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This is JPG Production's 1/12 Viper Probe Droid, scaled to fit in with their previous Gonk and Chopper releases, as well as all the Bandai droids. It's a resin garage kit and, as such, is a little rough in places and some of the details are more approximations of the original than exact copies. I swapped the rather crudely formed arm actuators for metal tubing on mine and added some generic details to the arms and body. The ball sensors on the head were re-built using acrylic beads since the kit parts were rather poorly shaped, and the sensor lenses were removed and replaced with red and clear resin ones.

It also features one of Warren's excellent lighting kits, available from Tirydium Models.

 

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Thanks for looking

 

Andy:cat:

 

 

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Totally fantastic. I should have known you would have built one already. Thanks for sharing the WIP too. That will come in handy when I’m putting together the model in max. 😇

 

 Johnny

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Hi Andy!

Couldn't you have solidify the longer arm and fix it slightly to the stone on the ground and dispense with the metalic support, or is the kit too heavy for that? I did it with mine, but, ok, it was 1/72... :) 

Ciao

IWik

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22 hours ago, iwik said:

Couldn't you have solidify the longer arm and fix it slightly to the stone on the ground and dispense with the metalic support, or is the kit too heavy for that? I did it with mine, but, ok, it was 1/72... :) 

 

Thanks Iwik,

Yes, the kit is really too heavy to do that. A clear acrylic rod was included with the kit to support it,  but even that wasn't strong enough so I swapped it for an aluminium one.

 

Andy:cat:

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Are these the droids you're looking for? The dark and menacing fella is very nicely modelled. They all are. Really like the trio, well used and weathered from a grubby dystopian future. I wonder if painting the support rod a dark hue would tone it down a little, particularly when photographed against a dark backdrop?

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