This is a replica of the Gold Leader Y-Wing, from Star Wars. The actual filming miniature remains in private hands, and appears to have survived “intact” and unmodified from original filming. Vintage ILM reference shows the original model in two states – as it remains to this day with green highlights and heavier-handed weathering (primarily the black streaking), and an earlier state without the green and a lighter weathering. This was built for a private commission, and the client wanted an in-between look that would uphold under close scrutiny, and not appear as “sloppy” as some of the actual weathering on the original model. It is all subjective of course. I plan to build one for myself without the green or darker streaks entirely, to represent the earlier state the model appeared in.

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