Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, August 17, 2014
So what's new?! It's been awhile since I have posted, and I apologize for that! There actually has been quite a lot going on in the background, and i've kept you all in the dark! For starters, this blog reached over 10 THOUSAND views! That's quite a lot and I appreciate each and every one of them!! Now, whats new????? Well, for starters. I did NOT like how the skin snaps worked. Removing the skins time and time again became frustrating and eventually started causing panels to fall off. So I found a new set of skins, and purchased a set of skin blocks from Com-8 (www.commando8.com). These skin blocks will allow the skins to be permanent, or at least very difficult to remove. So, if the skins can't come off, how do I access the inside? Well simply put, you make some modifications to the frame. I added a 3/4 rear door. This was quite a obstacle because the JAG frame isn't designed for a rear door. So I had to drill for door 'frame'.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This past weekend was Planet Comicon!! One of the premier conventions in the midwest. This was a very special occasion for me as it marked the FIRST time R2 has ever driven on his own!! I'm going to show some pictures and pretty much leave it at that! Here was the setup of our booth on Friday.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Wow - what a day. For starters, R2 needed a new droid sled. I was taking some trash out one day and saw this pallet at the dumpster. Looking at it, it was in great shape, and the perfect size for R2. The pallet was built out of 1x4's so it was very light.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
My legs arrived awhile back - shortly after Christmas. Since then, i've moved and been planning my wedding. Kristen's R2 has also taken a backseat due to the wedding (May 30th!). Anyway, with a comic convention coming up, I decided it was time to get cracking and get him standing by then. I commissioned a set of aluminum feet drives from a well known R2 builder, so hopefully they arrive rather soon. So let's start with Kristen and I's droid in their current state - here's a great picture showing them together!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have had my steel feet for awhile, but have never got around to painting them. Now that I have an ETA for my aluminum legs, I figure I need to get busy on getting the final touches done to attach everything properly once they arrive. For some reason, the feet were a pain in the ass for me to paint. I had to re-sand and re-paint 3 times to get these things nearly perfect. There isn't much else to say about them, but now that they are done. I need to get to painting the aluminum ankles and order the hardware to attach the ankles to the feet. I also got the horseshoes painted, but at the moment have no photos of them. I will soon......promise!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Been awhile since I have posted, I believe sometime in April!! A lot has changed in that time! I got engaged in May, and have started taking flying lessons!! A lot of R2 events have happened since April as well, we did Maker's Faire and Planet Comicon. However, I want to show some pictures of what we have now. Here is the outer feet, center foot, and outer ankles. I also have the center ankle but its not pictured.