Red Y-wing

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Lynn TXP 0369, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    ***EDIT***
    What is the R2 unit part from??
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/redY-Wing_50.jpeg[/image]
    It almsot looks like a gun turret top of somekind.
    Thanks WC for image posting.
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    Does anyone got pics of the Red Y-wing? I would like them for it's paint job.

    I need some good pics other then the one I found the Indy TO SW book.
    Thanks,
    Lynn
     
  2. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I'm either clueless or confused... (?)
     
  3. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    i got tons of Y pics but only one lousy screen grab of the red Y, send me ya email if ya want it lynn.
     
  4. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Same here, only have ref pics of the yellow ones. I could be misstaken but weren't the red one built for ROTJ?

    Steve.
     
  5. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    There is a semi good pic of the Red Y-wing SS model in the SW to Indy book, I'm assuming it is from ROTJ.

    I'm looking for better pics of it's paint job.

    Lynn
     
  6. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Sure, anything will be great, please send send to lnlbar@epix.net

    Thanks,
    Lynn
     
  7. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    I think it was Steve.

    Lynn
     
  8. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    I think the one built for ROTJ was a copy made due to the original ANH models not being availible for filming. If I remember correct I think that the model was actually built by an ILM model maker BEFORE he went into service for ILM, when he showed off he's previous work (including he's Y-wing model) they told him it was actually better then the the originals made for ANH and they decided to use it in for ROTJ.

    As I said though, I'm not 100% sure that I remember this correct. Perhaps some one else care to chim in on this.?

    Steve.
     
  9. spinner 44

    spinner 44 Well-Known Member

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    That modeller you're talking about is Bill George. He is a modeling genius.

    Yes when he was interviewed for ILM he brought along a Y-Wing he had made. They told it was better tan the original ones and that model was used in the ROTJ. He made the B-wing (after being contracted), the Klingon Bird of Prey, the 1/4 Spinner car for Blade Runner ...
     
  10. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Red Y-Wing was made for ANH, but was never seen on film. The red Y was used for many promo shoots, that is why the old die-cast Y-Wing had red nose markings. The one Bill George made was used for the end of Empire. He made his as a fan and when he ended up working for ILM they used his Y-Wing because none of the originals were available at the time.
     
  11. ShowCraft

    ShowCraft Well-Known Member

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    OK... and why werent the original Y-Wings available?
     
  12. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    wasnt the red Y orginally a pyro model, i thought it was rebuilt for promo and didnt make the cut for the movie, hence the red Y has a lot of differences to the gold Y's we know well, and yes BG was drafted in for ESB and finally ROTJ i believe.
     
  13. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    A lot of cool onfo on this.
    Thanks to all who sent pics.
    It has one different ??R2?? in it. :lol
    This is one different bird. I like it.. :D
    Thanks,
    Lynn
     
  14. ewaxel

    ewaxel New Member

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    my understanding is that the y-wing models (and some x-wings) were given to 20th Century-Fox executives as thank-you gifts for their support.


     
  15. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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  16. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    The pic you sent was great thanks..
    That is one great bird you got going there.
    The red y-wing is really starting to grow on me.

    Lynn
     
  17. ralphee

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    Thanks lynn, shes no way perfect but my first scratchbuild so im happy how its going.

    As for the red Y prop, yes the R2 unit does look like a turret of sorts i didnt even clue on to that. Also the right engine looks like a refit? It has no red or grey markings leaving me to believe it was a pyro model, anyone know more on this.
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    Good god I never realized that thing was red.

    I've had that bok since it first came out, and never really studied that photo or its caption...
     
  19. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    The George Y was used in Jedi. The Y's at the end of ESB are the ANH. The Red Y was built for ANH but never used on screen.Many different details compared to the Gold Y's. As Flint mentioned it was used for promotional purposes and for the studio in London to make the 1.1 Y.

    The "turret" for the R2 on the ANH Red Y is the upper gun turret from the Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster Bomber.
     
  20. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Thanks for the R2 info..

    Anyone got a cast of one to sell?

    Lynn
     
  21. R2B9

    R2B9 Well-Known Member

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    For "not accurate" it is a heck of a lot better than what MPC ever offered us. I think your scratchbuild is a thing to admire, and 99 out of 100 Y-wing fans would not give it a second thought as it being inaccurate or off the mark. But please, make your droid better than that one in the Red Y. :)
     
  22. ralphee

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    Thanks R2, well i planed to do it accurately, but i just didnt have the time frame or the dedication of guys like boba flint and darkside 72, those two own this project lol.As for my R2 unit itll be a standard job, just maybe a different paint scheme, its not that far off painting really, i just need the motivation to finish a few bits and get it ready for preshading, but you guys will see her when shes done.
     

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