Star Wars - BTL-B Y-Wing - building thread

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  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Found this model on: www.paper-replika.com - where also other fine models can be found.

    It is the forrunner for the Y-Wing used by the Alliance in the fight with the first death-star.
    Consists of 3 sheets - and no instruction - so I searched for reference photos to be able to build.
    Here we go:

    Picture 2 and 3 - cockpit: Unfortunately I did not cut the space for R2D2 and neither the space for the cannoneer. This fact I noticed too late and therefore I had to cut R2D2 and the cannoneer cockpit later on.

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  2. starbuck

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    So on picture 1 you can see the "wrong" R2D2 and the "wrong" cannoneer cockpit. They both are much to high. Therefore I had to cut them both, what is not easy as they where already glued together. I did not want to print them new as I think of making a second model by avoiding the mistakes of this building ;).

    On the next two pictures you can see the "corrected" version.

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  3. starbuck

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    Picture 1 and two the bottom of the ship - and the assembling - Picture 3 the rest of the parts cut, but not assembled.

    There is one thing I am thinking about: The end of the engines of the fighter - how will it look like?
    As you can see on Picture 4 - the end of the engines are - "free". How will it look like if I assemble the parts and there is no part on the inner side of the engine.

    Maybe anybody has an idea to optimize the view.

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  4. starbuck

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    Oh forgot to mention: mostly (for the body) no glueing tabs. Thought this might be a problem - but it works also without them. But....it is more easy with tabs.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    No tabs is the way to go!! You make that tabs on the inside, and it really hides the seams better. This is why your model is looking so excellent!! Great stuff! :)
  6. dnalor

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    YES ANOTHER ONE :)
    And it is the first edition...

    nice..do you make it so that you can take of the hull plating?
    and see inside the beast?

    That picture nr 237 is that the correct y wing?
    i think you are building this one.. looks great.

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  7. starbuck

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    @ dnalor - yes your picture is the one I build - first in red. I just posted the other y-wing to show what I ment with the look of the "open" end of the engines.
    @zathros - yes I will do without tabs, allthough it is not easy expecially for the long parts on the outside of the engines.

    enclosed the final stage before the final assambley:

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    :)
    Ah.....you want to build open engines?..
    but are looking for the inside of the engines?
  9. starbuck

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    Hi dnalor,
    no I do not want to build open engines - I will build closed engines with the parts shown in above picture. As you can see the front of the engines is closed completely. The end will be finalized with the ring and a cross. By looking from this end you will be able so see inside the engine where "nothing" is. - I will show what I mean when finalized one of the engines.
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    This shows the thoughts I had concerning the engines. It is not so bad as I placed the ship on a wall, and the inner "nothing" of the end of the engines are not visable.

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    Enclosed the placing of the cannons (1) the final assembly of the engines (2) and the final bomber (3+4).

    Was fun doing - not as difficult as I thought first because of the missing instruction. Fine model but the missing gluing tabs where a (small) problem as I did not work without gluing tabs before. - Learning by doing;).

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    It's looking VERY good! :) I had to magnify the last picture in the row because the thumbnail shows the plane rather ... odd, like a Chibli version! ;)
  13. zathros

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    Very cool model! I had not seen this one before. Great work, and subject matter! :)
  14. dnalor

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    Great Y wing..., nice build.

    And for the inner of the engines...why didn't you put a little round piece of black paper in it?.. to hide the inside?
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    Hi dnalor,
    good idea - I will do next time when I have the same "problem". It is not so important, as I placed the bomber on the wall and you cannot see inside.
    But to get a "perfect" model, I agree, it has to be done.

    Thx
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