My first Landspeeder.

Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by Zeebeest, May 25, 2013.

  1. Zeebeest

    Zeebeest New Member


    I started building a Landspeeder from plans I found on the web.
    After some building it didn't turn out the way I wanted.
    The straight panels were curving and the details didn't come out that well.

    So I started over, but this time doing it my way.

    As you can see I addded some ridgidity with foamcore struds to help keep the straight panels nice and straight.

    Mayby it is frowned upon but it helps me get some results for the moment.
    The model is coming along nicely, except for the dirty look.
    I tend to get a lot of glue on my fingers.

    I 'll hope to get some more pictures to you very soon.

    As always, any response will be grately appreciated.

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  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

  3. Zeebeest

    Zeebeest New Member


    Silver... Seeing your Landspeeder is so depressing. And I mean that in a good way.

    It's the first time I really try scratch building, apart from a droppod, and I really suck at it.

    Seeing your work and that of a few others, ah man!

    Got to stick with it! Practice makes art right.

    Thanks for the support.
  4. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    This is the reason that I do my build threads, to help others make better models. Keep at it and you will get there. My background after paper, was styrene scratch building and that transferred over to paper readily. The majority of the paper models can be made using sheet styrene, instead of paper. The way I make it work, is that I laminate my parts to styrene thickness and then treat paper like sheet styrene. Enjoy and go for it. Remember, that the name of the game around here, is to enjoy what the craft has to offer. See you around the forum.
  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I used to feel that way, when seeing Silveroxide's work. Now, I know he does it on purpose, so I don't feel so bad! :eek::p:twisted:
  6. Euw

    Euw New Member

    It looks good. Where did you find it?
  7. Zeebeest

    Zeebeest New Member


    Finished a couple of pieces for my Landspeeder.

    They don't look quite the way they should, but still, I'm sticking with it.

    I have a question.

    How do you make shure the edges stay sharp.
    If you score them they have a small gap in them (and I score very gently).

    As always,
    any response will be greatly appreciated.


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  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Try using a rounded needle or dulled blade to score with, what youre after is to make the bend, not cut the paper.
  9. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Depending on the look I want, I will use the edge of a steel ruler and bend the printed part on the edge of the ruler. I also use flat pliers that do not have serrated surface and clamp it down while I bend it at the bending point. Play around with objects around the house. Even a piece of wood with sharp corners work real good too and is cheaper than buying special tools. Keep it up and waiting too see the results. See you around the forum.
  10. Zeebeest

    Zeebeest New Member



    I've been working on my landspeeder some more and it starts looking like one now.

    Still making alot of mistakes but keeping them in mind, I'll do beter next time.

    Just have to detail the bottom and add a few details (and weapons of course) and it'll be ready to paint (hopefully next week).

    Thanks for the response.

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  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is really starting to come together nicely.
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Looking the wrong way...

    It looks very good! :thumb: :thumb: :cool: It took me a while to figure out that it's NOT a Star Wars Landspeeder, is that right? If I misunderstood it and it IS from Star Wars, then I humbly beg your pardon.
    One more answer to your question: to make the edges look sharp, you can try NOT to use tabs. Many of the builders/modelers here do not use them, but it's a matter of choice. :thumb:
    Keep up the great work!
  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Your model has really come along really well. Very nice! :)
  14. SirGavvin

    SirGavvin New Member

  15. wm228

    wm228 New Member

    Indeed your model has come along well Keep up the good job

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