“What’s the last thing to go through an Imperial scout trooper’s head when he hits a tree? His afterburner.” ―Joke told by Rebel forces on Endor.
“The 74-Z speeder bike, sometimes referred to as the Imperial speeder bike due to its use by scout stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, was a speeder bike manufactured by Aratech Repulsor Company used for reconnaissance purposes, as well as rapid transportation in combat zones.” ―Wookieepedia.
This is the oldie mold from MPC. The bike is not bad at all, but the trooper figure is not easy to turn into something credible. Anyway, is one of those kits essential for the real fans (either you assemble it or not) and with enough faithful work you can get a nice result.
I transformed the figure a little to get a more dynamic pose. Basically, I raised the right arm so he can aim the blaster and turned the head so he looks slightly to the right. The figure is attached to the ground with a metallic tube through his left foot, the long grass hides the tube perfectly. I think that the effect works really well.
Cheers from the Sanctuary Moon of Endor…
Diego Quijano – Author