The One-Stop X-Wing Thread (1/24 original trilogy studio models only)

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  1. RPF Staff

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    Member Junk Pilot has offered to create a "one-stop" Star Wars X-Wing Studio Scale Model thread (1/24 original trilogy studio models only). This thread will contain links to all of the studio scale X-Wing related threads.

    Continue to the second post of this thread and enjoy the reference material, as well as a trip down memory lane! :)

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  2. Junk Pilot

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    The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Going through many of the pages here in the Studio Scale Models section of the RPF I've noticed there are 3 constants about Studio Scale modeling.

    They are X-Wing's, Millennium Falcon's and everything else!

    Because there are so many fantastic projects underway and new threads constantly being added it doesn't take too long before a good thread is buried under all the new topics and eventually "lost".

    This thread is for the "X-Wing-philes" here at the RPF (myself included) with links to the many threads in the Studio Scale section. And to make things easier for people to find their favourite X-Wing thread I've gone through the last 20-25 pages and picked out the best topics relating to X-Wings and put links to them into a single thread for everyone's pleasure.

    And if there are anymore threads that are not listed below let me know and I will include them into this post. There is no set criteria for a link to be added other than having good in-progress pics and info about the build/paint work.

    I hope you all find this useful. Enjoy.

    (Those will allergies are urged to take precaution against some of the threads which may be old and dusty) :)

    Links Just Added (19 Oct 15):
    The Star Wars/Hasbro Appreciation Thread V2 (various toy conversions) - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=177385

    Studio Scale Kits
    X-Wing "Revisited" by Art 2 - http://www.therpf.com/f10/new-studio-scale-x-wing-revisited-122146/
    X-Wing "Revisited" review - http://www.therpf.com/f10/review-new-studio-scale-x-wing-revisited-133780/
    Efx X-Wing - http://www.therpf.com/f10/efx-x-wing-47266/

    Studio Scale WIP's/Builds/Mods and Repaints

    Red 6 Build by Rodmart - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-red-6-build-139844/
    Red 3 build by REL - http://www.therpf.com/f10/kuhn-global-hero-x-wing-build-up-18567/index2.html
    1/24 Scratch built X-Wing by Moska - http://www.therpf.com/f10/1-24-x-wing-near-100-scratch-134914/
    Converting a CCX V1 into Red 2 by atom - http://www.therpf.com/f10/ccx-remodeling-into-x-wing-red2-128300/
    Red 2 Pyro kit WIP by kh39- http://www.therpf.com/f10/pyro-x-wing-kit-wip-129475/
    Red 5 build by Spiker - http://www.therpf.com/f10/building-x-wing-2478/
    Salzo V3 build by CutThumb - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-build-71174/
    The Definitive X-Wing Thread - http://www.therpf.com/f10/definitive-x-wing-thread-124282/
    Red 3 by Guy Cowan - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-madness-flying-last-48106/
    Red Leader hybrid by ralphee - http://www.therpf.com/f10/hero-cc-x-wing-hybrid-red-leader-completed-18080/
    Repaint of the EFX X-Wing by REL - http://www.therpf.com/f10/efx-x-wing-repaint-103249/
    Hero X-Wing build by -... . . - --..http://www.therpf.com/f10/hero-x-wing-build-48646/
    Red 4 pyro build by jedimaster - http://www.therpf.com/f10/red-4-pyro-x-wing-build-107846/
    ROTJ MPC X-Wing by Jm419 - http://www.therpf.com/f10/return-jedi-mpc-x-wing-build-studio-scale-budget-121671/
    Scratchbuilt SS X-Wing by Ray22 - http://www.therpf.com/f10/studio-scale-x-wing-scratchbuild-121228/
    V3 Modifications and Pics by Colin Droidmilk - http://www.therpf.com/f10/some-v3-modifications-pics-62464/
    Hero X-Wing by Monsieur Tox - http://www.therpf.com/f10/hero-x-wing-100803/
    Red 4 Hero by Monsieur Tox - http://www.therpf.com/f10/red-4-hero-x-wing-machined-armature-motorized-48660/
    Modifying The Capt'n Cardboard X-Wing Fuselage - http://www.therpf.com/f10/modifying-cc-x-wing-fuselage-106674/
    Maxi-Brute Hero X-Wing by Nighteyes - http://www.therpf.com/f10/star-wars-hero-x-wing-scratchbuild-maxi-brute-73828/
    Salzo V3.1 by mslz22 - http://www.therpf.com/f10/ss-t-65-v3-1-landing-gear-version-96820/
    Blue Leader by Robiwon - http://www.therpf.com/f10/re-introducing-ss-x-wing-blue-leader-new-pics-98944/
    Salzo V3 build by Bigturc - http://www.therpf.com/f10/another-salzo-v3-build-50140/
    Salzo V3 by joewhite - http://www.therpf.com/f10/start-my-v3-x-wing-93235/
    X-Wing Cast from Original Parts - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-cast-original-parts-88172/
    Red Five by vaderdarth - http://www.therpf.com/f10/my-red-5-x-wing-ss-model-42477/
    Blue Five by Kenny - http://www.therpf.com/f10/one-more-v3-blue-5-x-wing-87538/
    Red Two by Captain Nemo - http://www.therpf.com/f10/studio-scale-x-wing-81645/
    Blue One by Moffeaton - http://www.therpf.com/f10/blue-one-115468/

