Step 11: X-Wing Advanced

If you peeked ahead or have good visual acuity (and the vocabulary to know what visual acuity means) you will notice that the simple design has very large and lumpy wings that are better suited to...say...an imperial shuttle.

To make a more sexy and accurate model, you will need to cut in closer to the front and at a sharper angle. This will require a second cut at the root of the “wing”. This is one area where some tin snips or other cutting tool might come in handy. Myself, I am cheap beyond reason and drunk on my cutting tool savings and will stick to fatiguing the parts.

While the X-Wings center body did stick out a bit at the rear, the center spar is sticking out too far. This will not do. Cut down the center spar to size, leaving just a hint sticking out for good times.

You will need to repeat the dimple maneuver from the basic version of the steps, since Luke will still need a chatty side-kick that can fix anything within his one-foot reach. You should notice here that the dimple goes closer to the front now.
thank you for this instructable, here are mine, including the death star :)
Thank you! How clever with the Death Star! Those are very nicely done!
You used Shiny....could that mean a Firefly is coming?
...and here is your Firefly:<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefly-Class-Starship-and-Random-MQ-1-Predator-/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefly-Class-Starship-and-Random-MQ-1-Predator-/</a>
You're reading far too much into it. I meant it was shiney as in metal. I hadn't planned on any more. <br> <br>I do love Firefly... <br> <br>I think you could modify advanced version the X-Wing lower panel to make a Firefly...so we'll see.
Very nice and very funny! Thanks for sharing
Thank you!
Very nice, <br>And thank you for making me feel old ( joking!) , I will now assume the fetal position and whimper for the rest of the evening. :) :( :)
We can have an old-off. Winner gets to experience the ravages of time. Thanks for the support!
HAHAHAHAHA! I reposted this to my crafting group. We are a group of crazy fantasy/SF Tolkien, Lewis, Star Trek, Star Wars and everything in between crazies! <br> <br>http://mymiddle-earth.net/groups/crafters-of-the-knittermark/forum/topic/patterns/?#post-762 <br> <br>I will most likely be posting your stuff again, quite creative.
Thank you! There is my other posting also with the <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Darth-Vaders-TIE-Advanced-X1-made-from-Floppy-Dis/" rel="nofollow">Imperial Shuttle, TIE Fighter, and Borg Cube</a>.
Dude I want to make my Death Star to scale, any idea how many rubber bands I'll need?
depends to scale will be selected i guess
Five more than you have in your drawer I would guess... <br> <br>I went with the premade rubber band ball which seems about the right scale to teh floppy disk hub.
Very cool Ible! I like how you used a rubber band ball for the Death Star. <br>-BLUEBLOBS2
That's good to hear! In my last Ible someone asked if I could do a Death Star. I wasn't sure how the model would go over but I'm glad I put it in.
Two thumbs WAY up!
Thank you!
Awesome and love the humor thrown in. Definitely getting a vote here.
Thank you! I think when you make folk art from floppy disks the humor comes on it's own.

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