The Upgrade

This is a little resin kit I picked up on eBay sometime ago primarily because of the image it evokes. The actual kit is only composed of the torso, head and a pair of arms and stands a bit under five inches tall. It cried out for enhancement and I was happy to oblige.

I had some girder work from a monorail toy (also purchased on eBay AGES ago) that I fashioned into a simple workbench with the addition of some textured sheet I glued to some styrene for the work surface. Brackets and the like were made from 1/2” staples and the base was from another kit, the original source of which escapes me.

I was going to display the robot fully assembled but I decided to have her 'broken down' as it were to add a little more interest to the scene. I inserted some strands of magnet wire into her neck along with an odd bead I had in my scrap box to look like some kind of intricate connector for the head which I staged on the table top. I placed some electronic looking odds and ends on the table top I dug out of my scrap box (NEVER throw anything away!) for a cluttered look. The backdrop is from the “Thing” display (which can be seen elsewhere on the site) that I pressed into service just for the photo shoot.

I think this kit cost me about thirty or forty bucks and was purchased on eBay from some outfit in China. The cast was very clean and if I had a complaint is would be that it took about five months for it to arrive, possibly due to the Corona virus situation. 8/22/20

Latest comments

18.07 | 20:43

Speechless, And I am really speechless.
Incredible work. I am glad we could provide you with a grail

11.07 | 11:41

Great job down to the last detail!

10.07 | 16:36

Thank you, Addis, I estimate it took me around 100 hours to complete.

10.07 | 12:24

Terrific work...must've taken quite a while for you to complete...very good detail!!

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