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
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
- Various multi-purpose clamps
- Elmers White Glue
- Cutting mat