The Chappie build continues

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by caxack, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. caxack

    caxack New Member

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    Hi all,

    I thought I would share a few photos on where I am at with the Chappie build. I still have a few bits to hunt down mainly to do with the head, a middle toe for the right foot and a right leg top of leg/hip. I have a few spare bits if anyone else is looking for parts.

    Caxack
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  2. TomVDJ

    TomVDJ Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What the h*ll? Are these actual pics of what you're building? That's almost a complete chappie there! Do you have another thread on the RPF about this? Looking great!
     
  3. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That Is quite amazing.:thumbsup
     
  4. joberg

    joberg Master Member

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    Sweet Mother of...:cool
     
  5. caxack

    caxack New Member

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    I probably should have given about of background. I had a friend ask me if I wanted to assemble a Chappie robot as he had just brought a whole bunch of bits from the movie off eBay. Of course I said yes and a few weeks later 5 boxes of Chappie bits turned up (all with CoA's), so after sorting and referencing the movie etc I have him about 95% complete.

    He also managed to get a couple of the bank heist bags and a few other props ( gun mags, sunglasses etc)

    Chappie will be used as a draw card for the Costume for a Charity organization.
     
  6. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome ! :thumbsup it's very nice he will be used to help others.. and your doing a wonderful job putting him together. hope you find the parts you need..:)
     
  7. caxack

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    Thanks,

    The head is the troubling bit, missing a fair bit of it, eyes, all the stuff at the back, camera pod, grill, ear attachment points, also the right foot middle toe. Hopefully I can chase these down or get print files however I still have a few other things to work on - attaching the arms, running wiring, assemebling his legs etc.

    He started off as a prototype torso with one completed arm and I have been swapping out the bits ( the worst bit taking to him with a drill/screw driver knowing how much he cost) to make him more like the Chappie robot, luckly I was able to find the bits to build a complete second arm (after a few trips to a Specialitly Fasterners Shop for the right screws) from all the parts and I have the internals for both legs as well.

    Happy to trade or swap our spare parts (with a copy of the CoA) or pay with Chappie money for the parts or real money if it comes to it for the missing parts.

    We has feet.jpg A transport box.jpg Back.jpg Front.jpg More arrivals.jpg Scary stuff.jpg Starting out.jpg
     
  8. caxack

    caxack New Member

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    Hi just a quick update.....

    I am in the process of wiring up the lights, making them remote control, have the shoulder spotlight, battery indicator and eyes to go..after that it attaching the shoulders, legs, hips, waste, moulding a couple of knee pieces and a middle toe (this will be my first attempt at clay modeling), as well as all the head bits that need to be built printed.... all this and more is due in time for the Oz comic cons at the end of September. Ok I have most likely forgotten about a hundred things....like a reject sticker, mounting frame etc..

    And now the video link https://vid.me/uCua
     
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  9. dhunpael

    dhunpael Active Member

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    This is awesome, wish i could build him myself =D
     
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  10. joberg

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    TFS with us mate! It's really interesting to see how complicated that prop is.:cool
     
  11. Major Tom

    Major Tom New Member

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    whats it made from?
     
  12. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW amazing work.

    Not to nitpick, but shouldn't the right "ear" be red?
     
  13. caxack

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    Yep it should however as this is a movie prop and we were only able to get 2 blue ears I didnt want to paint one, so I am going to try and mould an ear and paint it orange - i think this is a must. The same goes for his orange arm, at the moment there are a couple of blue arm peices that will need to go orange as well.
     
  14. caxack

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    Various plastics and rubbers, im not sure exactly what types. Same parts are a hard ABS type plastic, with alot of the outer pieces being a semi hard (flexible) rubber material
     
  15. Major Tom

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    thats awesome :D it looks like the kinda material they make store promotional statues from you know?
    beautiful pieceyou must be very proud :D
     
  16. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So were these part "screen used"? Awesome buy regardless.
     
  17. caxack

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    The parts are screen used in various parts of the movie, Chappie bits were swapped out depending on the scene or damage state.
     
