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Two Times Studio Scale X-Wing Fighter

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by Kenneth Gogan

Scale: Big

This is my "two times studio scale" X-wing fighter that I built completely from scratch, except for the four inch star wars figures, which have been cut up and reconfigured, and then painted. It is a balsa wood frame covered in sheet styrene plastic, and then built up or layered with individual cut panels made of styrene plastic.

The engines are made up of plastic shot glasses and the plastic covers for the Glade brant scented plug-in refills. The cannons on the end of the wings are made up of aluminum knitting needles with different diameter plastic tubes slid over the ends. The knitting needles help keeps the cannons rigid. The main body of the cannons is made from plastic tubes found in rolls of cash register tape.

Kitbashed tank parts make up some of the greeblies on the panel located behind the R2 unit. The rest of the details are scratch built. The panel is removable to access the scratchbuilt electronics and the self-contained power supply. The rear engines light up and the R2 unit lights up, whistles and bleeps. The wings are permanently fixed in the open position. This is not 100 % movie accurate so please forgive me, however this is only my second scratch build.

Paints are model master acrylics applied with an Aztec air brush. All markings are painted on and not decals. Weathering is done with washes and Tamiya weathering pastels.

The dimensions of this x-wing are 39 inches long by 30 inches wide by 12 inches high. The reason that I built it this big was simply just to see if I could do it. There are a few changes that I plan to correct on it, but overall I am pleased with how it turned out.

Image: Front

Image: Rear

Image: Left/rear view

Image: Engine detail

Image: Pilot

Image: Cockpit

Image: From above

Image: Astromech droid

Image: Inner wing detail

Image: Engine detail

Image: Rear panel

Image: Underneath

Image: Closer look

Image: Even closer

Image: Top

Image: Top detail

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