"New" 1/72nd Ralph McQuarrie X-Wing.

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Ray22, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    Well while making my APC kits I needed to do a side project as "LastBattlestar Mike" calls them Lol, makes no sense your tired of building models so how do I unwind by starting a new one :behave Mike "3-D Builder" suggested trying my hand at a 1/72nd scale model so I said what the heck. I loved the RMQ design and as we all Know REL did a fantastic job of bringing that rendering to life so I decided to make my own version from scratch, its been about a couple of weeks of work in between casting the APC's those sucker use quite a bit of resin :cry so here are my pics of my New RMQ X-Wing, the last pic is of the patterns so no one gets the idea that this was made from Rels kit.
    Ray
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  2. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Nice! How long did it take you to build?
     
  3. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    It took me a couple of weeks to do Jason in between making my APC kits.
    Ray
     
  4. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    As you can tell I skimmed the text... :rolleyes :behave
     
  5. Ray22

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    Hey I do it all the time and head to the pics, the pics enough talk the pics! :lol. I started with a scrap peice of Pvc, styrene, and basswood and used the 1/24th scale version as reference, I already molded a few and will sell them they're so cute when they are small Lol.
     
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  6. Commander Max

    Commander Max Sr Member

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    REL already made a 1/72 scale kit.

    I have one.
     
  7. Ray22

    Ray22 Sr Member

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    I know he did, he saw the pics of mine and said it was cool.
     
  8. Ray22

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    Well had to go to Manhattan today to pick up some aluminum tubing to make the laser canons, I decided not to use the brass for the weight and possible sag after awhile.
    Ray
     
  9. Ray22

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    And now I'm doing one my version.
     

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