A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away ...

Well, 2 years ago, in my Studio to be precise …

I commenced work on my very own, built from scratch, X Wing Fighter.

Using as many reference pictures as I could find, along with the odd blue print here and there, I started to create as accurately as I could a replica of the on screen original.

The more I looked into it and the more research I did however, it quickly became apparent that there are many MANY versions of the same alleged X Wing. The large Movie models differed in detail from the small ones, some had little detail at all as they were used in background shots and coupled with everyone else who’d had a go at a model and posted the results, the images available were inconsistent to say the least.

I eventually elected to add to the mix and try a crisp clean, fresh off the Incom production line T65 X-wing Fighter.

Cockpit Detailing

I spent as long on building the cockpit as the rest of the ship, modelling each component as faithfully as I could. Still needs Control Column and a little more detailing around the arm rests.

Rigged for Animation

The X-Wing’s Canopy, Landing Gear and Wings, as well as Artoo’s head are all rigged with corresponding Pistons and Hinges.

Turn your speakers down!

Of course, no X-wing would be complete without an adversary or three to fight …

And of course, a good old final Battle

I relented and added some weathering. Initial scene rendered out and brought into Photoshop for some movie still effects and motion blur.