Monday, 25 September 2017

Star Wars Return Of The Jedi ILM Y-wing Model Miniature Lot 490 Prop Store Auction

Star Wars Y-wings were used in Return of the Jedi when the Rebel Fleet were trying to destroy the second Death Star.

The Y-wing is made of resin, with an array of metal and plastic detailing components running across the fuselage. An astromech droid is situated to the rear of the fighter's canopy. Many of the components attached to the body of the starfighter are acquired from other model kits, with model engine blocks, radiators, traffic lights and street lights used to imply detail across the surface. Lightbulbs for illumination are situated at the rear of the nacelles, and contact posts for electrical wires are present on the top of the fuselage, but the bulbs no longer function. A panel at the rear of the fighter is removable, revealing a motion-control mounting point within.

The model features an elaborate painted finish, giving the fighter a battle-scarred look that was a staple of ILM's models throughout the original Star Wars trilogy. The model displays intentional production distressing, with laser fire and smoke damage applied throughout.

The piece shows minor wear due to production use and age, with cracking along the canopy and underside detailing. Presented on a simple wood display base and metal mounting rod, the model miniature remains in very good condition.

Measuring 45 cm x 19 cm x 26 cm (17 3/4'' x 7 1/2'' x 10 1/4'').

Star Wars Return Of The Jedi ILM Y-wing Model Miniature Lot 490 Prop Store Auction.

Auction Estimate £100,000 - £200,000 at Prop Store Auction.

The Prop Store Auction begins at Odeon IMAX September 26 at 12pm.

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