Our Custom Stormtrooper Model Kits Are Totally Not Canon

What Color is Your Stormtrooper?

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. IGN was sent a pair of Stormtrooper model kits to build, and well…

We might have gotten a little carried away. To paint my “Partytrooper,” the pink tropical one, I used an airbrush and thinned Tamiya hobby enamels. The green palm leaves were done with a tiny stencil I cut from a plastic container.

Our Custom Stormtrooper Model Kits Are Totally Not Canon

Brian achieved the tagged-up NYC dive bar bathroom aesthetic by using some fine-tip oil based paint markers.

Bandai Hobby has been making Star Wars plastic model kits for a few years now.

There are lots of other Star Wars plastic models, but Bandai’s are easily the best yet, and with Bluefin distributing them in North America, they’re easier than ever to track down. Using the same technology that’s made their Gundam models so popular, Bandai’s Star Wars kits are all snap-together, and most parts are molded in their appropriate colors. This means glue and paint aren’t required to assemble a scale miniature of your favorite character of vehicle from a galaxy far, far away.

However, if you’re feeling creative, these kits are perfect for customization, whether you feel like adding a little battle damage, making a fully screen-accurate rendition of the source material, or kit-bashing them into something from the depths of the Expanded Universe. With most kits in the £20-£50 price range, they’re cheap enough that it’s not a total disaster if you screw up. Max Scoville is a host and producer at IGN, you can keep up with his various hobby projects on Instagram @MaxScoville

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