Author Topic: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"  (Read 5533 times)

Offline Artoor_K

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Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« on: February 29, 2012, 02:54:28 AM »
Hello!

I'd like to present my fresh-finished model - X-wind from 303 Squadron. This particular fighter took part in slaying destroyer "Vollstrecker" and base-ship "Todesstern"* :) I've used old MPC/ERTL model and decals for 1/32 Spitfire.


















*Translate to german : "Executor" and "Death Star" :)
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 11:39:53 PM by artoor_k »
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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 03:01:44 AM »
That's fantastic, and the Polish checkerboards look very appropriate in a sci-fi environment!

Cheers,

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 03:15:33 AM »
Outstanding!!! :)
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Offline ChrisF

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 04:27:01 AM »
Reminds me of a plan i had for an iraqi tie-fighter... I must get back to that at some point...


Anyway...


I like  !!   :D

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 05:38:10 AM »
That is quite the beauty :-* :icon_alabanza:

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 07:28:47 AM »
That's great, artoor_k! I especially like how your paintwork!

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 11:08:43 AM »
That's fantastic, and the Polish checkerboards look very appropriate in a sci-fi environment!

Cheers,

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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 11:19:43 AM »
excellent dry brushing!!

Wonderful model  :-* thanks for sharing it with us!
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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 10:21:16 PM »
Beautiful! We need more Star Wars stuff painted to resemble our galaxy's stuff!  :)

I'm not sure about the destroyer's name, though. "Testamentsvollstrecker" IS a valid translation of "executor", but has a very specific legal connotation, being the "executor of the will". Maybe just using "Vollstrecker" would be better. "Vollstrecker" can be used in a sense of "executioner" or "hangman" ("Henker" or "Scharfrichter" in German). Another translation of "executor" is "Ausführender", in the sense of "a person executing someone's orders". Would sound odd as a destroyer's name, though.

On the other hand, maybe the legal term is appropriate. Vader is a cold-blooded ba**ard, obsessed with power and manipulating others. He HAS to be a lawyer.  ;D
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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 11:39:35 PM »
Beautiful! We need more Star Wars stuff painted to resemble our galaxy's stuff!  :)

I'm not sure about the destroyer's name, though. "Testamentsvollstrecker" IS a valid translation of "executor", but has a very specific legal connotation, being the "executor of the will". Maybe just using "Vollstrecker" would be better. "Vollstrecker" can be used in a sense of "executioner" or "hangman" ("Henker" or "Scharfrichter" in German). Another translation of "executor" is "Ausführender", in the sense of "a person executing someone's orders". Would sound odd as a destroyer's name, though.

On the other hand, maybe the legal term is appropriate. Vader is a cold-blooded ba**ard, obsessed with power and manipulating others. He HAS to be a lawyer.  ;D


Well , I don't know german :) I've translated names using GOOGLE TRANSLATOR and a few dictionaries. I know that "Testamentsvollstrecker" has a specific sense but any other word sound strange for me for a name of destroyer :) You may be right ,  "Vollstrecker" sounds better for me now :)
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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 11:43:37 PM »
That's great!

It should make most people think twice before making a Polish joke! ;)
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Re: Incom T-65 X-wing "303 Squadron"
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
Thats outstanding.  :-*

There something very cool about Star Wars ships in WW2 schemes.
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