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Re: Bandai Stormtroopers and Darth

Alun » Aug 24 '15

Building myself to starting the massive scene for next years Star Wars weekend and thought I`d test out the new Bandai figures.  Picked up 2 Stormtroopers and a Darth Vader to make up a little scene.  


Here is where I`ve got to at the moment.




Assembly on these is pretty simple although there are a LOT of parts for each figure.  Way more than for the Iron Man kits, which are significantly bigger.  Darth took an evening and a bit and the Trooper took an evening to get to where he is now.  Just the hands and weapons to add to him.


The one thing I`m not overly sold on is that the joints on the elbows and knees as you can see the articulation and it makes them look just a little bit like action figures.  So for the big display I might fix the joints and add some putty on the joints.


Hoping to work on the second Stormtrooper tonight so more updates soon hopefully.


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Re: Bandai Stormtroopers and Darth

Mark » Aug 24 '15
Strangely, the joints are one of the appeals for me if you treat them as action figures. Saying that, I used green stuff to cover the joints on the Storm Commando as he was a static model, so it is easily done. 


You`ll find the next one will go together quicker, you just then have to decide how far you are going to take the process of joint filling, etc.


Darth`s cape was the big reason I didn`t get one, it didn`t have great reviews.

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Re: Bandai Stormtroopers and Darth

Alun » Aug 24 '15
Yes, Darth`s cape is super stiff and makes posing him very tricky. The joint to it around the shoulder area is a bit odd as well.


Will try and get him into a slightly more dynamic pose eventually.

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Re: Bandai Stormtroopers and Darth

Alun » Aug 26 '15
Yep, the second one was quicker once I realised I was using the wrong alternate part for the belt.  Gave the second Trooper the DLT-19 Heavy Blaster for the sake of variety.  His E-11 is in his holster though so he can miss targets with 2 guns instead of just 1.




Need to pose them a bit better but will get started on the decals first.  So far no glue used in these at all.

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Re: Bandai Stormtroopers and Darth

Mark » Aug 26 '15
I have to say that I was impressed with the stickers on the Stormtroopers - you can`t really tell the difference between the stickers and the decals. I would suggest painting the belly area buttons/lights before final assembly as it is self-masking when assembled.
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