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Author Topic: Revell 1/29" X-Wing  (Read 298 times)

Offline whb64

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Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:30:53 am »
This is one of the kits I did while I am on break from the Trek lighted builds.  I needed a sanity break and wanted to do something that is fast and fun! 

The kit is supposed to be 1/29 scale, but that's very questionable.  When built it comes out to right around 17" in length.  Some say it is a 1/30 scale, but based on the Wiki database about X-Wings it is actually closer to 1/31.5 in scale.  That's based on a T65C.  This is perfect though because it's close enough to 1/32 scale that I can display it with my other 1/32 scale ships like the Viper and Raider.  I'm also working on 1/32 scale A-Wings, a Y-Wing, Tie Fighters and bombers and of course Darth Vader's Tie fighter!  I found a place to get a 1/32 scale Buck Rogers Starfighter.  I just like seeing them all in scale to each other.  It is really interesting when you see them compared that way.  I also plan on doing some real world fighter jets in the same scale so people can see then compared to real like aircraft.

Anyway, here's my baby!  I have no idea where to display it at right now though.





This is a straight out of the box build.  The only thing I did was some weathering.  I just couldn't hold off, I got it in the mail Friday afternoon and had it done that night!  The only other thing I did was I took my dremel and rounded out the hex shape inside the posts that the pins fit into so I can take it back apart later on and add some after market parts and light it.  All in all it took around 2 hours to build including the weathering.  If I didn't have to wait for the weathering to dry I'd say this could be built in an hour!

Here's a 1/32 scale A-Wing I am working on...


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Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 02:53:28 am »
Very nice display models....  I like that weathering!

Did you say you had a 1/32 Tie Bomber???

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Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:46:37 am »
I have a ton of 'toy' ships.  I have every Playmates Star Trek ship they made, most of those I have at least doubles of everything, some I have up to five of!  I also have some of the Star Wars ships, the older Kenner and newer Hasbro ships.  As it turns out the Star Wars ships come out to 1/32 scale!  That's what the A-Wing is, one of the new Hasbro A-Wings.  The figures of course are not 1/32 scale.  The 3.75" action figures come out to 10' tall when you convert the size!  But the ships are measuring in at a perfect 1/32 scale. 

So I figure I might as well do conversions on them and put actual cockpits in and 1/32 scale figures, dress up the paint, and throw in some lights for the cockpit and engines.  Why not?  I tried selling the Trek Playmates collection (I have all the ships and just about every figure Playmates made) but nobody wanted the collection as a lot.  I didn't feel like selling it one piece at a time because I know people would go for certain ships and I'd be left with the ones nobody wants.  Might as well have the whole collection.

When I get around to it I also have the TNG bridge, transporter and engineering sets and I would like to build those up into a more accurate display set.  I have enough model kits and these ships to keep me busy for the rest of my life!

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Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:50:46 am »
I didn't weather the X-Wing laser cannons because I plan on redoing those with copper tubes.  R2 also looks a little 'too clean' but I think I'll leave him like that.  Pretty much all I plan on doing extra to the X-Wing is a new cockpit and some lights, new laser cannons, and I will cast the engine exhausts in clear so I can light them.  Same with the A-Wing, just a new cockpit and figure and clear cast engine exhausts and basic lights.  I like these quick builds much better than the months it seems to take to do a proper Trek build!

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Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:37:33 am »
I like it!

Just to be clear, this is the SnapTite Max kit, right?

I have one in the stash I've also been thinking about doing as a break from Trek ...
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Re: Revell 1/29" X-Wing
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 04:44:22 pm »
I like it!

Just to be clear, this is the SnapTite Max kit, right?

I have one in the stash I've also been thinking about doing as a break from Trek ...
Yes the SnapTite Max.  There are some inaccuracies, mainly with the cockpit but some other areas too.  Personally though they are minor and don't detract from the overall look. 

I can't wait to get another one and also make a diorama of the Tie Fighter shooting at the X-Wing and doing a near miss right above the wing.  The Hasbro Tie Fighter is perfect scale to match the X-Wing.

 




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