Quick question: differences between X wing nose cones?

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  1. DARTH SABER

    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Anyone have a basic rundown on the differences between the X-wing nose cones on the filming models?






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  2. korben44

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    I would like to know as well... Bandai includes two in some of the T-65 kits.
     
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  3. DARTH SABER

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    Yeah, thats the reason I asked too.





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  4. Treadwell

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    I don't recall what the differences ARE, but I can touch on the WHY.

    The nosecones on the heros were separate parts (covering a mounting point) that had been cast and then hand-cleaned. They all came out a little different due to the by-hand attention.

    One hero, with nosecone in place, was cast in L-R halves (as opposed to the top-bottom construction of the heros) and that mold used for the pyros. For whatever reason the nosecone on that hero was atypical, so all the pyros ended up with a nose different than most heros.
     
  5. DARTH SABER

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    All i remember is Bandai gave two options. one was longer than the other but remember which one went on which X wing.




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  6. Treadwell

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    There were hero and pyro versions of most of the X-wings, so it's user's choice.
     
  7. Richard Baker

    Richard Baker Sr Member

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    IIRC Red Five had a longer nose
     
  8. Jkirkon

    Jkirkon Well-Known Member

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    I believe Red 2 had the shorter nose.
     
  9. DARTH SABER

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    Found this online, dont know how accurate it is but figured Id post it-


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  10. PHArchivist

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    That's fairly comprehensive.

    Was going to offer a similar comp I did years about, but mine only had two or three nose cones.
     
  11. PHArchivist

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    Found it... I believe these are Red 2 and Red 3

    X Nose.jpg
     
  12. DARTH SABER

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    Cool. So which is this?

    Red 2 and 3?




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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
  13. PHArchivist

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    Pretty sure top is Red 2
     
  14. Jkirkon

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    Pretty sure you are right, Red 2 at top. I remember it has a sloped up nose.
     

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