Custom Vehicles From The Star Wars Universe

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I'd like to see pics of that. What did you do to get the designs on the wings?
 
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I'll have more pictures soon. The wings are a custom cut design from plastic (from my own templates) then details are kit bashed much like all of the stuff I'm creating. Thanks for the interest.
 
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Hey all!


Well, I finished my X-wing! This one was a lot of fun, but cramming everything in was a bit of a pain. Not sure what the next project will be, might not be another maquette since the wife wants a full-size Tom Servo :D




So, first I started with an F/X X-wing from 1996. I took it apart, and started cutting. I had to take out the switches and slides, then patch the holes and greeblie it up. I was going off photos of the original shooting model.












I had to be careful with the order of operations, so I wouldn't back myself in a corner 10 steps later. I wired in concave high-output LEDS for the engines.











After that, I started fabricating the wing assemblies to get the proper hollow wing look. I also made scratch side panels for the length of the nose.













After that, it was time to run the rest of the electronics, fiber optics, and get to work on a scratch dash display and target computer. Running the fiber to R2's dome was a pain :D













That brought me to the painting, and weathering. Lots and lots of passes, and a hot iron to make some of the blaster damage.










Then came wiring up the power box. I went with a utility switch for this one, instead of the sleek lit angel eye for the Interceptor. I like the idea of the switch matching the worn utility of Rebellion hardware...












So, more touchups, adjustments, then it all came together! I'll step away from it for awhile so I can get fresh eyes on it. I post WIP pics to my Instagram account all the time! https://www.instagram.com/booyotch/























 
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WOW. Very excellent work. The details on the inside of the wings of the x-wing are inspiring
 
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Wow! Wow! Wow! I am wowed! This is my third trip back to this thread to look at these ships! Awesome!
 
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Thanks a bunch! Yeah, i learn something new with each one, and try to learn something. Next up is learning Arduino, and integrating servos!

I went back and re-worked most of the falcon since i took those pics.

I usually dump photos to my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebooyotch/
 
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Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I have a custom ship I'm building, how do I post pics from mobile?
 
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Just wanted to say how really great all the work in here is.
 
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I literally found this dragon/dino/gozilla knock off on the sidewalk yesterday. It will either be a great Krayt Dragon Mount or some sort of rpg dragon once reconstructed:



I deconstructed it and took out all the broken electronics and gears. It was a bit of a broken mess. One arm was missing, so I think this calls for a Imperial Bionic Arm!



The vertical wing post is now removable, so I can directly insert a sandtrooper into the hole, or I may craft a saddle for v groin-ed fantasy figures.

It actually looks fairly close to the now cannon appearance of the Krayt:




Cheers!
 
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It was suggested that I post this custom here after accidently posting on someone's private thread. My 3.75in custom "Rogue One" RED 5.



I had a Vintage Collection "Biggs" X-wing that required a new set of wings a few years ago, after he lost yet another battle with gravity. Managed to find a set of Luke's RED 5 wings from the older "Trench Run" set, and had originally planned to repaint the fuselage, but kept putting it off. When I was going through and weathering some of my older customs, I decided this setup was perfect for the R1 version.

I only saw R1 once, so I doubt this'll be screen accurate, but wanted to share anyway.
 
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I have never seen this before, and I have to say this is incredible. How do you build this thing? It looks like it's brand new, right off of some sandcrawler and speeder dealership!
 
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Thanks a bunch! Yeah, i learn something new with each one, and try to learn something. Next up is learning Arduino, and integrating servos!

I went back and re-worked most of the falcon since i took those pics.

I usually dump photos to my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebooyotch/
hi Booyotch,

You're X-WIng is amazing. Did you just use a sheet of plastic to get the 'hollowed-out wing' look? If so, where did you get it (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, model shop, or elsewhere)?
 
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Here's a few Action Fleet customs I recently did. They are a Partisan X-wing from Rogue One and Red Leader Garven Dreis' X-wing. I like doing customs with Action Fleets as they are my favorite line and take up less space then full scale vehicles.

Partisan X-wing
















Red Leader with Garven Dreis and R5-K6













Still would like to touch up the figures once I get a thinner paintbrush.
 
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Here's a few Action Fleet customs I recently did. They are a Partisan X-wing from Rogue One and Red Leader Garven Dreis' X-wing. I like doing customs with Action Fleets as they are my favorite line and take up less space then full scale vehicles.

Partisan X-wing
















Red Leader with Garven Dreis and R5-K6













Still would like to touch up the figures once I get a thinner paintbrush.
Nice! I can't imagine having to paint Red leader's R5 at AF scale though. :{D
 
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Rey's Speeder Mod
I cut out the mesh and replaced it with an onion bag. I also created the small bag from hockey tape and a garlic mesh-bag. I also painted a few coats of different paints to weather the speeder.

 
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Jawa Swap Meet and Race

Here's a bunch of vehicles I've made for my Jawas.
The orange Stap is new, as is the glider. I gave the MM Sandcrawler a dark wash.

The Jerba, hover skid, VIPER, and 2 swoops are old, but I'm reposting them since the Photosuckit links no longer work.











 
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I bought a Dollar store Moltoy Tank for the treads of my custom Assault Tank. I decided to use the body to make a Hover Tank. It is smaller, faster and more maneuverable. I used the pieces I didn't need from my first tank.







 
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I actually got a lot of mileage from that Montoy Tank. 2 R1 tanks, the cannon was used as part of the Jawa grapple arm and now I just finished a speeder from the head. I included samples of the 2 drink containers I used for the engines.



 
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Has anyone tried to take a TFA X-Wing and swap the BB8 for an R2 unit/head? Thinking about doing this but not sure how complicated it might be.
 
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I recently did weathered and de-nerfed the Star Wars Rebels Hera Sydula A-wing . Anyone else hated when they added nerf blasters to vehicles back in around rogue one ? If you want to see the full video on how to do this mod - consider taking a look at my video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqGxOcy3A2Y
 
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I know it’s been a while since they’ve aired, but Im getting ready to begin some CW Jedi Starfighter customs & I had a question about whether we saw some Jedi w/a Starfighter or not. Please correct me if I’m wrong with the following list and please help me fill in any missing blanks:

*Saesee Tiin—(same design as Aayla’s, only difference being color swaps—i.e. green in place of red/maroon, etc), as seen in the (final?) Citidel episode.
*Even Piell—Am I dreaming or did we see him in a brown & white/cream insignificant design?
*Aayla Secura—Any vehicle?
*Adi Galia—(design slightly similar to Plo Koon ‘diagnal stripes’ but in dark red) I believe was also in the Citidel episode
*Ki-Adi-Mundi—Nearly positive he too was in the Citidel rescue. Yes? No?
 
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