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T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« on: September 09, 2020, 12:17:30 AM »
Hi All

After meeting my Sister and Nephew recently I think I sorta impressed them with the found objects spaceships I had built (or they were just being polite  ::)) insomuch as I have a commission to build a Starwars style spaceship to adorn the Nephews bedroom. He has had a rather  neat custom space/Dr Who/ Starwars paint job and a fancy spaceship hanging from the ceiling would look rather good.

So here's the starting point..........

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An old F14 carcass  complete with some extra bits, this was from an evil bay purchase of which I thought I had an almost complete kit but quite a bit was missing, thankfully not the canopy , so this will be an ideal start for the project.

Again this is a seat of the pants build so there is absolutely no pre planning, let's see what evolves over the next few weeks  ???  ;)

More when it happens............

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 03:19:46 AM »
This is going to be interesting  :D

And a commission says more than "just being polite"  ;)
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 10:05:16 PM »
Thanks Apophenia you've got a good point there.

A bit more progress, the base fuselage has not been put together very well so plenty of PSR at the moment

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Visualizing this spaceship in a heavy fighter come ground attack sort of role designed to take out enemy guns and radar/scanner/sensor installations so it's going to need a serious main weapon, in the form of a multi barrel munitions dispenser.

The inspiration for this came from Polygons superb Hiigaran Interceptor( http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8998.0) and will be constructed from empty Biro tubes and a large drop tank.

Thanks for looking............

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 01:48:34 PM »
Great stuff.

Must say though that you have picked, what I consider, to be one of the hardest things to do... make something that looks distinctly like something, into something else, so that the new something cannot be recognised as the old something. I think that is what I am trying to say.

The F-14 Shape is quite good for this sort of thing though. Looking forward to how this evolves.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 02:56:11 PM »
Great stuff.

Must say though that you have picked, what I consider, to be one of the hardest things to do... make something that looks distinctly like something, into something else, so that the new something cannot be recognised as the old something. I think that is what I am trying to say.

The F-14 Shape is quite good for this sort of thing though. Looking forward to how this evolves.

Agreed on all counts! :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 02:51:17 AM »
Got yourself a neat project.  Will be following posts.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 08:04:49 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys and your right, I'm not going to completely disguise the fact its an F14, I'm hoping to ape some of the Deviant Art style pictures where its a futuristic aircraft but they have obviously used a Corsair or Thunderbolt as the base aircraft.    ;)

Incidentally when I was doing the initial sketchy design I was looking to have an 'n' or inverted 'V' tail but every time I test fitted somthing it screamed F14!  Surprising what defines an aircraft. ;D

Let's face it I wanted something futuristic so an F14 is a damn good starting point......... ;) ;D :))

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 08:49:45 AM »
Aaaaaand talking of progress......

Treating the gaps is coming along a treat and I have cobbled together some futuristic engines. The munitions dispenser is complete and ready for painting.

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I have also constructed a couple of heavy rockets. They will be hung off the original pylons which I have retained.

More when it happens............

Mog
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 03:09:20 AM »
Hi all

Got some serious bench time in and have progressed the build a bit

Most of the PSR and repairs are complete, still finding the odd dent and crack, probably going to find some more when I get the primer coat on  ::)

The tail surfaces are on.....

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Working on the front, some more offensive armament which will be rockets and guns.

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Also added some extra tanks..

I then decided to detail the cockpit as the canopy is big and quite clear


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I think I got a bit carried away   :-[  ........


More when it happens .............


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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 05:48:51 AM »
No droid? Gotta have a droid!
Looking pretty good! Paint will be interesting!

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 06:16:24 AM »
Hi kerick

Watch this space ........   8)

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 06:41:44 AM »
Ah.. this Is the droid I am looking for.

Moving along nicely

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2020, 12:34:01 PM »
Can’t think of it off the top of my head but there was a Star Wars space craft that started out as part of an F-14.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2020, 04:51:58 PM »
That's interesting but if you find out don't let me know until I've finished this one. ;)

Didn't they use a shiny silver SR71 Blackbird in the first of the prequels ?

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2020, 09:47:48 PM »
You didn't get carried away! You invested a suitable amount of effort to achieve a great looking cockpit! :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2020, 11:47:40 PM »
Thanks OW !   :smiley:

My forum posts are usually behind progress but Funnily enough just as I put the primer coat on I had a nagging thought that something was missing and  sussed that it needed a droid as my esteemed colleagues above also realised.

So out came the drills and sharp knife - et voila

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I sourced a droid shaped aircraft propeller spinner and cut the hole to match, as you can see I overdid it a bit and have glued in a thin plastic card shim.

It wont be R2D2 as the spinner is slightly to big for scale, so it will be his big brother R4D4.

