Kotobukiya Sandtrooper Corporal paint job

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Talisen, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    I finally got in my Kotobukiya Sandtrooper Corporal from the Starwars shop and although the model and pose are really cool, the paint job is absolutely horrible.

    Looks like they have kids with markers doing the sand weathering. I have a Fett from Kotobukiya and it's well done. I've seen the Clonetrooper up close and it looks great (I want one eventually)

    So what happened. anyone get the regular Sandtrooper or Sergeant? Does it look the same? For a exclusive you'd expect a little better.

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    Now the question is can I remove that paint or do I have to paint over?
     
  2. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    That does look pretty crappy. Marmit's original weathering job was pretty bad too. Not quite that bad though. You might be able to just weather right over it and incorporate what they have on it into your new weathering. I used woodland scenics to weather my Marmit and it turned out great.
     
  3. klinsek

    klinsek New Member

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    I am really glad you shared this info. Thanks.

    I was considering getting this one, but I think I will opt to buy the other stormy instead.
     
  4. Prometheus

    Prometheus Well-Known Member

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    Man.. that trooper looks like he just crapped in his pants.. :eek:
     
  5. Jedi_Dogs

    Jedi_Dogs New Member

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    That is nasty. Funny, but nasty. I don't think that I could have one of those in my collection after your comment.

    I think that I will stick with the GG busts. :unsure
     
  6. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Actually a Rancor crapped on him.... That Sh.t is a badge of honor ;)
     
  7. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can you post a pic of the Marmit you weather with the Woodland Scenics?
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    it's a "Flood Trooper."
     
  9. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    I just got my Stormtrooper today , and it's already yellowed straight from the box :angry
     
  10. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure that it isn't a return or something? That can't be what it's supposed to look like. I've heard good things about these figures and was planning on getting a Sandtrooper and the upcoming Snowtrooper. God, I hope that isn't standard.

    Have you tried returning it or contacting the company showing them the pictures?

    Chris
     
  11. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    No it's not a return, it truth, looking at the pictures posted on Starwars.com, you'll see the marks are all where they are supposed to be:

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    Just at that size they look fine. I have 4 other Kotobukiya Star Wars figures and they were all great. I can only guess that since this particular fig was an Exclusive, limited number, they had the weathering hand done, or used less articulate machines since the numbers were so low?

    Does anyone have one of the other Sandies? I'm guessing the weathering is the same.



     
  12. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've been reading up on them since I saw your post....because it worried me. I still plan on getting the standard one, but I couldn't find anyone having the same problem as you've got, that's why I was curious. I agree with ya on the weathering.....I also noticed that you can see what they were "trying" to accomplish it's just too heavy and sloppy on yours. I hope you can make it work alright.

    Chris
     
  13. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The one thing my buddy john and I hate MOST bout the Koto Sandy is the GAWD AWFUL paint job. I agree. Kids with markers. LOL :lol

    I have YET to see ONE that looks good.
     
  14. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    Really. Yikes, I may have to rethink getting a Sandy. Do all 3 versions of the Sandtrooper have poor paint jobs?

    Chris
     
  15. AT-AT Luvah

    AT-AT Luvah Sr Member

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    Even as a non-sandtrooper expert, I can tell that this is a poor paint job. Given that these are definitely high-end kits, the paint job does not pass muster.

    I have the Vader Koto (version 1) and it is fantastic. This is pretty bad.

    Hector
     

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