Building my own Y wing(s)

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

  1. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Do you have Krylon in your country? It would produce much better results than that stuff and be more durable. Another good primer specific to modeling is Mr. Surfacer. It works really well on paper and is good for prepping the surface for paint because it doesn't obscure detail. The best part is you can brush it on and it self-levels, so you don't have to worry about brush marks on your parts.

    In any case, yes, weathering will remove the shiny-ness from the model if you use weathering powders. For the most part. You'll probably want to tone it down with a matte coat, though. They can't take the gloss away completely, because it will still shimmer through the "dust".

    Fantastic work so far, though! And I can't believe I've been following this thread the whole time and didn't realize you were building a pair of Y-wings! :eek:
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Well i bought a airbrush...
    and think i start with that...maybe i can do that better :)
    i i have to find me a lighter grey/white..as a base collor.

    Today i glued all the loose stuff i had ready to the main body.


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  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Looking great man just keep on putting pieces together sooner or later it'll be done.
    :thumb:
  4. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Wel again a little bit more.
    i'm almost under the wing..
    Now i it's almost time to get the wing in shape

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  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Are you dreaming about greebles yet ??????????:mrgreen:

    Loving the detail. Super work. :thumb:
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    WHaaaaa :)

    When i look at a complete side i say NO WAY..
    But when i break it down in pieces it aint that bad..
    Only the speed goes back to..0,5
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    All of the detail that you are putting into this model is ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING and SIMPLY PHENOMENAL!!!
    You are setting the bar EXTRAORDINARILY HIGH with these models!!!
  8. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :)..
    Wait with that bar untill this is finished...
    there could still go something wrong..:)
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    I'm impressed too. I doubt there could go something wrong, just don't play with fire around them :D
  10. dnalor

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    Today the eastern bunny came and gave me some eggs..
    The funny part is that i can use them for my Y wing.
    The diameter of the eggs is the same as the front noses of the engines.
    And the eggs are made of carton :)

    So with a little luck i will have great engine's.

    The bad thing is the building of the details is very slow.
    But what i did looks nice :) so in a few weeks i think i will have some nice engines.

    Also a nice detail..some of the tubing on the Y-wing is made from pressed paper sticks used with lolipops.

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  11. Dented Rick

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    The best things come to us in the most unusual ways.

    Great work so far :)
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Again a little update under the wing other side.

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  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Ok the engine hulls are made, the dome's attached.
    And for the first Ywing ready.
    For the other one i still need to find a poster-tube.


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  14. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    WOW! That has come together nicely!!:thumb:
    Great idea on the eggs!
    When everything is a uniform colour, the model and detail is going to explode into life!!

    Nice table also!:mrgreen:
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    Egg-Engines, not bad. :D
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I tremember reading somewhere that the original SFX miniatures used Leggs pantyhose egg s as the engine fronts or is my mind playing tricks again?
    :p
  17. imcold

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    It is not.
  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes the Leggs eggs story is correct..
    I tried to figure out what Leggs where...but i didn't know that it was a pantyhose container-egg.
  19. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Good to know I aint totally gone yet... Leggs are a brand of pantyhose sold in egg shaped containers so now ya know... :p
  20. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :)

    Again a little step and some details added under the right wing..
    But the speed is so slow..
    this week just 2 days where i had some time left for building...
    At work no time left for my snowspeeder..
    AARRGH :)

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