Built & Painted And super detailed AMT 1:22nd scale snowspeeder. AMT model kits do not come detailed at all, they are just glorified toys for Star Wars young fans. I wanted to see how much detail I could pack in to it. This is truly 1 of a kind build. Over 2500 man hours on this particular build.Anything that could be detailed was detailed. This kit started out with sanding all the raised panel lines off and rescribing them.
Opened up several panels on the body including the bottom of the body. I took an engine from the pod racer kit, cut it in half and placed them in the opening to show as engines. I never made a door to cover it so it just stays open. The kit airbrake flaps are posable. The hinges were too toy like so I built hinges to open them up like the other open hatches.
The 3 hatches in the top front open up as well. I took old watch parts and old radio parts to totally super detail all openings. I did not like the kit harpoon gun so I scratch built one to get closer to the actual movie model harpoon gun.Added braided line for to tow cable. The interior also was super detailed with watch parts, model parts from military kits. You can view all the building progress photos on my website for this particular build.