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Karl

MPC / ERTL - C3-P0 (Kenner 1978) - Completed

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Here is my completed MPC / ERTL - C3-P0

 

As with R2-D2, this was a blast from the past, getting to have another go at building a kit I first did in the late 1970's was good fun.

 

As I had two kits in the box, I used an extra arm and gave it the option of being able to have the 'red arm' as seen in the later films. The red colour is a mixture of Humbrol 100 (Red Brown) and 19 (Bright Red) painted over the black undercoat.

 

Again, I've kept C3-P0 fairly clean, but not too bright to make it toy like. The eyes were painted yellow with black pupils, and the wiring on the midriff picked out in various colours.

 

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And the 'Red Arm':

 

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Ad with his buddy, R2-D2:

 

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Thanks for looking

 

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I had both of these kits back in the day, I never noticed back then how big 3PO’s head was and how evil an expression he had. Both of these look spot on, a very nice restoration/build. 

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On 5/10/2019 at 9:04 AM, The Chief Smeg said:

I had both of these kits back in the day, I never noticed back then how big 3PO’s head was and how evil an expression he had. Both of these look spot on, a very nice restoration/build. 

LoL!! - Yes I noticed the evil expression on C3-P0's face! However, I think that was made worse by the lighting I used for the photographs; lit from only above (no flash) it gives him a really hooded brow that looks so evil.

The later pictures I took I used a flash that reduced the hooded look somewhat.

 

I to think that the head is a tad oversize - looks worse when close up.

 

Karl

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it's great to see this smashing old kit built up and looking nice and retro cool - I remember this kit first arriving on the shelves and is a great blast from the past. I think I personally would get more enjoyment building this old kit as opposed to one of Bandai's CAD CAM generated alternative new releases

 

 

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7 hours ago, Gimme Shelter said:

it's great to see this smashing old kit built up and looking nice and retro cool - I remember this kit first arriving on the shelves and is a great blast from the past. I think I personally would get more enjoyment building this old kit as opposed to one of Bandai's CAD CAM generated alternative new releases

 

 

I completly agree!

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