Star Wars A-Wing Fighter SF-Papercraft Gallery

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by starbuck, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Hi together,
    it is a hot summer here in Austria. Therefore I mostly spent my time outside. But now I could not hold. As the Viper is not ready for launch yet, I started another cool fighter.

    It is the A-Wing from Star Wars. (papercraftsquare).

    It looks like to be a fine model and consists of 5 sites including a stand.

    This is the most detailed model of this fighter which I found in the net.
    We┬┤ll see how it comes together.

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  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Some pics I found: details of the fighter and how it should look like after finalization.

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  3. freddyman

    freddyman newbie

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    very nice build. i wonder how one would look after some withering from previous space battles;)
  4. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Nice choice Starbuck! I've built this one & came out very nice! For the "flimsiest" of the rebel fighters this one survived the devastation caused by the movers! :) (X-Y&B wings all got destroyed) It's a very sturdy model!

    @freddyman ; Mine's picked up a few dirty finger prints, I'm sure I can "tweak" them to look like weathering & dirt ;)
  5. zathros

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

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    Excellent build!! You always take the extra time, and have the eye to produce superb models. Excellent build, and also excellent craftsmanship. :)
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for posting the finished model pics; I didn't have them in my model folder. :)
  7. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Unfortunately the final pics are not mine - they were attached in the download as a reference:(
    Mine is not finalized - but I hope to come near to what the reference photos show.

    This is mine - still in construction;)

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  8. zathros

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

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    Looks like you're on the right path, looks fine to me! :)
  9. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Looking nice Starbuck! The guns are a bit fiddly, but not too hard
  10. starbuck

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    @ guns - yes I saw that the pieces are rather small.
    Thx to all for the cheering words.

    So next pics - I used also a commercial model (DeAgostini) as a reference, but the attached description is good, so
    I just used for a second check.

    As can be seen at picture 3 this part was a little bit tricky. So I would suggest to use an enforcement on both sides to be sure
    that the parts fit together. It is not that bad, as the guns will hide most of it, but to get a good model it has to be corrected.
    (I will do it later on and will print the broken part again an glue it above the actual one.)

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  11. legal01

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    Excellent model. By happenstance I am busy upscaling this model to 1:18 to match the X-Wing size and adding details such as the cockpit etc. Now for a really Star Wars question, how does the canopy on this one open? I can't find any reference to this anywhere!! Please help anyone who knows!
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  12. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    @legal01, according to the classic game X-Wing the canopy slides backwards, sadly you will need the DOS version to see it. Here's a pic though. If I recall we only see the A-Wing in flight in ROTJ. (Sorry the pic isn't bigger, this a DOS game after all! :)

    A-Wing cockpit.jpg
    A-Wing cockpit.jpg

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  13. legal01

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    Thanks Cybergrinder! will make it so, cockpit almost ready for test building will post results!
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    Oh boy, I can't wait to see that :D
  16. starbuck

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    Ho, I am a litte bit astonished. - How should it slide backside? The canopy ends directly with the part where the deflector shield generator is mounted. At the LEGO model the canopy opens like shown below - which is more realistic for me. But I am not an expert. 2816729380_cbef572379_b.jpg

    (I am originally from the BSG universe;-))
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  17. starbuck

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    So do I.
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  18. starbuck

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    But slowly but surely (also a song from Elvis) I make some proceeds.

    ----Always when I post photos I see some things that did not go well - also this will be corrected in the endversion. -----

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  19. ASC Mclaren

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    This is how the Hasbro version handles the canopy.
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  20. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    IF it is a sliding canopy, wouldn't it be more logical if the front glass slides forward just like on the Buck Rogers Thunderfighter?

    (BTW, we may write JJ Abrams a letter asking him to incorporate a hangar scene with some old-fashioned A-Wings and open canopies to be sure; just imagine, in the end these are hinged canopies which open to the sides. ;) )
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