Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SoroSuub X-35 Landspeeder

This was another rainy day project.

Parts: POTF2 Landspeeder, various small parts.

Supplies: X-acto knife, Emery board or file, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: None.
This one was pretty much a one day project (something to do on a boring day). I wanted to do a landspeeder that was similar to Luke Skywalker's, yet maybe a newer model. The entire landspeeder was given a new paint job. The body was painted dark grey. Many of the edges were drybrushed with a Testors watercolor finishing paint that is supposed to look like oxidized metal. I wanted to show weathering and places where paint had been chipped off. It worked very well, but unfortunately it doesn't show very well in the photos. The seats was painted brown to simulate "leather" cushioning. The visible parts of the engine were painted with a combination of oxidized metal and scorched metal colors. I used an X-acto knife to inflict some "accident damage" on the front end and one of the side engines. The resulting gouges were filled in with oxidized metal paint. The decals were applies to the landspeeder at this point. I used some old accessories from my parts box to add some items being transported by the landspeeder. I also attached a long rifle to the driver's side of the speeder for long range desert encounters. There is a datapad sitting on the passenger seat and a hand blaster on the dashboard. The entire landspeeder was given several washes of very thinned out black paint to show oil leaks and general wear and tear. It was also drybrushed with light brown and tan to show where dust and dirt have adhered to the sides and underside. Testors Dull-Cote was applied liberally to every part of the landspeeder.

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