Dan's Gold Leader Y-Wing (WIP)

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skahtul

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Nice paint, looking great! Pics almost never show it correctly (at least in my case) but it's looking awesome.
 

Studio Kitbash

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Lovely paint job -- and really smart, as in "why didn't I think of that?" to paint the body/engines BEFORE adding on the T-struts and rear vectral thrusters.

This is the way - from now on. Thanks!
 

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3DImpact

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Little by little...

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Dan
 

3DImpact

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Getting the bottom fuselage wrapped up - comparison with the ILM original (on the left) and mine (on the right)...

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It's a bit tough to match the exact lighting but I was curious how it was stacking up. Not quite 1:1, maybe 1:0.9. :)

Of course, I know I'll find some details to touch up here and there (I already see at least three or four) but I'll wait until I'm going over the entire model at the end for those. For now I want to finally move on to the engine nacelles...

Dan
 

DaveP

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Simply incredible work! Dare I say it, I think yours looks better! Personal preference perhaps, but I love the higher contrast.

I don't know how or why, but growing up, I found myself owning a toy Y Wing. But no X Wing or falcon (or any other rebel ship). So the Y Wing holds a very special place in my heart. It's the ship that defeated the empire for me! :)

Thoroughly enjoying seeing the attention your paying to this model. It looks fantastic!
 

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Studio Kitbash

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Dan,

I'm not sure who you are trying to fool, but photoshopping the original onto the background of a shag carpet doesn't at all convince me... that it's the same foam background... ; )

Are you so cheap that you can't go buy a piece of foam from Hobby Lobby?

Seriously -- where'd you get those mad painting skillz?

NICE work!!!
 

3DImpact

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Thanks guys! Having a ton of fun learning to weather this thing.

Today was a day of transformation:

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Gosh, it seems so much larger now!

My efforts earlier on to mark out the positioning of the T struts so that they were on perfect 45-degree angles paid off. Everything lined up straight and true:

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Now that the vector vanes are on I can finish up the weathering on the engines and the whole rear end. After that I'll tackle the cockpit weathering and detailing.

Dan
 
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3DImpact

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"Almost there..."

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That's the last image I'll show until it's all completely done. Just a few minor details to do at this point - the rust spots on the top surface of the cockpit, the turret guns, and decals. When she's all completely done I'll set up some proper 'beauty' shots and show her off.

In the mean time, here's the weathering palette :) :

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Dan
 

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