LEGO Luke X-Wing Pilot!

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by DAVESTAR, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

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    Hi Davestar. just peeked in here for the first time. This is a great thread on a great subject. I echo Uyraell comment - informative, enjoyable and funny (and fun).

    I don't know if it's mentioned in Revell-Fans thread on metallic stock, but one technique worth mentioning is testing the back of the sheet. If you can print on the back, mirroring the parts in some other graphic program and printing the pattern on the back of the page works very well.

    Some photocopiers even have a mirror feature. A local print shop might be able to mirror it on to the back side of the sheet. Assuming the paper can handle being fed through a copier.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    Steve
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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Hi, Steve! A pleasure to see you again! :) Printing on the back side is one idea I hadn't thought of because I used card which was coated on both sides. Great tip for those who use card which is coated on one side only! :)
  3. DAVESTAR

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    Thanks for the tip Steve - I still dread working on that piece!
    Been out on vacation but ready to finish Lego Luke! (Hopefully before the next movie comes out!)
    Started back on the helmet. The part on the left fits the head snuggly already.
    Helmet.jpg
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  4. DAVESTAR

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    Ok, finally finished the helmet today. There were more tabs in the inner helmet and the two "blocks" on the outside of the helmet. Again I still recommend folding the tabs down and gluing them for extra strength.

    The inner helmet pictured below was very snug so I cut a slit in the back of it so it would fit easier. With just the inner helmet on it reminds me of the "Sound of Music" or a Roman helmet...
    LegoLuke-Hat.jpg

    Here is the completed helmet. Let's just say this one has seen a lot of action and is dented all over...:blackeye:
    LegoLuke-Helmet.jpg

    On to the dreaded saber handle... Of course my paper craft Lego Luke is so strong with the force he doesn't need a handle...:rolleyes:
    LegoLuke-ArmSaber.jpg

    Is it just me or are all the sentences ending with ...:sorry:
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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This project is really coming together nicely!
    As Steve said, this thread is informative, enjoyable and funny (and fun). I am enjoying watching it every step of the way!
    I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
  6. DAVESTAR

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    Hey, printing mirror worked.
    Now the issue is the stuff is so thick it is falling apart when folded.
    See the edges in the picture below. I suppose I can peal off the extra two layers...

    LeoLuke-ChromeLayers.jpg
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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You can either peal off the extra layers, or you can glue the layers together (for added strength).
  8. zathros

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    That is some really big Lego's you're churning out there! Awesome! :)
  9. DAVESTAR

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    Thanks Rhaven and zathros - it is taking tape and extra glue to keep these parts together!

    In the meantime...

    Terror of Paper Lego Luke!
    terror-of-mechagodzilla-surprise-head-800x310.jpg LegoLukeVsGodzilla800.jpg

    (perspective is off - he's not that much smaller...)
  10. DAVESTAR

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    Some more of the handle parts. I must admit I am pretty close to just making a nice common gray handle...
    Extra cutting required to remove chrome
    LLCutChrome.jpg LLHandleRings.jpg

    Moving on...
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    DAVESTAR Active Member

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    5 months later...

    All done. The chrome handle was awkward for me. I may go back someday and make a nice bargain priced light grey handle.
    It was easier to cut off the chrome before folding. The last four parts of the handle are "wedged" in with no glue since they fit so snug.

    LegoLuke-Finished.jpg LegoLukeR2D2.jpg

    A very fun project - I would recommend it to anyone - the light saber is the extra challenge due to the materials.

    Thanks for following along.
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  12. Revell-Fan

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    Excellent build! Thank you very much for sharing! Your thread was very entertaining! :)
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC JOB on this model!!!
    It is INDEED, an INTERESTING thread!!!
  14. DAVESTAR

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    Forgot to add these...:snaphappy:

    LegoLukeReflections.jpg LegoLukeParts.jpg

    Thanks everyone!
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  15. zathros

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    That is great looking Luke Lego. Fantastic.
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  17. DAVESTAR

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    My son wanted to have his Lego build pictured shaking hands with mine...:snaphappy:
    LLL.jpg
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