Gold Leader Y-Wing (aka Tie Killer)

Ozzman78

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I decided my X-Wings needed friends, why not some Yavin Y-wings. I started with Gold Leader or Tie Killer as its is often called because of the single Tie Fighter image on the nose. Since ILM reference for this bird is so hard to come by I'm using the EFX paint master as a guide for colors. Yep, I'm including the green bits. I plan to also build up Gold 2 (aka Tiger Sprocket) as well as Red Jammer.





Whoops, guard bar on the rear is green on the wrong side. Will fix that.
 

Ozzman78

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Its the Bandai version.
 

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Ozzman78 said:
...Since ILM reference for this bird is so hard to come by...

Monsieur Tox posted recently posted some amazing never before seen ref pics of Gold Leader (outside of certain circles)
Get them while you can
https://www.facebook.com/The-Star-Destroyer-Project-by-Monsieurtox-546509578715505/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Star-Destroyer-Project-by-Monsieurtox-546509578715505/photos/?ref=page_internal
 

Ozzman78

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AHHHHHH!!!! Thank you!!!!! Downloading like a madman now.
 

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Your Y is looking fantastic so far Ozz! keep it up.
 

Ozzman78

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Thanks Jake! I put some more time in, new pics soon.
 

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Got some more time in on gold leader. More of the color is down, weathering and decals started.







 

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Excellent.
The detail really pops in that cockpit
 

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Got a bit more done. Black chips are done and all the decals are on.





 

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Thanks Q!
 

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Great kit- with absolutely stunning paintwork!
If I did not know better, I'd swear the model was twice as large!
 

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Funny you say that... I was showing a buddy of mine photos on my cell, when he asked how big it was he put his hands apart at a width that would equal the studio scale version. He was stunned when I said it would fit in the palm of your hand. Bandai truly did an amazing job packing in the detail.

Thanks for looking and the kind words.
 

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Thanks for the positive comments everyone.

Gold leader is finished! Rust marks, oil leaks, burns and general filth were the final touches. Overall I'm happy with the results and think I managed a decent match to the ILM version.









 

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Excellent work on that battered-looking bird.
 

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