1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

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1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby The Mad Klingon » Sun May 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Working on a quick build of JPG's Gonk Power Droid for next week's Pelicon. Overall the kit is well cast with very few issues.

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Replaced the kit's resin leg hoses with Wave's springs

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The replacment springs look pretty darn sharp. I snipped the tops and secured them in place with super glue.

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The base was masked and painted with Vallejo Calvary Brown then preshaded with Tamiya NATO Black. Next, I sprayed a layer of AK's Heavy Chipping Fluid and let that sit for 15 minutes. Then a lighter shade of the red color and more preshading. Once dry, a wet toothbrush scraped away the top layer creating this awsome worn look. The process was repeated for the orange stripe.

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I painted up some junk that will eventually be attached to the base. Maybe it's the floor of a Sandcrawler or a shop on Jakku.

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My GONK Droid will be painted to resemble the classic Kenner figure. I recreated the toy's rubber antenna from styrene. You remember that thing - soft and squishy - I HAD to include it on my build. Had to.

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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby The Mad Klingon » Fri May 19, 2017 9:03 pm

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Blue on blue chipping using AK's Heavy Chipping Fluid.


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The face of GONK.


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Down and dirty. Chipping and sponge techniques, enamel splatters, a dot filter and graphite pencil. Tomorrow morning - pigments and I will call this droid done.
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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby The Mad Klingon » Sat May 20, 2017 10:05 am

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All done. There were a few last minute issues but overcoming the unexpected challenges is part of the hobby. I'm off to Pelicon! See you guys there!
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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby The Mad Klingon » Sun May 21, 2017 2:26 pm

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Third for the little guy. I had hoped to place higher based on the extensive painting but I suspect the judges had trouble seeing past the simplicity of the design.
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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby Gouf » Mon May 22, 2017 8:44 pm

Turned out really nice.
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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby Kylwell » Tue May 23, 2017 11:16 pm

Dem 'mps judges have no idea how to judge scifi.
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Re: 1/12 GONK Power Droid Build

Postby Godfather » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Pelikon this year was the same as the last one I attended a few years back... kinda meh. :|
They need to do this show yearly, like the other clubs, otherwise people lose interest and don't show and vendors go elsewhere.
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