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Y-Wings

Postby blakeh1 » March 12th, 2016, 2:47 am

I put this together as a one stop reference if you will. I was tired of searching various sites all the time to get info. Please add any additonal info you can or correct me if I got anything wrong

Here is mainly where i culled info from. These often lead to other links as well, but each is a good jumping off point

Blue 5 post in a thread related to TVC TRU Y-Wing
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1068369-96/#post18782419

Y-Wings – Great Observed Information from Adam Johnson
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=70776

Bill George Y-Wing Studio Model
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=2722

Studio Model Reference – The Y-Wing Fighter
http://bruce-domain.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... ghter.html

Red Jammer
The first model built for filming in December 1975. Only one side was finished. It lacked a cockpit and lights. In the place where an astromech droid would go there is just a grey plug. It was shipped to the UK as reference material for the full size set piece. It was never used in the film. This model has been included in some of the traveling exhibits.
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More pictures
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=2801

Gold Leader (aka Tie Killer)
Nicknamed as such due to Tie emblem on the front. This is one supposedly one of the two hero models used during filming. It has a grey domed astromech in some reference pictures, but in the movie it had a black domed R2 unit. That R2 unit though was missing in some shots during the trench run. This is currently owned by a private collector.
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More pictures
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=2303

Gold 2 (aka Tiger Sprockets )
Nicknamed for the mount cover on the top - look at the LEM Saturn part and instead of an F1 part, it has the tank wheel. This is the other hero y-wing.

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http://www.propstore.com/blog/top-5-sta ... ollection/
This miniature was gifted to Alan Ladd Jr by George Lucas personally after filming wrapped. Alan Ladd Jr ran FOX studios in Los Angeles and was responsible for greenlighting the movie for Lucas when so many other studios had turned it down. This miniature is seen in close up as three Y Wings form up and start their run on the Death Star trench – it is in fact the first ship that Vader destroys on screen in that sequence (which would have been a pyrotechnic version of this model). Interestingly the R2 unit, sitting behind the cockpit is removable and in some of the shots you can see that he’s missing completely. It has multiple motion control mounting points and the engines are wired for illumination.
more info
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t= ... ost3924684

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more pics http://www.propstore.com/blog/top-5-sta ... ollection/

Gold 3
This was a unexploded pyro model. It never was shot for A New Hope though. It lacked the chin guns and like other pyros, had no astromech or droid slot
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Gold 3 is the one on the left in this picture. The other is another pyro model ( triangles?).
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Gold 3 can currently be seen on tour. It was fixed up for filming Empire Strikes Back by adding lights, cannons and an astromech. The Droid looks like R2-D2, except for a red collar stripe being added.

This is how Gold 3 looks today
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Gold 5?
pyro model being rigged for an explosion. This was seen having its port engine blown off just before exploding off screen
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The variations on the side of the head

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Other reference
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=33869
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=76297&page=4
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Re: Y-Wings

Postby johnwaljr » March 12th, 2016, 4:03 am

thanks for the reference pics, now I have a clearer idea between all the various y-wings. :D
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Re: Y-Wings

Postby blakeh1 » August 1st, 2016, 7:23 pm

Here is the "ultimate" Y-wing reference thread

Monsiuer Tox clears up a lot of things
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=264748
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Re: Y-Wings

Postby Ramsayman » August 3rd, 2016, 2:17 am

Awesome! Nice thread!
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Re: Y-Wings

Postby blakeh1 » December 15th, 2016, 12:04 am

So, getting pics of all three

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