by Duane King
So, what does one do with a surplus Y Wing? One enterprising retired
fighter pilot has decided to make it the roadside attraction (and
namesake) for his restaurant: Y WING IT.
The Y WING IT eatery is a place to get barbeque, burgers, and ice cream.
Forget about getting any chicken dishes; after all, Y Wing it when good
barbeque is available?!
model is a straight out of the box railroad kit, styled to
be like a Howard Johnson's eatery. It is hand painted using acrylics.
The Y Wing model is straight out of the box also painted by hand with
The Y-Wing support post is telescoping plastic scratch building tube with railroad ballast
glued around the base to look like a stone ring.
The sign graphics were created by hand (the text was from a pc). I
traced the Y Wing shape on paper and then reduced it until I got it to
the size I needed.
The picnic tables are a laser cut wood kit colored with coloring pencil
(picnic tables... who would of thought one would be putting something
like that together for a sci fi model?) and the other various outside
accessories came from a railroad model detailing set.
The grass is a piece of green artist paper which is on a wooden base.
Image: Front view
Image: Left side
Image: Right/front view
Image: The sign