Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Pinousse, Aug 16, 2015.
Looks SWEEEET! can't wait to see more.
I don't think you've posted enough pictures...
Awe... Just awe
This is really cool! I am finishing up two Hasbro X-wing conversions right now, but I have two of these B-wings that are my next project. Will definitely bookmark this thread.
Only thing is I am missing two of the wing guns. Not sure yet how I am going to replace those.
I would say brass or alluminium rods / tubes, different sections or if like me you have acces to a lathe machined them out of alluminium
That's looking great so far. Wish I could do that to mine.
I am currently disassembling mine. Bookmarked this thread.
At first was having some trouble getting the engine/wing gear assemble out. Wow, I've had these things for decades, never knew you were supposed to push in one of the engines and twist it to open the wings! I just always opened them by hand. Amazing what you find out when you take something apart!:eek
How did you get the bottom of the cockpit off? I can't seem to figure that out.
I notice you have a different version than mine. I think I bought my two about the time the Special Editions came out. I see yours originally had red markings, mine have blue markings.
I also notice your wing guns are totally different than mine. This is what mine look like and I am missing two of them. Only enough to do one ship. Anybody have any of these they would be willing to part with?
Found a couple on eBay, so I am good to go. I'm still having trouble getting this cockpit apart. Would appreciate some advice on that.
I assume from the long bolt you have in the side, that is going to be your mounting point? I think I am going to go through the back in the middle of the four engines with a long piece of 14" all-thread for mine. Having it run through the middle of the engines and all the way up to the back of the front intakes. Letting it stick out about half a foot out the back, and then push that into a pre-drilled hole in a wall stud. I will have to make some kind of infra structure to secure the long bolt. I'm trying to figure out exactly how to do that and still keep the wing/gear mechanism intact. I like the folding wing feature.
Pinousse, I sure wish you'd come back to this thread and please tell me how in the world you got that cockpit apart. This thing has me stumped.
Sorry for the delay just don't see that sorry :thumbsdown
It has some hide screws somewhere but I can't remember exactly where I think the cone part is glued on so when you pull that appart you have acces to screws behind the seat hiding in the cone section on the inside :rolleyes You have also one under the cube in front of the cockpit in the grey decoration part the cube is glued.
Nice job so far! I've been wanting a B-wing for a while now!
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