- The Star Wars Model Kit Gallery
Click Here To Go To The Main Page
Click Here To Go To The Model Gallery
Click Here To See The Kits I Want
Click Here To See My Bio
Click Here To Go To The Links Page
Click Here For Some Modeling Techniques
Click Here For Information On My Building Service
Click Here To E-Mail Me
End Of The Line
Click Photo To Enlarge
Kit Name: Y-wing Fighter
Scale: 1/72
Material: Vinyl & Resin
Manufacturer: Argo Nauts

Model Number:

Released: 1993
Number Of Parts: Approx. 30
Final Dimensions: 9.75"L x 4.75"W x 2"H
Box Cover:  
Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: Japan
Special Note:  

Click To Enlarge Click To Enlarge Click To Enlarge

Click To Enlarge Click To Enlarge Click To Enlarge


This is a very nice model that is a marked improvement over the original MPC Y-wing. The detail is much more accurate the whole shape of the ship is better. This kit was cast in quite a few resin and vinyl parts that took some work to clean up and prepare for assembly. The vinyl was the hardest since it needed to be trimmed properly. I really don't know why Argonauts decided to use vinyl in ships. It seems like such an odd choice. I had to cut and make all of the tubing for this model out of various sizes. This was probably the hardest part of the kit as it involved a lot of precise measuring and fabricating. The second hardest part was dealing with the crooked struts that attach to the engines. Mine were bent and as much as I tried to fix them, I just couldn't. Anyway, once construction was complete I went on to paint the ship. I wasn't going to make the same mistake I made with the MPC Y-wing and use a dark gray. Instead I sprayed the whole ship white to more closely resemble the actual color. I then went on to airbrush a little light gray on the body pieces to make some contrast between them and the nose/engine nacelles. Next was detail painting. I first painted all of the tubing that I had to make Copper and attached them to the ship. Next I painted the blue engine striping leaving out sections to represent chips. I then moved on to the cockpit where I painted the yellow striping, again leaving chip marks. The cockpit was pretty tough and required a lot of time to do. I started with a Pewter Gray and worked my way from there. I used reds, blacks, whites, grays etc to fill in the details. I also decided to make small targeting screen. if you look in the cockpit you will see right in the front of the cockpit there is a screen where a TIE Fighter is targeted. There is also a bunch of target information in there as well! Next I weathered the ship. I did mostly airbrushing of black and gray for weathering on this ship. Most of it has been washed out in the picture due to the bright sunlight outside that day. It looks pretty clean here, but it is actually pretty dirty. All in all, this is a great kit, but is nothing compared to the huge SMT kit. For $50, I couldn't pass this baby up.

Spacer Bar
Other Variations:
Spacer Bar