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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2016, 01:19 AM »
Not sure if I'll get the shadow trooper...  I need to draw a line somewhere.  That said I ordered the FO stormie and I'm excited for it to arrive.  Hearing a tad more painting involved there but I'm ok with that.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 07:50 PM »
Got the FO Trooper in the mail.  Took a while from Japan, but free shipping...  It ultimately cost barely anything more than it would've on HLJ I think, so I'm happy.

Great looking kit...  I mean really, these figure kits are amazing.  My only disappointment is I doubt they do anyone out of a helmet.  :-\  I guess there's the other lines for that, but it's still a bummer.  I think they could do eye decals, and the rest would be minor painting issues I would think.  Washes, or just little things like lip color.  Oh well.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2016, 11:04 PM »
Bandai's 1/12 model kits for Rogue One look insanely cool.  Very glad I skipped the Hasbro Death Trooper and K2S0 as I was very tempted...  but knowing they're doing the model kits?  I'm in!

The troopers include the necessities to make officers, grunts, squad leaders...  Lots of hardware too. 

Also they're doing Striker and U-Wing models.  Looks like the small models of these ships also include the hovertank as a mini-kit or base of some sort kind of like the ships coming with Death Star tiles.

http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/jp/special/rogue1.html

It's not a huge roll-out of models but the troopers and K2S0 will be must-haves.

While they're usually easy snap-together builds, and nothing you have to go bonkers with, the more complex deco characters like Boba Fett tend to look a tad too clean and benefit greatly from a good painter.  A figure like a Stormtrooper or Death Trooper appear to just look great out of the gate, as does the Shoretrooper.  Their astromechs are, IMHO, unmatched in the scale...  for poseability/articulation, accessories, customizability, features (opening panels, etc.), and more. 

These are a good way to get into models for kids too.  I don't find them to be something an 8-10 year old couldn't handle without a little help/supervision from the big kid in the house.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #33 on: May 2, 2017, 09:12 AM »
Got Stormie and R5/R2 in the mail today...

Do yourself a favor and order these.  Dare I say, skip getting R2 from Hasbro, get this one.  It looks pretty in-scale to me to the Hasbro figures, and the crispness and details are just vastly superior even if all you do is apply the stickers after you snap the kit together.

I've been debating doing just this in lieu of the Gamestop R5 fiasco... plus these figures are much more in scale with 6 inch figures than Hasbro figures are.
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Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2017, 07:09 PM »
The upcoming Grievous has insert molded joints made, on the sprue, which is insane.  The tech involved with Bandai is quite cool.

Gonna try to get caught up on the kits I want soon I think.  Let these go for a while.
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