Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby Mark » Sat May 06, 2017 4:02 pm

You must have spent a fortune on sandpaper :laughing-rolling:

What's next on the agenda ?
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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby royjess » Sun May 07, 2017 5:24 pm

I have spent so far including the fibreglass kit £416.91.

I went through a few packs of Isopon 38 and wet and dry paper totalling £49.18

My next job is to order a huge load of timber for various projects, I need to make a wood framework for the interior of the R2 body (as I'm hoping to make him 3-2-3) and to mount the bearing rings for the rotation of the head.

But the order of the timber (and all my various projects) will be put on hold for them moment as I've a big bill to pay for the repair of my car
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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby prodigy props uk » Wed May 24, 2017 10:32 am

Hi Roy, first off I'd just like to say you are doing a great job on the kit, the review of the kit and my service is great and very accurate even trough the delays, missing parts you were very understanding. One of my other customers directed me here so I could check it out. Obviously a little worried at first but after reading trough everything you've said I'm very happy, I would like to ask you first before I do anything but I'd like to link this to the facebook page and maybe a few future sales. If your happy for me to do that anyway.
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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby royjess » Thu May 25, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi Dan

Thanks for your kind comments

Despite the delays, missing details and imperfections etc.. as you can see I'm very happy with the kit. As a static kit, the R2 is ready for painting, but mine is going to be RC which is my next stage to add the electrics, this could take some time.

Feel free to use my photos and link this thread to your FB page etc..

You might be interested in some of my other Star Wars builds on here


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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby baby_astons » Thu May 25, 2017 7:05 pm

superb job so far, roy -
just a question, isn't the projector head a fully articulated affair in the films? as it looks, in the model, the head is simply glued onto the body...
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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby royjess » Thu May 25, 2017 7:37 pm

Yes the HP projectors are fully articulated in the films, Some builders build their R2 with static HP projectors and others build theirs with them articulated. They are cool when they move, however it's something that is not too important for my own build for them to move.

You can glue the head to the body, but I want mine to rotate, so I be using a lazy Susan bearing and motor to accomplish this.
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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby royjess » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:07 pm

wingnut wrote:Changing the subject, How is R2D2 coming along ?


Sorry Mike, I've deleted your above post which you originally posted in my Black Pearl thread as I thought that it would be better to have asked here ;)

My above post 7th May will answer your question, plus I've been very busy and the little spare time that I've had, has been put towards re-instating my Photobucket pics. I doubt that I'll do anything until next year now due to lack of funds, I'm a saver not a borrower, so if I don't have the money, then I can't have it ;)

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My next job is to order a huge load of timber for various projects, I need to make a wood framework for the interior of the R2 body (as I'm hoping to make him 3-2-3) and to mount the bearing rings for the rotation of the head.

But the order of the timber (and all my various projects) will be put on hold for them moment as I've a big bill to pay for the repair of my car


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Re: Building my own full size (1:1 scale) R2D2

Postby wingnut » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 pm

Hello Roy, sorry about posting in the wrong place :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer: I just wondered how R2 was coming along , I'll keep checking in :) ;)
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