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Rebel Technician



Since a longer time, I have the idea of a Yavin Hangar Diorama. Until now, I still didn't build it, but I did some preparing work in making some Rebel Technicians.
For that, I took a Vintage AT-ST driver from the 80s and cut the head away.
Then I took a Rebel Fleet Trooper (the first "He-Man"-Style Version) and cut away the longer back part of the helmet. Then, I again cut also his head away. Next I changed the heads of the both figures. For that, the head is drilled and a screw is screwed into, then the screw-head is cut, the body drilled and the head with the remaining screw is screwed into the body. Finally, the Rebel Technician was a little bit sculpted.
So, his boots were sculpted in long trousers with half-shoes and the gloves into long sleeves. Then I painted the figure grey, helmet white, shoes black, and hands skin-coloured.

One Rebel Technician I put into bubble on card. For that I took a POTF-Card (with Comm-Talk Chip) of a figure, which I opened carefully the bubble on the side and removed the original figure and the chip. The Comm-Talk Chip I opened carefully and replaced the original pic with a Rebel Technician pic. Then I add into the bubble a yellow painted ladder and the Rebel Technician. I even had not to sculpt the bubble.
The ladder fitted excellent into the bubble. By the way: The ladder is from LGB (Lehmann Great Railroad) and is original from a tank wagon. Finally I put a name of the figure on the bubble and a sticker on the backside of the card, which explains the role of the figure in the movie. Both I made on Computer and printed with a Deskjet Printer.

Also the other figure is as a "trash product" not uninteresting. You got a Rebel-Fleet Trooper body with an AT-ST Driver head. The helmet and the vest remember a lot at a Motorcycle Gang Member. Do you get it?
Yes, you can paint the figure excellent as a "Shadows of the Empire" Swoop-Bike Gang Member.
Also it is not bad to place two horns on the helmet or several horns at the top of the helmet in punk-style.

© Thomas Riedel 2004

 

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