My 3/4 size x wing prop build ☺

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  1. Markas1976

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    not that bad DSC_9799.JPG
     
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    another angle DSC_9797.JPG
     
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    happy 2019 everyone ☺
    still work to be done here so best crack on DSC_9800.JPG
     
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    AWESOME!
     
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    thanks ☺ its been an enjoyable build still not there yet
     
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    cut out and stuck on a piece on the back end. DSC_9802.JPG
     
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    will paint it very soon but have bigger fish to fry before this xwing is done DSC_9804.JPG
     
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    checking this piece out again for the top rear and ye i can work with this. it was a good idea taking this part home from my old job for free it just looked like something i may use later and it didn't take that long tobe used ☺. its got its 2nd coat of dove grey and it looks way better for it and doesn't look out of place. DSC_9806.JPG
     
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    working on more handmade greeblies on top of the rear end and using DSC_0170.JPG a couple of lie around items testing them out ☺
     
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    another angle of them a lot of planning and thinking lol DSC_0171.JPG
     
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    bit of fine wood cutting measuring and so on i love it tho DSC_0183.JPG
     
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    still deliberating here DSC_0182.JPG
     
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    add a bit of paint to the details and brings it more to life DSC_0184.JPG
     
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    will be another coat of grey to go into them yet DSC_0185.JPG
     
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    I've DSC_0189.JPG switched the front container for another shape is better plus its easier material to paint plus shows the blue up better on it ☺
     
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    im feeling happier now it will look way better soon DSC_0190.JPG
     
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    coming along nicely DSC_0186.JPG
     
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    another coat of grey for some greeblies and more blue for the others and it brings it up nice and sharp ☺ DSC_0201.JPG
     
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    getting closer now
     
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    DSC_0203.JPG does look better
     
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    she is a delight DSC_0205.JPG
     
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    shes pretty big eh ☺. ya can see my first ever prop i made in the background also the speeder bike that was between the end of july 2017 and the start of oct 2017. DSC_0206.JPG
     
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    okay so ive moved on and shaped and measured my first set of 2 wings based on the toy again and the proportion based on the wings in comparison to the body upscaling from inches into feet a way thats served me well until now with the ships. DSC_0176.JPG
     
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    the wings are around 6.5 ft long with around 1 foot of each wing planned to go into the rear body of the xwing via long slots im off to cut into the sides to match the length and width of the wing going through them. (usually making slot a fraction bigger than object going through it is key especially if the object wont be sitting flat necessarily.
     
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    couple of angles of the wings very plain just now of course DSC_0178.JPG
     
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    mucking about with angles testing things out DSC_0169.JPG
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    brain always ticking DSC_0174.JPG
     
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    another angle of this soon to be engine piece on the wing got it supported there just to stand bk and look at it DSC_0173.JPG
     
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    ok last angle the wing and of course the wing isnt in place at all its purely to get the engine bit sitting anywhere near to where it could be to picture it. ok onto nxt
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    4 wings all cut out and stacked up.
    you can see my 1978 x wing toy sat there as i try to follow it. ive had it since i was 2-3 years old way back at that time.
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    I really love that you're scaling up the toy. That and the Millennium Falcon were my prized possessions as a kid!!
     
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    absolutely i was the same the iconic 2 i have to admit. i had a soft spot for the speeder bike also thats why i made it as my first build also. i also loved the scout walkers tie fighters and atats but the scout walker and atats aint so easy to make but i may give a scout walker a go yet perhaps a half scale. i did make a tie fighter as well a 7ftx7ft one its on here somewhere ☺
     
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    first coat of dove grey for one side of one of the wings ☺ DSC_0243.JPG
     
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    this was the blue i used to paint the top 2 greeblies at the rear end of the x wing u could really go one or 2 lighter and it would look great too. DSC_0219.JPG
     
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    great project ;)
     
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    and the 2nd coat of dove grey for the wing what a difference now it matches the rest of the ship DSC_0255.JPG
     
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    thanks abe i still cant believe i began this from nothing no prior plan how id make it i just made a start from all bits of wood i had here to create a skeleton that was worthy. it turned out to be more than satisfactory it just somehow worked out.
    once i seen it working that i had a seed of what could be i ordered wood locally and lined up paints more screws and more to move forward.
     
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    and now wing number 2 has its 2 coats of DSC_0256.JPG dove grey too
     
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    the 2 wings done together 2 more to paint dove grey
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  45. SofaKing01

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    Keep that brain moving!

    Idea: If you have a junk yard near year, why not check out what's there for all the little details & greeblies? Real world items add a LOT of life and they look cool! ;)

    Keep going! Love the progress
     
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    thanks sofa king ☺. ye i do that there is a junk yard 2 miles from my house my push bike is broke just now its to far to walk there and back carrying stuff but i will sort this asap.
    i get a good few things from there not just parts for builds but lie around parts too ie spares for ships or acting like broken parts etciit's for making my starwars garden im building towards. got a lot to do painting stuff, planting stuff, erecting stuff, its not just building in 2019 very exciting though.
     
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    i just recieved 2 lots of various materials for free from a local push bike shop thats shutting down very soon including a old mannequin from many decades ago which alone can cost £70-80 more being old id say i can add one of my starwars replica suits onto that later. they gave me a heap of pipes, fittings, mudguards, stands, wood and spokeless wheels i asked for i seen lying there they look handy lol. they seen my builds on local internet sites and newspapers and offered me the stuff to help me in future nice eh!
     
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    a couple of simpley cut small thin pieces of wood will serve its purpose DSC_0247.JPG
     
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    and here now i have the afore mentioned small pieces of wood added just inside the black bucket aka one of the engines. ☺ DSC_0246.JPG
     
  50. George

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    Thanks for sharing this build ! I love anything '80s Star Wars
    One question though...where will you park the X-wing once finished? :D
     
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