Stormtrooper Exploded-View Model Kit Build!

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This week's model kit build actually begins as a disassembly, as Norm takes apart a Bandai 1/6 scale Stormtrooper figure to rebuild it as an exploded-view model, revealing the internal structure and kit design alongside its armored shell. It's like an exploded-view diagram in physical form, and a simple modification anyone can do with wire, superglue, and their favorite snap-fit model kit!
Bandai 1/6 Stormtrooper kit:
Flush cutters:
CA glue with kicker:
Floral wire:
Inforce Studio Gundam display:
Shot and edited by Norman Chan
Music by Jinglepunks
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Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
Set design by Danica Johnson
Set build by Asa Hillis
Thanks for watching!

  • Bandai 1/6 Stormtrooper kit: Flush cutters: CA glue with kicker: Floral wire: Inforce Studio Gundam display:

    Adam Savage’s TestedAdam Savage’s Tested12 päivää sitten
  • That's so creative!

    Punished Props AcademyPunished Props Academy4 päivää sitten
  • Nicely done. Great idea !

    Paul HymansPaul Hymans9 päivää sitten
  • Inspiring and very cool 😎👍

    DudeDude10 päivää sitten
  • If this was done to a robot kit would be better I think. It just weird to do that to model of a person.

    boeingnzboeingnz11 päivää sitten
  • Great job Norm :)

    North by NortheastNorth by Northeast11 päivää sitten
  • I'm a simple man... Norm posts a video, I give a like before watching.

    John BlacksadJohn Blacksad12 päivää sitten
  • That would be a great scene if you had dark troopers like that and a Jedi figure.

    DimDim12 päivää sitten
  • First Nebula, now this poor bastard. Thanos has a lot to answer for.

    SpagmanSpagman12 päivää sitten
  • Very cool Norm. Imagine the same treatment to the gun you built with Adam.✌

    James BarisitzJames Barisitz12 päivää sitten
  • Would be dope seeing a Gundam exploded like this

    Ian VisserIan Visser12 päivää sitten
  • Cool project Norm, I'm really enjoying seeing your creative projects on the channel.

    Scott WhittakerScott Whittaker12 päivää sitten
  • What ever happened to the Ecto1 build?

    LARRY TAYLORLARRY TAYLOR12 päivää sitten
  • It looks cheap & thrown together.

    joey dubbs76joey dubbs7612 päivää sitten
  • Have you seen the amazing iron man and rescue kits coming out soon?

    Tyler TinsleyTyler Tinsley12 päivää sitten
  • I like the updated lighting set up! Much better than the ring light. Thanks for sharing!

    J.B. WindleJ.B. Windle12 päivää sitten
  • That's pretty cool. Just last year I made a figure with "floating" parts with hidden wires, but only one or two. Now I want to do something like this with my bootleg vintage Saint Seiya figures.

    Alberto Rodrigo Molinas OrtizAlberto Rodrigo Molinas Ortiz12 päivää sitten
  • Great idea and executed so well it seems simple (i am sure it is not!)

    CMorganCMorgan12 päivää sitten
  • Lol I just bought the 1/6 Shadowtrooper yesterday.

    criosecriose12 päivää sitten
  • Hello Norm. I hope all is well. Would you consider a video showing your prop collection? Would love to see what you have. Thanks!

    macmatt1macmatt112 päivää sitten
  • This is so cool! Great job Norm:) Since I was a kid, I’ve always been obsessed with cutaway or cross-section and exploded view illustration books. Awesome execution of that effect👍

    Redshift1360Redshift136012 päivää sitten
  • Did Norm film that close up intro just at his house? Good footage!! Must have gotten a new lighting setup or lens.

    beefknucklesbeefknuckles12 päivää sitten
    • He probably shot it in his home office...

      Brian B.Brian B.12 päivää sitten
  • Nicely Done, Norm.

