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The Jakku Desert speeder Version 1.0 & 2.0

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  • From: Sweden
The Jakku Desert speeder Version 1.0 & 2.0
Posted by Tiking on Monday, September 26, 2016 8:04 AM

Ok fellows. Here is my version of the desert speeder from the new Star Wars film I mentioned earlier before. As I mentioned before, the base of this speeder was a toy version that I bought for spare parts. After seeing the Jakku speeder version put on the net, I got inspired to do a similar model but, as always, I tend to go one-step-further in my builds.

Here is the toy version, compared to the the toy version, to the real model from the film. I like the version seen for a some seconds in the desert when Rey is flying through the desert on her own speeder. As you can see below the toy version isn't all that fantastic:

 

 

Now this version of Finn's speeder, above, is ok but I did not like the gun mounts. So I had to removed them. Secondly, the thickness of the bars or braces were also a concern. They did not look good to the naked eye. So I had to completely removed them by sawing them off. I opened up the engine exhaust holes at the rear and added styrene tubings over the original bracings to hide the clumpy and glossy look of the bracings.

 

The one from the movie, below,  is more slender in terms of the bracing work. I like that.

 

 

The short screen capture of the one from the movie:

 

 

The netting was made of Tamiya tamiya tape. I simply used a piece of brass wire as the frame and litterally weaved the tape around and across the frame. That simple. I just love the Tamiya tapes or Scotch brand tape. As we all know that they actually make the Tamiya tapes.

I decided I wanted to make my speeder more interesing by adding some kind of equipment in the cockpit. Don't ask me what they do but since the the Jakku speeder was build by scavenging parts, then it shouldn't matter what was used or what the various parts do. Just use your imagination.

So the end results is what you see in the pics. This might not fit right with you Die-Hard Star Wars fans but just think of it as another Jakku Speeder upgrade. Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, September 26, 2016 8:33 AM

nice job, it looks like it was cobbled together as you would expect from a junk planet.

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Posted by Tiking on Monday, September 26, 2016 12:37 PM

Thanks rob.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:50 AM

Now that's some nice work, proof of what you can do with improving a toy into a decent model! Great job there on the webbing and I love the chipped worn paint you've done where boots would scuff it off from climbing on and off her. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:48 AM
Thank you for looking in. Glad you liked the subtle differences.
Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, September 30, 2016 10:10 PM

Nice job, looks like it could be a high speed stretcher for battle casualties.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, September 30, 2016 11:58 PM
Hi speed stretcher...funny. thanks.
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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:56 PM

Very nice upgrade from a toy. Well done with the build, paint and weathering.

 

 

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, October 02, 2016 9:17 PM
Much appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:06 PM

Version 2.0:

 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, January 25, 2019 12:41 AM

Nicely done, very good job on your model.

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:21 AM

Thank you Rob.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 25, 2019 10:08 AM

Fantastic!!! Not sure if I like this compact model or the earlier dragster model better, they're both super cool! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Tiking on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:29 PM

I understand. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 25, 2019 4:54 PM

Let me be sure I understand all I know about this build of yours. You took a Star Wars toy speeder, applied your modeling skills and weathering techniques and scratch-building talent to make a one-of-a-kind Star Wars what-if. Am I correct? I mean you went to Target, to their Star Wars section of the toy department, and bought the toy, right? What a concept! What a great idea! I think I need to look into this further.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:54 AM

fotofrank

Let me be sure I understand all I know about this build of yours. You took a Star Wars toy speeder, applied your modeling skills and weathering techniques and scratch-building talent to make a one-of-a-kind Star Wars what-if. Am I correct? I mean you went to Target, to their Star Wars section of the toy department, and bought the toy, right? What a concept! What a great idea! I think I need to look into this further.

 

 

You are correct. Although, I bought it in a supermarket here in Sweden :) 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:04 PM

Imagination plus skillful hands allows thinking outside the box to turn a mass produced toy into a handsome unique model nicely done.

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Posted by Tiking on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:30 PM

Est.1961

Imagination plus skillful hands allows thinking outside the box to turn a mass produced toy into a handsome unique model nicely done.

 

 

Thank you kindly.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't
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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, February 01, 2019 6:19 AM

That's incredible! Now you have me looking at my kid's toybox....

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Posted by Tiking on Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:43 PM

UnwaryPaladin

That's incredible! Now you have me looking at my kid's toybox....

 

 

Hahaha! 

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Posted by LonCray on Monday, February 04, 2019 3:22 PM

The colors make me think you need a third one with Gulf racing livery with a little more orange in the red.  Gorgeous work, as always!

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:18 AM

LonCray

The colors make me think you need a third one with Gulf racing livery with a little more orange in the red.  Gorgeous work, as always!

 

 

I think I know what you mean. The color scheme remind you of the team colors of the real one in the Le Mans, right? 

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Posted by LonCray on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:34 PM

Yes, exactly.  It's that light blue.  

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Posted by Tiking on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 1:20 PM

LonCray

Yes, exactly.  It's that light blue.  

 

Got it. 

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