SHOWCASE

“Robby the Astrogator” is the Polar Lights’ 1/12 scale Robby the Robot model I modified to recreate the ending of the movie, “Forbidden Planet.” I cut the robot off at the knees and hips to reposition the legs, then cut up ping-pong balls to make a “robot butt.” (It’s a strange hobby, but never a dull one.) I then scratchbuilt a control console of the C-57D spaceship for it to sit behind, made from softball and baseball holders, parts from my spares box, and graphics I made on CorelDraw.

“Robby the Astrogator” 

Author

Mike Walston

Project Duration

About 3 months 

Model

“Robby the Astrogator” is the Polar Lights

Scale

1/12

Type

Static Sci-fi Modeling

Details

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