building my own snowspeeder

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    She's been greebled to life! Looks absolutely stunning. I like the hand drawn touch ups. It really personalizes the model :)
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    :) thanks..

    I'm trying to get a little of details on the ship..
    now i'm working on the large triangle panels where the breakingflaps are glued to.
    To get a little detail on it..
  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Yes the first side is ready..
    i think..all that greeble-stuff you almost don't see..

    But i think this looks nice enough.


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  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That's the thing with greeblin', you see a part of a ship, not a paper model. That's the difference. It just takes the whole model over the top.
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This component does not look like paper at all.
    The amount of realism and detail that you put into your models is OUTSTANDING!!!
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Well i have to admit i also used 2 paperclips and a little piece of alu foil.

    But the rest is paper :)
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    No...not ready
    i did 1 flap a little wrong.

    i need to reposition 1 flap (right)
    but overall it looks great :)
    better then i expected


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  8. F131

    F131 Member

    She looks fracking amazing!
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    ok the rightside flap repaired.
    was easier then i thought..
    just cut to part loose and bend and reglue. :)

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  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Looks fine. When I first worked on real aircraft, I was kind shocked to see how out of shape things could get. I love the trim tab you bend my hand on the older Cessna 173's. That was downright scary! That method is used on a lot of craft, including new ones still. You can just make it out on the attached picture, bottom piece sticking out of rudder. I never liked these planes, they are not stable, stall way to violently, so do the 172's, feels like your stiffing on a horizontal poll, fall backwards, then snap forwards. You could never get a Piper Warrior to do that, it would just stand on it's tail, while you worked the rudder pedals like you were pedaling a bicycle. So, any was, I guess what I am trying to say is, don't make it too perfect! (having owned 7 or 8 Mercedes Benz's, currently a 1973 450SL, I know that's hard for some German people to do, not make something "perfect". :)

  11. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    tHAT'S why i've got a car..
    nothing to bend :)

    i've started with the cooling ribs on the back.
    i'm going to build them with a cardboard sandwich.
    a picture comes..but at the moment i have a little problem with my smartphone.
  12. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    FINALLY..i found a picture-camera :)

    in the meanwhile i build the cooling ribs
    just like the wings of Loenf his tie fighter.
    corrugated-cardboard with kellogs cardboard sandwich

    They feel very sturdy..the color i'm still thinking about but i think this is final
    Now i'm working for the mechanism for the harpoon cable.


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  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Today finally ready with the first cooling ribs.
    installed but they are not very stable..
    so i think i have to hotglue them when they fall off


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  14. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    I couldn't even make a title for this comment. "OOOW" has been used many times, but doesn't make justice at all to everything you have accomplished so far.
    I am a newbie both in this hobby and here, but seeing not only the level of detail, but how you did it as well, just keeps me in awe, for you don't keep your knowledge to yourself, sharing it with us all.
    Although words won't express what I think may be the feelings of many here, let me just say: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC JOB!

    Greetings from Brazil!
  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    No more cooling ribs..:)
    Now can i start with thinking about the 2 engines somehow they look small..

    But that is something for monday :)


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  16. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow, like Rhaven said, it does not look like it's made of paper. It look like your building a snow speeder!! The panels look like some kind of aluminum alloy to me. great work!! :)
  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    It looks like a studio model. Just imagine how Star Wars would have looked if they had used paper models for shooting :mrgreen:.
  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    one Paper-tastic movie :)
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    FANTASTIC build Dnalor. Goed gedaan!
  20. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Ugh I'm completely stunned.......

    This snowspeeder looks.... beyond fantastic.

    The level of detail is just amazing and as others said before, it doesn't look like paper at all !! You sure you didn't buy this model from George Lucas thrue e-bay ? :)

    A great motivator this, to see what is possible.

    Heel erg mooi gemaakt dnalor, petje af :thumb:


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