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Default 1/48 Crashed Snowspeeder - Star Wars Battlefront Inspired

Seems like it's been months since I've been here . . . busy summer I guess doing anything but modelling. But wanted to have something to enter in a show in two weeks, so, banged through this one.

Inspired by a picture promoting the new star wars battlefront game, I wanted to recreate the scene using the new Bandai Snowspeeder.

I'm really torn on how to compare this to the Fine Molds one. The detail, hands down MUCH better on this than the fine molds . . . which I never thought I'd say. But kit construction/engineering . . . it doesn't go together NEARLY as nice as the FM kit did. Mostly on the side areas where the gun and engines are. It's a pretty crappy way of constructing it to be honest.

Cockpit detail is really nice.

Anyways, on to this build. My first time ever doing a scene, or diorama, or whatever you want to call it.

So used expanding foam, then, while it was curing, took the snowspeeder (wrapped in plastic wrap), and dragged it through creating the scar in the snow.

Then covered it all with spackle.

Carved out my spot further where the snowspeeder would come to rest.

I had a lot of fun cracking the cockpit glass. Using a scribing tool, I carved in the spiderweb crack in the front, and in a few other panels . . then just took the side cutters and chunked away some glass and let nature run it's course.

Inside the cockpit, the pilots needed to be repositioned. So had to chop their arms off.

Then repositioned them to have them slumped over . . and even gave one a broken arm and let it hang down.

After that came the scary part. Permanently sinking that snowspeeder in, and spackling it into the scene.

After that dried (and cracks filled with silicone glue) . . . . I tried out some Woodland Scenics snow. Looked pretty good, but . . . it let a lot of the colour of the spackle through which had an offwhite creamy colour. So, took some of my son's acrylic paint from the dollar store. Squirted on a bunch of white and a few drops of royal blue to get a real light robin's egg blue thing going . . to give the snow a cold look.

Then, taking the advice of the guys from the model railway store . . . I mixed up a concoction of white glue and water. (they suggested 50/50 . . . I ended up using probably closer to 20 glue, 80 water). Put it in a spray bottle, and soaked it all.

Sprinkled on the snow . . . didn't look bad . . . but . . wasn't quite the look I was going for. Leaving that snow on, I sprayed it again . . . got it good and soaking wet. Sprinkled on more snow.

That kinda created a more wet/packed snow look . . . more what I was going for.

Then took a mix of that glue solution, and a few flakes, and tried to brush on a slushy mix on the front of the speeder and the underside. In some places I felt I worked, and I was happy. In some, not so much. Still left it a little granulated. So I might scrape it off and try again, but . . . I'm woried I'll f' this up.

Anywyas . . . . here are the pics. Comments and criticisms more than welcome!!

Thanks for looking!













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Old 10-13-2015, 08:03 PM
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nice work!
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Love it
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:28 PM
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Very cool! Nice job on both the speeder and the snow.

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Definitely cool, nice work!
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Great snow effect as well!!
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