Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuilt

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  1. Mindmax

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    Dear forum members,

    After my first Scratchbuilt model (Turbolaser Diorama https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=264524&p=4039969#post4039969) I have decided to try it with a second one. A studio scale Snowspeeder 1:10 scale. This project has been a big challange for me as this whole modelling still feels new to me. In advance sorry for not posting the progress of my work for the past 14 month. I wasn't convinced that I could build this model and did not want to post pictures of something what ends in a chaos.

    The Snowspeeder is one of my favorite models from Star Wars. Another reason for building it was that I thought that I won't need to vacuum form any parts and could build all parts somehow pretty easy. At the end it wasn´t so easy, for me very complicated and much harder than the Turbolaser diorama. The main issue was that the Turbolaser gave me some freedom to build it in scale, the Snowspeeder not. If there is anything out of scale or shape you see it immediately and it doesn't look good.

    I have bought a Bandai Snowspeeder 1:48 and upscaled it as good as possible. I have also used all pictures which I could find online.I wanted to build a big 1:10 studio scale model, like what they have used in the film.

    The model is about 55 cm long, completely scratchbuild from styrene parts and building time is 6 month until now. I started it 14 month ago but meanwhile I took an 8 month break from the build as I didn‘t want to see it anymore. Many parts needed to be build twice because I made mistakes.

    Now as the model is very advanced I wanted to show it here in this forum. It is still not finished, some things are still to do and it also need to be painted. This will happen during this year I hope.

    Please find attached some pictures of my model. Almost all parts except the fuselage are not glued yet because I want to paint the fuselage first. All other parts are fixed with tape for the pictures which looks not perfect but good enough to get an impression I think.

    I hope you like the pictures of my Snowspeeder.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Mark

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  2. eagle1

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Hi Mark, now THAT is a beautiful snowspeeder build & you were worried why?. It is so sharp looking & clean I thought it was a CG render, it looks THAT good!.
    You have some serious skills my friend, it doesn't matter how long it takes, just have fun & learning all the way.
    Looking forward to seeing it painted up. Do you know which version you will do?.
    Top job!!.

    Stu
     
  3. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Hi Stu,
    Many thanks, this is very kind of you!
    I think I will do the grey version.
    Best regards,
    Mark
     
  4. DeLano80

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    It is great. I would buy one. Fantastic work!
     
  5. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Thank you! Unfortunately I have only this one and no Disney license for selling these!
     
  6. JediMichael

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Very nice. I love the Turbolaser Diorama as well.
     
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  7. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Thank you!
     
  8. JediMichael

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    You know what could be a really cool diorama....the Super Star Destoyer crashing into the side of the death star with the whole cotton effect for explosion with some lights to really bring it out.
     
  9. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Sounds like a lot of work...
    But it would look cool!
     
  10. JediMichael

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    I was just looking at death star 2 tiles and how it could be done. Yeah, lot of work, but would be really cool. Something I might think about in the future actually.
    Take a nice big frame and build it within that, having the SSD sticking out.
     
  11. gedmac66

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Stunningly beautiful build . Thanks for sharing , and looking forward to your updates ... Subbed .

    :cheersGed
     
  12. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Many thanks!
     
  13. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Please find attached a closer picture of the Engine section (which ist still not finalized):
     

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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  15. Bigturc

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    You wouldn't be the first selling stuff without Disney's approval! :D

    Very nice model! You've done an ace job on this!!

    :thumbsup
     
  16. Mindmax

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    Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

    Many thanks! Good to hear that it was worth the work.
     
  17. Mindmax

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    Here a comparison between the Bandai 1:48 Snowspeeder and my 1:10 scratchbuilt version.

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  18. Laspector

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    I have one question, those bottom "cans" on the guns--aren't those supposed to be pointed straight down instead of V'ing in like that?
     
  19. Mindmax

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    Hi Laspector,
    I will check the right angle before I will finally glue everything. (I do not think that they point straight down.) So far only the fuselage is glued. Everything else is only fixed by tape for these pictures.
     
  20. Laspector

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    I did a little Google research and it appears there is no definitive answer there. However actual film used models are not in abundance there. Granted, I only did a quick search, I'm sure others here know more about the actual film models than me. From my search it seems they are pointed in just about every direction except up. Some are down, some are angled in, some are even angled out.

    All I've ever owned were the original 1980 model and the toys for the action figures. To my recollection those were down, but we all know toys aren't always correct. So, I guess anyway you want to go with it is fine.

    Regardless, that is a beautiful piece you have there. Great job!! I would kill for one that size!!
     
  21. Mindmax

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    Thank you and many thanks for checking this!
     
  22. Jkirkon

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    Nice build!!!

    According to my Master Replicas snowspeeder, the bottom pieces on the cannons point down and slightly inward. I don’t know how screen accurate that is, but that’s how MR set them up.
     
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  23. Mindmax

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    Thank you, good to know!
     
  24. stevielewis

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    That is a fantastic build you have. I look forward to seeing it once you have it finished. Nice Job! :)
     
  25. Mindmax

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    Many thanks for your kind words! I will keep you updated!
     
