Author Topic: Han Solo from Star Wars - AMT-ERTL vinyl kits  (Read 472 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Han Solo from Star Wars - AMT-ERTL vinyl kits
« on: February 27, 2022, 05:48:30 AM »
Hi all,
And now for something completely different!  ;D
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo box by Zac Yates, on Flickr

A few years ago a friend sold me this box very cheap, and inside was enough for two full figures except the boots for one (as pictured below). As you can see the box art does not do the mould justice as it is very well sculpted.
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo parts (minus boots) by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Only a few minutes cutting, filing and some CA resulted in this:
AMT-ERTL Han Solo - A New Hope by Zac Yates, on Flickr

Not a bad fit but definitely room for improvement. I'm using Vallejo Plastic Putty for the gaps and seams.
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo by Zac Yates, on Flickr
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo by Zac Yates, on Flickr
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo by Zac Yates, on Flickr
AMT-ERTL 1/6 Han Solo assembled by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Well, I thought it was funny!  ;D

As there's 1.75 Han Solos in the box I have a cunning plan: the full figure will be the classic character from the original film, while the bootless parts of the second will be a bust of older Han from the 2015 sequel film The Force Awakens.

I've never painted a figure of this size but I have plans and ideas. Stay tuned!

Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: Han Solo from Star Wars - AMT-ERTL vinyl kits
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2022, 06:24:19 AM »
Nice one. These older vinyl kits can come out quite ok. The larger scale can make painting a little easier, albeit the maxim of "Nail the eyes the rest will follow" holds even truer.
There are some very nice eye decals out there these days to help that along the way

Offline apophenia

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Re: Han Solo from Star Wars - AMT-ERTL vinyl kits
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2022, 07:33:30 AM »
... As you can see the box art does not do the mould justice as it is very well sculpted...

That's for sure! The actual mould looks waaay better than that artwork  :o

... As there's 1.75 Han Solos in the box I have a cunning plan: the full figure will be the classic character from the original film, while the bootless parts of the second will be a bust of older Han from the 2015 sequel film The Force Awakens...

Good save on the missing parts. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out  :smiley:
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Han Solo from Star Wars - AMT-ERTL vinyl kits
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 09:19:13 AM »
There are some very nice eye decals out there these days to help that along the way
Oh! What a great idea!