Gold Leader 2017 kit alert (and instructions)

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Jkirkon

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Hey Jkirkon, looking good. I don't know if you already noticed, forgive me if you have, but the butt plate is set up for the Red Jammer Y on this kit. Meaning it sticks out further than all the others, including Tie Killer. To show you what I mean the image on the left is Red Jammer and the one on the right is the Ladd Y.
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One way to fix this is to trim off the edges on the given butt plate and make is so it can be inserted into the void like this.
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Again, forgive me if you already know this, but may be helpful for someone making this kit none the less.

Actually Mike, I did NOT notice that! I appreciate you making me aware of that. For all the scouring of reference pic to find all the little plant on parts, that detail escaped me. Now on my to-do list for this model.
 

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Jkirkon

Sr Member
Can we please get the SS x-wing OFF the floor?!? Jeeze! LOL

Lol!! That is a Hasbro conversion, not a studio x-wing. My wife bought that for me, the conversion was done by a guy named Andy Lee in the U.K. I am in process of re-arranging my office, so that it is not on the floor.
 

Medinato

New Member
Suggestions on a mounting stand shaft for this kit? I've been slowing working away at the kit but I'm at the point I need the stand. What's the preference among the veteran builders?

I am using a Panvise-like mount bolted to a piece of wood I counter bored the bottom and used machine screws instead of wood screws so its easier to take apart and manipulate. its working out so far.

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Jkirkon

Sr Member
Slowly chugging along on my Gold Leader. Need to clean up the backplate area and get busy finishing the nacelles. I am on vacation until 11/27 so will make more progress.
 

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3DImpact

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Sorry if this is off topic here, and this is likely covered in some other Y-Wing thread that I have found - do we know the old Floquil colors used for the yellow (I'm assuming Reefer Yellow?) and blue striping used on this model? I assume Reefer White is the base coat?

Dan
 

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mslz22

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I really like the LED's from this place. If you check out the pre wired and the 4 chip LEDs you will see that the resistor is already in there. This in conjunction with an Omni Hill 12 V power source can supply a lot of your standard lighting. If you want flickering effects you will need something more elaborate, but for FO light supplies, engines, ambient lights etc this is a pretty simple set up. 12 V power, red positive, black negative some simple solder and your good to go.


https://www.oznium.com/

https://www.amazon.com/OMNIHIL-Extr...F8&qid=1512840042&sr=8-1&keywords=omnihil+12v
 

Scott Graham

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Hey Mike. When will the small extra parts for the Y kit ship? I don’t have mine yet.

Also, for illuminating just the engines I use a keychain flashlight and cemented it to the heat sinks, which can slide in or out of place.
 

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mslz22

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Yours I am going to ship with the X and the DS parts all together

I have decided to add the Eaton R2 to the upgrade pack. It's closer to the ILM one for sure, you will need mod it a bit body wise to fit the Y but the head and upper body will look cooler with the Y

Hey Mike. When will the small extra parts for the Y kit ship? I don’t have mine yet.

Also, for illuminating just the engines I use a keychain flashlight and cemented it to the heat sinks, which can slide in or out of place.
 

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darth_daniel

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Yes I stated to send some out then realized there was 1 more little part i needed to add, and now I am adding the Eaton ILM R2 to the package. I want to get all of them shipped by like Jan 1. Then I take a much needed break.

Hey Mike, may I ask if you ever sent out the update package? I sent you an email a week ago regarding the update parts and the additional parts that were missing from my particular kit but am still waiting for a reply. Would be nice to get an update or even better, the parts. ;) Thank you in advance!
 

mslz22

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Sorry, I can't seem to find your message for some reason. Resend just in case.

The short story is that I have been including the Y parts in all the shipments of the X wing kits for those who have both.

Almost all the X's are shipped and will start shipping to people on the list. Some I did already and some are taken care of in the x shipments.

I have been accumulating that last little bit and the Eaton R2's along the way so it's just a matter of getting them in the mail.

Hey Mike, may I ask if you ever sent out the update package? I sent you an email a week ago regarding the update parts and the additional parts that were missing from my particular kit but am still waiting for a reply. Would be nice to get an update or even better, the parts. ;) Thank you in advance!
 

darth_daniel

Sr Member
Sorry, I can't seem to find your message for some reason. Resend just in case.

The short story is that I have been including the Y parts in all the shipments of the X wing kits for those who have both.

Almost all the X's are shipped and will start shipping to people on the list. Some I did already and some are taken care of in the x shipments.

I have been accumulating that last little bit and the Eaton R2's along the way so it's just a matter of getting them in the mail.

Thanks for the update Mike, email re-sent. :)
 

Lord Hater

Active Member
Hey Mike,

Any update on the parts?

Yes I stated to send some out then realized there was 1 more little part i needed to add, and now I am adding the Eaton ILM R2 to the package. I want to get all of them shipped by like Jan 1. Then I take a much needed break.
 

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