Resistance Ski Speeder (1)
Took a break from speeder bike making so I could finally edit these pictures ;)
While I think the Ski Speeder's design is a bit too close to real-world aircraft, I do like it quite a bit. It was certainly interesting to build in any case, I've never made a real-world aircraft before (or rather, anything so close to one) so it was strange to find myself building corsair-like wings and a tubular fuselage with a tail/rudder. I also wanted to explore some new-to-me Lego techniques to really push myself into unknown territory. This meant using stacks of technic liftarms for the wings which I was quite pleased with considering I usually avoid using technic in any significant way :)
I was planning on making a section of Crait's surface and a build for the red dust but I soon realised I'd need to build quite a substantial amount to look right with the wide model. Instead I went for a stylised computer generated background which I almost prefer as it makes the model stand out a bit better.
A big thanks to majortom whose Ski speeder inspired quite a few bits and pieces of my own including: fence pieces on the engine section, technic wheel rim for the tail and of course the outline of his cockpit area which was the basis of my design. And thanks to my buddy Kit Bricksto who kindly gave his opinion on the model during its construction :)
Let me know what you think, feedback good or bad is appreciated as always :D