Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trash Bashing a Dralasite Observation Speeder

The Dralasite observation speeder, "Poogie's Punchline".
Shown are crew-members Poogie, Drizzyl, and Hamook.
Thanks to James Hall for his "Barrels and Bottle-tops" challenge on the Trash Bash Bits Facebook page. The challenge was to use the standard barrel shape created by gluing two bottle caps together in a new and interesting way.





My entry is a Dralasite Observation Speeder, a fast, long-range flyer designed to explore a planet's surface and to be able to out-run anything that might want to do it harm.

After first building the engines out of several types of caps, I then found a broken kitchen timer to use as the hull. The rest just developed organically as I glued stuff together.



I wish I would have had more time to add more detail to this and for a better paint-job but sometimes speed is of the essence.

The metal bits on the back are from Jeff Wilhelm at Dragon Forge Design:
The Kotobukiya Option Parts are available from Hobby Link Japan:
http://hlj.com/product/KBYP-115R/Sci

16 comments:

  1. Amazing work, great model building and you've totally inspired me. I must not horde too much trash though.... Signing up for that facebook page too.

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    1. Having a small apartment helps to keep my trash horde down but sometimes a part is just so cool I have to keep it. You know, for that one perfect project. :)

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  2. This is the bomb! Those "pouch caps" are really cool too! They exhibit a very "engine cowling" shape don't they :)

    Oh, and I'm most pleased that you've given a run down of the donor bits used too....much appreciated intel for fellow kitbashers :)

    Cheers Brian.

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    1. Thanks buddy! I'm always happy when other modelers find some small inspiration in the stuff that I make.

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  3. Lovely, its always great to find engine parts.

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    1. Thanks! Engines are always useful and I'm really happy how these turned out. The yogurt and applesauce caps are perfectly made for trash bashing.

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  4. Always love a great trash bash! The picture identifying all the parts is great too (even if it takes a bit of the fun away!)

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    1. The break-down was requested on the Trash Bash Facebook group. I'm just following orders! :)

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  5. That is fantastic! Even more so once you see where all the bits came from.

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  6. :O When I saw the first pic I just said 'where can I buy that kit?'
    Absolutely marvellous work, sir!!

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    1. A lot of it can be found at your grocery store and dollar store! Thank you for your compliments.

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