Hoth Stormtrooper 4-up Wax Sculpting (668-005)
This is an original 4:1 wax sculpting for one of the many Hoth Stormtrooper figures released as parts of Kenner's ill-fated Micro Collection. In particular this pose heralds from the Hoth Generator Attack playset. The sculptors at Kenner had to make a lot of these Hoth Stormtrooper figures. Since they all wore the same armor, some of the components were standardized in order to save time. If you look closely at this sculpt, you'll notice that some pieces are whitish while the rest of the figure is pinkish in color. These white pieces are actually made of an epoxy-like material. Kenner must have made some silicon molds for certain armor components and simply cast parts as they needed them. Then, as the Hoth Stormtrooper figures were sculpted, these ready-made components were simply incorporated into the wax at the appropriate places.

A figure like this provides an interesting look into a specific aspect of the sculpting process. The fact that this example is in such immaculate condition makes it all the more impressive.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Anonymous
From the collection of: Anonymous
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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