My first build CC-X-Wing

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by 3phase, May 22, 2012.

  1. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    OK this is my first build so please be easy on me. I have been pestering a few people on here with lots of questions etc so thought I should start a thread even tho the cc X-wing has been done to death. As it is my first build I went with a CC kit as I found one for a reasonable price from a member here and I'm not to worried about getting this totally accurate as I just want a nice X-wing to display that I don’t have to spend a lot of money on like the EFX.

    Onto the kit, it did arrive with quite a few broken bits here and there (its a long way down under) and the kit itself has a lot of air bubbles especially in the front of the wings but I think that is common for this kit. So fare I have just been cleaning up the kit and filling holes (thanks jedimaster for your tips)and I was about to put the wings together and noticed a raised part on the front of all my engines that I could not find on any of the reference pictures I I'm using at the moment. I am about to file them of but thought I would check first and ask why are they there if there not supposed to be. The picture shown is not mine as my camera would not take good enough picture but I have shown the raised stub in question. Thanks for any help.

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  2. Ryder

    Ryder New Member

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    Hi 3,

    That's odd... I'm no expert on the history of this kit, but I do know it went through a series of changes...

    I recently received the X-Wing directly from Atomic City... and it does not have the bump shown, nor is there but a handful of bubbles through the entire kit... Scott really works hard to produce bubble free kits...

    Of course Scott is not the only one to produce this kit either. I suspect that your kit is older, and quite possibly NOT produced by Scott.

    All the best,

    R
     
  3. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Mate thanks for the info, other than the bubbles the kit seems in good shape although i did straiten the wings with the hot water trick. Under the 4 parts in question there is 2 marked A and 2 marked B. Did your kit have these markings?
     
  4. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That bump is a vent for air to get out of the mold. That is how the original kits had the mold set up by Scott, so you must have an older kit if he is not molding those parts in that fashion any more.

    When i purchased the pattern from him he sent me a couple of molds for those parts that were still good. I used them for only a couple of kits that i cast and remolded them in a way that did not require the vent in that spot or the "slice" of the mold on top of the part. I don't know if he changed the mold configuration for the latest round of kits. I gave Scott the ok to do a reissue of the original kit since I don't do any version of the kit anymore.
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  5. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Mate thanks for the info, I didn't think it would be a vent as it was in full view. Also i don't know the full extent of the deal you done with Scott and I'm not sure if it has been said but myself and many other builders are very thankful that you have let Scott continue making this kit. It may not be 100% accurate but it is an affordable kit and mostly the only one available so thanks.
     
  6. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Thought I should update this to show that tho I haven’t had much time lately I am still plugging away at this.
    I am now onto the painting stage and as this is basically my first build and paint of a model I have learnt a few lessons along the way.
    At this stage I only have the base coat on (camouflage grey that I think I should have added a bit of white too) and started onto the red sections.
    Thanks to all those that I have received advise from

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  7. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    That looks great so far mate. I don't know what you were worried about.
     
  8. peza

    peza Active Member

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    eh up buddy,lookin good mym8.peza
     
  9. NAZGÛL

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    Looks great! Keep em coming. :thumbsup
     
  10. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    This kit was my first foray into studio scale. Its a no brainer, cos its lovely, and, you can never go wrong with anything Mike does TBH. Looking nice, more pics needed for sure.

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  11. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Got to love the S.S. Xwing, looks sweet so far.
     
  12. clancampbell

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    Looks fantastic so far!

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  13. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Yes your right, I went into this with the wrong attitude thinking to much about accuracy when i just needed to step back and think - Its my first build, its not an expensive kit and to just have some fun with it and i have learnt many things already so will be better prepared with my next build.
    Also thanks for your help with all my questions you must have thought what a pain in the A--:rolleyes but when i do something for the first time i like to know every thing there needs to be known but realise i just need to find some things out for my self.
     
  14. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    OK nearly finished this one. Just the pilot and controls to do. Canopy is just sitting there for now. Will be my second finished model after the AT-ST. Was a lot of work and even tho i wasn't to sure what i was doing as in hero or pyro i'm happy with it. I learnt a lot on this build (to much to mention).



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  15. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Very Nice job you did well.
     
  16. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Looking good mate:)
     
  17. jedimaster

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    Ya see. That's what I was talking about when I said I had seen your stuff. Finish your own ****ing speeder!!!! :lol

    Seriously it looks great mate. Only thing I may add to that is some "smoke" pigment powder to dirty her up a bit but it looks great as it is man. You should be proud of it.
     
  18. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Looks great! You should be very proud of this, it turned out really good. What did you use as a pilot?
     
  19. 3d-builder

    3d-builder Sr Member

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    Looks great.....nice paint up:thumbsup
     
  20. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Mate if i knew anything about pigments i might have a go but still have a lot to learn yet. Don’t think i want to take on another job like this for a while and im ready for that speeder finished of course :).
     
  21. 3phase

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    Mate it's just the pilot that came with the kit. Haven’t painted him yet as i tried to take a short cut and bought a Hasbro or similar pilot from Big W but when i got it home it was to big but i have read somewhere that you can buy them the right size but if there to much i will just have to bite the bullet and paint this one.
     
  22. robn1

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    Really nice work! The paint and weathering look great.
     

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