Custom Of The Week: 6" Imperial Aqua Trooper By Hemble Creations

Bespin refugee - November 02, 2014
This week's JediInsider Custom is a 6" Imperial Aqua Trooper by Hemble Creations. Here is the story behind it, and how he describes the making of it:

Hi All,

I built a 3-3/4" Aqua Trooper way back in 2007 and decided to build another Aqua Trooper but this time in 6" scale.

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Aqua Trooper - is a Hasbro Black Series figure and is just the scout redone by putting him in a pose I liked and then super gluing the joints and then Iputtied up the joints, once the putty had dried I the covered the cloth areas in tissue paper. I then added flippers/air tanks and hoses from a 6" Madelman Scuba Diver.

The small connection struts that are on the back which are 1/35 scale pieces I had in my bits box, the weapon is a combo of the butt and midsection of one of the Sandtrooper rifles and the barrel from the Stormtooper rifle.

Base - is built up using foam core and then using pieces of high density foam they were then pulled apart to get a desired look and then glued to the base. Once the foam rocks were glued I then used plaster cloth and covered the whole base and including the foam rocks.

Once the plaster cloth had dried I then used a mix of 45% - plaster of paris and 45% PVA glue and 10% water and mixed the lot together and then applied it to the base and rocks. I let the mix dry for about 10 minutes then used an old paint brush and very lightly dabbed it over the drying plaster that was covering the rock to give it a more stone effect.

The small coral and seaweed are from a bag of plastic plants that I got from the pet shop and they were cut to size and painted and then given light washes. Once the coral and seaweed were dry I placed them on the base and glued them into place using superglue, I then used washed river sand and covered the base in PVA glue and then added the sand.

Once the sand was dry I gave it a wash of Dark sand then let dry and then a wash of Iraqui sand, the shells were given to me by my daughter and with the larger shell I added tentacles by using some snake tails that I cut off when I built a Indiana Jones Well of souls diorama I did in 2013 and yes I keep everything LOL as you never know when it is going to come in handy.

Ron


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