Friday, May 22, 2015

Model Kit Review: Bandai 1/12 C-3PO

BACKGROUND

We seem to be made to suffer! It's our lot in life.
See-Threepio, the fussy protocol droid, that along with his counterpart R2-D2, served as the audience's introduction the the Star Wars galaxy in 1977. Fluent in over six million forms of communication, Threepio comes to find himself in the service of the Lars family on the planet Tatooine before following Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Artoo aboard the Millennium Falcon to rescue Princess Leia and the Galaxy from the evil Empire. Ever serving as the foil to Artoo's jokes, Anthony Daniels' Threepio became one of the best known robots in cinema history!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Studio Update: Space Wolves, Elves, and X-wings

My workload has been pretty substantial as of late: the Space Wolves job is still on going and I am needing to get caught up with a Dark Elves job as well. On the horizon is two small jobs, both are for repeat customers. One is another X-Wing job for the client that I painted the Blue Squadron B-wings for, only this time it will be a Millennium Falcon with a Ford Mustang GT500 inspired paint job, which should prove interesting. The other job is for the same client I completed the Knight-Titan for, only this time around it will be some Imperial Guard (along with some conversion work).

On the personal project front, there has been a steady trickle of packages from Japan bearing Bandai's fantastic, new Star Wars models. Earlier this week, I received both the 1/12 scale C-3PO and the 1/48 scale X-wing "Moving Edition."
The X-wing comes with a motor to open and close the S-foils along with a couple of pre-wired LEDs for the cockpit and engines. Needless to say, it's on the top of my build list and I will start working on it as soon as I find the time!