This page will document the building of another huge project which will be heading to some of the top conventions this year. Completion will hopefully be around June 2013.

 

The STEAMPUNK SPEEDER BIKE is based on a concept sketch I found. The sketch was fairly loose and only showed superficial details so thats given me the freedom to expand and add some of my own ideas so the bike will not be an identical copy of the sketch.

 

The first photos show the sketch I found and whats been built so far which is the fibreglass mid body section, stand, dashboard, engine and handlebars. Everything will be scratch built using fibreglass, wood, metal and alot of choice aircraft parts. Already theres over a grands worth of aircraft parts and other salvage in place.

 

This is going to be a unique piece with a very dirty, grungy paint job. The theme is future technology, bodged and repaired into a mad max style machine.

 

The finished prop will be over 10 feet long!

 

Please keep checking back for updates and new pics....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The left side gets some detailing...

 

 

 

The front quarter gets detailing including 2 of the guns. More forward facing weaponry and sensors will be added next.

 

 

 

The wings got started this week. The photo shows the main wing section onto which the smaller wings will bolt later on. I managed to spend a good days work on one and half of the other. The wings are made from flat sections in parallel and then skinned over in fibreglass/filler. some of the greeblies are attatched just to locate them so they dont get lost. All this will come off when the painting starts.

 

 

 

I like to sneak in some Dr.Who parts when I can...

 

 

This pic shows the second of the main wings underway, its a fairly old pic as the wing is now fibreglassed and fillered. Surface detail is now going on....

 

 

 

 

The other wing is fibre glassed and filled. I've added an access panel revealing interior parts to indicate a missing cover. I've also added some vintage car lights found at a boot sale. There's lots of other bits and bats done but I don't want to put too many photos on at a time....

 

 

 

 

I've started messing about with some paint on the body of the bike and wings. Lots to do yet getting the right look....

 

 

 

 

This is the underside of one of the wings....

 

 

 

...and the tail....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

next pic to follow....

 

The speeder is now finished (to a point). However I'm reworking the white painted base, which was only made so it could attend the 2013 Knightcon show in Castleford... the plan is to make a kind of docking platform for the whole bike and wings to sit on...pics of that will appear shortly....