Here you go, man. This set is just so good. Such little effort for so much awesomeness B)Got any pics of the star destroyer? My favourite sci fi ship design
I'm sure this in inevitable. They already have three X-Wings. A mini model and 1/144 kit seem practical. But Bandai has already teased larger scale prototype/display models of AT-AT, Star Destroyer, 1/72 Falcon and pretty sure a 1/2 BB-8. But going mass retail for the larger kits is a giant leap. A five foot falcon is not going to be cheap or easy to display.Nice kit, great build.
Are Bandai going to release an OT Falcon?
Oh then this makes this set even more a must buy. Just like the FO Stormtrooper kit included parts to convert it into a Riot Control Trooper, this Death Trooper kit likely inlcude parts to turn him into a "Specialist". Looks at all those belt accessories. He's ready to blow stuff up! Apparently these guys are the Director Krennic's most personal, elite sidekicks.On the Bandai Hobby site if you look thru the pictures this version is referred to as a Death Trooper (Specialist) and then they have another version minus all the gear as a Death Trooper. So I guess we will get the option to add or subtract the gear.
Thanks, Gree. I highly recommend these little guys.That looks nice BARF!
I'm just waiting for some more reference images before I begin it. The lighting in those new pics might be playing tricks. Plus those are CG images, so likely exaggerated a bit with all the various shades of black. I want all my droids to be as movie accurate as possible. Likely the new upcoming Rogue One Visual Dictionary will provide more images before the movie hits.Hey BARF! I can't wait to see your custom of that new R2 unit, C2-B5
Yeah that body would be tough. While building R2 and R5 I kept eyeballing the body to see where cuts may possibly work. I'd really like to be able to incorporate the nice fit and look of the Bandai "shoulder" joints and the ribbed "cone" on the bottom of the body but I don't know if my skills are up to the task.I think you would be able to salvage some parts like the dome which can be cut shorter.. The legs would have to be cut short and glued back together. The biggest problem area will be the body cause it's all one piece (two halves attached together). Cutting that will be pretty impractical given all the intricacies and openings. Might be easier to do a scratch build for the body using PVC piping and a dremmel.
It looks like you went with paint instead of decals or stickers on the face plate. I used a silver metallic sharpie and tried dry brushing over it to dull it a little.
I'm not sure what you are talking about, sir, but you've done a great job on those customs. I especially admire true customs, where there is no reference material. Just only your imagination. As you make more, you will become familiar with the intricacies of the mold. Painting the dome is alway a challenging. Take your time and trust in the paint. Weathering is very challenging. There are lots of good products out there that can helps. Sometimes I like to incorporate weathering in my painting techniques. It all depends though.
OK, so I almost feel too embarrassed to show these in the same thread as the awesome work of Mr BARF but, having inspired me so have a go myself, I'm going to. These are my first four attempts at customising and the first models I've painted and assembled in over 25 years, so be gentle with me! I've currently got over 130 droids from Hasbro and Disney so I wasn't going to repeat anything I've already got, these will all be something a bit different. I also haven't weathered any yet, I may work up to that but I quite like them shiney and new, for now. I also have no real artistic skill, I leave that to the wife, so there won't be any fancy patterns or lines. It's all down to what can be done painting different parts in different colours.
I've always wanted a black and silver R2 so he was my first, and it shows! The paint is so thickly applied that the head really didn't go together very well at all, but I've certainly gotten better at applying thin layers as I've gone on. He's best viewed from a distance (about 20 feet or so!) and may well be redone at a later date. The green and white R5 was done next and, I think, worked much better. I've always loved the green and white R5 from the Clone Wars, so this was my homage to him. I thought I'd do something slightly different with the blue and yellow R5 so I added some tools to him. But I'm really impressed with the Boba Fett themed R2. I know everyone seems to do him, but I liked the idea of using the sensorscope to mimic the rangefinder on his helmet. And the other tool arm looks quite like a gun, to me anyway.
My next one will be an R2 based on R5-K6 and I missed out on the Disney black and silver R5, so he's probably after that. And then I've got 2 more kits on order to come up with ideas for! This is slightly addictive, but I'm finding the actual process quite relaxing and a good way to unwind in the evenings after work. So, thank you Mr BARF for the inspiration and the very helpful advice you've put up on here.
Haha that's exactly where I do my custom work too. We never use the dining table because we always eat at the breakfast bar. But when we have guests, time to pack up shop. I actually painted tonight. It was a good feeling. I used Testora enamel paints for a Transformers project I'm working on. Man that stuff is not easy to work with. Fumes are strong too. Had to use them though since Tamiya didn't have the right color I needed.Thank you, sir, for your very kind words. I do feel I'm getting better the more I do. I've used a mixture of Tamiya and Revell acrylic paints, depending on which had the colour I was looking for. I know what you mean about having a dedicated work space, I work on the dining room table but I've managed to fit all my paint and tools in one plastic storage box, so it's easy enough to set up.
That cape looks good. I may need to order one for when I do my Phasma build.Phasma has on a custom cape from rickhor409 and I followed the tutorial from a YouTube named Let's Talk Greek for Vader's Rode. The material is polyester I think and it was 4 or 5 dollars a yard from Jo Ann's fabric.
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