Scratchbuilt Studio Scale Snowspeeder WIP

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Telepathic, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Telepathic

    Telepathic Active Member

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    Hi guys, just wanted to share some in progress pics of my studio scale Snowspeeder replica. It's not finished, would just like to get some feedback.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
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  2. Bigturc

    Bigturc Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That speeder has seen better days!!! I love its dirtyness .. Great job on the paint work!!!
     
  3. Toadmeister

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    But has it been adapted to the cold yet?

    Great work!
     
  4. maxhebus

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    Gorgeous!
     
  5. joberg

    joberg Master Member

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    Very nice indeed:cool
     
  6. knnyjay

    knnyjay Active Member

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    Impressive!!! Lovin it man :) (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  7. Telepathic

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    Hey guys, thanks to everyone who replied for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I've been hard at work on the underside, let me know what you think.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  8. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    It's looking great! I wanna see more early in progress shots.
     
  9. Telepathic

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    Thanks swgeek for the kind words but unfortunately I didn't document this build photographically, I've never really done that before.
     
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  10. maxhebus

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    Looks awesome.
    One day I'll find one Snowspeeder kit.... :)
     
  11. Telepathic

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  12. joberg

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    That under carriage looks marvi!!
     
  13. Gort

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    As someone with a bit of history with studio scale snowspeeders, I can really appreciate the hard work and skills that you have put into this build. Looking very nice indeed.. :)
     
  14. Stormy320

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    That looks killa
     
  15. Telepathic

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    Thanks guys for the feedback. Good to hear from you Nick, I've always admired your work, the speeder you mastered was fantastic, I could never imagine trying to make a kit of this thing.
     
  16. Telepathic

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  17. Stormy320

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    I wish your photography was half as good as your modeling skills. [emoji1]
     
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  18. Telepathic

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    Stormy, you are so right, I have no idea how to take a good picture and I have been trying, I even got a decent digital camera, a Panasonic Lumix. I've taken photography classes in Art college many years ago, the only thing I was good at was spontaneous outdoor shots, very quick shutter speeds. Most people take better shots with their phones. Do you have any suggestions?
     
  19. Telepathic

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    Hey guys just wanted to give an update on the model. The hull is complete and assembled. I just finished detailing the blasters and attached them. I just have to finish the cockpit and harpoon gun. I really tried to make the pics better and hope you agree. Your opinions are welcome.
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    Thanks again guys.
     
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  20. Alaneye

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    Looks fantastic.
     
  21. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice job!
     
  22. joberg

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    Very good job for sure!!
     
  23. E=MC2

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    Can you provide a parts list and kits break down.
     
  24. akumazeto

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    Yeah that is pretty epic. The t48 is my favorite craft from the entire series.
     
  25. CutThumb

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    Hands down that has got to be one of the best scratched snowspeeders I've seen here and the weathered finish is superb. Bravo!
     
  26. Lord Hater

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    Incredible work!
     
  27. Darth Milo

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    Amazing.. very impressive.. love the weathering effect.
     
  28. Junk Pilot

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    What colour orange/red did you use for the markings?

     
  29. Telepathic

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    Junk Pilot, I used Floquil S/P daylight red which is what I believe ILM used though it maybe difficult to find now. Regardless of what color you use, just about any red/orange will work, it does require some overlays of lighter and darker tones to get the necessary weathered appearance. Hope that helps.
     
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  30. Lear60man

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    the only thing that jumps out is the forward cockpit window as its a focal point. But everything else is great. Easy fix if you want.
     
  31. Telepathic

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    Hi Lear60man, can you elaborate? I am unsure of what it is that you are trying to point out.
     
  32. blakeh1

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    I'd say so. You did a great good job getting the dings, scratches and odd colored panels n the right places as well as the heaviness or lightness of the colors on those marks (i.e. not too overdone or saturated)
     
  33. Lear60man

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    I take back my earlier comment as I didnt look at the side by side comparison pics in large format. At first glance, the opening for the front cockpit window appears too large when compared to the filming model. But when I blew up the pics, the filming model has a finished cockpit interior filling up the space. Now that you finished the cockpit, it matches perfectly.........

    Home run man, really nice work.

    BTW, if you want to take really nice pictures pick up a Samsung higher end smart phone. There is a lot of tech built in that adjusts everything on the fly and its 'time to focus' is almost zero. Hell, I would even buy a Galaxy S7 Edge that has a cracked screen for $100 on Ebay. Slap in a $30 256SD card and you have an amazing camera that can send your pics via wifi.
     
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  34. Toadmeister

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    Absolutely amazing work here.

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  35. Telepathic

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    Hi guys, I know it's been awhile but I just wanted to give an update on the speeder, it is finished but I do have to do some minor assembly like glue on the canopy. Here are some pics of the finished cockpit and some beauty shots of the complete speeder. O course I am still thinking about how I want to display it. I am thinking a nice black polished acrylic base but I know some of you prefer the basic woodblock base. Any thoughts?
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    While I was building the first speeder I thought it would be a good idea to build this:
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    You know you can't have one without the other. Let me know what you think.
     
  36. joberg

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    Any thought? Sure, send it to me if you're not happy with it:D;) Very nicely done!! It looks the part alright!
     
  37. Cadeus

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    all the pictures are gone. :(
     
  38. Telepathic

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    Hi guys, just wanted to share the finished gray speeder with everyone. I just have to build some bases for both my speeders. Also, sorry about all the pics in my thread. I was messing around with my account settings and deleted them all by mistake. Anyway, any comments or criticisms are welcome.
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  39. eagle1

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    Beautiful work!. Criticisms??...nope, not here!.
    My favorite speeder & you have done it proud.

    Stu
     
  40. joberg

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    Not a bad angle on that bird:cool
     
  41. craig g

    craig g Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!!
    Nothing else to say.
     
  42. Telepathic

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    Hi guys. I know that I mistakenly deleted the pics of the orange speeder. I was fiddling in my account and got rid of them inadvertently. I just wanted to up load some recent pics of the model.
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  43. joberg

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    Thanks for that! Very well made:cool
     
  44. 1badelement

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    Thank ya, sir...amazing work here. I love the hues on that orange one in particular, may I ask what brand/colors of paint were used on it? Awesome stuff!
     
  45. ecl

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    Beautiful! Probably my favorite vehicle in the Original trilogy.


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