EDIT:UPDATED PHOTOS ON SECOND PAGE.
Fallenangel told me several times that if i really wanted to perfect this model I would have to go up in scale, and after a few rough sketches, little bit of VLD(Virtual lego design...in my head ) I've put this together. If you don't know what a BARC is, or want a closer look, here is my main reference picture:
To me this is one of the most elegant and beautiful vehicles in the saga. With that being said it is close to impossible to capture all of its curves, tapers, and details at minifig scale. Many have tried, I've given it 6 attempts and realized it couldn't be done. Probably the most difficult elements would be the doming backside and the region where the Biker would sit. At UCS scale I knew that all those portions would be doable. So anyways here is my model:
At minifig scale the widening front section could be represented, but not well. I've made it seven studs wide.
The lightings a bit odd in this shot, but it shows the proportions of the model. You can also see sloping section under the doming backside.
Here are the handlebars, undoubtedly my favorite part I loved how I could actually fit the two pairs in, and not just a half-way-there attempt like on my minifig-scale one.
I used plates to make the back dome, and did the same for the rear repulsor lifts.
And lastly a view of the front:
Thanks for looking! I hoped you liked it, remember I always appreciate it if you include what you didn't like, in addition to what you did like.
One last thing-Because this is purely meant accurately represent the speeder that I shared a picture off, that appeared in Revenge of the Sith, comments like 'needs more color' aren't welcome. I don't consider criticism constructive if it's not helping me reach my ultimate goal accuracy. Hence, only constructive criticism please.
Edited by KielDaMan, 06 June 2011 - 07:24 AM.