Naboo Starfighter

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by OylPslyk, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    I Finaly got this one down off the half-done shelf and finished it off!

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  2. goney3

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    WOW! That look great! ... where did you get that model? :)

    Well done my friend!
  3. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    I dont actually remember where I found this one, but I will pass the files along to you if you like.

    I believe it was originally included inside an official star wars magazine, and is now hosted as free download on theforce.com, but I could never find it there.
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    I always thought that was the best looking ship to come out of star wars, closely followed by the x-wing. Great job on it.
  5. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    Very nice work, OylPslyk. I also have the model files but I never attempted to build it.
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    I was looking for this models earlier. Here is the link reply from my thread asking for it and the T-16 Sky Hopper shown on 3D Papermodels site:
    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/s...hter_78041.asp

    Hopefully it is still there. It was when I went for it after the link was posted.
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  9. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    thanks a lot guys!

    right now I'm in the middle of getting all my half-built then abandoned projects finished!!!! (I SEEM TO HAVE CARD-MODEL ADD!!!

    once thats done and after I get back to finishing my NX-01 project I put this one on my list to re-paint, and morph a lil bit into a less cartoonish version, complete with silver foil and stuff!:twisted: we'll see how that goes.

    till then thanks for the praise folks, and watch out for papercuts!!8)
  10. Tirta

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    Hi OylPslyk,

    Very nice build. :D :D
    What kind of plastic do you use for the clear cockpit?
    What kind of glue do you use for glueing plastic to the paper part?

    Please advice.

    Regards,

    Tirta
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    I use transparency films for clear parts, and just plain elmers glue(it seems to hold good only on flat parts though, or parts that dont get "wiggled" too much before placement. So i usually make a "paper sandwich" and frame the plastic) but on this one I just cut the film to the same size as the upper hull section located there, it is just held in place by that.
    the cockpit frame is just glued on top.
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  13. Tirta

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    Hi OylPslyk,

    Thanks for the tip. :D
    one more question: how do you keep the film curved?
    is elmer glue strong enough?

    Regards,

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  14. OylPslyk

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    let me explain further: I cut the transparency not to the size of the caopy cover, but much much larger, it continues down the inside of the hull to the next seam.
    that is what is both keeping it in place and holding the shape.
    it isnt glued just yet, but the canopy cover IS glued on top of the transparency. i left it loose for the time being so I could come back later and add a few miniature details to the cockpit if i wanted.:)
    but yes in my own experience elmers will work, but it will crack and separate if you try to "glue then form" and shape after gluing. MUST be glued in the final form. im sure you can experiment and probably find a good hobby glue somewhere that does a better job though-I just havent really done that.

    hope that "clears" things up a lil better:grin:

    BTW nice vid milenio!
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    1 more thing I almost forgot!!!

    just a tip for those of you about to build this one!!!!!!

    there is only 1 part for the aft tip of the engines in the parts sheets, use cut and paste to add a second one to your second sheet b4 printing!!!

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    just something fun;

    dont know how many of you have seen these but here's a couple of links to neat starwars related files and movies, all LEGO based.

    http://www.truedimensions.com/timesage/movies.htm
    http://torps.com/starlego.html
    http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~mbsf/sworde.htm

    first one has a few shorts, the second has a much older version that is the entire first 10 minutes of episode-ALL IN LEGO!!
    the 3rd is a gallery of screenshots of the entire trilogy

    not that I would EVER have time, or enough patience for it, but I would love to build a paper armada of SW all scaled to lego character size and create a film that way!
  17. Tirta

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    Hi OylPslyk,

    Thanks a lot for the explanation.
    About lego star wars, are you aware that piromodel has lots of star wars troopers? :D

    Regards,

    Tirta
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    N.P. glad to help!

    and yes, I even built the vader helmet for my son to wear!