Some of you know that I'm quite a fan of the beret-style stormtroopers. After a few ebay grabs a couple of years ago and some real kindness from this blog community, I've actually accumulated quite a few of the blighters now, so here are the first five that I've been working on. They just need to be based now:
I've deliberately kept them very simple, and - as the casts are rubbish, even on the brand new ones I have - I've not bothered with much in the way of detailing. It's simply not worth it.
The meltaguns are both converted, though I do have one original metal version stripped down.
I do enjoy the 'tache on the sergeant though - looks just like an old staff sergeant of mine...:
Just a bit of fun, I know.
Two points of interest though:
1) The models have the flattest noses in the world: I actually built them up with 2-3 layers of paint.
2) I don't know if it's just the old plastic, but whilst stripping some paint from some of the older models I noticed that the plastic actually got soft! Never had that happen before, and I'm worried I may actually have ruined what little detail there was on 4 or 5 of the old models. Damnit.