Lukes Landspeeder referance pix

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Johda, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Johda

    Johda Well-Known Member

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    Ive done several searches on the boards and havnt found anything.
    im trying to locate ref pix of lukes landspeeder from sw a new hope ep 4.
    my plan is to build a 1/6th scale and it seem pix of the speeder are very hard to come by. any one have an knowledge of pic locations?
    thx guys
  2. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    The book, "From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucas Film Archives" has two pretty good pics. One of the full-scale prop and one of the model.

  3. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    I'm about 50% of the way through a model but I had to refer to the many pics of the full sized speeder in SW Chronicles and SW Technical Journal because I couldn't find many decent shots of the model.

    They must exist somewhere though 'cos it was at the Barbican in London.

  4. Johda

    Johda Well-Known Member

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    ive got these books as well. they do have some referance but not enough to do it all right. so.....we keep looking....thx guys.
  5. spastromech

    spastromech Well-Known Member

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    Forwarding this info for someone else:

    "Re: Lukes Landspeeder referance pix

    perhaps this group has some pics that you haven't already gotten,
    If you happen to have pics that aren't already there, pleeeease be welcome to post them for me and others.

    God bless,
  6. Coinprop

    Coinprop Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of any kitbashed part used on the studio model?
    The front "thing" on the motors should be something to go for?.

    Edit: Does anybody know the measurement of the model?

  7. BAlinger15

    BAlinger15 Community Founder

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    It was at C3, right? That one? I have a bunch of photos..

  8. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    well here is what I have so far for dimensions
    they are soft dims, I will post hard dims when I know more. I have been looking at every site google could find


    Star Wars X 34 Landspeeder dimensions
    the FX miniature dims taken from file landp zoom to 615
    basic shapes Length Width Hiegth Dia.
    Engines notes
    Length 9.25"
    Largest Dia. 3.25"
    Smallest Dia 1.25"

    Length 31"
    Largest Dia.
    Smallest Dia
    hiegth 4.75" overall hiegth 9.75"
    Width 16" measured across middle of wings
    rear deck width 9.25"
    Length 12.5"
    Largest Dia.
    Smallest Dia
    aft fin 2" tall overall .75" thick
  9. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I hope to scratch build Luke's speeder studio scale model in the near future.

    Has anyone identified the models used on the original?
    Is the plastic shield scratch formed?

    Any information, HI RES photos of the minature would be much appreciated.
  10. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  11. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Nice. Thanks for the photos

    Good Ref shots of the full scale speeder.

    I am trying to draw up some blue prints of the studio scale model. Can anyone confirm the speeders dimentions?

    I am trying to use the photos of the scaled model as a size reference and draw it in Cad, then scale it to the correct size.
  12. 12Rogues

    12Rogues Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(seven @ Aug 1 2006, 11:01 PM) [snapback]1292222[/snapback]</div>

    2 of the last 3 pictures are of the studio model.
  13. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(12Rogues @ Aug 1 2006, 08:10 PM) [snapback]1292227[/snapback]</div>
    Those two photos are the biggest ref images I have seen thus far. Does anyone else have any large images of the other sides?

    I remembering reading somewhere that ILM used action figure dolls for Luke and Ben, have we Identified these dolls yet?
  14. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I am thinking about starting my with a bolsa wood frame and maybe a styrene body.

    I am drawing the plans using a top view photo scaled to a 31" length as mentioned earlier. It appears that all three booster engines are identical in shape and size. Should make things alittle eaiser.
  15. Hand Solo

    Hand Solo Sr Member

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    The Ben looked like one of those Steve Austin Six Million Dollar Man figures to me.
  16. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is what they used alright--as I recall they used another for Luke and sculpted some rough Blond hair with putty
  17. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Pauleysolo @ Aug 9 2006, 09:35 AM) [snapback]1297040[/snapback]</div>
    I was wondering about Lukes head. For the doll seems to have a bionic eye that is intact on the Obi-Wan Figure, but not on the Luke. Did they redo the entire head or use putty like the hair and sculpted an eye for him?
  18. Kuhn Global

    Kuhn Global Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(seven @ Jul 31 2006, 12:25 PM) [snapback]1291340[/snapback]</div>
    Kewl...looks like you have this well in hand to begin.

    I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
  19. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I have been able to pick up two Million Dollar Man Figures for a really good price. So then they arrive I will make little costumes for them as my first step to this model. I hope they will also give me a good scale reference as to how big the speeder really is.

    I have noticed looking at the photos of the model, that Obi-wan and C-3PO do not have legs. Obi-Wan's doll also may not have any arms either.

    Looking at the pics, I does appear that for luke, they puttied in the bionic eye, painted his head and scuplted new hair.

    I was thinking/hoping that the 12" dolls of C-3PO and R2 that you can find now at any local toy shop would be usuable instead of scratch building them. could use their shape and modify them to give them a more accurate look to the model or keep them as is to be more realistic.
  20. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    I recieved my first Steve Austin Doll. He measures at 13" in height. Using the doll as a size/scale reference I printed out the top view of the Studio Model to "full" size.

    All I can say is whow my gosh this is a huge model.

    The body measures:
    10" Width
    33" length (2'-9")

    wing span:
    19" (1'-7")

    8" length
    2 1/2" diameter

    (please note: these dimentions are approximate not exact)
  21. shrugger

    shrugger Well-Known Member

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    Went down to the Star Wars exibit yesterday thats running at COSI here in Columbus. :thumbsup
    I got pix of the full size and scale model from just about every angle I could reach :D
    Wish I'd had a ruler with me. The model really is quite large. :eek
    I think the dome on R2 is a L'eggs half.
  22. stonky

    stonky Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great pics - thanks for sharing.
  23. Johda

    Johda Well-Known Member

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    Thx bus. this will be a ton of help.
  24. shrugger

    shrugger Well-Known Member

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    No prob. :)
    All those swoop's and curves would do nothing but make me Bug Nuts.
    So I won't be attempting it myself. But should someone kit it or if MR
    takes it on... well, I really don't need my living room furnature all that much :lol
  25. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Awsome photos. Thanks for sharing.
  26. seven

    seven Sr Member

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    Well I have my first fiasquo with this project so far.

    I sculpted some hair on my Six Million Dollar man using scuplty clay. Naturally the clay needs to be heated/baked.

    Well to make a long story short, I was not watching the head and it deformed as the plastic melted to the heat.

    I would have to say that ILM must have removed the head to bake it with a sharp eye on it, or else they used a hair dryer or heatgun to "bake" the clay. With all the glue residue that appears in the photos, it does look like they may have indeed removed his head and glued it back on...or they sculpted the hair, and molded and cast a completly new head.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011

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