Build Your Own R2D2

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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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That is amazeballs :o :o

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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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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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It is really coming along now, thanks for continuing with the updates.
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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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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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Another few months gone... up to 88 now.

Dome is complete.. body panels and main legs are done.

Just got the centre foot to go and all the electronic wizardry to fit in the final issues. Also needs fully bolting/screwing together.

Retraining bolt is a half size replica from eBay.
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Have another build hopefully being released soon from another franchise…. will have another thread for that...one day.
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He is looking good Mark, can't wait to see the finished R2 8)
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MarkG wrote:Another few months gone... up to 88 now.

Dome is complete.. body panels and main legs are done.

Just got the centre foot to go and all the electronic wizardry to fit in the final issues. Also needs fully bolting/screwing together.

Retraining bolt is a half size replica from eBay.

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Have another build hopefully being released soon from another franchise…. will have another thread for that...one day.
Fantastic Mark, love that they have included his gadgets as well.
Good work, please keep posting, looking forward to seeing him complete.

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That looks really nice, satisfying to see it nearly complete, and for them to add the extra effort in for the addition of a scaled lightsaber with 'ejection' mechanism is just too sweet. :)
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He is looking amazing mate :)
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