Friday, June 20, 2014

CLONE WARS "R5-P8" created by Darth Daddy

Because I invested so much time and money into building Elias' Hondo Ohnaka gang, I decided to take my old Vintage style R5-P8 and give him a Clone Wars astromech body to fit the pirate collection better.

I used the 2010 Clone Wars R4-P17 action figure as the base.  I just cracked the R4-P17's head off with a screwdriver.  I then cut off the inner workings of one of my blue B.A.D. astromechs that we had several of and glued it to the base of the Clone Wars astromech body.  This made the head interchangeable between the Vintage body that I already had, as well as for my new incarnation of R5-P8, who is definitely one of my favorite droids of all-time.   I only used a black wash and some cinnamon to weather him up. 



CLONE WARS "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy




R5-P8 was an R5-series astromech droid produced by Industrial Automaton. It served as 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.


This droid appeared in Season 1 of the Clone Wars, "The Gungan General" episode.  I created him by repainting the Vintage R5-D4 action figure. As soon as the figure came out, I knew I wanted to try and make this droid even though there were rumors circulating that he may find his way to a proper release by Hasbro down the road. We now know my time was not wasted because Hasbro discontinued the Clone Wars line.  I 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.



CLONE WARS "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy















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





VINTAGE "R5-P8"
created by Darth Daddy











Before and after.




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


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






I can't wait to take another group shot with my Clone Wars version of R5-P8 along with a few more pirates and a spaceship we haven't revealed yet.