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

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by RPF Staff, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. -... . .- --..

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread


    I think some of the confusion here may be due to the number of General Modeling forum links that have been added to the main post. Just when did Hasbro toys become studio scale?

    Maybe it's time to "unstick" this thread and move it to General Modeling.
     
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  2. Treadwell

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    wow, this thread needs some judicious pruning then!
     
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  3. BathVader

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Sorry about that Jay will take note haha
     
  4. steve48442

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    Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread

    Hi guys I'm looking for measurements of the x wing espesialy the wing size I would like to scratch build a studio size x wing .thanks .steve
     
  5. darthsg

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    I know this has probably been asked 100 times, but does anyone know if there is a good thread, or site to go to for building the giant x-wing that is shown in the Smithsonian? I appreciate any help on this.
     
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  8. mmhnc

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    Wow, those are some great ref pictures. I especially like seeing the inside of the Vader helmet!
     
  9. StevenBills

    StevenBills Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Found these photos of Blue Leader floating around the Net. I've personally never seen them before:

    Blue Leader1.jpg

    Blue Leader2.jpg

    Blue Leader3.jpg

    SB
     
  10. Verbal21

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    Even in black and white, that's a gorgeous ship. Blue Leader has just jumped to the top of my most wanted list. I hope I can find a Salzo kit soon.
     
  11. purpleyez

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    Hello all, I am a serious newbie here so please forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place... I really didn't want to to start a new thread if that was not appropriate so tried to find an existing one that would possibly be the best place to ask. Actually I was hoping to find the info I need here but no luck. So...

    I am intending to start my Salzo SS X-Wing in the nearish future - I think it's a V2, purchased from Starship Modeler in Oct 2006. So I am wondering what the options are for armatures for this kit. I see plenty references to the Mike Reader armature but all references I can find to obtaining that armature point to an alert page on modelermagic.com. I visited that page and link there to Mike's page is a dead link. So my question/s is/are; does anyone know if Mike Reader's armature is still available and if so how do I contact him and also what are the other options for X-Wing armatures if any? I guess then the next question is should this be a seperate thread that can then be linked to in this thread to help others in the future?

    Thanks all,

    Lee
     
  12. Jkirkon

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    Hi Lee,

    I bought an armature from Mike Reader late last year. He is still making them. I'll have to dig around for his email address, but I have it somewhere. I'll pm it to you when I find it.
     
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    Mikes contact info is: reader@mymts.net
     
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    Thank you for that info Jkirkon - I will definitely fire an email off to him.

    I am still interested to know what, if any, other options are available if anyone has more suggestions.

    Cheers,

    Lee
     
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  15. kokkari

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    Hey guys, I know there has been a little discussion here and there, but is there a thread regarding the destruction of the original Red 5 model? Why it was changed to Red 4, why it was dismantled, etc...? Even if no one really knows, has there been any speculation?
    Red5now1.jpg Red5now2.jpg Red5now3.jpg Red5now4.jpg
     
  16. Jkirkon

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    Sad that what once was such a beautiful ship is now in that state.


    No idea why it was converted to Red 4, but I would also be interested in knowing the tale.
     
  17. ShowCraft

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    A recent find. I’m fairly certain this is the correct stuff.
     

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  18. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, that’s the stuff I have. Same number. It seems to have come in tan, white and red. Good find!
     
  19. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is there a Parts Map of the X-Wing (i.e., Red Five) the way there is for Red Jammer Y-Wing? And if so, can someone point me to it?
     
  20. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are some. I can't remember how the red jammer maps went, but this is a start.

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=191952

    There's a really good CG one that's got all of the parts. I can't remember where I've seen that lately but will post it if I come across it.
     
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  22. Treadwell

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    brass tubing:

    Long ago I copy/pasted some information and kept it on file, and it lists 8 sizes required. But I only see five sections of tubing on the cannons.

    ???

    Here's that copied list:

    3/32
    1/8
    5/32
    3/16
    7/32
    1/4
    9/32
    5/16

    .014 wall thickness
     
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  23. Jkirkon

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    Some additional information on brass cannons
     

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  24. Jkirkon

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    What happened to all the saved threads in this post?

    They get lost when the site was upgraded? I hope not, this was a gold mine of information.
     
  25. whb64

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    There is a TON of information in this thread! Thanks all!

    One thing I am not seeing or able to easily find is how the wing mechanism works. I
     
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  26. eze38

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    It seems like almost all the threads have been lost; at least most have lost their photos... Am sad about this.
     
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    I've noticed that a lot of the older threads are dead links. I sure hope someone can recover those. Such a wealth of knowledge is gone.
     

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