This Star Wars Y-wing 3D redesign is utterly stunning

(Image credit: Encho Enchev)

The iconic silhouette of the Y-wing starfighter is instantly recognisable to any Star Wars fan. It may not be as glamorous as Luke Skywalker's X-wing or the Millennium Falcon but the Y-wing has been an integral part of the galaxy far far away since it first appeared in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (known then simply as Star Wars). And it has now been redesigned in a stunning 3D render (see it above).

The Y-wing appears throughout Star Wars media but is primarily associated with the Rebel Alliance, who utilised them in their fight against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy, and it has served as inspiration for a host of artist and designers over time. Here, we explore a recent render but you can put your own spin on your favourite movie or video game designs with our list of the best 3D modelling software.

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Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne was Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer, and now works for a PR company specialising in 3D and VFX, Liaison. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, his role involved being responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR) and keeping a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit.