A question about the Maxi-brute X-Wing.

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Hopson

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So I have started to work on some of my old X-Wings my old CC kit and I also decided to do something with my Maxi Brute. I have heard people say this is a very accurart fusalage So my question is about the area just before the hump on the rear fuselage. I can see a sort of dimand shape area on the Maxi Brute. Is this the way this area is supposed to look on all X-Wings? I can kind of feel this area on my old explosive casting but not see it. Was this common to all or just a few of the filming models? I have not seen this feature on any other models i have of the X-Wing. Thought I do not have any of the Salzo models.
 

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Scott Graham

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That's the little area where the fuselage appears to flatten out from the side view. I remember that being pretty pronounced on the MPC x-wing. I also used to have the maxi-brute, and don't remember that triangle there. It's said the maxi-brute, and MPC for that matter, is an excellent imitation of the actual x-wings too.

My CC fuselage doesn't have that break and has no sign of that triangle, like yours. My Salzo and pyro fuselages have that little flat spot break in the profile - barely. Not very noticeable at all. And no triangular shape is noticeable. If it's there, then it's extremely subtle. Not as pronounced as the maxi-brute.

So, I don't know what to say as far as accuracy goes. The maxi-brute would be the only example of that triangle being so pronounced.

As a side note, the CC overall is a thinner cross section than Salzo or the pyro castings I have. It's noticeably thinner when you compare it in pics too.
 

Hopson

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Thanks for the reply. I actually have all three on my desk right now the Pyro, CC and the Maxi. The Maxi and the pyro are both fatter then Scots fuselage. I will say that for the time the orignal CC was made we did not have the reference we have now. . So much has come to light since Scott did that kit. I look around here and am blown away by what is availaible now. Parts maps for every variation. It is pretty amazing.
 
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