C-THREE-PO'S

GEEK1138

Sr Member
Hey guys...seems to be a few cool threepio builds going on at the moment so I thought I should get in on the act. I aim to build 3 x C3PO's...one for the droid sale scene in ANH. One for Jabba's gate scene and one for the Ewok throne scene from ROTJ. The process is to be a combination of 3d printing using the Don post scans, Jesse Maricelli's awesome files on Thingiverse,(thanks dude) and some that I've cleaned up/modelled myself. Once I have the full suit I will make resin casts of all the main parts and then re-finish them, chrome them and add all the greeblies. They will be full scale, free standing (or sitting) and weathered correctly.
I played around with some renders to show u what I'm going for...

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I'm actually going to be building all the droids from this scene except the astromechs

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I've already built the eyeball droid for this scene

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And for this I need to build the log chair as well

I have already made a fully chromed suit before that was wearable,
but these are for static display. Cheers
 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
OK update time...got a lot of finishing done to the 'master' suit and started casting the head. Had a coupla bad starts due to lack of de-gassing the PU but it seems to be pretty reliable now
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Got all the legs ready for moulding too
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And the standard shorts and the 'sitting' shorts are done
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Trooper_trent

Master Member
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Same as mentioned before, every time I see this thread on the first page I get all excited thinking it's about the 80's breakfast cereal. LOL

Great job! Subscribed!
 

Halliwax

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Never seen the sitting shorts. This will make it easier for guys who want to display him in a land speeder or Ewok throne

You make this look so easy.. I can’t imagine the man hours you put into this

But it truly shows off. I really want a 3po. But I don’t think I’d ever be able to match the plating

Keep up the phenomenal work man
 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
OK I'd forgotten what a melon twister this build is but finally I'm onto the Chroming/tinting side of things. So all the parts are filled/sanded/primed, base coated and ready for chroming. All the greeblies, which are either brass or resin printed, are done and painted.

First of many pieces to go...

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ALLEY

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Same as mentioned before, every time I see this thread on the first page I get all excited thinking it's about the 80's breakfast cereal. LOL
Same here...

For those who were not around in 1984, I don’t recall it being very good cereal...


 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
What kind of chroming did you choose? Metal plating or some painting techniques?
Yeah it's Hydrochrome, Spraychrome, Mirrorchrome or whatever brand u like, silver nitrate system. Works like a charm when everything is set up right but usually causes a good deal of frustration en route. Will post more pix soon
 
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