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"Dirty Robot" group build April 3rd - May 3rd 2020

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"Dirty Robot" group build April 3rd - May 3rd 2020
Posted by Robotism on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:11 AM

Welcome to the 2020 Dirty robot group build, take a cool robot and make it dirty. Any robots acceptable from droids to battle mechs, as long as it's at least 90% robot it's welcome. Kits should be new or started building within the last week.

All entries must be suitable to put on your display case when grandma comes round for tea. You can use the theme in any way you want (and are encouraged to) but it can't be vulgar.

End date is May 3rd 2020. Start time is today!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:32 AM

Not sure I can get done in a month. I'm working regular hours here. But I'll give it a go!

 

I'll go with a kit of Obsidian Fury from Pacific Rim II: Uprising if it's okay by you? The kit is by Bandai. I can't seem to find the scale online- I'll look at the box when I get home. 

Only question here is technically it's a cyborg not really a robot- does that still work? 

Also none of the Jaegers in the movie get all that dirty.  

Yes, my sister's mentally disturbed dog took a bite out of the box... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:32 AM

Well, today is only April 2nd in the US, so it starts tomorrow? I will build something, but I haven't had a chance to check my kits to see if something screams build me.

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Posted by badlanguage on Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:18 PM

I'm going to go with a 1/144 HG MS-05L Zaku I Sniper Type. Hopefully, I can get it done in a month - I'm not necessarily a fast builder. Anyway, here's the box:

I'm hoping to make this one a ground-pounder type of Mobile Suit, so I'll attempt to weather accordingly. We'll see houw it turns out!

 

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Posted by Robotism on Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:32 PM

Jeagers count, piloted robots are good to go.

 

I'm bad at knowing what day it is, how did I screw that up?

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:15 PM

So the end date is May 2021?

If not, I’d better step on it!  In any case, put me down with the Seapig.  But don’t put me down calling me a manatee!  I’m sensitive that way.  Stick out tongue

Somebody pleeeease do the Sleaze-3-PO!  Hey so long as he doesn’t remove his lower plating and keeps the twizzler restraining bolt on, it’s all PG-13!

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:37 PM

Sounds good and I better get started. My attempt will be a Bandai 1/100 Gouf. I will get a picture up soon.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by hypertex on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:26 AM

This is a Gunze-Sangyo PAC 48Z Paladin, whatever that is. Im not sure if it's a robot or a fighting suit like MaK. Whichever it is, I will make it dirty.

https://i.imgur.com/oDxQ3fg.jpg

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:50 AM

Ohhhhhhh those are cool guys!!! This is going to be fun! 

 

BTW: I looked at the box and instructions of Obsidan Fury last night. I didn't see a scale- I'm guessing somewhere about 1/1000th though. He's about six inches/ fifteen cm tall when complete. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, April 3, 2020 5:06 PM

that paladin looks nice.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Real G on Friday, April 3, 2020 5:11 PM

NucMedTech

Sounds good and I better get started. My attempt will be a Bandai 1/100 Gouf. I will get a picture up soon.

 

Just keep in mind it is no ordinary Zaku, boy!  (“Zaku to wa chigau no da yo, Zaku to wa!”  Big Smile

Which kit?  Legacy, MG or MG 2.0?

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Posted by Real G on Friday, April 3, 2020 5:12 PM

I’m at home today so the Seapig is oinking along!

Got the arms and most of the body together.  Gonna seal the hatch shut because I see some gaps during test fitting, plus I have a SAFS that endlessly had its open hatch broken off by falls and my clumsy fingers.

Photos to follow.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:11 AM

Robotism

Jeagers count, piloted robots are good to go.

 

So basically piloted robot/fighting machines? As opposed to giant robots?

Would Star Wars style AT-AT or AT-ST fit the bill? Not truly robots, but they are mechanized walkers.

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Posted by Robotism on Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:55 PM

Rob Gronovius

 Robotism

Jeagers count, piloted robots are good to go.

 

Would Star Wars style AT-AT or AT-ST fit the bill? Not truly robots, but they are mechanized walkers.

 

 
Everything from Iron man to At-At are included. The rules are pretty loose so as long as it's not a car, tank or a space ship it should fit in more or less. If a kid would say "That's a cool robot!" then it'll pass the test.
 
