The Y-Wing "Green Leader" Project - NOW OPEN SOURCE!

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  1. jawsmodels

    jawsmodels Well-Known Member

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    Somebodys a busy little bubble of modeling madness. Total koolness.
     
  2. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You have no idea. Been breathing resin vapors for the better part of a month now... taking a small hiatus for summer, but meanwhile if you need a nurnie let me know.
     
  3. jontom

    jontom Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I decided the easiest path was to buy the Gold Leader kit and cast my missing parts off of that!

     
  4. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    For your photographic reference files, here is the original NSU Kettenkrad: tow hook, track link, and "bump" courtesy of the Bundeswehr Military History Musem in Dresden, Germany.

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  5. Decky

    Decky Active Member

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    Does anyone know where to find ABS tees for the struts? 1/4" right?
     
  6. RSWillett1

    RSWillett1 New Member

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  7. Decky

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  8. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just for reference, back in the 70's Plastruct (also known as EMA, Engineering Model Associates) only made structural shapes in ABS. They wouldn't have the finer styrene shapes until the 90's. Likewise, Evergreen, didn't have structural shapes at that time, only strips and sheets.
     
  9. Gus76

    Gus76 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "2-seater" version of the cockpit for Green Leader Y-Wing and some pilot variants to come with it:

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    Please note, the cockpit will not fit into the forward fuselage with the armature provided. Either the cockpit floor or the armature will need to be modified.
     
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  10. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    *, that's nice!
     
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  11. joberg

    joberg Master Member

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    No kidding:eek:cool Another + to have for this build for sure!!!
     
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  12. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful work, as always! Can't wait to get one and a couple pilots standing and sitting. Thanks for making these!
     
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  13. Gus76

    Gus76 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Please visit my website www.falcon3dparts.com ;)

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  14. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Hey,
    This is looking great and I'm building a 2 seater.
    Could you take some pictures with Dave's cockpit and more importantly the canopy?

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  15. Gus76

    Gus76 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM sent!

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  16. Gus76

    Gus76 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]

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  17. Fett_Ish

    Fett_Ish Well-Known Member

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    Just a heads up- I just ordered all the fuselage parts via shapeways and before I signed in the site threw up an offer of 15% off todays order if I gave them my name and e-mail, both of which they already had, so easy decision. All of the Fuselage parts came to 209.28 but the discount brought that down to $178. The code I was given to use at checkout was GREETINGS15. I don't know if it changes per person,but it may be worth a shot if anyone has been waiting......
     
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  18. moonbus

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    Fett_Ish you would not happen to have a copy of the parts you ordered? Or whatever Shapeways calls the parts. I am painting my house and don't have time to look through all 35 pages of this thread right now. Thanks moonbus.
     
  19. Decky

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    Wanted to thank Dave again for making this project possible and sharing his amazing files.
    Just finished up my Y Wing. Not screen accurate with the greebling I did but I’m happy with it. Did my own cockpit and top gun.
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  20. eethan

    eethan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    don't know if it's screen accurate but the result is still very very nice! amazing paint job :thumbsup
     
  21. Firefox3D

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    What printer were those done on?
     
  22. Decky

    Decky Active Member

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    M1 Carbon printer. IMG_3937.jpg IMG_5525.jpg
     
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  23. maxhebus

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    that's an expensive printer. ;)
    Was it really fast printing as they were over communicating on?
     
  24. Devin

    Devin Member

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    Oh, you have access to one of those, too? Sweet printer, isn't it? I've been DYING to try some personal projects on ours, but the work modeling has taken up too much of my time.
     
  25. Fett_Ish

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    Got to the sticky for the Y and the first page has a link to onedrive where he has the STL files.

     
  26. moonbus

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    Thanks Fett_Ish
     
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  27. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Finally getting to glue kit parts and castings down :)
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  28. vectorzero

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  29. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    As this is a "Dave-G" based build, and not technically a true Studio Scale build, I wasn't planning on it. I'll upload all the pics to Flickr once done, but I'll just post twice more here, once when the build is 100% done and once when it's painted.
    This will be a two seat Green Leader as Dave originally planned it to be.


     
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  30. Carnet

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    Am I missing something...I am seeing an awful lot of broken photo bucket images across the boards. At first I thought it was just this thread, but there are others.
     
  31. Gus76

    Gus76 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Photo bucket changed it's policy and doesn't allow for free 3rd party hosting anymore. You have to pay them $400 a year now.

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  32. Carnet

    Carnet Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...$400.00. That's a big fat NOPE!
     
  33. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Ohhh dayum!
    Happy I use Flickr

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  34. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I now have to go back and reupload all the pix. Photobucket sucks!
     
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  35. Firefox3D

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    Had a similar problem with Dropbox, when you go over the daily limit 3 times the lock out goes to 30 days. I just moved everything to shared folders on my Google Drive, see how that goes.
     
  36. scopesmapeo

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    Just wanted to add a photo of my 99.9999% complete Y to the "OG" Y-Wing thread. My model isn't screen accurate, but I think she looks like she belongs up there getting peppered by turbolaser fire along with the best of them. Thanks for making this build possible Dave!!

    Grey 6 reporting in!

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  37. eethan

    eethan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    very very nice weathering! :thumbsup
     
  38. ScaleModelTech

    ScaleModelTech New Member

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    Looking good fellas! A big thanks to Dave G for sharing all his hard work, its great to see stuff like this happening!
     
  39. joberg

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    Beautiful Y you have there scopesmapeo:cool !!
     
  40. ken1701

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    would anyone have the stl files for the front and rear bulkheads or do you have to make them out of plastic sheet.
     
  41. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The bulkheads were intended to be cut out of 1/16 acrylic or styrene so there were never any STLs created.
     
  42. ken1701

    ken1701 New Member

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    thanks for that Dave I will make some out of plastic card so was there any patterns for them made for the front and rear bulkheads.
     
  43. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There is a file on the Repository called Bulkheads 060 Laser which can be used to laser cut the parts or printed out and used as a pattern.
     
  44. ken1701

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    that's great thanks Dave I will check it out.
     
  45. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    For anyone wanting to make the 2-Seater Y, I can highly recommend Gus76's 3D Printed pieces and pilots. The rear seat needs a little trimming to fit with the armature, but it looks great and the 3D prints are superb! Oh and the 'tub' fits like a glove into Dave's Resin cockpit section.
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  46. joberg

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    It really add pizzazz to the whole thing:cool
     
  47. Lee S

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    The build phase of my 'Green Leader' is basically done.
    I'm holding off painting it for a little while (until I have my Gold Leader built and can paint them together)

    Huge list of people to thank.... Dave G (of course), Mike-S, Julien, Lee-R, Jason, Gus, Shapeways :), and everyone that I've missed but have either bugged for info, or looked at your pics or reference/research!

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  48. RSWillett1

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    Looks great Lee!
     
  49. joberg

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    Beauty:cool
     
  50. DaveG

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    Nice job Lee.! Looking forward to seeing paint on it!
     

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