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PostSubject: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:54 pm

'Takara' Power Droid
 
The custom shop is open!
 
The Power Droid was a brain child that popped into my head while in my friends shop, the wind-up robot I used was just some random figure, the company is something called 'Hans'
 
 
I had to modify the body  by removing the arms and then breaking it open and cutting down the overall width of the figures body and head, then it was sprayed black and the legs painted silver.
 
 
The Power Droid was then split open and I hollowed out as much of the body as possible to reduce weight and also allow movability as the head of the robot also moves from side to side on a central fulcrum creating a kind of sea-saw effect which I was hoping would allow the Power Droid body to do as it would ultimately be glued to the head..... It does, but you can't really tell  Rolling Eyes
 
 
The central pivet for the head can be seen here:
 
 
And the finished result can be seen here  Very Happy 
 
 
 
 
And finally, the video  Smile 
 
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:09 pm

that is simply awesome my friend what a great idea you came up with.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:55 am

Nice work on the powerdroid  :clap: , with all that space in the body it almost looks like it was intended to be made like this + now you have the legs to make imperial attack droid c
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:06 am

At first I thought : "don't tell me the crazy bearded one pulled apart a Takara R2?  Shocked "
That gonk is bloody awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:14 am



Kenner should have made that gonk 30 years ago.

Excellent job, Alex!  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:42 am

awwww....I always wanted to do that.

Wind up R2.....pffffff....ridiculous......wind up Gonk...that is sth I need to have!!! Yeahhh!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:47 am

This is an awesome idea. cheers  You did a great job.

Now I need to track down some parts to make one myself. What a Face 
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PostSubject: Great Idea   Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:09 pm

Such a simple idea that it's brilliant.
I enjoyed the photos os the inner workings.
Is there a reason why wind-up toys have the in-step spokes?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:45 pm

that's great
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