Imperial Probe Droid (Probot)

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Roboto, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    First attempt at a Star Wars model. Have been following the Studio Scale builds on RPF - but they are just to huge for me. This one is about 6" in diameter and is based on the work done by Lasse Henning and photos I found of a Studio Scale model that was touring the US a few years ago.

    Designed in Solidworks and 3D printed. Now working on sensors and lower body. C/C welcome - plus any pointers. :confused

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    Roboto
     
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  2. ralphee

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    LOVE your blueprints :lol. Very Area51 lol. That looks good so far, ill be watching, its one of my all time faves....you do know, you simply HAVE to build articulated arms :behave.

    lee
     
  3. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    @ Lee: working my down to legs :wacko

    Progress to date - I used a Pasta Roller to layer out Expoxy Sculpt for the armor plates - looks ok. I wasn't sure of exact pattern but got enough info from pictures. Built up lower section now have to close it all in and sand.

    Thanks for looking.

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  4. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Looks very good. Will be watching.
     
  5. RickDTM

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    Looking good Mike!
     
  6. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sanding and adding tiny parts to the lower section (now blocked in).

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  7. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Side Port cover for lower section. The 3D parts are PolyJet and come out glossy white.

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  8. christrom

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    This looks very promising indeed. Do you plan on selling copies of it?
     
  9. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe - if there is enough interest in the kit or maybe just the main parts?
     
  10. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Since you are fairly new the standard response to that is "Interested depending on price." :lol ;)
     
  11. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    This is coming along very nicely!
     
  12. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Main body (lower section) now putting on the various parts on each section. I used sheet styrene and 3D parts - now working on the other side.

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  13. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Looks great so far!
     
  14. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Looking great, Ill definetly take one. Got the MK5 and its great.


    Al
     
  15. ralphee

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    Just curious, where are you getting your ref from? Never seen that dome fitted to the upper body before?

    lee
     
  16. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My sources:

    The Model Shop with Lasse Henning has some profile drawings that are very nice.

    Plus some photos from Forbidden plastic - I think they are the ones from the museum tour.
     
  17. eaviii

    eaviii Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is really taking form beautifully!

    Doc
     
  18. Roboto

    Roboto Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the feedback. It's moving along ! :)

    Progress now is on the lower section and building some locking rings for the legs. They were made in sections to reduce printing time & materials. Goal is that they can be removed/installed and rotated.

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  19. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Nice update!
     
  20. Thomas Aquino

    Thomas Aquino New Member

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    I was looking for something like this, curious if you finished it and you are selling?
     
  21. dino8836

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    I have been scouring these forums for a while now, also hoping that someone will kit a PD. This is an old thread though, and have seen other members build great SS PD's, but I do not have the skill for scrath building. Hope we get a response from someone.
     
  22. christrom

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    Put me down for one - this build looks great, and it is a great size to be working on :)
     
  23. marsattack

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    Hi mate.
    It's a wonderful project and I would definetly be interested in one.
    Lasse was my original inspiration many many years ago for me to go and totally dissect this model .
    Couldn't do it completely by myself.
    If I may put my 2 cents here, you have the capability to make this model a lot more Acurate with that 3 d printer,
    Why not ask around first for dims and resource.
    It would be a Shame as it clearly seems you are more than capable to do this right rather than to rush it to get it so not so Acurate.
    Just a constructive criticism but I am backing it up with any help you may need or want .
    The original lasse model was very cool'
    Great work either way mate.
    Mars
     
  24. Oriontide

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    That's looking fantastic!
     
  25. jedimaster

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    Well I'd say its probably finished by now as the threads almost 2 years old..... Just sayin.
     
  26. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    I doubt it. I know hes real busy. But ill ask him.
     
  27. marsattack

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    Ok maybe I should start reading dates too! Lol
    Looked real promising!
     

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