Y oh Y - 1/12 (2x) Studio Scale Y-Wing

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t2sides

Sr Member
Here's a fun new project, utilizing the wonderful and amazing DaveG Open Source Y wing files for the main body/structure (THANK YOU DaveG!)

It all started when my good friend Ryan (Belleauwood) did a test print of the head on a Saturn Resin printer. It was intended as a proof of concept to just get an idea of just how huge this thing is when upscaled 2x from the Studio Model in 1/24th scale. I quickly asked Ryan if I could keep the print, clean it up and maybe just go for trying to build the entire thing. He gratefully agreed, and the project took off. I went out and got a Creality CR-10S printer to print all the fuselage/core parts, and Ryan just took off printing all the detail parts in Resin for me! Thanks Ryan!!

So this is what it initially looked like:


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We expected the 'gaps' and imperfections - but hey, that's what makes these projects fun, a bit of 'hands-on' time!

So the putty comes out...


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Little bit of primer...

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Slap on some paint, add some scratch built guns, and compare it to a Studio Scale casting...

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I then decided it would be fun to scratch build (old school, hand built style) a cockpit and all the details behind his seat (Hyperdrive Motivator?)




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I then decided this was going to be called - "GOLD JAMMER" - basically, I'm basing the build up on Red Jammer, but as it existed as the full-size set piece. So I painstakingly detailed/painted the head section as close as I could to the full size set, but leveraging details of the Red Jammer studio model.

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And mocked up a pilot in there...

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Then, started building the cockpit out of styrene, masking panels...


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Throw in some Fiber optics

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Add some details and the classic white/blue squares, and we have a cockpit!

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I felt like the canopy window openings were a little too big, so with the help of my friend Jim, we resized the window openings smaller to make it feel a bit more compressed and similar to the full scale canopy. (Original canopy in White, new in Grey)


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Next posting will be the body!

Thanks for looking!
-Sean
 

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t2sides

Sr Member
Next up, I began printing the engine core and fuselage cores on the CR10s

Engine core printing;
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Mounting plate - printed solid!! Heavy!
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Front fuselage
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L'Eggs Eggs!!! (Sanded and Primered - easy)

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Some 2x parts printed by Ryan (Thanks to Bjorn for the base file)! These are HUGE!

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This is the initial SatV cone (thanks to some beautiful files from this and SatV Engine shells from Minifig). I later used a revised file with the engine nozzles, but gives a good example of how big this thing is!
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Next up was getting the armature CNC'd out of aluminum (the 'Tee Support') in 1/4" thick, then did the same with Acrylic, to make the 1/2" thick material to match the printed parts.

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And the aluminum 'C' channel to go with it

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Test fit with mounting block

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And the engine cores fit PERFECTLY!!

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So moving on to assembly, Ryan printed these GORGEOUS SaturnV resin shells that fit BEAUTIFULLY around the PLA printed cores above.
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And test fitting the 'nozzles' in the engine

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The engine 'vanes' with a custom bent wire (in white) - they are going to look amazing when attached to the aluminum T-Channels.


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Checkin' out those L'Eggs!

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Slapping on some yellow stripes

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Comparing to the Studio Scale 1/24 resin kit. Wow... This thing is going to be RIDICULOUSLY Big!

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Test fitting some 'greeblies'
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Making a few 'special modifications'

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and let's throw on a bit of primer to see how things are looking

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Next update - 3D printed Greeblies
 
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t2sides

Sr Member
Because this is upscaled so big, I wanted to use as much of the 'original' up-sized kit parts, but plan to add additional details on top of many of those as I go along, finding a nice balance of 'real scale'. To get this process started, I asked Gus from Falcon3DParts.com if he could print me up a bunch, doubling up from his 1/24 Y Wing 'kits' of greeblies. I was so pleased when Gus said yes, and he has been TREMENDOUSLY helpful in helping make this project become a reality by providing me with all these parts. Here's just the first 'wave' of beautifully printed parts he provided. Thank you Gus!!

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So all those parts and a whole 'nother set coming in will get put down on the model soon. In the meantime, it was time to prime this baby...

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Then work on the lighting - I'm using these nice remote controlled, battery powered puck lights so I won't have any external wiring to the model (the cockpit will also be on battery).


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And this is where we are at today....


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L'Eggs Eggs painted and weathered, and the guns on top of canopy done (to match full size set)

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Bandai R5D4 testing things out!!

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Thanks !!
-Sean
 

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kokkari

Sr Member
So awesome! It's really cool seeing so many recognizable kit parts upscaled. That cockpit is incredible! What are your plans for the engine T-rod struts?
 

Searun

New Member
“Holy Crap Batman” this thing is great. Big is beautiful, just like the falcon, the eye keeps getting pulled to a new perspective no matter were one first looks. Love the metal bracing work.
 

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t2sides

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Thanks for the nice feedback!!

JediMichael - it will be around 4 1/2 Feet long
Kokkari - I'm using 1/8" aluminum T channels. I found some that is exactly 1/2" wide at the base, but only 1/4" high, so I laser cut 1/8" by 1/4" acrylic strips that will make it a perfect 1/2x1/2" T channel, and add super strength to ensure no bending!

Here's a brief update.
Cockpit mostly assembled and glued down. Temporarily mounted the head to the body for fit check/alignments. All looking good after I make some small adjustments. I have the lighting in the cockpit self contained in a battery, as are the engines, so no external wiring needed.
I received the rest of the 3D printed 2x greeblies, so just starting to dry fit those and get them prepped for application. Such a fun and huge project!

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Without Canopy

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With Canopy dry fit

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