ankles

all-con

back from all-con had lots of droiding fun kim r2 smile by kimncris, on Flickr 501st photo by kimncris, on Flickr doctor fixes r2 by kimncris, on Flickr r2 dalek by kimncris, on Flickr girl by kimncris, on Flickr r2 girl by kimncris, on Flickr jawa by kimncris, on Flickr boy by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

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legs done

tonight I set my sights on finishing the legs and feet Since I haven’t used the lathe in a while, i thought it would be fun to trim off the excess hose fitting threads that way lathe excess by kimncris, on Flickr new length by kimncris, on Flickr DSC08116 by kimncris, on Flickr also these … Continue reading »

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Back on 3 legs

this weekend I wanted to get R2 driving if I was to have any chance of making the prop party and the maker fest in the next few weeks. Plus we are having visitors, so he needs to be presentable. I had to take apart my feet to get them into the shells take apart … Continue reading »

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Skirt Done, Body Done!

more progress adding caulk to the ribs and inside corners caulk by kimncris, on Flickr attaching the inside door detail (farewell to this clean door BTW – it is totally trashed as of now…) glue back panel by kimncris, on Flickr one of these doors I was lucky and the VHB worked, but the others … Continue reading »

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big weekend

I had a nice weekend of nothing else to do to speak of, so I spent some time on R2 when I went to put the back door on I noticed that my fittings were starting to rust. Funny that the bar itself never rusted – it must have had a coating on it. anyway … Continue reading »

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Sunday Drive

Tried working on the sound issues today, and after a lot of experimentation I find it totally unreliable, even after renaming clips to the TRACK001.MP3 format and reducing the number of clips to test with, it just plays random clips, or sometimes no clip at all. The volume control works, sometimes, but for the most … Continue reading »

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3 legs!

back from DragonCon – back to work I started drilling the pipes today. First I made a hole for a pin to lock the two pipes together pin by kimncris, on Flickr after very carefully aligning the two legs legs by kimncris, on Flickr I drilled the hole through the smaller pipe to lock them … Continue reading »

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legs ready for paint!

yesterday I started assembling my legs for a test fit and to get all of the drilling done before it was painted, because I know that I will always get some ding or another and I don’t want to wreck the paint job when that is all done… fit test by kimncris, on Flickr I … Continue reading »

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details and mistakes

since my outer legs are done, I moved to the center leg. I wanted to hae something there to help hold my ankle cylinders in place, so I made these wood blocks that fit into the backs of the cylinders goes here by kimncris, on Flickr and they work! but man is that endcap crooked. … Continue reading »

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more ankle cylinder assembly

yesterday I started trying to fit the tubes to the legs and also permanently attached my endcaps screw holes by kimncris, on Flickr one done by kimncris, on Flickr here is broken drill bit number 2 of this project, this one I was able to get out but the other one stayed inside as a … Continue reading »

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