    Yoo ToobYoo Toob12 päivää sitten
  • Internal lighting might be a nice touch? Sweet Batman poster BTW

    MonkeyspankOMonkeyspankO12 päivää sitten
  • It's a Stormtrooper Beauchene skull 😍 (everyone should Google Beauchene skull if they don't already know btw, they're glorious)

    iam toastiam toast12 päivää sitten
  • Let me guess 50 60 bucks for plastic

    Derek LadygaDerek Ladyga12 päivää sitten
  • Meh

    Tree MeatTree Meat12 päivää sitten
  • What’s the point if you can’t see the body inside

    Is that rightIs that right12 päivää sitten
  • 27 stormtroopers downvoted the video

    Richard WellsRichard Wells12 päivää sitten
  • What display did you use?

    Matthew DerezinskiMatthew Derezinski12 päivää sitten
  • Norm! That looks really cool. It reminds me of Nebula from Avengers: Endgame.

    Paul SpitalePaul Spitale12 päivää sitten
  • you should fit some leds inside him

    Barni ZartBarni Zart12 päivää sitten
  • It’s like the soldier is falling into a portal or micro black hole and is in the very first half second of being torn apart eventually on a molecular level. Awesome.

    Aaron Burr Atwood.Aaron Burr Atwood.12 päivää sitten
  • Would go perfect with Boba Fett and his gaffi stick

    Andy SkibbaAndy Skibba12 päivää sitten
  • Lego Star Wars be like

    Caleb LayCaleb Lay12 päivää sitten
  • Which part of the armor makes it apparently useless against lasers?

    John PattilloJohn Pattillo12 päivää sitten
    • @Richard Wells I never said that none of them died. I said that they didn’t all die. No, it must make more sense that their armor is no better than cloth and they all die every time that they get hit.

      jm329jm32912 päivää sitten
    • @jm329 ANH, troopers that fall get checked on Tantive IV Clearly dead and get left ESB Troopers fall and zero effort is made to pull them clear, they're clearly toast and still smoking ROTJ The ewoks have a goddamned stormtrooper feast for Christ's sake

      Richard WellsRichard Wells12 päivää sitten
    • @Richard Wells Show me that they all died and weren’t knocked out by the blasts.

      jm329jm32912 päivää sitten
    • @jm329 show me stormtroopers IN THE FILMS that shrugged it off. We had troopers dying from GLANCING SHOTS like the one that grazed Leia.

      Richard WellsRichard Wells12 päivää sitten
    • @Richard Wells They didn’t always die. It’s like saying why do we even have body armor now if it doesn’t stop you from dying. “The most obvious function of the armor was protection against weapons fire and battlefield hazards. The armor, and the body glove worn beneath, were designed to disperse the energy of a blaster bolt and insulate the wearer, lessening injury. The body glove provided insulation and cushioning while also regulating body temperature during periods of exertion, and could also act as a compression sleeve to stem bleeding if a stormtrooper was injured. It also provided limited protection against radiation, as the body glove maintained cellular integrity in the presence of a catastrophic reactor leak.[2] Although standard armor lacked the durability to make the wearer immune to cannon fire, it could partially deflect or disperse energy from low-, medium-, and high-energy blaster bolts; though the wearer may be incapacitated, survival would allow the trooper to receive advanced medical treatment that could return him to service.” From Wookiepedia.

      jm329jm32912 päivää sitten
  • gimme a pUBBBYYY

    MoCMoC12 päivää sitten
  • Looks like Nebula in Endgame 🤘🏼

    Anh PhamAnh Pham12 päivää sitten
  • normally exploded models have details on the interior but looks kinda cool i guess

    Michael OrmistonMichael Ormiston12 päivää sitten
    • I like it as a display of plastic injection model kit design

      Tyler TinsleyTyler Tinsley12 päivää sitten
    • I don't really see the point of an exploded view without interior details, it just spoils the illusion.

      warrantyvoid100warrantyvoid10012 päivää sitten
  • That looks amazing! Great idea!

    Christopher KluverChristopher Kluver12 päivää sitten
  • As soon as I saw this I just thought this would be so cool if you put resin or some kind of semi transparent filling inbetween all those spaces and then one long bar connecting from the storm trooper to a blaster rifle as if the storm trooper is being hit by that long blast. Then light that long bar and internally to the storm trooper stuff a load of coloured lights so all the spaces where its exploded are lit up. Wouldn't that look like the storm trooper was really exploding. A moment frozen in time where the poor guy is getting blown to pieces? Just a thought. Anyway I love the idea just as it is. Very creative and really leans in to appreciating the model as a model kit.

