Please tell me you ARE kidding about using the original MPC figure anyway?!?!?! After the awsome sculpt that made my jaw drop. I don't understand it. I'm in a rut with my MPC X-wing refit at the moment. I'm an ace with sculpting - so much easier than cutting styrene, and shaping it forever. I'd rather work with it any day! I'd make an armature, but I'd have to use fabric for the clothing (body suit) under it. I'd strap the armour on with velcro. That's just my take on it. I can sew too, so that would make it easier for me. If you're going to go all out on this you might as well make everything over the top - not just the bike!
Whoot! What an excellent, excellent build. Like I said in Mike's thread, I truly appreciate when modelers really go that extra mile. Your build is truly 1000 miles long, and 1000 miles deep! The depth and creation is astounding.
Now, Scott, you'll have to finish this one. After all it's "one for the credits, two for the snowtroopers, three to get to Aralia, and four to go, go, go!" [Ew, poor use of that quote, poor use - I believe I'll retire now! ]
nice job on the trooper. at the angle you took the first pic of the trooper, it looks like he is holding on for dear life and reaching for the imperial issue T.P. and thats the good stuff 1million imperial credits per roll.