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Hello all,

A while back I stopped in my local Goodwill to see if there were any kits.  There were no kits but I found this for sale for $1.99.


It had a sticker on the box stating that it was missing the dice but everything else was there.  I figured that even though I didn't know what to do with them the figures were had to be worth the asking price.

Here are the kits, they are pretty nice for the size.


Last weekend I finally got tired of moving them around on my work desk every time that I wanted to work on a kit.  I decided I would make a quick weekend project with them.  A trip to my local dollar store scored me this 7x5 acrylic picture frame.


I am going to try and build a small, flat dio on the picture frame and have the X-Wing shooting down one of the Tie's and chasing after the other.

The first thing was to reinforce the picture frame with some epoxy and old sprue.



In the movie the X-Wing v Tie fighter fight was over some ruins.  I am not trying to recreate the exact scene from the movie but I wanted something close because that doesn't require a lot of imagination.  So in the scene there was some ruins that the characters were running around in.  At this small scale I just used some styrene pieces to build up general shapes.


Then put a thin skin of Bondo over that and added some parts from the spare parts bin that I will make some more modern building elements in the dio.  Here they are beside the X-Wing to show the size.


After the Bondo dried I chucked a sewing needle in a pin vise and scratched in some brick detail.



I then cast up some rocks with model railroad molds to represent part of a cliff face that will be sticking out of the vegetation.


Next up was making some tree's.  Several pieces of thin wire were twisted together into tree shapes.


Usually I put a coat of Durhams Water putty over them but I was out of that so I just thinned some Bondo with Acetone and used that to cover the wires.


That is where my weekend project ran out of weekend.

I am off work for the next couple of days so I hope to finish the trees, destroy a Tie fighter, add an LED and fill in the rest of the back ground.

Or I might get interested in another project....




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This ought to be interesting. I do enjoy your projects! 

I'm having trouble working out the overall perspective but I'm sure once everything is on, it'll make more sense. 

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Madhatter, I am not really trying to do any perspective with this.  I just want to create something to hang the spacecraft from so I can get them off my desk.

Why are all the photo hosting sites such a pain in the A..????

I finished the tree's.


and added foliage and the tree's to the background to give it some 3d effect.



Then I worked on the Tie that was shot down.  It was chopped up and wire was added to the other Tie and X-Wing.



After installing the LED, some stuffing is inserted where I want the explosion.


Then I sprayed it with orange and black.  I also shot a little orange on the Tie for a reflection from the explosion.


Then I added the ships and hooked up the battery.  Sorry for the bad pictures but it is hard for my point and shoot to take low light pictures.






It's not bad for a couple of game pieces.  Now back to the motorcycle I was supposed to be working on.


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See! I told you once you'd put everything on there I'd get it!! :) 

I love this  - what a great idea and the explosion really looks the part. Fantastic stuff Els

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