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So being a Star Wars fan and inspired by the many great builds here, I treated myself to this guy earlier this year.

 

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While it didn't take that long to build, the weathering put me off finishing it. But I decided to just try my best and see how it turned out. First, a coat of Satin to take the gloss shine off the armour (thanks AndyRM101 & Mike)
 

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Next up was a coat of Flory Models Grime wash..

 

 

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 Then tried some pastels which were a mix of sand, white and brown.

 

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 And more pastel added to his gear.
 

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For the shoulder pauldron, I masked that and repainted it orange. Then a flat coat on that and some white pastel to try and fade it.
And he's done. I still need to improve the base as it looks too plain. I had planned to use the big Lewis Gun blaster but couldn't get a pose I liked with it. So just the standard-issue E11 for this fella!

 

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Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

Dermot

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Great Job! You just need to pop his little headband bit back down!

 

So you didn't paint the black and white bits, just left them as is OOB?

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You have made him suitably grimy. I love the sand trooper and you have captured the look well. Did you use the decal on his shoulder pad or is it paint. I found the decal just didn't want to do as it was told, so ended up painting mine. 

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6 hours ago, Meteors said:

Great Job! You just need to pop his little headband bit back down!

 

So you didn't paint the black and white bits, just left them as is OOB?

Thanks Meteors.

The white armour/black bits are totally unpainted. I just used a Satin clear coat to make him less shiny out of the box.

On the headband, that's what I thought until I watched the movie again......this is from when they stop Luke in Mos Eisley..

 

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6 hours ago, noelbarnes said:

You have made him suitably grimy. I love the sand trooper and you have captured the look well. Did you use the decal on his shoulder pad or is it paint. I found the decal just didn't want to do as it was told, so ended up painting mine. 

 

Cheers!
I masked the shoulder pad, primed it in white and then brushpainted orange on it - read too many stories here about that decal not working..

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1 hour ago, AndyRM101 said:

Excellent. He looks like he's just walked out of the Jundland Wastes.

 

Andy

Cheers Andy - i hope the weathering doesn't look like he's had an accident in his armour!

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"Look sir, Droid" - Brilliant sandy work there. I have always been a firm believer and user of Flory washes (not that I am by any means an expert) and you have certainly come up with a very convincing sandy trooper there.

 

excellent work

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What a mucky chap.  I never noticed the squiffy peak on his helmet before.  TIL :)

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18 hours ago, Dermo245 said:

Thanks Meteors.

The white armour/black bits are totally unpainted. I just used a Satin clear coat to make him less shiny out of the box.

On the headband, that's what I thought until I watched the movie again......this is from when they stop Luke in Mos Eisley..

 

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Well I'll be, there you go!

 

I've got one of these guys and every day I procrastinate about repainting the white bits, or just giving them a coat of matt varnish. Yours has come up very nicely. Maybe I'll do one arm of each and see the results. 

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