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zwflyboy

My droid projects (new to the forum)

Hello everybody, name is Zach from Orlando.  I have been a avid costumer with the 501st (some of you I am sure I have met) and decided to venture into droids (my 501st duties keep me busy but try to find time).  I had the bug a while back when Marc was helping me, but lost the interest after he passed (hit me pretty hard).  After MegaCon last year Fletch sparked my interest again.

I first got the bug again  putting these 2 guys together.  One for myself and one for another member.



Anyway I am building  2 styrene droids, R2 and Q5.  R2 will be functional while I am making Q5 into a static giant boombox.  Q5 will be on only 2 legs since the skirt will have the downward firing sub mounted in it.  
So this is how they stand now.  


Currently working on the legs.  Looking forward to getting to know everybody.
Danf

Welcome,
Looks like your well on your way. keep us posted on your progress.
Lonescout

Welcome Zach, looking good!
BLT2100

Good to meet you Zach, I am also building R2-Q5 Looks like you are well on your way. If you have any questions just let me know, Welcome to the group.
zwflyboy

Lonescout wrote:
Welcome Zach, looking good!


Thanks Angelo, you also helped motivate me, lol.

Little progress, legs are assenbled.  Front skins are on.  Working on battery boxes and finishing up arm boxes now.  Going to use A&A feet, waiting for those to come in.  The dome in the pic is actually for Q5, still waiting on R2's dome.

BLT2100

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You are making great progress!!! Since my Surgery I haven't been able to work on mine so I'm getting behind. Soon I should be able to.
Great work!!!!!
zwflyboy

BLT2100 wrote:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You are making great progress!!! Since my Surgery I haven't been able to work on mine so I'm getting behind. Soon I should be able to.
Great work!!!!!


Thanks, kind of neat to see it actually look like a droid.  Will be better once he has feet.  
Funny thing is my surgery actually gave me time to work on it.  IF i have to sit around the house, might as well trim plastic.

Hope your surgery went well.
BLT2100

Well yes it went well, still recovering mine was rotator cuff and bicep repair so I was in a mobilizer sling for 2 1/2 months could not move shoulder at all and it stunk LOL and still cannot cut plastic LOL.
and only lifting 3 lbs so far next week I progress to 4 lbs. Your Droid looks awesome can't wait to see it finished.
zwflyboy

Question for you styrene builders. When I seat my legs all the way down in my ankles the boosters don't line up. They line up when I gap the bottom of the ankle 5mm. Anybody else have this issue. My boosters seem to be the accurate size.
eagledancer

2.4 inches is the magic number from the ankle to the line that runs around the leg.
your right the leg does NOT sit all the way in the ankle on a styrene build.

hope this helps
todd

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