I am going to keep the colour scheme white with colour bits, decal design is in progress.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2020, 06:17:33 PM »
Hi all

Working on the details now,

The rockets were looking a bit flimsy,  So I've improvised some supports and exhaust ports

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The spaceship needed some defensive armament and crew

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The template is for helping me position  the barbets on the space ships body.

And R4D4 is coming along nicely

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The decals are ready and once they are on, it will be final assembly time.

More when it happens.....


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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2020, 08:04:10 PM »
A+++ on the crew and Droid.

This is coming along really well

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2020, 09:21:43 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 12:35:24 AM »
Thanks guys

Decals are on, will be giving it a final coat of Alt Clear tomorrow(maybe)

Found a big scratch in the canopy (aaaargh  !!!!!!!)  So will need to deal with that before final assembly

Should be finished soon.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 12:02:50 PM »
A+++ on the crew and Droid...

Absolutely! Especially considering R4D4's humble origins  :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2020, 06:30:52 AM »
Hi all

The T-Wing is complete  !!!

Here's the pics.......


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The trouble with displaying aircraft with no undercarriage is it makes it difficult to photograph it from the side so I built a custom stand from old CD Jewel cases. I have a router style stand on order for future displays.

Apologies for the backgrounds this model is too big for my photobox. One day I will make/buy something a bit more professional  :D

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It's at this point in the photoshoot Erik decided to get in on the act ;D ............

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Oops !   The chaos of my workbench has been revealed  :-[

And then some iffy "action shots" ...........

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It's my Nephews birthday at the end of the month and I will be sending this to him with his real birthday present I will let you know the result later.

In the meantime all comments and criticisms gratefully accepted..........

Thanks for looking.........

Mog
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2020, 08:45:14 AM »
Beautiful build!!   Erik appears to be quite the willing accomplice as well as quite photogenic with those golden-brown tabby markings.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2020, 09:27:02 AM »
Parentage shows but doesn't matter as;

a) anything with an F-14 as a mum/dad looks cool; &
b) it looks SERIOUSLY cool! 8)




The only thing not quite right for the Star Wars design style is the canopy, as (to the best of my memory) they're usually more heavily framed & boxier ... but, 'tis a small thing. ;) :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2020, 09:39:43 AM »
 Thanks guys

Elmayerle :thanks,  Erik is a fuss monster and is usually curled up on my lap when watching TV

OW:  as you predicted didn't quite hide the parentage  ;D  but Thanks  for comments

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2020, 09:45:07 AM »
Looks great to me! I’m sure your nephew will love it. Nobody else has a Star Wars ship like that one!
Nice to see Erik didn’t try to knock it off the table like some cats do!

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2020, 01:45:21 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2020, 02:37:52 AM »
That came out looking great! The paint job is excellent. I like the pilots and R2 unit.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2020, 07:25:05 AM »
Nice work. Certainly packing heat.


Oh BTW now you are finished.

Which Original Star Wars craft was "based" on the F-14 ?
Look at the Rebel A Wing fighter (ROTJ) then look at the Intake/leading edge wing gloves on the F-14.
Not going to put a picture up as it would distract from your great work here.

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2020, 07:31:31 AM »
Seriously nice work 'Mog! Your nephew is one lucky birthday boy  :smiley:

Looks great to me! I’m sure your nephew will love it. Nobody else has a Star Wars ship like that one!
Nice to see Erik didn’t try to knock it off the table like some cats do!

Erik probably took one look at the T-Wing's load-out and decided not to chance it  ;)
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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2020, 08:02:21 PM »
Thanks chaps

Kerik:  Erik and Taco are rarely a problem. But Titch is a different kettle of fish, she is half the size of the other two, so its "get everything to safety!" when she is on the bench ! :o ;D ;D

Buzz : now you point it out the similarity  is quite marked  :smiley:

Frank3k: I'm very proud of the way the R4 unit came out ;)

Apophenia:  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2020, 11:58:53 AM »
 Hi all

Glad to report that my nephew was over the moon with the T-Wing and well impressed, so much so he deemed it "too good" to hang from the ceiling and he is displaying it somewhere better.

I now feel that  warm glow of achievement. :D

He casually mentioned that he needed a TIE Fighter or somthing to chase it ...........

Hmmmm............ watch this space  ;)

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2020, 06:43:53 AM »

Very satisfying then. Just the feedback needed :smiley:

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2020, 12:36:34 PM »
 Absolutely !   :smiley:

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2020, 08:16:52 PM »
It's like Wing Commander starfighter+ Star Wars markings + Star Conflict armament :)
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« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2020, 10:26:39 PM »
Thanks Artoor, much appreciated

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Re: T-Wing Starwars Style Spaceship
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2020, 09:44:26 AM »
Its happened !   

Inspiration finally  arrived.for something to chase the T wing

New build thread is here

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9564.0

Thanks for looking......

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