Scratchbuilt 1/36 Y-Wing expanded universe variant

hoosleberg

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I wanted to build a y-wing at a pretty big scale but not quite studio scale so 1/36 it was.
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1/35 would probably be a more conventional modeling scale but I was using the Bandai 1/144 y-wing to measure off of and multiplying everything by 4 made for easier numbers to work with.
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I'll be using a few different tanks and artillery to kitbash from --but nothing screen accurate. The general features of the y-wing will be followed but my version will deviate from the original when it comes to the finer details.

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The exhaust section from a tiger tank kit. The scale isn't proportional but I'll build it up with some styrene bits and greeblies.

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Some high density foam to sculpt a buck for vacuforming the nose section.

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First pull didn't go well. Too thin styrene

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Second pull from thicker styrene but the "no parking" text on the sheet got imprinted on to the side showing. I'll try again later but use this as a placeholder in the meantime.


Back to the rear fuselage...
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Underside
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Midsection
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Wings
I stray from the original y-wing a lot here when it comes to the greeblies.
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Engine tubes cut from 1 3/4" acrylic and wrapped in styrene
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That's the current state of the ship. Not sure what I'll work on next. Probably finishing the buck for the bottom half of the nose.
 

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hoosleberg

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Been trying to chip away at the y-wing. I've mainly been focused on bulking up the fuselage, working my way to the nose.

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Still have to model an astromech...
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Bulking up the underside. Might rework this area with styrene and less kit parts. Not sure yet...
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I also got the nose of the ship fleshed out...

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After a lot of filing it was ready for the toaster oven and shopvac
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Too much heat on the bottom pull but still usable
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topside
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The top and bottom were then joined via the side pieces
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happy new year!
 

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hoosleberg

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Starting to look y-wingy



Using armature wire for all the tubing/piping on the y-wing
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Started to work on the cockpit. This 1/32 Corsair pilot fits nicely. A random piece from a helicopter kit works well for the seatback too
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greebs added
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Made the canopy
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The beginnings of an astromech...
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Started to work on the cannons too

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hoosleberg

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Update...

cockpit greebled and detailed
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pilot painted
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made a quick helmet for him out of air dry clay
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...and painted
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the canopy glued on
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detailing the underside of the nose

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starting to focus on the engines

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I hope to finish the engine cone buck next so i can vacuform it

Thanks for looking!
 

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Searun

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Just went through your thread. You have some real good scratch modeling skills not to mention the greeblie art form. Thanks for sharing the excellent build photo sequence and a tutorial in vacuum forming, styrene and assorted plastic crafting.
 

hoosleberg

New Member
Just went through your thread. You have some real good scratch modeling skills not to mention the greeblie art form. Thanks for sharing the excellent build photo sequence and a tutorial in vacuum forming, styrene and assorted plastic crafting.
Thank you! I'm glad the greeblies are looking okay. Its easy to get lost in the jumble of parts and overwork the effect.
 

hoosleberg

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Small update on the engines...

Did a vacuum pull on the engine dome. It had a little wrinkle and tore taking it off the mold, but I glued and mocked it up on the engine.

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I've got some thicker styrene for the domes that will end up on the ship. A few mm will probably get trimmed from the bottom edge too, but I think we're in the ballpark!

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Building up the thruster/nozzles at the rear of the engines with pvc.

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Currently taking measurements for the eight tail struts coming of the engines. More to come.
 

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hoosleberg

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Made the new nosecones
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I started attaching the engine panels. Very loosely following the studio models for basic shape and placement
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Got the tail fins attached too. Again, not the same as the movie models but these are Koensayr's "R500" engines not the weaker R270s that come standard on y-wings.
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Figuring out the rear t-struts too. x8
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That's all for now!
 

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