Thursday, April 17, 2008

Miniscule amount of work done ...

Today I wanted to take care of something that only a fellow R2 builder would even notice. I have a set of Gary Weaver's aluminum legs from the last run (I believe). And no, I'm NOT complaining ... I like these legs. The only thing I wanted to fix was the rounded edges (which indicates that the shop didn't grind much off, thus they will be stronger than the ones that were ground down a lot). I was going to use JB Weld, but that stuff would be a PAIN to sand down, unless you caught it at the right time (not soft, but not quite hardened). And since I never know how long I'll have until I'm caled to do something else, I decided to go with Bondo. As you can see, the results are pretty good. I figure if it chips after I'm done building, I'll hit the rough edges with some silver paint and call it weathering. ;)

5 comments:

Chris said...

any pics?

i'd be interested in seeing how they came out.

cheers
chris

ShackMan said...

Scroll down for pics. Not sure how to attach them directly to each post (currently have to clear old pics as I go ... total Blog newbie).

Forceofvader said...

About Flipping Time You Started On That Droid!!!! How's it going bud....Long time no chat!

Mike

DJ said...

Hey,
I am thinking about building an R2 unit and would like your thoughts. I live in Cedar Hill - 20 miles away. I am an avid collector - www.lifesizestarwars.com - and would like to add a real R2-D2 to the collection. Please get back to me if you can. darjon.bittner@gmail.com - thanks!

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