Monday, March 25, 2013

Star Wars RQ-22

I was reading this weekend that Ralph McQuarrie worked on several designs for Glen A. Larson's 1978 show Battlestar Galactica. Then later in 1979 when Mr. Larson was developing a new show, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, he used some of the unused concepts from Battlestar

I recently re-discovered Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, I remember watching re-runs when I was a little kid. That show did not age well. It's very dated with tons of Space Disco! But I still fell in love with it...especially Twiki! 

70's + SciFi + Robots = Love! 

However, I do not think that Ralph McQuarrie designed Twiki, I do not know who did, does anyone know?

Anyway, that got me thinking...
What if I went into my Ralph McQuarrie archive and used some of his unused concepts for some Star Wars custom figures? In particular his unused robot designs from the MOTU movie!

I used the 3D model of my robot and Photoshopped it to look more "Star Wars" like. I added more details and did some weathering on his paint and now we have RQ-22. I think he fits right in and will be perfect for my (future) 6" Star Wars figures! I am thinking he should be smaller than my MOTU version, about 1 inch smaller. That makes him about 3.5" tall, I kinda want him small like Twiki.

As soon as I get chance and clear my plate little more I am going to start on him!