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The Chief Smeg    252

Finally managed to get my Gonk Droid to a stage where I am happy with him (had a slight nightmare during build that is covered in my build thread, but also a very luck recovery). 

 

RFI

 

RFI

 

RFI

 

RFI

 

He still needs a proper display base where he can be with BB8, but for now I'm calling the done.

 

thanks for looking,

 

Leigh

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Pete in Lincs    6,096

He's been around the block a few times, hasn't he?

Excellent result and a great finish.

One to display at the front of the cabinet!

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The Chief Smeg    252

Shame someone left coffe mug rings on his top though :D

 

cheers Pete

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Great work -- you can never have too much weathering or chipped paint on any (non Imperial) SW droid, IMO

 

I never understood why the various model companies that have had SW licenses over the years never put out a set of droid models. And not those tiny Bandai ones, either, but kits large enough to detail properly.

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The Chief Smeg    252
Posted (edited)

Got to agree Chris, this one from JPG Productions has been a joy to work on and a nice size to learn how to weather (and how not to as well). 

Edited by The Chief Smeg

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The Chief Smeg    252

Cheers Hunter, I thoroughly enjoyed building this little fella and I learnt a lot too. 

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Will Vale    3,030

That's pretty cool, I *love* the rusty rings on the top - presumably where some careless Hutt has stood his mug of blue milk?

 

W

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The Chief Smeg    252

Well my preferred drink is black coffee so I had reckoned on coffee rings, but the 'earth' ump wash does look a bit like a rusty ring (no euphemism intended).   

 

Blue milk :D

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Mike    10,475

:cwl: I love the paint/drink stains on the top... just goes to show how little the mechanics think of the poor lad :(

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AndyRM101    4,510

Lovely. The chipping turned out great in the end. Really like his rusty rings.

 

Andy

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Madmonk    1,007
3 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Another abused Gonk

Is there any other kind of Gonk!!

 

Great build Chief and well recovered.  As everyone else love the ring stains on the top.

 

I don't know why but I would love to see one of these kits in pristine condition as a Racing Team Droid, something along the lines of Gulf or Rothmans colours!  Or is that just me!

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The Chief Smeg    252

To be honest I had considered a mouse droid in the old gulf racing colours from the GT40, but reckoned it would be a lot of difficult masking so gave it up. I should have tried a JPS Special mouse droid!

never thought of a Gonk in racing colours, that would look really good. 

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Gimme Shelter    1,760

that's really incredible paint and wear and tear work - I love the rusty cup marks on the top of Gonk's gonk!

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The Chief Smeg    252
4 hours ago, Gimme Shelter said:

that's really incredible paint and wear and tear work - I love the rusty cup marks on the top of Gonk's gonk!

You want to take a look at the WIP and see what a lucky rescue this was: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235024243-gonk-droid/

 

i got got a lot of encouragement from the peeps on here too so I feel a great deal of credit is owed to the collective!

 

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