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Bandai 1/72 Star Wars Y-Wing

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Bandai 1/72 Star Wars Y-Wing
Posted by Archimedes on Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:42 AM

Hi All!

The fighter is obviously the Bandai 1/72 Y-Wing.  The ground crew comes from the 1/72 Hasegawa set, and the airfield is the 1/48 resin tarmac from True Details.  The trees come from various train set terrain kits.  Paints were Citadel acrylics.

The build itself was pretty crazy.  The parts on this ship (mainly small piping) was very accurate and as a result... a ton of pieces.  This thing looks like all the controls are hydraulic!  As usual with Bandai kits, the tooling was impeccable, and the fits extremely good.  There were only a few minor cases where I needed to fill or sand.  Even with helpful and detailed instructions, it was still a pain to fit all those pipes.  They are very fragile, and in a few cases had to be repaired after they snapped.

Tarmac was painted light gray and then misted with a combination of tan and flat black.  You can find a description of that technique that another user helped me with on the "Diaramas" board.

The decals were interesting.  Only about half of them were large enough that you could even tell what they were.  The others were basically just "dots" that were easier to paint or marker on.  I did print out a custom set of decals for R2 and R5, but they proved more work than they seemed to be worth, so I abandoned them after a few failed attempts at application.

Thanks for looking!

Mark

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:03 PM

Ah, the Y-wing!  The TBD-1 of the "Star Wars" 'verse!  Excellent finish!

Yeah, probably easier just to paint the markings Wink

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:36 PM

Oh cool!!! Love the Y-wing and the base looks good!!! Nice work!

 

Although I always thought of the Y-wing as sorta the P-40 or Hurricane of the SW universe- guess TBD-1 works too though!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:18 PM

Gamera

...Although I always thought of the Y-wing as sorta the P-40 or Hurricane of the SW universe- guess TBD-1 works too though! 

When I first saw "Star Wars" when it came out, I recognized the attack on the Death Star as a retelling of the traditional version of the Battle of Midway-the "Incredible Victory" version, the "five fateful minutes" story.  And the Y-wings were Torpedo Eight, drawing the Zeroes off for the X-wings to swoop in and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:29 AM

Hey Mark, that is pretty cool. It makes me want to watch a Star Wars movie. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:05 AM

the Baron

 

 
Gamera

...Although I always thought of the Y-wing as sorta the P-40 or Hurricane of the SW universe- guess TBD-1 works too though! 

 

 

When I first saw "Star Wars" when it came out, I recognized the attack on the Death Star as a retelling of the traditional version of the Battle of Midway-the "Incredible Victory" version, the "five fateful minutes" story.  And the Y-wings were Torpedo Eight, drawing the Zeroes off for the X-wings to swoop in and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

 

Ahhh I see your point. I always thought of the Y-wing as the old reliable fighter-bomber that got ignored while the newer shiny X-wings got all the credit. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:10 PM

This is really cool! The Y wing was always one of my favourites. Great build mate.

Cheers,

Josh

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Indiana
Posted by Floki on Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:25 PM
Great looking build and base
  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:48 PM

This is really cool! The Y wing was always one of my favourites. Great build mate.

Cheers,

Josh

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