1:50 Star Wars Astromech

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Tirick, May 28, 2010.

  1. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    Alternate title: "Why Tirick has not been working on the B-Wing"

    I started designing this little guy in October (has it really been that long?), initially as a part of a planned (and yet unrealized) mod of Paper-Replika's ARC fighter. Like many of my projects it got shelved once I'd built a prototype. However, I got inspiration recently to texture these little guys. As my brain tends to avoid texturing (I am readily distracted once a project reaches the texturing point), I could not pass up the chance to finish a project, even it is is not the most anticipated. I'm not intending to release the variant Astromech units as of yet; rather I will release the R2 as a standalone (with various color schemes) and then add head variants and body-paint variants later.

    Release is pending my site completion (and instructions). I plan on both 1:50 and 1:35 (textures are high enough quality I think) releases, despite the title of the subject.

    Here are some shots of the prototypes next to the B-Wing and a rescaled (1:50) Snowspeeder:

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    Enjoy!
    Sean

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  2. ganeshsingh158

    ganeshsingh158 Member

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    Your works are always worth a little waiting - thank you in advance!
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    Nice little R2 units. Just what we need to finish off some models. Quick question, what programs are you using (texturing, model layout)?
    George
  4. Tirick

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    I use Blender to create the 3d Models, GIMP to texture and Pepakura 2.1.7 for the unfold. I then use Open Office Writer to convert overscaled (typically 300-400% to get the full texture) .bmp files to .pdf.

    I hope to assemble a few this weekend. Once I'm done I'll post pics!

    Thank you,
    Sean
  5. Tirick

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    The definitive R2 collection:

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    Well... mostly anyway. Couple of things to do before releases are available: write instructions, finish layout and figure out how to get my site's store to work (note these will be free). I hope to get that all done within a week or so.

    Enjoy!
    Sean
  6. calotuc

    calotuc New Member

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    impressive model of r2 are good friend and how you gave are luxury, congratulations, that is burning I love the fact you gave, thank you very much for the photos
  7. Tirick

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    R2 droids are now available on my site. Check my sig for the link. The site is still a bit of a WIP (like the Death Star!) so don't mind the scaffolding.

    Enjoy!
    Sean
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    Geberel New Member

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    little pals

    great photos, and great variety
    i enjoy much this collection of R2 units
  9. Tirick

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    Thank you! Alongside the STAP they are my favorite (of my designs).

    The STAP (and B1/OOM) droids should be available 'soon' on my site. I have some redoing of the base and rearrangement of the .pdo files to bring them up to (and grandfather into) the Protagonist style.

    Sean
  10. Tirick

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    :D I forget sometimes some of you have never seen these...

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  11. marksolo

    marksolo New Member

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    Geez Sean, these are very well built, how come you have never shown them?

    I actually downloaded these from the old star wars minis site before it went down but backed away after I saw how tiny the parts are. That is incredible!
  12. marksolo

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    Gotta finish my Clone troopers so I can build some of these too :)
  13. Tirick

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    :D

    Both the STAP and the B1's are 'old-tech'. I made them a few years ago (2007), just after my Paper Soldier line. In many respects they are like a Paper-Protagonist v0.5. Much of the design of the B1's inspired the revisionist iterations I made to get to the final Protagonist figurines available today. I'd not posted them up mostly as I had not really thought to.

    I'll add them to my store site soon, and then likely make an announce thread here (and there) once they've been refreshed (I'll made both 1:50 and 1:35 files as with all of the TCF line). I'd originally made (and distributed them) at swminiatures.com, but only at 1:50 and with 1" bases (2" for the STAP) instead of the 2cm bases I now use.

    Sean
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    O I did not realize your site is up and running. Looks like you put a lot of time into it. Awesome.
  15. marksolo

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    Just downloaded the astromechs file. This gives me incentive to finish the bits I have already made for my clone troopers.

    On a side note, how do you find time to read all those web comics anyway? :)
  16. bigfan

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    *Darth Vader Voice*
    Impressive, Most Impressive!

    Great work, Sean!
  17. Tirick

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    Well, I live on something like 4-5 hours sleep a night (and enough coffee to kill a horse).

    Honestly, it doesn't take much time to 'keep up' but it did take a lot to get caught up, so to speak.

    :D

    Now that I'm back from vacation I'll be working on getting some of these projects finished and uploaded.

    Thank you for the comments!
    Sean
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    say... i have been scouring the net for a battle droid for as long as i have been a paper modeler (about a week and a half). where in the world did you find them?!
  19. Tirick

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    ;) uhm... I designed them.

    They'll be up hopefully before the close of this weekend. 1:50 and 1:35 scale, with 1m (to scale) bases (previously they were only available in 1:50 and with 1" bases).
  20. marksolo

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    LOL, it is good to be young, I need to get 8 hours a day or I am useless.

    I always wondered how much more I can get done if I only need 6-7 hours of sleep a day.