Custom Vehicles From The Star Wars Universe

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Heres a custom weathered Turbo Tank I did. I also gutted the interior and put seats in.






 
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I've commented elsewhere, but I have to say again - you have done a simply awesome job on that Turbo Tank. It looks like it has been through some rough stuff!
 

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Vintage At-St Repaint

Hi Guys, did a custom repaint on this 1982 AT-ST, it was starting to yellow badly and guessed I just needed to give some new life into it.

Added mini rivets on the eyes (not movie accurate but it was there from the stickers previously so I just followed through)
Filled the ugly centre-line gap and sanded the front face
Airbrushed and drybrushed some weathering on.

Hope you like it!





Some scene takes







 
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Hi Guys, did a custom repaint on this 1982 AT-ST, it was starting to yellow badly and guessed I just needed to give some new life into it.

Added mini rivets on the eyes (not movie accurate but it was there from the stickers previously so I just followed through)
Filled the ugly centre-line gap and sanded the front face
Airbrushed and drybrushed some weathering on.

Hope you like it!





Some scene takes








That came out great! Awesome!
 
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Quick question hopefully I posted in the right place. Has anyone taken apart TVC Y-Wing? I was going to give it a black wash but I didn't have much luck taking out the plastic plugs that hide the two screws on top of the vehicle. Thanks
 
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Way early in the design process but figured someone might get a kick out of a "mini-rig" i'm hopefully going to build lots of (all some what unique). BTW sorry for the super crap picture was just a quick shot from my phone.

 
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If you check my BLOG you can see that i'm planing to make a run of these (with many other SW inspired vehicles, diorama parts, accessories, etc. to come) The bikes will be around $10 actually, so check in later if interested. The exact one above (still needs more detail) will be for sale since its just a proof of concept, and I have no need of prototypes or nostalgia since the more I make the better they will become.
 
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Looks like it could be interesting. The idea of buyin fan made mini rigs definitely Excites me though. Keep us updated!
 
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If you check my BLOG you can see that i'm planing to make a run of these (with many other SW inspired vehicles, diorama parts, accessories, etc. to come) The bikes will be around $10 actually, so check in later if interested. The exact one above (still needs more detail) will be for sale since its just a proof of concept, and I have no need of prototypes or nostalgia since the more I make the better they will become.
Checked out your blog, really like your idea about "universal" pegs.

Good idea using the plastic containers. I don't collect GI Joes, but first thing I thought of when seeing that pic was "mini-submarine".

Great ideas, including custom mini-rigs.

edit: By the way, that GI Joe remark wasn't a criticism, it could easily be developed into a really cool SW vehicle, just meant that the shape on top reminded me of the top section of a sub.

Cheers, keep up the good work!
 
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Checked out your blog, really like your idea about "universal" pegs.

Good idea using the plastic containers. I don't collect GI Joes, but first thing I thought of when seeing that pic was "mini-submarine".

Great ideas, including custom mini-rigs.

edit: By the way, that GI Joe remark wasn't a criticism, it could easily be developed into a really cool SW vehicle, just meant that the shape on top reminded me of the top section of a sub.

Cheers, keep up the good work!

Thanks Jimmer, The Idea Has been to make stuff that would be sci-fi style. I don't want to be making trademarked SW items for two reasons... 1. Don't want to get bothered by licensing (hole in the ground productions comes to mind). 2. its more fun to come up with my own designs and make them. So GI JOE (i'm also not a fan... I respect the line and had a lot as a kid, still in storage) would "play/display" well with my stuff.

Its funny you pointed out the SUB aspect, that was the first thought in my head as well.

I've been slowing down on the bikes (just a minor brake to focus on my band) but have been designing other stuff on paper to make. Bigger stuff. All post some images soon to share.
 
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Well I said I'd have something big......





The entire thing is just made from cardboard. I wanted to get scale before I created one in plastic ($$$). Check the BLOG for more pictures and INFO. Going to At-least make ONE of these unless anymore else has an interest. BTW still not super happy with the wings and open to another idea/design.
 
