EFX Xwing cockpit redo

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by BrundelFly, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm finally getting around to putting my custom XWING cockpit into my EFX Xwing.

    It's been sitting here mostly done for sometime, and as I wait on BONDO and GLUE to dry for this Final Build Im working on (Yes, Clay, THAT one), I tinker with it a bit. I had not touched it in over a year, but I slapped some paint on it and dropped it into a ship.

    The Pilot is also a casting I made but it still needs the helmet glass. The cockpit is really only slightly modified by removing the center section and replacing it with the cockpit from the MARK II Viper kit we used to sell. Then the entire thing was molded and cast in clear.

    The "six pack" and center screen was the look that just seemed to pay reverence to the original screen used model, but also the style and interpetation that EFX expressed. I also made a clear R2 and found some blue that when painted over silver, really looked to scale. He is shown next to the original EFX R2.

    Hard to take pics of lighted parts. They look clearer and more colorful in person. However, you get the idea. It's still a work in progress.

    The XWING body, is fairly light in terms of weathering. Which is fine as I plan on re-working it a bit. Not an entire repaint, as the "basics" are represented well, it just needs some TLC. When Im done, Im sending this to my one of my two nephews and then starting on a second one.

    The base is going to be the larger Acrylic case base, covered in Death Star Tiles.

    Because I made the Seat Lower, Im going to modify the canopy to be a bit more streamlined. Ill post pics of the final version when its all complete.


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  2. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I like the forward facing screen, it looks just like the one in the movie.
     
  3. Nwerke

    Nwerke Master Member

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    Beeeyootiful!
     
  4. t2sides

    t2sides Sr Member

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    Wow Frank! That's awwwwwessssssome! I love the orientation of the lighting, the R2 is excellent!! Yeah, the colors on the R2 really pop! As always, top notch work!!
    -Sean
     
  5. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    Very nice indeed mate.
     
  6. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys!
     
  7. EvanW

    EvanW Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice Work Frank. Looks fabulous!
     
  8. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, for anyone who has a EFX that wants to do same thing let me know.
    I have castings of what I made...
     
  9. tnaig001

    tnaig001 Active Member

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    I would like an R2D2 unit please.


    :D
     
  10. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    How hard would it be to fit the cockpt into a Salzo V2 I wonder? The R2 is nice.
     
  11. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Enough work..anything could be done..but its slightly two different scales.

    Hmmmm...Ill dig a MS one out and show ya with a pic.
     
  12. tnaig001

    tnaig001 Active Member

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    eh? so can i get an R2 unit off from you? :)
     
  13. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Great job on the X-Wing. R2 looks fantastic too!
     
  14. tnaig001

    tnaig001 Active Member

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    bump for an R2 unit.
    :)
     
  15. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry just a bit swamped, Ill get back to PMs...etc.
     
  16. tnaig001

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    Anything? I didn't get a pm. :cry
     
  17. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    I saw this in person and it was freaking awesome.
     
  18. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    VERY cool
     
  19. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed. very nice, man.

    -Rylo
     
  20. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Love it!
     
  21. TheRealMcFly

    TheRealMcFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow that looks great. I really enjoy the dark shot of the panels lighting Lukes face, very realistic.

    Are you using factory lighting or adding on?
     
  22. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Factory Lighting!
     
  23. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Final version...

    Getting ready to make another!

    Some talk about the EFX XWING lately. I thought it made a great display!

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  24. postmanpat

    postmanpat Well-Known Member

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    Looks fantastic!!!
     
  25. acesh007

    acesh007 Active Member

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    I will have to be on the look out for one of these. Base looks great!
     

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