building my own snowspeeder

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

  1. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Looks great, the pilots don't need arms or hands, they have the FORCE! :)
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    ok...but what when there is no force?..:)

    When you look sideways into the cocpit it's no prob.
    but when looking from above it looks a little.........empty
  3. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Dude, make the arms and hands, you won't regret it. ;)
  4. RagDaddy

    RagDaddy Member

    Wouldn't worry about the height problem - looks like the gunner/harpooner in the back is looking down a sight.
  5. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    It's done...
    the bottem is closed..

    The first pilot is re-glued and fits now better.

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  6. leofirebrand

    leofirebrand Member

    One of the things I love about your builds is you show detail shots for a while and I forget how big the model is. Then I see screenshots like these and remember this thing is huge. Also, if you cant figure out a solution for the arms and legs dont worry if I remember correctl ILM had the same problem because I think their models did not have legs either.
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    today i folded a leg.
    but when i install it in the cocpit his legs is..hum...near his neck :)
    so i try something else, and when that doesn;t look good it will be a footless pilot.

    The pilots from ILM had no legs but a mainfram which carried the whole snowspeeder.

    And ILM build the pilots for the shots needed..(side view)
    My snowspeeder will be looked all around so also in the cockpit and then would something like legs needed.


    i think i have the legs :)
    it's an illusion...but i think that it works

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  8. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    ok how i did my leg illusion :)
    first i found the legs i needed with my friend google..
    and i have found the legs of luke.

    i cut them out..
    folded them in the middle and stapled them.
    then bend the 2 legs..

    and i think it will do the trick.
    because it is a detail where nobody will look at..i think, because everybody expects that there will be legs.

    for the final picture look above reply when installed.

    what do you think?

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  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That is modeling! Excellent! Unglaublich!! :)
  10. RagDaddy

    RagDaddy Member

    Wow! Wouldn't have thought of that!!!! Very very convincing!!!!
  11. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    Ausgezeichnet! Truly, a wonderfully simple solution. Congrats!
  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Nicely solved now for arms
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    The pilots look FANTASTIC!!!
    That is a very ingenious way of solving a problem, and YES, it works very well. If you had not said how you had done such, I would have thought that you had put in a full set of legs.
    Keep up the GREAT work.
  14. treadhead1952

    treadhead1952 Member


    I just found this one and your work is truly awesome. Overcoming all these little problems just keeps moving the build along to more impressive detailing. Looking forward to watching this all come together.
  15. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Nice legs! Not you, Dnalor, the pilot!
    A clever solution!
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    :)..ah...i thought you were talking about my legs...duh :-D

    Today i glued the side-panels to it..
    They didn't fit nice. i will have to fill it up and hope that when i glue the wings to it..
    That the angle is ok.

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  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    I'm working the wings.
    And instead of following the building instructions..
    i do it my way..:)
    my plan is..

    i cut the upper halfs (front and back).
    attached them together and glued them to the carton.
    After that...i didn't figure that out..but i'm working on that :)

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  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Ok...the top of wing 1 is ready.
    It looks ok...fits nice...
    the small nose part looks like it's a little small..strange..maybe because of the thinckness of the carton.

    Now i have to figure out how to do the belly side of the wing.
    But doesn't look the wing large?

    or is that because there isn't the engine and gun on it?..

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  19. RagDaddy

    RagDaddy Member

    Looking at this one:


    the wing and nose look just right
    Tonino likes this.
  20. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The wings look great. The whole ship looks as like it's being fitted ! Great job! :)

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