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Official Bandai Build Campaign
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:29 PM UTC
Good Morning everyone today is the start of the Bandai building Campaign and below is the kit i plan to start building soon, the Rogue One Shore trooper.

In the background you can see today's "Sun" newspaper with the today's date on it, the 1st of September.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Here is my kit for this campaign - the Star Wars snow speeder. Looks to be an easy build, but we will see.

More to follow

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
well i'm off to a start and have stripped all of the beige coloured pieces from the sprues and i'm getting ready to paint them a different colour that what the kit has in mind:



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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:09 AM UTC
Here is my startup photo of the AT-AT


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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
Excellent choice Tom, I have one of those In the stash
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:39 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Here's my start photo.

I'll start with the two Combat Assault Tanks and work my way up to the U-Wing fighter.

This looks like a great kit with 4 models in the box: U-Wing Fighter, Tie Striker and two Combat Assault Tanks. We'll see if I can paint a tiny 1/144 scale Stormtrooper.
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Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Bandai AT-ST in 1/48th for me. Pictures to follow.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM UTC
I'll get going on this before long.



Mike
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
well now that i have finished the Hanuebu i can get to work on my other projects including the imperial probe droid which has stalled as there is a lot more clean up on it and i am trying to order replacement parts for it.

so the converted shore trooper has finally got off the starting blocks and i have hit a small snag, the front of the helmet doesn't quite interlock.

i guess i could plug the tiny gap with some filler but i need to make sure it doesn't effect the goggles.

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 09:54 PM UTC
ok so i have now managed to fix the helmet and i have now completed the head section of this figure. The plan is to re-paint the shore trooper white which is what you can see in these pictures and make him an Imperial Snow Sniper.

Again i used my 0.5mm manual pencil to do the panel lines as using enamel or oil washes has a very negative effect on bandai plastic star wars kits, there have been numerous posts about it over the net that using solvents such as white spirits or turps makes the plastic exceptionally brittle... this i can attest to personally.

picture one shows the head section completed but without the upper section attached.

picture two shows it as being attached now.



Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
sorry for the poor picture quality but you will get the idea that i have now assembled the torso and groin section of the kit and i am now going to start to detail it a little more in the same manner as i have done with the helmet section.

there is a section of cloth that comes wit the kit to make a skirt like feature but despite all attempts to paint it white it resists all paint types, i have tried using car primer paint as well as acrylics and the paint seems to just bounce off of it. I suspect i will need to replace it with some plastic or vinyl sheet.

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
ok, so i have completed and painted the torso as well as the groin area and have attached the head so you can get an idea of how is going to look.