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Travis Paschall
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Custom Bandai 1/12 Storm Trooper, Reaper platoon

May 3, 2019 · in Sci-fi · · 7 · 3.1K

Ladies and gents, I present my entry into the Instagram "Trooper Build Off 3" the frame is a Bandai with some add ons from a Bandai Clone Trooper kit (visor and rifle/blaster), the spear is from a Gundam accessories kit. The ghille hood was hand made from various material such as shredded twine, cut up and painted bits of an ace bandage, small select pieces from artificial moss. The trooper's hood/scarf was sculpted from epoxy clay along with his sash/skirt thingy, two pouches and the battle streamers on the spear. The backpack was scratch built using computer parts. The trooper was all hand painted except for the imperial symbol which is a water slide decal (not talented enough for that one) undersuit to hide the joints is a dollar store pack of pantyhose with epoxy clay hiding the ankle joints.

The diorama consists of the base being an old office desk shelf with insulation styrofoam and sculptamold with the base ground cover being a mix of finely sifted dirt and tile grout, the second layer is various sizes and colors of static grass, bushes, taller plants and grass are a combo of synthetic and real vegetation. Boys that's like 95 dremeled (for the notches) and hand painted bamboo skewers for the forest. The river is epoxy resin with modge podge for the ripples.

Let me know what you guys think and thanks for looking! As always if you have any questions just let me know!

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7 responses

  1. Beautifully built & painted, Travis!

  2. @mikegolf , Thank you sir much appreciated!

  3. Nicely done, looks great!

  4. @roofrat , Thanks sir, appreciate the love!

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