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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby Cardbackkid » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:24 pm

Your r2 is looking great ! I imagine this is quite hard to do with all the fiddly parts and that ? do you think someone who is completey useless at model kits would be able to achieve a full build ?

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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby lejackal » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:46 pm

That is amazeballs :o :o
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:13 pm

Cardbackkid wrote:Your r2 is looking great ! I imagine this is quite hard to do with all the fiddly parts and that ? do you think someone who is completey useless at model kits would be able to achieve a full build ?


Anyone can build this to be honest. There's approx 15-20mins of assembly each month (4 issues), and each issue has detaied instructions on how each part goes together. Only a screwdriver (supplied), needlenose pliers and a bit of superglue is required.

Only real part that some people where having trouble with, was the dome frame. The parts had to be put into the right place otherwise the screw holes wouldn't line up.

Currently awaiting issues 65-68 to arrive and I'll post up a few more progress pics.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Tue May 29, 2018 10:20 pm

Whoops.. a bit lapse again and now up to issue 72..

Anyways.. here's how it sits so far..

Dome complete... externally that is
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Here's the internal pic... still WIP. A few more screws to hold the panels in place to come, installation of lightsaber tube and a few clips etc.
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Started on the body panels... part of the rear.
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Also the internal frame... all metal build
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby Bunglebubs » Wed May 30, 2018 11:43 am

It is really coming along now, thanks for continuing with the updates.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby subzero » Wed May 30, 2018 12:30 pm

That's gonna be a great piece of kit, I wasn't expecting there to be so many metal parts, I assumed almost everything would just be plastics, so that's gonna end up being a nice heavy quality piece of kit.

Looking forward to the finished model.
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Re: Build Your Own R2D2

Postby MarkG » Wed May 30, 2018 6:38 pm

subzero wrote:That's gonna be a great piece of kit, I wasn't expecting there to be so many metal parts, I assumed almost everything would just be plastics, so that's gonna end up being a nice heavy quality piece of kit.

Looking forward to the finished model.


Cheers... apparently it's going to be around 10kilos when complete...
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