Star Wars - X-Wing T-70 Building Thread

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  1. starbuck

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You are off to a good start!
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    Thank you Rhaven.
    I think these are the easy parts so far - will see whether the rest will be more difficult.

    Also these parts easy to handle. Next the body part 2 and the connection of all these parts done so far.

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    I am following this thread. thumbsup
    Keep up the good work!thumbsup
  5. starbuck

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    Ok here we go a lot of pics this time.

    The single parts are easy to build, but it takes time and patience to bring them together.
    I think it is helpful to glue part by part resp. tab by tap. It does not help if you put the glue
    on too many tabs - it does not make life easier. (especially by putting the body parts together)

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    This is really coming together nicely!
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Ahh - finaly someone here building this nice X-wing model :). You are doing great. I am following this thread.
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    This looks awesome! I can't wait to see any custom paint jobs... A Ralph McQuarrie concept X-Wing paint scheme, perhaps? Anyone? ;) :)
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Here it is - Ralph McQuarrie concept X-wing paint scheme:)

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    Thanks you for the concept paint scheme of Ralph McQuarrie. Interesting to see.

    Next steps: nose.

    The nose - I made it 2 times based on the following reason. The inner section of the nose was not good in a first attempt. The black non dottet lines are folding lines too.
    Second thing I discovered is that the closing part of the nose does not have folding lines. See picture 4.
    As always the second try is better than the firs one ;)

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    ......and to finalize the body - the droid which is the co-pilot.
    But... it is not part of the template. This is what I discovered first by looking the video.
    So I found some material called Fimo which can be baken and this makes the material hard.

    And this is my droid....

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    ..it is ok - but not perfect - for the moment it is OK. But I am sure I will try a second time and I hope the
    second try will be better.
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Great progres and thank you for nose building info.
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    looks great so far, and a cute little BB droid.
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    Thx to all for the visits and the encouraging words.

    @ BB droid - as mentioned it is ok but not good enough. Now my second try (uncoloured) and the next
    paper parts.

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    Oh and the droid......now with antennas.

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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    This BB look much better.
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    How the Hell did I miss this!?! Great work, so sorry I missed it! :)
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    @ Zathros you can't have your eyes everywhere ;)

    So next parts. The second picture shows the correct glueing-sequence.

    @ BB still the pure white version - still thinking with which colours to paint.

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