My entry is... a huge mistake.. I picked up the Cutecube 1/100 Wondwart a few years back, put together 3 pieces and decided I didn't want to fight the kit to go together. While picking what I wanted to build for this I ummed and ahhed and decided screw it, lets do something really stupid. So here we go..
 
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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:14 AM

Real G, I have the MG kit. Getting started on it right now.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:50 PM

NucMedTech

Real G, I have the MG kit. Getting started on it right now. 

Ah OK.  I liked the MG Gouf better than the Ver 2.0 MG Gouf, although the 2.0 has superior flexibilty.  But I hated the retro look of it.  When the Zaku 2.0 came out, I was over the moon at the modern update, and expected the same of the Gouf.  Still don’t know why Bandai took a step backwards.  Once in a while they do inconsistent stuff like that.

The Re100 Hamma-Hamma went all polygon surfaces with stupid little barbs all over the place.  It’s almost as if a trainee CAD operator didn’t know how to define curves, and then his supervisor said “OK time’s up!” and sent the CAD files to the production team.  No other Re100 kit got mistreated this way.

Anyway, good luck on your Gouf, and look forward to seeing it get built!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:52 PM

I've chosen a kit. I originally bought it for my 11 year old daughter way back in 2004. It comes with a small figure of a female anime pilot. I know nothing about this robot or the series it hails from. It is molded in a mustard colored plastic along with a sprue of black plastic for the joints. She had assembled one of the lower legs (foot to knee).

My daughter is now 26 and lives in Miami, so I doub she'll ever get around to this kit. I doubt she remembers it.

I paid all of $10 for it and appreciate it if anyone has some information about the kit or some links to websites that have screen shots of the show it might be from.

I don't know if I'll attempt to paint it gold or some other, more realistic metallic color.

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Posted by Robotism on Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:01 PM

I don't know anything about the series but it's from Sakura Taisen Rob. A pretty popular mecha strategy game. There's probably a wiki you can get more info on it from. The designs are really cool and do a lot with the steam punk style.

Yesterdays progress. Put Wrestlemania on and went to work,  a few hours later I had most of the tordo done. Then I proceeded to squeese the chest fins together to make sure they were tight and it exploded across the room. Lucky I managed to find the parts again. Teach me to squeeze a robot's chest won't it? Fit size it has minor issues all over, often have to disassemble slightly because the parts fit better if you don't follow the instructions order. But it's no where near as bad as I thought it would be. Interestingly the sprues are warped in a few places but the parts on them aren't.. Painting this is going to be difficult, very little part seperation possible since it layers on top of it's self so much.

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:14 PM

Robotism

I don't know anything about the series but it's from Sakura Taisen Rob. A pretty popular mecha strategy game. There's probably a wiki you can get more info on it from. The designs are really cool and do a lot with the steam punk style.

Yeah, I noticed the more primitive steam punk style pipes. That's why I thought it might look better in a more realistic metallic paint scheme as opposed to a gold plated C3PO motif. Like a worn bronze/steel/copper look.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:39 PM

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Posted by Robotism on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:07 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

Yeah, I noticed the more primitive steam punk style pipes. That's why I thought it might look better in a more realistic metallic paint scheme as opposed to a gold plated C3PO motif. Like a worn bronze/steel/copper look.

 

That would look great. Big ol' soot stains all down it.

 

What are the Gouf painting plans Nuc?

 


Tonights progress. Had some more fitting issues. The crown doesn't slot in properly and the white part fits on it and doesn't reach the connecting part below. Don't think it's supposed to move but it's an annoying fit when you don't want to break the V-fin. The runners have a spare face mask but it's different on the runner to the instructions pictures. Identical to the one I have installed so I have no clue what so ever. Not a fan of the head as a design but it's such a small part of the whole kit I can look past it.

Arms later tonight or tomorrow. Fitting issues and having to clean up flash on delicate parts leads to building fatique.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:27 PM

Rob, I am kind of liking the steampunk vibe of that kit. Will be interesting to see what you do with it.

Robo,(hope that is alright) not really sure on paint scheme yet. Maybe something forest camo like. Just know I am not keeping the blue.

Stephen

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 6, 2020 7:32 AM

Those look great guys!!! 

Although I'm not sure I'd go with the gold either there Rob, I kinda like a bronze steampunk look. 

