Replica Movie Props

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Got Some Big Droid Stuff!

I got R2’s PVC body tube tonight. I have had the styrene skins for a while and was waiting for the tube and shoulders to arrive before I posted it. I got home today and there was David L.’s box with the body tube, shoulders, and a few other goodies for later posts.

Yay! I couldn’t resist, I taped the skin and shoulders on and put the dome in place. Granted, everything is a bit loose, and the head looks short because I have not gotten the dome ring ‘droid-ready,’ but I still had to see it like this.

I’ll take better pix as soon as I have some daylight to take them in.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Done with pie, now onto the top circle. And a motor.

I finished cutting out the pie panels last night. Here's a shot of the dome with them out.

I need to get that top circle done.

And I also got my wood ring which will add support to the inside of the inner dome and make attaching it to the dome ring much easier. The wood ring is an 18" quilting ring I picked up at Michael's (a large hobby store.) I sanded off the wood blocks that had a through bolt on it and will have to shorten it a bit before I set it in place.
I also got my pittman 12V motor which I plan to use to rotate the rockler bearing that will turn the dome. More on that later.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Slicing R2 Pie

So I finally hunkered down and plunged my little hobby saw into the pie panels atop R2's dome today. It was a little nerve wracking trying to cut a curved line in a spherical surface with a strait serated blade. But I did it, and here it is.