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