SS Y-Wing Yea the one no one wants to make?

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  1. 3d-builder

    3d-builder Sr Member

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    I want to make a SS Y-wing with all the body panels on it,
    i saw it in the cross sections book and thought it was to
    cool! I want to vacuum form as many parts as I can, I will
    use the engine bodies from the Saturn V kit......and what ever
    else i can find.
    I want to light the cockpit and engines and have the Ion
    cannon on top rotate......because it really * me off
    they never used it in the movie, while they got their *
    shot off in the trench!:lol
    I am going to use the little F-toys Y they made one with
    the body panels, along with Revell's recent offering....which
    needs to be scaled up to around 3.4 times to get me right
    near SS.
    I have a lot of this under way already i will post
    pictures today or Sunday!:thumbsup
     
  2. CessnaDriver

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    I think it looks far better then the clone wars version.

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  3. ralphee

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    Well this reminds me an early morning liason, and a promise i made, once upon a time........Michael, lemme go grab those calipers :lol.

    lee
     
  4. ralphee

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    Michael, 82mm wing pylon length, exactly by rule of the caliper!

    bests........lee
     
  5. Ray22

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    Yes!!!........ Yes!!!.... Master, Lol.
     
  6. 3d-builder

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    Yes thats it thanks for posting!!:thumbsup
     
  7. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Lee much appreciated!:thumbsup
     
  8. 3d-builder

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    No master over here for sure......I still start over way to much! LOL
     
  9. 3d-builder

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    So it starts as paper templates........
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    The idea is to have a top and bottom for each part.......main body, neck, cockpit. This way i could prove the parts will work once they are vacuum formed. Thats a lot of work so I decided to make mold boxes out of the main
    shapes and pour ultracal30 into. Thanks Al for getting me to use it only took
    me 6 years! LOL

    It doesn't matter how crappy the outside looks.....were not forming over
    that anyway.
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    But the inside better be smooth because the ultracal picks up
    everything, it actually picked up the pencil lines drawn on the inside of
    the plastic on one of the neck pours!

    Main Body pic:
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    Does the ultracal get hot.....Yea it does i shot this with the laser at work
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    And here are the happy top and bottom main hull halves......
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  10. 3d-builder

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    Ok to be honest i did plan on forming over the out side......LOL
    So when pouring to the inside i lost the corners......:lol

    Figured frame it up put some little rebar in there AKA
    small brads and pour in some ultracal...
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    And that worked but i didnt like the feel i was getting trying to shape it
    in those areas, because there is a lot of angle going on there.....
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    So i busted it out and decided to use the Apoxie Sculpt there.
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  11. 3d-builder

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    Now to make the neck so we can blend in the shoulders to it,
    when the neck parts are finished.

    Neck template..... again crappy on the outside clean
    on the inside.

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  12. 3d-builder

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    Ok so here are the two main hull parts top and bottom with each
    one getting a top and bottom neck part.
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    Now the tough part....well not tough but ya just got to be careful....:lol
    Blending in all the shoulders and stuff.....it's not that complicated so i
    call it stuff!:thumbsup

    I put some tape wherever I don't want to sand....
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  13. 3d-builder

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    Anyway last post i forgot to mention it's a good idea
    to put the halves together before sanding to get every ting
    marked out..:lol:thumbsup Because it's better you see if its
    wrong on the top and bottom......at least it's all wrong
    and it will work......rather than have one half work. Because
    when you form it joining the halves is a issue!:lol just kidding
    it will be perfect on the top and bottom!
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    So yea you get all that sorted out it looks good .......
    then your a star on the RPF! :lolLOL
     
  14. 3d-builder

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    So how about a cockpit? I kept looking trying to find the right
    picture that would help my dense mind realize the shape in regards
    to the keel line. I finally found a drawing in the Big bible book with
    that helped the one with the pilot seated in side the Y-wing. Do I have
    it perfect who cares.....LOL I didn't even put in any cross sections just
    a profile and a keel........I'll use the force for the rest!
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    Told you the force was real! We don't need no stinki'n
    cross sections waste of beautiful styrene anyway!
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    A little sanding and she will be perfect i promise.......but
    that's for the next update!:thumbsup
     
  15. Ray22

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    Dude you have been busy it is looking awesome so far you know I have to come up and see that when it's done with your Batmobile, Vac-Man! Lol a new Super Hero with his mighty Vacuum former :behave.
     
  16. moffeaton

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    AWESOME
     
  17. Talos

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    I am going to be following this project with....great enthusiasm. I've been slowly plugging away at a profile drawing of the Y-Wing and one of the things I've wanted to do since I started the project was to do that paneled Clone Wars one (the bomber one from the show was pretty meh). Keep up the great work on it, I can't wait to see it finished!
     
  18. SirNedKingsly

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    I always have liked the Y-Wing with the body panels. Nice to see it getting some love. The Clone War's one was alright - but nothing beats the classic design.

    As far as not using the ion cannons....yeah...thats always bothered me too.

    Looks great so far! Cant wait to see more.
     
