What??? An Update..... About Time!!!
It's been a while since I got around to posting an update so some of this is a bit dated, but you all have stuck with me this far I'll not start skimping out now!
The first group here is the end of the mad dash to MML this year.
The Big thing was the Paint Job on the body, Legs, and feet.
To start it off I masked off the inside of the droid shell.
Once everything was masked off the painting started... After 2 and 1/2 cans of Krylon fusion (and a few hours of drying time) R2's body looks...well white (it's not really white, it's a bit offwhite but the camera adjusts to make it look white)
I also found some Great stuff for cases, It's Cheap, looks good and holds paint well... What is this miracle stuff?
That's right Aluminum window screen.
This one layer painted and cut to size.
Here's 2 layers of screen glued to the back of the aluminum grill cover. My two Speakers are mounted behind the grills one on each side of the droid's body. I can see this stuff showing up in some of my other mods where I would have used moders mesh before.
Then there's the night before MML (we took off @ 3am Thursday...I didn't sleep at all that night)
This was what the inside of my friend Cytog's garage looked like till about 2:59am
There was also some work completed at MML (some Wireing finished..and some repairs from shipping damage)
Target Practice Is lending a helping hand here too.
At this point your thinking WHY!!!
Well here's a few pics from MML6, all I can say is that Running R2 around in a crowd is FUN!!
R2's first kiss.
Some Jedi younglings and their Masters.
Then there's always the Grunts
There's also the Droid Races too!
(a special thanks to Cytog... the last few pics were taken by him)
Well after recovering from MML6 I started the push to Finish the last remaining things on R2-SRV In preparation for Showdown LAN 2007 - Indy . Sept. 14-16 2007. The biggest thing not done now is the Dome Rotation.
The first step to getting the dome to rotate is to get the drive wheel mounted on the motor shaft.....
For that you need a shaft adapter (a chunk of metal that is as big around as the hole in the middle of the drive wheel and has a hole in it as big as the motor shaft) how do you get one of these? Well I took a Brass Blank about 1.5 inches around
Added a little Lathe (8x12" model)
Then add in a bored 55 year old father (recovering from a kidney removal) .... Sorry the Old guy is camera shy
Mix all that up and leave for work one morning.... When you get home some 8-9 hours later... you have a bored 55 year old guy with this in his hands
With a little work (drilling and taping a setscrew hole) and mounting the wheel you get this ...
Then your company sends you to Texas for 10 days....30 days later I'm still here So I've gotten nothing more done
But the up side you all will get more R2-Srv updates in the future! (hay, act more excited!!)
Time to pack and hope my flight home is not delayed!!