Studio Scale Snowspeeder 1:10 Scratchbuilt

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Mindmax, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. gedmac66

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    Hey ! , you’ve taken away that interesting picture ’ link ‘ !?:lol.

    Actually , I personally prefer you posting your update photos on here directly Mark .
    Using a tablet I can easily magnify the images , which I must say only enhances the incredible detail you’ve added to the cockpit interior ... , the rear engine , hell ! ... pretty much all of the ships detailing is absolutely , wonderfully crisp !:p

    As for windows , along with everything thing else in your build , that’s up to what you want mate .
    I think they’d add to the overall look of distressed , poorly maintained ( due to obvious circumstances ) vehicles - if they were slightly worn & weathered too . My $0.02 worth .

    :cheersGed

    p.s. Nitpicking here , but I can’t see any seat harnesses ? Kinda important seeing’s how Luke almost got ‘ squished ‘ because he was struggling to get out of them !;)
     
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  2. Mindmax

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    Many thanks Ged! This is very kind of you!

    With the glas I am still not sure but thanks for your input!

    With the seat harnesses you are right. The Cockpit ist still not finished. As well as the engines under the flaps in the back which still need to be built. I also want to improve the front of both laser cannons... You see, still a lot to do!

    Best,
    Mark
     
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  3. Mindmax

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  4. gedmac66

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    Cool picture :love ... The Speeders on remote control right ?:lol;)


    :cheersGed
     
  5. Mindmax

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    Haha, sure! Thank you!
     
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  6. gedmac66

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    Glad you ‘ got ‘ the joke my friend :)
     
  7. Mindmax

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  9. Jkirkon

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    That’s an amazing model!!
     
  10. 1badelement

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    Hey man, we need more full color pics of this beauty from the front/top/etc, interior cockpit as well. You've done a spectacular job here, def one of best Snowspeeders I've seen. Can't wait to see some updates on the other one you're finishing up too, hopefully with plenty of detail pics.... ya gonna paint that one orange, right? Great job, dude.
     
  11. Mindmax

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    Many thanks!

    Mark
     
  12. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot! I have already posted more pictures above. They are coloured too but the model shows no colours there. The cockpit is still not ready but I will send pictures of it in the future. The second Snowspeeder will be orange, you are right. I will post pictures here as soon as I find time to work on it.
    Mark
     
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  13. Mindmax

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  14. 1badelement

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    Man that looks great, fantastic job!
     
  15. Mindmax

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    Many thanks!
    Mark
     
  16. joberg

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    Pro-Job for sure: the look, the details...we've a winner here:thumbsup
     
  17. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot joberg! This is very kind of you!
     
  18. Galactican

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    Excellent job!
     
  19. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  20. Blofeld111068

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    Great job mind max close my eyes and takes me right back to the original film

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
  21. Mindmax

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    Many thanks for this nice compliment!
     
  22. ecl

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    Beautiful work! And the snowspeeder is also my personal favorite SW vehicle :D
     
  23. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot! I have several favorite SW vehicles but started with the Snowspeeder because I thought it‘s not so hard to built. What a mistake...
     
  24. t2sides

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    Mindmax, What a FANTASTIC Job!! That's a lot of work to create, and you nailed it very, very nicely!!! Looks like it's ready to be on camera! Congrats!
     
  25. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot for your kind words! Yes, it was really a lot of work which I have not thought about at the beginning. And you never really know how it comes out at the end. I am happy that you like my Snowspeeder!
    Mark
     
  26. Mindmax

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    Hi guys,

    at last I have added the red markings, finalized the flaps + engines and built in the cockpit glas. I hope you like it!

    Best regards,

    Mark

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  27. gedmac66

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    Absolutely stunning and brilliantly finished model my friend .
    Thank you for sharing this and congratulations on it’s completion.
    Looking forward to seeing what your next inspired build will be.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (y)!

    Ged
     
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  28. Mindmax

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    Hi Ged,
    Many thanks for your friendly compliments!
    The next project will be just the already started Snowspeeder with open panels. I will keep you updated.
    I wish you and your family also a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Mark
     
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  29. bigpetr

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    Beautiful christmas and Happy new Year to you too.

    Fabulouse work you did.
     
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  30. Mindmax

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    Thanks a lot! I wish you a very Merry Christmas too and a Happy New Year!
     
  31. Lear60man

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    Late reply. If the top right flap popped up it would act as a speed brake and cause that side to go down because in atmospheric flight, it would destroy lift. Most complex aircraft (and gliders) have speed brakes/ground spoilers. On my plane I can pull a handle and hydraulicly pop 2 boards per wing in the air symmetrically. On the ground upon landing, all four boards get popped and an additional 2 boards thus 6 boards total destroying all lift so the plane doesnt go bouncing down the runway when you are trying to land.

    Back on topic....amazing build you have there. Very clean, I would have a problem painting it as there is something beautiful with the bare bones of a SS model.
     
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  32. Mindmax

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  33. Mindmax

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    Another shot!

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  34. Treadwell

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    That looks fantastic!

    About the aerodynamic performance: what Lear60man said is true. Unfortunately, in the film they behave the opposite way, at least in that helicopter shot when two of them peel off when looking for Han and Luke. Oops. ;)

    edit: whoops, it isn't that shot, it's a few shots during the battle.
     
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  35. Lear60man

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    I take back my earlier statement about not painting it....you just turned it up to 11.
     
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  36. Mindmax

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    Many thanks! And regarding the flaps too. They are moveable and I will follow it with the next pictures!
     
  37. Rick Deckard

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    One of my unfinished projects... Very, very nice!!

    Adolfo
     
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  38. Mindmax

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    Thank you!
     
  39. Stormy320

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    Wow - that’s just looks superb. The build and the paint.

    Not to hijack - but the life size speeders always looked different than the studio models and didn’t match correctly to me. Maybe it was just the paint.
     
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  40. Mindmax

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    Many thanks!
     
  41. joberg

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    Beauty for sure, love the fact that you've put actual windows in there:cool::cool::cool:
     
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  42. Laspector

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    Yeah, the more you actually think about it, that is correct. I had always gone with action of putting your hand out a moving car window. You tilt your hand up--it rises. I had never taken into account the fact that your hand's weight is supported by your arm. Without that support, you're right, your hand would fall. The action of the flap raising on the snowspeeder might would only work if the ship actually had something supporting it's weight. Without that support, the flap would indeed act as a brake and cause that side to lower. Seems ILM never took that into consideration either!

    That's what I love about this place -- I always learn stuff!!

    However, maybe they did consider it. Since SW vehicles don't really use lift but instead some kind of anti gravity generator or something. It might indeed work for the snowspeeder. I mean, let's face it, none of these ships could really fly by our idea of lift, could they? They all seem to have vertical take off capabilities. Yeah, I know people have built RC planes and gliders and stuff that work, but they never really look correct. I'm talking full size lift capable vehicles.
     
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  43. SofaKing01

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    Absolutely brilliant!
     
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