Well folks, here I am again, and this time I present to you...
The ARATECH 74-Z SPEEDER BIKE!
This model was made because I did not like the official model. It was inspired by the one made by one of our fellow MOCpages members, Brickdoctor, but I'm not so fond of limbs that have to be removed to seat vehicles: I regularly put figures onto vehicles, and then take them off again and put them soemwhere else on display, or use them for a MOC. It's a pain to have to remove the limbs each time, and while Brickdoctor's was just perfect enough in design, I wanted to make one that suited my needs.
You'll see that two parts of this speeder bike were Brickdoctor's design: most of the back (the way the backpack is placed, as well as the sides surrounding that. I added another cheese slope so it looked more like an accurate seat. Other than that, I also used his way of placing the "outriggers" on the front. (You'll see that if you read through, I even have a picture of all schematics - showing the accuracy.) His blaster underneath the speeder bike was similair to the design I was thinking of, but I mention it anyways. Credit to BRICKDOCTOR for some parts, like I said.
Enjoy it, and please let me know what you think of it: CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM is well appreciated! I made a vignette purely as a test for Endor and display purpose, but I just used it for some pictures, as it was torn into pieces thereafter.
About this creation
74-Z Speeder Bike
Manufacturer: Aratech Repulsor Company
Model: 74-Z Speeder Bike
Length: 3 meters/4.4 meters/4.9 meters
Maximum speed: 360 to 500 km/h
Maximum attitude: 25 meters
Armament: Light blaster cannon (1)
Crew: Pilot (1)
Cargo capacity: 3 to 4 kilograms
Consumables: 1 day
"This model of the 74-Z Speeder Bike was the militairy version. It was used during the Clone Wars, but more often during the Galactic Civil War. During that time period, the pilots were scout troopers, also known as biker scouts, referring to their roles as the pilots for the 74-Z Speeder Bikes. They played a major role during the Battle of Endor, when the Rebel Alliance attacked the shield bunker located on that planet, which generated the shields for the second Death Star."
The side of the speeder bike is visible here, where you can see many parts of it.
Here is a front view of the speeder bike, with most part of the outriggers visible.
Oh, you still don't know what the outriggers are? You should have looked at the schematics, it's the SECOND picture you see on this page, excluding the main photo.
Close-up on the light blaster cannon.
This is something that the official version didn't have. I mean, that's just ridiculous: a speeder bike without a weapon is like a sword without a blade.
And the front again..
Make sure not to get those steering vanes stuck into your head,
it could get pretty harmful if you're not careful with these things. The ends are surprisingly pointy, even if it seems like they're not.
Here we find the back of the speeder bike, just like you'll see on the next picture.
Yes, the design for the backpack area and the sides were made by Brickdoctor: credit to him, it was too good not to use it on this here.
The back view again, but then on the other side... Am I talking a bit too much?
Fine, I'll shut up for now...
It can be split up into four parts.
Yes, I also made a vignette for it: just a test for my upcoming Endor, to find a good tree design. This tree was decent, but didn't suit my needs yet: I want a larger design, but we'll come across that in future Endor (testing) vignettes.
Bonus pic: the very bottom of the speeder bike.
Well, that's it for now folks. Hope you liked this one,
I've got alot more stuff coming.
So like I said, I've got alot more stuff coming, mostly things that are still in the make. I'm currently working on designs for multiple Armored Jedi (SWTOR) and Sith Inquisitors (SWTOR), as well as Sith Warriors and a variety of different classes, for my future "The Old Republic" MOCs. I am also working on an X-wing: you can see the WIP shots (just a finished lower wing for now) on my Flickr photostream.
We're getting closer to the start of my massive Endor project.
Stay tuned for updates; first thing from Endor you'll see in the works would be the bunker. I need to fix up the set for some accuracy, and the insides will be improved to fit my needs, like I say with most things.
I'd like to hear some constructive criticism!
So, don't forget to
COMMENT AND RATE! - I would appreciate it very much.
Thanks everyone: soon I will make multiple of these, and will also make an Endor chase scene.
Quoting E.K.O .
Great work, honestly I think this is one of the best endor speederbikes I have seen here. I agree with Moodswim though.
and concerning the legs on the scout trooper,
that's actually more accurate than the regular legs. I actually find it to look much more better than the black hips and white legs combination, too. I like fixing inaccuracies on figures.
Quoting michael k.
you've oviously bone a lot of research on this. i especially love the seat and the feet. could i have a link to brickdoctor's model? keep up the fantastic work!!
Thanks! And yes, indeed - I did do alot of research.
Here's a link to his model, as requested: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/193990
It's actually very different from this one for most part, except for the way the outriggers are connected and most of the back portion. (The more realistic seat was my addition, though. Everything in the middle section was made by me, although I changed the pedestals and the bottom of the other parts..)
Quoting Andrew Evana
Good job, but the clips look like it will fall apart often. And did you cut the handlebars?
The bars attached to the clips are surprisingly steady enough to stay on. I cut some parts off a pneumatic hose, so I could make the handlebars like that. It doesn't count as modding though, really, those hoses are supposed to be cut at ends where they are too long.
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM !
Very nice mod of Doc's design! All the details are very accurate, but the Scout Trooper would look better with white pants:)
Thanks. Well, for some reason I like the Scout Trooper better this way: it also makes them more accurate. The only thing they're missing is white boots, but their hips should be white, and the middle part of the legs are black.