumbsup@bigpetr
    Thank you very much for showing your way. I will do it the same way.
  8. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Looking really great Starbuck!
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    YEP! Great idea with the figure; I think I have one of them, too. :)
  10. starbuck

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    Following the tips of bigbetr the cockpit got ready.
    Next also the basis for the droid plate.
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    Next steps finalizing the hull.

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  11. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Looking fantastic Starbuck!
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are making great progress on this project.
  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your best yet. Fix the corner on the front right side of the Pilot's view, front of cockpit, to tuck it in a bit, should be an easy fix. ;)
  14. starbuck

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    @ zathros - I think I know what you mean:
    upload_2019-3-6_20-43-0.png
    thx for the tip - will do so.
    I started with the next parts - and noticed too late that maybe part 11 might be better than part 10. I thought that it might be possible to wrap part 11 at the end of the process, but
    it does not work.
    So I will do the next one using part 11 and then check which way I will do all 4 engines.
    Pictures to follow.

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  15. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    It should work as you wrote. E3 is inner part, E10 is outer part and E11 wraps around E10.

    I woud do it his way: Start with E11, then dry fit E10 and adjust so it fits and then dry fit E3 and adjust so it fits
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  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The body panel fits on this are excellent!! ;)
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  17. starbuck

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    Thx bigpetr.
    I did E11 on E10 - when dry - formed to the desired ring form. Rest as described in the instruction.
    See picture for comparison - one with E11 and one without.
    Will do all with E-11.
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    Forgot to mention: to avoid white edges I painted all parts before putting together.

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  18. starbuck

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    Oh, forgot to ask:
    What are the two parts P3 for?
    I did not see any use in the instruction. - Thx in advance for any idea.
  19. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    I do it the same. It is common practice I think - to paint edges before assembly.

    P3 are for this:
    kg-red2-xwing-reference-022-a.jpg

    I do not know if P3 will work with mooving wings. I did not do them moovable so after I glued wings in position I used P3 to cover the area.
  20. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Deffinitely use E11, it looks much better:).
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