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Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:08 AM

I just finished this old MPC/AMC-ERTL Speeder bike and scout trooper build for the star wars group build.  Compared to what Ive seen of the Bandai kit, this one is rough!   But I'm not one of those "rivet counting-seam destroyer" guys, and really only removed the seams that would be visible in the finished model.

 

 Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike build...finished by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike build...finished by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike build...finished by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike build...finished by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

The base is make from a decades old slice from a walnut tree that my mom found in the back of her closet a few years back.  It is roughly three inches thick.  I covered it with celluclay to begin the groundwork.  The fallen log is an actual broken branch from the peach tree in my backyard.  I think I want to remove the tall grass shoots and replace them with some forest dwelling ferns.....

 

Justin

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:06 AM

That is way too cool.  Fantastic!

Toshi

  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Canada
Posted by hellwarrior on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:26 AM

Good work Justin. I was planning to buy the Bandaï model and do what you have done with the wooden base. It's a very good idea.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:57 PM

There are peaches in Pa?. Nice speeder bike sir.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, February 17, 2017 12:11 PM

armornut

There are peaches in Pa?. Nice speeder bike sir.

 

 

 

 

despite all my effort, no there aren't... I have resigned myself to believI got that it is a tree whose ancestors once bore peaches....

 

lol

Thanks everyone for the compliments!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:32 PM

LOL, even if there aren't peaches in Pa., you still have a very cool model. Don't feel to bad, I'm from Idaho and live in Washington, can't grow potatoes or apples.

we're modelers it's what we do

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