I intend to do a crashed snowspeeder Diorama, the one where Luke leaps away seconds before the feet of the AT-AT comes crashing down. Here are some of the reference photos.
Here are some build log sites that were helpful in my planning phase.
First I CAD out the AT-AT feet based on images from the net.
then I 3D printed it and did a ton of post process work.
Build but did not fully assemble as I need to prime paint and put the decals for the cockpit first. Cut off the features for the seat, cos Luke is out and gonna make the jump.
putty the seams and sand and rescribed and prime.
Bent the Canons over a heater element.
Cut Dak’s Neck and slant it one side.
I made a cast of the 1/48 Bandai X-wing pilot. With the help of a razor and magic sculpt, I re-position the limbs to show luke making a dive for it. Excited to see what its like I put the figure together with the crashed speeder.
The speeder was primed black and the colour was white. I should have added a tinge of brown on hindsight. After weathering the flourascent brightness should tone down.
The ultrasonic cutter really help speed things up
Alot of work went into getting this done. First is to recast the figure, then repair it and re-sculpt the position. The light sabre is from a paper clip. The tow cable gun is from a brass pipe, the handles are from my name card super glued to it. Figure was painted and the decals to the helmet done.
My initial idea was a compact Diorama and the feet is held by and acrylic rod that goes to the base. It looked sweet, but after a while the rod got to me and I had to change something.
This time I got rid of the long rod to the base. In place it is a much shorter rod that is attached to the transparent backing. This give the illusion of the feet truly suspended and it is coming down on the speeder.
The dry brushing bit was so subtle that it doesn’t look like it is there…..but it is.