Before Christmas I picked up a 3d Printed Landspeeder based upon Luke’s X34. Have to say print quality was a bit below par (lots of lines/layers) and no attempt to make a canopy for the cockpit. I decided that it would need a fair bit of work, so put it on the pile and got on with easier things!
A few weeks ago i noticed that Fantasy flight games were going to issue a X34 of their own for Legion, it is a bit beefed up and has extra crew….this gave me an idea. Mounting a gun is one thing but that clear plexiglass canopy does nothing for protection..its really just a civillian transport with a laser cannon attached! My thoughts turned to armour especially as i didn’t have a clear canopy……wouldn’t it just be easier to plate over the hole?
Kit Bashing is probably the thing I like most about this hobby, there is freedom to do just about anything in sci fi. I set about going through my vast heaps of spares collected over the last 40+ years and opted for some of my recent bits……I had some spare Meng world war toon Tiger parts left over from a sturmtiger conversion (which is still on going) the turret parts would make an effective cockpit area. some other tank spares this time 20mm scale and bits and bobs, plus a spare laser cannon from the Legion AT-RT model.
If the rebel engineers got hold of an X34 for combat, this is what I’d like to think they would do to it in the work shops! Lots of extra armour, more sensors and sights/vision blocks, concussion grenade launcher in nose…its an on going project so expect a few changes/additions!
I will add progress updates to this post as and when they are made, and also hope it provides some inspiration to other kitbashers out there.
A bit more added to front, and Primed.
I quite like the idea of this being Grey with lots of weathering, sadly that’s the colouring of most Imperial vehicles….so this has to be different eventually I settled on a three tone camouflage scheme, of which the base coat is………………………
Further painting is now on hold as i will be using spray cans in the garden….weather is terrible at the moment so it might be a couple of weeks yet (updated 14/03/19)
Update 4/12/19 got a 10cm Legion style base cut for it.
Bit more done!