These Death Star tiles are perfectly designed to create dioramas like this. I really love them. The larger ones were built by Tony Agustin and they are available in the Starship Modeler Store. The smaller Death Star tiles were built by Wolfgang Bittermann and they are available from www.triliance.de.
The Y-Wings are the Micro Machine ones but they were totally reworked. First I removed all parts from the small models that I wanted to rebuild, like the ion canons, laser canons and engines. The most remarkable change on these little Y-Wings are the rebuilt engines. The new engine were built from small H-rods cut into halves, with greeblies from my spare part box added. The ion canons are made from a 1:72 WW2 weapon set.Tthe laser canons are cannulas.
After all modifications were done, all three fighters got a base coat with white. A quick wash with thinned black gave more depth and shadows to the models. The highlights were made with various greys and brass colors. A light blue mix was used for the canopies. I used small decals to create the black cockpit windows. The Gold ( Yellow ) markings on the Y-Wings were also made from decal sheet.
Finally, the Y-Wings were mounted on the diorama with acylic rods. I used screenshots from the DVD for the position of the fighters.
Image: Overall scene, from above
Image: Another look
Image: What the turbolaser gunners saw
Image: Stay in formation....
Image: Darth's-eye view
Image: Here they come...