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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Ok the marines and Stuart have had there first coat of paint, forest green for the tank and herringbone for the marines.






Oh and an interloper found his way onto the bench.


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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2 .
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:30 AM UTC
I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 11:33 AM UTC
OK, where did you get the Storm trooper?
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:53 PM UTC

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OK, where did you get the Storm trooper?



Mal, it's one of the beautiful Bandai kits 1/12 scale, you need too import them as Bandai only have a Japanese license. However I found you can get them on Amazon although they come from Japan not from Amazon themselves and watch the prices they do fluctuate. They go together so well that you don't even need glue or paint!
I have a First order Stormtrooper on the way and know another Bulldog with a couple

Still need to apply the decals on the one above.
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 03:55 PM UTC

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I am not even asking what his vehicle is !!!!!!!

P2D2



Paul I think you've been at the tea again, 5 posts and they're all slightly different.
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Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
Love the Stormtrooper Lucky. Is he straight out of the box, and how long did he take to build?
Looking for the First Order trooper now lol.
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Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Love the Stormtrooper Lucky. Is he straight out of the box, and how long did he take to build?
Looking for the First Order trooper now lol.
Andy



Thanks Andy, yes straight out of the box no paint or glue the sprue gates are small and a swipe with a sanding stick and they are gone, just need to put on the decals. A dream to build just make sure the connectors click when you push the ends together and watch the knee joint as I put one on back to front then noticed and corrected. You also have the option of making him as a leftie and other hand options, choice of three guns, you can't see it but he has a blaster pistol in a holster.
I'll for sure be picking up a Sandtrooper, Scout trooper w/Speeder bike and Darth as soon as I can, may pick up another Stormtrooper to arm with a blaster and dirty up a bit. Now just need them to release a Clone trooper, TIE pilot and AT-AT driver/pilot. Oh Captain Phasma is released not month and Kylo Ren a little later in the year.

Oh being careful due to not being painted I think he took about an hour may be a little bit longer, there are a few decals left to apply mainly vents on the helmet and a few coloured buttons on his stomach.
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 01:04 AM UTC
Calling my Stormtrooper finished, added some grime to the trooper and filled and painted the base plate to represent the floor of the Death Star. I've changed out the MG-34 sorry heavy blaster for the Sterling sorry blaster as I couldn't get the HB to be up across his chest as I wanted it.

I have another coming which will be done parade fashion, all spit and polish.

Hope you like him.





I'll try and get a better photo in the daylight tomorrow.
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
You've done a sooper dooper sooper starwars trooper.

And this reads like Abba.

I am sorry It's great.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 12:28 PM UTC
I'll be looking for these kits, they look fantastic
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 04:50 PM UTC
Thanks Paul and Mal.

As promised here's a couple of photos taken in better light.



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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
Lucky that's terrific stuff.

Paul.
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 12:35 AM UTC
Thanks Paul.

Not much progress done this weekend on the Guadalcanal campaign build but here's a composition photo to show the lay out. The front of the dio is in front of the tank and that's where a name plate will go, the white tack tower is a stand in for the ordered BAR gunner.

Comments and suggestions welcome for a dio newb.

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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi Lucky,
Whereas normally we would place everything on a diagonal to give a natural assymetry...
This is actually a great compositional device if you are to funnel the field of view down to a small area.
Accordingly if I may suggest to you the addition of Japanese minefield marker signs,(if they existed), in order as to give a valid reason for the guys to walk in the track furrows.
Paul.
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 01:14 AM UTC
Thanks Paul, however there were no mine field signs in Guadalcanal just tall grass, palm trees and jungle plants, the tank is making a path through the grass while the marines watch to the sides while on patrol.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 07:36 PM UTC
Got a few parcels over the last week or two which may hint at what's next on the bench once the M3 and M4 are finished although I'm still waiting for the Cent turret to arrive, be quicker if I walked there and got it myself. Any way here's a teaser photo.



Now when I got home from work last night there was a parcel waiting for me, so while my food got cold and the TV played my programs that I wanted to watch in the background I sniped and pushed and this happened:



Paint is required for this one as the blaster needs parts too be white as does the riot stick thing, also a few decals to go on. This guy will be clean and just need to work out the base colour for him.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 09:32 PM UTC
Postie arrived with another Stormtrooper today so with paint on the First Order and build of the new arrival today has finished up with these guys. The new arrivals still require their decals.



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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:49 AM UTC

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the tank is making a path through the grass while the marines watch to the sides while on patrol.



If the Marines are on patrol, they would be between 5-10m/yds apart, unless the yanks take the "buddy" system far further than the Brits I get that that would make the base much longer but with the linear nature of it that might be a good thing? Also they would be scanning outwards, not looking at the man in front, which sort of defeats the object, and the M3 is doing all the looking up front A Jap hiding off to one side would give the reason for the turned heads, for those that don't get it?
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 09:17 PM UTC

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the tank is making a path through the grass while the marines watch to the sides while on patrol.



If the Marines are on patrol, they would be between 5-10m/yds apart, unless the yanks take the "buddy" system far further than the Brits I get that that would make the base much longer but with the linear nature of it that might be a good thing? Also they would be scanning outwards, not looking at the man in front, which sort of defeats the object, and the M3 is doing all the looking up front A Jap hiding off to one side would give the reason for the turned heads, for those that don't get it?



Mal I understand what your saying but in the photo below I don't think those marines heard about the spacing.




Anyway the Stormtroopers have been reinforced, still some work to do, the Sandtrooper needs a sand wash and the riot stick needs to be finished off.





Now these guys need some support so I dug the 'old' Finemolds TIE In out of the stash.


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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 01:15 PM UTC

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Mal I understand what your saying but in the photo below I don't think those marines heard about the spacing.



Then they are not on "patrol"? They are moving up to the front, I guess, but they still make a very good target like that! Imagine that you expect to contact the enemy at any moment. But you do have your proof of spacing, it just looks odd, to me It could be a reason why so many were killed?
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 11:57 PM UTC
thats a nice squad of troopers you've got there lucky!
might i suggest a couple of ideas for a dio....




i might just have a nosey around amazon, those bandai kits all look fantastic compared to the self assemble sound and light toys revell are putting out, the R2D2/R5D4 kit is one i would love to get my hands on in particular.