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STILETTO! A Personal Jet SPEEDER...WIP 12-26-12


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#1 Ira

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

STILETTO!!!
 
Stiletto is a High Speed - Jet Powered Flying Car!

I always wanted a Flying Car...
 
I am using parts from AMT's X-Wing Fighter and Monogram's Seaquest Stinger Kits to make the Stiletto.
 
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The first thing I did was to cut off the rounded bottom of the Stinger and replace it with Flat Sheet Plastic.

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Next I cut off the Tail Section and removed a Pie-Shaped section from the cut. Then I turned the Tail Up-Side Down and glued it back. This caused the angle of the Tail Section to changed in a downward direction.

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Next I cut the bottom edge of the body as shown...

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I cut the front off the X-Wing Fighter and carved it to fit the Stinger Body, Up-Side Down. Then I glued it in place...

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 26 December 2012 - 06:06 AM.


#2 Harry P.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Wow... that's really out there!  :D



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:40 AM

Ira ,You just never know were to find you next  :)

I'll have to keep my eyes open.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

Cut that stuff up! It's only plastic daddy-o! This is gonna be cool. I can't wait to see the end results!!!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

I watching this build. That's a radical idea! 

 

The original Stinger model was 1:20 ?



#6 Ira

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

STILETTO GETS SOME BACK!!!

 

I turned the back half of the X-Wing Body up-side down and sliced it to match the Stinger's Rear Body Line...


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I glued it in place on the Stinger as shown.


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Here is a shot of the Stiletto showing the progress...


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B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

Looks pretty kool!!!!!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

ADDING SOME UNDERSIDE SHAPE!!!

 

I cut the top front off of the X-Wing Fighter Body...


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I did some Cutting and Fitting to make for tight fit. Then I glued it in place.


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Here is another view!


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B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Wow... that's really out there!  :D

 

Thanks!

 

That's the Plan... B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

Another fun Ira build to watch, cool !



#11 Ira

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

ENGINE MOUNTS!!!

 

I am making Engine Mounts with 1/2" Plastruc "L" Strip.


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I cut the strips so that they filled the Slots in the X-Wing Body.


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I also trimmed the front so that it extends to the point shown. This will allow me to slide the Engines Forward!


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B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Ira ,You just never know were to find you next  :)

I'll have to keep my eyes open.

 

Yeah, I like to try New Things for a Change of Pace.... B)



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

!   !   !   !   !   !   !

 

Loving this!  :)



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

Cut that stuff up! It's only plastic daddy-o! This is gonna be cool. I can't wait to see the end results!!!

 

 

Thanks George!



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

WE'VE GOT POWER!!!
 
I sliced off the ends of the X-Wings and then I glued them together.

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Then I turned the X-Wing Assemblies around so that the Wings face the Engine Mounts. Next I spread the Wings and glued them on to the Engine Mounts. Here they are in place...

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B)

Edited by Ira, 02 December 2012 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

You are up to your (un)usual tricks again, Ira.  Loving every step, keep it going.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

I watching this build. That's a radical idea! 
 
The original Stinger model was 1:20 ?


Thanks Edward!

Yes, the Stinger is 1/20th scale and the X-Wing Fighter is a little bigger than HO scale. The X-Wing Figure is only about 1" tall...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

Looks pretty kool!!!!!


Thank You Dr.!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

THE FIN IS IN!!!



I cut the Front and Rear Sections from the Interior and Shaved a little off the Bottom too.



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I cut a piece of sheet plastic to cover the front area removed from the Interior, and glued it in place...



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Next I Cut Off the Back Section of the Bubbletop and glued it in place as shown. Then I Sanded the area smooth.



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I cut the BiG Fin from sheet plastic, sanded the edges down nice and sharp, and glued it in place!



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B)

Edited by Ira, 06 December 2012 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Another fun Ira build to watch, cool !


Thanks Ray!