Solo Book Speeder Modified

portland182

Active Member
It's probably that I'm slightly OCD, but the very lopsided look of the Book Speeder from Solo: A Star Wars Story continued to bother me.
So I took two of the Revell Easy Kits and mashed them together.
I'm quite pleased with the outcome, but I'm still looking for references for the interior to finish it properly.
As it's designed as a clip together toy, the plastic is super robust, and is hard to cut with only hand tools, so it took longer to do than I thought

Jim

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portland182

Active Member
Not that 'practical' for moving through the air though (even with Star Wars technology). The Falcon gets away with it by being a spaceship.

Jim
 

Scarecrow Joe

Sr Member
Not that 'practical' for moving through the air though (even with Star Wars technology). The Falcon gets away with it by being a spaceship.

Jim
Practical? That term and the Star Wars universe don't exactly fit each other. You made it symmetric but now its not the Solo speeder but another thing altogether.
 

portland182

Active Member
As you might have noticed the word practical had single quotes round it, I was acknowledging that practical and Star Wars have a tenuous relationship.
I imagined that the book speeder is old and tatty, and might have looked more symmetrical when it was new. I altered Revells toy. and that's why I called the thread Solo Book Speeder Modified.
We could also imagine that 'Book Speeders' are manufactured to be asymmetric, and that someone in the Star Wars universe modified a 'Book Speeder' because they like to modify vehicles, just like some people on Earth do.
Until there's an in universe definitive answer, we fans can create the expanded universe.

Jim
 

portland182

Active Member
I have now discovered the kit is incorrect and the black front section extends along the side.
I'll have to do something about it when I get around to visiting the interior

It's wrong on the Hasbro toy also. But the Hasbro toy is exact to the concept model/

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