building my own snowspeeder

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Zathros

    Zathros Guest


    Mine didn't like the idea either, so I purchased a Motorhome so she could come along! She thinks we go camping when we go away in it.sign1 :)
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
  3. F131

    F131 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    1
    Another stellar addition to your Star Wars fleet!
  4. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    ok a little update..

    At this moment i'm working on the gunner..

    Somehow is better then the pilot...but still not perfect..


    i still am thinking about the legs...
    At this moment i only build what you see and that is the figure untill the waist.

    i only need some arms...or at least the shoulders.
    then i can start to finish the cockpit...

    Attached Files:

  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Ok

    i'm started with making the cockpit front and back
    First i try the front dashboard...

    When the construction is complete..then i can make the detail graphics.

    And then i hope it looks a little like the real deal :)

    Attached Files:

    Tonino likes this.
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    2,454
    It looks like everything is coming together very nicely.
    The Gunner looks good as well.
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The pilot looks really great. When this all comes together, he will really add a touch of realism. :)
  8. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Yes today my dashboard is ready..
    Made it nice grey...glued the instruments on it.

    Now some layering and adding a few red buttons and then he's ready.

    Also the button stuff on the sides need to be layered....
    Then i can start with the backside of the cockpit.

    Attached Files:

    Tonino likes this.
  9. leofirebrand

    leofirebrand Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Impresive build. I cant believe the scale you build on. Your X-Wing was really impressive so I cant wait to see how this one will look finished.

    Also hoping there will be room for LEDs. If you are worried about space you might considering using one LED and then use fiberoptics for directing the output.
  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    I thought about the LED thing..
    But i think i pass at this one.....or maybe not :)..i still don't know....

    On this build i'm trying to scratch build a little more..
    And after that...(when i still have space in my room and find enough carton)
    I want to try to scratch build a complete Fighter..


    I'm following your Y wing thread and it's great...
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    385
    To quote my hero
    " Impressive... most impressive"

    :thumb:
  12. RagDaddy

    RagDaddy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    1
    Got goosebumps looking in your side cockpit - very very impressive
  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Damn...that goes slowly..

    But i think when it's ready..it will look like the cockpit i want.

    a picture with the half ready..
    i installed it in the cocpit because when i take it out..it looks like uh nothing :)

    Attached Files:

    Tonino likes this.
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    2,454
    This is really coming together beautifully. It looks FANTASTIC!!!
    I really like what you are doing with this model.
    I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    ok..
    the back part of the cockpit is ready..

    Now the side panels a little layering

    Attached Files:

    Tonino likes this.
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    385
    The detail on this is going to rival the full size prop.
    Excellent work
    :thumb:
  17. leofirebrand

    leofirebrand Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love all the details they really make the model come to life. Its going to really look good once you have the pilots in there to play with all the gizmos :thumb: Are you scratch building all the details for this?
  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    :)
    the details are scratchbuild but i have some pictures of some studiomodels and replicas what i try a little to rebuild. (picture of replica)

    The pilots can't play much with the gizmo's, because they don;t have arms and legs..
    that is a point i'm still thinking about..
    when you look in the cockpit from the side..you don't see them.
    but when you look from above.....you see uh...also nothing, you see that they are missing.
    Now i'm thinking what to do with it...

    Attached Files:

    Tonino likes this.
  19. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Ok..
    a little ready with the cocpit..
    now i'm working with the pilots to make them fit.

    Attached Files:

  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    2,454
    The detail is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
    You are doing a FANTASTIC job on this model.
    The pilots are a GREAT touch as well. They really finish off the build.

    Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!