1/12 X-wing Build

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bartrman

New Member
Hi everyone. I have been around a while looking at everyone's awesome work. The x-wing has always been my favorite ship, every since I was a kid. I have enjoyed many build here on RPF. I have always wanted to build my own. Now what size do I make it. Well as big as I can afford. Then there's the kit build VR's scratch build. Well the scale I chose to build there's not many pre built parts for. So I have decided to give it a try. Here are a couple pf pics of the wing build.




A few more


Here are a few Pics of one of the engines. I have added a fan to simulate the intake. The bay will be the landing gear.


Here is a short video of fan in motion

More to come, I have tried to rotate pictures and it doesn't work right. sorry. It loads the pictures upside down.
 

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robn1

Master Member
Go big or go home, this is gonna be awesome! Are you building this to represent the original or the larger ROTJ version?
 

SofaKing01

Master Member
I'm loving all the large scale builds people are doing. This one is no exception. Looking forward to more! :)
 

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bartrman

New Member
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Started to work on the Intake engine frame's. Used a template and then wrapped 0.04 styrene x 3 over the template adding glue as I wrap. My be crude but effective. Repeat this step for the other three.
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Using the circle cutter tool to cut my half circle's to add to the back of bottom engine intake.
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This is what a finished one looks like. Then I have to cut off the extra on the sides.
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This is a sample picture of two bottom halves complete. I am using styrene pins to temporarily place piece's on model. Will glue and fine tune later.
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This is just another sample picture where I am testing the X-Wing's as far a placement and mobility. I have bought a Adreno which I plan to use to control the wings with servo's. More to come.
 
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bartrman

New Member
Thanks Watson for the offer. I wish I had the ability to do that. I am using some PDF drawing's another member posted a while back. Great drawings. The drawings were done so someone could build a 1:1 X-wing.
 

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binarysunset

Active Member
Thanks Watson for the offer. I wish I had the ability to do that. I am using some PDF drawing's another member posted a while back. Great drawings. The drawings were done so someone could build a 1:1 X-wing.
I'm taking on the Colonial Viper first, but when I'm done the X-wing will be next

Your build looks terrific btw !!
 
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bartrman

New Member
Little more update. Starting to build some more tonight, so I thought I would post my progress. Hope everyone likes.
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Finished building lower engine housing. Test fitting to wings. Haven't added any detail yet or cut whole for fan placement.
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Starting build on upper engine housing. Again using 0.04 styrene sheets x 3 for proper thickness.
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Completed parts for upper and lower engine housing and middle support. Again using styrene pins for placement. Will glue together later after all placement issues are resolved.
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Engine housing one test fitted together looks good so far.
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Engine one test fitted to wings for proper placement.
Well that's about all I was able to complete this week. Hope to have more updates soon.
 
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bartrman

New Member
Just a quick update. Started working on finishing the engine intake frames. All 4 complete.
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Will start working on detail and fan placement next. Stay tuned.
 
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bartrman

New Member
Sorry it's been a little while from last post. Have a few updates.
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Finished all four intakes. Cut holes for fans.
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Started work on detail in upper portion of intake.
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Just some other views of the upper intake's
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All 4 upper intakws almost complete.
 

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bwize

Sr Member
Holy smokes! That's gonna be awesome. Your attention to detail is amazing. Can't wait to see this progress.
 

bartrman

New Member
Wanted to say thanks for everyone's support. Here are a few more updates. I work on it when I can. Hope you enjoy.

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Finished all four intakes. Fans in place.

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Reattached to Armature

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Picture with wings Deployed.

[video]https://youtu.be/ebDEd_rLwtg[/video]

[video]https://youtu.be/npcS2bYUu6Q[/video]

A couple of short videos of fan in action. Hope you enjoy. Post more soon
 

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bartrman

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Just wanted to share a few more updates.

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Here are a few pictures of doing some clean up on armature.

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Primed armature and engine housing to get a better picture in where it needs some clean up.

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Thanks . That's all for now.
 

bartrman

New Member
Have some more updates.

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Added some detail to upper portion.

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Bottom portion complete.

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Just a picture of them side by side.

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Test fit in engine housing.

[video]https://youtu.be/KMF5Mi0LXmA[/video]
Here is a test video to make sure fan doesn't hit any of the parts.

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Here I started build the detail for top of engine housing. Second picture is many minuet's later

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Couple pictures of piece in place.

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Added little more detail to housing.

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Added a piece to bottom housing. That's all the work for now. Thanks and God bless.
 

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