This is a project I had been wanting to do for a long time and I finally decided to get around to doing after modeling Rey’s blaster from The Force Awakens. I started collecting reference images for the speeder a few years ago, but felt there wasn’t enough to go on for the level of detail I tend model.
This speeder is the same model landspeeder that Luke Skywalker uses in the original Star Wars on Tatooine. When I started working on this, my intention was to try to replicate how it appears in the film but later settled on making a version of how it may have looked when new. Had I decided to make it look like it does on screen, it would have taken much more time due to my limited experience in creating textures. I decided on red because the worn dull pink and taupe color scheme of the actual prop would seem to indicate the color had long faded out from red. It’s possible it could have been orange but I didn’t like the look. Continue reading