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Old 30-11-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default BARC Speeder Advice needed

I need to pick the brains of forum members for this one . For some time I've harboured plans to build a Republic BARC Speeder ( as featured in ROTS and the Clone Wars series ) in 1/6 scale . The thing is though , the majority of my scratch-builds ( if not all !) have been based around flat sided "box-like" shapes and as the speeder has a number of curved surfaces and structures , I would appreciate a little advice on the best way of achieving this . The obvious way ( or so I think) would be to build up a series of "ribs " like the skeleton of a ships hull , using sections of balsa ( as this would appear to be easier to sand ) and fill in the gaps with a filler . My tools and materials are definately of the "kitchen table-top" variety ( although I have at my disposal some pretty good old Minicraft power tools ) so moulding , casting and the like are not on my agenda ( at the moment anyway ) . I've quite a bit of reference and also have a Hasbro toy as my "prototype" . So , am I thinking in the right direction or does anyone have any better ideas ?

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