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

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  1. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, what a good build that is! Ooh, original donor parts instead of castings -- nice and crisp! Love the 8rad sidewalls, King Tiger rear deck, leading-edge of wing details, and all your cardstock/brick plating. It's really nice to see it "before it's painted" to see just what you've done versus what came pre-molded. It's gonna look Really Nice under paint.
     
  2. kokkari

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    I love the dual pilot cockpit! Probably how the originals should have been done. Y-wing screams 2 seater.

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  3. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Yeah the canopy has plenty of room for two people. Not sure if/when/why it changed.
    The original concepts were 2-seater too. Clone Wars used this and made them 2-seaters.


     
  4. Carnet

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    Probably because it ended up being cheaper for Lucas to employ one pilot actor as opposed to two pilot actors.
     
  5. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Maybe, most forget that the first film was fairly low budget. Only $11mil in 1977 (That's about $45 today). EpVIII probably has 4-5 times that :)
     
  6. kokkari

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    Yup! And it will probably suck 4-5 times more than ANH too.

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  7. Gus76

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    In case if anyone still needs it, I have now R2D2 and R5D4 in 1/24 scale. Specifically designed for 1/24 scale, hollow inside, 5-piece design.

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  8. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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  9. merseajohn

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    Looks great Lee, thought I'd share my Red Jammer using Dave's parts and a lot of help from the guys in the community: IMG_4151.JPG IMG_4152.JPG IMG_4153.JPG IMG_4156.JPG IMG_4158.JPG IMG_4159.JPG
     
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  10. kokkari

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    LEGIT! I feel like I'm looking at the original!
     
  11. merseajohn

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    Thanks! One more for the road: IMG_4154.JPG
     
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  12. joberg

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    Wait a minute merseajohn...that Red Jammer comes from the Ranch right?:behave...Dude!! What a beauty:cool:D Pro-Job all the way!!
     
  13. eethan

    eethan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes, amazing job! :thumbsup
     
  14. Studio Kitbash

    Studio Kitbash Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whoopsie.
     
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  15. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  16. joberg

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    TFS Dave:cool; very helpful!
     
  17. maxhebus

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    Thanks Dave!
     
  18. sjanish

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    The plugins rock for all over the web. Thanks for posting.

    I made lots of casting for the Y-wing when I got in on this project. I have some left and am blowing them out. Go check my thread in the project runs if you are interested. There are Sealab, Kettenkrad, Hummel, Tank IV, 1/24 Airfix, and more.
     
  19. eethan

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    This is great, thanks Dave. Photobucket really deserved that. Now they will have to hire a better developper to block the pictures again and ask for their freaking ransom. Sometimes I love the internet community! :thumbsup
     
  20. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just got a set of the droids today from Gus... WOW! is all I have to say.
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    okay, I have more to say... not only are Gus's prints impeccable (he really has his Form 2 dialed in) the 3D models are perfectly detailed for this scale. None of the details are lost. Unlike the astromech offered on Shapeways which looks to be a brilliant model, but which doesn't print well at 1/24 scale. I highly recommend that everyone order a couple from Gus! But you're going to need two, one to put in your Y and one to have out on display so you can see the fantastic detail on the body and feet.
     
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  21. FolkyPatrol

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    Dave, you are a savor !
    Thanks to you we can access to threads we thought dead :D

    I shall pass the message ;)
     
  22. DaveG

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  23. Lee S

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    Well my 'Green Leader' has finally made it into primer :)
    I was waiting until I had my Neisen/Salzo Gold Leader (in the FG) was also ready so I could paint them at the same time.
    Now the fun begins!
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  24. scottjua

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  25. Lee S

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    Well 'my Green leader' isn't a kit per say, it's hundreds of assembled parts. As many are original kit parts, it's certainly much cleaner that the resin kit :)
    But it's also FAR most expensive, and much more work to build :)

    This is what it looked like before primer:
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  26. scottjua

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    oh that's glorious
     
  27. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work Lee!
     
  28. makerthink

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    Great!


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  29. t2sides

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    WOW!! :eek That looks INCREDIBLE Lee!! Love all the parts like that, then so satisfying when the Primer goes down and it all comes together!! Looking forward to see your treatment on both!

    DaveG certainly did an AMAZING job with this project, and the different avenues folks are taking is inspiring! Love seeing all this!