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I like the design. Out of curiosity, how much do you think a design that size will run in plastic?
 

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I like it! It looks like the lovechild of a Sandcrawler and the Hound's Tooth.

For the wings, I would cut off the top and possibly back corners. I would also add a sunroof and something so it isn't so flat..
 
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I like the design. Out of curiosity, how much do you think a design that size will run in plastic?
Thanks for the input/interest. Honestly the cost would be less if the production run was higher. I could realistically (from whats around) make one for $50-70. I'm not looking for big pays unless they are up on ebay at w/e someone bids ('ive seen really ugly things for hundreds of dollars).

So if you or anyone wants one all make it at the same time as the prototype in plastic. For instance the "speeder bike" I made is now 80% complete and since I have the materials I'm making multiples at the same time.
 
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I like it! It looks like the lovechild of a Sandcrawler and the Hound's Tooth.

For the wings, I would cut off the top and possibly back corners. I would also add a sunroof and something so it isn't so flat..

Thanks for the ideas. The top of the wings are curved, if you look in the drawing you can see it better. I Cut them that way but got soo pissed trying to glue the whole cardboard model together... that I just taped it all. That's why the whole thing is so rough. hence looks so flat. Once its in plastic it will have layers of fake panels.

I was trying to do a imperial shuttle / TIE fighter type for the wing.
Sunroof was an idea, but then I realized its a "space ship", The Org. design has a closed off tank-like torrent in the back. So maybe make the wings smaller? I'll try rounding out the back of the wings (maybe a half circle). Now looking at it I should have gone with my gut and made the wings higher. The design called for a flat sunken bay on the bottom, for supply's (smuggler type) under included grate floor piece. This area can also be used to park more mini-rigs.
 
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Finally finished this guy. I molded detail pieces for all the areas around the perimeter that were intended to be stickers. A nice finishing touch to the paint job & light additions.

 

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Here is a speeder bike made from scrap model pieces, a plastic sucker stick and the seat is model magic.

 

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The good ship Natal.
Made entirely from junk and toy bits.


EDIT: I put this together in about 15 minutes. I wanted to post it to show that one can have a half decent custom ship and not put too much time and energy in it. I can slowly add wires and other junk to it if I want.
The textured floor is from takeaway containers, the walls are WW Cage pieces, and packaging pieces (pens and gluesticks). Red things are from yoghurt drinks. Containers are Kindertoys and BBQ sauce containers.


Jawa speeder, STAP and Glider (WIP)
Just so they don't have to use the Sandcrawler when they need some more of Aunt Beru's Blue MilkQ
 
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Is that what that is? I got it in a bag of toys in a thrift store. I replaced the purple windshield with clear blister packaging and added a model X-wing thruster on one side, something that similar on the other and the top thruster is (I think) a jet engine. IDK what the red STAP is either. MCtoy perhaps?
 

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Thanks! (I don't know what that means but now I know what to Google!)
 
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Is that what that is? I got it in a bag of toys in a thrift store. I replaced the purple windshield with clear blister packaging and added a model X-wing thruster on one side, something that similar on the other and the top thruster is (I think) a jet engine. IDK what the red STAP is either. MCtoy perhaps?
Yes, the M.A.S.K toys were a bit too small to be compatible with SW figures, but that works perfectly as a speeder for a Jawa.
 
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TIE Droid resin kit I bought from Scale Solutions from ebay.

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Made a custom starfighter from the body of a GI JOE Retaliation Ghost Hawk. Patched over the wing spot with styrene, and added engines to the sides made from self-inking stampers.

Sprayed the whole thing with Krylon Maxx gray primer, washed with black, highlighted with white, and sealed with Krylon Maxx matte clear coat.



Album here: Kitbashed Vehicles by stoutym | Photobucket

Cheers!
 
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Thanks. The paint was just a prime. The skiff is fully detailed inside and out. The top even comes off so you can place any type of figure inside.
 
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