Gonk Droid Parts????? Pics help as well

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  1. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Been searching but info on screen used parts is scarce or I'm not looking in the right place.

    I am looking to build a Gonk Droid but I want it screen accurate.

    I know a lot just use a variety of tubs.

    Does anyone know what tubs and or any other parts they used for the first Gonk Droid we see in ANH?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  2. Tom1971

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    I've been searching all over and there are hardly any pics of the first Gonk droid scene in the Sandcrawler. Just a couple screen caps.

    If anyone has any it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  3. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    bump......
     
  4. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    This is droid discrimination. All anyone wants is R2 and his gold buddy.

    I always wondered about those two.

    Is there no love for the kind little Gonk droid.
     
  5. pfillery

    pfillery Active Member

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    I personally like Gonk.

    I think sometimes building something different is the key, like you said R2 is the popular one but I think Gonk is cool in his own way. After all what would Star Wars have been without him?

    He wasn't the droid they were looking for so I wonder where he ended up after the sandcrawler was attacked - taken to the spice mines of Kessel, smashed into who knows what?

    Good luck with your build. Hope you find some answers here.
     
  6. thd9791

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  7. Jay1138

    Jay1138 Active Member

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    I've seen several very well made Gonk droids made from 2 specific looking rubbermaid storage containers, flipped on top of eachother. That's essentially how they were made in the movies. If you're cleaver about sourcing out greeblies and parts, a paint job and construction based on how complex you want it would do the trick.
     
  8. Tom1971

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    The problem is locating the exact storage containers they used. I've been searching and I have found a number of ones that have the correct overall size and shape but have yet to find the exact one with that center indentation on the side.

    Thanks for posting the links. I had seen those and they are about all I've been able to find.
     
  9. minifig

    minifig Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was the Gonk a U.K. build?

    I'm assuming it was.

    That might help with finding the correct boxes.

    minifig
     
  10. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Excellent idea. I just searched EbayUK and although I have not found it yet I found a lot much closer to the style.
     
  11. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Keep in mind you're looking for something made 30+ years ago.
    Storage containers have change design over the years.
     
  12. Troy Downen

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    Try GONKbuilders on Yahoo groups (groups.yahoo.com)

    I've been casually looking for Gonk droid design info for about 18 months now. I'd like to build a static model to display at 501st Legion events. But no luck finding a good parts list. Again, I've been pretty casual about it - not looking REAL hard. If you find more info please post it! Much appreciated.
     
  13. DrMaul

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    That particular one is my build. I couldn't find screen-accurate storage tubs, so I heavily modified a couple that were the correct depth. The indentations were created by cutting the tubs in half and adding an insert. The wider section that goes around the droid's equator is solid timber, and has a cross-brace on the inside that the legs attach to.

    I might have some some WIP photos stored on a back-up drive somewhere.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    I saw pics of this. Awesome build. I know most just have fun with it but yours is the most accurate one I've seen of the original Gonk.


    Thanks for posting. Any pics, especially something that shows scale and any measurements would be awesome.
     
  15. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Thanks for the info. I signed up and went through it but not much for accurate original Gonk. Cool builds though.
     
  16. davros

    davros New Member

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    Excellent build, does anyone have the overall height, width and depth of the boxes that form the main body ? ? ?
     
  17. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  18. Bonded Hawk

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    I'm going to base one off of the jawa/droid toy pack. There are good pics of all sides of the droid floating around.
    [​IMG]
    I'm using the Wookee measurement of 1.1 meter for height. I just made a tape measure based off the total height of the gnk to get the other measurements (accurate-ish to an inch or so). To the best of my knowledge the actual totes have not been found, so this will be good enough for me.
     
  19. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was going to make the R2 rubbish bin...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ... just the GONK is looking so much better.
     
  20. Tom1971

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    I'm working on one. I have searched far and wide but no luck on the tubs and any measurements are a guess for me at this point.

    What measurements did you come up with?
     
  21. SofaKing01

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  22. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is his face plates vertical or are they angled?

    Here is my first go at drawing one at 1.1m tall.[​IMG]

    I made the main part of the body 600mm long with 25mm thickness for the belt.
     
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  23. Bonded Hawk

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    Did you see this one?
    [​IMG]

    Sorry I can't find a smaller pic.
     
  24. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is awesome! Is there a back and top view?
     
  25. Bonded Hawk

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    That is all i could find.
     
  26. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    This is great work. I think he needs to be a bit longer, but wow!!!!!


     
  27. Tom1971

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The one thing is there is no trench in the middle section. Where the two boxes meet.

    Again, thanks so much.


    You guys Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (y)love:love:thumbsup
     
  28. cavx

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    I redrew him tonight. I think he probably needs to be about 800mm long.

    [​IMG]
     
  29. Bonded Hawk

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    Cavx, I like your design. Are you basing it off of a particular gnk?
     
  30. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. Mostly off the one in the attached image above which I think is the one we see in the Jawa's Sandcrawler in ANH. I didn't have a whole lot of time to do this any better and after posting released I missed a heap of details off. Anyway, I will probably have a go an making one once my Vac Form is up and running.
     
  31. Bonded Hawk

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    I'll be modding tote boxes. I'm having a hard time finding them with flat sides and little to no handles. Within the last few months the storage boxes have been redesigned. I'll be abusing the computer here at work later and play some more on measurements.
     
  32. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I will probably make MDF forms for mine and Vac Form them. The only thing I have to watch is I can't go larger than 550mm for any part.
     
  33. Tobot

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    I've recently become interested in sourcing the original parts for building one of these, I'm in the uk and I've got a few leads and hunches I'm chasing for the boxes
     
  34. Bonded Hawk

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    I'm sure several of us will be interested in what you find out. Good luck

    BH
     
  35. oota goota

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    good luck tobot!
     
  36. Owk1

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    Was looking through this thread. Does anyone know the source of the screen used containers ? I'm trying to build a gonk for a fan film
     

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