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Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker *Cleared*

Post by BigFatCat » Thu May 07, 2020 2:16 pm

A chance to portray a face character without needing a wig had an appeal to it. I kind of had some of the stuff already and needed a bit of work here and there to accessorise my existing EPIX Resistance pilot.

A behind the scenes pic and a screencap show the main details for this derivative in the scant few seconds he's on screen for.

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You have a standard Resistance X-Wing setup of a 5 light chestbox, OT style boots, no gloves or leg flares and a grey tabbed ejection harness. Add in a cream scarf too. I'll change the black tabs on my harness for grey ones.

The kit is hampered by requiring a Racal Amplivox Minilite headset. They can be bought but they're rare and not exactly cheap. I did manage to find a 3d model of one so I set about making that into a usable printed assembly.
Not too bad with a bit of adjustment. The headband doesn't adjust so I cut and rejointed it to make it about the right length then dropped it into a pan of just below boiling water to soften and allow me to bend it to suit my head shape. I made a mic boom from styrene road heated in boilng water and formed into a smooth curve. The excess can be trimmed off to position the mic tip. The headset body and boom end are drilled to accept 2mm rod to strengthen those pieces. I've got some 3mm grey wire and M1.4 stainless slot head screws coming to fit the holes in the body.

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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Legorebel » Thu May 07, 2020 3:38 pm

Great idea Geoff!
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Mon May 11, 2020 10:40 am

Your 3d print looks solid mate, this should be an easy clearance :)
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Jeditid » Fri May 15, 2020 8:30 am

Gonna look great. Are you gonna shrink by about a foot too as Denis is quite short isn’t he


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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by BigFatCat » Fri May 15, 2020 2:04 pm

I thought I saw somewhere he's 1.7m tall so I just need to slouch a bit to come down to that.
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Fri May 15, 2020 7:21 pm

Yeah I’d say he’s 5’8
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by BigFatCat » Wed May 20, 2020 9:35 am

Still waiting for the 2mm stainless rod I ordered so I, as usual, wasn't happy with something. Some of the refs show the stem on the headset to appear longer so I edited the model I have to include a 2mm hole through the centre and printed it at 150% z-scaling.

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Found an old USB cable of the right diameter to add to the headset as well with the ends cut off. Also used some milliput to tidy up one of the headband fittings into a better shape.

Hoping the stainless rod arrives before my hair is too long and I have to start on TFA Han.
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by BigFatCat » Sat May 23, 2020 3:56 pm

Finished up the Minilite so threw it all together.

I see myself as Wedge, a few months into finding there's a food court including a Five Guys and a Greggs in a shopping mall on Exegol.

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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Sat May 23, 2020 4:14 pm

Good luck with the submission dude, it’s a nice fun addition!
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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by tenebris » Sun May 24, 2020 8:38 am

Looks great, good luck.

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Re: Wedge Antilles - Rise of Skywalker

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Tue May 26, 2020 6:30 am

Congratulations on your clearance Geoff!
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