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Star Wars - Imperial Officers in /72?

Posted by Airscape on 17 Jun 2017, 17:12

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows if you get any in any of the Bandai or Fine Molds kits as an extra?

At the moment I'm struggling to find any WWII era German Officers that fit the bill, bar maybe 2 or 3, and even then they'd need a little converting.

I know there's the Micro Machines ones, but they're more like 1/76 and look tiny next to my Stormtroopers and Darth Vader! Any help is appreciated as not sure what else I could use :-)

Dave
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 17 Jun 2017, 18:26

Dave--

Here is what I would do:

Step 1) Abandon your star wars project and switch to Roman Republican period;

Step 2) Paint some legionairres;

Step 3) Use any color that strikes your fancy for the robes;

Step 4) Sit back and watch the fur fly.

Step 5) Switch to nappies.

:D ;p
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Posted by Airscape on 17 Jun 2017, 22:14

Hahaha!!!

It probably is the best idea, but I'm much more of an ancient Greek type of person than Roman ;-)

Unfortunately I'm too far ahead now with Star Wars to give up - I will find a way!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 23 Jun 2017, 21:37

I recall some of the Imperial Officers in Star Wars having tall boots like riding boots. Also their caps looked kind of like Austrian WWI caps. So maybe some dismounted WWI cavalry, with maybe an Austrian head swap or a German Mountaineer?

Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin, found the costume riding-style boots so uncomfortable that he got permission to shoot most of his scenes while wearing slippers.
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Posted by Airscape on 23 Jun 2017, 22:22

Thanks for the idea! I'll see what I can find :-)

Would love to see those scenes done in slippers! Hahaha
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Posted by Ben on 16 Aug 2017, 00:08

Does it have to be officers? In which poses?
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Posted by Airscape on 10 Sep 2017, 11:42

Hi Ben,

Sorry about the delayed response! Not necessarily, however, with having Darth Vader and stormtroopers, it'd be nice to have something like officers to direct things from the back. I've got a couple of AT-ST's too, so anything that looks like the drivers of these could be useful too.

Regards,
Dave
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Posted by Ben on 07 Oct 2017, 22:56

Hello Dave,

No problem about the delay ;)

You have At-STs in 1/72??? Would be most interesting to me. I do Star Wars miniatures for my personal use from time to time. Never did imperial navy officers though. But if you describe me one or two poses you would need, maybe I can be of help

Kind regards

Ben
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Posted by Airscape on 01 Nov 2017, 21:45

Hi Ben,

Again, sorry about the late reply!

The AT-ST's I have are these https://2screens.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/at_st_weiss.jpg/

Not 100% to scale, but based on details from Wookieepedia, and images from books, they're close enough! I got mine from Ebay, but Shapeways have some stuff too (although they're expensive!).

The officers wouldn't have to be in any certain position, maybe pointing, as if ordering troops forward or hands behind their back, just watching events unfold. The German officers from WWII are the closest I've found, but they need a lot of converting, and don't have the time or skill lol.
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Posted by Wiking on 03 Nov 2017, 16:54

Hello Airscape

At E-bay, zinnulf60 ,could be interesting for you maybe.
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Posted by Ben on 04 Nov 2017, 21:12

Hello Airscape,

I can't find the AT-STs... the address doesn't work. I had a try at an imperial officer. You can see it here. Still a WIP

Kind regards

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Posted by Airscape on 07 Nov 2017, 23:00

Hi Ben,

Not sure why the picture isn't showing, but basically the AT-ST'S are 'Star Wars Miniatures - General Weiss AT-ST' models.

Like I said, not 100% to scale, but I'm happy enough with them until I can find some true to scale ones.

I can't see your imperial officer either.

Regards,
Dave
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Posted by Airscape on 07 Nov 2017, 23:01

Hi Wiking,

Thanks for the heads up - I'll check them out :-)

Regards,
Dave
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Posted by Ben on 07 Nov 2017, 23:39

Hello Dave,

The officer is here it was a quick go

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21000

I'll look the At-ST up

Kind regards

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Posted by Airscape on 09 Nov 2017, 22:40

Hi Ben,

Just realised I put Star Wars Miniatures for the AT-ST's, but that's the AT-AT I've got.

The AT-ST's are from the Star Wars: Imperial Assault game. They've also released an AT-DP, which I got today and it fits in well too.

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Dave
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