Best source for SS Y wing?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by mvmagic, May 24, 2015.

  1. mvmagic

    mvmagic Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are there currently any sources for SS Y wing kit? Steve had a nice kit years ago and the one he has been working on for EFX seems like a killer. Anyone know whether that'll be released as a kit or an assembled model? I am only interested in kits as I wanna be hands-on and fulfill my childhood dream. All pointers greatly appreciated.
     
  2. StevenBills

    StevenBills Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I posted something over in another thread about that Y being released as a kit, but it sounds as if it'll only be available pre-assembled from EFX.

    SB
     
  3. Avanaut

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    If I understand it right, the Gold Leader will not be released as a kit, only as a display model from EFX. The other Y's (Triangles, Tiger Sprocket and MOM), however, are planned as a kit release through nicenmodeldesigns. According to their website the models were aimed to be ready by April 2015 but at the moment they seem to still be work-in-progress with no further information on their release or pricing.

    I have the Nice-N Red Jammer Y-wing (still in progress), my experience on SS modeling is limited but I have nothing but good things to say about the kit. It's effin' beautiful!

    There was another release of a studio sized Y-wing recently. The Galactic Resin Models Y-wing raised some controversy here in the RPF, I believe the overall size is about right but detailing leaves much to hope for and requires significant amount of work to get it to match the studio models.

    With a little patience, the junkyard might pay off as well, although I think unbuilt Red Jammers are very, very rare by now.
     
  4. Dedalus5550

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    Surprised there isn't the one on ebay right now as that on was there a lot--about the right size but details that don't match. If you're more about the size and not the details keep an eye out for it. And be ready to spend $500-600. I have one those few unbuilt red jammers but couldn't justify selling it. Will just take years to get to it. I might unload it when I can get the EFX gold Y because I'd probably screw up the red jammer. There was a red jammer for sale on resin illuminati recently and may still be available. Can't post a lonk using my iPad but google "resin illuminati red jammer" and you'll get there.
    Mike Todd
     
  5. mvmagic

    mvmagic Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I'll keep stalking the Junkyard and wait to see if Steve releases a kit. Or Rod of Nexus Models-he was supposed to a few years back. Might go with an X in the meantime. Avanaut, great to see other Finlanders here :)
     
  6. knnyjay

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  7. edspaged2

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    The one that pops up on eBay now and again I think is the one with the accuracy issues and started a bit of controversy here. I still wouldn't mind one though! That boat has sailed on that one as ive seen it go from $450 'Buy it Now' up to $600 usd in a matter of months. It's up on eBay right now with a bid start at $600?! Not sure if he was meant to do that though. The seller is ray24051.
     
  8. mvmagic

    mvmagic Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I prefer a more accurate kit. I have noticed the kit on bay before and yeah the buy now price has gone up in a short period.

    Thanks for posting the link knnyjay, not on FB so cant view it.

    Hoping Nice N will release a kit soon!


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  9. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As I understand it, Steve (Nice-N) is now working with/for EFX on a SS Y-wing that will be a completed Gold Y (well, I think that part is well-established). So, I gather that this precludes him (probably contractually) from releasing a kit that would be in almost direct competition with the EFX Y-wing. Clearly, some would rather get a kit and build it themselves, so the competition isn't 100% direct, but close enough. Personally, if the EFX Y becomes a reality and I can deal with the price, I'll grab one feel like I finally have a SS Y-wing (I mean, one that is actually built up). After that, I'll decide upon building the Red Jammer as a red or yellow Y, or just dumping it.
    Mike Todd
     
  10. mvmagic

    mvmagic Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just gotta keep my eyes open and hope they'll release a kit or hope a Red Jammer kit pops up. Should you decide not to build yours Mike, please drop me a line.



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  11. knnyjay

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  12. Corellianexports

    Corellianexports Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If I remember correctly, Steve had mentioned at Celebration that the new EFX Y-Wing would go on sale either in September or some time this fall. I have checked the EFX site, but I haven't seen any updates on Studio Scale related items since 2009. Does any one have any other info.?
     
  13. MustangGTR1

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    Which Y did he do first?
     

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