I post these every few months don't I?
Well, R2 is not dead. I see him everyday in his sad little pile of parts in my man-cave. One day soon here I will get back to him. Right now I am consumed with family, Steampunk costuming deadlines for myself, my wife, and two of my friends, and an all-consuming obsession with replicating a Star Trek Enterprise uniform. You may need to be a member of the forum, but you can see this project here on the fantastic 1701st Community Forum..
So sit tight, I will be blow the dust off my droid and get him put together!