The One-Stop Y-Wing Thread

DaveG

Sr Member
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The Y-Wing is coming into it's own! With the resurgence of interest in this venerable fighter it seemed only appropriate to combine links to the various Y-Wing projects and reference materials into one thread and sticky it for easy reference.

Please send me links to threads I've missed.

Studio Scale Builds/Mods and Repaints:
DaveG's Open Source Y Wing Project - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=250459
DaveG's "Green Leader" Y-Wing - Paint and Detailing - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=274998&p=4214976#post4214976
Online file repository for DaveG's Y Wing project - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwDa06cjX-frNFY2d25BR0R5RUU
MonsieurTox's Y Pattern Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=261150
Scott Graham's Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=263983
DaveG's Molding and Casting Tutorials - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=264222&highlight=Y-Wing
Ollois Master Replica's Y-Wing Repaint - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=260564&highlight=Y-Wing
Guy Cowen's Niesen Y-Wing Kit Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=62520&highlight=efx+wing
Jkirkon's Galactic Resin T-Wing Kit Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=260698&highlight=y-wing
Avanut's Nice-N Kit Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=223915&highlight=y-wing
Hammer3246's Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=261064
Jason Eaton's Red Leader Build - http://www.makmodeler.com/?p=2909
Assembly instruction for Nice-N Models Y Kit - http://www.roboterkampf.com/roboterkampf/red_y-wing_instructions_rev5.pdf
MonsieurTox's Red Jammer Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=133044
Wingnit's 1/24 Scale Y Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=266460
Lazyeagle's styrene scratch build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=268327
Scott Peterson's "Grey 6" Y Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=269424
Kokkari's "TIE Killer" Y-Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=267250
Jaime M's "Grey 2" Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=273308
Boba Flint's MOM Y-Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=275023
Marc Carnet's Y Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=276867

Non-Studio Scale Builds:
1/12 Scale Y-Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=253344&highlight=Y-Wing
FrightMaker's Bandai Y-Wing Kit Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=263626&highlight=y-wing
Brandomack's Bandai Y-Wing Clone Wars Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=260698&highlight=y-wing
Korben44's Bandai Y-Wing Kit Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=223915&highlight=y-wing
TazMan2000's 1/16 Scale Y-Wing Build - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=93910&highlight=y-wing

Reference Materials and Parts ID's:
The Y-Wing Identification Thread - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=266126
Master Part ID's and Maps thread - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=260246
Y-Wing Parts ID Help - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=114041
Y Wing Cockpit Info - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=232439&highlight=efx+wing
Original Part ID Thread - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=35
Red Jammer Parts Maps - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=265858
ID thread for the Dampers/Nose Cone Clips - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=269259
Y-Wing Decals - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=277428

Parts Runs, Kits & Misc:
Kit Parts Casting Run - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=257878&highlight=Y-Wing
DaveG's Armature Run - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=258238
DaveG's Cockpit Fuselage and L'Eggs Parts Run - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=259691
Parts Exchange - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=267132
Gus76's brilliant 3D printed cockpit limited run - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=269666
Digital Y-Wing in Rogue One - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=271620&p=4160407#post4160407
Gold Leader 2017 Kit Alert - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=273160&
Nacelle Clips Parts Run - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=273240&p=4185931#post4185931
PDF Instructions for Nicen's Gold Leader Kit - https://www.dropbox.com/s/mw0pngeqmryqye2/gold_y-wing_instructions_rev1.pdf?dl=0
BowmanArts' 3D printed parts on Shapeways - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=275282
Studio Kitbash's Parts Runs - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=275864
 
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Junk Pilot

Sr Member
Many thanks DaveG for compiling all this information into one thread. The Y-Wing has been under-represented for so long and it's refreshing to see so much great information now.

To everyone else can we please keep all posts informative rather than asking general questions. This will prevent this thread from becoming clogged with useless banter.
 

Andrew C.

Well-Known Member
Thank you, Dave, for pooling the information into a one-stop-all-there post, and also for including my build! :thumbsup
 

Big Dog

Active Member
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=35

This is the remains of the original thread, it provided me with an incredible amount of information. And since there's few pictures it made me hunt and search for myself to confirm or deny any kits mentioned within it. Definitely a great starting point and base for learning the research and time that went into finding all the info available now. I was only just beginning grade school when the remains of that thread were transferred here from the old site!!!
 

DaveG

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Thanks 'Dog. I've been in Orlando all week, I'll add it to the list when I get back.
 
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Laspector

Sr Member
I have a question about the studio miniatures used in ANH. I know we've all heard the story about the engine cones being made out of L'eggs plastic egg containers. I actually remember those eggs and they were fairly good size.
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By my estimation that would put the filming miniatures at a larger size than I've ever seen any pictures of. What's the deal with that?
 

Jkirkon

Well-Known Member
I have a question about the studio miniatures used in ANH. I know we've all heard the story about the engine cones being made out of L'eggs plastic egg containers. I actually remember those eggs and they were fairly good size.
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By my estimation that would put the filming miniatures at a larger size than I've ever seen any pictures of. What's the deal with that?
They trimmed them back a good bit. I think the dimms are in this thread somewhere .
 

dtssyst

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Would love those dimms.
The closest I can find is 10 to 15 mm cut off.
Not sure what is correct.
 
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Jkirkon

Well-Known Member
I know I’ve seen the measurements somewhere. I just went through Dave G’s thread and didn’t find them. When I have time later this week I’ll look in a few other places and see if I can dig them up.

Edited to add:
Don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to just measure my Nice-n Gold Leader....must have had a blonde moment.
1 5/8” from the tip of the dome to where it mates with the Saturn can.
I imagine DaveG’s patterns would be pretty close to the same .
 
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madcow0812

Jr Member
Can somebody please, please, PLEASE make a thread titled, "Y-WINGS ARE NOT WHITE" so that it can be added to this list? :wacko

SB
What is the consensus on the color ? I do not have access to an air sprayer, what would be the closest rattle can color I could get ?
 

Toadmeister

Sr Member
What is the consensus on the color ? I do not have access to an air sprayer, what would be the closest rattle can color I could get ?
There really is no one base color either with Y-wings. You could start with a light grey base coat and go lighter, or a off-white base coat and go darker...

Just my .02:
- do an off-white on the front fusalage, eggs, and engine modules, weather them darker.
- go light to medium grey on the "guts" and dry brush lighter.

That was my approach, although I used an airbrush.
 

madcow0812

Jr Member
There really is no one base color either with Y-wings. You could start with a light grey base coat and go lighter, or a off-white base coat and go darker...

Just my .02:
- do an off-white on the front fusalage, eggs, and engine modules, weather them darker.
- go light to medium grey on the "guts" and dry brush lighter.

That was my approach, although I used an airbrush.
I have just moved into a new house and I have set up a workbench in the 3rd garage. I think I am going to have to break down and get an airbrush setup but I love the color that the as-20 provides so I may just do some test painting on other stuff I have laying around. Thanks or the input.
 

Toadmeister

Sr Member
I have just moved into a new house and I have set up a workbench in the 3rd garage. I think I am going to have to break down and get an airbrush setup but I love the color that the as-20 provides so I may just do some test painting on other stuff I have laying around. Thanks or the input.
AS-20 is a good off-white starting color IMHO. I used it on my Bandai Perfect Grade Falcon and did a lot of heavy weathering.

YES on airbrush. Once you go airbrush you never go back!
 
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