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X-Wing Fighter from Office Supplies

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This instructable was strongly inspired by "Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies," so thank you instructables user bchafy! And if you make it, send me pictures!
 
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Step 1: You will need:

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1 chisel sharpie
4 pen lids
1 small pencil sharpener
4 2" brass fasteners
2 medium binder clips
2 large binder clips
1 defunct memory chip or similar
1 strip of staples (not pictured)
epoxy or hot glue (hot glue works a LOT better)
poster putty

Step 2: Wing base

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Glue the memory chip under the clip of the sharpie. You don't actually need to use glue as the binder clips will hold it in place, but I highly recommend it for structural stability.

Step 3: Wings

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Remove the legs of the binder clips. Replace the legs of the medium clips with the legs of the large clips. This takes a bit of force but it can be done!

Step 4: Wing assembly

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Clip the medium binder clips to the memory card. Use some glue here too if you like to prevent future wobbling. Glue the pencil sharpener in place for the cockpit.

Step 5: Thrusters

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Beginning with the underside, glue the pen lids in place for thrusters (I suppose you could use tape, but glue looks a lot nicer). Glue two of the fasteners on the bottom wings for cannons. Tape will hold them in place while the glue dries.

Step 6: Finishing steps

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Glue the top two thrusters on. This is the fiddliest bit as they don't have anything to rest against. A little blob of poster putty will be your good friend here. Glue on the top two cannons, and glue a strip of staples behind the cockpit to give more body. You are done - unless you can think of some way to add an R2 unit. You can also use one of the discarded large binder bodies as a display stand.

Okay, I really need to get back to work now.
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flameape7 months ago
Suggestion for the R2 unit- bottom end-plug of a Blue Bic pen glued on with poster putty or double sided tape.
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Hi, I just joined since this looks like a fun site and I wanted to make and post my X-Wing attempt. What do you think?
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spookylean (author)  MoTheBuilder1 year ago
Awesome. Love the detail on the R2 unit.
SN1P3RL0RD1 year ago
This is really cool.
Mac19973 years ago
brought it into school to show my friends and i got it confiscated and it was put in the bin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how come were the teachers jealous or something?
BGxNOCCout2 years ago
this inspired me to make a milenium falcon witch i will post on here soon
Luueliza2 years ago
Here's mine, with a few mods... I started off using masking tape then ended up doing the whole thing! added a couple of large paperclips! :)
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spookylean (author)  Luueliza2 years ago
Whoa! That's office supplies?? You have taken this to another level.
Yup! Only office supplies ^_^ the cabin window is the lid off an office scalpel :)
GASSYPOOTS2 years ago
add a rubber eraser from a pencil for a R2
dave6142 years ago
to quote re: removing & replacing the legs on the binder clip, Step 3:

"This takes a bit of force but it can be done!"

If you are building this stuff, don't you already have "the force" with you ...
Jarheadicus2 years ago
sick bro! hehehe the comments before mine were 69...
queesy2 years ago
Here is mine!
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this thing rocks!!!
mak242 years ago
instead of normal pen caps we can also add those LED pens with those blue LEDs on top, that way we can have really cool ion thruster and if placed beside your bed can add up as a really cool night light..
NE patsrock3 years ago
look at my slingshot!!!
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Epic
Mainkai2 years ago
Now all we need is a tie fighter version... Maybe the ball from a defunct old-school mouse and some of the cardboard backs from post-it notes?
thealeks2 years ago
dude theres an article(with a link) about this in Star Wars Insider magazine! congrats. also awesome 'ble!
spiffy9562 years ago
could you use a small paperclip or two instead of an sd card?
i think anything squarish would do, maybe a piece of cardboard or something
alex_meng3 years ago
that's really cool & easy! I like it and will do it like this!
instruct393 years ago
thats cool! i like the second pic on the intro page.
dplemmons3 years ago
The eraser pulled from a standard #2 pencil could easily be an R2 unit.
jejeje yes¡¡¡, to funny¡ . mini R2D2.
Thats actualy a great idea,all you would need to do is dip it in white out, then with a pen make blue markings
I think I'll use a white Lego stud.
This is great!
Here's Mine! R2 unit, Rebel Alliance coloring, clear cockpit windows and all!

Album on Imgur:
http://imgur.com/a/xD11q#Juc6u
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spookylean (author)  brock_samson3 years ago
Wow! Great work. Better colours too.
Um, do you know if there are any good replacements for the brass fasteners? I would love to know.
I used paperclips
spookylean (author)  youwiththeface3 years ago
Hmm. Nails? toothpicks? Not so much office supplies, but hey.
SHIFT!3 years ago
Awesome, all you need now is a R2 D2 eraser!
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT R2-D2 ERASER???? OR BETTER YET, WHERE CAN I GET ONE????
deansep3 years ago
Make around 10+ and hide them around your boss's office...
Let's see. I need a chisel Sharpie, binder clips, a pencil sharpener, that Wii SD card, and maybe some brass fasteners. The hot glue, I already have.
awesome
microheroes3 years ago
wow cool!!!!!
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