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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Star Wars X-Wing by RandomDesign

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by random2k4, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I'm the only one here that can consider it 'some' sanding. :D
     
  2. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Couldnt finish the X-Wing in time for the CMWS but you can now vote for my monitor at the Viewsonic community voting. (Number 4 [​IMG] )
    https://www.cmws.global/votevsaward

    You can also win a nice monitor just by voting.
     
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  3. z€r0 cool

    z€r0 cool New Member

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    Any x-wing updates??
     
  4. bjpc

    bjpc Dedicate yourself to your very own sense of life.

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    I really admire the 3d- file creation behind this- can´t wait seeing you going on with this awesome project.
     
  5. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Yeah, still a lot of work to do.
    At the moment, I am finishing two other projects, the WOPR and another one (worklog soon).
    Will be on a break soon, but will go back to this project in October
     
  6. Mopsi

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    Something still going on here? Cant wait to see more updates on this one.
     
  7. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    So finally after a while another update on the X-Wing.

    I started now to glue all the pieces for the wings together.
    Used some metal pins to ensure more stability. I used 2k epoxy glue to get
    a very good bond. To make sure every thing will stay in place while drying,
    I used some clamps.

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    After I let the epoxy dry for one day, I ended up with the entire wing.
    As you can See, I already included some wires to controll the light later.

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    And ofc a short test if the upper and lower wing fit together. Looking good so far.

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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yay! it's back. :D
     
  9. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Next, I built the cockpit, that will be openable at the end.

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    And one pic with the mobo in place.

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    Then also the body got some layers of spray filler.

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    Now that all small imperfections are visible, I started to apply body filler to those areas.

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  10. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    After the spot putty was dry, I wet sanded the entire body and masked all areas to prepare it for priming.

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    And the primer.

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    Followed up with a first layer of paint. The color is called German Panzer Grey :D
    After a thin layer of clear coat it really looks nice, and it is not too dark.
    So I have enough room for a weathering later.

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    While the paint and clear coat on the body dried, I started working on the weapon part.

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    I started also with a layer of primer, and dabbed on some silber paitnt.
    After a quick masking, those parts also got some Panzer Grey.

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    Then, I started with a first quick weathering. Don´t worry, I will add more layers later.
    But, I want sp see all parts, before going further.

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    The front got also some attention already.

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  11. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Next, I added some more color to the exhaust. So it looks like its actually used.

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    For the wings, I masked all the areas for the next layer of orange color.

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    If you are interested, its a 50:50 mixture between Beasty Brown and Bloody Red from Vallejo Game Color.

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    Some more grey details were added. The front part of the turbine was dabbed with silver color to achieve
    a more used look.

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    The body also became a orange and grey layering of color.

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  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome. Also RIP, carpet.
     
  13. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    After a quick weathering with just some acrylic silver paint and a black wash, it was time for a
    test assembly. Some parts are still missing, but now the X-Wing was ready to be shown at an event for the first time.
    So we wrapped up all parts and sent it over to Dallas for the Solidworks World.

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    We made a short video about the convention, showing some of the making-of process already.
    Full making-of is coming soon.

     
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  14. artoodeeto

    artoodeeto Active Member

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    This is a fantastic build, love it! I’ve always been partial to the original X-Wing design myself...even did up plans 20 years ago to build a 4 foot model of one from scratch, but never did. Now this log is making me want a 3D printer...
     
  15. Huskybongs

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    Love this build man. It's just perfect!
     
  16. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :clap:Fantastic work...as always,...:grin: I wish you to grab one of those new A1 printer and save some sanding time :dremel:
     
  17. Mopsi

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    That is so amazing. I love the paint job!
     
  18. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    If this was just an X-wing model it would be :eeek: :thumb: ... but a case for a PC, too? :jawdrop: :rock:
     
  19. random2k4

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    Finally, after decades another update on the X-Wing.

    To finish the project for the CMWS this year, I started to add a little bit more details.
    I made some inserts for the turbines. And because I needed 4 of them I just thought it would be
    a nice idea to try some mold making and casting.

    I made a simple one part mold and casted the 4 pieces in Smooth Cast 300.

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    After some sanding, I could prime and color the parts.

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    They were glued into the turbine.

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    For the inner side of the wings, I also wanted to add details.
    First I build something that should look a bit like an engine part.

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    Then I printed, cut and casted a lot of small parts for even more details.

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    They were partly combined into bigger pieces before adding a couple layers of spray filler.

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    After a quick wet sanding, all parts were painted.

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    And ofc installed. Here you can see a before and after.

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    I also added some details to the top part of the wing.

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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Lovely. :D That hiatus was not so bad.
     

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