Y-WING BUILD/CARD STOCK TEST

Chuffy70

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With a love of Star Wars and the many star ships and vehicles within the universe, the Y-Wing or The Koensayr BTL Y-wing assault starfighter/bomber has to be my favourite.

Generally considered to be the workhorse to the the more glamorous X-Wing. A kind of real world comparison could be the Hurricane to Spitfire.

Anyway, I've had a go at the Y-wing before, but that was a disaster of a build - a small kit, blown to large print on horrible stock, which resulted in me dumping it, although it did go to a home for rescued and unloved spaceships.

This build was forwarded to me for my perusal and thought it would make for a good trial on newly acquired cardstock. The only thing I know of the kit builder on this one, is that his name is Stephen.

There's no instructions with this build, but as its a favourite of mine, identifying the pieces shouldn't prove too much bother.

Below is the truly awful attempt - built from a table top gaming pattern.

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Test parts for this build are just the cockpit section

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Internal parts acquired for cockpit

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All folded and formed - well as far as I could tell without instructions!

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Rear of cockpit bits and bobs

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Cockpit window frame located

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...and finished internals and cockpit frame

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The newly sourced cardstock made this build a delight to make, although a wee bit frustrating as to the location of parts.

I'm not sure if I'll build the rest, but if there's enough interest I may carry on.

MTFBWY


 

Chuffy70

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This looks really good! You are off to a great start!
I have the same template. However, mine included this assembly diagram. I hope that it will help you.
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Cheers for the template Chris, which is good for the first one I built, as pictured at the top - but the creator of this more detailed version has 5 CGI pictures with his files and that's it - did anyone else build this one or am I the guinea pig here?
 

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Cheers for the template Chris, which is good for the first one I built, as pictured at the top - but the creator of this more detailed version has 5 CGI pictures with his files and that's it - did anyone else build this one or am I the guinea pig here?
I am glad to be of help.
Sadly, I think that you are the guinea pig on the second one. I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!
 
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Yes, it seems that you are the first one aside from the original creator. This model is on my todo list since it is the most detailed Y-Wing papercraft available at the moment, so I may join the club one day. :)
 

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Your cuts are very precise and clean. I really like how she's coming together! :)