1:144 Bandai Snow Speeder (complete/throwback)

BLT

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There's been a little bit of movement on the site around the 1:48 Bandai Snow Speeder, so I thought I'd share my 1:144 build with y'all.

The mini vehicle series from Bandai are good fun, but not all of them are 1:144.


Looks great... What do you mean by not all of them... Is this one not to scale?
 

blakeh1

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Great work!

As far as scale, there is speculation that the Snowspeeder is actually more like 1/110 scale

Also the Razor Crest is something like 1/255 scale

Although for me, personally, while it may technically scale out to 1/110, I think it looks right with 1/144 figures

I think it all comes down to preference

 

Marktastrophe

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Oh I'm just claiming labeled scale, I won't make any claims on actual :p.

The mini vehicle series are produced over a range of scales, and I don't think all of them are labeled.
 

blakeh1

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Oh I'm just claiming labeled scale, I won't make any claims on actual :p.

The mini vehicle series are produced over a range of scales, and I don't think all of them are labeled.

You are correct the Vehicle collection line is technically a "box scale" line and have no scale printed on the box

However, for our benefit, Bandai has made an effort to at least keep most fighter sized subjects in the 1/144 range or 1/350 range, but the last few releases have ventured away from that and have all been large/small enough to fit the box scale

Kits not in the vehicle collection line like the U-Wing are explicitly labelled as 1/144, 1.72, or 1/48

They have also explicitly listed things like the X-Wing combo and even the Snowspeeder combo as 1/144 scale in the 1/72 and 1/144 combo pack and the 1/48 and 1/144 combo pack

On a side note, there are some Shapeways upgrade sets for the Snowspeeder cockpit and raised flaps should you do anymore
 

blakeh1

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This has been mounted and gifted already. But I'm googling shapeways now!

These are the sets I used

closed canopy (you get a set of two)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/EMA4HNQDD/2x-snow-speeders-closed-canopy-and-flaps-1-144
Open canopy

https://www.shapeways.com/product/KJ49Z8HXE/snow-speeder-canopy-open-with-flaps-1-144

I just wish Bandai would come out with a pack that has two Snowspeeders. I hate wasting the AT-ST just to get the Snowspeeder since I picked up four of them for a dio
 

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