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  1. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Hi everybody! I have moved so there will be some delay with any progress! But I will finish this model before I die :)
  2. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Hi! Yes, some minor updates. I have moved into a new apartment. This resulted in a 2 months pause in the building. Anyways, I started again last week by trying to make the opening canopy sleeker. Also you can see that top of the dashboard has been upgraded a bit.
  3. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    First cockpit detailing tests:
  4. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Thanks! I think I'll experiment with different spacing methods for "macaroni" pieces. I want to use only original Lego pieces so printing is not an option :) I think I won't use even custom stickers :D
  5. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to solve the astromech droid? The round part needs to be 5 studs in diameter :) Below you can see 4 studs version and it looks (and is) too small :)
  6. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Yup! Sharp eyes and thanks! Actually the large scale allows but also demands for this angled seam. Here's an older photo of the seam:
  7. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Small update! I've been lately working on the top and rear greebling. Here are first versions of those.
  8. drakmin

    Technic Pub

    "Sorry" to hear that. I hope though you will build/buy a brick house ;)
  9. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Image dump aligns quite ok with blueprints some shaping to do around canopy inspecting bricklink order :)
  10. drakmin

    Duesenberg SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton (1:8,5)

    Oh I almost cannot believe how beautiful this model is! Perfectly done! Also very interesting choice of a car to model! By the way does your model happen to have any sort of steering? In the frontal photo it almost looks like the wheels could be turned?
  11. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    I now have this new prototype:
  12. Loving the colour palette of this order! :)
  13. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    I will try to improve it but later :D Actually there might be a solution of making only the front struts upper pivot movable so it could slide more close to the front of the engine when landing gear is fully opened.
  14. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    Hmm, not sure at all if I can make it the 100% correct rear landing gear geometry. Atleast in this scale since it would need variable lenght for each landing gear strut to make them fold. I must remind that the model weights like 20kg :D Later when I see if the wings currently hold the laser cannons horizontal I can see if I can remove some wing structure to have more space for the landing gear mechanism but I doubt it heavily with the current information. Happily I have built everything in pretty modular way so it is always possible the revisit one design area later!
  15. drakmin

    [MOC] 1400mm X-wing

    This is a good question which I have considered for a long time. In the movies and most scale models the read landing gear seems to be built like in the image below. I think they didn't have to build a version where the landing gear actually fits inside the engine with all the mechanics and is foldable. Also, the geometry like shown below is almost impossible to build so that it would fold inside any reasonable amount of space. I think the movie version is built only thinking about the 1:1 scale models stability on ground on the set. I will build my version like in the next blueprint below. Parallel landing gear struts allow for simple rotational movement and quite compact space when folded. Actually even this parallel version was quite close to impossible to build so that it would fit yet carry the weight of the ship. So basically it is a trade between looking exactly like in the movie or to be functional. Generally I have learnt in many movies the scale models are quite different for each shot :D For example with the snowspeeder the flight model would not fit pilots legs etc. so some compromise and interpretation must be made. Hopefully you can now see my solution acceptable :D