Monday, May 11, 2009

Imperial Infantry Trooper

This is the second Imperial Army Infantry Trooper I've done. He is in the same squad as my previous Imperial Infantry Trooper and Imperial Infantry Officer. Stay tuned for more of this squad in the near future!

Parts: Head (TSC Galactic Marine), Body (TLC Imperial Engineer), Helmet (AT-ST Driver), Load Bearing Equipment (25th Anniversary Snake-Eyes), E-11 Blaster Rifle (TLC Imperial Engineer), backpack (PotF2 Sandtrooper).

Supplies: X-acto knife, paintbrushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Illustrations from the Star Wars: Empire comic series.

This one was done exactly like the first one. I removed the Engineer head and replaced it with the GM head. I dipped the load bearing equipment (LBE) in a mug of boiling water and then stretched to fit the waist of the figure. Once it fit correctly, it was dipped in very cold water to keep the desired shape. I added the LBE to the figure and then used the X-acto knife to cut off the hand grenade and the holster. I glued a cast of a Sandtrooper's ammunition pouch to the LBE where the holster had been. Finally, the back pack was attached to the LBE with two small dabs of super glue. When the LBE is removed, the backpack stays attached to it. The casted ammunition pouch was painted black and the entire figure was given a light coating of Testors Dull-Cote.

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