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    Jul 19, 2016, 3:13 PM - Spacebobs "models" #1

    Hello there fellow forumers (what do you mean that's not a word).
    I've been thinking of posting a little thread of "models" that I have worked on.
    Models is a very loose description as there will be Kenner/Hasbro paints, conversions and plain old styrene models.

    None of these will really be ground breaking but they hopefully show what can be done on a budget, whilst never looking like it.
    Let's start.


    First I just wanted to post this, not sure if this has been shown before but the bandai threepio has a gold finish that just rubs of with a little cellulose thinners leaving a fantastically weathered silver protocol droid like U3PO (Star Wars) or E3PO (Empire).



    You can take a little gold off or keep going until its all gone
    Also have a couple of troopers you might recognize..


    I scratched Lukes belt, adapted Hans. Added little bits of card to make the heads higher and did the same to most of Hans vertical connections to make him a touch taller.
    Helmets were given brows after the work that @Jaitea did to his trooper.
    here they are with a TFA black series Chewie which scalewise looks fine

    I love these little 1:12 kits and bought a few before hlj started being silly.
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    Jul 19, 2016, 4:09 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #2

    Wow,....brilliant.....

    Love the silver 3PO, and the Luke, Han & Chewie,....it really captures the look of the combo,...different heights....you get the impression that Mark & Harrison are under those helmets

    Love it,.....you should print out backgrounds for them,...that would seal the deal

    John
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    Jul 19, 2016, 4:35 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #3

    Thanks J, these are just great quick fun kits
    I'm still to weather the protocol droids but wont be doing much to silver guy as he's quite clean in Star Wars.

    Forgot to mention that I did add some width to the ab sections of the troopers with styrene and generally moved it forward by meddling with the joint at the waist.

    Side note. The SE-14R that Luke is inaccurately holding is now properly canon as the Deathtroopers have them in Rogue One. Oh yes.
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    Jul 19, 2016, 8:15 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #4

    I love the Han & Luke comparison. Very realistic height difference.

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    Jul 20, 2016, 5:32 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #5

    Hope you didn't mind SB
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    Jul 20, 2016, 6:03 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #6

    Ha I love it, I'll take pics against my green sheet of card to make it easier for you next time J
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    Jul 21, 2016, 1:02 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #7

    Nice work. The height differences are subtle, but really sell the idea that Han and Luke are in there! Like it.
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    Jul 21, 2016, 7:04 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #8

    Jaitea said: View Post
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    Prisoner transfer from cell block 1138?
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    Jul 15, 2017, 7:12 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #9

    Hi there,

    Iíve been modelling a power droid in sketchup using (hopefully) accurate numbers taken from my gnk research and build thread
    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.ph...pacebobs+power

    I was going to 3d print one so that I could give my 1:12 guys a little power....
    But I got impatient (my 3d printer isnít going to be here for weeks).
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    Jul 15, 2017, 7:23 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #10

    I converted the numbers and cut from 1mm plastic just the same way as the plywood 1:1.

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    Cut all the details in various thicknesses of plastic and that expanded stuff from a sign, Sintra maybe?
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    Jul 15, 2017, 7:37 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #11

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    Feet and legs are made from more layers of foam board, pen parts and then a wrap of tissue paper to thicken them out a bit.



    Comp for scale with Bandai
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    Jul 15, 2017, 8:54 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #12

    Awesome work. Congrats

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    Jul 16, 2017, 6:18 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #13

    Yay, more robot pictures for the internets.......

    Primer...


    Paint, and a little touch of rubnbuff
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    Jul 16, 2017, 6:26 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #14



    Gonk!



    A little more paint and feet wires



    Power Power Power !



    Gonk!
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    Aug 12, 2017, 3:42 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #15

    Made this fellow today, more Bandai 1:12 goodness is the order of the day.



    Cast in beige for the shore trooper now sporting the white for AT-ATC Trooper.
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 20, 2017, 2:41 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #16

    Did a bit more to my astromechs and also have another pic of the at-atc trooper..





    Love these kits





    Yay!
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 20, 2017, 2:47 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #17

    These bandai chaps scale really well with the hasbro 1:12 line



    I'm tempted to give the hasbros a little bit of work too.....
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 20, 2017, 2:52 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #18

    Very cool Gonk Droid. I love the finish of the armor for the AT-ATC trooper. Nice "used" look
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 20, 2017, 3:46 PM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #19

    Thanks, I'm pretty sure that the white armours of the tank driver and at-atc driver were not painted over black casts like the shoretrooper but I love the look of that.
    So.... I cheated and did exactly that, painted black over the beige plastic before the white went on and then gently sanded through before normal weatherings
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 21, 2017, 12:24 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #20

    Great work mate and the Gonk droid is awesome. The Hasbro figures come up great painted and weathered.

    Ron
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    5 Days Ago  Sep 21, 2017, 5:21 AM - Re: Spacebobs "models" #21

    Sold on that @Hemble he looks fantastic
    Mine will get some love when i can get some time.

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