Sheet styrene, various kit parts, vaccuformed parts, custom resin cast
pieces, and many plastic odds and ends
Scale = 1/24
Length = 68.2 cm
Width = 35.6 cm
Height = 9.6 cm
Y-Wing Fighter was built for the 20th anniversary of Star Wars. Along with
myself, the Maritime Science Fiction Modelers built a number of Star Wars ships for a theater display,
most of which were also in 1/24th scale.
This is a 1/24 scale Y-Wing model with lights in the
main engines and in the nose guns.
I was able to use many of the same parts that were used on the movie
model, which was also built at the same scale. The main engine
cylinders are vaccuforms of the first stage of a 1/144 Revell-Monogram Saturn
V rocket kit.
Fiber-optics were placed in the
cockpit to light the instrumentation.
Also, the cockpit of the Y-Wing itself was a modified cockpit from the seaQuest
'Stinger' kit which worked very well.
The Rebel pilot is a modification of the 'Stinger' driver.
The R2 droid was a resin cast I made from a metal keychain,
coincidentally already in 1/24th!