building my own snowspeeder

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

  1. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

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    Wow! This looks like the construction of a studio filming miniature, you're doing a beautiful job!
    Mike
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :) thanks..

    Today i completed the downside of the 2 brake pads
    Now i have to construct the upside..and that's harder :)

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  3. Danscrew

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    Hé Dnalor,

    I'm not such a starwars fan, I prefer BSG but your build is :thumb::thumb::thumb:.

    Keep on this way my friend :wave:
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    dnalor Active Member

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    BSG is also great...i love that old viper..
    But first my star wars ships...and when there is any space left, the viper :)
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    hum...double.. :)
  6. Revell-Fan

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    A TOS Viper is on top of my todo list. I'll tackle her as soon as the hangar bay is ready.

    And: I am totally thrilled by your build!:thumb:
  7. leofirebrand

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    What type of cardboard do you use. Looking at some of your recent parts its impressive how clean the edges look espicially considering how thick the card must be. Aslo is it really hard to cut?
  8. dnalor

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    :) That depends..
    How larger the part how thicker the cardboard..
    I collected many types cardboard with all different thicknesses.
    Very large parts are normal box cardboard..
    But with the braking pad, the pad itself is very thick massive cardboard, and the 3grey/white parts on top are very thin (that are inlays from a tea box) cardboard.
    they become rigid because of the bend and the connection to the pad.
    (i glued a little strip of thick cardboard first to the pad and placed the thin cardboard over it).

    And so i collect all the cardboard i can find and is large enough i can use.
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Start construction upside of the pads.


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  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    A little thing i'm trying..:)
    no snowspeeder...but an y wing :)

    Maybe my new project when my snowspeeder is done.


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  11. leofirebrand

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    I'm glad to see you found some good drawings you could use for blueprints and I hope you do decide to do the Y-Wing next as I would love to see one built as big as your models are. If you have any questions or get stuck just let me know as I probably had similar probelms when I built mine.
  12. dnalor

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    :) at this moment the blueprints look very good and accurate..
    http://www.loresdelsith.net/fondor/yfighter/index.htm
    But i have to complete my snowspeeder first and then can start with the Y wing.

    i'm doing a little y wing building at home in front of the Tv and the mayor part of the snowspeeder is at work.

    When i have y wing problems...your the first one i ring uh pm for help :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    Ok first flap almost ready..
    i've started with the attachment part to the speeder..
    i don't find anywhere a clear picture of the mechanics, so this is what i created.
    let's see if i can do that...or else it going to be something else :)

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    dnalor Active Member

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    ok i think this works.

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    dnalor Active Member

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    first ready.
    now i have to complete the other pad.
    and i need to build the other arm..that's a small one.


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  16. leofirebrand

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    Very nice, the part looks like it belongs perfectly on the model. Are you hand drawning the graphics on these or doing them on the computer?
  17. dnalor

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    Everything what didn't come in the package from paper replika is handdrawn..
    The parts, details and dirt
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    Number 2 almost ready,
    I only have to build the small cilinder part at the other side of the flap

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    Finally they are attached to the main body.



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  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Wow!! Those detailed flap mechanisms look amazing.
    Nice work!!