B-Wing ID, Build and Now Paint

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  1. Guy Cowen

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    I'm looking for a few bits n bobs off the Studio B wings, if anyone has any idea's on the parts in the pics below please feel free post here. :cool

    The part on the left appears a few times on the model and is bugging the hell out of me as I'm sure its an obvious kit but just cant locate it?
     
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  2. 3d-builder

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    Really no membership cards? :lol
     
  3. ralphee

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    Really, theres a B wing "club" ?..........Now i feel like ill NEVER make it in life :lol.

    lee
     
  4. Guy Cowen

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    The second Rule of B-Wing Club

    "There is no B-wing Club!"


    Just ID'n n fun for now :cool
     
  5. Guy Cowen

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    I think My hobby days in the house are over, some resin dust nightmares with baby ball pools and its shot yourself in the foot time....yikes

    The upshot is I'm now looking for a 9x9foot summer house to go in the garden, and on the doors it will say

    Guy'LM

    And no one will ever see me again Muuuu aaaahhhhh haaahhhaahha
     
  6. moffeaton

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    Guy'LM - AWESOME
     
  7. Scott Graham

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    Haha!!! Guy's new clubhouse.

    I have no ideas about the IDs.

     
  8. ralphee

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    Was there foot tapping? Thats ALWAYS a bad sign mate. Best thing i can suggest with resin, is leave the Vacuum on, with the nozzle clamped over what your sanding, works for me.


    lee
     
  9. Guy Cowen

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    Guy did bad things with Dremel and resin and created snowstorm. Guy now made promise no mess or bbbbbbbbad things happen.

    I had to hand clean all the balls in a baby ball pool, like 200 or so then covered it in resin again the next day....doh!
     
  10. ralphee

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    Static isnt your friend either, stuff sticks to plastics like, that 'orrible brown stuff, to a blanket.
    Vacuum mate, it works great, as you dremel, it just goes straight up the pipe, ZERO mess.

    lee
     
  11. Guy Cowen

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    I know mate, trouble is Vaccum at 1-2am is annoying, well I suppose a Dremel aint too pleasant either :lol
     
  12. Guy Cowen

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    Its worth spending a few K on a workshop just to have the sign on the door :behave:lol
     
  13. 3d-builder

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    Thats for sure!!!:lol:thumbsup
     
  14. eagle1

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    Will Guy's clubhouse be 'padded' to contain the resin monster inside?.
    Either for his safety or the neighbors banging on the door at 2am:lol

    Looking for those part ID's for you mate, LYK.
    Stu
     
  15. Guy Cowen

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    Cheers Stu, hers another one thats bugging me, I thought it was Vosper but only have a manuel to look at the mo and cant see it in there, its one of those again that I think I have but cant locate. There is 2 in the cockpit , one each side and theyre around 12mm square. I dont think its from armour but saying that I'm going through all my armour again now!!
     
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  16. Guy Cowen

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    Also, g the new Guy'LM headquarters ordered yesterday, Its a 8x9 foot Workshop but with nice double cotswold doors. Delivered and up and running in the next 2 weeks, I just found out that my regular work has been put back a few months so will be looking for paint or build commissions to occupy my time in the the new office :lol

    [​IMG]
     
  17. LastBattlestar

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    Love the new GuyLM headquarters mate, looks nice and cosy! I hear you on the vacuum noise, I'm another nocturnal builder who cringes when firing up the Dremel at 3.30 am.:D

    I still have my B wing boxed up, just waiting for inspiration to strike one of these years. Your original B is still one of my all time hero builds. Just flawless.

    Mike
     
  18. Guy Cowen

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    I hear ya mate, night time is the best time for everything.

    Thanks for the kind words mate, I think the next one will be better :love
     
  19. eagle1

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    Sweet looking new headquarters for GuyLM mate. You gonna put some nice fluro lights in there for maximum light?.
    I find late afternoon & the wee small hours of night are the best for me to get stuff done. Red wine gets me in the do/do mood too, but not too much, then I'm just plain sleepy:lol.
    Then again, I am a Kiwi & they are nocturnal, so that makes it all clear.

    I'll hunt out those parts too mate, LYK.
    Stu
     
  20. MonsieurTox

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    It's from the Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck or Tirpitz. :)
     
  21. eagle1

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    You da man J!. I don't have those kits so never would have got those ID's, well done mate.
     
  22. Guy Cowen

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    Can you believe that was the last kit for me to look at in my stock mate, you've just saved me a grulling day bud. :cool
     
  23. Guy Cowen

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    Account suspended
     
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  24. ralphee

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    Nice work buddy, did most of that come in the kit, or did you break out most of the donors?

    Lee
     
  25. Guy Cowen

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    85% kit parts at the mo but am thinking of replacing more, I just cant seem to enjoy resin anymore. I think anything that I can replace I will (if it makes sense).
     
