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Neo uk

Another K-2SO...big one

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Here's a build I'm doing of K-2SO

I'm using a Jakks Pacific Big Fig and adding parts to make it better, giving it a better paint job and changing the pose.

 

After a lot of sanding and filing of the seams I gave it a coat of primer. Then I got busy with the lathe and machined some aluminium rod down to replace the hinges and joints.

The first picture shows the replacement joints I made and then there's a couple of pictures of the old joints cut off and replaced with the new ones.

 

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A Star Wars modelling AND machining post! Nice I will be following this one :D oh btw it looks like you are off to a great start, keep 'um coming :P

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A little update.

There's a fair bit of plastic surgery required to fit these new aluminium joints.

 

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Replacing some of the missing edging, trapping the joint.

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I've now cut his fingers off. As I want him to be holding an Imperial grenade I'll have to cut the joints of the fingers and curl them around it.

 

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The legs are also do which means at least it's standing again now ( and in a more natural pose I think )

 

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More work done.

Had to cut and re-glue nearly all the finger joints.

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Also built a grenade. I didn't do the one that appears in the film because it be too small for his hand and I didn't like the look of it anyway.

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I was going to the just rebuild the aerials but I thought I rebuild the entire back panel because it's easier to work with off the body, plus I might use it for battery access.

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Good grief they look a lot better 

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Very nice work so far - How tall does this one stand? :smile:

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That's going to look proper cool when it's finished :thumbsup:

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Here's some work done on the head.

I wanted to change the mouth area a bit as the detail wasn't crisp enough for me as in photo 1.

 

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I wanted to make the head removable so I cut off the screw posts at just the right height and glued some magnets on the ends, as in this picture.

 

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While looking in the spares boxes for some suitable eye replacements (as the ones on here we just stickers.)

I found these lenses I'd kept from some old kit.

 

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As they fitted nicely in the sockets I thought I'd give them a go.

I reckon with a bit of lighting in the right place they'd be just right.

 

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Nice work on his chops :)  Your last post implies there's a pic, but I can't see one.  Remember the maxim: Pics or it didn't happen ;)

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Here's the results of last nights work.

The eyes are not finished yet, I've got to get some wire going across them somehow ( or just paint it on ).

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