Over the break, and given the needed time, I'm planning a Gonk droid for our fan film. Two concerns before I get started on my version. First, can these be used as a costume? Can the lights and maybe sound be added as a costume. I'm not too interested in just making a static version, but some sort of stand/display would be a great idea.
Now, to get some things worked out before a trip to the Walmart.
Tub size. What tubs looks the best? Brand? What is a good size tub to get?
The legs on most replicas don't seem to be large enough in diameter and seem too long. Flex conduit in 8 inch dia. seems to me to look pretty close. Dryer hose seems too small. Ideas?
The feet. Any clear HD screen grabs available? I plan to make wooden forms and vac-form the feet uppers.
Greeblies and doo-hickies, are any 'know-found' objects?
Color? Smoke Gray is what I plan to paint mine, with some aluminum for weathering. and some flat black for soot/smudges.
Internal power? Solar cell powered? I hate running it off batteries if I can help it.
Other thoughts ideas? Are any other parts needing to be vac-formed?
Thanks for any positive feedback or helpful links.