1/6 Scale X-wing Cockpit Only

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post. Hope it is. I'm currently working on 1/6 X-wing Cockpit only to include R2 space. I posted the progress on a different site so, I'm sorry if you have seen this before. I try to give credit where credit is due. It is very hard to find reference material for the inner cockpit pictures(behind the seen pics or images that others have created to be as accurate as possible). I looked for pics throughout and used the ones that I thought were the best ones for this project of mine. If used your reference images and did not give you credit I apologize send me an e-mail and I'll be sure to mention it. That being said here are my posts:

This is my 1st custom piece. I decided to build a custom 1/6 X-wing Cockpit section only. I don't have room for a full x-wing. I have the new Luke from Sideshow on order and I figured that I would need something to display him with. I used the x-wing PDF plans, that Oldman made, which I found on the RPF forums. Not sure who it was that Made the PDF's but I took the measurements and converted them to a 1/6 scale for my diorama. This is a 1st try to see how everything fits together.

I printed the cross sections off and then taped and cut them out on Foam board;

1/6 Scale xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I bought two poplar wooden dowels to help space out the sections:

1/6 Scale xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 Scale xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Image of the seat; (The seat is not canon. Had a hard time finding images of the seat. The cross section book has the an image but doesn't match the movie)

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I used a 1/2 pvc pipe to also help line up the sections;

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I secured the cross sections with hot glues

I'm using balsa wood to skin the frame of the cockpit.
1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr

1/6 xwing project by i_melendez45, on Flickr


More to follow
:D Sorry about the mess in the background

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Found this image on the web:


xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I think this is the closest seat to the one seen in the behind the scene shots of the X-wing cockpit.

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I cut out a pattern for the seat to see how it would look once in place.

Xwing seat pattern by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I think it will look good once I cover the pattern and fill the cushions.

Xwing seat pattern by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Ton of pictures to come sorry for the overload:)

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Did some more work on the seat, cockpit and outer area.

The seat I used come card stock, cushion material, and pleather to make the seat. I like this one better than the 1st one I tried;

Xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr


Xwing seat by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Here is the bottom;

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr


Start to work on the inner cockpit. The seat is sitting loose.

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr


R2 and Pilot;

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

More of the cockpit;

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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I built out the front part of the inner canopy from card stock to see how it would fit before I built it from balsa wood.

Front view:
IMG_20150126_185902 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Side view:
IMG_20150126_185917 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Rear View:
IMG_20150126_185932 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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I started to build out the inner cockpit from styrene.

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

A little bit more progress today.

Side view:

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back View:
Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Front View:

Xwing progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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drawing the outlines on the inner cockpit, I used an image I found on the internet. If anyone has still pictures of the inner cockpit area or could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated :D :

IMG_20150130_160959 by i_melendez45, on Flickr


Need to sand this after it drys:

IMG_20150130_160929 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Little by little it's getting there.
Xwing p1 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

photo 2 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

photo 3 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Hope I'm not over doing it with my posts.

Sad face today. :( My 3d printed parts came in today that a freind of mine helped with. They are a little to small. Guess I'll have to make them myself...

photo 4 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

photo 5 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back to the drawing board...

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slowly coming together. Almost done with the outer sections:

Moving along xwing by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Moving along xwing by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Moving along xwing by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Will start working on the back Canopy next. :)

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I tape it together to test fit the rear canopy. Didn't cut the windows yet. :)

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Here are some more updates on my X-wing: :D

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

IMG_20150208_185237 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

IMG_20150208_185207 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

IMG_20150208_185218 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Update:::::

Did a little more work on the back canopy. (I got the back canopy image from someone off of this site working on a scratch build.) Adding some details to the vent. Still got a ways to go to where I want it to be.

Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Still working by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Did some work on the side as well;

Still working by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Back to work
 

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
Working on the hydrolic's for the canopy. Found some plastic spacers that are about the right size:

Cockpit by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Also working on the front of the cockpit. Drilled out some holes lights and two screens.

