And now for something completely different

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Jurgen Mares
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And now for something completely different

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Hi guys!!!
Been away for quite a while. Lost the modelling mojo. Tried a few different subjects but nothing really worked, so packed away the tools indefinitely.

Happened to stop past a Hobby store recently and found this little gem.
Looks like the mojo is back, just not armour :( (forgive me guys!!)
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I have to say, super impressed by this kit.
Detail is superb! Parts count is a little high but I'll forgive them :)
Not used to building kits without glue but the design and fit is so good you'd never notice.
Test fitting is a bit of an issue as parts are sometimes hard to remove again.

I decided to build it sub assemblies to make painting a little easier. Although the kit parts come pre-coloured, I've decided to repaint it.
Apologies for the lack of build photos, but I didn't decided to start documenting the build until painting had already started.
The inspiration for the colour scheme came from a beautiful piece of work created by another modeller.

After spraying the silver parts gloss black I applied some Alclad II Chrome.
Kit parts were resprayed white and orange with some lightening of colour to add interest.
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Moved onto the body next by masking up the various chrome parts and gave the body a couple light coast of white.
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More masking followed by various shades of orange and yellow.
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This is where he sits at the moment. Body is still way too bright but this should come good with the weathering.
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Cheers,
Jurgs

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"Uncle Jurgen! This R2 unit has a bad motivator!"

Glad you found a good motivator.

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looking good!

I've heard really good things about these Bandai Star Wars kits.
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Hi Jurgs - Great to see you back :D

Great choice and nice to see some variety from Armour. Nice job and it all looks very enticing

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It's great to have you back Jurgs! :D

These kits look fantastic and I hope they have a lasting effect on you - do an AT-AT next and you're almost back to building tanks again :mrgreen:

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Will you add any dirt?

You've got the well done paint chips. But we all remember that droids, always have, "a lot of carbon scoring." :roll:
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Thanks guys :)
Great to be back.

Going to dirty it up a little. Not sure yet whether that will be using washes or pigments, or a combination of both.
Need to finish off the legs and odd body parts first. Hopefully get that done over the weekend.

Jurgs :)

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Welcome back Jurgs

That's a nice looking R5-D4 model for sure.

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Looks like your Mojo is well and truly back :mrgreen:

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Cheers guys :D

A little more masking was done to add some variety to the paint work.
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Now time to put it together and start the weathering :D

Cheers,
Jurgs

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