Rebel Soldier Unpainted 4-up Hardcopy (463-015)
The Rebel Soldier (463-015) was offered as part of the Hoth Turret Defense playset, which featured three different Rebel Soldiers along with three other characters. The prototype featured in this entry is referred to as an unpainted 4-up hardcopy, meaning it is four times as large as its production counterpart.

The final photo affords a view of the 4-up hardcopy's back side. I've been fortunate to assemble a sizable pre-production series for this Rebel Soldier over the years which includes: unpainted 4-up, silicone mold , painted 4-up, painted resin squeezing, hand painted 1:1 micro, unpainted 1:1 micro, and gold 1:1 micro. Assembling a series of this nature is an enjoyable yet challenging endeavor considering each piece originated from a different source.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Michael G. Mensinger
From the collection of: Michael G. Mensinger
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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