Robby the Robot from 'Forbidden Planet'

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    Robby the Robot from 'Forbidden Planet'

    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 13, 2012 8:13 pm

    Hi guys, this is another of Brad's babies which i have done in just one week, whew! what a change from the Bf110's two years build time. Hope you like it. the kit comes from Polar Lights, is not such a good fitting model and required much sanding and filling. Painting was done with Model Master metallizers. I used exhaust for most of the guy, titanium, burnt metal and steel. Applied a wash with acrylic black, Overall sealed in with Revell gloss varnish and added lowlights by adding a few drops of black and very dark blue to more gloss varnish and sprayed over the metallizer. It was fun to build.






    This guy will also be holding a girl in his metal arms. Both girls to paint next.

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun May 13, 2012 8:32 pm

    Jesus what memory I remember this film so well ...

    Welldone brian... cheers



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    Post  iCocker on Sun May 13, 2012 9:11 pm

    A classic of SciFi always loved this robot ... Bri you really made him good!

    This is a kind of subject when modelling is fun!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon May 14, 2012 7:53 am

    a nice change I say....have to do something like this when I finish my Wasp Smile
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 14, 2012 8:03 am

    Thanks guys, this is real fun modeling. I think that i will be doing either a figure or something totally different after each aircraft. I have a mean looking Yamaha Vmax, one of my favourite bikes all lined up now. even got photoetch for it. Looking forward to that too.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon May 14, 2012 8:08 am

    Well Done Brian,

    Sometimes a change is always welcome - helps to clear a bit the mind off the usual brain storming sessions of scale modelling.

    cheers cheers cheers

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    Post  Ray on Mon May 14, 2012 6:24 pm

    Well Done Bri Twisted Evil

    Keep having fun mate as these "Leisure Brakes" will get you all oiled up & in full gear for the next "Mind Blowing Venture" Suspect

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    Post  slingshot392 on Tue May 15, 2012 2:33 am

    Wow Brian, you are really flying through these figures! Can't believe how fast you are getting them done. This is the best Robby I have ever seen done, the body really looks like it was made out in a futuristic metal and the rest of him really looks true to the color stills of the original. He will look great holding that Jimmy Flintstone girl!

    This was also one of my favorite old-time sci-fi movies, I think Forbidden Planet & When Worlds Collide were some of the best early science fiction movies.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 27, 2012 5:25 pm

    This project is ready!! I hope you will like seeing the photos as much as i liked building and painting the models. The base is simple plastic from the kit. It portrays a small part of the ambient of the planet. Painted it in varying shades of dark red, black and brown and dry brushed with light cream to highlight all the details. I like it although it is very simple.

    Robby is well known by now and already a celebrity. As for my dear Mary (that's what I call her at home), she was painted entirely in oils. I cannot get to grips with acrylics and even after reading various articles and books and messing her up at least twice, I just could not get it right. So I developed my own technique using the medium I feel most comfortable with, oils. I first applied the basic shades using a brush in the usual manner, the skin hair, two tones of her dress, etc. Then I diluted the oil paints with the cellulose thinner I use for spraying on enamels and used the airbrush for the rest of the work. In this manner i have put in the highlights and lowlights with nice soft transitions between the colours.

    She is entirely airbrushed save for her hair,which was mostly done by brush, her finger/toe nails and earring which were painted on by brush and her makeup which incidentally is real make up borrowed from my wife (with her permission of course!!!).















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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun May 27, 2012 7:02 pm

    Excellent work!!

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    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 27, 2012 7:14 pm

    Thanks Joe, glad you like it, i can tell you it was great fun!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sun May 27, 2012 7:26 pm

    It is good to do something different for a break, its healthy for the brain!!

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    Post  olivermifsud on Sun May 27, 2012 8:08 pm

    proset keep it up

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun May 27, 2012 9:17 pm

    Awesome... Brian... simply awesome... cheers

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun May 27, 2012 9:46 pm

    Nice job on the Girl figure! Very good!

    She even looks attractive and the way Mr Robot is carrying her it is also provocative! Nice set!

    The Robot on it's own looked like a beverage dispensing machine....... comes together well with the female figure.

    I was not aware of this science fiction.

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