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#1 Ira

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:13 AM

AT Speeder!

 

I thought it would be Fun to mix up the AT-AT and the Snow Speeder. They are very different scales, the AT-AT is close to HO Scale and the Snow Speeder is 25th scale. The pilots from the AT-AT would be about 3/4 of an inch tall the Snow Speeder Pilots are about 3 inches tall.
Looks like an original Snow Speeder from the 1970's, the poor old box is almost worn out.

 

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I started by cutting off the Snow Speeder Wings.

 

 

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I was going to use these Wings on the Vette Jet but I ended up making New Vette Jet Wings so these Wings will go back on the Speeder.

 

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More Coming... :lol:


Edited by Ira, 01 August 2014 - 05:55 AM.


#2 Ira

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

They're Back!

I used a large sanding block to sand the edge of each section flat. I tried to sand them in such a way that the sides fit together even and flat. Zap-A-Gap, Green Label, was used the glue the body panels together.

 

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The Wing Sections are now new Body Sections. Here it is with the top in place.

 

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Rear View...

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 30 April 2014 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

I see the juices are strong with this one.  Go Ira !



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

Hmmmm.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:55 AM

Top Mods!

 

I felt the visibility from the cockpit was somewhat limited so I decided to do a little cutting and carving. I marked the areas that I wanted to remove.

 

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Here is the rear view. I used a Cut-Off Wheel to make the main cuts then an X-axto knife to clean up. Next I used Sanding Boards and files to even up the lines.

 

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I also removed the forward window post.  Now the drivers visibility is much better.

 

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More Coming...



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:02 AM

I see the juices are strong with this one.  Go Ira !

 

Thanks Ray!

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:49 AM

Cannon Bulkheads!

I'm using the tops of the Cannon Bulkheads to add detail on the sides. I'm not going to use the Cannon Mounts, so that the pieces will lay flat on the body. I glued the Flap in place and cut down the piece as shown.


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Here are the pieces glued down flat, in place.


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Both sides done...


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

Hmmmm.

 

 

Hmmmm!

B)



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:01 AM

Front Bulkhead Mods!

 

I'm going to mount the Front Bulkhead Top a little lower than the Rear Bulkhead Top. So, I removed the Mounting Ridges from the Body and the back side of the Tops.

 

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Then I cut the Top Pieces as shown. I am not using the Cannon Mounting Pieces, so the Tops will lie Flat on the body.

 

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I attached the upper sections first, then I measured and cut the lower sections. After a little more fitting and sanding I glued the Pieces in place as shown.

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:40 AM

Here we go again! Looks great, Ira.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:47 AM

Speeder Underbody!

 

I am making an Underbody for the AT Speeder with sheet plastic. I did the measuring and drew the cut lines.

 

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I cut out the Underbody with an X-acto Knife and a Steel Ruler. You just pull the Knife along the Ruler a few times then break off the excess. It's like cutting glass...

 

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Here it is glued in place.

 

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I also cut out two triangle shapes from sheet plastic. These filled the two triangular areas in the front.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:39 AM

WIDER!
 

 

I decided to make the AT-AT Legs two inches wider. The Legs will fit just inside of the AT Speeder Body. I started by cutting the Leg Mounts in half.

 

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I cut some one inch lengths of plastic tubing that fit over both ends of the cuts.

 

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Then I attached the Tubing with Zap-A-Gap, CA Glue. The front unit is finished. Next I'll do the same to the rear unit.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:51 AM

That's Wide  Enough...

 

Here are both front and rear Drive Units with the one inch tubing in place.

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 06 May 2014 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

Here we go again! Looks great, Ira.

 

Thanks Hugh!

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

LOWER!

 

This is the Underside of the AT-AT. I cut off the tops of the Drive Unit Mounts with a Cut-Off Wheel. I removed about 1/4" of plastic so the Legs will fit 1/4" higher up into the body.

 

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Using a Drum Sander I rounded the top of the mounting area.

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 06 May 2014 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

Interesting...love how your mind works, Ira! :)

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:59 AM

Drive Units!

 

The AT-AT Underbody is a little too long for the AT Speeder so I cut about 3/4 inch off the back end.

 

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The Rear Drive Unit was also a little long so I cut some off the end.

 

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Here are the Drive Units glued in place on the Underbody. I moved the Front Drive Unit a little forward to increase the wheel base.

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 07 May 2014 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

Save That!

 

I decided to use the Rear Section of the AT-AT Underbody that I cut off. I'm going to use it on the front of the AT-AT Underbody. I also added a strip of plastic so I can glue the screen in place later.

 

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Here is the Rear Section and the Strip glued in place. This will be an Intake Vent in the front of the AT Speeder.

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

WOW IRA!!

GO Man GO!!

Got any sketches of what this is going to look like,...

Or is all right up ..(tapping forehead emoticon).. there

Cheers Scratch



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

Wicked!