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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2005, 05:14 PM »
In my vintage collection, I have 3 Stormtroopers.  One has been on a Dewback a little too long and got yellowed from the Tatooine suns, but he's complete.   :)

As for my "modern" collection, I have a LOT of those inaccurate fellas.

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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #16 on: June 3, 2005, 04:11 PM »
Has anybody thought about buying some of the cheapo stormtroopers you can find in the under-the-counter bin for like $0.50 becaues they're so yellow that taxi cabs get jealous and tried repainting them white and adding all the black parts back where they should be with paint or a sharpie?

I'm thinking it might be a fun way to army build vintage stormtroopers without hardly any cost other than the weapons.

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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #17 on: June 3, 2005, 05:46 PM »
Has anybody thought about buying some of the cheapo stormtroopers you can find in the under-the-counter bin for like $0.50 becaues they're so yellow that taxi cabs get jealous and tried repainting them white and adding all the black parts back where they should be with paint or a sharpie?

I'm thinking it might be a fun way to army build vintage stormtroopers without hardly any cost other than the weapons.

I've actually done that as you can see in the image below. Personally, I wasn't overly happy with the results, I couldn't find a white to best match the color of the armor and my attempts on the helmet were blah to say the least...


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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #18 on: June 5, 2005, 03:12 PM »
Has anybody thought about buying some of the cheapo stormtroopers you can find in the under-the-counter bin for like $0.50 becaues they're so yellow that taxi cabs get jealous and tried repainting them white and adding all the black parts back where they should be with paint or a sharpie?

I'm thinking it might be a fun way to army build vintage stormtroopers without hardly any cost other than the weapons.

I've actually done that as you can see in the image below. Personally, I wasn't overly happy with the results, I couldn't find a white to best match the color of the armor and my attempts on the helmet were blah to say the least...



This is funny. I have 15 Stormies now, but 11 of them I recently got in a large lot of stuff. There were lots of army builder stuff, so they didn't focus on anything in particular in the pictures. All but one stormie was painted like the one in this picture. I spent a lot of time removing the paint and still haven't been able to get all the paint out of the mouth grill.
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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #19 on: June 6, 2005, 02:23 AM »
try using Goof-off to get the coloring out. since the stormie was molded in the white plastic, you won't take off any of the original paint behind the grill. i dont know the long term effects of the Goof-off on the plastic though, so only use a little at a time
and do it in a well vented area.

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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #20 on: August 4, 2005, 01:40 PM »
This is my only one, package is really nice. Acquired from Ian2 a few years back.


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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #21 on: August 4, 2005, 09:05 PM »

14 in varying sizes, colors, and countries of origin.  :o

If you mean licensed then it's 3, 2 from childhood and 1 from my mint set of original 12.

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Re: How many Stormtroopers do you have in your collection?
« Reply #22 on: August 4, 2005, 09:21 PM »
Great bootlegs, John!

Here are a couple of my Kenner baggies, one heat sealed and one tape sealed.