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Ah, it's so quiet here.  FastWalker and SirWillibald must be enjoying the lack of releases.  😉

Has anyone put the hangar together for the quadjumper?  I have put together most of the boxes and, for the most part, can figure out how some of these ships are supposed to fit, but the back fins on quad just seems to be to wide.

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The k-wing is one that I wish the orientation was different: a wider box instead of a longer box.  I have done about 120 ships with another 35 or so more to go.  Medium and small only.  I have only run into issues with the kihraxz (it eventually goes in at an angle), the FO tie (which the height seems off, but could be my assembly),  and the quadjumper (back fins too long).  I might try printing from the pdf, which I don't like doing.  I like to minimize the amount of wasted cardstock, so copy/pasting the png files is my usual process. 

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Looking for suggestions.  The newer boxes are only available in pdf.  I tried copying the image out of the pdf, but the sizing is off.  Has anyone tried to use the images in the pdf's to print multiple boxes on 1 sheet and have any info on resizing?

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I've mostly done the above.
I've also done some rearranging in gimp, but i don't know the program well enough I guess because the lines lose their sharpness. 


For most ships I could only fit about 3 hangars/gear boxes per page anyway, aside from a few small things like vultures.

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Some ships work really well for just flipping the page.  The scurrg lines up perfectly for two ships.  The aethersprite leaves a strip in the middle that you could print 2 more ships on.  The nantex....well, that’s three small corners, and they don’t play well with the other ships I need to print (overlap).  I’ll not sure about the tie defenders.  They might not play well at all.

Depending on the ships, I could get 3-5, maybe 6 (depending how much rotating and stacking I did).

i might just be out of luck.  Well, the wife does paper crafts.  Maybe she would like some extra card stock.  😉

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On 5/30/2020 at 6:04 PM, OldGrayRat said:

The newer boxes are only available in pdf.

The tuckbox generator i use for new ships only generates PDF files instead of vector files. Plus, i only have a printer, so i never thought about vector files.

I have done 182 MicroHangars and GearBoxes for my XWing fleet. Yes, i have a problem, and I'm okay with it... Shut up. You're the problem! /s

As for actual problems, none. All of my ships, bases, dials and tokens all fit fine. Some boxes actually require you to angle the ship to fit. Not sure how to help without seeing the boxes. I make sure all the folds are accurate as possible and verify the scale is set to 100%. When i make the boxes, i actually construct them tighter than they normally would, like a millimeter, and had no issues. Good luck!

PS - Not really enjoying lack of releases. I want more new ships. Especially all those slated for Wave 7 & 8.

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18 hours ago, FastWalker said:

I have done 182 MicroHangars and GearBoxes for my XWing fleet. Yes, i have a problem, and I'm okay with it... Shut up. You're the problem!

It’s ok.  In this endeavor to finish up the collection, I too have felt a little....mad.

Bum deal that you only get the option for pdf. I did start getting creative with flipping the page (so, it went in like this, came out like that, and this ship should fit in this space, so if I put it back in like...).

i think my only gripe at this point is that I wish the nantex held 2 or 3 to a box, so that it wasn’t so small.  😉

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Clarification

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I prefer the page flipping, as the second pass on the other side removes the curl on the paper. 🙂

Also, the lack of updates from sirwillibald is starting to concern me a bit.  I hope he’s okay!

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For those who had Lady Luck on their side and obtained the Naboo Starfighter Limited Edition, I made a MicroHangar and GearBox.  Nothing special.  Just changed the color swatch to match the chrome color scheme.  Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1srCpFP_8qhPpWnbtQ35FiyCAxmWN5QMQ

20 hours ago, OldGrayRat said:

i think my only gripe at this point is that I wish the nantex held 2 or 3 to a box, so that it wasn’t so small.  😉

When I originally designed the box, I was chuckling how small the box was going to be.  As soon as I made the first box, I had to show my XWing group.  We all got a good chuckle over it.

SOLUTION:  Make 2 or 3 boxes and then superglue them together.

19 hours ago, sirjorj said:

I prefer the page flipping, as the second pass on the other side removes the curl on the paper. 🙂

Paper curl reduction is a nice benefit with page flipping.

I did thought about using cricut machines to save time building these boxes.  Then i saw the price.  Scissors and manual labor while watching TV is good enough for me.

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On 6/3/2020 at 12:52 PM, FastWalker said:

I did thought about using cricut machines to save time building these boxes.  Then i saw the price.  Scissors and manual labor while watching TV is good enough for me.

My wife has a cricut.  I will have to see if I can convince her to cut some boxes for me this weekend and see how it turns out.

As for the nantex, maybe I can find a bigger box and put a divider between the ships.  Back to the old png files to change some artwork.  😉

Follow-up: The tie fighter box works nicely.  It's the same height as the nantex, and with a divider can fit four.  The ships move around a little bit, but they aren't colliding with each other.  Maybe if the box was a little smaller (width and length), or maybe some weird paper folding for the divider.  But, I now have a nantex four pack.

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