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xediou
05-29-2006, 03:37 PM
Here is a 1/6 scale display showing how the stormtroopers of Star Wars evolved.
These three busts are based on sketches by Ralph McQuarrie.
A man who was instrumental in the look and feel of the movie.

The base is cast in a clear blue resin so that the slots carved into it can be illuminated from within.
For this one, I chose to illuminate the slots in the sides of the steps.
There are also slots on the tops of the steps as well. Comes with metalized nameplate.

$85 shipped in the USA for the KIT that you must assemble
$250 shipped in the USA for a FINISHED display

International, please inquire.
psikits@comcast.net

paypal: psikits@comcast.net
Check/MO:
PSI
P.O. Box 682162
Franklin, TN 37068-2162

This is for the kit that you will assemble. The parts are:
3 busts, 4 aerators, 1 base, 1 nameplate.
Pictures of the finished kit:
http://www.heycomputer.com/pt1.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/pt2.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/pt3.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/pt4.jpg

SirTristram
05-29-2006, 04:34 PM
Wow...Nice job. I like those!

...Now if they were only full size - 1:1!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Darth_Pain
05-29-2006, 04:37 PM
E-mail sent! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif
WOW! I thought they looked good as prototypes. Now, those are BEAUTIFUL!

Darth_Pain
05-29-2006, 04:42 PM
So, how many does "Limited" mean??

Mr_Vader
05-29-2006, 05:12 PM
Those really look awesome, I am really impressed. What are the helmets made out of? Also, that plaque looks perfect, did you make that yourself?

xediou
05-29-2006, 05:37 PM
Thanks everyone. I have 20 kits if that's what you mean. I doubt I'll do any more. I'm just gonna play it by ear. I had the nameplates made by someone else. They are plastic, but look just like metal. The helmets are solid resin. And have some weight to them. The base is made out of a transluscent blue resin.

bobodohn
05-29-2006, 07:18 PM
PM sent!

Snoballz
05-29-2006, 07:30 PM
I love this! if I were to pick one up, are there any talented painters out there who would finish this kit for me? I'm good with electronics and a dremel, but when it comes to paint, I have no clue.

tk1565
05-29-2006, 11:12 PM
awesome work mate awesome
i'd luv a set of them let me know the cost shipped to oshawa ontario canada l1h 1h6? put me down for one do-it-my self set =)
cheers ... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif
brian

yodasan
05-30-2006, 12:44 AM
I love this! if I were to pick one up, are there any talented painters out there who would finish this kit for me? I'm good with electronics and a dremel, but when it comes to paint, I have no clue.



It was not clear to me from the description that painting is necessary - ?

pmrjulio
05-30-2006, 10:27 AM
I love this! if I were to pick one up, are there any talented painters out there who would finish this kit for me? I'm good with electronics and a dremel, but when it comes to paint, I have no clue.



It was not clear to me from the description that painting is necessary - ?



Here you go!:

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
This is a 'garagekit'. You will have to assemble and paint
it. Do to numerous requests, I will sell the finished ones
for $250 shipped in the USA.
$85 shipped in the USA. International, please inquire.

[/QUOTE]

xediou
05-30-2006, 10:57 AM
Sorry for the confusion guys. I updated the original post. Here is what the kit looks like before painting:
http://www.heycomputer.com/prototrooper/headd1.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/prototrooper/headd2.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/prototrooper/headd3.jpg
http://www.heycomputer.com/prototrooper/headd4.jpg

Darth_Pain
05-30-2006, 01:35 PM
So, what are the "aerators"?? Are they the lighting parts?

xediou
05-30-2006, 02:43 PM
The little posts that stick out of the chins on two of the helmets. Lights are not included with this kit.

yodasan
05-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Here you go!:

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
This is a 'garagekit'. You will have to assemble and paint
it. Do to numerous requests, I will sell the finished ones
for $250 shipped in the USA.
$85 shipped in the USA. International, please inquire.



[/QUOTE]

Ok so just to be sure I understand the two options are:

1) $85 for the unfinished set which you have to paint and assemble
2) $250 for a completely finished set

right?

xediou
05-30-2006, 04:11 PM
Here you go!:

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
This is a 'garagekit'. You will have to assemble and paint
it. Do to numerous requests, I will sell the finished ones
for $250 shipped in the USA.
$85 shipped in the USA. International, please inquire.





Ok so just to be sure I understand the two options are:

1) $85 for the unfinished set which you have to paint and assemble
2) $250 for a completely finished set

right?

[/QUOTE]


You are correct sir!

yodasan
05-31-2006, 12:58 AM
Please pardon my paranoia but does anyone know the seller? I'm very
interested in getting this set but he has no trade feedback here. And
let me just add I am not trying to slander xediou!