    Hasbro Toy Conversions
    PHArchivist's conversion - http://www.therpf.com/f10/completed-converting-fx-toy-x-wing-11203/
    (It's an old thread and many of the photo's aren't available anymore but lots of good information)
    The Star Wars/Hasbro Appreciation Thread V2 (various toy conversions) - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=177385

    McQuarrie/Cantwell Prototypes
    EFX McQuarrie X-Wing http://www.therpf.com/f10/efx-mcquarrie-x-wing-121798/
    Cantwell Concept X-Wing Research Thread http://www.therpf.com/f10/cantwell-concept-x-wing-research-thread-88512/
    Scratchbuilt 1/24 Ralph McQuarrie Concept X-Wing http://www.therpf.com/f10/1-24-scale-ralph-mcquarrie-concept-x-wing-scratchbuild-83398/

    References
    X-Wing Drawings - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-drawings-77295/
    The history of the Salzo/Capt'n Cardboard X-Wing - http://www.therpf.com/f10/history-salzo-captain-cardboard-x-wings-74743/
    ROTJ MPC X-Wing references - http://www.therpf.com/f10/esb-rotj-mpc-x-wing-need-reference-119479/
    X-Wing Lighting - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-lighting-98347/
    Pyro X-Wing References - http://www.therpf.com/f10/anh-pyro-x-wing-references-mainly-red-6-search-97933/
    X-Wing Colour - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wings-were-not-white-110132/
    X-Wing Timeline - http://www.therpf.com/f10/ilm-x-wing-models-timeline-status-55332/
    Cockpit Photos - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-cockpit-pics-90869/
    Salzo V3 Manual - http://www.therpf.com/f10/salzo-t65-v3-manual-84095/
    Paint Colors For X-Wing, Snow speeder & AT-AT - http://www.therpf.com/f10/paint-colors-x-wing-snow-speeder-915/

    Questions and Parts ID's:
    X-Wing Primed. What's Next? - http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-primered-what-next-113039/
    Pyro X-Wing colours question http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-question-references-124214/
    How Should I Ship (mail) a SS X-Wing? http://www.therpf.com/f10/how-should-i-ship-ss-x-wing-113719/
    Pyro X-Wing quality? - http://www.therpf.com/f10/pyro-x-wing-model-quality-114429/
    Capt'n Cardboard X-Wing or Poseiden Young? http://www.therpf.com/f10/captain-cardboard-x-wing-poseidon-young-107689/
    Inner Engine Configuration Help http://www.therpf.com/f10/1-24-hero-x-wing-inner-engines-configuration-help-106620/
    Differences Between Hero and Pyro Models http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-research-differences-between-hero-pyro-models-47417/
     
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  3. moffeaton

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  4. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Thanks Moffeaton. I was hoping this could be a sticky thread as I didn't want it to get buried in the large number of threads that get posted each day.
     
