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Lifesize Y-Wing Build

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    Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    After completing our lifesize builds of the Skiff & Scout Walker we have started building the full scale Y-Wing ......i know we are really mad but what the hell!

    Its gonna measure approx 50ft long when complete.

    These pictures were from the 1st part of the build:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/organiz...recent_uploads

    We are now in the 2nd part of the build that will see us build the Cockpit and sheet cover the engines etc.

    I will update this thread over next few days with more images.

    Wish us luck.

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    This is going to be crazy....50ft long!!

    I cant see the pics....do i need to make an account??

    Steve

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    I dont either, and i do have an account...

    Great idea by the way...

    Alfredo

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    where does this stuff end up!?

    that's hUGE

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Talk about a (another) dream build! wow. What are the main
    references you use when doing a 1:1 build? (other than screen
    captures). Will you skin the plywood with thin ABS or HIPS? Im
    also excited to see how you're going to fabricate the domes for
    the front of the wings/nacelles/engine pods.
    Hats off to you gents, absolutely.
    Mike

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    VERY curious where you store all these props when not in use. That's a problem we've encountered in my Garrison with our large scale props.

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    now thats what I call some serious ambition! good luck with the project i'm sure it'll turn out as nice as your other ones.

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Wow thats so awesome!

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    miqt said: View Post
    Talk about a (another) dream build! wow. What are the main
    references you use when doing a 1:1 build? (other than screen
    captures). Will you skin the plywood with thin ABS or HIPS? Im
    also excited to see how you're going to fabricate the domes for
    the front of the wings/nacelles/engine pods.
    Hats off to you gents, absolutely.
    Mike
    I am using various pieces as reference from screen shots to various models and toys.
    The main body will be skinned with plywood, sanded lots and sealed before adding all the mechanical parts.
    The engines sub frames have been constructed from 6mm steel plate cut and formed on a Plasma cutting machine and i have just finished rolling the outer skin with 5mm Foamex (Sintra) and it has turned out beautifully.

    The domes are slightly more tricky and i am planning on carving them out of large blocks of polystyrene then sealing and coating them.

    I am planning on taking some more pics this week to show you all the progress.

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    webchief said: View Post
    VERY curious where you store all these props when not in use. That's a problem we've encountered in my Garrison with our large scale props.
    Hi Bob
    At present i have 8 lifesize sets/props stored between 3 different warehouse spaces, its getting harder to store as our builds keep getting more ambitious lol.
    The Y-Wing is huge at 50ft long x 18ft wide x 7ft high and it will end up weighing approx 4 ton

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    This could very well be your best build ever! Looking forward to seeing the finished thing!

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    I've got a 40x60 block building at the family farm. When you finish living out (and surviving) the trench run, disabling the frigate Priam etc. Send it over in sea containers and Ill happily store it for you
    Im actually very interested in doing a 1:1 prop some day (in that same workspace) but its just something in the back of my mind right now. Can't wait to see the pics of you turning extruded on a giant lathe to get those domes ehhehehh.
    Mike

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    The pics look awesome, can't wait to see more progress!

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    Martin, that's tremendous. Do you have pics somewhere of your other projects.

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Here's some more shots of other stuff built by Martin and crew.

    http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/l...view=slideshow

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Check out my flickr account below to see all my progress and finished sets/props

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=sets

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    your out of your gord, lol. where are ya gunna park this sucker?

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    that is just all kinds of awsome. with Tasmania being so small we seem to have no real desire for this. i would love to be able to see somthing like this at one of our cons.

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    That is way too awesome!

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Here is a quick update on my progress guys, check out the attached link.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1663137...7622933025918/

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    Very impressive. Amazing piece of work. Cheers!

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    Re: Lifesize Y-Wing Build

    My absolute FAVORITE SW ship! Looks like you're doing a fantastic job, too.

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    You're insane!

    Beautiful work, though. I was always rather fond of the Y-Wing too.

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    Nuts ........ Thats all .....Just Nuts.

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