 

I've got about two-thirds of my Jaeger assembled. I wanted to light the visor but it looks like that will be a pain, running wires though the working joints just looks like a bad idea. If only the figure were bigger. At least paint shouldn't be an issue- it's mainly why I went with Obsidian Fury instead of Gipsy Danger or Gipsy Avenger- OF is almost all metallic black. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 6, 2020 10:24 AM

Gamera

Although I'm not sure I'd go with the gold either there Rob, I kinda like a bronze steampunk look. 

Yes, when I opened the box, I was expecting gold chrome plating. I was not planning on painting it gold, but my metallic color choice would be based off of what color I have on hand. I do have some gunmetal and it would give it a wrought iron color, but that might be too dark for my tastes.

Natural metal isn't my forte and is a new realm.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 6, 2020 11:13 AM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Gamera

Although I'm not sure I'd go with the gold either there Rob, I kinda like a bronze steampunk look. 

 

 

Yes, when I opened the box, I was expecting gold chrome plating. I was not planning on painting it gold, but my metallic color choice would be based off of what color I have on hand. I do have some gunmetal and it would give it a wrought iron color, but that might be too dark for my tastes.

Natural metal isn't my forte and is a new realm.

 

Hmm, well I suppose you could go with a sandy tan/yellow desert scheme and keep it sorta close to the gold without using a metallic shade. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:48 PM

The Space Piggy commences:

I must finish the Zyggy Piggy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsBrd3u1JZw

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Posted by Robotism on Monday, April 6, 2020 5:34 PM

The piggy is looking great. Are you going to add some stowage to the back? That extended back would really suit it.

Gamera, can you drill a hole in the neck peg and thread the wires into the chest for lighting it? If you can block the under side of the head it's probably a 20 minute job with a dremel.

I finished Wondwart's arms tonight and ended up stabbing myself in the thumb because every single peg is too tight. It's like the pegs were designed in a computer with zero tolerance for insertion. Have to open up the female part and often shave down the male peg. After 3 hours of peg sharpening the knife slipped and I called it a night. Every piece of the arm has nasty gaps down the center so I can see a lot of putty work being needed and awkward cleaning it up. I don't mind it being a bit of a pig (pun intended) because the group build becomes motivation to get the kit done. I'm going to do some surgery on a few parts to make them easier to connect. The shoulder wings are really difficult to put together and making the wing split from the box and gluing it in place later is the way to go. The hands are very jacky 80's all plastic hands, I would replace them but I don't have anything suitable. Hoping the open hand ones look better.

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, April 6, 2020 5:49 PM

Robotism,

No stowage on the Space Piggy - they operate out of spacecraft or a base, so they don't need to carry a sleeping bag!  Stick out tongue  I believe the suits in MaK are designed for short-duration sorties, not for drawn-out engagements.

Kind of interesting how the non-licensed Asian kit makers do Gundam stuff that Bandai doesn't get around to doing.  Makes Bandai look lazy.  The Woundwort is from "Advance of Zeta", which had its origins in Dengeki Hobby magazine.  They sure have a different "look" to them - I sometimes can't tell where the head or heinie are!

I acquired two sets of metric drills that grade in 0.05mm sizes that I use to bore out the snap fit sockets on my kits.  It really saves on busted fingers!

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Posted by Robotism on Monday, April 6, 2020 5:57 PM

Chinas been hunting them down the last year or so but they tend to be really nice designs... that build like a swine. I was researching it earlier for poses and I found the photo novel features one in full Titans black/blue/purple and I might do with that scheme. It looks a bit weird because it's just the base for them to slap other stuff on. Which is probably why it got a P bandai kit to go with all the AoZ add on parts last year. Got a cameo in build fighters and is in Gundam breaker 3's DLC, and I think it's in the actual AoZ manga so I might be able to find some nice shots. I'm thinking I'll make it a static model not posable and if the manga has a good shot I'll copy it.

There's always room for space stowage. You might not need a sleeping bag but you can might need a space spanner or a space hammer!

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:01 PM

Robotism: That is good advice! I need to find some smaller wire though. I know I have some somewhere - it's just a question of finding it. Darn Radio Shack being out of business, if they were still around I'd just grab another roll of wire... 

Robotism and Real G: Those look good guys, helps me to get my motor in gear... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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