    Sean
     
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  30. DaveG

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  31. kokkari

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    Awesome video! I loved the amazing closeups of your Y. It looks soooooo good!

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  32. Lee S

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    Today I finally finished my 'Green Leader' project. MANY thanks to Dave-G for pushing me down this 41 year quest to have my own Y-Wing.
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    Along the way I picked up 2 resin kits to go with them.
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    And then while painting them (I did Gold and Green at the same time), I decided to have a little fun!
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  33. Carnet

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    I know this thread is all about the y-wing, and all three of yours look awesome...but I just love that Mosquito! Really great job all around! The modeling work is so tight on your Green Leader.
     
  34. DaveG

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    Great work Lee! Congrats on fulfilling the dream!
     
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  35. t2sides

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    Daaaaaaammmmmmmnnnnnnnnn Lee!!! OUTSTANDING!! They look Fantastic, you always knock your projects out of the park and set a new bar!!! Congrats on completing, and more so beautiful job!!! Love your "Bonus" builds too, what incredible talent!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Sean
     
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  36. Jkirkon

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    DaveG

    PM sent with a stupid question....

    thanks!
     
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  37. Corellianexports

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    While doing some research on the Y-Wing and TIE models, I came across some thing interesting in the Chronicles book on page 110:

    "Though it's the Rebel Alliance's older attack starfighter model, the Y-wing is a rugged, single-pilot craft, though one model also carries a weapons officer."

    So there you go. Keep an eye out for the model with two pilots. It also lends to the theory that the Y-Wing originally had two pilots and may have been upgraded at some point to an automated system possibly controlled by an Astromech.
     
  38. Cjfedler

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    Actually, the confirmed Canon is that the Y-wing used by the Rebellion is a stripped down version of the BTL-A4 . It was used by both the Rebels and the Galactic Republic during the Clone wars. However during the Clone War, the BTL-A4 was itself a variant of the more commonly used BTL-B which had a Bubble turret with a separate gunner instead of the Automated turret found on the later models. What's really fascinating is that the major change the rebellion did was just removing most of the hull plating for easier access. So all the greebly texture everyone loves on the Y-wing is the actual mechanical internals that on almost every other ship is covered up
     
  39. Corellianexports

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    That's right. The Star Wars Cross sections book has a nice drawing of a Y-Wing with it's hull plating intact and there's a McQuarrie drawing
    in the Art of Star Wars book that shows an area of the Y-Wing with some hull plating.
     
  40. Corellianexports

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    Here's the prototype with the weapons officer. More than likely, this is the model the Chronicles author had mentioned:
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    Even more interesting is one of the early drawings of the X-Wing pilot which bears a striking resemblance to the Y-Wing and TIE SS figures (ILM Figures).

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  41. CyberGolem

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    Bravo! This was an amazing journey. Thanks to Dave and the RPF community for this amazing thread.
     
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    DUDE!!
     
  43. stevee671

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    I just discovered this amazing build thread. I've always wanted to add a studio scale Y-Wing to my builds.

    Am I too late for this party??
     
  44. DaveG

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    Steve - It's never too late to build a Y-Wing! However you'll have to scratch build/3D print most of the parts. My run of fuselages and other parts is closed.
     
  45. Studio Kitbash

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    I'm still producing greeblies if you need a set, check out the Classifieds thread. I also have Tee-Plates for your armature, but you'll need to 3D-print (or Plastruct mock-up) your body pieces. All the other stuff can also be found here there and elsewhere.
     
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  46. Gus76

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  47. kokkari

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    Beautiful work as always!
     
  48. CheesyGrin

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    A little late to the party but this thread has inspired me to start my own Y-Wing. I Started a build thread here.

    A question for the group - I'm prepping the armature pieces and cutting the Tee Plate on a CNC. 'Tee Plate.pdf' states 'To Lasercut, Waterjet Cut or CNC use filename "Tee Plate 160305.dxf"'. I searched the Google file share and could not find the referenced dxf file. Is the dxf file still accessible?
     
  49. vectorzero

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    I just looked through my snapshot of the repository, but I can't see that file either.
     
  50. CheesyGrin

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    Thanks vectorzero! Good to hear from you again. Hope all is well.

    I recreated 'Tee Plate.dxf' from the 3D model in Fusion360. I have an svg version now too. I'll package all the files I create and send to DaveG. I'm happy to contribute to the open source repo if he approves.
     
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