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Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed Here's the model in its awesomeness. Speeder not included. Frosted Extreme Detail shown.

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Here's the model in its awesomeness. Speeder not included. Frosted Extreme Detail shown.
Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed Here's the model in its awesomeness. Speeder not included. Frosted Extreme Detail shown.
Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed Here's the model in its awesomeness. Speeder not included. Frosted Extreme Detail shown.

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Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed And this is the stuff you have to cut out. Bandai model not included!
Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed And this is the stuff you have to cut out. Bandai model not included!

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Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed
Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144 3d printed

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Snow speeder Canopy, Open, 1:144

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So. You've bought the Bandai 1:144 Vehicle Model 008, which includes the ESB walker, and the snow speeder! Awesome. You've bought a Bandai 1:144 Falcon and some Vehicle Model fighters, and you're making an ice planet hangar diorama. The detailing and quality of the kits are amazing.

But. The Bandai 1:144 snow speeder has solid plastic windows. Argh.

You could spend ages drilling and cutting and shaving the plastic, making window holes in the canopy. And then you'd have to figure out what cockpit detailing you're going to put inside.

Or you could buy this! A complete interior detailing kit and replacement canopy for the 1:144 Bandai snow speeder. This version is for a parked speeder with no crew, and an open canopy. Perfect for that ice hangar diorama in your life. If you want to model the speeder in flight I've also made a version with pilot and gunner, and the canopy closed.

Although this version is meant to be firmly parked, there are no landing gear or legs or anything, since nothing of the sort is shown in the movies. The snow speeders are assumed to sort of hover magically at all times, I suppose, like Luke's land speeder. 
Of course, science fantasy flicks like this rarely make any sense... Anyway, in real life they levitated through the magic powers of forklifts.

Installation

Now. There is a catch to this, and that's that it takes a bunch of work to fit these parts. You'll need to cut out a rectangular opening in the top of the speeder chassis, then file and trim very carefully until the cockpit fits into place. Err on the side of undercutting the plastic, using the recessed area as a guide, then do a bunch of test fits of the cockpit assembly. I would also recommend using epoxy to glue the part in place, since that gives you a few minutes to reposition the height of the part while the glue
hardens. You want the top of the cockpit to be in line with the top of the hole, basically.

Painting

Painting is difficult, since the cockpit assembly is so tiny. It's probably best to paint the speeder exterior and cockpit interior separately, then glue them together. 
You could also make seatbelts and harnesses from thin wire - I couldn't make them printable - and glue them in.

Finally, this cockpit is probably not 100% accurate to the original sets. I made them as close as I could, given the photographic documentation that I could find, and given the restrictions of 3D printing. (lots of parts such as the canopy hinges are much bigger than they would be to scale, just to make them printable) The problem is there are very few photos showing the cockpit interior below the upper instrument panel.


Please read the following if you're interested in these items.

These accurizing parts are not mass-market commercial products. I made them for my own use, and have put them here in case they're of interest to someone else. Possibly you, since you’re reading this.

These are components for the serious model maker who wants to build a more accurate miniature. They require finishing. If you don't want to trim, file, sand, and glue, then these aren't the parts you're looking for!

The parts are tiny, and easily broken. They push the limits of today's 3D printers. The detail in the digital previews is all there, but it won't always be visible at the miniscule sizes that this scale requires!​
What's in the Box
INCM
Snowspeeder, Open Canopy, 1:144
Frosted Extreme Detail
Width
2.0 cm
Height
2.1 cm
Depth
2.3 cm

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