Metal Earth Models of the Star Wars Universe

Discussion in 'OTHER MATERIALS' started by starbuck, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Sorry I did not make picutures of the build.
    Best Tip I can give (for all models) - before closing parts check whether other parts have to be added to this part. If possible add them before closing the
    big part although the instruction says to close it first.
    Beside the guns I do not remember any hints. Round parts (like cockpit) are always a challange.
    Good luck and have fun.
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  2. starbuck

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    Another one finished - Kylo Ren´s Shuttle.
    Was an rather easy model - recommended for beginners.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have this kit (as well as a few others). I have not put it together yet. I will be using this thread as a guide when I start them.
  4. starbuck

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    Just follow the instruction - then the model will come together nicely.
    You always have an engraved side and one which is not. If it is not clear from the description - just check what should be visible - this is the engraved side.
    Check whether parts have to be inserted on other parts before closing them. The description sometimes closes the part and then you have the problem that it is very hard to fix the additional parts.
    Good luck for your Metal Earth projects.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you very much for the advice.
  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Enclosed the latest puzzle finished. X-wing from episode 7.
    It is a rather easy model to build. Just look closely to the instuction to avoid mistakes regarding engraphed and non engraphed side.
    And a photo of all star wars models done til now.

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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    The Force is strong with you, young Starbuck, you might just be a (model) Jedi! (with apologties to Vader ;))
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  8. starbuck

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    IMG_3842.JPG Aaaand Star Wars stuff again.....last 4 models and the overview over my portfolio.
    Hope you like them.
    Additional info. Also models for the new Episode VII exist.

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

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    That's quite a collection!! Very nice!! ;)
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    WOW! That is incredible. I still prefer the original X-Wing over the sequel editions
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    My favorite ship is the Z-95 Headhunter - not far away from the X-Wing.
    If you check pictures in the net you will find many variations of this fighter (mashines, cockpit....), but this is the one I like best.
    It is the predecessor of the X-Wing.
    Unfortunately as far as I know now good paper-model exists of this fighter. z95green_0.jpg
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  12. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    I have a 3D model form the game X-Wing Alliance, PM me and I can send to you
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I like it because it isn't an X wing which makes no sense anyhow. This one does. :)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I found a 3D model of this, but it has a lot of errors.



    HeadHunter.jpg
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    This one I just found looks better. I can't get to it in Rhino yet, as it seems locked? :)

    95.jpg
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    So, just to "add to the mixer" :) the Z95 form X-Wing Alliance :)

    Z95 top.jpg Z95 under.jpg

    Edit - There is a better model from the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade project, you do need the game to get access to it. (exe file installs into the game folder, then you can open with Pepakuria) I'll see what I can do with it.
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    And, here's some screenshots :)

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    Thanks for all the pics and hints.
    This one looks like a kitbashing model with an ARC-Fighter (wings and cannons)- also an interesting idea.
    I see two different models. Firs two pics with the mashines splittet in two engines (front). The other ones the front of the mashine has the "big" mashine.
    (Hope you know what I mean)
    I think that the "big" mashine makes the difference to the classic X-Wing - and this is what I like.

    Still hoping that someone will discover this beautiful fighter and that a good paper model will be created.
  19. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    I know what you mean, I would have called those the engine intakes :)

    There are two different "versions", different people worked on revamping the ship for the game. Maybe, (I'm not promising anything :)) I might fiddle around with it...

    I'm not the best designer :(

    Currently trying to get a Star Destroyer to work as a model from the same game. I also haven't been able to find a good one.
  20. zathros

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

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    It wouldn't be hard to make new wings on the "kitbashed" one. It has the best fuselage. I like this one below, as the one to model off of, I was finally able to open it. It has 100,000 curves in it. Whoever made this model (the kitbashed one) was a hack. It would take 10 hours just to clean it up.:

    [​IMG]
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