Building my own Y wing(s)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    When i first saw the y wing from Leofirebrand i always wanted one also.

    I started to search the web for some blueprints but that is'nt easy
    i also asked leofirebrand but he found the same as i did..
    So i went on with the search and found this:

    http://www.loresdelsith.net/fondor/yfighter/index.htm

    He has a great blueprint.

    Then i started to search for my Ywing..which one that i wanted to build.
    I found out (as far that i can find)
    there are 5 Ywings build
    1. RED JAMMER
    2. GOLD LEADER (TIE KILLER)
    3. MOM Tour Yellow Y Wing
    4. Blue/Grey stripe (King Tiger drive wheel) Y Wing
    5. Triangles (as seen in the SW Chronicals page 111 along with the MOM Y Wing

    It would be great to build all 5 of them..
    But i don't know if i have that much patients for the main body...times 5

    i also found a great howto for a prop replica which i think is very usable.

    http://www.makmodeler.com/?p=2909

    I have started with the cockpit..i figured, when i can do this i can build it also the body...i think :)

    This i do when i come home from work...at work i do the snowspeeder, and at home the Y wing.

    well i started and it start to look nice..
    What do you think?

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  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I hope i can do this...

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  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Now i'm up to date for today :)
    I have to cut the size...then 1 belly ready.

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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    So far, you look like you are off to a good start.
    As with you past threads, I will follow this one as well.
  5. mcusanelli

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    Wow, this is incredible! I love the way you just jump right in and build these incredible, huge models. Always one of my favorite SW ships, can't wait to see your build progress!
    Mike
  6. leofirebrand

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    Wow first, all your extensive research makes me ambarassed at how little I do. You even knew all the different names people used for them. Second :eek:. This is an amazing start that I feel will put my Y-Wing to shame. I also do not envy you having to do all that greebling, it will drive you mad. sign1
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

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    very nice start looks fabulous as always
  8. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Your models are incredible! How big a house do you live in? You might need a bigger one if you keep making these awesomely huge models. :twisted:
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    well it is a large house.
    But MY playroom is a normal room with some walls left where i can put my toys :)
  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Impressive as always Dnalor.
    I am watching your builds avidly.
    Keep it up!

    Looking forward to seeing the room when you eventually say: "I'm done!", if you ever do....(There will always be 'just one more'. ;) )
  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    And maybe, you could make a name for yourself, and promote cardboard recycling as an artform, which can you show in an art gallery !! :mrgreen::thumb:
  12. imcold

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    Do you want to try some other blueprints? ;) I still need to do some work on mine, but I believe they could be used already.
  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    hum...i first want to try to scratchbuild this ...it would be awsome when i can do that...

    BUT i'm honoured that you want to give me your blueprints.

    i know your Y wing will be an A+
    But i want to try to construct it myself..first..

    Thank you for your offer but can i take a raincheck for now?
  14. imcold

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    Sure, go ahead as you want :)
  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :)

    ok i have now the turret place contructed on top of the canopy.
    i need some white glue to seal the tubes..

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    Looks great so far, keep it up!
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    Outstanding Build so far, anxious to see how it turns out. :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    small update of details at the underside of the cockpit.

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  19. mcusanelli

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    There was a concept drawing of a Snowspeeder modified from the cockpit section of a standard Y-Wing, with big laser cannons on each side - It would be awesome to see you do one of those, as I've never seen anyone do a kit or a scratchbuild, especially to your standard!
    Mike
  20. lehcyfer

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    Impressive and very detailed. It's going to be a heck of a model :)