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RRRobot! 12th Scale Rolling Robot with Pilot...Finished!

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ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:26 AM

Wet Paint!

I applied Filler/Primer to all of the parts and let them dry in the Sunshine. The lower half of RRRobot looks like Metal so I sprayed it with Tamiya Silver Leaf.

The top half of RRRobot looks like it could be made from Fiberglass or maybe an exotic mix of Kelver and Graphite. I painted the top half with Testors Diamond Dust Metalflake Paint.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:19 PM

RRRobot's Got Color!

I started by hand painting Vallejo Paints Flat Black with a rectangular brush. Then I started hand painting some Flat Red Vallejo Paint.

Then I added more Red. . This paint covers very well and doesn't show brush strokes too much. It also wipes off with a wet Q-Tip before it dries and some small mistakes can be rubbed off with a tooth pick after it's dry. After the paint dried I sprayed on a coat of Testors Glosscote

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ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Thursday, September 4, 2014 8:51 AM

Pick Painting!

Sometimes I have troubles trying to paint small details with a brush. So I use a Wooden Tooth Pick to apply the paint. This technique works very well for dots, like for rivets or nail heads. I use tooth picks for gluing too, very useful tool.

 

After painting the indentations on this part, I added plastic Rhinestones, available at most craft stores.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, September 5, 2014 11:34 AM

More Pick Painting!

I ended up using a Toothpick for the Vents and the engraved designs on the Arm Sections. As long as there is a ridge or line to follow the toothpicks work very well. You can also use a toothpick to rub off semi-dry acrylic paint.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Sunday, September 7, 2014 10:08 AM

aussiemuscle308

I've always thought that robot would have a lot of potential for kitbashing. it's got some nice detail

It does have Great Details and Features!

Fun Kit with a lot of possibilities...Cool

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    August 2012
Posted by Philbouq on Monday, September 8, 2014 3:40 PM

Awesome Ira.

Once again!

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:33 AM

wabatuckeun

I Just love your skills ira!!!! Your use of ordinary household items on a model is just outstanding! Forget Scale Auto' Lucasfilms and Speilberg need to look you up for their movies because you sir have a very creative mind!

Stace

 

Thanks for the kind words Stace!

Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, September 12, 2014 1:26 PM

Arm Details...

I cut some Brass Screen to fit the Slots I cut out earlier. Then I pushed the Screen against the inside of the Slot until it formed to the shape of the Slot. Next I glued it inside the Slot.

Inner Arm Detail... I sprayed the Inner Arm Part with Flat Black and the Cylinders with Vallejo's Red and Yellow. I also added a strip of Metal Studs from Auto Graphics RC Stickers.

Upper Arm Detail... I painted some Steel and Flat Black details. Then I added 3 strips of Metal Studs from the RC Stickers.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Monday, September 15, 2014 9:36 AM

BiG Arms!

I did some more painting on the Arm Parts. Then I applied a black wash and a spray of Testors Glosscote.

 

Here is a Mock-Up of the Arms.

More Coming...Cool

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    May 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Looking good!

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Monday, September 15, 2014 6:05 PM

RRRobot Pilot!

Dolores painted this Tamiya Driver for me about 15 years ago. Looks like a perfect candidate to control RRRobot!

Had to give him a trim to fit inside RRRobot.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:43 PM

wabatuckeun

BTW Does the wife know you stole her burner covers yet?????

Stace

She caught me in the Kitchen!

I was looking around the house for a Base and finally found these. She said I could use them...Cool

  • Member since
    December 2009
Posted by racecardaddy on Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:37 AM

Very interesting project . You must have a great imagination , and obviously have  a very good eye for fitting odd bits & pieces  into place cohesively, to end up with such a cool & well built model ( among others you have built I have seen pictures of ).

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:37 AM

Cookies!

I'm starting on the Cockpit for RRRobot. I found a tray from a package of Cookies that should work just fine...

I cut the end off of the Cookie Tray and sprayed it with DupliColor Filler/Primer. I am also going to use part of this Seat that I found in a 12th Scale 57 Chevy Box.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:33 AM

Pilots Seat!

I cut the top from the Chevy Seat and fit it to the Pilots Back & Head.

I added 2 strips of square Plastic Tubing to the front edge of the Pilots platform. This will make attaching to RRRobot easy. I also painted the Seat Back.

Here is the Pilot with the Seat Back attached.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:57 AM

Philbouq

Awesome Ira.

Once again!

