Building my own Y wing(s)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. leofirebrand

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    Love the interior and it seems the rear body frame is coming along quite well too. You really seem to be moving fast with this build.
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    dnalor Active Member

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    Hum...i thought that i was slow..
    But at this moment my android phone died...and i need to make pictures with my normal finepix.
    and it takes to long to connect it to the pc blah blah..

    But again a little update.

    Cockpit part 2.

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  3. mcusanelli

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    Unbelievable work! It's so great to see a model like this taking shape. All that detail, these are going to be extraordinary when completed.
    Mike
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    good job that you are doing this, congratulations
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Thanks guys somehow i build the cockpits from the same picture..
    But they don't came out the same :)
    Maybe i do some little more greeble stuff in the back of the first cockpit..
    but i have to see when.

    Today i made a metal rod inside of the first body chassis..
    This should carry the nose piece so that it stays on the right angle.
    I also need to find piece of metal for the wings and engines.
    The orginal y wing could be mounted on 5 points.
    upside, downside, wing left, wing right, and from the back.

    I'm now figuring out how to build that.
    But first the body.
    i have cut it down to his basic shape..(i think)




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  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I found the my metal for the main chassis of the wings.
    I cut it out and attach it to the rod installed in the mainbody. (masterplan)

    And i'm still figure out how the create some mounting points.

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  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes the wings are a fact..
    I insert the stainless steel blade for the wings.
    Attached it to the Rod in the middel of the body
    And add some cardboard to it.

    Also i've started with the body, and i have reached the back with the most difficult part :)
    When this is done i can start with the second y wing


    Also i have a solution for the mounting points (second picture)
    I insert a treaded piece inside of the Rod. (center body)
    and i also want to place that on the wing-tips.
    for the mounting points at the lower and upper body i don't have a solution so they will not be there..maybe at the second wing but i'm still thinking about it.

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  8. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes the first body is almost ready.
    im searching for my engines..
    I found the pringles chips but they are just a little to small..
    Maybe i find something closer to what i need or else the y wings will be powered bij Pringles :)


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  9. dnalor

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    i started the construction of the second y-wing.
    i installed the metal mainframe inside the construction.
    next step is making it look like the first one.
    Then i can start slowly with detailing...:)


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  10. Revell-Fan

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    That is awesome! Do you make the parts on-the-fly or do you make a plan of the parts in case of a repair or a possible release?
  11. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :) no this is a scratchbuild.
    one of a kind...uh two of a kind :)
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  13. Zathros

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    You did eat the Pringles I hope!! They could clog the engines at those temperatures!! :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    no, my son helps me with this one :)
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    Ah, that explains what all those bits were when Gold 5 blow up. Pringles everywhere. sign1
  16. leofirebrand

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    The pringles cans are a clever idea and make for a fun story. If your concerned about the size you might also look into packaging tubes for blueprints and artwork. They come in numerous sizes and you may find one the exact size you need.
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    I thought about those packaging tubes..
    but the ones i have are to small..i should go to a hobbystore..but shopping isn't my biggest hobby :)

    today i'm about ready with the 2 body's
    i need to make the wings thicker but i want to wait with it when the engines are attached that way i only have to cut a thin slice in the tube instead of a big one.

    I think that i can start worrying about the small stuff..


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  18. Zathros

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    I see a cage there. Is that Dinner or Lunch in there? :)
  19. dnalor

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    hum when i look of the size of him...it's a one person lunch :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    i started with the detailing..
    damn that's hard...
    this is my master example of how it has to become..( i hope)
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