Hasbro Hero X Wing question and new pricing info

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Jimmer, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Jimmer

    Jimmer Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI for you guys, my local Walmarts have the Hero Series X Wing clearance priced to $14.99.

    I never found this model anywhere near the quality of the Hero Falcon, but I couldn't resist grabbing one at that price.

    I was recently laid off which has been a killer on my modeling budget, but splurged the 15 bucks to shelve this one til I'm back on track in financial dept.
    Not looking for sympathy here..lol..I was interested in attaching the wings just to get a look at it but was afraid they may be a real pain to get back apart without damaging the cheap plastic. I hope to one day try to work this into an X foils open model.

    Does anyone know if the wings are easily removed after attaching? I know you pros are laughing at me right now :$ but I'm a true novice compared to most members here and things like this that you guys scoff at gives me nightmares.

    Thanks in advance if anyone knows.
     
  2. Vacformedhero

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    wing comes off easily, I just tested on my sons one, steel rule is flat and won't mark the plastic, if you do it underneath at the root of the wing and lever down it releases the tab
     

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  3. RogueTrooper

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    You got off easy...When they came out I paid $80!!....:facepalm

    The model/toy has so much potential, as it has a lot of scale detail...but the plastic it's made from is HDPE and that's a challenge to get ANYTHING to stick to it.

    Separating the wings is the BIG work and once done you will have to build upper and lower internal wings.

    I cast my own internal engines and I was happy with the result.

    Here's some photos of how far I got....before paid prop work consumed most of my time.

    Here's the build link....http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=231123

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  4. Jimmer

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    Thanks for the info, guys.

    Congrats on the "paid prop work" Roguetrooper, sounds like a dream job.

    I've not started researching how best to tackle the split X-Wing project, but at 14 dollars a ship I wouldn't be opposed to buying a 2nd X-Wing to help. As I said I haven't researched yet, but given my skill level I envisioned using lots of stryene for building wings/engines. Your X-wing project is a beauty, would you recommend grabbing a 2nd Xwing to have on hand?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. RogueTrooper

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    Thx;)......I thought about getting a 2nd when they finally price dropped, but there's not much point because there is no internal wing detail, so you have to separate the wings and then build internals, another ship doesn't change that challenge. Good luck with your project:D
     
  6. Jimmer

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    Makes sense. My original thought was to build up the wings using styrene and basically use the 2nd X Wing as fodder to fill in the engine and cannon gaps (since I've never attempted casting). However, I've been looking at casting kits today and may give it a try.

    I'm also considering replacing the gun barrels with metal rods (the type found in hobby stores, not sure which metal yet - more research to do...lol).

    Anyway, thanks for the info and inspiration.
     

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