Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike by Bandai

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  1. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Hey all,....I got the Speeder Bike in the post on Wed morning,....I'm not gonna start it just yet,....but I couldn't wait to crack open the box & compare it to the MPC kit


    It's supposed to be roughly the same size......and right enough it is,......well the bike anyway


    The MPC trooper is a good bit bigger......(This helmet has been reshaped a bit):


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    The feet are almost the same size:
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    The Space Shuttle nose is a slightly different shape,....I'll have to check reference photos to see which is correct,...(likely Bandai):
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    Very similar size here:
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    Finer Details on the Bandai:
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    Smaller seat for a smaller bum:
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    Thats it for a while,...(till I get other projects out of the way)


    J
     
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  2. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Its a great model. I'm building one now and have just finished painting all the figure parts using tamiya spray paints. The figure looks so much better painted.

    Keith.
     
  3. Jun Austria

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    Keith. My only advised for this model is to removed the shoulder cap armor supports on the polycap and on the shoulder cap parts. The shoulder cap armor should be resting way down on the shoulder and a bit front. This will removed the "shrugging look" on the figures.

    http://www.junaustriamodel.blogspot.com/p/wip-banda-scout-trooper-and-bike.html

    This is the look I after...

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    Still trying to figure out if I can rotate the armor on the triceps...

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    The figure will be permanently fixed on the bike. So gonna put some epoxy putty on those joints.
     
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  4. leyrich

    leyrich Well-Known Member

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    You got me soled now I will get one.:D
     
  5. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Surprise!!!

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    ....yes I said I was gonna do other things,.....but I gave in & started it:

    Decided to make the under armour first,.....sprayed the armour with white primer

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    Its going together great

    J
     
  6. jake88

    jake88 Sr Member

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    That's cool John! Ive got the AMT version. Wishing the figure was pose-able like yours... :cheers
     
  7. spacebob

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    I bought one of these and am impressed so far...
    loving the mods to the mask on the AMT :)( haven't seen one since 1986? ) and can't believe the bikes are the same scale, the helmets are crazy scalewise.
     
  8. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    I've done a bit of work on the bike:

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    Just pushed together:
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    I scratched on some texture to the canvas bag:
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    Thanks for looking
    John
     
  9. RogueTrooper

    RogueTrooper Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, love the fine detail.;)
     
  10. crackerjazz

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    I'm amazed by your painting/weathering skills. Looks so "ILM"
     
  11. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Thanks RogueTrooper & Thanks Crackerjazz

    I found some nice reference pics,....& I'm just copying them:)

    Heres some more comparisons to the MPC.....I'm glad Bandai have the right reference pics,.....the MPC Trooper looks mad:

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    J
     
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  12. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Some more pics:


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    I love this kit


    J
     
  13. crackerjazz

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    Beautiful work, John! What kind of black paint did you use, and how is the weathering done on the black if you don't mind my asking : ( ? It's incredible the way you're able to match the prop's looks.
     
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  14. Jaitea

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    Thanks very much crackerjazz,.....I gave the parts a coat of black car primer,....Hycote,....I always use that brand,.....it sprays nice and smooth,...no splatters,...only £3 a tin

    The weathering is just oils,....put it on in layers,.....you really only see it right when it dries on the black,....the metallic is Mr Colour silver,...that I bought for the R2 dome......when you dry brush with it,...it goes on like a powder .....& you can polish/buff it up

    One thing I did do with the black was when its dry I rubbed it with a scouring pad,....this sort of polished up the raised areas,....so that it looks shinier on the raised,....I also did this on the biker,.......the black parts & the white armour

    The white armour has been sprayed matte white primer,.....but buffed back up to a satin shine on the raised areas

    John
     
  15. crackerjazz

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    Wow, excellent info, John, thanks!!! :) and I love that scouring pad idea!
     
  16. Vacformedhero

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    Has to be the most realistic chassis and engine detail, well done , you should work for bandai , your already selling more kits
     
  17. thebeans

    thebeans Active Member

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    Cool I've been wishing some one would do a comparison with these two kits , i also have an MPC kit finished and i really don't care too much for the MPC scout trooper, so my questions are could you put up a pic of the bandai scout trooper riding the MPC speeder , wondering would he be too small?? what height is the bandai scout standing?
     
  18. Jaitea

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    I spent a bit of time filling in the Trooper's joints,.....I got him posed on the bike to how I liked, then put a spot of SuperGlue on the joints,.....then filled the joints up with Humbrol Filler

    Still a bit of fine sanding,.....its a bit rough,....I've just set him on the bike,...he's not positioned right yet

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    .....so still a bit to do,....but nearly there

    Thanks for looking
    John
     
  19. samster27

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    John, looks a great kit and nice build dude :thumbsup
     
  20. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What did you do to the soles of his boots? Did you paint them? Was that necessary?

    -MJ
     
  21. Jaitea

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    I'm going to repaint them and weather the boots

    J
     
  22. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're the boss.
     