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  26. Mindmax

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    Hi,
    still not ready with the first one I wanted to build a second Snowspeeder, this time with open panels. Then I can make a version with red markings and one with grey markings. First steps are made:

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  27. Mindmax

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    Yesterday and today I have build some additional parts which still need to be filled with more putty and sanded down accordingly.
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    Some more Details added: 85_D796_C9-_C2_BC-415_D-_B7_D4-_E7173_D3_D28_D7.jpg 340_D6609-803_C-4_CE1-_A5_CD-_AD0_EEF534_F81.jpg

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  29. gedmac66

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    Those update pics are beautiful Mindmax .:p
    Would like to know what ithe source for references is you’re using , when building these craft - blueprints , books , websites ?

    :cheersGed
     
  30. Mindmax

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    Hi Ged,
    I have mainly used the 1:48 Bandai kit and upscaled it. I have also used all pictures I could find in the internet. I have seen the original Snowspeeder model at the Star Wars Indentities exhibition and made many pictures which I have used as a reference. Sure, my model is not a 100% copy of the original but it is as close to it as I could produce it. At the end I am very happy with the result and the overall look of my first Snowspeeder model. This is the reason why I have started a second Snowspeeder with open panels.
    Best regards,
    Mark
     
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  31. gedmac66

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    Thanks for your reply Mark .
    Please accept , it wasn’t my intention to criticise the accuracy of your models in asking about their reference material at all .
    I’m just very impressed ( slightly envious ) with your builds and how incredibly detailed and crisply finished they appear .
    Can’t wait to see them all painted up !

    :cheersGed
     
  32. Mindmax

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    Hi Ged,
    I did not understand your question as criticism. So everything is fine. I only wanted to list my references for you.
    I have measured everything over and over, some parts needed to be build twice because I made mistakes. When I put some parts together I have realized sometimes that they do not look good enough for the overall look.
    So far I have spent about 400 hours of work for the first model, almost everything is handmade. It wasn’t easy but fun!
    Many thanks for your friendly words and interest in my work!
     
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  34. Laspector

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    Hi, I am working on a couple of snowspeeders and I have a question I'm sure someone here can answer (didn't want to start a new thread just for one lil' ol' question).

    Question is this: I'm a little rusty on my aerodynamics-- when one of the flaps open on the top/back, does that cause that side of the ship to go up or down? I'm planning on mounting them at a banking angle and want to make sure I get the correct flap open.

    Sorry, not trying to derail or anything.
     
  35. joberg

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    Love the way you've taken the "open panel design" to another level! I always thought that those birds were more mangled than we had seen on screen.:)
     
  36. Mindmax

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    Sorry, I don‘t know.

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    Thank you Joberg!
     
  37. 13doctorwho

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    The first model is so incredible. I love the open battle damaged panels on the second version. If I recall correctly there was a version of the model that they blew off some panels to show battle damage. That's what this second model reminds me of. Great work!
     
  38. Mindmax

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    Many thanks for your friendly words! I am happy that you like my models!
     
  39. PAULH

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    Great model. Your attention to detail is amazing.
     
  40. Sabs

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    I would assume it would make the ship go up and to the side the panel is open on. But in real life, a panel like that would probably be ripped off by the wind if it opened like that, as in the hinge in the back. Basically making a parachute break. Thats why airplanes have them the other way around.
     
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    Dear PAULH,
    Many thanks!
     
  42. Mindmax

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    I have painted the first Snowspeeder and started the weathering. Parts are only taped not glued so far.

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  43. gedmac66

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    Those pictures of your 1st Snowspeeder look beautiful Mark , simply stunning .
    Why did you decide to post the photos on that site though , and not on here like the others ?
    Asking cause the other ‘ advertisements ‘ on that site are ‘ cough ‘ ... somewhat distracting !!! :lol ...
    also , why take them in Black & White ? .. Just curious ;)


    :cheersGed
     
  44. Mindmax

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    Hi Ged, the pictures are not black&white; there is just no colour at all. I have inserted just the link from my mobile. There is no possibility to post the picture directly.
    What do you mean with distracting? Does the link not bring you to my pictures directly? I do not see any advertisements.
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  45. gedmac66

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    Oh no ... each link shows a different photo of your Snowspeeder alright , but there are adverts for ‘ men seeking ladies ‘ type stuff as well on the same page/ site around your image !
    I have to admit the photos of the ladies are quite attractive also !;) . Thought you knew about that .


    Ged
     
  46. Mindmax

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    Haha, to bad I can’t see the ladies! Very strange! Thank you!
     
  47. gedmac66

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    No worries :thumbsup. Maybe you have to visit your links via a computer or tablet ( like I’m doing ) . Very pretty brunette & blonde young ladies :lol!

    Ged
     
  48. Mindmax

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    I assume that everybody should be happy than.
     
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  49. Mindmax

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    Ha- I could change the links to pics from a tablet! Best, Mark
     
  50. Mindmax

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    What do you think, should I put glas windows into the canopy or leave it as it is? Thank you for your input!
     
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