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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.
queesy2 years ago
Here is mine!
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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..
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?
alex_meng3 years ago
that's really cool & easy! I like it and will do it like this!
dplemmons3 years ago
The eraser pulled from a standard #2 pencil could easily be an R2 unit.
Thats actualy a great idea,all you would need to do is dip it in white out, then with a pen make blue markings
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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Mac19973 years ago
brought it into school to show my friends and i got it confiscated and it was put in the bin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
microheroes3 years ago
wow cool!!!!!
newroger3 years ago
muito bom!!! isso e pra quem não tem o que fazer mesmo em...
etopsirhc3 years ago
nice , if you glued the sd card down , and the pencil sharpener to the lid ( not the pen body ) you could still use the pen w/o destroying the epicness of the creation
SantaB3 years ago
You could find a gel pen and take the end out of it... maybe a pen similar to these.
http://www.discountmugs.com/nc/promotional-pens/362/co-mold-gel-pens.htm

If need be take some white out to paint it white. Glue it down and this could be your R2 unit. Nice job. Now I need to get back to work too!