At the request of Old Shatter Hands himself, the Fio'la have been tinkering away at the protoype xv-22 battlesuit. The project has taken the work of three Fio workdomes and combines metal alloys and minerals harvested from planets scattered across the Empire. Some whisper that this project is indicative of the indulgence of Old Shatter Hands and his command-structure. Others feel the revolutionary battlesuit design befits a warrior of his age, stature and grizzled experience...
I've recently made a few changes to the model. Alas, no paint yet, but as you can see, the jump pack has been added. This is a simple conversion; I've just used a Stealthsuits pack and added some "gubbins" to bulk it out slightly. The fuel canisters on either side of the jet pack are made from ammo canisters from burst cannons and the aerial is from a Crisis Suit multitracker.
The arms were perhaps the most time consuming. I had to saw Shadowsun's arms just above the elbow and dug out some of the excess metal. I then trimmed down some Stealthsuit arms and pinned them to the Shadowsun's shoulders.Once I had them pinned into a position I liked. I used green stuff to fill in the gaps and make the arms one piece.
After some time, looking at the helmet I had built before. It was looking somewhat off. There was something goofy about it; he was chinless! So I went in a gave it a chin as you can see here.
I hope to have paint on this model soon but next up, is the base. Coming soon.