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Orion IIc
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GarnhamGhast writes:

That is the cleverest, coolest mini I have seen in a long time. And I loved Tron!

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B1BFlyer writes:

I was 3 years old when Tron came out, but after a little research, I got a good idea of what I was getting into.

This time, I chose an Orion IIC as my miniature. I liked the somewhat flat, blocky structure for the Tron theme, and felt it was the closest mini I had to represent an early 80's computer-generated robot.

I used a few pictures I found on the internet as guidelines for the colors I would use. At first I thought I'd paint the armor grooves and recessed areas red or blue, but then I looked more at the pictures, and saw that black and dark grey shadows were definitely present - so I changed my mind and decided I would paint the electronic patterns on instead.

Something else I found that I couldn't help but want to do was to have a Light Cycle somehow included with the piece. I looked for miniature toys or something similar, but found nothing. Still wanting to have a Light Cycle, I decided to sculpt my own with Kneadatite. I'll get to that portion later, but first, here are the example pictures I used for the Orion IIC:

Still from the movie Tron
Still from the movie Tron

Initially, I thought Blue or Yellow would be the pattern color, but after a while, the picture of Sark grew on me, and I had already started painting my Light Cycle in the blue color. So red it would be for this mini.