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

xediou
05-31-2006, 12:39 PM
Thank you to every one who ordered a kit! They went in the mail today. If you have any problems whatsoever, please email me at psikits@comcast.net.

Darth_Pain
06-02-2006, 01:51 PM
Payment sent! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Desert_2
06-03-2006, 08:04 PM
My kit came today. Looked great, even unfinished. Just have to figure out what to do with it next. I like arts and crafts and all, but I'd really hate to jack this thing up. Any hints on the best paints, or what my first step would be in making this look as good as the pictures posted above would be greatly appreciated.

BradP
06-03-2006, 10:26 PM
[QUOTE=yodasan]
Please pardon my paranoia but does anyone know the seller? I'm very
interested in getting this set but he has no trade feedback here. And
let me just add I am not trying to slander xediou!









I know him by his RPF name..which I see the same items over there so I assume you are the same guy.

I HAVE dealt with him before in a purchase of my stormtrooper pistol and you have nothing to worry about from my point of view.

yodasan
06-04-2006, 11:38 AM
Thanks!

xediou
06-04-2006, 03:10 PM
Here is how I painted mine.

1st step is to clean the castings of any moldlines or pinholes that they may have. I use small files and sandpaper to remove the mold lines especially around the neck areas. Most any kind of hobby putty will do for filling in the pinholes. Squadran white putty is great for this. Here's a trick. Put the putty on and then dip your finger in fingernail polish remover and rub it across the puttied area. It will come out as smooth as glass. Once dry, sand with a fine grit sandpaper.

2nd step is to wash the pieces with dishwashing detergent and water. I use an old tootbrush to scrub the pieces. This gets rid of any dust and oils that have collected on the pieces.

3rd step. Once dry, you would normally prime the pieces at this point. However, since they are to be white, I skipped the primer step and sprayed them with white spraypaint. I used America's Finest by Rust-Oleum in flat white. Spray in many light coats. Otherwise, you will plug the fine detail in the sculpt.

4th step. I painted all the black areas with acrylic paint. I used Apple Barrel brand black mixed with a little black ink and water to make it flow easier. I painted the grooves in the mouth black first before the gray. Trust me, it is easier this way.

5th step. For the lines in the helmets, I used a mechanical pencil. I found that the lead in my pencil was too wide to fit in the grooves, so I regularly filed the lead to a fine point by rubbing it across some fine-grit sandpaper. If you make a mistake, just use the eraser.

6th step. For the bottom trooper, I stretched a rubberband around the middle of his dome and painted the top part a light blue-gray with acrylic paint. Carefully remove the rubber band.

7th step. I painted the areas around the mouths with a gray color.

8th step. The aerators. Clean them up and spray them with the same white paint. Glue them on with superglue.

9th step. Seal the entire busts with a clear overcoat. Testors gloss in the spraycan will work.

10th step. I glossed the eyes with Tamiya clear in the jar.

11th step. Wash the base. Mask off the slots with frisket paper that you can find at most hobby stores. Apply sections and cut out the shapes with an exacto knife so that the areas that are to remain see through are covered with the frisket paper.

12th step. Spray the base with a flat black paint in the spraycan. Once dry, remove the frisket paper.

13th step. You can come up with all kinds of elaborate lighting schemes. From LED's to bulbs. I kept it simple and gutted a scooby-doo lantern that was on sale at K-Mart. I used the battery pack, swith, and bulb and just stuck them under the base. Like I said, a more elegant solution would probably involve led's and maybe a permenant switch mounted on the back of the base. Radio Shack has everything you need.

14th step. I superglued the busts to the base just so that they wouldn't fall over.

Everything was painted with a paintbrush except for the white and black spraypaint and the mechanical pencil, of course. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Hope this helps.

One more thing, you can change the opacity and color to some degree with the base by painting the inside. I painted the inside of mine with Tamiya clear blue to give it a more blueish tint.

Desert_2
06-04-2006, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the detailed instructions! Hopefully an untalented painter such as myself might be able to make this thing work. I'd love to get it as good as the original.

Awesome job, by the way.

MrPickles
06-04-2006, 06:32 PM
Nice idea. Love the originality of the piece, so I'll give you a score of 9/10.

j/k http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

yodasan
06-16-2006, 12:14 PM
My finished set arrived today - they look great! I'll be posting
pictures in the Recently Acquired thread.

xediou
06-27-2006, 07:13 PM
bump. have a few kits left. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

yodasan
06-27-2006, 11:25 PM
Once those are gone, then I can start asking you about the proto-clone
display again! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif