building my own snowspeeder

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes, the engines are ready..
    so i started with the next parts.
    its that gun mounting point.

    i hope this is easier then the engines.

    Also i still need to make those 2 exhaust-ports.
    i need to make somehow some good tubes..that look thick.

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  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Guns of dnalor...

    These might work.
    Cheap too.
    Wrap em in paper, and they should be bulky enough..
    Dunno if the diameter is correct though..

    Balloon sticks

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  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    heeee that could be it...
    thanks.
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    dnalor Active Member

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    just again a little step

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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The detail work on this model is so detailed. Es ist unglaublich! :)
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    well,
    i hope when this ship is finished...that i have a ship what looks like a nice replica...
    or something close to that.
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I believe that is a short time away. It is just amazing. You can't buy something like that, so that means you have something that few, if anybody, has. :)
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    If all the time, effort, and unbelievable detailing you have put in this model don't make it an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC replica, then I can't possibily figure out what it'll be.
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    just a little update.
    I cut out the panels..
    then glue them on the paper with the colour of speeder.
    cut them out again..
    and glue them in to place..
    don't forget the screw holes this time..

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  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Yes.. after a long time a little test fit..
    it looks nice.
    only thing i don't understand is why the tube is off like this..
    it should stand correct...hum.
    i have to study the studiomodel again...maybe i see what's wrong with mine.

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  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Mmmm.

    The cannons seem more offset at the back than at the front .....

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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Try switching out the back sections.
    I think that will solve your problems.
  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The tubes converge. It is obvious in the drawing above. :)
  14. imcold

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    But not by that much. It looks to me like the back sections are a bit too big, but hard to say without ortho photos.
  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    hum..
    i replaced the gunrods..
    they look better but the middle section is now to low..
    i think i will i keep it like this and mask the little error :)
    [YOUTUBE]WnvTpfKuAUU[/YOUTUBE]


    Imcold do you really think that the engines are to thick?..
    the orginal engines looks so small when i installed them..

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  16. imcold

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    The sidewalls on the aft boxes seem a bit too steep, but I don't want to talk bs. I'll peek through my references later today and I'll let you know. Anyway, you can mask it by breaking the rods in the forward boxes, it doesn't have to be perfectly straight from back to front.
  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    i think that i will do something like that to get it right :)
    rebuilding the back engines is a no go...(for me) they look to nice...
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The components that I have circled, just switch the whole components out (put the left one on the right and the right one on the left). I think that will solve your problem.

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    dnalor Active Member

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    that is not possible..
    The details of the armour panels are different of the side and the top.
    I think i will mask the error with the engine details, the pieces that are white on the wings see picture (under the rods)
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    It's not so much that the parts are reversed it is that the trapezoids are not correct. The longer side should be on the wing and the shorter connecting to the cockpit (with the flat). You could just center the tubes as necessary and redraw the fronts of the trapezoids to correct the situation. I think this could be an easy fix with your talents. IMHO. :)