resin

arms installed

I spent about 20 hours a day this week not at home, so I didn’t have much desire to spend much time today working on anything, but I did manage to get a few more steps toward R2 today my octos were not as dark as the rest of the parts, so I repainted them … Continue reading »

Categories: body, octagon ports, Paint, plastic, resin, utility arms | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

a free sunday!

finally some free time on a weekend again, got to work on my horseshoes and the arms I taped off the outsides tape horseshoes by kimncris, on Flickr and chrome painted the insides chrome paint by kimncris, on Flickr painted chrome by kimncris, on Flickr then masked the chrome and painted white white horseshoe by … Continue reading »

Categories: aluminum, body, legs, Paint, resin, shoulder hubs, skins, utility arms, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: ankle bracelet, ankle cylinders, ankles, beefy ankle, booster covers, buttons, hydraulics, leg struts, legs, plastic, resin, shoulder, under shoulder detail, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: aluminum, ankle cylinders, ankles, beefy ankle, legs, resin, wedges, wood | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

pre-mother’s day

well it has been nearly 5 months now since I got started on R2 – the first month was slow to be sure, but hey presto we almost have legs!!   only had a moment to work today, but got the second horseshoe and shim assembled to the leg two horseshoes! by kimncris, on Flickr … Continue reading »

Categories: aluminum, legs, plastic, resin, shoulder, shoulder hubs, under shoulder detail, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Groovy

I started yesterday opening up the shoulder hub holes again so I could test my booster covers before making the gooves in the legs dig out center by kimncris, on Flickr open circles by kimncris, on Flickr ok by kimncris, on Flickr with that seeming ok I was satisfied I could move on seems right … Continue reading »

Categories: aluminum, ankle bracelet, ankles, beefy ankle, evercoat, legs, plastic, resin, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

arms and legs!!

also the most amazing parts arrived from Azman today parts from Azman by kimncris, on Flickr and I did a quick fit check on some of my home made parts. All is looking good!! I think I need to open that center hole back up now before going any further. got to make sure that … Continue reading »

Categories: booster covers, legs, plastic, resin, wood | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: aluminum, ankle cylinders, ankles, legs, plastic, resin, wedges, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Categories: ankles, beefy ankle, legs, Paint, plastic, resin, silicone molding, wood | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

first resin parts arrive

got some resin parts today – the plus side is they are more economical, but the negative is the chrome paint is less convincing than actual metal. some of these parts though are painted blue, and others are beyond the capabilities of my tools I think.    

Categories: large data port, power couplers, radar eye, resin, shoulder hubs | Leave a comment