T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

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T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by Unreality » August 24th, 2014, 1:55 am

Well, I have really been enjoying doing T-47 variants. And this one is a conjectural sea-based variant with pontoons, extended engines, and steering fins.

It started as a combination between these two kits:
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The 1/72 Seiran is a nice kit and provides some nicely-sized floats for the Snowspeeder. Now, I don't have any pics of the in-progress build, but this is where I'm at now:

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I decided to create a dock for it, and I even found a 1/48 pilot that looks nice alongside the speeder. Most of it was scratch-built, but I did find a lot of greeblies for the speeder and dock. I also made a mold of the 1/48 Rebel helmet, so I can add some helmets to the dock.

I've recently primed it, but I haven't started the actual painting yet. With any luck, this forum will give me an incentive to photo the process.
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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by nicholassagan » August 24th, 2014, 2:09 am

Why I do believe this qualifies as pure genius...

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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by Unreality » August 24th, 2014, 2:52 am

nicholassagan wrote:Why I do believe this qualifies as pure genius...
Thank you man. That means a lot...especially from a master builder, maker, designer, etc. etc.
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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by Jason Abbadon » August 24th, 2014, 5:52 am

Super awesome! Might I suggest adding a couple of underslung torpedos to the main hull? Seems like they'd be more useful on the water than the big blasters would be, what with choppy seas and all.
I really dig this concept- you could make a flat-bottomed version for swampy worlds like Kyshyk (sp?) like an airboat.

Maybe add some basic nautical gear to her too- I like the like a side ladder you have there - maybe some personal floatation devices?
You could add a lifevest to the pilot too...

Maybe put a mine layer of some kind where the rear harpoon would go on a snowspeeder? Maybe the mines act as giant "droid-poppers" for disabling Aqua Droids?

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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by merseajohn » August 24th, 2014, 10:42 am

Cool! Star Wars never nailed the water aspect.

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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by sumpter250 » August 24th, 2014, 5:54 pm

Unreality, :twisted: :twisted: WELCOME - - - - to the universe of "kitbash" ;) :D

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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by Unreality » August 24th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Thanks guys.

I like your ideas Jason. I may consider something like that in the future, as I have already primed it. I really like the idea of floating mines or depth charges.

I did make a Swampspeeder a few years ago for the Scale Model Addict contest. http://www.rebelscale.com/models/star-w ... mpspeeder/

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I want to get some more FM Snowspeeders and do a desert variant, high-altitude variant, civilian variant...and hopefully a straight-up Snow version.
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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by dano985 » August 24th, 2014, 11:18 pm

Amazing work!! And Concept!

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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by dupes » August 25th, 2014, 3:25 am

Excellent! Dig the whole concept.

Better hoover up as many FM speeders as you can now while they're still semi-available. :(
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Re: T-47 Seaspeeder (FM conversion)

Post by blakeh1 » August 25th, 2014, 4:54 pm

Pretty cool conversion. Nice diorama as well. Looking forward to seeing it painted up.
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