Fx-7 medical droid

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GEEK1138

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OK it's time to start another droid build thread...and what a find this little fella is. Not so little actually...I think he stands about 6' in height. I had no idea how complex the 'other' medical droid was until I started researching him. Classic Bill Hargreaves work. Great pic of him with his droid...

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Those old Star Wars prop guys look like your Dad's slightly dodgy mates from the seventies, all flares, beards and tank tops, but what a skill set they embraced

Anyway on with the build. FX-7 is basically a tall shaft with a rotating head and lots of arms. Here's where I'm at...

Modelled it in Blender...

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and then sliced it up to print. Glued the base and shaft together and filled with expanding foam

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13doctorwho

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It's already looking great. It's nice to see one of the less built droids. I remember loving that action figure when I was a kid. Great work so far!
 

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baptizer

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UNREAL work. spot on!!!

What do you do with all these amazing creations of yours? This droid, K2SO, probe droid, etc? It's like my dream museum.
 

GEEK1138

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UNREAL work. spot on!!!

What do you do with all these amazing creations of yours? This droid, K2SO, probe droid, etc? It's like my dream museum.

Well some I keep... I've got a whole room full of props and I'm running out of space. And them some are commissioned by private collectors.

Small update on FX-7. Got the window level thing printed. Gonna have some underlighting as per the movie

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GEEK1138

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Happy Xmas everyone...all these festivities do get in the way of the true focus of prop making. So, on with the droid

May have missed a few steps picture wise but here's where we're at now. Got the whole thing pretty much filled/sanded and painted apart from a few touch-ups. Got the probe arm on and the linear actuator installed

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and started attaching the legs, some of which will be 'deployed'

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Not settled on the colour yet...I think more silver over the blue undercoat and then a bit darker
 

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Stormy320

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This is incredible. How do some of you build things so fast. Exceptional!

That color looks really good.

BTW - the photos in the older posts stopped working.
 

GEEK1138

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OK nearly done with this build - and what a build it turned out to be...soooo many greeblies; 18 legs with 5 resin parts each plus rods and springs and tubes, all the head gear and all the random equipment on the window shelf...not to mention the slotted greeblies around the neck and the pinstriping and the chrome strips and on and and and...

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Finished most of the electronics too. Lights in the head, probe arm claw actuator, blue underlighting etc. The only thing left are the 2 LCD screens which are on order
 

dcarty

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Outstanding! Fantastic project -- what shenphong said--one of the most impressive builds I've seen in ages!

Dave
 

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DaddyfromNaboo

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That is fantastic, The most boring deoid that a kid could get of all the Kenner actionfigures brought to life as one of the most complex 1:1 droid builds.
 

usajdm

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That is fantastic, The most boring deoid that a kid could get of all the Kenner actionfigures brought to life as one of the most complex 1:1 droid builds.
Whaaaaaaaaat?
I absolutely loved my action figure of him.
I think I was the only kid around me that had him.
Probably cause I was the only kid that picked him out.:unsure

Awsome work though my friend.
This could very well be the coolest prop I've seen built.
With every other thread being one of three lightsabers, this is so refreshing.
But not just that it's different.... it's perfect.
Im sure the original prop makers would be blown away and applaud you.
Thank you for sharing this.
Any chance this will be on display?
Id love to see it in person.
Robert
 

PropWeasel

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holy wowsa wowie wow.. Every time I think " hey i;m getting pretty good at this" I see a post like this, humbling.
 

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