1:4 Stormtrooper kit by Screamin'

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by BlindSquirrel, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just finished this kit. I think I need some time to decompress before I can gauge my building experience but it looks pretty good sitting on the table.

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    Besides inaccuracies in the kit, they provided no way to attach the helmet. So I had to sculpt a head and neck seal. While he is not a clone, this is ANH-era trooper just happens to look like me. What are the odds? :angel

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    Build-up photos and construction details, as always are on the blog.
     
  2. TK-6790

    TK-6790 New Member

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    Looks fantastic. Love the idea of using yourself as the "model"
     
  3. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Nice build-up. Nice to see it in pure white too. Mine has turned yellow over the years. :lol
     
  4. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    Hehehe I bought another Sreamin' Han Solo kit to use just for the head....
     
  5. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Oh get real. Stop posting pictures of yourself in life-size trooper armor and trying to pass them off as a model kit.. :D

    Of all the nerve. . .

    Excellent work.
     
  6. JSA

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    Would somebody please post a link or pm me with information on where
    this kit, and any others like it would be available, and the cost of them?

    1/4 scale or bigger is what I like to collect, and this stormtrooper looks GREAT.

    I'd love to be able to have a finished one in my collection possibly.

    Thanks very much for any information.

    JS
     
  7. Too Much Garlic

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    Man... that figure looks like the FX armor on a good day. Never really liked the sculpts on the quater scaled figures, but the paint-job is great and I like the touch with the blaster and the custom face. :)

    Since they are discontinued, your best bet would be on eBay. They are sold there from time to time. Just beware of the many low quality recasts floating around - they are inferior quality and should be avoided. You can often get the 1:4 scale Star Wars figures for a steal of about $10-$50 depending on the time... just search eBay for original kits at low prices.

    But if eBay is not an option... I think there are a few online stores that sell them... though, the price are generally higher than on eBay... and maybe you can find them by googling for "Screamin' 1:4 Star Wars".

    Good luck on your search.
     
  8. Darth Domain

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    That E-11 looks very detailed
     
  9. Too Much Garlic

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    I don't think it's the one accompanying the kit... or am I wrong in assuming that the blaster is from somewhere else, other than this kit?
     
  10. Qrest Fourstar

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    Its not. The one that comes with the kit is why out of scale. An E-11 should be about the length of a forearm.
     
  11. Too Much Garlic

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    Any chance of getting pictures of only the mini E-11?
     
  12. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The gun that came with the kit was a total piece of crap so I took the Blaster Builders Club templates, scaled them down and built my own. Complete build-up photos can be found here:

    mini E-11
     
  13. Qrest Fourstar

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    Awesome work. I'm going to have to strip mine and redo him.
     
  14. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    You are very talented indeed. :thumbsup
     
  15. OldKen

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    yeah like why didnt you just sculpt the whole trooper? :lol

    you are a better sculpter than the people that made the kit. LOL.

    no offense, it looks great... but the helmet is... less than accurate.

    great scuplt on the face though. i dont know what you look like but it looks very lifelike. and the build you did on the kit is A1 clean as well.

    have you ever tried to scuplt a TK helmet?

    it would be interesting to see what you could come up with. :thumbsup
     
  16. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys. I thought this thread was dead. :lol


    The helmet was a major frustration for me...I changed as much as I could without just chucking it and building it from scratch.

    I am such a mental patient I was actually building the INTERIOR of the helmet (as in the cutaway from the DK book) but there wasn't enough room for the gizmos and "my" head. I did get as far as sculpting the interior detail of the lenses and foam around them.

    Perhaps I will do a TK someday...I'm only an oven away from a functional vacuum forming table.
     

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