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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Aug 28 '15

Been wanting to build one of these for a while after all the new Ban-Dai kits coming throuh.  After the Millenium Falcon, Fine Molds Y-wing was regarded as their top kit, that`s why i have 2 in the stash.

 

Back at the beginning of the year i bought a simple lighting kit at the Peterborough Model Show from Tydirium models.

 

So I`ll be adding this to the mix.

 

So here`s the box and sprue shots etc.

 

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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Aug 28 '15

**Update** - Cockpit Part One.

Ok, so kicked this build off.

Usual fare, start with a very basic cockpit build indeed.

Parts removed and cleaned up for assembly.

Primed and then paint Tamiya nato black for the most part and mr hobby aqueous H308 for the grey.

the little guy for the pit has been painted up.


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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Marten Richens » Aug 28 '15
Looking good Toby. I built the X-Wing a while ago and they are a real treat to build. Are you making this kit for Star Wars era or Return of The Jedi era? I only ask because the pilot`s uniforms are completely different in each movie. In Star Wars the pilots wore the same uniform as the X-Wing pilot, but in ROTJ the Y-Wing uniform is grey with a different helmet. Here is a link to some pictures of a Y-Wing Pilot. Sorry to geek out on you there;)
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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Aug 28 '15

**Update** - Cockpit Part Two.

Finished the pilot off with the helmet decals and a small bit of dry brushing and a wash using army painter strong tone watered down.



  

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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Aug 31 '15

**Update** - Cockpit Part Three.

After several test fits and lighting checks, the cockpit and forward nose section have been assembled.

I then looked into the lighting for the engines.  The lighting instructions call for the led to be mounted in part C13.  The hole in C13 was too big for the led as-is so I dived into the spares box and found some wheels that the hole in C13 had the same circumference as the wheel hub.  Glueing the wheel to C13 gave a perfect fit and a pilot hole to open the hole for the led.

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Here are some shots of the cockpit lights.  I tried in lower light but pictures did come out.

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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Sep 1 '15

**Update** - Engine Lighting Part One.


So with the wheels glued in place, the centre holes were drilled to approximate size of led.  The led`s were then give a small spot of CA just hold then in place and the some canopy glue applied and left overnight to harden.

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The engine components from step 6 were assembled and the parts primed with grey stynylrez.  The inside of C13 were then dry brushed with mr hobby stainless metalizer and the other engines parts were sprayed with tamiya x-2 gloss white.

Here the engine led glows nicely on C13.

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Temporary assembly of the whole engine unit with the white etc.

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Then I had to mask off C13 and the end exhaust was filled with white tack to mask off during later painting stages.

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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Eric Moore » Sep 2 '15

Fantastic work so far!

A lot of kits i find the build is a slog but the end result is orth it.

The Y-Wing was a real treat from opening the box to the last decal going on :)



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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Nov 21 '15

Assembly/Painting Update

Been a while since an update but progress has been made.


Assembly was completed but the astromech droid and guns were left off for now.



Then model was primed with grey stynylrez.



Once dry, a coat of thinned Tamiya XF-85 rubber black.



Next was a 50/50 mix of XF-19 and XF-2 and then 2 coats of pledge/klear ready for decals.

Decal application has been the only issue with the build so far. Around the front of the engines i had wrinkling that initialling would not go away after
a few light application of micro-sol. In the end i used several coats of tamiya x-20-a to get them to an acceptable point to move the build forward.




Then the pipework was picked out with GW machurius solar orange.



That was all sealed with a satin coat and then a dark dirt wash applied.


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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Toby Page » Nov 22 '15

Assembly/Painting Update

Spent a hour or so and what seemed like a million cotton buds to clean up the dark dirt wash. Once done and all traces of cotton fibres removed, the
model was sealed with satin varnish. Then it was time for some thinned tamiya smoke X-19, around the engines and the torpedo launhcers.

This was also then sealed with satin varnish. All masking removed and some small touch ups and it's prtetty much done.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: 1/72 Fine Molds Koensayr BTL-44 Y-Wing Starfighter - With lighting.

Anthony Hughes » Nov 22 '15

Really nice work, especially the lighting.

 

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