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Picture of Mini B-Wing Popsicle Stick Model
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Here's a weekend project for everyone!  A Slayn & Korpil B-Wing Starfighter from the Star Wars Universe.

Probably the most unusual of the star wars spacecrafts, the B-wing was designed with a rotating cockpit and unorthodox cross configuration.  It was conceived as a heavy fighter and a possible replacement to the Koensayr Y-wing starfighter.

This popsicle stick project can be modeled in the landing position (with the s-foil wings retracted) or in the attack mode with the s-foil wings deployed.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
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Materials used were all available off the shelf from supermarkets.  Various sizes of popsicle sticks, toothpicks, ice cream cup wooden spoons and barbecue sticks (for the engine nozzles) were used in this build. Odd parts came from the 'spares box'.

Tools used are listed below:
  • Dremel Rotary Tool Model 3000 and Minimite with the following attachments:
    • 1/2 and 1/4 inch drum sander (fine & coarse grade)
    • fine and coarse sanding disc
    • regular and reinforced cut-off wheels
    • #125 high speed cutter
  • Olfa cutter
  • mechanical pencil and ruler
  • various mini clamps
  • Elmer's white multi purpose glue
Take extra care when using Dremel's #125 high speed cutter when you drill a hole for the engine nozzle (Step 3).  The bit is sharp and sometimes difficult to control when used at high speeds.
 
Nice!
Alderin2 years ago
I love your work. Such tiny intricate details that one is an accomplishment in my book, and then you go and typically make a set. Bravo!

Every time I see one of your models, I think, "Now there's a constructive physical hobby that I might actually have room for!"

Now to find the time. :-)
abehambino2 years ago
Very cool. Before i learned how to woodcarve i used to biplanes out of popsicle sticks. I wish i had taken pictures before i lost them.
Not too late to make new models. :)