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    X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Tue May 31, 2011 9:43 am

    As you all know, I am an avid fan of the X-wing:



    Some time back, I began my own rendition of this ship after having seen Brian Tobin’s amazing MOC.

    Brian’s X-wing:



    My first attempt:

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    Since then, I’ve come across a plethora of information in the form of other AFOLs’ renditions of the X-wing as well as photos of the original studio models (which, I should add, are absolutely beautiful), and my own MOC has evolved:

    Version 2

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    Version 3



    Version 4



    Version 5 - Unfinished



    Version 5.5 - Still in Progress







    Credit to just a few of the AFOLs whose X-wings inspired me:

    Eric Druon
    Dave Eaton
    Tim Goddard
    David Low
    marshal_banana
    Bruce Lowell
    Mike Psiaki
    Brian Tobin


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Triangle Man on Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:53 am

    I don't like your 1st attempt. The wings look a bit to short on the latest version, your best on in my opinion is the 2nd version, I wish that the Lego would make this into a set. Do you have any more pics of the version 5.5?
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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:48 am

    Triangle Man wrote:I don't like your 1st attempt.

    Yeah, that I put there more to show how far I've come.

    Triangle Man wrote: The wings look a bit to short on the latest version, your best on in my opinion is the 2nd version, I wish that the Lego would make this into a set.

    Interesting that you say that, as Version 2 was heavily based off of 4502/6212. And since it was the last version before I started using legitimate reference. Oops The wing length and wingspan were actually calculated from screenshots for the most recent rendition.

    Triangle Man wrote:Do you have any more pics of the version 5.5?

    At the moment the fuselage is mostly disassembled. I'm actually in the process of combining the SNOTed nose in Version 5 with the cleaner wings from Version 5.5 and a SNOTed rear fuselage, so it will probably be a while before an update.


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    Post  Triangle Man on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 am

    Fallenangel wrote:
    Triangle Man wrote:I don't like your 1st attempt.
    At the moment the fuselage is mostly disassembled. I'm actually in the process of combining the SNOTed nose in Version 5 with the cleaner wings from Version 5.5 and a SNOTed rear fuselage, so it will probably be a while before an update.

    Pardon My ignorance but what is SNOT or SNOTed (not what I thinking I hope Confused).

    It's the lack of a molded canopy on the newest versions that makes them look unusual.
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    Post  Blokdoctor on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:03 am

    Triangle Man wrote:
    Pardon My ignorance but what is SNOT or SNOTed (not what I thinking I hope Confused).

    It's the lack of a molded canopy on the newest versions that makes them look unusual.
    Studs Not On Top.

    Actually, the molded canopy is rather inaccurate. It's modeled after the canopy on the Y-wing.


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:07 pm

    Blokdoctor wrote:
    Actually, the molded canopy is rather inaccurate. It's modeled after the canopy on the Y-wing.

    You can use the slightly more accurate molded canopy from 10129 in the fashion of Mike Psiaki, but it's rather boxy and I'm not sure how it would look. Not only that, but I don't have enough money or desire to buy 10129.

    Of course, the fact that Psiaki was able to make it work well is one of many reasons I consider his X-wing one of the best I've seen.


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    Post  Triangle Man on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:15 pm

    Fallenangel wrote:
    You can use the slightly more accurate molded canopy from 10129 in the fashion of Mike Psiaki, but it's rather boxy and I'm not sure how it would look. Not only that, but I don't have enough money or desire to buy 10129.

    That canopy seems to stick up at the front a bit to much. Erm the X-wing has a narrow canopy doesn't it.


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:19 pm

    Triangle Man wrote:
    That canopy seems to stick up at the front a bit to much. Erm the X-wing has a narrow canopy doesn't it.

    The canopy piece is actually flush at the bottom, which is why psiaki decided to offset it. Besides, the X-wing's canopy is supposed to "stick up at the front". You can see that Brian Tobin also offset the canopy on his X-wing in light of this.

    While I agree that it looks a bit wide, it's not any wider than the Y-wing canopy piece.


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:41 pm

    No one's posted here in, well, weeks, so I thought I'd take the oppportunity to share progress on the WIP... as I mentioned, I'm building a new rear fuselage from the ground up - not an easy task in LDD...





    As you can see, the S-foil mechanism is exactly the same, but the wings have been improved with pieces I don't actually own.



    I intend for the bottom tiles to be angled upwards in the fashion of the studio model, but it's tricky lining up the angles...

    I didn't take screenshots, but I'm also experimenting with solutions for the forward fuselage, since the illegal connections prevent the two halves of the nose from tapering differently (a critical error I never noticed on version 5 until some five months after the fact Sad Crying ). Progress has been very slow indeed...



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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Brickdoctor on Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:07 pm

    I'm a bit surprised to see you building this in white, but other than that, it's looking good.

    Have you actually tested the connections in real life, though? The wing attachment to the rotating mechanism looks a little fragile.

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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:26 pm

    The rear fuselage in its current state is probably quite flimsy, but the S-foil chassis you see in the screenshot is the exact same one that's being used here. I don't expect that the slight alterations to the wings will have made them much heavier...


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:52 am

    And progress continues...



    Piece count currently stands at 517 - 80 more than 6212. Surprised


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:46 am

    Update. The design may look finalized at first glance, but there's still a fair ways to go before this is anywhere close to being done:



    I'm trying out Brickdoctor's suggestion for the nose. It's not bad...


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Brickdoctor on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:29 am

    Coming along nicely. The nose cone looks a little out of place, though, being built so...normally, as compared to some of the other areas where you've used some good SNOT work.

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    Post  Triangle Man on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:15 am

    Have yo made any more progress?
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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:06 pm

    My, I wasn't aware you still visited!

    Not since this, I'm afraid. A lot has happened since that last post. Laughing


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    Re: X-wing

    Post  Fallenangel on Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:08 pm

    Not like anyone visits anymore, but I might as well finish up this thread.

    Here's the completed model:





    Many thanks to Brickdoctor.


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