Roger Roger!

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8:02 PM - Apr 20, 2018 #1

need a project i can keep returning to inbetween other things, and my IPMS branch is having a year long GB with 'movies' as its theme

not making any promises that this will get finished cos its a notorious git of a kit, so if it turns out to have too many problems it will go back in the box

every write up ive come across they have had problems getting the droid to attach to the STAP simply cos it is so articulated, so i have a plan to get round that problem......maybe......hopefully

had it in the stash for over 10 years, always been too hesitant to start it cos of its reputation but now its time has come

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/B1_battle_droid



and the box of bits........



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8:17 PM - Apr 20, 2018 #2

:cool
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5:10 AM - Apr 21, 2018 #3

:pop
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7:50 AM - Apr 21, 2018 #4

Interesting but weird.
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8:18 PM - Apr 28, 2018 #5

and the story so far.........

he is apparently 1/6 scale.......to give you an idea thats a tamiya paint jar



its going to need quite a bit of cleaning up before paint

im planning on leaving Roger and concentrating on the STAP next......i have a bit of a plan....this kit is well known for being a bugger to get the droid to attach to the STAP so i have a sort of half baked plan to do it with him sort of casually leaning up against the STAP....all depends on just how articulated he is, but i need to think about something for the base

however its back in the box for a while i have another project i need to start and i need the room to do that
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9:08 PM - Apr 28, 2018 #6

Interesting build Paul, I hope you continue with it :cool
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9:13 PM - Apr 28, 2018 #7

mac1677 wrote:Interesting build Paul, I hope you continue with it :cool
oh i will!

its just a big build that i plan on doing when inbetween other projects/GBs, something i can keep returning to
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7:53 AM - Apr 29, 2018 #8

Ah, reminds me of my old art teacher, weird but wonderful.
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5:46 PM - May 26, 2018 #9

done a bit more work on the STAP
whole thing is going to be a rusty brown colour but i want to make it look a bit worn, so going to spray it an aluminium colour, use latex as a mask for chips and scuffs then do the rusty colour



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12:14 PM - May 27, 2018 #10

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Nice to see something different!
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9:18 PM - Jun 08, 2018 #11

im having to concentrate on the STAP.....need that built so i can then see how i can pose Roger

i want it a bit battered so i use the latex and sponge method to get a flaky paint look

next step is a clear coat so i can give it a black wash


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7:41 AM - Jun 09, 2018 #12

Looking good. The dark colour suits it.
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12:12 PM - Jun 09, 2018 #13

the colour call out is 'rust'........didnt have any but did have some revell aqua 'reddish brown'......added a splodge of white to lighten and went with it
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7:35 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #14

having some problems taking pics cos its so tall!
thats a Tamiya paint pot to give it some scale

just needs a few touch ups and another coat of matt varnish
but now i can start to work out what im going to do with Roger.....im going scrap my original plan cos hes not articulated enough. Plan B is going to require a bit of amputation




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7:50 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #15

That's a tad on the big side :ohmy Looks great, I may have to look out for one :cool
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10:32 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #16

Very nice work so far. :cool
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10:45 AM - Jun 14, 2018 #17

I know it's weird but I love it.
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8:06 PM - Jun 26, 2018 #18

finally got Rogers legs glued on how i want them......whole thing got a coat of primer.......work out the shade of beige i need next


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8:17 PM - Jun 26, 2018 #19

will it be all beige or are you giving him a rank?



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8:53 PM - Jun 26, 2018 #20

lol...you got exactly the same pics i have....might do him as a security droid but not decided yet
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