    Clay MannClay Mann12 päivää sitten
  • Adam, you've changed maan, you're just not you anymore dude... :( joking,, Adam is solid.

    Fred BloggsFred Bloggs12 päivää sitten
    • @Fred Bloggs I know, also have the figure look comically terrified and he/she is being blown off a cliff! XD

      Paul VamosPaul Vamos12 päivää sitten
    • @Paul Vamos That would be funny...

      Fred BloggsFred Bloggs12 päivää sitten
    • Just need to place a model of one of the Tested Crew inside that suit! I vote Adam, with back-lighting!!!

      Paul VamosPaul Vamos12 päivää sitten
  • This would work better on a Gundam imo. This is too organic/human like. A gundam would look better and be epic because of every moving part and cool mechanical parts! This just looks kinda plain to me.

    Kaioken 99Kaioken 9912 päivää sitten
    • To me this is how you build on creative ideas. Don't crap on what's done. Appreciate it at least for how it allowed you to think of a way to level it up to a whole new piece. Viewed that way its important even if you don't love it for what it is. I think its a brilliantly creative idea well executed and it just invites you to go down new avenues with that same concept. As you put it yourself, perhaps with a big Gundam model as you often see that exploded view of robots.

      Clay MannClay Mann12 päivää sitten
  • That’s pretty cool! You should make more videos about your projects on this channel

    TheEntireUniverseTheEntireUniverse12 päivää sitten
  • I don't get it. Looks unfinished

    n rn r12 päivää sitten
    • I get what he was going for but since there are no internal details or human figure to see, the idea falls short. Maybe it was a test to see if he can pull it off with another kit with actual internals... hopefully.

      blaze084blaze08411 päivää sitten
    • it is by design. it aint put together...but I wish it had a body inside.

      Ethan CoxEthan Cox12 päivää sitten
  • It looks great!

    John Doe's estranged nephewJohn Doe's estranged nephew12 päivää sitten
  • Great job Norm, now add some leds inside of it to add a a glowing effect on the cracks

    Andres AndiaAndres Andia12 päivää sitten
  • Do an exploded view arboghast

    Cameron JellisonCameron Jellison12 päivää sitten
  • That's really cool, great job Norm!

    Ryan BakerRyan Baker12 päivää sitten
  • At first I thought the title meant a dude in a stormtrooper suit exploded...

    JoelsbowlsareJoelsgoalsJoelsbowlsareJoelsgoals12 päivää sitten
  • "I would say your aim is cancer but cancer actually kills people" -meme I saw on Instagram stolen from somewhere else

    Ronald FunRonald Fun12 päivää sitten
  • the icing on the cake would have been a skeleton inside the armor

    torquemada67torquemada6712 päivää sitten
    • That woulda been dope

      MiamistormzMiamistormz12 päivää sitten
  • Stormtrooper encounters the protomolecule

    Regulus Alkaios, Chapter Master of the Nemean LionsRegulus Alkaios, Chapter Master of the Nemean Lions12 päivää sitten
    • Stormtrooper gets turned into spackle for an alien floor.

      Jaffa RebellionJaffa Rebellion11 päivää sitten
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    unknown userunknown user12 päivää sitten
    • @New York Antkeeping yeah that was annoying. Please don't let this catch on as some kind of meme. I'm still dealing with the "first" trauma.

      Clay MannClay Mann12 päivää sitten
    • Delete this

      New York AntkeepingNew York Antkeeping12 päivää sitten
  • Greetings from Poland

    Taki ktoś 8000Taki ktoś 800012 päivää sitten
  • yoo

    Michael DouglasMichael Douglas12 päivää sitten
  • When lord Vader wanted to study anatomy:

    권오름권오름12 päivää sitten
  • Awesome

    clonetrooper 116clonetrooper 11612 päivää sitten
  • That looks cool

    Ghost Fire KillerGhost Fire Killer12 päivää sitten