Now this is podracing!
"When I enlisted into the Empire’s endless roster of Storm Troopers, I had one goal in mind; to graduate into scout trooper corps.
"As a young boy growing on the Outer Rim of the galaxy, the Hutt-run podracing circuits were all I dreamed about. I loved the look of the racers, the smell of the burning atmosphere, and the thrill of the danger of flying just above the ground at 700 kilometers an hour. When I was 9, I saw a rookie racer by the name of Anakin Skywalker embarrass the top racers under the Hutts’ pay. Little did I know he would be taken into the Jedi Order and die in service of the Empire.
"When I made it into service as bucket-head, my skill on the 74-Z became renown within the Empire, to the point that Lord Vader invited me to join his personal entourage, the 501st. After the attack on Scariff though, I dropped from the service - took a nasty hit to my shooting arm.
“Discharged and broke, I stole my armor and bike, tricking them out to reflect my time in the 501st and to celebrate the legacy of old-school pod-racing. Who knows? Maybe if I take up bounty hunting I can pool the money together for a pod of my own.”
This is the Bandai 1/12 Biker Scout, with a custom paint job based on the 501st Clone Battalion and Anakin Skywalker’s Boonta Eve podracer. First time using an airbrush on a model kit, and I love the way the bike turned out. I had my pressure way too high on the scout and the paint went on a little unevenly, but I think it adds character.
I did this kit back in March and just couldn’t find the time (or a cold enough desert) to take pictures in. Hope you guys enjoyed.