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R3-xB is now R6-S6. Haze Grey and Underway!
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:59 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

And on top of my styrene frame


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Zac, That looks great!!!! nice weathering on the eye, did you paint the inside? That's what it looks like verrrrry nice  Cool
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, thank Brenda.  

yeah, I painted the inside of the eye with flat paint from valspar.  I am not a huge fan of valspar paint, but it's what I had on hand.  The lens itself has some minor scratches and knicks and looks very fitting to the housing.  

I have also added a blackwash to the painted panels to bring out the scratches and give the look of grime.   I will get some better pics and post them up as soon as I can.

I told ya this droid wasnt going to be some prissy little pampered poodle droid! lol
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Disclaimer*
These Logic Displays are in no way club spec or screen accurate. They are for my custom Droid. I also do not claim original idea for this design.


I made some Logic displays for my custom Astromech. I made some bezels by drilling out some styrene, then place some cut-to-fit tinted lexan over. I used some LED string lights from Walgreens that sell for $3.99 to plug into the 5mm holes. the LEDs are 5MM and twinkle effect is basically just a back and fourth. These lights are just for demo purposes and will be replaced with similar lights in orange and white. I know that they are not accurate, but I think they will look good enough to get me by untill I can afford something a little better, and for the cost, I dont think you can beat it, especially if you dont have any kind of electrical skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfpoeTfTi_I
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, So it's been a while, but I thought you all should know that R3-xB is getting set aside, and going to become a mini droid like Craig Smith did.

My full size frame will be converted to: R6-SX, or "Essex"



Essex will be something of a Tribute to the US Navy, and the other armed services, while still retaining an in-universe feel.  For those who do not know, the "Essex" Class Carrier was the backbone of the US Navy fleet during WWII and on through the 60's.  My Grandfather served aboard the Essex Class carrier, the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during Korea.




Since a lot of what I do with my love of Star Wars is try and give back through Costuming Troops and Fund-raising with multiple charities, I wanted to represent the men in uniform that I served with that might have left families behind, paying the ultimate price for their country.  R6-S6 will be employed to raise money for Veteran's Charities, and just to make merry where ever he goes.


The colors I have chose are each representative of the Us Navy and Marine Corp; haze gray, Navy blue, Brass, and Crimson Red (foot hoses).

See more at http://spannermurraan.blogspot.com/


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