Custom EFX XWING base

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by BrundelFly, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In between letting the bondo dry on a really big project....

    I'm finally finished the Xwing base for my nephew.

    What do ya think?

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  2. raiders

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    Very impressive Frank.
     
  3. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, nice! Good shade variations.
     
  4. atom

    atom Active Member

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    Magnificent!
    I want one! if possible!:thumbsup
     
  5. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Wow,superb!!:love
     
  6. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Brother Scott.

    Don't laugh...

    I tried to paint it so it looked like FOAM.

    Pure grey of any shade...just didnt look right.

    So I did flat black, then misted with a primer I liked. I purposely painted each one separately, so there were inconsistencies.

    Oh..I discovered WHY they made them out of foam. Besides cost of course..
    WEIGHT!! 24 of things weigh 3 lbs. The base has 58 on it.
     
  7. ONEYE

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    Oustanding!
     
  8. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks man!
     
  9. EvanW

    EvanW Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice job Frank! I need one too. Lol!
     
  10. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are those tiles are to scale with the eFx ship or are they just too cool to worry about? I know nothing about Deathstar tiles so I do not know if there is a particular scale tile I should look for or even if there is a correct pattern to the layout of the different tiles.
     
  11. micdavis

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    Frank is a fantastic mold maker and caster. But that's nothing compared to his painting skills.

    This has both. Saw it last week.

    Best ever.
     
  12. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Basically..same scale as the ICONS base.

    Im guess ing they are a little SMALL for as close as the ship, is, but Think FORCED PERSPECTIVE.

    ;-)


    Thanks Mike!
     
  13. Darth Pich

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    wow looks great....
     
  14. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Looks fantastic!! Are they glued down on the base?
     
  15. Jedi Dade

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    for the forced perspective - you gotta put a couple of teeny tiny laser towers :)

    Jedi Dade
     
  16. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, they are glued down. anyone need the acrylic and metal? heheh With some WOOD and a SWITCH, PIPE, and wire, you could make that base as it was sold!
     
  17. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    High altitude DS tiles - awesome!!!!
     
  18. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So simple, yet great results. Cool!

    Hey Frank, can I apply to be your nephew too?! :lol

    It's good to see you making something besides kits, and the work looks really good! I haven't really seen your build work much til this x-wing stuff.

     
  19. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You will see more!

    I threw everything else away!

    ;-)
     
  20. h3pilot

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    Lucky nephew :)

    Looks amazing!
     
  21. Ewok

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    Are these the Starshipmodeler tiles?
     
  22. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Great job,I have those tiles too:)
     
  23. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    very nice Frank!!!!! :)
     
  24. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He did an AMAZING Job on those tiles...
     

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