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R3-B0 'Rebo'

R Series Astromech Droid

Bandai 1/12

 

This is R3-B0, or Rebo, an astromech who can be found trundling aimlessly around the back streets of Mos Eisley, carrying his few worldy possessions in his basket. He can occasionally be seen in the company of some of Tatooine's other droid lowlife, i.e. B0-R15, DN-LD, and N1-G3L.

 

In real life, he's another Bandai R2 modification, actually the one that came with BB-8, and he's been waiting around since 2016 to be finished. Most of the detailing is just spares box bits and bobs, and his shopping basket is stainless steel mesh wrapped around a soldered brass wire frame.

 

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                        Thanks for looking

 

                        Andy:cat:

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This weeks R Thur Dai Lee bargain droid. 

 

Andy, you've done it again. So much fabulous grotty detail in there. Rust, popped fasteners, replacement parts, etc.

And I love the bent aerial with the insulating tape repair. 

The force is strong in this one but it may need a new battery. (Not included).

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Andy,

I love everything about this build, the panting and weathering are some of the best I've seen anywhere.  This is the kind of work that inspires and makes me want to be a better modeler.

 

Cheers,

Albert  

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5 hours ago, albymoore said:

I assume Chopper is a kitbash project? You did a killer job bringing him to life, so to speak!

 

Thanks Albert

Chopper's a resin kit from JPG Productions, as are the Gonk and the Probe Droid. Not sure if they're still available but you could check their Facebook page.

All three needed some extra work, as the resin castings were a little rough in places, but they make a pretty solid starting point to make a decent model. The build of the Gonk is here, the Probe Droid here, and Chopper here

 

Andy:cat:

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On 1/10/2021 at 10:09 AM, Andy Moore said:

in the company of some of Tatooine's other droid lowlife, i.e. B0-R15, DN-LD, and N1-G3L.

 

LOL. DN-LD is fluent in over six million forms of communication... but is unable to tell the truth in any of them.

 

Great build. That Tatooine weathering is fearsome.

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5 hours ago, Andy Moore said:

 

Thanks Albert

Chopper's a resin kit from JPG Productions, as are the Gonk and the Probe Droid. Not sure if they're still available but you could check their Facebook page.

All three needed some extra work, as the resin castings were a little rough in places, but they make a pretty solid starting point to make a decent model. The build of the Gonk is here, the Probe Droid here, and Chopper here

 

Andy:cat:

Thanks for the links, Andy. Excellent work as always, especially with Chopper, and a really unique project as well. It was great to see elements of 'Rebels' brought into 'Rogue One' (loved seeing the Ghost rendered in cinematic form). 

 

Cheers,

Albert 

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