  5. Robiwon

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    This is a great idea. Plus I'm thrilled my thread is in here too. It's too bad a lot of the really old threads have lost some of the pictures. If this isn't stickied, it needs to be. Good work.
     
  6. jedimaster

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Another shameless plug....Jeesh. Oh and i'll take another two Mic...pp inbound.
     
  7. micdavis

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    You starting a fleet?
     
  8. jedimaster

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    3hero, 3pyro. I'm picking up 2 of the rodmart ones next.
     
  9. PHArchivist

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Do you include toy conversions in your categories?
     
  10. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    I actually thought I added yours, Rob. Obviously not but I will as you did an amazing job. I am being selective about what to include as I would prefer to include threads that have detailed information about the build and any tricks or tips that others can use.

    But when I have a free 5 minutes I will add yours. :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  11. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Added a couple of more links.
     
  12. ralphee

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  13. jedimaster

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Jeesh.... Still coffin from the cobwebs. I love that ole thread Lee.
     
  14. ralphee

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    Lol, it is just a bit dusty Simon heh. Thanks bud, id still love to do Red 1 again, reckon i could really nail her this time, pending costs, may get a rodmart yet for just that.
    Yes, its white, i was young, foolish and very drunk at the time lol.

    Lee
     
  15. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Cough.....added......cough cough.

    That one is old but lots of good in-progress pics and useful information.
     
  16. Jm419

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    Hey, my pathetic little MPC build is in here too! Awesome!

    Great resource.
     
  17. jedimaster

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  18. ralphee

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Agreed Simon, its one of the greats!

    lee
     
  19. jedimaster

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    I seriously hope mine comes out half as good as Guy's. In fact with his superb illustrated paint techniques it should have it's own sticky.
     
  20. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Added.
     
  21. Stormy320

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Can anyone point me to the link of a guy building a CC X Wing that was looking awesome? He first posted pictures of it all clean as if it was out of the factory and then started weathering. Thanks
     
  22. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    It's called "the Definitive X-Wing thread?" and one of the reasons why I didn't include it was because he used the name that I would have preferred to have called THIS thread!


    JK really.


    I don't know why I didn't include it but it is now at the top of the Studio Scale build links. It has some good pics of the build in progress and information about paint colours as well.


    (Actually I DO remember why it wasn't included. It was because he used the name that I would have preferred to have called this thread!!!! lol) :lol
     
  23. jedimaster

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    Hey man ask the mods to merge the two threads and change the name of your thread to mine. I really don't mind whose thread it is so long as there is one.

    Simon.
     
  24. Barryjoe

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Junk Pilot,

    thanks for the idea and work making this thread. The RPF is already a great site; however, helping to organize it in a meaningful way will only make it better.
    I also believe this thread should be "stuck". By the way, here is a great x-wing build that I did not see on your list: http://www.therpf.com/f10/x-wing-build-71174/
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  25. Stormy320

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    Haha - :) You guys have to figure this out. Took me forever to find it.
     
  26. jedimaster

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    seeing as this is the one stop thread does anyone have pix of the Maxi Brute Cockpit?
     
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  27. Guy Cowen

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    I'm very honoured to be included in this, thanks. A great idea all round and such an important thread for all of us.
     
  28. Guy Cowen

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    Kind words mate, I'm all for helping or giving you some idea's if you want any?
    I really do just make it up as I go along but try and remember each time what I did. If I did the Red-3 again, I would do it very differently,much less pastels.

    I know pastels weren't used but they are good to replicate aged paint though.
     
