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Build Your Own R2D2

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby steve obi wan » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:34 pm

I know if anyone can do it , it's you Mark

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:51 pm

steve obi wan wrote:I know if anyone can do it , it's you Mark

Patience of a saint :D


I wouldn't go that far....lol

Bit of a belated update as currently up to Issue 4, with 5-8 on their way.

Here's the current status of one of the legs... all silver parts are metal so getting quite a weight to it.. MOC placed for scale purposes...
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received a PBC and battery box to test the LEDs along the way... looking bright !!
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby StarWarsFan » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:23 pm

Nice one, keep up the good work :)

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby Bunglebubs » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:03 pm

Yes please keep us up to date with it, very interesting.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:30 am

A full month of deliveries this time... 4 issues (5-8) !! So this is how they will be arriving now...

Added yet another part to the lower leg.
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Started on the framework for the dome... also included a bearing so the dome will swivel round.
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More blinky lights.... oooooo.
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So.. that's it now for a whole month.... please stay tuned...lol.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 pm

Geez.. just noticed it's been just under a year since I updated this..

Just passed the half way point now and things are starting to speed up a bit.... getting to the slightly better stuff now.

One leg is now complete... a tad weighty too !! Has motor and sensors built in, so can sense if it gets close to a wall, or the edge of a table.

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The half scale Luke Jedi Lightsaber.... 95% metal parts with a tiny bit of plastic.. nicely made. This fits in the head and pops up and down.

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Now that we have passed the half way point, I got a nice big bit... the full metal dome. Gonna be a long build on this as there are only a few blue panels per month coming up (amongst other bits). Also well on the way with the other leg.
The inner frame of the dome is pretty much done, so will house the saber mechanism, and the lights, camera and projector parts. Pretty weighty too.

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 pm

Looking good.

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby Cazza » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 am

Lokks superb 8)
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 am

Beautiful dome. Mint condition. Would grade highly. :lol:

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:26 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Beautiful dome. Mint condition. Would grade highly. :lol:


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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby Mini99 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 pm

Just found this thread, please keep posting your progress, really interesting.

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby subzero » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 pm

Parts are looking really nice, that's gonna turn out to be one fine droid, looking forward to seeing it progress. :)

Are you going to paint weather it with an airbrush or anything and add other wear and tear or just leave it looking new?
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:54 pm

I will add weathering once it's fully complete... but not sure yet how much to add. I've seen others do it straight from the off.. but want to get mine a bit more uniform.

Up to issue 64 now which nearly completes the dome... also alot of the lights and other features can now be added.

This is currently my favourite.. the pop up saber function.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:13 pm

That pop-up saber is looking sweet. Is that with or without EPM?

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Oh wow looking good :)


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