TIE Killer based on DaveG open source

Scott Graham

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Nice start!

I've noticed that the hurricane engine blocks overhang the wings when I test fit mine. Same on yours? Is it accurate that way? I have a hard time telling with pics so far.
 

Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

I had to add a strip to the leading edge. I've noticed a few shortcomings in areas but I'm not sure if the plant on parts are supposed to make up for it.

This is really just a prototype for lack of a better term. I do plan on finishing it however, then I'll make a legitimate one once I know what I need to do.

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DaveG

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

As I said, looking great. I look forward to seeing all the builds.
 

kokkari

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Looking good Hammer! The shot you have with the forward fuselage attached, is that your own creation or from something else?
 

Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Looking good Hammer! The shot you have with the forward fuselage attached, is that your own creation or from something else?
Thanks, the forward fuse is from DaveGs file and the cockpit, canopy are from files that Flintlock gave me some years back, they are low poly so the facets show and there are no panel lines. I'll be using the DaveG parts once I get them.
 

DaveG

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I'll be using the DaveG parts once I get them.
An update - i rejected the first 3D printed forward fuselage parts i got from Shapeways as they were warped. I expect new ones in another week or so.
 

Rats

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Nice start Hammer. Patriots fan....yay! You in New England?
 

Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Nice start Hammer. Patriots fan....yay! You in New England?
Thanks.

Lol, nope Alberta Canada. Seen them twice at Gillette and once in Seattle, hope to make it to Arizona this year, Brady or not.
 

DaveG

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

I mentioned to Hammer in a PM that I encourage posting of any corrections that need to be made to my files (just do it nicely!). Be as specific as you can. If it's something simple I might be able to update the files.
 

MonsieurTox

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

I mentioned to Hammer in a PM that I encourage posting of any corrections that need to be made to my files (just do it nicely!). Be as specific as you can. If it's something simple I might be able to update the files.
There's problem with the wing pipe, on your model it's centered with the wing plate, which is wrong, the bottom of the pipe should be almost flush with the bottom of the wing plate.
The top front of your cockpit is curved where the canopy starts, it should be flat (the front of the cockpit is basically a flat triangle).
The front of the bottom half of your neck has a 90 degrees angle which is incorrect.
I dont have your files so I cant check the measurements but the body seems to have small innacuracies that may lead to bad fitting of the kitparts.
 

Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

I've come across some problem areas mostly related to the mid section,forward block and the Droid area. I think some styrene to build up areas would work if a person doesn't 3d model in order to get kit parts fitting. I'm just using castings for now and building as is without any major modifying, I'll do a more accurate version down the road someday. I'm not super concerned for this build as its not costing me a lot and it sure looks like a Y (more so than another version on Ebay).


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Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

......another thing. What's up with the fuselage design being as funky as it is if they just cover it all up with parts and pipes? Seems like a lot of work. Anyone know some history on it?

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DaveG

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Just a note - there were a couple of areas on the fuselage I had intended on adding styrene to make the printed parts easier to clean up. This would also allow fine tuning to fit kit parts. You're all seeing this project evolve as it goes and some are building along, or are way ahead. I've not got to attaching the kit parts yet.
 
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MonsieurTox

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

Not sure adding some styrene would fix the misaligned wing pipe, the too curvy -in some places- cockpit or the neck
 

Hammer3246

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Re: Open source Y-Wing (DaveG)

No but 3D modelling will address all these issues, perhaps someone will do just that in the future, the neck has some of the bigger problems, however adding to the mid and fore section can be done to get things close, yoke needs work too. I guess it will all come down to what makes the builder happy and how much patience they have.

Cheers
 
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