  18. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is awesome.
     
  19. caxack

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    The photos below tell the story, first issue of many no doubt, there was no connecting piece for the shoulder joint on the torso to the arm. With the use of CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) I templated the two joining surfaces, a bit of balsa wood and a few angles later I have a shoulder hinge joint, not finished yet though.

    My plan is to fill and detail it and then use it as a template to mould the pieces for each shoulder, we will see how it goes.

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  20. blue2k

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    I remember I saved quite a few images of the parts sold from the chappie auction. Is this the part you were looking for?
     

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  21. joberg

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    TFS all of those goodies with us mate...really cool:cool
     
  22. caxack

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    Thanks for the pics, but they are not the parts im looking for, these parts are; shoulder to upper arm (x2), waist (x2). various arm compenents (x2), head and neck parts (x2). The part I was after is from the torso to the shoulder.
     
  23. blue2k

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    I'l post what I have.
     

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    part 2

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    part 3
     

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    blue2k Well-Known Member

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    more images
     

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    Having some issues uploading this many image in such a short time. No idea if these will even post.
     

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    Still having some issues. let me know if you need more.
     

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  28. caxack

    caxack New Member

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    Thanks for all the pics.


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  29. joberg

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    Love it! So cool to share these valuable pics with us. :cool
     
  30. blue2k

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    Whatever I can do to assist. No need for thanks.
     
  31. caxack

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    My version of Chappie's torso/shoulder joint. The moulding materials should be here in the next few days and then I will attempt to cast a couple of shoulder joints and two knee peices, so we will have knees and shoulders that attach :)

    Wires and actuators etc to be added later.


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  32. Razmataz

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    Really impatient to see the moulding results!!!! :)
     
  33. caxack

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    The build has slowed a bit as I wait for bits to arrive however I have just had the camera pod and ear attachments printed, I so have to get a 3d printer my self.
    Razmataz the models are great. Thanks

    The head build starts tonight

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  34. Razmataz

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    You print the ears ball bearing too for your original Weta ears? I'm honoured!!!! Really impatient to see the mounted unit!!! :)
     
  35. caxack

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    Here is a couple of pics on a trial fit of an ear. :)

    Nice work on the models and scale.

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  36. caxack

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    And the camera pod as well ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440896014.348942.jpg




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  37. Razmataz

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    Really great!!! Thank's for the pics!!! :)
     
  38. caxack

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    I have made a stand for the head until I build the neck attachment (from head to neck), so this will have to do in the mean time.

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  39. joberg

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    Thanks for sharing those pics. You're making head way for sure:D:cool
     
  40. caxack

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    It's been a while however did some work on the eye bar, after a bit of work with the dremel, some LEDs, a bit of of blue plastic bottle and some old speak mesh, this is all the bits trial fitted.

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    Now for the finishing and assembly.


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  41. Razmataz

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    Yess!!! Great!!! I'm impatient to see the mounted unit!!! :thumbsup
     
  42. brandomack

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    Let me know if you need any particular reference. My buddy has one of the police units that are on the assembly line that Blomkamp gave him.
     
  43. Razmataz

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    I just notice that you cut the smalls chicks on the Bar eyes. Do you need the .stl files for this small piece?
    Another think: Do you need the side plate rear the ears ? (the CPU box support with 40mm fan cooler)


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  44. caxack

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    No I don't need the small bits, I have saved them and will glue them back on. As for the side plates yes I them as well.


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  45. caxack

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    Will do thanks for the offer


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  46. dmpsk8

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    Holy.... crap...

    Amazing work. This is some true craftsmanship here.
     
  47. caxack

    caxack New Member

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    Speaker box fits and looks perfect :). I couldn't help myself, mocked the face up and added a battery indicator to the torso.

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  48. Krats

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    Epic project, looks absolutely fantastic.
     
  49. joberg

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    Beautiful; brings tears to my eyes:cool
     
  50. rustyroadie

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone heard from Razmataz? I was following his project, but it seems someone used his files without giving him credit and that * him off...hope he hasn't let that stop him...
     

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