In Progress » Fine Molds Y-Wing (Green Two)

As it turns out I have a few weeks before I get my speeders and Hovertank for the commissioned paint-ups. So I figure to kill the time I could probably bust out a 1/72 Fine Molds Y-Wing. I’ve been really inspired by the one that Adam Wilder painted up. Best one I’ve ever seen! Instead of going with a stock ‘gold’ scheme, I decided to make mine green. I’ll be doing some stock Y’s in the future anyway so might as well do something different. Here’s a quick Photoshop to show how the colors will work. I may end up making a different striping pattern for the green around the cockpit, but recoloring the yellow in the pic was the fastest way to go. Looks good in green too!

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So I figured it’d take me all weekend to get the Y-Wing ready for paint. I spent about 3 hours on it yesterday and to my surprise, all I had left to do was sand seams and fill a few gaps which I did this morning.

I added some various blaster damage to the front of the left-hand front and on the right rear of the cockpit area. I also modified an R5 head from a 1/72 X-Wing to be used instead of the R2 head.

Initially I primed everything with dark gray Duplicolor primer. It’s very smooth and cheap at auto parts stores. However I realized that I’ll be painting it almost white to start and that the white over the dark would be a pain in the butt. So I gave it an additional coat of Duplicolor White primer.

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I was hoping that the white primer over the dark would give me a sort of pre-shade and make nice shadows and it did! So my base-coat of very light warm-gray (same color used for my Maelstrom Exia “white”) will be applied thinly via airbrush and that natural shading will show through. Gotta love happy accidents.

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What I’ll probably end up doing is creating some Death Star panels and turning this into a little vignette. Or perhaps I’ll make some Ties and expand it. Not sure if I’ll hold onto this piece or put it up for sale when complete. Stay tuned!

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