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  1. Choosy moms choose Jif™ RPF Premium Member moffeaton's Avatar
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 2:07 PM - Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #1

    This is very small, and was VERY easy to build (haha). My replica of a recently un-earthed Artoo top that was rescued from a Pyro X-Wing by an ILMer in 1976, painted on a casting pulled from a casting from the original ILM mold (you lost yet? lol). From the neck down is alllll made up - the full Artoos were only used as the top mount plugs on the Hero X-Wings as y'all know.
    I hope to one day see a pic that shows which X-Wing this fella was paired to! He may even show up in a Y-Wing, but the chances are slim... about as slim as seeing this fella in situ. Anyway, fun little oddity.

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    5 Days Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 3:46 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #2

    Is that artoo painted as one of the film-used ones? It seems pretty out there for it to be used in the movie.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 3:49 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #3

    Looks really great !
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 7:37 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #4

    Yes, real deal screen used pattern, recreated with less Sharpie this time, lol. God knows where it was featured... I mean, maybe cutting room floor? Who knows. But this is not even the farthest out there one. Here's the final silly display

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    5 Days Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 7:41 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #5

    Here's a Artoo in Red 2, with a comb over (much like this one) and a mustache, and some weird stripes running top to bottom on the dome...

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    4 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 11:16 AM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #6

    Thanks for sharing this little piece of history! Nice touch with the bell jar!

    Sean
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    4 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 1:06 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #7

    Neato! I love these fun "little" projects. Funny how the old photo makes the paint appear so crisp...
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    2 Days Ago  Dec 8, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #8

    I think its missing a wire?
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    2 Days Ago  Dec 8, 2017, 9:13 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #9

    a wire?
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    2 Days Ago  Dec 8, 2017, 10:38 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #10

    Damn cool little droid there Jason!! Love the ref's and character they gave to R2 units. You sure captured the look of this particular one amazingly!
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 3:25 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #11

    moffeaton said: View Post
    a wire?
    Maybe he's riffing on the guy who pointed out such on the Red 2 engine?
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 3:40 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #12

    LOL, yeah, that is absolutely it!
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 9:08 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #13

    X-wing callback y'all!

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    LOL, yeah, that is absolutely it!
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 9:36 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #14

    That Red 2 engine wire may have cost me a bit more of my sanity than I am willing to admit

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    LOL, yeah, that is absolutely it!
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    1 Day Ago  Dec 9, 2017, 11:18 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #15

    Nice piece and nice display!
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    11 Hours Ago  Dec 10, 2017, 6:48 PM - Re: Artoo replica from a '76 Pyro X-Wing #16

    I redid the base inside the bell jar for the replica Artoo I painted. So this is a 3D printed plinth on the wooden base, and it’s all shot with gloss black. He sits higher up now which is nice. He sits in a shallow hollow that follows the contours of the body and legs.

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