Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2017

Heavy Duty Steel Feet

that´s how i call them!
why???
because of their thickness. it is almost impossible to destroy them (okay, use a tank and ride over it and they will be flat.). no additional holes to get the feet lighter in weight make them solid as a rock!!

here are some steps of the working process on them:

parts for the first leg; the two sheets behind the under shoulder details are not on the pic:


first preparations; magnets are holding the sheets in place:


rounding the shoulder sheet is tricky when done by hand:


here you can see the first weldings on the leg:

Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017

Steel...

...my preferred work media.
I love to work with it.
Here you can see a freshly finished set of steel battery boxes:


Dienstag, 6. Juni 2017

Home sweet home

after having made some thoughts about giving my droid to a good friend, i was thinking about the right price for it.
all the bought resin pieces, the homemade dome, which took several hours to make, the woodden frame, the skins, the homemade steel foot frames and the powder coating of them and the dome plus the many many hours of working on all parts...
i thought to have offered a very low price, but my buddy didn´t expect it would be that much.
so r2-t4 will stay in the family. only for display in my bureau or for some trooping events.

this means; i will concentrate myself into the building of my second astromech unit. and i gues it won´t be a r2-de version, no, it will be an imperial droid. so black is the colour of the day!!!