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  1. RPF Premium Member Skaught's Avatar
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    Mar 24, 2010, 12:25 PM - IG-88 Build (Full Body) - FINSHED! Pg. 6 #1

    I decided to attempt a full IG-88 build in time for CV, to include in the 501st Legion's display. I'm hoping to have all the bounty hunters there! Of course, I have the head, which is half the battle. I'm just getting started on the rest. I'm working from the feet up.

    So, to begin, here's one leg! Or the start of it. This is the main piece. Details and greeblies will be added as I go. I need to cut some MDF for the feet, but I can only do that ont he weekend when I can use the table saw. I don't think the neighbors want me buzzing that thing at 10:30 at night. Thanks to people in my other thread about the rubber joint part, I picked up a couple shock boots from an auto parts store last night.

    Pics taken with my iPhone (my normal camera was dead).







    That's the "knee", I guess. Nothing too excited yet but so far so good. I'll update this thread as it develops.

    Scott
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  2. Cast From Original RPF Premium Member sskunky's Avatar
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    Mar 24, 2010, 1:40 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #2

    You're off to a good start. I've not heard many attempt the whole droid before. Good luck.....
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    Mar 24, 2010, 1:44 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #3

    Scott,
    You are a pioneer! I look forward to seeing your progress.
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    Mar 24, 2010, 2:12 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #4

    will watch intently due to wanting to do one myself at some point , if not just a bust with him holding his guns.
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    Mar 24, 2010, 3:10 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #5

    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. It's always a nice treat to see something that is different, and I can't remmember seeing another build on IG-88, which makes this all the more cooler
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    Mar 24, 2010, 4:01 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #6

    good luck man looking forward to seeing progress
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    Mar 24, 2010, 4:24 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #7

    MooCriket said: View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. It's always a nice treat to see something that is different, and I can't remmember seeing another build on IG-88, which makes this all the more cooler
    Copy that. I don't ever recall seeing a full sized IG-88 on the RPF. This is a really cool first! I'm excited to see the end result.
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    Mar 24, 2010, 4:32 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #8

    Funky Jedi said: View Post
    Copy that. I don't ever recall seeing a full sized IG-88 on the RPF. This is a really cool first! I'm excited to see the end result.
    Actually, I made one a few years ago that I *did* post about here. I had to make a lot of it up (and I didn't have the found item for the head), but if it would help you with your build, Skaught - let me know and I can either post some pics here or send them to you via e-mail.

    Shawn
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    Mar 24, 2010, 8:32 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #9

    I'm gonna keep my eye on this one. Cant wait to see the progress!
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    Mar 24, 2010, 9:01 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #10

    morganthirteen said: View Post
    Actually, I made one a few years ago that I *did* post about here. I had to make a lot of it up (and I didn't have the found item for the head), but if it would help you with your build, Skaught - let me know and I can either post some pics here or send them to you via e-mail.

    Shawn
    I'm sorry, Shawn, I don't know how yours got by me. Do you still have pics of it? I'd just love to see one done regardless of how accurate it is!
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    Mar 24, 2010, 9:53 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #11

    Funky Jedi said: View Post
    I'm sorry, Shawn, I don't know how yours got by me. Do you still have pics of it? I'd just love to see one done regardless of how accurate it is!
    No problem. It was a very long time ago. But I wouldn't want to post any pics here unless Skaught gave his approval. This is his thread and his build, not mine.
  12. propologist is offline propologist
    Mar 24, 2010, 10:09 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #12

    Wasn't someone here selling a full sized not too long ago either here or on ebay ? I know I saw someone , somewhere and it looked awesome.
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    Mar 24, 2010, 11:26 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #13

    There is a full size kit available and the IG-88 Builders group.
    I have the cut off "bust" version which is pretty nice.

    Looking forward to your progress Scott!
  14. propologist is offline propologist
    Mar 24, 2010, 11:39 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #14

    Thanks Chris, I just put in for the group. Would like to see what is involved.
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    Mar 25, 2010, 2:22 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #15

    Awesome. Following this one with intent interest. I want to do one for next years big GENCON event here in Aus.

    Anyone know what the status is with the IG88 builders group? I signed up a while ago, but still waiting for approval .
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    Mar 25, 2010, 8:38 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #16

    Sure, feel free to post your pics! Maybe just the links to the photos, so they won't get confused with my project on quick glance.

    I've seen a few full size IG-88s, but only a handful. Maybe only three. I once saw one in person years ago...late 90's...at a store in Orlando called Sci Fi World. They had an $11,000 price tag on it. I remember be amazed at the time.

    I'm in the IG-88 Builders yahoo group. Nothing happening there right now. There are some nice pics of a build someone had going on about a year ago but nothing final.

    Scott
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    Mar 25, 2010, 8:46 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #17

    Shawn, I haven't seen that IG-88 in about 10 plus years. It looked amazing. Can't wait to see your's Skaught. I love seeing build threads.
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    Mar 26, 2010, 2:36 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #18

    I might have been the person who posted my lifesized IG88 droid, from 3 years ago. A friend helped me make all the masters and we molded the body, arms, feet, and lots of the parts that go on, and used PVC pipes for the legs....even made the head from scratch, but now have castings from my derwent flametube to get more accurate heads..











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    Mar 26, 2010, 2:41 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #19

    Also, had this at the Celebration 4 in the droid room, many here saw it in person







    and when I was commissioned to make a few of these for some customers



    and eventually made these smaller lifesized IG busts with real derwent flametube castings..



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    Mar 26, 2010, 4:13 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #20

    Oh man, I can't wait to start my build! What do you use to make the torso part. Seems a bit tricky to me, but I havn't yet had a look around for parts.
  21. propologist is offline propologist
    Mar 26, 2010, 8:10 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #21

    yeah Kor, was the Ig-88 master. I bit it was a pain to cast that IG army.

    I guess if you used the limited photo reference and the various busts and toys you could make a pretty nice one. I was just thinking of the bust , but really it doesn't look like much more work to do the rest.

    If you want obscure and the best detail out there you find Korbanth and Zorg. Seeing their work i wish i was a rich man..lol
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    Mar 26, 2010, 8:21 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #22

    Looks like IG is throwing up his hands in dispair and saying, "All I want is a pair of pants, a decent pair of pants!!!!"
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    Mar 26, 2010, 8:38 AM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #23

    Great project.
    Always wondered--what does a droid need with shoulder pads?
  24. RPF Premium Member Skaught's Avatar
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    Mar 26, 2010, 12:30 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #24

    I've been hitting Home Depot and Lowes on my lunch breaks and evenings quite a bit this week. Picking up something here and there and doing lots of browsing, comparing to photos on my iphone, and general poking around. Hopefully I'll be able to get something accomplished on the feet tomorrow morning. Tonight I have to bake an Army Tank birthday cake, though.

    Scott
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    Mar 26, 2010, 1:32 PM - Re: IG-88 Build (Full Body) #25

    Treadwell said: View Post
    Great project.
    Always wondered--what does a droid need with shoulder pads?
    That was all the "rage" back in the 80's.

    TazMan2000

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