Building my own Y wing(s)

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I hope so..
    Every day i sit in front of the tv with this..
    And you don't see it grow..that slow it goes...

    i hope i don't destroy it when i spray paint it.
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    Synthetic sprays should work just fine, just be sure to apply it in thin layers and let them dry thoroughly.
  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Almost there...
    i can see the end of the first side..finally.
    after that i need to go back on the top side to add details because there will be 2 different y wings.

    they are small but there.

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  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    The detail is looking great. I'm looking forward to seeing it painted.
    Uniform colour will make it kick ass!!:thumb:
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    Having painted many models I can assure you the paper is far more durable than you would expect, especially after putting on all the little details. To add the mounting rod for my Y-wing I had to get a dremel out by then end.

    That said I tend to prefer brush coating over spray cans in most cases. Simply because spray cans are so inconsisten in quality and limited in color. You could probably get away with using a gray primer thought for the Ywing.

    Go light on the first coat, once it dries the paint acts as a protective barrier and it paints like a plastic kit.
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    Anymore words?

    Dnalor,

    TOTALLY AWESOME, MAN!:thumb:
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Ok..

    the first side panel is almost ready ..
    and the back of the two y wings are also ready.
    from now on i have to watchout which y wing is the red jammer because the details start to be different.

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  8. dnalor

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    ok side panel complete and attached.

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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    As always, you are doing a FANTASTIC job on the greebles.
    Watching your threads (like this one) is always inspiring and thought provoking.
    Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
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    Man where do you get the patience, it must take hours to get that kind of detail :eek:

    It's looking out of this world though, simply fantastic.

    And as Rhaven said, your threads are very insipiring.

    Cheers,
    Elko
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    dnalor Active Member

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    Well..
    Look at the greebling part in sections..
    then it is workable.
    when you see it as 1 part is just scary.
    And maybe i will find the part i can't rebuild in paper..and the project stops...(hope not)
  12. dnalor

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    I've started with the side panels for the other side.



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    Wow, some incredible work here. I'm watching this with much excitement.
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    Looks like they are coming along quite nicely. It must feel good now that you have a whole side complete and are moving on to the next.
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    :) yes it helps a lot to see it grow..
    but still i have a long way to go..
    also i have to watch out that i do the correct details on the ships..
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    Yes they are ready..
    i'm thinking about spraypaint them before attaching to the y wing.
    i should have done that to the first side to..


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    I tried the paint..
    but it's a bit shiny..
    when adding the dirt...would the shinning go down..or should i look for another spraycan?

    and i need to cut the glue-strings...they look like spiderwebs


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  18. ShadowHawk141

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    Wow, that's realy shiny.
    Maybe if when you are ready with the rest of the coloring an overall matt varnish can take the shinyness off ?

    Just a thought.

    The detailing is great btw.

    Cheers,
    Elko
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    a few details applyed..
    And thinking about a drybrush set.
    But i don't know if i use it after this project..
    well i still have a few days to think about it :)

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  20. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Amazing job on the PAIR of Y-Wings, the dirtying up will not by itself get rid of the gloss, plus the shine will make the "Dirt" not want to stick. a good matte clear will get rid of the shine.