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    Jul 18, 2015, 12:25 AM - My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #1

    Since I'm needing a little help with my Ben Kenobi tunic and have some free time, and because I've been inspired by some of the excellent Gonk droid projects out there, I figured "why not?".

    I found these 14 gallon Rugged Tote boxes at Lowe's. I love the fact they're blue so I don't need to paint them. They were also reasonably priced, about $8 each.



    I also went to the dollar store and bought about $15 in odds and ends.



    I was originally going to scratch build the feet, but while walking around Lowe's I saw these gutter drop outlets and thought they'd work great. I also picked up some flexible downspouts for the legs. I'm going to remove the little tabs on both ends of the feet and then close both sides with a piece of styrene. I think by the time I paint them black and add greeblies, they'll look the part.







    I built some internal supports for the legs / feet and added a center support to the body.





    I started removing the latch handles and cut a few holes. I think it's off to a good start!



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    Jul 18, 2015, 12:37 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #2

    Nice start indeed and for the cost you can't beat it! Looking forward to more progress.
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    Jul 18, 2015, 10:31 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #3

    Quote Got2bfett said: View Post
    Nice start indeed and for the cost you can't beat it! Looking forward to more progress.
    Thank you. Yeah, I'm going to try and keep this build under $100. Between the bins, feet, and legs, I'm only at about $40.00.
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    Jul 19, 2015, 1:14 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #4

    Neat idea! Looks good!
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    Jul 19, 2015, 4:17 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #5

    Looks really cool!
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    Jul 19, 2015, 11:08 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #6

    Thanks guys!

    Did a little work today, most of these parts aren't permanent yet as I still need to paint them. Just mocking it up and roughing in pieces.

    Going to add some LEDs and other greeblies to the front.



    I used the bottom half of a dollar store book light as a side detail piece which will also have LEDs. I also used two furniture caps, drilled holes and added cable outlets, epoxied a small bolt into each one and put those on as well.



    On the back I used a phone docking station, parts from a calculator, and a cigarette outlet USB port; all from the dollar store.



    I added an electrical box and a gang box to the other side and added a screw top lid from a themas I got from the dollar store.



    Gotta say this is a pretty simple and fun build, sorry I waited so long to start one! More to come.................
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    Jul 21, 2015, 6:59 AM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #7

    That's so cool man! Looks good!
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    Jul 21, 2015, 7:45 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #8

    Interesting, very cool idea. Looks great.
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    Aug 1, 2015, 2:56 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #9

    Got the LEDs installed and the legs and a few of the other greeblies painted black. Here's a test fit. I still need to paint several pieces, straighten and secure everything, and start assembling.









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    Aug 3, 2015, 12:07 AM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #10

    I was able to get most of the assembly completed. I'd say I'm about 95% done with this, just have a few finishing touches.

    I've got less than $85 in this, pretty happy with it.













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    Aug 7, 2015, 6:39 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #11

    Couple quick pictures now that I've moved him to his final spot.....



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    Aug 9, 2015, 2:54 AM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #12

    LOL. I love it!! So much creativity in this place. It is great!
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    Aug 9, 2015, 9:56 AM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #13

    He fits right in! And under your mark , outstanding!
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    Aug 9, 2015, 1:25 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #14

    Quote Furious said: View Post
    LOL. I love it!! So much creativity in this place. It is great!
    Quote Got2bfett said: View Post
    He fits right in! And under your mark , outstanding!
    Thanks guys, I had a lot of fun with this build, super easy and endless possibilities. I'll likely do another one down the road!
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    Aug 13, 2015, 1:10 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #15

    That looks fantastic!

    Quote azheat01 said: View Post
    I've moved him to his final spot.....
    I'd love to see more of that 'final spot'. Looks like quite a display
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    Aug 13, 2015, 11:32 PM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #16

    Quote zeroskillz said: View Post
    I'd love to see more of that 'final spot'. Looks like quite a display
    Here you go!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f22/m...-hangar-52486/
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    Aug 14, 2015, 9:48 AM - Re: My Lifesize 1:1 Gonk Droid #17

    That. Is. Amazing. Fantastic work!

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