1/100 CW Y-Wings

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1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by darth_daniel » May 5th, 2019, 6:23 pm

Hello everyone,

I´d like to show my recently finished Clone Wars Y-Wings from Sovereign Replicas.

The kits are not really accurate as far as both general shape and details are concerned. I modified the fuselage shape (S-curved sidewalls) to straighten the S-curves slightly and include the recessed details.

Unfortunately, the fuselage profile is too flat (not enough curvature to upper and lower surface) and the raised "hump" on the back as well as the "air intakes" an both sides of it are too short. Also, the engines are about 10 mm too short. These problems were not corrected because scratchbuilding the ships would have been less work.

The panel lines were off as well so all wrong ones were filled and new ones rescribed.

The kit was created to be the same size as the FM Y-Wings, but since the engines are proportionally too short, the scale is closer to 1/100 based on the fuselage.

The turret guns were 3D-printed by shapeways, same as the correctly scaled droids. The chin guns were donated by Bandai Y-Wings (which have way oversized guns anyway).

Hope you will enjoy the photos. Thanks for any critique in advance. :)
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Re: 1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by dark kyp » May 5th, 2019, 9:59 pm

looking awesome! I can hear the sound of them in Battlefront 2 :)

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Re: 1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 7th, 2019, 1:22 am

Outstanding work sir. A pair no less. Love that yellow - it looks like Testers Chrome Yellow. Any pics from the build?

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Re: 1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by blakeh1 » May 7th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Excellent work!
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Re: 1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by darth_daniel » May 12th, 2019, 12:03 am

Thanks guys, really appreciate your feedback! :)

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Re: 1/100 CW Y-Wings

Post by Bauble » May 13th, 2019, 9:15 am

Darth, I love them! You did a great job on a pretty unique kit. The weathering is great too!

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