Star Wars B-Wing(Blade-Wing)

ennder

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Thank you everyone. That is a BIG ego boost to even be considered for the MoM. Each model I build, I feel is a milestone for me, because I
learn something new with each one. And I always try to do better on the current work then I did on the last one. :)

Next update: finished the wings. All the little components are installed, and I must say that It looks good :)
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Rhaven Blaack

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You are doing a PHENOMENAL JOB on this project! The amount of work, effort, and detail that you are putting into this project is really bringing this model to life!
I fully understand what you mean when you say "Each model I build, I feel is a milestone for me, because I
learn something new with each one. And I always try to do better on the current work then I did on the last one
." Because, I have done the same thing (Especially with the Buck Rogers Thunder Fighter).
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
 

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BEAUTIFUL! IIRC from looking at the plans the wings and the cockpit are movable, aren't they?
 

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The wings are movable, and I think the cockpit is as well. I will find out for sure when I build it. I'm looking forward to building
the cockpit. I also plan on building the X-wing pilot to go in the cockpit. I'll have to change the helmet though, as far as I know
the helmet is the only difference between the two.
 

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It looks like the cockpit spins, allowing the mass of the ship to move without causing to much stress on the pilot. IMHO :)
 

ennder

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Nice vid. But I think that RF was asking if the model parts move. And looking at them, if they don't.... I'm sure I can mod them to move.
The wings do move already.
 
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Honestly, your post really look like sub assemblies, which they are, not a collection of cut paper. :)
 

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My "tool kit" (shown below) is a:
headlamp. No mater where I position a light, there is always a shadow, unless I use a headlamp.
Fiskas scissors
Fiskas finger knife, I find that I have better control with this type of knife. It does not "roll" in my grip, and is easier for me to grip.
Metal scribe and Machinists measure for line creasing.
Glue. I use the big bottle to refill the little one.

lyter1958, I use the Fiskas finger knife. I use a "sawing motion" for thick card. I position the knife, push down, lift up, pull back just a little
(point of knife still in blade impression of cut just made), and repeat. And I use a normal cut for cardstock and thinner paper, or I use the scissors.

PLEASE, PLEASE, be careful when using the "sawing motion" described above, if you push down to hard,... the tip of the blade WILL become inbeded
in whatever you use as a cutting board under your project, and can break off. This has happened to me alot. the first couple of times this happened
I was unaware of it and sliced my fingers when I moved the cardboard I was cutting.
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Impressive! My cutting technique is similar but I use a standard X-acto knife.