The builders at Makezine managed to make an impressive life sized replica of Poe Dameron’s black and orange X-Wing from “The Force Awakens”. The model, which stands at roughly 40 feet long and 20 feet wide and is comprised mainly of plywood and pinestrips, while the engines and laser cannons were made using fiberglass, sonotubes, pvc, and drain pipes.
Maker James Benini started the elaborate process by basing the design on the classic Kenner X-Wing model from 1977 as well as Revell model of Poe’s ship. The final product wound up being 23 times larger than the Revell model. Even though a fully grown rebel pilot might have a difficult time fitting into this replica, it’s the perfect fit for a child. For anyone interested in making their own version of this, be prepared to put some time aside, since it took Benini more than 250 hours to complete, and that’s not including some extra work on the interior he wanted to do. Then again, it’s a good way to pass the time while waiting for “Rogue One” to debut in theaters.
If you want to see this thing for yourself, it’ll be featured at the special 40th Anniversary Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida in 2017.
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