 

Thanks!

Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:30 PM

maniacalmodeler

Looking good!

 

Thanks!

Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:11 PM

Magnesium, Copper & Brass!

I'm painting Metallic Colors on the back side of RRRobot now, using both Tamiya & Vallejo Paints.

Here is the Lower Front of RRRobot. I'm going to add more Brass, then some Red and Black.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:27 AM

Adding More Details!

You can add a lot of detail to a kit with Plastic and Aluminum Tubing. I painting some Plastic Tubing with Tamiya Silver Leaf and cut 2 short lengths off.

I am going to mount the Tubing over the 2 little plastic nipples sticking up.

Here is one glued in place.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:25 PM

More Greebles!

I cut 2 lengths of Aluminum Tubing and glued them in the holes under the 2 Plastic Tubes.

Next I added some Pod Racer Plumbing next to the Edsel Vents. A Car "A" Arm was added between the Sides and the Ball Tire.

Bullet Fuel Tanks were added next to the X-Wing Engines. Then I added 8 Weber Carbs from the AMT Double Dragster Kit.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, October 3, 2014 10:07 AM

racecardaddy

Very interesting project . You must have a great imagination , and obviously have  a very good eye for fitting odd bits & pieces  into place cohesively, to end up with such a cool & well built model ( among others you have built I have seen pictures of ).

Thanks!

So glad you like it...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, October 3, 2014 11:13 AM

Unpainting & a Wash!

I tried painting the Lines or Hoses with a small brush and I messed it up. Then I tried a toothpick but that didn't work too well. So I cleaned up and touched up the mess. Next I tried removing the Silver Paint from the Lines with an X-acto Knife, that worked! The Blue Plastic shows through where I scraped off the paint.

Then I finished painting all of the details and applied a Black Wash from "The Detailer".

After the Wash dried I sprayed on a couple of coats of Testors Glosscote.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:00 AM

Cockpit Greebles!

I added some Engine parts from a 1/16th scale Cobra and a Hose from another part of the Robot.

Here are the Greebles after a Black Wash and a coat of Testors Glosscote.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:51 AM

Screen!

I used Zap-A-Gap, Green Label to glue Brass Screen Over the Body Openings.

 

Here is the front with Screen installed.

 

The Rear.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:06 AM

The Pilot!

I glued in the Pilot/Seat Assembly as shown.

Here he is in the Cockpit.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:31 PM

Cookie Cockpit!

I cut down the Cookie Tray to fit and sprayed it Gray. Then I made copies of Dashboard & Speaker Photos and attached them inside with 2 Sided Tape. I am also using 2 Sided Tape to attach the Cockpit to the Body.

Here it is in place. I will use tape to seal the edges that don't show.

More Coming...Cool

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:04 PM

WOW!!! This is coming along so neatly!!! It looks GREAT as usual ira!!!!

Stace

On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!
ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Friday, October 10, 2014 7:23 AM

LIGHTS!

I started working with the Fiber Optics by cutting 11 lengths of the Fiber. I fit them inside of the Body and fit them through the Ball Hole. I'm so glad they fit.

Here is a trick I tried with the Fibers. I put a Fiber close to the Flame until it started to melt or catch on fire, then I pressed down the Hot End to form a shape like a Pin or Nail Head.

If you look at the Fiber in the Top/Middle of the photo you can see the  Pin Head shape I formed on the end with the candle. By making this End  Shape on the Fibers I can slide the Fibers through the Holes I drilled in the Body and they will stop when the Ends touch the Holes.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:59 AM

Tunnel of Light!

I realized that after I glue half of the Top Half of the Body in place, it will be almost impossible to slide the Fibers into the small hole at the bottom of the Lower Half of RRRobot. So I decided to make a Guide for the Fibers to go into the hole. I started with a length of plastic tubing and I cut a slice out of the side.

Then I glued it in place. This made it so easy to pass the Fibers through the Body into the hole.

More Coming...Cool

ira
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by ira on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:09 PM

Stringing the Lights!

I started with the backside of the Body and pulled 5 Fibers through the front of the Holes that I drilled in the Lights. I applied 5 Minute epoxy inside to hold the Fibers in place. Then I clipped tweezers on each Fiber to hold them until the Glue Dried.

I did the same for the Lights in the front side of the Body. I started with 2 Fibers inside the Cockpit.

After the Epoxy Glue dried I dripped Elmer's White Glue into the Head Lights and Taillights.

More Coming...Cool

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