Paper Replika T-47 Snowspeeder (rescaled + pilots)

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  1. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    What you see here is a rescaled (1:50) build up of Jules Perdana's T-47 Snowspeeder, (which can be found at http://paper-replika.com/) with pilot figures of my own design seated in the cockpit.

    It has been several months since I finished the base build of this beauty, and its been waiting for my pilot figures to be complete. While a bit difficult to build scaled down (the original scale is 1:20) it was a pleasure to have all of it come together so neatly and with very few fit-up issues. The WIP thread can be found at Paper Modeler's Forum (I'll dig up the link once the site is back up), but I wanted to share the final assembly pictures here.

    The two pilots are from my Paper Protagonist series and are available for download here. As the snowspeeder cockpit is a bit poorly designed (Not a fault of Jules' I must say: they had to add 'box' structures to the set prop to make room for the actors' legs), so I had to shoehorn the pilots in place and truncate their legs. In retrospect I probably should have just made the scaled version a bit bigger to accommodate, but I am a scale junkie and my OCD wouldn't allow it.

    I only made a few minor changes to the model, adding an acetate floating base, hinges to the cockpit and clear acetate wedges to hold the canopy down. The last picture has a Canada penny (2 cm diameter) in the shot to give you a sense of size.

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    Enjoy!
    Sean
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    That... is a thing of beauty.
  3. custommodellbau

    custommodellbau Member

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    Wow great works and the Pilots very good
  4. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    <best Darth Vader voice>
    Most impressive! Indeed you are powerful. Obi-wan has taught you well.
    :mrgreen:
  5. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    Thank you!

    Pictures are hard to convey the size of the model as the physical model is actually only 1/4 the size of the pictures on my monitor. I'm actually astounded it looks as good at high-rez.

    It is sitting beside my B-wing on the desk at the moment; I'll have to make up a Hoth hanger at some point to display them properly.

    Sean
  6. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Could you post a pic of them side-by-side? Please?
  7. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    ;) very well...

    I've placed them (et al) on a WotC battle-mat so that you can get a good idea of the size. Each square is 2.54 cm (1").

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    Enjoy!
    Sean
  8. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Beautiful work Sean. I can't put my finger on it but there's something about multiple models together that makes a great picture, at least to me. I love the et al in the pictures! Thank you for the pictures and inspiration. :thumb:
  9. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    I agree, models look so lonely by themselves. Odd to say, but very true.
  10. lajosba

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    Nice work. :thumb:
  11. crates

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    i had a go at making this myself, realy nice model.

    i'm impressed at how well you've made yours, good job.
  12. loenf

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    Wow, that looks really great! Especially the pilots bring the snowspeeder alive.

    regards loenf
  13. otto wingelaar

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    wow.
    (sorry for my bad inglisch).
    eeven the pilots are looking greats
    otto
  14. marmeus

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    'love R2 :D

    seriously, good work !!!

    marmeus
  15. Jixton

    Jixton New Member

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    Wow! I love those little astromechs... Where can you get these models from?
  16. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    My site: http://tcfgaming.com

    They are in the store section, and are free to registered customers.

    Note the ones on the site are fully coloured:

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    Thank you!
    Tirick
  17. aerodyne

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    The model looks great, even the pilots are superb!:mrgreen:
  18. Tirick

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    ;) the pilots are available on the same site, although the snowspeeder does not 'fit' them. This is evidenced in the various model kits over the years, as well as the fact that the 1:1 scale filming models had an extra 'box' for the actors legs to go.
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    thats really clever 5/5
  20. Jixton

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    Thanks for the Link...Great little astros... I Like your mini Stormies and Clone Troopers too