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Yakfinities #70 - Choose the Theme

Droids
10
38%
Desert Gear
3
12%
Entertainers
3
12%
Concept Series
8
31%
First Order Vs. The Resistance
No votes
0%
Pre-Disney Expanded Universe
2
8%
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By ImperialOfficer
#166414
DC-5PR "Decomposer" Droid

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These droids roam junkyards, dismantling things with their industrial strength lasers. Recently they have begun to pop up in various criminal syndicates as both pit fighters and battle droids.
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By I-am-Boba-Fett
#166456
Here's a custom Star Wars SUPER ARTICULATED 8D8 DROID figure.

- Custom figure is fully poseable and has multiple points of articulation !!!

- Custom paint work !!!

- Droid's eyes light up when figure is held under a light source, no batteries required !!!



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By darthvlad
#166557
Here's my first ever submission to Yakfinites!

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C-3PO TFA.JPG (79.8 KiB) Viewed 1993 times

C-3PO (Resistance Protocol Droid, D'Qar)
A fastidious and worry-prone protocol droid, C-3PO longs for more peaceful times, but his continued service to Princess Leia keeps him in the frontlines of galactic conflict. He wears his red arm as in memory of those lost in the mission to find Admiral Ackbar.

It's nothing too complicated: a simple repaint of the Disney build a droid using insignia red and metallic gold to make the casing pop out (the only real change was painting the upper arm from red to gold)
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By darthvlad
#166558
Next is M-HYD

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M-HYD.JPG (80.39 KiB) Viewed 1993 times


The Mini-Huvicko/Yuzabi Dowser binary hydromech droid, also known as the M-HYD, was a model of hydromech droid used to locate and harvest subterranean water sources and communicate with moisture vaporators. The model saw use on Tatooine when the captain of the Lucky Despot brought a shipment of them to the arid world. However, prospectors grew frustrated at the many failings of the model, and as a result, many units were abandoned. One such unit was M-HYD 6804, which became a mainstay in the hold of Chief Nebit's sandcrawler.

Parts are from Hole in the Ground Productions.
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By darthvlad
#166559
One of my favorite droids is 2X-3KPR, the light-bulb droid.

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2X-3KPR.JPG (78.14 KiB) Viewed 1993 times


2X-3KPR was a KPR servant droid manufactured by Lerrimore Droids. The droid was one of several KPR servant droids owned by Owen Lars prior to the Battle of Yavin. 2X-3KPR was responsible for patrolling the perimeter of the Lars homestead,and was programmed to activate alarm sensors, security lights, and power fences.

Parts from Hole in the Ground Productions. Used light ghost gray, dark gray, copper, light tan for the bulb and covered it with some glow-in-the-dark paint for night effect.
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By darthvlad
#166560
My next piece, thanks to Hole in the Ground Productions

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WED-9-M1.JPG (86.64 KiB) Viewed 1992 times


WED-9-M1, nicknamed "Bantha" for its slow and stubborn personality, was a unique WED Treadwell repair droid cobbled together by Jawas and seen around Mos Eisley. It was later owned by Chachi and Ohwun De Maal.

Apparently there is another WED-9 with a slightly different deco, so I put in another order so that I can make that one as well. It was really tough to know what colors to "bulbs" on the front were as there aren't too many reference photos to go off.
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By darthvlad
#166561
Another Disney build a droid repaint of one of the interesting background characters in The Phantom Menace: Nobot!

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Nobot.JPG (80.79 KiB) Viewed 1988 times


"Nobot," also known as "Ghost Droid," was a 3PO-series protocol droid that constantly walked the streets of Mos Espa, Tatooine. The droid appeared to have no aim or function as it wandered across the desert wasteland of Tatooine, and the only thing truly known about it was that it was a resilient unit—despite its travels, it would always find its way back to Mos Espa. The droid became the subject of several tales and anecdotes, most notably from the aging marketplace vendor Jira.
For two peggats, the old vendor would tell her story. Jira claimed that Nobot had been witness to the murder of a young pregnant girl, and that rumors persisted labeling the 3PO unit as the killer. Apparently, Nobot would play back an audio recording of the incident, featuring the young woman pleading for her life and screaming in horror as the deed was done. Beyond that, rumors persisted, claiming that the droid was surrounded by the dark side of the Force. Repeated attempts to destroy Nobot apparently failed, as the protocol droid would always find its way back to Mos Espa. Jira's fellow vendors, listening in on her repeated tellings of the story, would eventually develop their own versions while trying to compete with the aging woman.

Nobot was difficult to do with the lack of reference photos. In one photo, it appears he is heavily scored, especially in the head but in another it looks like it still is gold and that the dark look on the right side of his face appears to be shadow. I just did my own interpretation. Hope you like it.
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By Jodo
#166565
Excellent job Steve!!!! I really dig all of these, especially for your first entries!!!!

I've never heard of Nobot or seen anything on that character! That is awesome. I can't believe they never produced that one!
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By darthvlad
#166566
Jodo wrote:Excellent job Steve!!!! I really dig all of these, especially for your first entries!!!!

I've never heard of Nobot or seen anything on that character! That is awesome. I can't believe they never produced that one!


Thanks, Jodo! Appreciate the feedback. One thing I've noticed with the photography is that it exposes some of the errors I've made (and also that I'm going blind since it looks good by eye). I've got some more ideas in the works that are still repaints but my own ideas just have to wait on a delivery of Disney BADs and HitGPro droids. I did try my hand at doing a wash but I didn't like the results (it didn't look naturally dirty, but brushed on), so I just repainted the droid to be clean. I'll have to do some more practice and try again.

I can't take credit for the backstories since I think they came from the CCG game or the Hyperspace stories contests on starwars.com. But I really liked Nobot's backstory especially with it being close to Halloween I had to do it.
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By darthapathy
#166575
Nice job on those droids darthvlad. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for this round.
Forgive my ignorance but what are HitGPro droids?
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By darthapathy
#166584
darthvlad wrote:HitGPro = Hole in the Ground Productions.

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I just shortened it, but if you haven’t checked out their stuff, do so.

Ah, Hole in the Ground Production. Got it.
I have checked them out. I picked up M-HYD shortly after it came out. I plan on picking up the Hammerhead bot soon.
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