Thanks for commenting. I guess I derive the most pleasure from translating my favorite elements from the films into something slightly askew.
This was a complex project, primarily because the Snowspeeder is a much more complex design than the previous vehicles that I've made. I started with a rectangular box for the c0ckpit, and then built the rest of structure from there.Work in Progress
Basic construction (assembled, puttied, and sanded):
Panels and detailing (thin styrene and odds and ends):
Now, I had my concept Luke figure, but I needed another pilot. So, I took this as an opportunity to make another alien...in this case, a Mon Calamari!
The head is sculpted from Apoxie Sculpt, with some wire whiskers added for effect. The base figure is a Gondorian soldier from Lord of the Rings, and the hands are from a Stan Winston Studios monster figure. The outfit is fabric and leather, and the flak vest bric-a-brac is from the fodder bin.The Final Snowspeeder
The snowspeeder was hand painted with acrylics, and the weathering and battle damage was achieved with both washes and drybrushing.
Thanks for looking!