Nice-N Gold Leader Y-Wing - My First Studio Build

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PULLED PORKINS

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Very sorry for the reason for the delay in your Y-Wing progress, but glad you're finding your way back to the work. That'll be a huge help in the healing process in and of itself - finding your way back to being 'you'.

Nice work on the model! Super satisfying watching them progress through the various stages of build - there sure are a lot of Y-Wings going together here these days!

Dan
Thank you for the kind words "3Dimpact". I think you are exactly right about the model work helping with the loss of my father. I'll have a lot of time off in November & December which should give me enough time to finish the Y Wing.
 

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PULLED PORKINS

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Very sorry for the reason for the delay in your Y-Wing progress, but glad you're finding your way back to the work. That'll be a huge help in the healing process in and of itself - finding your way back to being 'you'.

Nice work on the model! Super satisfying watching them progress through the various stages of build - there sure are a lot of Y-Wings going together here these days!

Dan
Thank you Dan,
Still finding it tough to just sit down and work on the model but I'll get there with time.
 

Chuffy 70

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Nice build P.Porkins and like you I'm new to the 'lets build a model the same size as an iconic model'
Plus kudos to you for posting on the RPF, there's some seriously good modelers on here...and there's some seriously generous, along with helpful people too.
I have the same kit as you and following your build with interest, credit to you for taking the plunge!
My best wishes to you and your family for your loss
 

PULLED PORKINS

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Nice build P.Porkins and like you I'm new to the 'lets build a model the same size as an iconic model'
Plus kudos to you for posting on the RPF, there's some seriously good modelers on here...and there's some seriously generous, along with helpful people too.
I have the same kit as you and following your build with interest, credit to you for taking the plunge!
My best wishes to you and your family for your loss
Thanks Chuffy 70. I appreciate the kind words. Still not finding any time to finish the Y Wing, it's about 80% complete but I'm still taking care of my fathers legal affairs as I am the Trustee but everything should be concluded by Thanksgiving and then I should have lot's of free time during the Holidays to perhaps get the build finished.
Thanks again and have fun with your build.
P.S. If you have any concerns or questions during your build let
me know and I'll give you a few tips for paint adhesion and maintaining structural
geometry of the engine halves during the adhesion process. Mine had some slight
warpage.
 

Chuffy 70

Member
Thanks Chuffy 70. I appreciate the kind words. Still not finding any time to finish the Y Wing, it's about 80% complete but I'm still taking care of my fathers legal affairs as I am the Trustee but everything should be concluded by Thanksgiving and then I should have lot's of free time during the Holidays to perhaps get the build finished.
Thanks again and have fun with your build.
P.S. If you have any concerns or questions during your build let
me know and I'll give you a few tips for paint adhesion and maintaining structural
geometry of the engine halves during the adhesion process. Mine had some slight
warpage.
P.Porkins - I had to do the same thing in 2012 when my father passed away. His sister was too old to sort his affairs, so It was put upon me to do everything...you'll get there in the end.
Thanks for the offer of help... at the moment I'm trying to figure out what I need - It is quite odd to get a kit with a lot of bits missing and no instructions!
Hopefully I have located a full stockist/supplier of Plastruct here in the UK, of which the ABS T's turned up today, along with new Airfix Me 109 guns. the kit cast items were poor and as Airfix is still "fully operational" I ordered some original parts.
There's slight damage to the top hull and to one of the 'Centurion' greeblies/nurnys, minor on most, but I think the tank part is 3d printed these days - or i just make it battle damaged
Not quite sure what is missing regarding the engines, as this area is not very well explained - tubes, rings and the 'heat sink?' all look as if these need to be acquired.
I would be most interested in what you needed to add if anything to your engines and where you located/purchased from?
cheers (y)
Chuffy - pics are my Dad passing out RAF M.Police and new guns from Airfix
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PULLED PORKINS

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P.Porkins - I had to do the same thing in 2012 when my father passed away. His sister was too old to sort his affairs, so It was put upon me to do everything...you'll get there in the end.
Thanks for the offer of help... at the moment I'm trying to figure out what I need - It is quite odd to get a kit with a lot of bits missing and no instructions!
Hopefully I have located a full stockist/supplier of Plastruct here in the UK, of which the ABS T's turned up today, along with new Airfix Me 109 guns. the kit cast items were poor and as Airfix is still "fully operational" I ordered some original parts.
There's slight damage to the top hull and to one of the 'Centurion' greeblies/nurnys, minor on most, but I think the tank part is 3d printed these days - or i just make it battle damaged
Not quite sure what is missing regarding the engines, as this area is not very well explained - tubes, rings and the 'heat sink?' all look as if these need to be acquired.
I would be most interested in what you needed to add if anything to your engines and where you located/purchased from?
cheers (y)
Chuffy - pics are my Dad passing out RAF M.Police and new guns from Airfix
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P.Porkins - I had to do the same thing in 2012 when my father passed away. His sister was too old to sort his affairs, so It was put upon me to do everything...you'll get there in the end.
Thanks for the offer of help... at the moment I'm trying to figure out what I need - It is quite odd to get a kit with a lot of bits missing and no instructions!
Hopefully I have located a full stockist/supplier of Plastruct here in the UK, of which the ABS T's turned up today, along with new Airfix Me 109 guns. the kit cast items were poor and as Airfix is still "fully operational" I ordered some original parts.
There's slight damage to the top hull and to one of the 'Centurion' greeblies/nurnys, minor on most, but I think the tank part is 3d printed these days - or i just make it battle damaged
Not quite sure what is missing regarding the engines, as this area is not very well explained - tubes, rings and the 'heat sink?' all look as if these need to be acquired.
I would be most interested in what you needed to add if anything to your engines and where you located/purchased from?
cheers (y)
Chuffy - pics are my Dad passing out RAF M.Police and new guns from Airfix
View attachment 1367231 View attachment 1367232
 

PULLED PORKINS

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Chuffy, Everything I used for the structural support of the engine Nacelles and lighting chambers I purchased at my local hardware store. You can just about use anything your mind can come up, be sure to take into account on how you will display the model and what kind of support you will need to create. I'm using a 48" "Death Star Base (with .060 hollow tubes to support the models and to hide the the wiring) I constructed out of a light wood and plexiglass which will also hold the controls for the lighting of the Y Wing and in the future Vader's Tie fighter which I've yet to start on. I would highly suggest some metal washers (with holes) for the inside of the Nacelles to enable added support and hold the roundness of them when gluing them together.
 

akumazeto

Well-Known Member
Finally got a little time to work on the Y Wing last weekend. A little progress made. Came up with an elaborate mounting set-up that's probably overkill but I wanted it to handle the weight of the model and be adjustable for multiple viewing angles. A little light grey wash on the back panel that I just finished painting on the nose of the ship and I will be done with it for now. Now on to some serious seam sanding and filling on the engine nacelles!
Not overkill. Nicely done.
 

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