Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum


Go Back   Space 1999 Eagle Transporter Forum > Deep Space Tracking Station > Breakaway > Star Wars

Notices

SPONSORED BY
&

Reply Bookmark and Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
Conrad Turner
Communications Officer
 
Conrad Turner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Duxford, Cambs
Posts: 1,438
Default Red 6 scheme

Hi all.

I was wondering if any of you amazingly knowledgable people can help me out on Red 6, the X-wing flown by Porkins in A New hope.

I have one of the Finemoulds 1:72 X-wings, a kit I bought a long time ago in a town far, far away. The trouble I am having is that the instructions, whilst intricate as the kit itself, only include instructions for Red Leader through to Red 5 - Luke's craft.

If I remember correctly, however, Porkins in Red 6 is the pilot that saves Luke's life by taking out a TIE fighter on his tail, before crashing on the surface after being hit. This is why I want to do this particular craft, but there is precious little I have found regarding visual reference on the craft, rather than the man.

does anyone know what engines/R2 unit it had, or a place to get some good visual information on it?

Thanks for your help.

Gary.
Conrad Turner is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
JD
Medical Officer
 
JD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 3,312
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weaponsmith View Post
If I remember correctly, however, Porkins in Red 6 is the pilot that saves Luke's life by taking out a TIE fighter on his tail, before crashing on the surface after being hit.
No, it's Wedge in Red 3 who appears directly in front of the TIE, takes it out and flies through the debris cloud, and Red Leader who crashes on the surface of the Death Star after being hit by Vader. Porkins is the one who has a 'problem' early on in the battle and is told to eject, but his ship blows up under him!

This is all I could find in my refs:



This is a pyro model, some of which had quite detailed paint jobs specific to the craft depicted.

JD is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 10:56 AM   #3
w8cmp
Science Officer
 
w8cmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Romford, London, England
Posts: 5,523
Default

Here are a few pics from my stash...made public on another forum some time ago...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kg_red_6-001.jpg (49.2 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg kg_red_6-002.jpg (46.9 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg kg_red_6-003.jpg (66.6 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg kg_red_6-004.jpg (57.0 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg kg_red_6-005.jpg (92.1 KB, 45 views)
w8cmp is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
Conrad Turner
Communications Officer
 
Conrad Turner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Duxford, Cambs
Posts: 1,438
Default

Thanks.

Don't know where I got the idea it was Porkins then. As it was Wedge, that saves me a lot of hassle, the Finemoulds instructions for his are very good.

The only place I can think of right now would have been using the subtitles in the battle scene, but was forced to sell my copy of the films when unemployed - and as that was some time ago, it's no wonder my memory of who did what is off.

Thanks again guys, you just made my life a whole lot easier.

Edit: I thought it was Biggs in Red 3 though, Wasn't Wedge Red 2?

Last edited by Conrad Turner; 03-08-2011 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Extra info.
Conrad Turner is off duty   Bookmark and Share Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site and contents are copyright Bernard Walsh 2010 all rights reserved, no reproduction of material in any form without written permission email: Bernie.walsh@mac.com