Diversion

boxtop

I am waiting on a system update, and my husband brought this home last night. As a maker, I am in awe of Bandai kits.

parts

This is a snap-together model, no glue or paint required. Perfect, if a wee bit intimidating. But having my very own highly articulated 1:12 scale classic stormtrooper? Must do.

nippers00

My thoughtful husband also brought me some pro sprue nippers — I know, he’s a keeper. And although the directions are in Japanese, they are very well laid out with photographs and numbered parts and steps.

nippers01

Yikes! I am in violation of international law!

head

System still updating, so I assembled the head. Adorable. The parts snap together almost seamlessly, and the level of detail is extraordinary.

head_torso.jpg

First computer restart on the update, and here is the shapely torso. The head swivels and moves back and forth.

head_torso_crotch

Head, torso and… crotch? The internal articulation assemblies are particularly interesting, and again, the level of detail! Those tiny black buttons extend beyond the armor the merest fraction. Very tactile.

Sadly, I mean finally, my computer has finished its task and I must return to work. To be continued…

10 thoughts on “Diversion

  1. Christina says:

    Oh yes, we are very familiar with breaking that law and the awesomeness that is Bandai here. DH keeps the fun all to himself though. He collects Hasbro 6″ Black Series too but the Bandai are more fun to assemble and often the articulation is better.

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