Monthly Archives: April 2012

wedges and holders

continuing on… this is the result of molding something tired and in a hurry. 5x meh by kimncris, on Flickr even cleaned up it is still pretty meh meh by kimncris, on Flickr but I had a thought – what about an aluminum skin? these were leftover messups from my coin returns paper pattern by … Continue reading »

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legs legs legs…

I started yesterday again sanding the trouble spots on my legs, and though they are not perfect yet, they are getting much better trouble spots by kimncris, on Flickr I got some evercoat from amazon too – it definitely is creamier than the bondo I was using evercoat by kimncris, on Flickr then I turned … Continue reading »

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molded

this morning it was such a nice feeling to press into the silicone and have it be cured! hard! by kimncris, on Flickr on the other hand, the leg skin disaster still taunts me ugh – still more defects by kimncris, on Flickr so I de-molded the master – sort of… de-mold by kimncris, on … Continue reading »

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mold

today I spent more hours sanding and I can tell that there are going to be even more and more to come. The skin layer on the edges probably did not save me any work there – and probably caused extra – but it is protecting the wood I guess. anyway – in between sanding … Continue reading »

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a new appreciation for styrene builders

this weekend it was back to the legs 3 legs by kimncris, on Flickr I still needed to square the corners at the ankles so I used my saw and a chisel so clean them up square corners by kimncris, on Flickr squarer by kimncris, on Flickr then I used some old styrene that I … Continue reading »

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another day of legwork

one more day down, a little bit more progress… when I was ready to glue the next leg layer, I dropped some of these longer deck screws in where they will be hidden behind other parts. I think I will skin the whole legs with styrene anyway, but just in case I didn’t put any … Continue reading »

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leg troubles

so I set the router table back up today to take care of these shoulder hub circles first I positioned the shoulders shoulder pattern by kimncris, on Flickr and traced around them and the hub itself tracing the circle by kimncris, on Flickr this is where the circle goes by kimncris, on Flickr also I … Continue reading »

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under shoulder pocket worries

so when I made my under shoulder details on day 1 of my build I left those posts a little long because A) I was having a hard time assembling them as it was and B) I didn’t know how they actually attach to the R2. I thought maybe I could drill some holes and … Continue reading »

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more leg work

worked on the legs a bit more today following the Mike Senna/Victor tutorials cutting the tips off of the pieces that are supposed to be square cut tips off of 4 pieces by kimncris, on Flickr looking good! legs taking shape by kimncris, on Flickr that knot in the wood bugs me but I had … Continue reading »

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a circle template and under shoulder detail pockets continued

I started working on a circle template for my shoulder hubs trace part by kimncris, on Flickr I figured I give this baby a Brett Favre and let it come back from retirement get out the old dremel router by kimncris, on Flickr after cutting the circle out with the dremel tool, I sanded it … Continue reading »

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