1/12 X-wing Build

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  1. bartrman

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    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.


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    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.
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    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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  2. robn1

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

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    Going to try for the original. It my not be exact but close to it I hope. Thanks for looking.
     
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  4. SofaKing01

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

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    Well this is just Fantastic work !, Subscribed
     
  6. PHArchivist

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    This will be fun to watch
     
  7. Watson

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    Love it so far :)
     
  8. jockdeboer

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    Nice work. The bigger the better! One of these days someone will take on a 1 to 1...
     
  9. bartrman

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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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  10. bartrman

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    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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  11. binarysunset

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    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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  12. bartrman

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    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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  13. bartrman

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    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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  14. Stormy320

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    Great project!
     
  15. bartrman

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    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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  16. Nick K

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    Looking forward to the build. keep up the excellent work.
     
  17. bwize

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

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    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.

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

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  19. 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.
     
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  20. bartrman

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    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.

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    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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  21. bartrman

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    I wanted to say hi to all and sorry for the being away for a while. The area I was using for building went away. We had a 20x30 deck that we don't use that often. So I talked with my wife about making that a man cave/media room in exchange for moving all my stuff out of her way. She finally agreed. So I started on the journey of designing my man cave. I will post some pictures and a new post showing progress. I have spent all my free time and money making this media room.
     
  22. bartrman

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    I am not sure If I should post this here or start a new post. I wanted to share some of my progress and dreams with others. Like my post earlier tis is a long term dream of mine as I am sure with most men out there is to have there own man cave. After my wife gave me the ok. to turn our 20x30 deck into a man cave I started doing a lot of research and looking at other ideas. There are some great builds out there. I came across many designs I loved, but I had to look at what I could afford to do and my skill set as to what I could build. I took 3 major designs and came up with my own design. I started with making some drawings of what I hopped my final would look like. I divided the room into three sections. Main hallway that leads fro main house to room. Room is then divided into two sections small L shaped and main viewing area. The first set of drawing deal with small L shaped room.

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    Next couple are pictures of ceiling


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  23. yaris

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    I don't get it??

    3 years ago you started scratch building an X Wing 1/12 scale and now you're building a man cave........??

    You started out very well......I praise your intention and work thus far.
    I wish you luck with your X Wing/Cave building something......whatever you decide to build.......:confused

    Here's my 1/18 scale X Wing converted toy into open wings....maybe some inspiration...I tossed out most of the toy and scratch built everything else.

    Good luck with your building!!.....:D
     

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  24. bartrman

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    Very awesome build. I lost my work area. So yes I have been building a Star Wars theater room with a model room built in to further work on my projects. So its not that I didn't want to work on my projects, it's just I didn't have any place to set up and work on it.
     
  25. bartrman

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    I started this project about 3 yrs ago when I stopped working on my x-wing. I had the chance to convert a 20x30 deck into a Media Room. I choose the Star Wars d├ęcor. I wanted to share my passion and build with others. My Dad helped me with the framing process. Framing is not my skill set. Her are a few pictures of the early process.

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    I will upload some more pictures of progress soon. Thanks and God Bless.
     
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  26. bartrman

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    Here are a few pictures after the roof was put on.

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    Here I have taken the two windows out and made pocket windows on the other side.
    I also took out my sons two windows and put a big pocket window on the other side. Started putting inner walls up.

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    Here putting closet in at the end of hallway.

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    Here I am starting on the pocket doors in hallway. The little room to the side is my new model room.

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    Here there is more farming

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  27. bartrman

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    Here are some more progress pictures. I'm the second picture you can see where I added a raised floor.

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    Here I am hanging sheetrock. My favorite thing to do. LOL

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  28. bartrman

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    These next group of pictures are of the pocket door I had to build form scratch. The frames were made out of 1x6. Then I took a 6 panel door and split it in half to make doors facing the hallway.

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    Here is the other side of the pocket doors facing media room. I started working on the framing of the doors facing media room.

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    In the next few pictures I started skinning the frame and adding detail to the doors.

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  29. bartrman

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    These next few pictures show construction of middle frame work and panel work. There is fake window in the middle of one wall.




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    Here I started panel boards top and bottom.



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  30. bartrman

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    More panel work.


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    Some more updates. Started working on the ceiling panel work.



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    These next few set of pictures, I started working on placing and testing led lighting.

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  32. azheat01

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    Looking good, reminds me of when I built my Star Wars media room! Keep it up!

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  33. bartrman

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    Looks awesome. I think I remember coming across your build when I was looking at reference material and build to get ideas. Thanks and have a blessed day.
     
  34. bartrman

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    Few more updates. This set of pictures I started working on ceiling pattern with panel work in place.






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  35. bartrman

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    A few more updates. Started adding detail to upper part of wall.




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    Here getting the wall ready for paint.


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    Started adding some paint to see how it will work.

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    Here I started putting lights on bottom to give it more of a Star Wars look. The door frame I painted a black metallic steel. Blue glow wire in place. The black inserts is carbon fiber vinyl.

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  36. Axlotl

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    You should change the title of this thread to "I turned my house into an X-Wing".
     
  37. bartrman

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    Not a bad idea.
     

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