building my own snowspeeder

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

  1. Zathros

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    Reality and "Star Wars", the two will never meet! You're right about scaling up, I've encountered this on a few models, it can come from just a design detail left out, or errors in scaling. Not a simple task. :)
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    That's the fun with star wars....it a fairy tail. :)


    Some little errors i don't care...but when they get to large i really don't start a project...
    That's why i didn't do a AT-AT or an AT-ST..
    There are some fun little building projects of those 2..
    But i think when blown up...they are a large paper-problem.
  3. Zathros

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    There quite a few models that suffer from this. Comes with the territory! :)
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    Ok..
    started with detailing the part behind the cooling ribs..
    maybe there will be a little more details...but i want the ribs installed.
    So that i can start with the bottom of the speeder.
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  5. Zathros

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    That looks great. The ribs (vanes?) will cover much of it, so too much detailing may not be worth it. :)
  6. RagDaddy

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    I agree with Zathros, I predict that you won't even notice as soon as the vanes are in place.
  7. dnalor

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    This is going to be interesting..
    Today made my belly table..:)
    So that i can work on the underside of the speeder..

    I made some flaps..they look good..
    but i think because of the orginal construction boxes i'm going to have a prob..

    But i still have to figure that out.
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  8. Zathros

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    I have extreme confidence in your abilities. I personally enjoy how you figure this all out and put it all out therefor everyone to see. It makes forum reading very interesting! :)
  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    These build threads are among the best on here, and the way you show How you build things is top notch.

    Keep it up, you are a hero to a lot of folks out here.
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    :) Thanks for all those kind words..
    I hope that i can help someone with those pictures..
    And it's fun to see (also for myself) how i did it..

    today i tried to construct some more of the underside..
    it looks quite nice..number 1 i still have to cut but i only can do that when i have the complete side and see were every part stops.

    And that is again something for tomorrow.
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    OK..
    The wing pieces are there..
    and i started with the color part.
    i've allready done the 2 back pieces and 1 front piece.
    Detailing comes when i've installed everyting.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It is really starting to come together nicely.
    I like that you are using corrugated cardboard for the main structure.
    Keep up the GREAT work.
  13. dnalor

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    :) Yes it looks like everything is going to fit like i want to..
    I only need to make the cover in the middle where the mounting point is..
    And then i have every piece..

    I used the normal cardboard because of the size i needed something sturdy..
    So that it doesn't collaps...maybe i have to place some spacers but that is for monday..now it's WEEKEND :)
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    Hi thanks.

    No for this one there will be no lights..
    i thought about it..
    but this time i pass :)
    maybe the next time.
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    I have glued the paper with the correct color on the belly parts.
    And began with attaching it to the ship.
    Also i'm making the detailing..
    first with a marker...make it a little dirty..
    And when completly attached..there will be some greebles.
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    Wow! This is an awesome build, I will be following this thread with great anticipation.
    With the scale you build on you'll need a whole room to keep and display everything.
  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    yip...in my computer room..there is still space for 2 ships..then is time to build my star wars attic :) there i can put some more models..
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    Yes the wings are glued ..
    And one wing came of...>AARRRGHHH..uh sorry :)
    I tried to fix it..
    by give it some liqued-glue...uh..
    and reinforced it with some hot glue..

    I hope that will be enough.

    But it looks nice..
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    The underside plate what is used to cover up the air intake (i think)
    is ready :)

    i tried to copy it from a prop replica.
    Now the last 2 last parts and some raised details...and then i think and hope that the underside is ready :)



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  20. imcold

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    nice work there!