  23. Jaitea

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    OK,.....been doing some work work,...no time for kits,......so got back to this one,......

    I made a base for my AT-ST from foamalux instead of using the muddy Bandai kit part,...so I decided to keep that style & made one for my Speeder Bike,...brass rod & Foamalux,....

    Still a bit more to do to this,.....after the filling of the joints, the elbows look a bit un-natural, so I'm gonna do something with them,..
    Some more bits to add to the bike & decals etc

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    J
     
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  24. Unes

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    The paint looks awesome :thumbsup
    Nice job John :)
     
  25. craig g

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    Great job.
    What colour brown did you use on the bike, if you don't mind me asking.
     
  26. Jaitea

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    Thanks guys, I used Badger Rail Brown.....16-175, I got a 6 pack of colours with my airbrush

    just had a quick look on the well known auction site & it's there....pretty cheap

    J
     
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  27. craig g

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    Thank you.
    Looks a good match
     
  28. GF

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    Fantastic paint job!!!

    I have the old MPC kit I built over 20 years ago, the figure was horrible compared to this new kit had to do a lot of mods to get it to look half descent, if I remember the base color I used was Tamiya flat earth. here's a couple of pics.
     

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  29. Vacformedhero

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    IPMS ireland national model show today a great take on this kit
     

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  30. craig g

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    Another great job
     
  31. craig g

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    Cool!
    Was thinking of a more casual pose for mine too. Maybe even copying this. [​IMG]
     
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  32. Vacformedhero

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    I love that pose, it's like dude don't **** with me , I own this
     
  33. Jaitea

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    I think it's clever looking....how the speeder is supported through the rider,...but I think its been done quite a lot by builders

    it can look a bit cheesy

    J
     
  34. craig g

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    Only like cheese on toast so perhaps not then. Lol
    My other idea was to try to replicate the.scene from Jedi, where the Scout is firing his pistol over his left arm at Leia
     
  35. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Well thats the Bike finished

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    Thanks very much for looking

    John
     
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  36. Pinousse

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    Look very authentic :rolleyes :thumbsup
     
  37. Voodoocaster

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    You think it could actually hover if you use opposite earth magnets(one or more in the base and one or more in the bike or boots of the rider) and keep the bike with rider attached to the base with thin fishing wire so it won't flip over?.
    I saw on you tube a guy using this trick for haloween to make toy bugs move in display boxes
     
  38. le1120

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    Very nice job.
     
  39. rbeach84

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    Great job on this, J. I think you're right about those elbows, though. Looks like some of my early Bandai tanker figure pose mods, using a candle! Regardless, you polished it off right quick so it must have been fun!

    One other thing - 'tweaking' is okay but for goodness sake, avoid 'twerking'!

    Regards, Robert
     
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  40. blakeh1

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    The bike turned out awesome.

    Colors are great and weathering is perfect.

    Very convincing finish.

    The only part that ruins the look is the saddlebag/bedroll thing.

    For some reason it looks very plastic (at least in these pictures). I don't know if it's due to the finish on it (maybe like a semi-gloss?), or maybe the straps and metal clips all being the same tan color. At any rate, it just seems out of place compared to awesomeness on the rest of the bike.

    Of course it may look different in person at normal viewing size. The camera sometimes doesn't do things justice
     
  41. Jaitea

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    Thanks very much guys,...comments very welcome

    Thanks Robert,.....yep this elbows look very Olive Oil looking to me......shouldn't be hard to fill out

    Thanks Blake,....I'm not overjoyed with that bag thing either,....maybe I'll attempt making something??

    J
     
  42. rbeach84

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    The saddlebag just probably needs a little more TLC to give it the visual complexity it lacks. Paint a little darker shade for shadowing along the straps, in the side folds and along the underside and then apply some lightened tone highlights to the upper areas, with an eye towards the fact the trooper is a light-reflecting white tone. That should improve it substantially. I can see it being a bit worn but matte finished material - though white armor doesn't exactly provide any camouflage effect, does it? ;^P

    Regards, Robert
     
  43. Jaitea

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    Thanks guys;.....

    I've done a tiny bit more to it but haven't taken any photos yet, I fixed his Olive Oyl elbows,....they are less rubbery & he's got more meat

    I haven't repainted the satchel yet....or folded material??? don't know,

    I'll post soon

    John
     
  44. Jaitea

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    Hi peoples

    I've redone the painting on the saddlebag,....& s I said in the last post,...I've filled out his elbows also

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    Thanks for looking

    John
     
  45. -... . .- --..

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    Best build-up that I've seen of this guy!
     
  46. kwisatz

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    Awesome work Jaitea thanks for sharing! I'm pretty new to modeling but am going to try and copy some of your techniques. Can you tell me more about the oil paints used on the black portions of the bike? Namely the colors used (and brand). Also, what kind of scouring pads were used? Thanks in advance for your time.
     

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