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Merry Christmas everyone!  Here's an instructable everyone's probably waiting for - A T-65 X-wing Starfighter from the Star Wars Saga.

Manufactured by Incom Corporation for the Rebel Alliance, the X-wing is probably the most iconic starship that ever came out from any Sci-Fi movies and/or series. Armed with four laser cannons and photon torpedoes, the X-wing holds the distinction as the ship that destroyed the Death Star (that was one very lucky shot!).

This mini popsicle stick model depicts an X-wing with the S-Foils in the attack position.  This mode shows where the X-wing got its name...

The model was surprisingly easy to build (compared to the Eagle Transporter from Space 1999).  The instructable is just three steps (Less the intro, tools/materials and images/schematics) with the step by step illustration consisting of only 38 images. The only real challenges were fabricating the four (4) laser cannons and carving the "bullet-shaped" fuselage.  Each cannon contains four parts which I will discuss in detail later.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

For those following the popsicle stick mini models series, I mentioned sourcing different sizes of wooden dowels from a local craft shop.  The dowels were a savior for this project, handy for use in fabricating the four (4) engine assemblies and laser cannon receivers.  It saved me the additional task of laminating several popsicle sticks together and shaping it into a cylinder.  Hallelujah!

Aside from the wooden dowels, popsicle sticks (various sizes too!) and toothpicks, materials used were mostly from my spares box.

Tools used for the build were as follows:
  • Dremel 3000 & Dremel Minimite with the following attachments:
    • Coarse and Fine Drum sander
    • Fine disc Sander
    • #124 & #125 High speed cutter
    • Standard & reinforced cut-off wheel
    •  #8193 Aluminim oxide grinding stone
  • Olfa cutter
  • Fine tweezers
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Ruler
  • Various multi-purpose clamps
  • Elmers White Glue
  • Cutting mat
<p>and now tie interceptor and star destroyer please... to same scale. </p>
cool man
Good God, man. <br> <br>That work is fantastic.
I almost expected the X-wing to come along, but then you got into the more obscure ships (at least to me), so I thought that maybe there wouldn't be an X-wing after all. But here it is. Great job again!
Very good!!! :-)
Damn you! Again! Some day I will rob your home!
Amazing X-wings....love the detail!
Awesome work! So small yet so detailed!
To the above comment I meant to say add red or white LEDs. Oops...
Very sweet, maybe you could add little red or white less to the wings to make it cooler. Jk that's impossible ;) nice job

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