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

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

  1. Dagger

    Dagger New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    285
    Greetings Starbuck, I build planes in scale 1/200 with paper of 75-80grs, I learned to handle this very fine paper, at the beginning you will want to make a bun and throw it away, then you take care. It is more delicate, tends to To be dented before a slight pressure and it does not give you time to correct unions, when gluing you must be very careful. The advantages, cutting is very easy and when sticking you do not have to wait long to continue, it adheres quickly.
    starbuck likes this.
  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    First parts done and I can agree what Dagger mentioned.
    Although the parts are made of thin paper I plan to give some parts a thicker layer. Especially the end parts of the tubes where applicable.

    Attached Files:

    Revell-Fan and lyter1958 like this.
  3. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Got it so far. Made some mistakes. Therefore it is good that I made the test build. Part 13 -short time a mystery. But then found out. Cut it. see picture.

    Attached Files:

  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    You are doing a great job on this project.
    It is good that you are using a bamboo skewer for rigidity with the gun system.
  5. bigpetr

    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    783
    Nice work, choose the wooden sticks as streight as possible. Paper part wrapped around them will not correct curved sticks.
  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Test build finalized with errors - see picture. (fast build just to check the placement of the parts)
    @ Pattern - they are on the other side of the cannon - and I will send a picture when I will make the cannons again. Unbenannt.JPG
    Revell-Fan and lyter1958 like this.
  7. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Your are right - I saw it during the build - now searching for other ones ;-))
    zathros and Rhaven Blaack like this.
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    8,570
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    I would suggest going to your local dollar store and getting a pack of bamboo skewers and using them for such.
    zathros and lyter1958 like this.
  9. zathros

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

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    10,385
    Likes Received:
    5,565
    They have tons of round stock at 90% of all hobby stores, usually for $1.50 a stick, with is 24" long. ;)
    Revell-Fan likes this.
  10. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,129
    Likes Received:
    1,302
    Wood Dowels 50 pack of 150mm x 2.5mm at Walmart, in the craft section... In the cake /decoration section, they have Wilson Candy sticks that are rolled paper200mm x 4mm (and probably other types and sizes), cotton swabs (for ears) on paper rolled, usable length approx 80 mm x 2.4 mm ( you can pull scrape and sand the cotton off!)

    The swabs and the candy sticks can also be water formed as it does not take but to moisten them in warm water and carefully and slowly bend them into shape and then let dry!!
    xaero892, zathros and lyter1958 like this.
  11. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Thanks for the tips. Got my sticks.

    Start of the cannons.

    Attached Files:

  12. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Good to have done the test build.
    All parts fit perfect.

    First done - three to go.

    Attached Files:

    zathros, Revell-Fan, Dagger and 6 others like this.
  13. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Next parts. Following the instruction. No problems so far. One ready -3 more to do.

    Attached Files:

  14. Dagger

    Dagger New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    285
    Very well done Starbuck, it looks very good, and difficult.
  15. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Thx. Yes it is a detailed model and it seems to be difficult, but if you do it with patience and if you read the instruction carefully, then
    everything comes together nicely.
    And if you you have a problem - place it here in this forum, and you will receive help.
    I remember my build of the millenium falcon. I asked within the building thread whether a radar dish as seen in EP7 is available anywhere in the net.
    The answer was no, but BIGPETR CREATED ONE!!
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  16. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Next parts. I had to adjust the front end of the stick to be able to wrap the paper around the stick completely. Used my knife and a file.
    —————
    At the moment I am not sure how to build part 15. Cut? Fold? Any ideas?

    Attached Files:

    zathros and Rhaven Blaack like this.
  17. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    663
    Looks like cut, fold the grey sides over the white core, the curl into the C shape, the longest grey side is the outside of the curl...
    starbuck likes this.
  18. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Thats exact the way it is. Cut all three and curl it into shape.
    Next parts prepared....

    Attached Files:

    zathros, lyter1958 and micahrogers like this.
  19. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    8D8E6E86-3CB3-45C8-9551-BAE2A44FFB9F.jpeg Ready for final assembly.
  20. zathros

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

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    10,385
    Likes Received:
    5,565
    Fix the gun tip of the left gun, it's crooked compared to the other 3. You would not want that detracting from this beauty! :)
    starbuck and Gandolf50 like this.