Fantastic “Battlefront” T-47 Crash Replica Diorama by Jeremy Kennedy

How awesome is this?!!

 

Thought I would submit some pictures of my latest build.

Inspired by a picture promoting the new star wars battlefront game, I wanted to recreate the scene using the new Bandai Snowspeeder.

I used expanding foam, then, while it was curing, took the snowspeeder (wrapped in plastic wrap), and dragged it through creating the scar in the snow. Then covered it all with spackle. Carved out my spot further where the snowspeeder would come to rest. I had a lot of fun cracking the cockpit glass. Using a scribing tool, I carved in the spiderweb crack in the front, and in a few other panels . . then just took the side cutters and chunked away some glass and let nature run it’s course. Inside the cockpit, the pilots needed to be re-positioned. So had to chop their arms off. Then re-positioned them to have them slumped over . . and even gave one a broken arm and let it hang down.

After that came the scary part. Permanently sinking that snowspeeder in, and spackling it into the scene.

After that dried (and cracks filled with silicone glue) . . . . I tried out some Woodland Scenics snow. Looked pretty good, but . . . it let a lot of the color of the spackle through which had an off-white creamy color. So, took some of my son’s acrylic paint from the dollar store. Squirted on a bunch of white and a few drops of royal blue to get a real light robin’s egg blue thing going . . to give the snow a cold look.

Then, taking the advice of the guys from the model railway store . . . I mixed up a concoction of white glue and water. (they suggested 50/50 . . . I ended up using probably closer to 20 glue, 80 water). Put it in a spray bottle, and soaked it all.

Sprinkled on the snow . . . didn’t look bad . . . but . . wasn’t quite the look I was going for. Leaving that snow on, I sprayed it again . . . got it good and soaking wet. Sprinkled on more snow.

That kinda created a more wet/packed snow look . . . more what I was going for.

Then took a mix of that glue solution, and a few flakes, and tried to brush on a slushy mix on the front of the speeder and the underside.

So here are the finished pictures. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks

Jeremy Kennedy

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Jeremy Kennedy

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