  29. achilles266

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    I started this thread and I got a lot of good tips on painting my SS X-Wing from the really experienced members here I think it can be helpful to lots of people.

    http://www.therpf.com/f11/x-wing-paint-117899/
     
  30. Scott Graham

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    For what it's worth here's an x-wing drawing from Profiles in History's catalog I received today. I got extremely excited when I saw this and the y-wing front/back views are going to be auctioned! They're very interesting to me because I've never seen them before. I'm thinking they might be included in the new blueprints book, but I've not seen the book yet, so I can't check. But that price?! :lol

    The description states that they're made by model maker Steve Gawley (now of White Room Artifacts, LLC). It seems they're of a series of views - these being the front/rear. I assume it's as reference for the full scale set pieces. I can't figure out what the area below between the fuselage and engines are depicting. They don't seem super accurate to the studio scale models, but maybe they can be helpful in some way. Something new to discuss at least...
     
  31. moffeaton

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    Early drawings depict a sort of dual cylindrical bump out back there.

    I have seen a draft done by Gawley from August 27th, 1975 (revised 1 October '75) that shows the cylindrical bump outs "deleted" - per notes they were the original housings/location of the landing gears...

    I plan to make a kit of the proto Gawley X-Wing from the materials out there... once I clear the log of stuff I have on the bench! It's to me a real-world bridge between the McQuarrie and the studio model.
     
  32. Scott Graham

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    Ah...cool. Thanks for filling in the gaps. Sounds like a fun project.

    You'll also note the fuselage is a bit odd in the bottom section. I guess that's another area where you can differentiate. The fuselage doesn't take that big step to a larger rear like the models. As I know about the models, that rear portion was probably made bigger to accommodate all the mechanisms (and maybe other stuff) for the wings to open and close.
     
  33. eagledocf15

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    Intersting and Thanks
     
  34. Moska

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    Are you asking for this?
     
  35. blastmaster

    blastmaster Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love this thread!!!!!
     
  36. R2Dan

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    guys, all the links in the collection are compromised due to the hijacking. Maybe they should either be taken down for now or corrected?
     
  37. rob8821

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    this thread makes me want to go out in the garage and pull out the old x-wing model i have and start working on it.but first i should finish up that biker scout/speeder bike i have kinda put aside and finish that.
     
  38. Junk Pilot

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    I was in the process of adding a new link the other day and noticed they had the old rpf.com in them. However, when I added the link they all changed to therpf.com links.

    Hopefully the links will be good.
     
  39. Nwerke

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    Nice, they actually blueprinted the McQuarrie X-wing. Didn't know that.
     
  40. Junk Pilot

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    In the process of making this thread a little more user friendly.

    Does anyone know of any good threads on the Estes Maxi-Brute at all? I've only seen an image here and there but nothing substantial.
     
  41. cygnusmodels

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    Great information!
     
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  43. jedimaster

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    Cool... Thanks man. Never seen those.
     
  44. Colin Droidmilk

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    Me neither. Very, very cool...Lots of new information to my eyes.
     
  45. ralphee

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    Thats Blue one/Red two Steve, but a killer post nontheless, really got all excited when you said Red Leader lol.

    lee
     
  46. MonsieurTox

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    Wow this canopy frame is soooo thin !

    Thanks for link J !
     
  47. Guy Cowen

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    The Stig certainly does get around, great shots and info
     
  48. Colin Droidmilk

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    It's like I've always said. Thin canopy frames = heaven.

    Looks like the wings don't want to stay closed. Note the tape.
     
  49. Colin Droidmilk

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    Heh...Who's the Steve here? Me or Treadwell?

    I know it's Blue One, lol...
     
  50. Colin Droidmilk

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    The McQuarrie X-wing... seems to me that what we call the McQuarrie X-wing probably derived from whatever was the latest thing to come off Joe Johnston's drawing board at that point.... Same with the TIE in the McQuarrie painting, not a Ralph design, a Joe design. By this stage in the production, McQuarrie's role seems to have switched from design to production painting proper, a task that saw him sticking ILM designs into his paintings to show ILM how those designs could look together in a final shot. The whole Death Star background in the 'McQuarrie X-wing' picture is definitely copied directly from a Joe Johnston sketch.
     

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