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Re: C3P0

Alun » Oct 2 '15
On my own tonight and not very focused but was fiddling around with some lighting in the Bandai C3P0 kit.  What do you reckon?  Worth doing?




Not quite lined up correctly but you get the idea. Bit of a faff because of the small size but doable for certain.

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Re: C3P0

Marten Richens » Oct 2 '15
Definitely worth doing. It`ll look great. I presume you have a gold filter to put over it.
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Eric Moore » Oct 3 '15
Looking good - go for it!
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Re: C3P0

Alun » Oct 6 '15
OK, both eyes now have lights to them and have popped the lens in just for the moment.  There are decals that come with it for the eyes but it might need a coat of clear yellow perhaps to give it that warm colour. Will be popping a resistor in as well as they`re too bright at the moment I think, although this is partially the camera adjusting to what it thinks are the right settings.




Looks uneven but that`s more to do with it being slightly at an angle to the camera than them actually being unevenly lit.


Running wires up the inside of the legs might be interesting....

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Re: C3P0

Marten Richens » Oct 6 '15
He`s going to look great Alun. Have you had much grief with the sprue attachment points, or have they finally figured out how to do it for chromed parts?
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SFMuk Admin » Oct 6 '15
Only cut out a couple of pieces but they have the connection points on the back of the edge, so the plating hasn`t been affected so far.  For the Midas (Iron Man) they used the same sprues as a previous kit so the connection points were on the face of the part, so the plating was missing at that point.


We`ll have to see how it goes but guessing the whole thing was designed for the plating so they should have thought about it.


R2D2 is on his way so going to pair these 2 up I think. Decided that they aren`t going to fit in to my big display as the scale is going to be off, so will do them as a little vignette.


Oppp...sorry.  I replied from my admin login, but it was me, honest.

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Eric Moore » Oct 6 '15
Looking great!
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Re: C3P0

Alun » Oct 7 '15
Little bit of progress last night.  There are two options for the arms.  One is flexible with an elbow joint but the little piston parts that attach to this are not plated.  So having assembled it I thought it didn`t look right.  So went for the second option which has a fixed elbow.  Not sure why the pistons for the flexible version couldn`t be plated though.


So here they are:



The sprue connections on most parts are along the joins so the removal of the plating doesn`t notice.  There are a few points on the shoulder cover which have a point where the plating is lost but I don`t think they really notice.


Will have to start on the torso next and find a route through for the wiring.

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Re: C3P0

Marten Richens » Oct 7 '15
I`m looking forward to seeing 3P0 and R2 together. Are you going to scratchbuild a sandcrawler and put them in the line up for the fateful Lars sale?
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Alun » Oct 7 '15
Hmmmm....interesting thought and not one that had occurred to me!  Probably just needs a couple of wheels and the tracks.  R2 comes with an R5 droid as well, so that`s near perfect.  Just need that weird one with all the arms and it could make a nice mini-scene for the show.




Anyone fancy having a go at making some 1:12 scale Jawas?

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