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Hotrod Headhunter

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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-04 06:43pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Howdy all y'all. Sorry I haven't been around in a while... real life and stuff :roll:
This is a project I have had in mind for years. I have just been waiting to score the right parts and have the time. This is still very WIP but is going well.
I read the book "Han Solo at Stars End" when I was a kid and have always been facinated by the concept of the Z-95 Headhunter. I was never comfortable with the images of the ship as a single wing, two gun X-wing concept although I did like the mythology that it was an Incom/Subpro predessesor to the T-65.
I love the Alfred Wong models that actually incorporate swing wings, triple blasters ,twin engines and still look like they could be an X-wing ancestor but I can't afford Al's stuff and I also know that the Z-95 is supposed to be "fork tailed. I also like the mythology that there have been many generations of Headhunter and that everyone in the Star Wars universe seems to modify everything from factory specs...
So after that overly long intro here is my take on a Z-95 Headhunter
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Here is the whole bucket so y'all can see the buildup
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... eadhunter/
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-04 10:31pm 

For Those About to Rock We Salute You


Joined: 2002-07-03 06:16pm
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Fascinating...looks like a kitbash of a variable-sweep wing with an X-Wing fuselage and a pair of podracer engines. Very hot-rod.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-05 10:05am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Yep, exactly. F-111 wings, F-15 tail components, X-wing fuselage, pod racer engines and of course many, many assorted bits.
Just the 2 sets of triple blasters consist of 36 pieces :twisted: There are speederbike parts, details from a Klingon BOP ,B wing bits, there is even a Wright engine cylinder head :lol:
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Havok
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 07:10am 

Miscreant


Joined: 2005-07-02 10:41pm
Posts: 12473
Location: Oakland CA
Cool fucking design. :D
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 10:24am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Many thanks my brother. I shot her with some primer yesterday to bring all the elements together(and show me all the flaws)
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 05:03pm 

For Those About to Rock We Salute You


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That's a thing of beauty.
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Flagg
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 05:08pm 

CUNTS FOR EYES!


Joined: 2005-06-09 09:56pm
Posts: 8684
Location: The Great, Green Pacific Northwest! It's Raining...
I don't like it. I fucking love it.
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Lord Revan
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 06:13pm 

Emperor's Hand


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Apart from the lack of covering on the engines, it looks really nice.
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Flagg
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 06:20pm 

CUNTS FOR EYES!


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Lord Revan wrote:
Apart from the lack of covering on the engines, it looks really nice.

Yeah, it could definitely use some partial covering leaving some of the detailed bits exposed, but even without the changes I'd make I love it. Looks like a fucking powerhouse.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-06 08:54pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Thanks y'all :luv: I hunted up some stuff out the parts stash. Tomorrow I will mock up some engine armor and see what you think.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 12:18pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
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Engine armor mock up
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What do y'all think?
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Lord Revan
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 02:53pm 

Emperor's Hand


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looking good, hard to say for sure until it's fully done, but so far it's looking great.
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 07:07pm 

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Looks like you're adding stormtrooper armor on there ;)

I like it so far. Reminds me of a Y-Wing's engines.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 07:11pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
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Thanks bubba. I am happy to take suggestions and I like the idea of the extra panels and I have had such good feedback that they are now permanent as opposed to mocked up. I have also done some other minor mods and greeblyfyin to refine the design.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 07:36pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
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Dalton wrote:
Looks like you're adding stormtrooper armor on there ;)

I like it so far. Reminds me of a Y-Wing's engines.

The funny bit is that as I was looking through the parts stash for bits I can positively identify the existing coverings on the podracer engines as P-51 Mustang and since the Clone Wars and other current? stuff has roundish intakes I threw some Lavochin sheetmetal on there, leftover podracer intake bits ,and a couple of F-15 exhaust parts and it still looks like something that should be in the Star Wars universe :roll:
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-07 10:19pm 

For Those About to Rock We Salute You


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Well, given Lucas' love affair with WWII-era dogfights (borne out with Red Tails) it's not really surprising; I'm willing to bet more than one of the original models for Star Wars were kitbashed from that kind of stuff :)
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fractalsponge1
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-09 10:35am 

Jedi Knight


Joined: 2006-04-30 08:04pm
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The old studio models used a huge amount of plastic WWII era models for a lot of the detailing. Howitzers, tanks, fighters, battleships. No small details from any of those would look out of place. People far more dedicated[mental] than me have tracked down the parts used in many of the models.

That said, this looks freaking awesome :).
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-09 11:40am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
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Thanks y'all. Star Wars and the way they built and detailed the models is what started me kitbashing.
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-09 01:40pm 

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This thing would probably give Adam Savage a nerd-boner.
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-09 06:32pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
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Uuumm... you mean the Mythbuster dude? Is he SW nerd?
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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-10 03:11pm 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
She is getting very close to paint
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Einhander Sn0m4n
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-10 11:20pm 

Insane Railgunner


Joined: 2002-10-01 05:51am
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Location: Louisiana... or Dagobah. You know, where Yoda lives.
Holy sheeeeeyat this is fucking awesome!

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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-12 10:37am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Thanks bubba. I hope to get paint started pretty quick.
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Dalton
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-12 07:18pm 

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sotoolslinger wrote:
Uuumm... you mean the Mythbuster dude? Is he SW nerd?

Yeah. He's actually worked on models for Star Wars.

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sotoolslinger
 Post subject: Re: Hotrod Headhunter
PostPosted: 2012-03-14 08:54am 

Youngling


Joined: 2010-12-11 10:19pm
Posts: 76
Holy crap! I can't believe I did not know that.
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