My Bandai Stormtrooper kitset build Part 2: The end is in sight

Here’s part two of my Stormtrooper kitset build, where I tackle things like the arms, legs and reveal the completed build. I’ve noticed a lack of photos for some stages: Blame my enthusiasm to get the project completed (Sorry).

Luckily, I managed to video building the arms and the finished product so it’s not a total loss. They’re at the end of the photos.

I’m keen to build another model so let me know what you thought of this one.


The right leg is complete. The steps are repeated for the left leg.

The right leg is complete. The steps are repeated for the left leg.

This shot shows the knee joint bending, meaning you can pose the Stormtrooper.

This shot shows the knee joint bending, meaning you can pose the Stormtrooper.


Both legs are attached as is the utility belt and the holster, which is the black piece on his left hip. I could have put it on the right hip if I’d wanted.


OK, this is out of sequence but here’s the right leg completed and ready to be snapped into the hip articulation point.


OK, this one’s out of sequence, too, but it shows both legs completed. The eagle-eyed will note that there’s a piece of armour missing from the Stormtrooper’s right leg. I snapped it off trying to put it on. I managed to get some Gorilla Glue and glued it on. Phew.


Here is the piece of knee armour that I broke while trying to fit it to the right knee. Thank goodness for Gorilla Glue!


Another view of the completed body with legs attached and utility belt in place.


These are the pieces for the right arm. The black piece between the shoulder plate and the smaller piece of armour is the elbow articulation point. The other black piece is one of the six different hands that came with the model.


And, despite missing a few photos, the completed Stormtrooper, complete with blaster and slightly menacing pose.


The next two shots show closeups of the finished kitset.


A better shot of the finished kiset. I’m really impressed with the quality of the model and you can see the knee armour piece on the right left that I glued in place. There’s a slightly visible seam but it doesn’t look out-of-place. He’s currently sitting on my computer desk holding a pistol in his left hand and point at something (the droids he’s looking for, perhaps) with his left hand.

And now, the video:


  • Looks awesome. How long did it take to complete?

    • Thanks so much. It does look really neat, eh? I did it over two days (Friday night/Saturday afternoon) and all up it probably took between five & six hours, I’m guessing. I’m definitely keen to do another one soon. I just have to find either another stormtrooper or another character/vehicle.

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