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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #315 on: August 2, 2005, 12:36 AM »
Here is my first entry for the August. My vintage Cola-bot ! This one is based on a radio controled droid that was promotional item from Coca-Cola back in the late seventies. Notice the bottle cap eye.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #316 on: August 2, 2005, 12:51 AM »
Don - I really like that first Droid, the battle droid arms look pretty good on that 3PO body.  I agree with ThePerennial, the pose of the first droid looks pretty cocky - it's cool!

Phruby - Nice astromech!  I had seen a few cola-bots before, and I really like the design!  I love the coke-cap eye, nice touch!  The only thing that I would fix is it looks like there's a bit of blue showing through (on the antenna?), other than that it's perfect.  Great job!
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #317 on: August 2, 2005, 01:40 AM »
Thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #318 on: August 2, 2005, 09:39 AM »
Actually, the antenna is on purpose. I just thought I would keep it blue. Maybe it would be better as silver.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #319 on: August 2, 2005, 10:06 AM »
I'm thinking of doing the droid who calls everyone 'meatbags' from the KOTR game.  Can't figure out which base figure to use though (in 6" scale)
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #320 on: August 2, 2005, 10:40 AM »
I thought we were waiting until the end of the month to submit these, but that's ok.

Phruby, it looks really cool.  Usually I'm not crazy about using vintage figures (not because of what they might be worth, but because I like new sculpts) but this turned out great.  The bottle cap eye is great... maybe instead of shooting out a lightsaber, it could be a Coke bottle?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #321 on: August 2, 2005, 11:51 AM »
Thats a good idea! I'll make a little coke bottle to replace the antenna.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #322 on: August 2, 2005, 11:55 AM »
Thats a good idea! I'll make a little coke bottle to replace the antenna.

I think they have mini coke bottles at craft stores (for doll houses and stuff).  They're pretty small so they might fit into the antenna hole.  I've seen them at A.C. Moore but I'm sure they're at other craft stores as well.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #323 on: August 2, 2005, 02:52 PM »
Cool droids!! I have some. They are all older productions ;) but I don't thin kI posted them on these board before so here goes:


A Clone Wars Medic:



IG-72? (or is it 77?):



Red Astromech unit:



And a sentinel droid built out of trash and old swparts:

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #324 on: August 2, 2005, 02:58 PM »
I'm thinking of doing the droid who calls everyone 'meatbags' from the KOTR game.  Can't figure out which base figure to use though (in 6" scale)

You're thinking of HK-47, RollaJedi. For a good starter body I'd recommend OVERKILL from the current GIJOE Valor vs. Venom line. That's who I'm using as the base of my HK unit.



Hope that helps!

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #325 on: August 2, 2005, 03:11 PM »
Kit, those are great. 

Clone Wars Medic - He definitely has the Clone Wars feel to him and looks like he's been on the battlefield a few times.  Nice add-ons to him, especially the antenna.

IG droid - Always makes for a mean looking droid.

Red R2 unit - What a great paint job; I know I can't paint this well.

Sentinal Droid - Easily the best of the bunch... that's a great combination of parts to come up with him.  I love fan-fic customs... and this is one of the best droids I've seen anyone make.  WOW!

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #326 on: August 2, 2005, 05:14 PM »
Overkill is going to be the base for my Klikson from Droid World.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #327 on: August 2, 2005, 06:31 PM »
Kit - that Clone Wars medic is really cool, great weathering job.  Your red R2 has amazingly crisp, sharp lines, great job.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #328 on: August 3, 2005, 09:53 AM »
Thanx guys!! I try my best. Maybe I'll find the time to whip one more up before this contest ends
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Month 4 - DROIDS!
« Reply #329 on: August 3, 2005, 11:15 AM »
The red R2 is very crisp but the star is the sentinel droid. I'm a sucker for a droid that floats in the air.
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