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Building a Droid

Discussion in 'Scrapbooking and craft' started by danlb_2000, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Premium Member

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    I just noticed that this forum existed so I though it would be a good place to post about this project. I decided about a year ago that undertake building my own droid. I decided to try to build a full size R5-D4 (the droid that Luke's Uncle originally buys before it malfunctions). My main reason for doing R5 instead of R2-D2 is that I wanted to do as much from scratch as possible and R2's head just posed to many challenges. Besides the heads and the paint job the two are actually identical so I could eventually convert R5 into an R2. I am also maintaining a blog (http://dansastromechbuild.blogspot.com/) showing the build process, although the blog is pretty far behind.

    Here is how he looks after about year of off and on work.
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  2. jrogue

    jrogue Well-Known Member

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    That looks amazing!!! :D Very excited to see how he turns out!
     
  3. unkadug

    unkadug Follower of "Saget"The Cult

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    Very cool. Will he have any mechanical functions or is this going to be a model?
     
  4. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I have motors to put in the feet so I will see how that works out.
     
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  5. MOXOMUMD

    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member

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    What a fantastic project! :)
     

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