Building my own Y wing(s)

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

  1. leofirebrand

    leofirebrand Member

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    Your progressing really fast on this model and it looks great. I still cant believe you are trying to build two of these at once. You are brave sir.
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    or very stupid :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    First topgun ready
    This is the Red Jammer version.

    The other will be a gold leader type of gun.

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  4. leofirebrand

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    I like the missle rack. What did you use for the missle bodies....are those toothpicks?
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    yip :)
    i tried to fold them but didn't succeed.
    a toothpick was the second best option for me.

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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    There is nothing wrong with using toothpick for missiles, guns, or other small cylindrical parts.

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job on this model.
  7. leofirebrand

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    I agree with RB. Using toothpicks is very clever. I used to always feel like I was cheating when I would use non paper items on my models and then I realized it does not matter and does not take away from how impressive something is. After all, you are building a screen acurate Y-Wing out of toothpicks and pizza boxes....thats awesome! :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    you forgot the word ...trying...

    i try to build an Y wing...that looks like....
    i'm still a padawan with much to learn.
  9. trt

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    Suberb work as always.

    I used toothpicks for my Landmaster missiles, it makes sense to me.
  10. Zathros

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    Excellent and fast Dnalor! :)
  11. F131

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    Great build so far. I have an unbuilt, Fine Mold plastic model of the y-wing that has been collecting dust since I started building models out of paper. One of these days.
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Finally ready.
    after some holidays and sickness...

    the second topgun

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  13. leofirebrand

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    I still cant believe this is your first complete scratch build, the detail is spot on from reference photos I have seen. Are you going to be building an interior for this?
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    :) thanks..
    An interior is also on the todo list.

    at the moment i'm figuring out how to do the body of the ship.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I like the detail that you put into the gun.
    Both the gun and the canopy look really good.
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    i started the inside of the first y wing.

    It looks good also here will a picture insert as soon as my phone is fixed.
    Also i made a try with the main engine body...
    but that is a lot of thinking to get the correct shape out of it. :)
  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking great Dnalor
  18. trt

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    Superb. The gun assembly could be a kit on it's own. The detail is fantastic.
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    Ok..
    my cockpit part1 is finished..
    maybe i cut out the part where the pilot has to sit..
    but i don't know if i have space under it.

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  20. gearheadjoe

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    This is gonna be an awesome build, and looks to be coming along nicely.