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
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