Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuilt

Mindmax

Active Member
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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eagle1

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RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
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
 

Mindmax

Active Member
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
 

DeLano80

Well-Known Member
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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

Mindmax

Active Member
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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

JediMichael

Sr Member
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

Very nice. I love the Turbolaser Diorama as well.
 
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JediMichael

Sr Member
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.
 

Mindmax

Active Member
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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

JediMichael

Sr Member
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.
 

gedmac66

Sr Member
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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

:cheersGed
 

Bigturc

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Re: Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuild

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

Mindmax

Active Member
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
Many thanks! Good to hear that it was worth the work.
 

Laspector

Sr Member
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?
 

Mindmax

Active Member
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?
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.
 

Laspector

Sr Member
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!!
 
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