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AndyRM101

GOUD-4 Messenger Droid

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GOUD-4 Messenger Droid

1/12 Scratch Build

 

I've not been doing much modelling over the last week or two since the room I usually work in is way too cold at this time of year. I've spent more time on the sofa watching TV but, to keep my hands busy, I've also been playing with some scrap plastic card from the big box of off-cuts I keep from previous projects.

 

A couple of night's work ended up with this little pile of droid bits...

 

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...which were then stuck together to make this

 

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If you don't recognise him (and there's no reason why you would), he's a loose rendition of GOUD-4, who was a messenger (mouse) droid on Kessel from the Solo film. To be honest, I can't actually remember seeing him on screen but he was presumably in one of the corridors at some point.  I first saw him in the DK visual guide for the film and thought he'd make a nice addition to Nigel, who's been looking rather lonely of late.

As I said, it's a loose rendition, as many of the angles and details are off. Unfortunately, I'm only aware of one production photo of the droid which is the one in the book. As a result, I've no idea what the back or the right-hand side should look like, so much of that has been made up using the visible sides as reference.

 

If you haven't seen the real GOUD-4, he looks like this

 

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So, inaccurate as he is, he's been painted up (in the rather bland paint job of the original), weathered, and has now joined Nigel on the shelf, where he'll no doubt be picking up a few of Nige's bad habits over time.

 

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Thanks for looking

 

Andy:cat:

Edited by AndyRM101

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That's a very nice collection of droids and the new addition looks superb even if not "accurate" as you say (few would know that).

Really top class build and paintwork as usual Andy.

Regards

Richard

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Excellent as always. Looks like some sort of mad suitcase!

Just goes to prove that there's no need to spend a fortune to get a good result.

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 8:30 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

Excellent as always. Looks like some sort of mad suitcase!

Just goes to prove that there's no need to spend a fortune to get a good result.

Another excellent rendition from Andy's production line but I agree, the little chap does look like a bit like a cross between a Trunkie suitcase and a toaster :).

Edited by Richard E

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more amazing scratch build work - looks brilliant - Vader's alternative to a cocker spaniel perhaps

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He's excellent! Like the warmth to the main colour and the restrained weathering.

 

With a name like GOUD-4, is he able to distinguish between CHEESE and PATRIL?

 

 

Will

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14 hours ago, Will Vale said:

With a name like GOUD-4, is he able to distinguish between CHEESE and PATRIL?

Ha, I'd never even noticed what the name spells. A mouse droid in-joke I suppose.

 

Andy:cat:

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