Boy, you ain't kiddin'! I built one for a friend years ago and...well, let's just say whoever thought it was a good idea for the "head" section to be assembled that way was not thinking clearly. It takes a bit of work, but it's really a good looking kit once it's finished.PhilipMarlowe said:Sweet build, the seams on that puppy are a bear as I recall.
masudeya (sp?) made one thats about 18 inches tall and is very very nice. (they also made an even larger one). (theyll cost you a fortune if you can find one now) it even comes with a "laugh bag" style voice box that plays 3 phrases from the movie, and a blinking light behind the chest plate.model maker said:i wish i could find a larger scale robbie.
Almost identical to those on the Aurora/Polar Lights Lost in Space Robot. You wouldn't think that it would be so very hard to eliminate the straight seams that appear on the flat, featureless sides of both 'bots. But they are, and the metallic finish on each guy only makes the slightest flaws that much more noticeable. The lighting on Steve's image 0188 was unfortunately perfect enough to pick up some 'ghosts' on Robbie's side. My LIS Robot has the same problem but again, only if the light hits it just right.PhilipMarlowe said:Sweet build, the seams on that puppy are a bear as I recall.
You are right! I puttied and sand it over and over to try and remove the seem line. But it still showed up. After it started to mishape the plastic from repeated sanding I just said good enough! The strange thing is that it feels smooth you can even run your finger nail over it and not feel the seem but as soon as you paint it you can see it.Mark McGovern said:[ The lighting on Steve's image 0188 was unfortunately perfect enough to pick up some 'ghosts' on Robbie's side. My LIS Robot has the same problem but again, only if the light hits it just right.[/font]
But there's a time to say, "this is as good as it's going to get", which I would also suggest is an apropos description of the job Steve did on his Robbie.
I used Tamiya Color metalic black straight out of the can.spocks beard said:Hi! The robbie kit looks outstanding. I did built one when it first came out,but would like to repaint the body so it has a more mettalic look to it. I dry brushed model masters gun metal on it originaly,but it looks to dull. Did you do any mixing with the paint to get this look to your kit? Any suggestions?