building my own snowspeeder

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Well...
    a little update..
    i have contructed the 2 engine tubes on each side of the speeder..but they are still loose..i connect them when i install the back break boxes en the front boxes with the 2 long cannons.
    Also am i working on the 2 gun-tips. they are hard but the building goes step by step.

    i hope to get them ready next week.
    then i think i can install everything.
    Pictures come as soon as i have a new camera/Phone...
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  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    finally a picture of what i have now.
    i'm building the points of the 2 large front guns.

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  3. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    Very nice it will end soon
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  4. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I hope it end soon...it starts to take to long :)

    i think today i finished the tips of the front cannons..

    now i have to figure out howto install it to the snowspeeder.

    because of th long shaft of the cannon it's top heavy..
    and idon't want to hold it untill the glue is dry..
    i think i use the hot glue for speedy glueing...and all purpose glue for the tough ness..so that it will not break off.

    i don't want t support the shaft of the cannon ..on toys you see that often...but i want it floating :)

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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That gun assembly looks really good!!!
    You are doing a GREAT JOB on this project!!!
  6. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    super very nice work
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  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    i think the glue-in worked...top and bottem hot glue between the industrial glue for strength.

    it looks great..
    i think they are placed in the correct angle
    I hope that the stay this way and not move down

    Now i can start to worry about the parts behind the 2 cannons. :)

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  8. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking good Dnalor.
    I have to agree, having a droopy cannon instead of a firm straight one, can lead to all sorts of problems ......;):rolleyes:
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  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    lasers will i think never get droopy...the inside is electrical tube.
    But the box which i glued to the main body wanted to shift downwards., because of the weight of the laser-tubes.
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  10. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    now it looks like it will end soon or I'm wrong
    very nice super model work
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  11. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :) I hope so..
    At the moment i'm building minecraft cubes for my son...
    He wants a minecraft room and wanted to try something...but when I do it with those little cubes..i will be ready when he's 21 years old..(now he's 10)
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  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    ok..
    a test fit because i forgot the glue....

    it looks nice.....not great...but nice.

    i think because i have build it step by step...the error of the mid engine is still tere.
    i think i should have build the side from back to front in 1 time.
    That would have been better...

    But this looks great....(remember the cockpit is still loose and has to be placed properly..)
    and still there has to be some greeble-ing around the hull.

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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I think that it looks REALLY GOOD!
    You are making GREAT progress on this project!!!
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  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    A standard snowspeeder rebuilding is more work then i thought :)

    But now i'm happy and hope that the to large engine-boxes stay on the speeder, and don't fall off.

    Next i can start with fixing the details and plating on the edges and the speargun on the back.


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  15. zathros

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    I had to make your images full size so your work could be appreciated right away. Wonderful! :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am IMPRESSED with how this project is turning out!!!
  17. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    Very nice super job as what
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    looks great so far @dnalor, the engine boxes look okay with this build.
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  19. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Thanks guys..
    the engine boxes look great...better than expected :)

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  20. zathros

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

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    It's really hard to express how good I think this Speeder looks. It is fantastic, unglaublich! :)