Maschinen Krieger Tornado – Winter Version by Jason Eaton

Another fantastic Ma.K. build by industry famed artist Jason Eaton. Jason’s attention to fine details of these pieces is amazing! I would very much like to show more in this category. Fantastic work by Jason!

Here is what Jason has to say of this build…

This is the 1/20th scale Rainbow Egg kit of the Tornado, Designed by Kow Yokoyama, as seen in the mid 1980s in SF3D articles published by Hobby Japan. Made from resin, wires, and tubing, the Tornado is a funky design, not often seen in Maschinen Krieger collections. This was a lot of fun to make, as I modified it to be a “Winter version” of the Tornado!

Instead of the original gun, I have placed two missile tubes on the chassis, and added a “bump out” behind the pilot’s seat. The engine area was faired over, and a custom pilot has been added in place of the original kit’s pilot. This figure is a mix of resin (head from Wonderfestival), styrene, and Apoxie Sculpt.

Skis were added to the bottom of the brass bumpers on the sides, a dial from a larger scale motorcycle kit was placed on the steering stem, and the entire model was painted in a low visibility splinter scheme. I nicked some decals from other Maschinen Krieger models, as well!

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Jason Eaton

Jason Eaton is a model builder who has spent the past fourteen years working with Star Wars license holders including Master Replicas, EFX, and Sideshow, creating paint masters and prototypes for many of the studio scale and scaled props, ships, and characters seen in the Star Wars films, and is honored to continue the work in this new era of Star Wars subjects. He has also performed this service for many other licenses and license holders such as Palisades Toys, Quantum Mechanix, Hollywood Collectibles Group, and Chronicle Collectibles, as well as the occasional private commission work for various private clients. His passion and dedication has sent him to the Skywalker Ranch archives, Tokyo Japan, and many other places, always striving to better the hobby and the work. He’s more of a builder and less of a collector, so sometimes his personal work will “leave the nest” to make way for the next hare-brained project! He also thinks speaking in the third person is weird.

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