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Revell 1/48 X-wing FINISHED

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  • Member since
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  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Revell 1/48 X-wing FINISHED
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:02 AM

 

My next adventure is beyond any place that I have been before; some where beyond our universe. This time I will be flying a Revell 1/48 Incom Corporation T-65 X-Wing Space Superiority Fighter. Why would I want to model an X-wing? I don't know! I have no interest in this fictitious aircraft and I have never seen a Star Wars movie. Maybe it would just be cool to have one sitting among world War II fighters and bombers!

 

So with minimal research, here it is:

 

 X-wing by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 X-Wing by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 

 

PS. I have used Photobucket for years; this is hosted by Flickr!

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Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:26 AM

Last time I built this I went with wings shut and gear down... But mine didn't include a stand.

(Watching intently)

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:28 PM

I believe that is the Fine Molds kit re-popped by Revell. 

You,should watch the first Star Wars, at least the last half hour or so to get an idea of how they weathered the fighters, plus the variations in markings. And it will seem familiar since George Lucas cut together footage from old war movies to map out how he wanted to depict the Rebel attack on the Death Star.

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Posted by Shipwreck on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:49 AM
Aggieman, I took your advice and bought the movies, all six of them. The first must not be Episode One because I have not seen any X-wings in it yet. From the internet I can see variations of panel lines for Red Five, depending on what you are looking at. I hope to start production this week! Thanks foor the advice.

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Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:47 PM

You've never seen a Star Wars Movie?  I'm glad you finally watched one.  I'll be following your build.  I built an MPC R2D2 As a kid.  It was covered in glue!  LOL!

Toshi

P.S.  I've also built a X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and C3PO.

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Monday, July 24, 2017 5:09 PM

Toshi
You've never seen a Star Wars Movie?

No, not until last night, my wife and I saw most of Episode I, The Phantom Menace. My wife, who never saw a Star Wars flick either, says "this is not what I expected, are you sure this is the first one?" Well I use to be an accountant and one always use to come first! But, I expected to see x-wings at the end of the first video. Some internet research suggested five viewing orders?

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Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Monday, July 24, 2017 5:45 PM

The original 1977 Star Wars is Episode IV.  If you end up enjoying it then you'll love The Empire Strikes Back.  It's generally regarded as the best in the series.

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Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:11 PM

Shipwreck
Aggieman, I took your advice and bought the movies, all six of them. The first must not be Episode One because I have not seen any X-wings in it yet. From the internet I can see variations of panel lines for Red Five, depending on what you are looking at. I hope to start production this week! Thanks foor the advice.
 

George Lucas was numerically challenged. He starts his story in the middle, goes through the end, then comes back many years later to do the beginning. You won't find X-Wings in Episodes 1-3. Lots of them in 4 and 6 and some in 5.

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:23 PM

Aggieman

 

 
Shipwreck
Aggieman, I took your advice and bought the movies, all six of them. The first must not be Episode One because I have not seen any X-wings in it yet. From the internet I can see variations of panel lines for Red Five, depending on what you are looking at. I hope to start production this week! Thanks foor the advice.
 

 

 

George Lucas was numerically challenged. He starts his story in the middle, goes through the end, then comes back many years later to do the beginning. You won't find X-Wings in Episodes 1-3. Lots of them in 4 and 6 and some in 5.

Actually, he was very smart in starting with episode 4.  The story at that point is much more enjoyable, much lighter, and significantly more upbeat.  Episodes 1-3 are a tragic downfall, and get pretty dark.  4-6 deal with redemption.  Regardless, starting a movie with spaceships shooting at each other coming from behind you and then Vader walking through that blown hatch, had me glued to my seat for 2 hours of pure bliss.  I went for my 9th birthday with mom.  

John

 

 

 

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  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:57 PM

Back in the saddle after watching each of eight episodes at least twice. I found at least four distinct versions of Red 5 in the movies; I am sure there are more! The one I built is from "The Empire Strikes Back". Luke Skywalker goes to Dagobah to be trained as a Jedi by Yoda, He crash lands in a swamp; his T-65 is completely submerged. After Yoda raises the air craft, Luke flies off to rescue his friends. This model is depicting his flight out.

So, from a galaxy far, far away, I bring you R2D2, Luke Skywalker, and Red 5:

 

R2D2 WIP

 DSC05368 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

R2D2 Finished: At this point R2 has been submerged in the swamp, consumed by a swamp creature and regurgitated 'Jonah and the whale' style!

 

 DSC05891 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 

This was one of the easiesst canopys to mask!

 DSC05364 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 

 DSC05638 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

The base coat was sprayed over shadows of black and dark grey to give an uneven surface!

 DSC05629 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 

The following photos are the mostly finished product:

 

 DSC05862 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 

 DSC05863 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 DSC05870 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

 DSC05874 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

 

Heading off to a galaxy far, far away!

 

 DSC05875 by Benjamin Zabriskie, on Flickr

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, January 12, 2018 4:11 PM

That looks really good Shipwreck, I love the weathering and the tiny stand alone R2 is awesome. Make me wann start mine.

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, January 12, 2018 8:04 PM

This looks very nice! This one is inspiring me to do a star wars kit for sure!

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, January 15, 2018 4:34 AM

Absolutely awesome!  Now you got me into thinking building one myself or even a Tie Fighter.  Thanks for sharing.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 6:40 AM

Not bad for a Rebel, nicely done build.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:13 AM

Great job!

 Bruce

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:16 AM

Somehow I missed this, really nice work! You captured the beat-up worn look from the movies very well. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:26 AM

That looks like its a reboxed Fine Molds kit. I did the X-wing from them and I'm looking at the parts as sprues and it looks near exact to my eye. That means these Revell kits are rather good kits after all. I may have to look into getting others. Your work so far looks fantastic.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:29 AM

Brandon, the Revell kits re-boxed from the FM ones are labeled Master Series, so look out for that. Youcan just make it out in the bottom right corner of the box lid in the first post.

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Posted by Shipwreck on Monday, January 15, 2018 4:45 PM

Both the Fine Molds and Revell kits received good reviews. I was told they are both out of production. I really had to scrounge around to find mine. It had to be 1/48 scale! My review is that I never want to do a snap kit again. Everything fit well; too much did not fit good. I had to trim down most of the locator pins to get a good fit. For example there is a panel between the starboard wings that refused to seat properly. That would not have been a problem if I knew it before I assembled the wings and found out that they would not close properly. It would not have been easy to tear it all down for the fix! I modeled this Red 5 as it appeared in the Dagobah swamp episode. At no point did Skywaker lower the wings for combat in these scenes; until now! Thanks, everyone, for your comments and giving it a look.

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Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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