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R-33K Protocol Droid

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Another repaint of Bandai's C-3PO to add to the collection (I still haven't built this kit as it's intended subject yet). As with the previous ones, this is a non-movie droid of my own design by the name of R-33K, or Reek to his friends (if he had any). He's clearly not had the best of lives, and is probably even more decrepit and useless than Boris. No real modifications to the kit apart from the various hacks and gashes, and the missing arm, the joint for which was made from spares box bits and a few lengths of wire.

 

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                         Thanks for looking

 

                         Andy:cat:

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11 hours ago, Mike said:

I'll leave it to someone else to make the "armless" joke :)

Not to disappoint Mikey.

 

He looks like an 'armless' type of droid!

 

That aside it is just another example of both your fantastic work as a model builder and your imagination, outstanding as always!

 

Out of interest are you also Zenmaster Maker on Thingiverse?  Saw this and recognised the picture.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3680311

 

Cheers,

 

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Wow.  Incredible imagination, building, paintwork and weathering :o

 

And lovely subtle missing toes and fingers.  Reek, Reek, it rhymes with Geek!

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Love the level of detail in the finish, it's just full of things to linger over. And the white face really makes the scheme.

 

NB: Is the name a Game of Thrones reference?

 

W

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On 06/02/2020 at 20:34, Will Vale said:

Love the level of detail in the finish, it's just full of things to linger over. And the white face really makes the scheme.

 

NB: Is the name a Game of Thrones reference?

Cheers Will,

 

I quite like the white face mask, although I wasn't that happy with the beigey brown upper torso. I'd thought it might tone well with the red legs, plus you see quite a few earthy coloured droids in Star Wars, especially in the various animated series. The end result didn't work out as well as I'd hoped though. The red too wasn't perfect. I was going for a red primer look but, despite using my normal go-to shade for that (Vallejo Cavelry Brown), they came out as a brighter red that I was expecting.

 

The GoT reference is accidental, although I might have had the name in the back of my head from that series. He does have some similarities with Greyjoy though - He's equally challenged in the groinal department.

 

Andy:cat:

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Excellent and inspiring stuff there Andy! R-33K certainly has been through a lot! I wonder if there's a movie in the making! 🤪

Richard.

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Love it, excellent finish....I can almost here "we just seem to be made to suffer, its our lot in life!"

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On 29/01/2020 at 23:16, Mike said:

That's a bit gorgeous there Andy :clap2:

 

I'll leave it to someone else to make the "armless" joke :)

well you have to hand it to him

 

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8 hours ago, 2lefthands said:

Outstanding!

Did you use PE parts for the one eye that is left?

 

Thanks,

 

No, there's no PE used, just the kit parts. The right eye is the clear eye part that comes with the kit, tinted orange in this case. The missing left eye uses the socket part that the eye would clip into.

 

Andy:cat:

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Another Droid masterpiece Andy,Outstanding paint and execution.

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