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Got Darth Vader finished... but now I'm so deep in projects, I can't FIND him... oh, wait, there he is in a death duel with Santa Dwarf...

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Never had any Grenadier Star Wars. Wish I could remember where I put the minis from that collectable Star Wars game from a few years back.. I think some of those minis would fit in with these.

 

That's what I'm hoping. I could probably quite easily field a couple of platoons of stormtroopers.

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Just started prepping the miniatures for painting with a couple of simple conversions on the Imperial officers.

 

Simplest one was cut a wedge (not too deep) in the joint of the arm holding the blaster. Dip the arm in hot water and bend in carefully to 90 degrees, dunk in cold and slightly different pose. Going to repose the other 2 as well.

 

Mold lines are a Bugger in some areas, nut overall cleaning up nicely.

 

Edit: Bugger not burger

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Just started prepping the miniatures for painting with a couple of simple conversions on the Imperial officers.

Simplest one was cut a wedge (not too deep) in the joint of the arm holding the blaster. Dip the arm in hot water and bend in carefully to 90 degrees, dunk in cold and slightly different pose. Going to repose the other 2 as well.

Mold lines are a Burger in some areas, nut overall cleaning up nicely.

Any chance of you posting a couple of pics that show off the differences?

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Just started prepping the miniatures for painting with a couple of simple conversions on the Imperial officers.

Simplest one was cut a wedge (not too deep) in the joint of the arm holding the blaster. Dip the arm in hot water and bend in carefully to 90 degrees, dunk in cold and slightly different pose. Going to repose the other 2 as well.

Mold lines are a Burger in some areas, nut overall cleaning up nicely.

Any chance of you posting a couple of pics that show off the differences?

Only done the one conversion so far and need to add a little liquid green as I think the wedge I cut was a little too big. Other conversions hopefully will be hand changes and try and bring the pointing hand down and twisting the head.

 

Will photograph and post the one change done so far.

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Here's the slight modification on one of the Imperial Officers - wanted to see how far I could go with the HOT/COLD water trick.

 

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What I have pretty much done is raise the blaster hand up to 90o and twisted the body about 45o

 

This was how:

 

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Start with the body under the belt cut into the plastic as deep as you can go without cutting through the body ensure you cut into the plastic around the entire circumference of the belt (you basically want to be twisting the internal plastic and not external to not distort the outside detail. Dip him head first i boiling water for about 2 seconds, then grap the legs and torso and twist in opposite directions. (This took some force) I had a cold water tap running and when twisted still holding it in the twist shape held it uder the tap. I then also placed him in the freezer for 20 mins to make sure the ew shape got nice and cold to set.

 

Next was the arm, cut a small wedge out from the inside of the elbow i didn't even cut half way through. Dip the arm only (try not to dip the body as you'll find it will return to it's original state) again bend the arm and put it under the cold water tap until cooled. I then dried him off, and placed a tiny bit of superglue in the elbow joint just for additional strength.

 

The difference isn't much but is enough to make them look different on the board.

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