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A little X wing inspiration

Post by TonyT » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:31 am

This was a model I haven't finished, I got to an impasse on the cockpit framing etc and have left it, but I thought you might like to see it, the bottom wasn't finished and bar the rear nozzle which is a deodorant cap, the rest is plastic card, plastic rod and strut, with just a little ally mesh used in car repairs added :D

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff32 ... ftSide.jpg

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff32 ... /top-1.jpg

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff32 ... efront.jpg

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff32 ... eFront.jpg

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff32 ... y/rear.jpg


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Post by Tony Agustin » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:43 am

Now that's what I'm talking about! Nice!

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Post by TazMan2000 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:13 am

It's definitely an eye catcher. Love the weathering. Top notch.


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Post by leroyo » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:24 pm

When Star wars meet Mad Max...

Great job,

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Post by KWSTAS » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:27 am

I like it a lot.Now build a base as a small diorama so it looks like crushed and abandoned.

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Post by didihno » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:59 am

Love it.

Needs really cr@ppy landing gear to match.

Otherwise, love it.
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Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:37 pm

I LOVE THIS! It would be right at home in the Firefly universe. :D
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Post by WarpeD » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:03 pm

Definite Klingon overtones too. Nice work.

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Post by zaphod » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:47 pm

Man, that is the dog's bollocks. Great model, thanks a bunch for sharing it with us.
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Post by Gerry » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:20 am

brilliantly done!
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Post by Jagdson » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:04 pm

'Fresh and interesting, mon. Is she named yet? I nominate Junkyard Defender.
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Post by publiusr » Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:24 pm

leroyo wrote:When Star wars meet Mad Max...
Now just to have the pilot's handle on the side...Toe-cutter

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Post by novahobbies » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:43 pm

Holy crap! The weathering is fantastic. Nice job!
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Post by eeun » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:39 pm

Wow, and...wow!:shock:

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Post by AbsoluteSciFi » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:57 pm

Is that a pick ax and sledge hammer on the right wing? YES. In case the 105mm cannons on the overly-piped wings fail, the pilot can jump out there and throw heavy objects at the enemy! So cool!

Seriously, The only thing I don't like is the front end where I can see the base styrene plastic showing under the nice paint job you did. Cap it. Fill it. Paint it black, anything to blend it into the rest of the model!
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Post by TonyT » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:10 am

The front was never finished, as with the underside, I wasn't happy with the canopy so I abandoned it, it just looks wrong, may when I feel able to carry on and finish it. :)

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Post by tiking » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:57 am

Very old thread but what an amazing build. Nicely done Tony.
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Post by EVApodman » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:44 am

KWSTAS wrote:I like it a lot.Now build a base as a small diorama so it looks like crushed and abandoned.
Make it look like a crash scene. Reminds me of artwork done by Chris Foss for a book with a crashed spacecraft and the pilots skeleton still in the cockpit.
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