Master Replicas Snow Speeder RefurbishThese guys have come to be in desperate need of some TLC. In addition to missing parts, there are several large sections of the hull that have broken away and been lost.
The main hull has been opened up and most of the cleanup done. Now I
need to go in and rebuild the underside and create the internal
gizmos that make he thing fly. (I haven't started the clean up on the
air brake area yet). BTW: I intentionally avoided looking up the value
of a Master Replicas Snowspeeder, I figured knowing that number might
have made it harder to hack into the hull...
Detailing the inside of the open panels. I always worry about just
throwing parts at a project, I want to avoid it looking like a bunch of
random pieces just filling the empty spaces. I tried to work out a
internal logic and reason for each of the parts, one pipe supplies
coolant, another is a return. This is a control panel with electrical
conduit going in and out, etc.
(Click on the picture to for Hi-Res Link)
This could very well be a first: I had set a goal for the weekend, and
have achieved that goal, the air brakes are done! After opening up the
holes I wasn't very happy with the results and worried myself sick about
getting them cleaned up and looking acceptable. I won't point out the
places where I fear I've failed, but am overall pleased with the result.
This one will be a more or less straight refurb, I'll add some detail and pilots
This one is in much worse shape. I've torn it down to it's shell so I can cut into the hull and
create open panels, it all goes well you'll be able to see its' frame and internal workings.