Nov 2, 2011, 2:01 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Steve, the piping, especially behind the Lunar lander bit, matches the TIE killer, to my eye... Hmmmm
Wish we had more pics of the Registration Marks Y-wing. I have the vintage dry transfer for the "triangles"
Nov 2, 2011, 2:11 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Look closer... its close but not the same.. look at the upper wing detail in the reference I sent you for Gold leader.. compare it part for part... hate to say... not it. I'm thinking it is a hero..... as most Pyro's had one mounting point (nose) for painting then they were hung with wire. this one is mounted from the bottom. It's gotta be Triangles baby! Gene has done it again...
Nov 2, 2011, 3:20 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Yeah Steve is spot on, its NOT the TIE killer. Plumbing is different, and, there are several donors missing to be the killer, most apparent is a 1/12 Tamiya steering hub in the upper hull midriff, that isnt fitted to Gene's Y pic.
Id have to say, again with Steve, could well be "triangles".
Nov 2, 2011, 3:27 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Hell, yeah i see what you mean Steve, the wing surfaces are way different to the killer too.
Man, i need more Y ref.
Nov 2, 2011, 7:09 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Can anYone tell me which one has the R5 droid please?
Nov 2, 2011, 8:04 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
That's the Bill George Y-Wing, built when he was a fan, before ILM hired him. It was eventually drafted into service for ROTJ I believe... and is now part of the archives. back when we did the Y-Wing archive visit/reference session, they wheeled this one out to us, and we said "uhhh no - that ain't waht we need"
Nov 2, 2011, 8:16 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Thanks Jason.. That's cleared that up. Maybe I don't need the r5 after all.
Nov 2, 2011, 9:38 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Simon, ya know I am gonna mock you mercilessly for that, right?
Nov 2, 2011, 9:48 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Ha...eh....go build some models or somethin.
Nov 2, 2011, 10:15 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
What a great pic. I trust Gene when he says it's an early pic, but I can't help wondering if at least one pyro Y hadn't already been blown up at this stage. Look at that starboard rear thrust nozzle thingie. It looks already painted and weathered (by hand and/or by real flames), as if it were a leftover part reused.
Nov 2, 2011, 10:59 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
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Nov 2, 2011, 6:32 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Anyone else noticed that on the blu ray archive shots that there are a whole bunch of Y's on the shelves and their is even two different sized y's. The standard and a smaller model?
Nov 3, 2011, 1:07 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
TIE bait? They were committed to a plan of attack and unable to defend themselves. The X-wings came off no better all in all.
The movies show Y-wings to be fast, capable and well-armed fighters. I don't get this whole "Y-wings are older and slower" stuff. Older than what? TIEs? Sure, but the X-wings are no newer. This stuff is not supported by the films.
Edit: someone upload more pics, for the love of god. The need for another fix is driving me spare. In case you can't tell.
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Nov 3, 2011, 3:59 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Just clocked another little difference from Triangles to the Killer, im pretty sure thats a DFV turbo on the hull upper mid section of Triangles, its a different part on the Killer.
Seems various additional parts were just sourced to give them "some" identity?
Love to hear Jamie and Dan's thoughts on all this, i dont get very excited with ANH models of late, until now.
Jeez, really want to get to this build now.
Nov 3, 2011, 10:23 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
I think both Jason and Steve are correct, the greeblies on the body and
engines match the TIE killer; however, the wings do not. To me the detailing of the parts look fairly soft, whereas the TIE killer was quickly thrown in rubber. My theory is that they cast the TIE killer body and engines for use as a pyro, and stuck on what ever wings were available. As far as the engine nozzle, that was used as reference for painting to assure the pyro matched the hero version.
Nov 4, 2011, 1:13 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Simon! Pic 5 of triangles is awesome.. I can grab from blu ray which disk are these on?
Nov 4, 2011, 2:27 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
The remainder of the kit arrives tomorrow, hopefully!!
Nov 4, 2011, 2:32 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Oohhh Triangles, you are so sexy and mysterious....
So, is it about to go "boom" in this shot? The back end cover is off/missing. I see a rod/bundle of wires from above, and to me it looks like it's entering the body at the lower right back end, with putty.... what the heck is going on?
Nov 4, 2011, 2:47 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Looks that way Jason, looks like its charge rigged to me, wonder if that runs all the way to the inner hull?
So, is there a chance Triangles, is the Y wing all burnt to a cinder in the Lucasfilm soundstage photographs, and therefore, is still around?
Nov 4, 2011, 4:57 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Check the photo closey guys !!! Gene's photo posted earlier IS 100% confirmed Triangles! Check Simons pic above getting loaded with explosives....You can see the big pipe coming off of the back of the head detail plate. Not seen on any other Y Wing! Can be seen in the picture Gene posted!!!
Also you can see the pre scoring of the engines so the model blows into several pieces... RIP Triangles...... the trench run.. Gold Leader... MOM tour y and Triangles.....
Nov 5, 2011, 1:22 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
So i would say Triangles, is the Y blown up in the "Empire of Dreams" from the old box set?
Saw those wires into the head when Gene posted Steve, just figured for a hose, not a charge, good call, and those score/razor saw marks in the engine cans, yeah, they match up spot on.
Nov 5, 2011, 1:51 AM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Just fudge up Jasons build thread a little more, sorry Jason lol, im a tad confused.
This Y wing here, the "Profiles" its using the wing roots and engines from Triangles.
The aft hull, as far as i can see, NOT Triangles, at least, not in the respect, this hull, is using a LEM unit in the centre hull, not a Ford DFV tranny ring with cast in brake caliper.
So, where was this hull from? Cast originally from the Red Jammer, so Steve would be right and this is proof, All Y's were, or could have been cast from the Jammer hull?
Just tryin to get my head around it, as you all know, im a bit a clutz with ANH models.
Nov 5, 2011, 12:18 PM - Re: 2011 Red Y-Wing: Build Threadô
Holy CRAP. Look how thin the back engine vane assembly is!! Look how well cast it is! Look how awesome the Leggs Egg "braces" are! 5 foot Falcon builders will probably dig them, too!
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