  19. vaderdarth

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    Very cool project! :)
     
  20. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    LOL 6 years about time. looking great. ill trade you A wing pulls for a set of these Y wings
     
  21. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Guys...:thumbsup

    Got the cockpit pretty much sanded down still needs some
    work .
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    I also started claying in the canopy buck, It's kind of lumpy now
    but when it's sanded .....should look good.
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    I also poured some ultracal into the legs eggs parts.....i don't plan on buying
    any more on E-bay! LOL
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  22. Talos

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    Oh, that cockpit section is smooth!

    My brother has that /exact/ netbook, even down to the same red. XP though, not 7.
     
  23. 3d-builder

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    The canopy is sanded but it needs more pitch from the
    rear to the front section.:facepalm
     
  24. moffeaton

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    Love this idea, and in your hands, it'll be amazing!
     
  25. 3d-builder

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    Thanks guys much appreciated.....:thumbsup

    I would like the wing pylon to be hollow so i can
    run the wiring for engine lighting into the main hull.
    It will be plenty strong enough once the two halves
    of the wing come together, i have some HIPS thats
    just under 4mil.
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  26. Talos

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    Wow, that's really coming along! The little one looks so cute piggybacking on the other one. :lol
     
  27. Ray22

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    Mike this is looking Badass sweet,you better finish this one! Lol.
     
  28. 3d-builder

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    Thanks guys!:thumbsup

    Big forming day.......
    cut the risers all out on the band saw.
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    I wanted to be able to form the neck and
    main hull together as two separate halves,
    this makes it stronger in 3mil and uses less
    plastic and time!
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    Cockpit......
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    Canopy i formed over this twice......the canopy on
    the filming mini is very cool it has a beveled shape
    where the clear part would go. Not sure i can pull that off
    but I wanted it to be thick at least.
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    Mock up Pics it;s BIG .......

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    The Y is a big model but the A-wing still holds it's own in SS! :lol
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  29. Ray22

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    Nut Bustin Good stuff!:love .......:behave
     
  30. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Nice. now stop slacking and form the Leggs patterns.
     
  31. ralphee

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    Looks good Michael, nice to see you getting all crazy with the vacformer again.
    Yeah, that A wing, still the big boy of the studio fighters, looks sooo nice, you need to finish it, seeing Guys was a pleasure!

    lee
     
  32. 3d-builder

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    I ran out of time today before work......LOL
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  33. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Ray and Lee......I think this thing will grow on you
    guys once it stats to take on a little bit of life. There is a lot
    of sharpening to do and sanding. By the time the panels lines
    are scribed, and the rear trailing supports go on with the vector
    cones it's gonna be really cool!:lol:thumbsup I still have to make
    the weapons launcher to go under the bottom of the lower cockpit
    half. Thanks for looking:thumbsup
     
  34. Ray22

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    Well heck you got alot done today.:thumbsup
     
  35. 3d-builder

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    Yea that's my motto....."GO DO SOMETHING EVEN IF IT"S WRONG" LOL
     
  36. daverep

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    I'm really looking forward to seeing how you do this! And I've got to say that the photos of your vacuum form machine on your stove are great! :lol I'd love to know how you built that!
    - Dave
     
  37. 3d-builder

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    Bought that one but built many!:lol
    I did re-make the frame work that holds the
    plastic out of metal for this one.

    Stay tuned I will make it work one way or another!
     
  38. 3d-builder

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    Got the cons formed for the engines.....
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  39. NAZGÛL

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    Now thats great! Looking forward to see it finished. :thumbsup
     
  40. Guy Cowen

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    Looking great bud, how about a B -Wing next :cool
     
  41. 3d-builder

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    I can make that......!:lol:thumbsup
     
  42. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    do a Naked B wing. you know the one. no armor with all the parts showing. LOL
     
  43. 3d-builder

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    Yea a reverse B-wing......your such a ball buster! LOL

    Here is the wing it's strong made it out of
    4mil styrene it will be hollow so I can run
    the wires through.....
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  44. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Looking good. Hey wheres that other pic you texted me. The engine standing upright.
     
  45. 3d-builder

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    You got jokes that's why i didn't post that picture!:lol
     
  46. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    I have no idea why you would say that. LOL
     
  47. 3d-builder

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    Yes you do! LOL
     
  48. 3d-builder

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    Thanks Naz!

    Working on sanding all the parts to get a better
    fit.....still have some tweaking to do but much
    better already.

    Lee said around 8mil total maybe......thanks Lee.
    So each half will be 4mil, i used a piece of 4mil
    evergreen strip and just marked the line all
    around the inside. Then i just dremeled it away
    and sanded each half until they fit smooth together. If you look down
    by my wrist you can see how thick the plastic is.
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    Before sanding.......
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    The lower half of the cockpit should have a lot less meat
    on the sides, so I have more sanding to go.Not sure how far I can
    go before it wont work with the top? I think i will be ok though.....
    before sanding....
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    After....
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    it still looks a little vacuum formed.....it will change
    once i start sharpening up the angles.....
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  49. 3d-builder

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    As for Memorial Day.......this about says it all....
    for the few that I know and the many I don't...
    THANK YOU!
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  50. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Those parts fit together Perfect. that wing is thick. going to be very strong.


    As a Veteran. that Pic is perfect.
     

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