Posts : 3099 Join date : 2011-04-10 Age : 43 Location : England
Subject: '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
The central pivet for the head can be seen here:
And the finished result can be seen here
And finally, the video
arohk Jedi Knight
Posts : 1612 Join date : 2012-06-27 Age : 56 Location : Canada
Subject: 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.
orangpendek Imperial Officer
Posts : 127 Join date : 2010-05-25
Subject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:55 am
Nice work on the powerdroid , 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
Posts : 7732 Join date : 2009-11-12 Age : 48 Location : Western Australia
Subject: 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? " That gonk is bloody awesome.
Dr Dengar TIG Benefactor
Posts : 7048 Join date : 2010-05-07 Age : 51 Location : The Netherlands
Subject: 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!
wbobafett Force Addict
Posts : 2515 Join date : 2009-11-20
Subject: 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!!!
Commander Clint TIG Benefactor
Posts : 1996 Join date : 2012-04-10 Age : 52 Location : Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Subject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:47 am
This is an awesome idea. You did a great job.
Now I need to track down some parts to make one myself.
Plisnithus7 Imperial Admiral
Posts : 747 Join date : 2014-09-21 Age : 50 Location : TX
Subject: 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?
hellhippie Sith Apprentice
Posts : 1223 Join date : 2015-03-10 Age : 50 Location : right behind you
Subject: Re: 'Takara' wind-up Power Droid Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:45 pm