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Re: Boba Fett - Bandai 1/12

Mark » Oct 25 '15
At Comic Con in London I stumbled across a trader stall for a company called "Japan Cool". Although primarily a Gundam importer (they are based in Leeds), they had a great selection of Bandai Star Wars kits. Was tempted to have a major blow out, but sense prevailed and I just treated myself to a single kit, one I was even aware of being in the pipeline: Boba Fett in 1/12 scale.


So, I figured to chill out tonight I would see what it was like and, to be honest it was a fun little kit to build. However, unlike the other Bandai figures, this one requires painting and weathering to get that distinctive Fett look.


Here are some photos - starting off with the obligatory box shots:




Construction was pretty straight forward, especially if you have built any of their other figure kits and within about half an hour I had this:




The limbs were a touch fiddly, making sure the joints are aligned, etc. But after another hour and a half (because I kept dropping bits) he was done. So, factory fresh and requiring some serious weathering and detailing, I present Boba Fett:




A drunken rear view:




And a close up of the most fiddly part - the knee guns (or whatever they are):




So, as I said, I still have to weather and paint him (the colours you see here are the colours that the parts where produced in), then choose a pose and build a little base for him after filling in gaps, etc.


My verdict? A bit more finishing work required than on the other kits, but an excellent addition to the Bandai 1/12 range.


Japan Cool`s website can be found at: http://japan-cool.co.uk

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Re: Boba Fett - Bandai 1/12

Mark » Nov 5 '15
Started adding some of the decals. Not all of them will be used as some will be better painted on. The dashed markings on the helmet are a bit out of place, but once they have been weathered they should look okay. Now to decide on a decent pose.




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Re: Boba Fett - Bandai 1/12

Mark » Nov 5 '15


Have done a quick wash with Nuln Oil on the upper torso to see what it might look like. Instantly looks better to me, but I really need to decide on a static pose for this before puttying up the joints.

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Re: Boba Fett - Bandai 1/12

Alun » Nov 6 '15
Looks good already Mark.  


Not familiar with Nuln Oil.  Will have to look that up!


Notice that the elbow and knee joints on this one appear to be more obvious than the others I`ve done.  Probably because there isn`t any easy way to hide them under armour pieces. You planning to fill them in once you`ve got a pose sort out?

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Re: Boba Fett - Bandai 1/12

Mark » Nov 8 '15
Nuln Oil is just one of the Citadel washes, sounds more exciting than it is.


The plan is to set his pose and then glue and fill all the exposed joints, including ankle covers and midriff. I'll probably do this without the armour parts on so I can prime and repaint slightly.


This seems to be the ESB version, given his smooth-barrelled gun and brown cloak, so I figured a classic meaning pose rather than an action one. Would be good to have a Han Solo in Carbonite in the same scale, but there was only one release of that as part of the Black Series and is looking quite expensive, so that's out of the window.


Any suggestions?

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