Completed! Wheems project -batteries not included

jas070680

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I've always liked the movie "batteries not included" and have had a fascination with the robots in the movie. My favorite in the bunch is Wheems. After being unsuccessful in finding a replica I decided to build one for myself. I finally got some time on my hands and decided to model him up. I have plenty more work to do, but thought I would start a thread to show my progress and perhaps get some feedback/help from everyone along the way. With that being said this first picture is a rendering of my progress. Hopefully it brings back some memories for others.

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jas070680

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Thanks Wolfdagon. It's a completely underrated movie. I'm hoping to have some more work completed this week and possibly a trial 3D print to check out a physical version of it. I'll post my progress.
 

jas070680

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Wow! That's great. I couldn't find much when I looked. Certainly didn't see the casts from the studio mold. These are really clean too. I wish I had a set. What are the chances of getting another set?
 

ahoudini

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I have patiently tracked down two resin kits of Wheems and they are both really, really rough. I love this film and these little "bots" and would love to see another run.
 

Snarkticon

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Love this movie! We had a VHS copy that we recorded off the Disney Channel back in the day and I wore it out from continuous viewings. Your model looks great, and I can't wait to see more progress, and possibly even the other robots. :D
 

jas070680

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Glad to hear I'm not the only one with great memories of this movie. I think I got the same kits as you guys. They are pretty rough. I decided to print my first test piece. I'm pretty happy with the way it cam out. With that being said there is still a ton of detail work to do before IO move onto the underside and feet. Until then here are some pictures. feel free to comment and critique.
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Duncanator

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I loved the robots from that movie! I want to have the whole family as a display piece! They are really great designs.
 
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