One slow step at a time. Perhaps not a good analogy when one notes this post is all about the shoulders, forearms, elbows, arms and hands of the Scout Trooper. But you get the idea. At this stage of the build, the 1/12 scale figurine is almost complete save for the Blaster Pistol that once completed will be placed into a holster located on the right boot. While there is a base for use solely with the figurine (as opposed to another one that'll display both the Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike), I don't intend to work on the former and will use it only as a temporary display stand. The latter, bigger base will be worked on together with the Speeder Bike at a later date. For now lets look at the upper limbs.
|Bandai Star Wars 1/12 scale Scout Trooper upper limbs [Completed]|
|Articulation at the elbows allowed for the upper limbs to bend up to 90 degrees |
If one were to look closely at the black colored areas of the right upper limb and compare it with the left one, you would not be amiss to note that the former looks somewhat glossier than the latter. This was a misstep on my part as I had forgotten to coat the right upper limb with a flat clear coat, which I had done with the left one. It's a minor issue which will be rectified by the next post.
|Individual parts as well as sub-assemblies that make up the Right Upper Limb|
|Black colored parts fully assembled into their respective sub-assemblies |
|White armor plates were then attached onto the black colored sub-assemblies |
|Right Upper Limb: Shoulders, Forearms, Elbows, Arms, and Hands [Completed]|
Unlike the lower limbs which could be clearly differentiated by the existence of a Blaster Pistol holster on the right boot, there isn't really anything that aesthetically separates both upper limbs. Essentially, the right and left upper limb are just mirror images of each other.
|Individual parts as well as sub-assemblies that make up the Left Upper Limb|
|While the non-armored areas were painted in black and given a flat clear coat ...|
|... the white armor pieces were kept in their original molded plastic state except for metal sections |
|Left Upper Limb: Shoulders, Forearms, Elbows, Arms, and Hands [Completed]|
So at this late stage of the build, the Upper Half of the Scout Trooper stands ready to be assembled. Once that's done and dusted, both the upper and lower halves will be combined. Then together with the Blaster Pistol which I've yet to start work on, the Scout Trooper can finally be tagged as fully complete. Not the whole project of course because a completion of that magnitude involves a vignette comprising also of the Speeder Bike and a 1/12 scale female figurine. All of them will eventually end up as a part of my "Join the Empire" project series. On that note, I hope you will join me (groan) next week as I make more progress on the Scout Trooper. Until then, stay safe and be well.