Star Wars R2A4 - Droid

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  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

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    Hi together,
    Star Wars or BSG? It is Star Wars again. I like Star Wars, but I am really waiting hard for new BSG models, which are all in preparation.
    So to fill the time I have to seek for interesting models of SW or other cool SF-themes.

    I found the R2A4 model I´d like to present.
    It is not life-size, but it is the biggest model beside the life-size model and therefore it should be easy to build.
    As can be seen the main body has a hight of app. 17cm.

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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Good start, starbuck! :)

    This model looks good but for this size it is simplified way too much and many details are missing. Do you intend to change that?
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  3. starbuck

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    You´re right - it looks like many details missing.
    I hope I won´t have time to change that, as I hope that the next BSG model(s) will be available soon.

    But serious: I don´t think that I will change that - this build is fun, as it seems to be easy to build.
    It will be a present for a 5 year boy - and he will be happy as it is.

    I am just a builder and I take the models as they are. Therefore I am always very happy if I get a
    model, which is very detailed. (Like yours.)
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  4. starbuck

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    .....forgot to mention, that I have bought the bandai model of the two droids - they are not so big, but seem to be very detailed:
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  5. Revell-Fan

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    :):):)

    This is what I got a few weeks ago:

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    But still got no time to tackle them. ;)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    You are going to make a 5 year old VERY happy. He will probably never forget you. Very cool! :)
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  7. starbuck

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    I am sure he will be happy - he is a great (although he is small ;)) Star Wars fan.

    So time for next pics.
    So far I can say it is really an easy model - but the result is OK from my point of view.

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  8. mcusanelli

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    Starbuck,
    That's looking really good! Where is this model from? I don't think I've seen it before.
  9. Octoman

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    Nice build! Your 5 year old is going to love it!
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  10. starbuck

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    @ mucsanelli - oh, it is not a free paper model. It took me 4$.
    Unfortunately the prices of the builder increased drastically and the droid is now available at $ 10.

    There are other free models, but they where too small to be a present, therefore I was forced to buy it
    I tried also to enlarge the prints, but the result was not good enough to be a present.

    There is also a life-size one - I started but I had to state, that the quality is not very good.

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    So final pics.......

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I can't imagine any 5 year old in the world not going nuts over that!! :)
  12. starbuck

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    The present was the highlight of the day.
    By the way - I made a second one, which is used as a depot for my USB-stics and SD-cards.
    As you can see on the second pic of the last posting there is room between the head and the body - so R2D4 is now
    part of my computer room;-)
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    Thanks Starbuck. He looks fantastic, that kid is gonna love this!
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    This is so very kind. I'd love to see pics of when you give it to him. This will be a momentous occasion. ;)
  17. starbuck

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    Oh, sorry - we did not take photos when we gave him the presents.
    Next time - hopefully- we won´t forget.