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I’ve been wanting to do a lush redwood forest scene ever since I acquired these Bandai 1/12 scale Scout Trooper w/ Speeder Bike kits. There’s so much detail that can be done and a well-done base can really sell the realism on a kit. The kit itself is pretty nice. The Speeder Bike goes together smoothly and looks awesome. Just need to replace the tent-roll on the back of the bike with weathered cloth and you’re good to go. The Scout however… it’s got a lot of toy-like joints. Proportionally, it looks great, but those joints needed filled in with epoxy putty to make it look believable.

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There’s a lot of different techniques used in the work I did for the base. So many that it’s really hard to describe it all. Laser-cut printer-paper ferns, celluclay over mailing tube for the tree, layers and layers of leaf litter, turf-moss, crushed leavs and dried moss, dried, roots, and more.

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The bike is held aloft by strong steel wires bent and coated to look like the rest of the twigs fallen in that area of the base-work. This makes it look like it’s floating without being attached to the Scout or tree and definitely not an scale-breaking eyesore like a clear or brass rod.

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Anyway, if you’re looking for more details, check out my Facebook and Instagram pic comments as I’ve already described it there. Onto the pics!

 

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