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R2D2 321 Frame concept from James Bruton and greatly improved on and uploaded by Mr Baddeley. Thanks again I'm really enjoying this build
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Nice R2-D2 interactive. And is that an Anovos Stormtrooper suit?
Thanks man, well spotted, yes it is, you have a good eye for the details ; ) Cheers Jace
yeah, i'm actually waiting for mine in the mail. Its taking its time(: As for the interactive i'm trying to make a custom r5-d4 version.
https://www.thingiverse.com/make:346953 I made a little one ; )
Not glued as yet, till I have a feel for everything all being in the right place : ) I have purchased 100 ball bearings and the lazysusans for the legs as mentioned by Mrbaddeley, Great stuff : ) Thanks
Superb! I left glueing until I had a full picture as to how it would fit together. I've just tweaked the legs as I'm moving towards full assembly. I'll post the additional files in the next few days but the shoulders and booster cover is removable, held on by magnets (N52 discs, 10mm x 4mm) for access to the foot bar and any cabling.
starting to contemplate the process for painting and was wondering what you felt worked with regards to having it all glued together first and then mask up to paint? or did you paint the different coloured individual bits first and then glue them on?
Oh and for the booster cover. The little tabs that keep it in place were they glued to the legs or to the booster cover? I guess either way wouldn't matter?
I also found some magnets locally, which was cool, don't suppose you have a pic of how you positioned them on the leg hub and booster cover, so not to interfair with the 123 strut mechanism? Sorry lots of questions I know : )
Hi, ended up not using the tabs, the booster cover connected to the shoulder plate and the pins at the bottom works fine. I've added a quick build to the body showing the leg magnets, check the new build on the body. I painted first and then assembled, kept masking to a minimum (silver plates on the feet and the silver on the booster covers). Hope that helps. :-)
How far along is this and will you be selling it?
Hmm if your refering to me, I have three of these all round the 60 -70% mark complete,
I have a static model, 2-3 leg conversion model and one that is mobile via remote control.
One each for me and my two sons, sorry not for sale, Cheers Jace