  26. Guy Cowen

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    A few small upgrades here n there
     
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  27. ralphee

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    Whoa, cryptic......pretty sure i can make out the face of Che Guewara in all that :lol.

    lee
     
  28. Guy Cowen

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    :lol inside of the outer cockpit shell. :thumbsup
     
  29. ralphee

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    Ah bollocks, sorry mate, i was on the outside looking in, on the inside not the out :lol.
    Soooo, B wing, whats that all about eh :lol?

    lee
     
  30. Guy Cowen

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    A little tip for those with half a brain....Dont primer your subject then pick it up 30 seconds later with a full grip in your hand, it takes a little longer for this stuff to dry.....Amateur hour at Guy-LM today

    New guns scratched and original kit parts used
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  31. BrundelFly

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    Notice the HIGH Quality CASTING.....
     
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  32. LastBattlestar

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    Nice casting indeed. Is this Moe's kit? Guy doing a pilot build for promo? When can we get one? Always questions....:D

    Mike
     
  33. moffeaton

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    Lovely!
    I will have to get a B-Wing done for the 30th anniversary next year!
     
  34. Guy Cowen

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    Very nice casting indeed, and even better mastering. I'm not sure on the kits status, I was very lucky to be able to get my hands on one.


    Funnily enough yes, :thumbsup

    Its still one of my Fav ships, hoping to have it up n running V soon.
     
  35. CutThumb

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    Now that IS a proper SS B wing!!! As someone who has spent months trying to convert one version of it to a closer copy that picture makes me want to weep for two reasons:
    (a) How absolutely and magnificently accurate that cockpit and cabin are !!!
    (b) How absolutely and magnificently unaccurate mine still is !!!

    Great work Guy ! (or should I be CASTING around for true originators of the work ???). I can see a paint off in the near future!
     
  36. Guy Cowen

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    All the work you have put into the big version is worth every min, like Danial and TJ's before it it is a very worthy upgrade indeed. I never had the time or patience to do it to mine and sold the second Kit I had.

    I def did not produce this model but am just upgrading a few parts here n there and converting it to as close to the Orange spot B as possible. A paint off would be awesome. The SS version is tiny compared with wrong Wong Kit, if there's one thing that impressive about the WW B is its size, we all know size doesn't matter though eh!
     
  37. Guy Cowen

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    Yes, they are 8mm knitting needles shoved in there!!!

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  38. CutThumb

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    Ahhhhh * you Guy Cowen (and F & M !!!). I didn't need to see that picture, it makes me want to alter mine even MORE!!!!!!!! Its when you see all those wing proportions right that it hurts the most !!!! There's just nothing I can do any more to correct those. They look perfect in that picture though. I sense a grave disturbance in the force, no its just me weeping quietly into my coffee. Still we'l have fun painting them up. Lets hope for drier weather Guy.
     
  39. Guy Cowen

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    Dont let it worry you mate, its like trying to turn a VW Camper into a 911Turbo, just make it a great VW camper, to be honest once mine was painted I loved it and it is super impressive, I only sold it as I had an offer I couldn't refuse (with regret now) well up till recently that is.

    A little tip for the orange spots, I cut a circle out of double sided sticky tape but without taking the backing off so was only sticky on one side and it worked a treat as a template for the circles.
     
  40. ralphee

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    Argghh, i still cant love it, but i have to admit, it looks good there Guy!

    lee
     
  41. Scott Graham

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    Looks killer! I really didn't want to touch the other "camper" version, but this is awesome. Definitely a 911 turbo version here! I'm looking forward to seeing this progress!
     
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  42. BrundelFly

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    WHAT B-WING KIT?

    I have no clue as to what you're talking about......



    A LONG time Ago...in a GARAGE FAR FAR AWAY.......



    We were scrambling for material money to MOLD the stupid thing.
    I sent PMs to some previous customers and friends offering to sell them a "kit", even though it wasn't offered as a kit.

    We needed $$ to fund the silicone and resin.

    I sent 10 PMs and I heard back from 3 people.

    If we ever offer it publicly as a kit, we will post accordingly.
    Until then, please stop PMing me asking.

    Thanks.
     
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  43. Guy Cowen

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    Yeh, Leave Frank alone or else!

    It was a tough decision to post this B thread but I really wanted to ID some parts and replace some parts and upgrade some parts and show off some parts and do some farts. It deserves the light of day if nothing else to show the time and energy that went into it. I may have rocked a boat or 2 but no one has died and we're still afloat so all well that ends well in the Oceanic void that is "B-WING Land" Ahoyyyyyyyyyy!!!

    Ps. I got mine of a bloke in China :confused
     
  44. Guy Cowen

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  45. Guy Cowen

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    Its the rectangle part on the left with the 2 groups of 3 strips across each side
     
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  46. moffeaton

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    Is it also in the B? I only have one T kit... but loads of Bs. Heck, I'm taking notes on this - I am building BOTH flavors of B-Wing in time for next year's WF, and I'll be slicing and dicing to get the variant "akkurate!"
     
  47. Guy Cowen

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    Sadly not in the B, just the T I think?
     
  48. ralphee

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    I got three kits, but trying not to part them out much more bud, i could run some up in resin though, think i have some rubber left.

    Lee
     
  49. 3d-builder

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    Would like to see this together with the A-wing considering
    they were the odd fighters out in Jedi!:lol:thumbsup

    That thing is looking Purty!
     
  50. Guy Cowen

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    Cheers Lee, I think I've got one sorted. You know I never think about rubber, I should get some more:facepalm
     
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