Restoring the X-Wing Pyro master patterns and the Hero "repattern"


Master Member
Hey gang,
I am currently restoring the X-Wing Pyro master patterns and printing the studio scale X in Hero dimensions, expertly brought to life with massive help from Maruska and Andre!

The Hero X has the correct wall thicknesses - the lower hull tapers down to VERY thin as they were vacformed styrene. Buttplate extends high up and preserves the extra detailing hiding under that angled top deck.
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Cockpit is a port of the ANH 1:1 cockpit - a first!
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This was just a test print to make sure everything locks in correctly.
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Coming along! This is all in the name of making it in 1/12th and look correct to the eye, at that much larger scale! I'm aiming for that fat hotrod on my first Lunchbox ;)
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Now we get to ILM relics from '76. Tan color is my Hero top shell, the green/grey is the pyro master. The pyro master was a Hero top shell and vacformed lower, essentially making it a hero - but was cut in half vertically, so you lose the blade kerf, and the nose was mounted a little farther back than the heroes.
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You can see where panel lines were deepened on the Pyro master.
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Definite confirmation of a hero top shell in use.
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For grins, here's the pyro half next to a hero repattern side shell (we abandoned that approach) so you can see how the hero nose is slightly farther forward.
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Absolute confirmation that the 1/15th Hummel donated itself to the side mount covers. Comparing it to my 1st gen ILM pyro casting.
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Everything matches up PERFECTLY.
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And it's back together now! Working on the display, and then it's back to the owner :)

Hope this was useful/helpful! And to answer the question you are about to type - no there are no kits, no castings, mo molds. Sorry, gang. Personal project and I don't sell kits.
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Sr Member
God I can’t wait to get Form. By the time I buy a 3 they’ll be on 5. That said, seeing your prints always sends me shopping for a 2. Nice models.

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