Wednesday, January 18, 2012

R5-P8 - Pirate Droid

R5-P8 was an R5-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton. It was an assassin droid of Hondo Ohnaka's pirate gang during the Clone Wars. It had a blaster pistol fixed on its head, so it could serve both repairs and security purposes.

Dad created this custom droid that appeared in Season 1 of the Clone Wars "The Gungan General" episode just by repainting the new Vintage R5-D4 action figure that can be found now on pegs everywhere. As soon as the figure came out, Dad knew he wanted to try and make this droid even though there are rumors circulating that he may find his way to a proper release by Hasbro down the road. Dad used the gun from the Toys R' Us Nikto Guard and modified it by cutting pieces off some guns in our fodder bin. Nothing too crazy was done to make this one. What you see is what you get.


Before and after.

Dad's R5-P8 was featured in Yakface's Mega Spotlight.

Dad's R5-P8 was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.