Dan's Gold Leader Y-Wing (WIP)

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3DImpact

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Decals from Jason arrived Friday and they went on this morning, so I guess she's finally all done!

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Okay, so not the greatest images to show her off, but I wanted to get something out there. Mostly cockpit images here since you've seen a lot of the fuselage in progress already. At the risk of breaching some etiquette perhaps, here are a couple images comparing the cockpit with the ILM original to show the level of detail matching I was aiming for (I figure since I've seen these images on the web and I'm only reproducing them at lower rez here I hope I'm okay including them here this way).

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Plans are afoot for some video (something something motion control rig with green screen mumble mumble) but that's several weeks out at least. I'll share more fun stuff about that later as it develops...

It's been an amazing journey getting here! Including my training remote and my still unpainted escape pod, this is just my third studio-scale model. I'm re-learning a lot about painting (I did work on military models as a kid) and have definitely caught the big, studio-scale bug badly. I squarely blame Sean (T2Sides) for that! :) For anyone else new to this all I can do is encourage you to go for it, press on, and enjoy the heck out of it - if I can do it, anyone can...

Dan
 

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vectorzero

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Seeing the Y and the Falcon together really reinforces how big the 5 footer is. Look great together. Fantastic job.
 

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t2sides

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Thanks for bringing it over Dan!! What a pleasure seeing your model! That really is one AUTHENTIC looking Y-Wing, just amazed at how well you nailed the details, the color, the finish and all the little nuances that make it look just like the Original!! Congrats on completing this incredible build up!!! Can't wait to see your next amazing project!
-Sean
 

3DImpact

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Aww - shucks. Thanks, Sean, that's super nice of you. I was relieved upon holding my Y-Wing next to your Falcon that the overall 'look' seemed to match, in terms of color palette match and the overall level of weathering. They kinda feel like they were made by the same model shop.

Dan
 

Jkirkon

Sr Member
3DImpact, that Gold Leader is absolutely awful...you should send it to me for immediate disposal....

In all seriousness, beautiful job!

You CAN send it to me for ‘disposal’ though. Lol
 

dirkterrell

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I had the pleasure of seeing this in person last week. My ability to conjure up the words to describe it properly is simply too limited. The detail, and how it matches the studio model down to individual scratches, is simply amazing. But, having known Dan for 30+ years, I am not the slightest bit surprised.
 

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dep974

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Worked the cockpit today. I primed and painted, trimmed and tinted the fiber and pulled it through and glued in place. Painted various bits here and there to suggest panel detail, ran a few additional pipes, and used guitar string for the corrugated hoses.

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It looks much better in person - nice rich color in the lights and of course all the imperfections that you see in such close-up images blend and disappear. Once the canopy is on and everything is finished the overall effect will be to suggest some interesting detail in there.

Dan
Hi...did you paint the fiber directly on it?
regards
 

3DImpact

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Hi...did you paint the fiber directly on it?
regards
Yes, I painted/tinted the tips of the fibers before running them but then did the cockpit base color with the fibers already run. I left a few inches as the paint dried then pulled to final fit and glued in place.

Dan
 

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