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Colin YNWA

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #60 on: 13 July, 2017, 09:50:27 pm »
Any thoughts in the finish in this one yet? You did a lot of work 'roughing' up the Falcon are you keeping R2 Yavin ceremony fresh?

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #61 on: 14 July, 2017, 08:23:21 am »
Any thoughts in the finish in this one yet? You did a lot of work 'roughing' up the Falcon are you keeping R2 Yavin ceremony fresh?
Surely he needs some carbon scoring at the very least?
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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #62 on: 14 July, 2017, 08:49:24 am »
I'm so torn on this one. Yavin-fresh would look great, Colin, but, as I, Cosh says, it's Artoo, he needs some carbon scoring. I might look at doing some scuffing here and there but don't think I'll go the whole Dagobah on him.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #63 on: 14 July, 2017, 10:06:12 pm »
Now about a sandy Tattoine look - one I felt always really suited the little fella?


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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #64 on: 16 July, 2017, 04:38:56 pm »
I do like the sandy Tatooine look...

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #65 on: 14 August, 2017, 10:31:34 am »
 Internal leg support
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Dome support
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Ankle things
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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #66 on: 17 November, 2017, 08:36:50 pm »
Crikey! I've really neglected this thread, haven't I? Sorry folks, I'll try to catch you up as quickly as possible but I think I'm some forty-odd photos behind... Anyways, continuing with the head-dome:

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #67 on: 17 November, 2017, 09:21:00 pm »
It looks fantastic, mate, always great to scroll through a couple of pages of your threads and watch the projects come together!!
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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #68 on: 18 November, 2017, 01:25:16 pm »
Cheers DrRocka. Nice to know it's appreciated.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #69 on: 21 November, 2017, 08:48:53 am »
Leg details:

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #70 on: 21 November, 2017, 08:56:01 am »
I'm miles behind on mine. Think I just finished issue 10.
Mind you I've only just finished issue 40 of the millennium falcon one. Have over 10 black bags of issues waiting for me.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #71 on: 21 November, 2017, 09:22:04 am »
I'm not enjoying this build anywhere near as much as the Falcon build. It's a very different thing and not quite what I was expecting - it doesn't help that there are about two dozen different types of screw and the instructions are never that clear about which to use.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #72 on: 22 November, 2017, 02:47:55 pm »
Leg interior framework and ankle:

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