Cockpit by i_melendez45, on Flickr

also added the side panels for the front of the cockpit so there's no hole on the sides anymore.

image by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Everyday there's a little something else to add. I worked on the back canopy were the coolant hoses attach the center back.
Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Back canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I also added some pics for the front cockpit and side panels.
IMG_20150215_200247 by i_melendez45, on Flickr
IMG_20150215_200239 by i_melendez45, on Flickr
IMG_20150215_200228 by i_melendez45, on Flickr

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Well, I not sure if I want to paint the inner cockpit or print pictures and cover them. I mean I still will add the greeblies to the cockpit (knobs and LED lights)
Xwing by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Xwing by i_melendez45, Flickr

Thought's opnions????
 

Keycube

Well-Known Member
As the consummate lurker (I know next to nothing about how you people work your magic), I nonetheless know what I like, and I think this is looking fantastic. :)
 

Rats

Sr Member
Great work so far. I love seeing people scratch-building stuff. Both they and the viewer learn so much from it.
Will keep an eye on this thread for sure!
 

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
It's snowing pretty good out there so it gives me some time to work on the X-wing. I added more detail to the hydrolic pistons for the canopy, painted some more detail in the rear vent, and built the joystick for the X-wing. :D

1st the joystick; I wanted to be able to move the joystick left, right, forward, and back. I had to build some movable joints.
Stick by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Stick by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I covered the bottom with the pleather and I trying figure out the placement for it.
Stick by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Next I cut out some styrene 3mm to try and make the control part of the joystick;
Stick by i_melendez45, on Flickr
More by i_melendez45, on Flickr
More by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Next I painted it to match it as best as I could to the movie pics;
Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Then I added some detail to the Hydrolics;
More by i_melendez45, on Flickr
More by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Here is what it looks like so far together;
Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Progress by i_melendez45, on Flickr
 

Sixth Element

Active Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I've been waning to tackle this exact project for ages. You and Dorgmal Snow are the only ones I know who've done it. Awesome!
Don
 

IzzyMel

Sr Member
Working on some details in the cockpit. tried to figure out how to make the Flex tube located on the right hand side of the cockpit. I used a small aluminum rod and some thin black tape and super glue to get the best look I could. It still needs some paint. but you get the gist;
Details by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Next I wanted to figure out how to make a Holoprojector eye for the right hand side. For the real prop they used the vickers light, the same as the R2 hp eye's. still some work and paint, but I think I have the right size. I used a plastic spacer and a plastic ball bearing that I had.
Details by i_melendez45, on Flickr
Details by i_melendez45, on Flickr

It's not glued into place. I just wanted to see how it would look;
Details by i_melendez45, on Flickr
 

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IzzyMel

Sr Member
Not much to add but I was able to paint the Holo and Gray flex. I also cut out the glass plates on the inner cockpit. There are quite a few details that I didn't notice in the movie but are popping out in the movies stills that I have. Just trying to find as many angles as I can. :D

Holo:
Holo by i_melendez45, on Flickr

Gray flex; it's not fixed in place. I have to reposition it. Still needs more details (paint details)
Holo by i_melendez45, on Flickr

I'm not even shore what the next detail would be called but on the front of the inner cockpit there is 3 glass plates;
More details by i_melendez45, on Flickr
More details by i_melendez45, on FlickrMore details by i_melendez45, on Flickr
 

IzzyMel

Sr Member
For anyone who wants them, here are the two side panels and front top of the cockpit I created also attached the front counsel I got off the internet (made some changes, may make some more.- I'll upload this one later tonight. :D )

Top view: (There are two more Big LED/lights that are next to the Big Red LED location. I just haven't added them yet)
Pics for canopy by i_melendez45, on Flickr


Side Panels: (I have to work on the left panel some more to make it accurate)

Sidepanel by i_melendez45, on Flickr
 
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Ambaryerno

Jr Member
Awesome work. Any chance you could post up the reference images for the ANH cockpit interior and instrument cluster you're using? Most of the best references I've been able to find have been for the ESB version.
 

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