Y-wing... Why Not... SS Y-wing Build by mjhenks.

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mjhenks

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Thank you to [mention]dtssyst [/mention] for the reminder of the bulkhead plates to set the right spacing. Rebuild underway and so far so good

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CheesyGrin

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Looking great! I love seeing so many builders taking this project on. Our community has benefited greatly from the open source sharing of project IP and skills.
 

mjhenks

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The last week i was able to almost catch up with my cockpit. After using the right bulkhead profile i have the fit right and the tubes now align.

Thank you again dtssyst

Cardboard pattern

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Test Fit. Man that bulkhead detail cast is messed up!

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Did i mention I totally messed up the bulkhead detail cast piece? Way too short now.

I am not able to get a new one for a few months so i figured i would try and fix it and see if it looks presentable. Using styrene i built out the top and sides to what i think it would have looked like. It looks alot better in primer and i filled the bottom gaps too but no image. Once mounted it will look fine.

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I also spent time finish fitting the cockpit halves and that will go together this week.

Since i am missing alot of nurnies right now i moved to the engines. A little disappointment and then a little "go crazy".

I realized i did not get my Saturn lines quite right. The molded full vertical "rails" or pipes are not at the right rotation. Both side are off a bit. I figured the slot for the wing would have been the seam line for the Saturn V body. Guess not.

I am NOT going to fix this. Too expensive so i will adapt. I am OK with that.

I went ahead and attached the T-struts & nose cones so i could start working on the engine details. My own 3D printed T-rail jig.

Man, my workbench is a mess.....

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BTW. DO NOT use Mercury Adhesive CA glue accelerator with a model painted with filler primer. It acts as an instant solvant. I ran out of Satellite City NCF Quick and tried this stuff instead. Ordered more NCF.

Then i could not help but do a teaser shot. Finally realizing in person how big this model is.

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Engines and cockpit next and then i will have to stall as i ID my missing nurnies and wait for them.

HELP Can anyone point me to some good starboard and port side images for Tie Killer. Neck area and just in front of the wings specifically. I am having a heck of a time finding good ones to ID the nurnies. Have good ones from Red Jammer but i think it is different.
 

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Corellianexports

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This is a good one for the Port side, neck area:
Left Side - Neck.jpg

This is Gold 2, but the long detail appears to be the same:
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This is good for the Starboard (Right) side, neck area:
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Another one:

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This is Gold 2, same side. I'm not 100% sure it's got the same detail as Gold Leader, but these might be useful:
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mjhenks

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Slow progress of late. I was able to get access to a Nice-N Gold Leader and take a ton of pictures. With that i made some more progress. I also realized some of my engine detailing is off. I know already that fundamentally my Satrun V body pieces are rotate too far so i already have had to adapt the engines so i am not sure if i will correct things or not.

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Probably the biggest area is the engine's. They are now done. Some scratch building and some nurnies. I did find i needed to shorten them some so apart they came and about 1/4" removed.

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Now i am working on identification of nurnies to continue on.
 

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Studio Kitbash

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I like the pictures in Post #63, as it makes me ALSO ask the question:

"Just how many bottles of bourbon DOES it take to build a studio scale Y-Wing?"

You seem to be limiting yourself to two, which is admirable, because I lost count after year three of the project... ; )
 

Jkirkon

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Just how many bottles of bourbon DOES it take to build a studio scale Y-Wing?"
Depending on which Y-wing you build I guess. They all have their own nuances and levels of pain.

My Gold Leader took 2 bottles of Eagle Rare, and one of Makers Cask Strength.
While I won’t start Gold 5 until next year, I imagine it will be similar.
 

Studio Kitbash

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Perhaps there should be a bourbon rating system?
If it comes out poorly... Early Times.
If it comes out well... Woodford Reserve.
If it comes out museum quality... Makers Mark (Cask Strength), OR Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
If it comes out SUPER flawless... Eagle Rare.
And if it comes out indistinguishable from the ILM screen-used Gold Leader... Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old, because why not spend as much on the bourbon as you did on the original greeblies?

Incentives. Just sayin'...
 

mjhenks

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Ha. You found the Easter egg.

Maybe if I finish my Y in the next 3 months I’ll open one but for now this is a Alcohol free build. [emoji13]
 

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