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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Scratch-Built Robby's Ride

Robby is the old Lunar Models 1/6 kit with a few detail mods. Overall not bad for a resin kit from back in the day. They still pop up on eBay from time to time at a reasonable price.

The car is scratch built. Louvres were laser cut from styrene. The only kit parts used are modified F1 seatbelt hardware and wheels & tires from a 1/12 '57 Chevy. Body is all sheet styrene.

Like Mark Myers' cool B-9 this is in the current issue of Amazing Figure Modeler. It's an all robot issue. Check it out!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 07:42 PM
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That is just beautiful! Not an easy build at all, either. Great work, Dave!
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Wow, that's spot on. Excellent attention to detail and proportions!
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BEAUTIFUL WORK sir!! Love it!! In fact I have read your article five times now!!!
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I really hate how my work blocks images from just about every hosting site on earth. Gotta remember to check this out when I get home.
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I wish my Robby's clear head dome hadn't yellowed so badly. Same for the B9 from Lunar Models.
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Thanks everyone! I ended up buying two Robby kits because of a couple really bad parts and the dome being yellowed or too pock marked to be useable. This was back when the original Lunar Models was still around. I bought yet two more domes from them...that's four total to get one that was good and one just OK as a backup.
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Wow, that is a great build. Congrats on having it published.
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Ah! Excellent!!
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That is definitely something to be proud of. Hats off to you!
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Beautiful work!!
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Sweet ride!
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Beautiful, clean & accurate work. Very impressive, my hats off to you.

Thanks for showing!
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