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Jaguar
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Visayas, Philippines
Joined: November 12, 2005
KitMaker: 38 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 02:50 PM UTC
Hello comrades....a belated merry christmas and happy new year.
This is my first post in quite a while, my first post for 2009 AND my first on the Model Geek site since I mostly do 1/35th armor on Armorama...

On to the model. It's not exactly to scale nor is it movie accurate(for all die-hard star wars fans)...it was supposed to be a Pit Droid but I had a hard time fabricating the dome-head so for now I fixed a battle droid type head to fill the void. The entire droid is made of styrene, sprue(dark green) and pen tubes(clear part), and the ball joint on the hips are BBs, basically stuff already on my cluttered desk. haha.. It's still unpainted since it has a lot of gaps that need to be filled, but I like it the way it is.

Just tell me what you think...be kind. hahaha





I used this pic as reference:



I might build a whole army of these if I wasn't so lazy. hahaha
Cuhail
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Illinois, United States
Joined: February 10, 2004
KitMaker: 2,058 posts
AeroScale: 19 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 06:22 PM UTC

Oh, the slight differences between subject and end-product give it personality and flair!

I like it.

You should have another go at the Pit Droid head. Stack 3-4 circles of sheet plastic and glue 'em all together. Take some rod and glue the end of the rod to the center of the stack of disks. When it all dries tight, chuck the rod into a drill press or screwgun chuck, turn it on and work it with nailfiles into shape. When it's the right shape, snap off the rod, add the tube and lens and paint.

Poor mans lathe!
Cuhail
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
AeroScale: 305 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:26 PM UTC
Nice job. It looks really representative of the droid.
Any in process shots? Love to do a build feature of it.
bbailey_33
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 10, 2005
KitMaker: 103 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:29 AM UTC
clean, simple... but I know how much work went into it, I'm impressed with the overall symmetry and the knee joints especially.
in-progress shots would be great, as I am in need of scratchbuilt legs for a project and have brain lock on how to begin.
matt
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New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,934 posts
AeroScale: 68 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:41 AM UTC
Sweet... almost make me want to have a go at one.....
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
KitMaker: 10,889 posts
AeroScale: 174 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 10:02 AM UTC
Wow! That is so cool!
Jaguar
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Visayas, Philippines
Joined: November 12, 2005
KitMaker: 38 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 03:05 PM UTC
thanks for the comments....sad to say I didn't do any in-prog shots. I was just building it to clear my head of another project that was giving me a head-ache...this took me about five days to buil.. I promise to take progress shots If I ever do make another one.
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
Joined: May 08, 2002
KitMaker: 2,203 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 03:50 AM UTC
Fantastic!!!!!
PunyViking
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Akershus, Norway
Joined: November 02, 2008
KitMaker: 94 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 12:52 AM UTC
Looks great! Both the battledroid and the pitdroid are my favorite figures of Starwars. Always wanted one of those...

-Kjell
old-dragon
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Illinois, United States
Joined: August 30, 2005
KitMaker: 3,289 posts
AeroScale: 289 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 02:20 AM UTC
Wow, very nice!

...."Roger , Roger"......
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,784 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 05:53 AM UTC
Well done, esp. your figure posing. Looks natural.