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!