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



Joined: 27 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:58 am    Post subject: R3-xB is now R6-S6. Haze Grey and Underway!  Reply with quote

Got the frame rings cut out yesterday, thanks to some friends with a garage and router...  



and got the first Tier glued up... started the second tonite.  Hoping to have the frame complete by Saturday's R2-Dallas event.  I think I might be the only guy there with a Styrene droid.



excuse the camera phone pics...
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Joined: 23 Aug 2010
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Location: Jacksonville, Florida

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, Soon you'll be working on skins.
Are you going with the standard look on your skins or custom?
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its going to be the standard style, but with custom paint.

I am heavily considering buying Chani's budget skins, just to cut down on time and cost (getting plans printed, etc) and the fact i do not have a large work space at my disposal.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Her skins are well worth the money.
Once I build another droid, I will be buying them from her.
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a lot more done yesterday and today.  I had two days to do nothing but Droid... here is the progress thus far...




and dry fit of the top ring..

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Joined: 24 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Zac, Are you sure you haven't done this before? You are coming along pretty quick, and everything looks Great!!! they speed you are going you should have it done by New Year?? Embarassed
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can I say, i had good mentors.  Very Happy

Got a little more done today.  Mounted the shoulder mounting plates, and reinforced the cross-member i put in for the Slip Ring.  Also got to do a bit of filing on the not-so-perfect parts.


The cross member I cut out in the top ring was a bit flimsy for my taste, so I reinforced it with some additional styrene, similar to a boxed frame for a car.  This will add some rigidity for when the slip ring gets spinnin'.

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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys, I got bored today since I didnt have anything to really work on, so I tried my hand at making a from-scratch Octagon Port from Styrene scraps, using the blueprints from the Yahoo group.



I shot it with some self-etching primer, more of a color test, and to see how my filler looked, and put it up to the frame.



Whatcha think?[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great start,  you don't see a lot of those scratch built. Keep posting pics.
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Spanner Murraan



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some work done on my Dome over the last week.



The eye housing is resin, and the lens is an old baseball holder I had that I cut and painted the inside of.  The picture is horrible but the panels are all dinged, worn and scratched up.  The weathering on the radar eye was done with rub-n-buff and some Patina maker for the rust.


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