ED – 209

Enforcement Droid model 209, (ED-209) from the 2014 remake of Robocop.

For now, I am building a small scale, (500mm tall) replica. After some of my other major projects are completed, I may take on a full-size build of this armoured machine.

Pepakura model first.

The idea here is to establish a shape, however flimsy, as a guide. Standard A4 is difficult to work with because it bends and distorts so much, but it is far more accurate to the sub millimetre than thicker material. The inside can be lined with pieces of thicker card, hot-glued, or even filled with expanding foam. Once supported, the outside can be hardened, refined and sanded. After that, holes can be drilled, parts can be cut off and detailed, replaced, refined – the sky is the limit.

It’s a big model at over 50cm tall, but the pepakura folding and cutting is so detailed, it would be very difficult to make one smaller.

Resin hardening.

Using fibreglass resin, the pieces have been painted and the paper converts to a hard shell. hey can then be filled with a slushy mix of car-body-filler and resin to make them solid enough to drill, file and sand into better shape and detail.

Reference photos and info.

As always, a build like this needs lots of research and reference material to get it right.

Tech Specs
3.35m tall (11’)
3,420 kg (7,550 lbs) – fully loaded
Max road “running”, 30 km/h (18.64 mph)
Max off-road, 20 km/h (12.43 mph)
Twin .50 cal. Cobra cannons
Hellfire missiles