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Hello everyone! Here's a variation of a Buck Rogers starship - the Quad Fighter.

The mini popsicle stick Quad Fighter shares a lot of the build steps with the Thunderfighter instructable posted last July 18, 2013. The main differences between the Thunderfighter and the Quad are the canopy and fuselage. The Quad's canopy is obviously much wider (to accomodate four passengers) compared with the single (or tandem?) canopy for the Thunderfighter.

Don't get me wrong but the Quad is an entirely new build with the Thunderfighter instructable showing me (reminding me actually) how I previously did it. I guess this proves that the old documentation does help:)

As with the previous post, this build would not be possible without the computer generated imageries (cgi) uploaded by Gerard Duffy aka Taranis. There are more images in his site at http://taraniscgi.wordpress.com/. I can't wait for a more detailed rendering of the Millenium Falcon. This one's for you Taranis!

 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
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In my Thunderfighter instructable last year, I needed to sandwich two (2) layers of thick coffee stirrers, grind and shape it to form the weapons/engine pylon assembly. As with the X-wing post, wooden dowels saved me the burden of sandwiching and shaping the twin boom assemblies.

In addition to the wooden dowels, regular sized-popsicle sticks, thin wooden coffee stirrers and toothpicks were used for this build. Most of the smaller parts were from my "spares box" including loose items to hold assemblies in place during completion of the build.

Tools used for this project were:

  • Dremel 3000 & Dremel Minimite with the following attachments:
    • Coarse and Fine Drum sander
    • Fine disc Sander
    • #125 High speed cutter
    • Standard cut-off wheel
  • Olfa cutter
  • Fine tweezers
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Ruler
  • Various Clamps
  • Elmers White Glue
  • Cutting mat
  • "Third-hand" adjustable parts holder (available from thinkgeek.com)
Taraniscgi5 months ago

Excellent, most impressive work and thanks for including me in your build. its will be some time before I get back to the falcon. but there are others models available if you need some images.

My Falcon is a basic study model with correct scales, that would be helpful.

apelo056 months ago
this is good, but can you make the video, im little bit don't undestand some step
ksykes6 months ago

Awesome job. A great way to bring back a classic design.

Ironwave6 months ago

You sir.
You are my magnificent.
I must make one. I must have one.
I remember always wanted one since I saw the series; pff. When I was small.

This is very refreshing.
Thank you very much.

Ironwave Ironwave6 months ago

O.o
I forgot!

http://taraniscgi.wordpress.com/category/star-wars-3d/millennium-falcon/

About time someone made something "Buck" wise.

Great stuff. Probably look even cooler with some colour. :)

HrdWodFlor7 months ago
As always, great work! These look great! On a side note, I really like the way you take your photos showing the tool(s) you used in that step.