where to find a studio scale snowspeeder?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by MXM, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. MXM

    MXM Jr Member

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    Reviewing some old threads and seen a few studio scale snowspeeders, where to find them? My favorite ship in all of star wars. Anyone can point me the right direction?
     
  2. 3phase

    3phase Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if Mike (mslz22) still does them. Steve has them on his site but not cheap.
     
  3. MXM

    MXM Jr Member

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    thanks for the reply:)
     
  4. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Be aware that the Master Replicas (in case you would take one already built) is 3/4 studio scale, as I recall.
     
  5. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am remolding the snowspeeder for Steve. It will be available thru him but cast and shipped by me at some point in the next couple of months.
     
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  6. edspaged2

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    I know of this kit but it's a lil bit smaller than studio scale http://www.nexus-models.com/building-a-snowspeder-kit.html

    Hi Mike, I was unaware you had a website. Could you please send me a link?
     
  7. Guy Cowen

    Guy Cowen Sr Member

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    Its a blinding kit and well worth every Penny
     
  8. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    I so wanted the Master Replicas, until I found out it was sub-scaled.

    I'll be interested in these new castings, but I have a question: Has anyone thought about making a mixed media kit for this. Meaning that the main body panels are either acrylic or styrene, with resin details. I ask as I have to many problems with resin sag over the years :-/
     
  9. jayroth

    jayroth Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've often thought about this as well. If not the actual parts, perhaps 1:1 paper patterns, for those of us who can do this portion ourselves?
     
  10. MonsieurTox

    MonsieurTox Master Member

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    Lee, I think if you make a good armature and inner frame that should not be a problem, the original were 100% resin and they're still in good shape (cant see any sagging issue ?) after 37 years ?
     
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  11. mslz22

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    The one thing to keep in mind about the full resin kit is that it really starts to pick up some rigidity once you start to add parts on to the upper hull, the brake boxes and gun thingys run 90 degrees to each other and really start you off in the right direction with that lamination effect.

    Once those are attached there is some very logical places to reinforce the upper body with either aluminum or acrylic or even plywood.

    When the top is nice and strong with all that, the bottom kind of takes care of itself.

    mike
     
  12. mofo77

    mofo77 Well-Known Member

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    i have one of these kits,not built yet but super accurate and resin castings are of the highest quality.expensive but worth it.
     
  13. ShockTrooper

    ShockTrooper Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get one of these kits?
     
  14. merkava74

    merkava74 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What he said.
     
  15. Enhancer4004

    Enhancer4004 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would be interested in one of these kits as well.

    Thanks
     
  16. mslz22

    mslz22 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I made a new set of molds for the Nice_N one in the spring, but have only cast 1 out of them, so they are still brand new. Let me check with Steve about when they will be available again.
     
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  17. Enhancer4004

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    Excellent Mike, that would be great!

    Thanks
     

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