A made-up version of the Rebel Snowspeeder from Star Wars.
About this creation
I built this a few days back in frustration after not being able to build a scale and accurate Rebel snowspeeder. Believe it or not, trying to recreate the snowspeeder with the piece availibility I had while trying to imitate builders like Shaun Sullivan and Brucey-Wan was much tougher that I thought (surprise, surprise). So after 3 days of almost non-stop work, I decided to revert to the much easier option of switching from white pieces to gray and building a slightly oversized version of the snowspeeder. Heck, it could be the famed Rebel airspeeder from the EU for all we know. I'm happy with the result, even if this creation is not my most exciting MOC, and I thank all the inspiration sources I drew upon to try and make this frustrating craft. And to think I would go with the flow and make Star Wars MOCs!
Several things like the laser cannons, the gunner's cannon, the radiator fins on the back, and the interior remained the same from the transition to snowspeeder to some funky airspeeder.
Front view with Luke staring down through the cockpit canopy. The canopy of the last snowspeeder I was trying to build was nigh impossibile to truly incorperate with the wings I had in mind. And don't even get me started on the interior!
In this side view, you can see the oversized engines I put in instead of the snowspeeder's rear slopes and propulsion thing.
Back view. Here you can see the radiator fins as well as the rear air-brake flaps. Unfortunately, I still could not figure out how to make the rear air brakes truly flow with the craft. Instead, they just stick out from under the wing. I can't remember who came up with this air-brake design, but I must thank whoever created it!
Both the upper and lower brake flaps work.
Underside. Not the most pretty view of this MOC.
With the canopy open. It bothered me that Dak can't truly get out of the cockpit with this design. Oh well.
Dak's gunner station. Complete with gun triggers from the original snowspeeder.
And Luke's controls. On the original snowspeeder MOC, all the controls Luke had was one control panel stuck into the wall of the cockpit due to the smaller scale of the snowspeeder.
Empty interior. I think the seat design is the only exceptionally "original" thing I made for this MOC. Unless, somebody already designed something like this before me. *grumbles*
I like this model alot, much better than legos design. I was always ticked that the fig always had to lay down, they don't in this one! and the overall design looks way better anyway and its a good size. Great work!
I think you did a fine job even if this isn't a 100% accurate snowspeeder. Although many claim that the snowspeeder should be white, I like that you used grey (airspeeder indeed). I like the custom design of it, expecially the cockpit and airbrakes.