CAPTAIN CARDBOARD X WING WOW

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by judgedredd, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Just finished putting it together and its only when you have you see how big it is i am very impressed and glad i bought it :)
    i had a few scary moments with the pipe support but managed to sort it out the wings are pinned so i can detach them for painting .
    here have a look thanks wackychimp
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  2. Kuhn Global

    Kuhn Global Sr Member

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    Ya just can't get any better that CC's (Scott Alexander's) mastering of the X-Wing...
    Your build up looks GREAT Dredd. Keep the updates comin.
     
  3. bobbyfett

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    Lookin' great. I'm going to be building one soon and have a large piece of MDF for the base. I like what you did with the support pole. Do you mind if I ask what size tubing (.75"?) you used and how you got it to stay in the base securely? Thanks for any help.
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks definitive to me. Love the W-I-D-E stance on those wings. :thumbsup

    - k
     
  5. judgedredd

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    Hi thanks a long way to go :)
    the pole support is 15mm plumbing pipe the hatch cover hole is too wide so ended up using a scrap .made a plasticard box on the inside of the fighter then poured resin into it to give a solid support as this is a heavy kit. the unfortunate and stupid part is i forgot to grease up the scrap piece of pipe :angry so guess what once the resin set i could not get the stinking thing out :cry :angry and ended up drilling it out then pouring more resin around a new piece of very greased pipe :)
    The wing i had to sit down and work out how to make the pins line up and iam sure all you expert builders know this trick but a small dab of paint on one side then press the 2 parts together and hey presto you have your markers i think pins are a good move for the wings as the are pretty heavy plus you can see it all together without the glue :) well i will keep posting pics as i go along hope this is helpful for the none experts out there :)
     
  6. judgedredd

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    Cheers mate you dont get a choice with the new casting of the kit it only comes with the open option plus it is slightly different to what is shown on the video . also the laser rods come as more a single unit than on the orignal kit .


     
  7. bobbyfett

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    Nice tricks. How did you get it to stay put in the wood base without tipping the base or pulling out of the hole drilled in the base? Is it glued into the hole or is there something supporting it underneath?
     
  8. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Always glad to see someone joining the club. She looks good so far, cannot wait to see how she looks when painted.

    Thanks for the tip on pinning the wings I never knew the paint trick

    JDH
     
  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh, so this is the new "remastered" version of the CC X?

    - k
     
  10. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Hi yes i just got it from starship modeller the casting is pretty good some clean up work but you always get it with resin.
    the support pipe is just sat in a hole on the base and not glued or fixed in anyway yet i am awaiting one of the death star bases to finish it then i may build a tower to hide the pipe :)

     
  11. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Hey, that's a very clever mounting system. I'm also in the progress of building painting one (my second one) and I think these are fantastic kits. However, I know both CC and now Mark have corrected many flaws but I wish they would deal with the biggest flaw the kit suffers from, the body. The fuselage is both to long and way to thin, the original hero models had much bulkier looking fuselage. Who knows, maybe someone will take care of this on the future, then it would truly be the ultimate X-wing model of all time.

    Good luck with your build.

    Steve.
     
  12. Qrest Fourstar

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    Is someone doing a Death Star base? Thats how Id like to display mine.
     
  13. bobbyfett

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  14. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you are interested in pricing drop me a line.

    Greg
     
  15. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    yes i have ordered mine off you :) has it been shipped yet by the way ? i am rob cowley in UK


     
  16. PHArchivist

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    I agree -- great kit but too "spindly"
     
  17. lambotour

    lambotour Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I should be getting my XWing kit soon. Judgedredd please keep your updates coming alongwith some pics, I need some inspiration and ideas. Looking great so far. :thumbsup
     
  18. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOL :p I will check with Mike

    Cheers

    Greg

     
  19. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    cheers dude will set my x wing off nicely . i am just priming it up and leaving a couple of days to harden at the moment :(


     
  20. DARKSIDE72

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    I bet a guy can bulk up the fuseage by adding a flat encompassing spacer to the lower half. A general spacer to the upper half, fill in the sides with putty etc, rescribe, and it would be much closer to the filming model.
     
  21. spinner 44

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    So it really needs top be corrected then? it's evident by just looking at hero X-Wing models? Then I have to get my reference out to figure how much and then hands on the job.
     
  22. DARKSIDE72

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    Just look at the comparison pictures in the main x-wing thread. The difference is quite evident.
     
  23. PHArchivist

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    For me, it didn't really sink in until I got a Maxi-Brute. I've read all the talk about how the Maxi is not 100% accurate (and saw Beaz's old photo [gif was it?] of the two butt plates), but am convinced the Maxi is the closest to the real deal possible... And the Maxi IS heftier than the CC.

    For the record, I know there may be folks who would contend my faith in the Maxi, but to me it looks "just right" -- more so than any other... We're each entitled to our own opoinions and personal interpretations.

    Also for the record, this is not a negative on the CC kit. Its a great kit and I love my copy of it.
     
  24. judgedredd

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    Done a bit more i need to finish the cockpit and a few other bits but its almost there just need the deathstar base now :)
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    i know its not the correct weathering and panelling its the best i can do :)
     
  25. PHArchivist

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    Looking GREAT.
     
  26. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Cheers if you see anything crying out as wrong let me know :)this is my first real build up of a model kit other than the enterprise :)

     
  27. PHArchivist

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    Seems the fuselage can use more weathering... Have you got to it yet? Knock down the brightness of the white, and add some brown and grey streaks/stains over the red markings...
     
  28. PHArchivist

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    Also, maybe try to blend in the R2 strip a bit so its not in quite so much contrast to the rest of the fuselage rear.
     
  29. judgedredd

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    Will hammer it a bit more with the weathering :)

     

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