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Bandai 1/12th Scout Trooper

Eric Moore » Apr 23 '16

Well, after the push-fit goodness of Bandai's Snow Speeder, i think i've gotten the bug!

First up for me in their 1/12th figure range is the Scout Trooper as you get the Speeder Bike as well, meaning i get me a figure and a hardware kit in one box.

Still a top-notch job - look at the detail on the boot soles! - the head is made from 6 parts (including clear black for the visor) and went together in about a minute, with no glue needed.

DEEPLY impressed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Porter » Apr 23 '16

yeah this kits are just so amazing at how they go together

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Eric Moore » Apr 24 '16

Very, VERY surprised after the total accuracy of the figure so far that the ankle joint would be so bad - nothing more than a ball and socket joint.

Guess its to allow for more pose ability, but i'd rather it has less and more authenticity.

 

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SFMuk Admin » Apr 25 '16

That's not great!  Some putty definitely needed there.  

 

Noticed this on a couple that the joints are a bit open for my personal liking.  You may find the hips are the same and give too much open space in them.  I would put some filler in and fix the pose but want to get them finished for the Star Wars show in June, so think I'm going to leave it for now.

 

The backs of the knees are clearly jointed as well.  Might be able to make it out in the picture below.

 

So although they are really nice and accurate they are definitely more done to mimic action figures than static (more accurate) models.

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Eric Moore » Apr 26 '16

Yup, totally agree.

I've puttied just the awful ankles as the other joints aren't as bad and aren't as noticble if you don't put him into an extreeme pose. And i like the idea of poseability for him, something unusal 'till now in a model figure.

Just finished the Speeder Bike - amazingly detailed and i'm stunned that the whole thing is push fit!

Altough it looks amazing once done, the colour needs to go on - i can't believe that folk would stop at this point, as the thing looks like a very detailed toy in the bare plastic.

So, out with the primer then!

 

 

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Eric Moore » Apr 28 '16

Two new shots for you today of the fella - pristine clean and grubbed up.

 

 

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SFMuk Admin » Apr 29 '16

Those ankles look a million times better!

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Peter Hall » Apr 30 '16

Very nice!!

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Eric Moore » May 2 '16

All done! Had great fun with this kit, just a shame about the blummin' ankles

 

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Alun » May 3 '16

Nicely done!


Can I borrow him for the Leicester show???

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