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    Dec 10, 2012, 10:46 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #51

    i've never seen this pic before.
    it looks old: but it has 5 stripes! ???
    doesnt look like pyro to me (i'm far from the expert there), is it legit?

    http://www.tmz.com/photos/2012/12/08...xwing-768-jpg/
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    Dec 10, 2012, 11:43 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #52

    It's from the current Profiles in History Auction. It's claimed to be screen used but its not. It's the solid fuse casting. It has lineage to a real pyro but this is definately not what they claim in the auction.
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    Dec 13, 2012, 5:47 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #53

    I need help X wing experts. What kit is this part from?


    Rodmart85 If you want this photo removed, just let me know.
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    Dec 13, 2012, 6:44 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #54

    Hi !

    I think it's the 1/35 revel phantom F-4J parts
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    Dec 13, 2012, 8:26 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #55

    He's referring to the cone on the end of the engine itself that joins the back of the Saturn V part.
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    Dec 13, 2012, 12:28 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #56

    Exactly. I have pretty much every kit I need (except the brick pattern) and still can't figure out what the cone is from.
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    Dec 15, 2012, 10:52 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #57

    I've spent a lot of time staring at that part in all the reference of the hero models I have and here's what I think about it:

    1. it's either metal or chrome-plated,
    2. if it's chrome-plated, then it's likely a wheel part from a car kit, which I've been unable to find, although some of the 1/20 Tamiya kit wheels come awfully close, and
    3. if it's metal, then it's likely to be some kind of small flashlight reflector or something similar.

    The reason number three is likely, IMO, is that this part is attached to the closed end of the aluminum tube armature inside of every rear engine on the hero models. If we assume that tube was used to reflect light and heat from the bulb inside out through the open end of the rear engine part, then it would make sense that they would use something like a flashlight reflector on the closed end of that metal tube.

    Again, all IMO.
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    Dec 16, 2012, 5:01 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #58

    jedimaster said: View Post
    It's from the current Profiles in History Auction. It's claimed to be screen used but its not. It's the solid fuse casting. It has lineage to a real pyro but this is definately not what they claim in the auction.
    Also, why does the canopy appear to be stuck on? All ILM canopies were built in, no?
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    Dec 17, 2012, 8:17 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #59

    Yup. There is evidence of them being scored so as to break apart in a certain way but otherwise complete. This ain't the first time Profiles have taken someones word on something up for auction. Thing is the last one they sold along with the Y parts was legit. So why didn't alarm bells go off on this one?
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    Dec 18, 2012, 3:15 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #60

    Thanks Beaz, that's what I was afraid of. Was hoping it would be a simple part I overlooked though.
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    Feb 8, 2013, 6:14 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #61

    can someone here tell me what scale is my MPC/ERTL kit?? and what size brass tubes do you use for the guns???
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    Mar 4, 2013, 2:46 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #62

    Hi.. sorta new member on here.. looking at picking up an SS X-Wing.

    Is Rodmart's version the bestest (yes, bestest) one out?

    Thank you,
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    Mar 4, 2013, 3:11 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #63

    The MPC kt is about 1/43 scale. As far as brass tubing goes I don't think anyone has check this yet but it shouldn't be hard to work out.

    HIGHWAYMAN9674 said: View Post
    can someone here tell me what scale is my MPC/ERTL kit?? and what size brass tubes do you use for the guns???
    I guess it's a personal preference but there is no denying the quality of this kit. I don't have a SS X-wing and I sooo wish I did though (long story but it involves a baby) but if I did it would definitely be this kit. And although the added detailing makes this non-film accurate it builds up into a beautiful bird.

    So...the question is, do you want film accuracy or not?

    clobberator said: View Post
    Hi.. sorta new member on here.. looking at picking up an SS X-Wing.

    Is Rodmart's version the bestest (yes, bestest) one out?

    Thank you,
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    Mar 4, 2013, 4:57 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #64

    Mike may be releasing his new improved v3.1.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 12:50 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #65

    Cool.. thanks. Yes, Junk Pilot - The Missus said I can get my toys before this "spawnling" thing happens.. so I'm looking to make sure the big purchases are taken care of before arrival of said spawn.

    I guess film accuracy is the big question now...
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    Mar 6, 2013, 12:50 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #66

    Junk Pilot said: View Post


    I guess it's a personal preference but there is no denying the quality of this kit. I don't have a SS X-wing and I sooo wish I did though (long story but it involves a baby) but if I did it would definitely be this kit. And although the added detailing makes this non-film accurate it builds up into a beautiful bird.

    So...the question is, do you want film accuracy or not?
    I don't have the Rodmart but it looks like you can probably just sand off all the added stuff...
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    Jul 20, 2013, 5:50 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #67

    SW Insider had one of the highest resolution pics yet of the shot of the X's and Y's on the table at ILM, finally get a clearer shot of the mystery X-wing with the red gun. What looked like an unpainted model in some of the pics now appears to only be missing the red stripe but is otherwise finished and matches the picture of it hanging by the wires.

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    Jul 22, 2013, 6:51 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #68

    Nice...do you know what issue? The wings appear taped and ready for painting. And there does seem to be some yellow on the nose and fuselage as I had been thinking...possibly a blue canopy?

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    Jul 23, 2013, 10:06 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #69

    wizardofthenorth said: View Post
    Nice...do you know what issue? The wings appear taped and ready for painting. And there does seem to be some yellow on the nose and fuselage as I had been thinking...possibly a blue canopy?

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    Issue 142 I think. Yeah the yellow appears to match up to the completed model.
    Good eye on the tape, didn't notice that and since they go to the edge I wonder if that confirms it being red 10?
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    Jul 30, 2013, 7:56 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #70

    Good eye..... It's definitely a Pyro Model. That's a nice clear pic of the Pyro Y-wing "Triangles" also.
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    Jul 30, 2013, 12:28 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #71

    Thanks for the post. Yes, this res now gives us a mighty fine look at those y-wings too. First time I've perceived the faint tan treatment on the Triangles' L'eggs.
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    Jul 30, 2013, 1:20 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #72

    Great resolution! So the X in the back, with the red lasercannon body - thin blue strip along the top fuselage, no markings on the side?!



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    Or perhaps it's a shadow...
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    Jul 30, 2013, 1:47 PM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #73

    Here is the Red6/10 pic, with some saturation turned up to illustrate what I think may be some yellow painted sections and possibly a blue canopy. And they do kinda line up to the above photo.
    I saw the line on the nose, and was thinking it was maybe just a scoring line or something...blue would be interesting.

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    Jul 31, 2013, 2:51 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #74

    moffeaton said: View Post
    Great resolution! So the X in the back, with the red lasercannon body - thin blue strip along the top fuselage, no markings on the side?!

    Or perhaps it's a shadow...
    Also has an unpainted cockpit interior, or a light grey one!... And yeah, the side has no livery but is covered in painted panels/weathering ... a strange state indeed. Wings taped ready for stripes. So.. the livery went on last? The cockpit interior too, I guess. I see that in the famous pic of Grant McCune painting an X pyro, the cockpit interior is reddish at that point...presumably it was left unmasked when he did the canopy.
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    Jul 31, 2013, 2:59 AM - Re: The One-Stop X-Wing Thread #75

    wizardofthenorth said: View Post
    Here is the Red6/10 pic, with some saturation turned up to illustrate what I think may be some yellow painted sections and possibly a blue canopy. And they do kinda line up to the above photo.


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    They do for sure... Check that huge yellow panel on the nose...

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