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Jim Kiker

Y-wing- 1/48 scale scratchbuild diary

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hey this is great work - the boys at ILM will be proud to see their work continues to live on ..

 

I did not know this, but having read my 2nd hand .99p Dorling Kindersley Star Wars Cross Sections book last night (maybe a tad sad for a 50 year old's bed time reading but I'm not ashamed), the Y wing was manufactured with panel covers to enclose all these lovely bits of detail - however due to the amount of work the Rebel Alliance had to continually undertake, they chose to permanently remove the outer panel covers for ease of repair ... and, no 2 Y wings were the same... apparently.

 

Does this make me a nerd or just plain old and sad ? !

 

 

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Which makes them like the MRA2 Nimrods then. 

 

Nice little factoid there. 

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You Sir, are MAD!

 

Mad with talent!

 

Fantastic build!

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Hi all,

 

For those of you who have chosen to reply, I thank you for all the kind words and I'm glad you are enjoying this thread!

 

For Gimme,  I have a couple of buddies who did not care to be referred to as Model Geeks.  They are both big fans of American football, so I asked a few questions.  Do you know the players?  "Yes."  Do you keep up with all the statistics?  "Yes."  Do you belong to a formal tailgating group?  "Of course!"  I see, I said; you guys are football geeks!  They started to get a little steamed, then cooled down; they had to admit that they are indeed football and modeling geeks.  Personally, I am happy to admit I'm a model geek; everyone is a geek about something.  So mate, no need to feel old and sad.  Embrace your inner geek and seek happiness where it lies.

 

As for the Y-wing, it is certainly true that no two movie model Y-wings were exactly the same, although for the most part they are actually pretty close for anyone who is not a Star Wars fan geek.  Remember too that no one who worked on those models or the movie itself knew that it would go Nova when released.  At that point, it became time to cash in with merchandise, media, models, and eventually, nostalgia.  That led to the novels, the cross sections books, and tons of other things.  They had to create new answers to the "why do the ships look like that?" questions.  And that, in my opinion, gives some modelers fits and others freedom.  There were something like five studio filming Y-wing models plus a few purpose-built pyrotechnic ships designed to be blown up.  A generation of modelers continue to figure out what pieces from what kits were used on each of those models and then recreate a particular Y-wing in studio scale.  I have to admire the time and effort and money that takes, but I have always wanted a smaller, less expensive version.  That said, I have to admit I've poured a lot of time and effort into my Y-wing, so maybe it's not so different after all.  To each his own!

 

Cheers all, Jim

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Lovely work Jim - a real inspiration.  I've been wanting a 1:48 Y-Wing since the Finemolds 1:48 X-Wing came out, and it doesn't look like I'll be getting my wish any time soon unless I rob your house later this year :ninja:  Keep up the fight! :thumbsup:

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