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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Let there be Lights!!

Starting to get the lights together (from a kit on Astomech.net).


And since the Facebook photo links keep breaking, I made a slideshow of the photos on my phone.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Printing the Back Panel, then on to the Greebles I haven't printed yet.
Painting the body, followed by more sanding and painting of said body, repeat.


If I can have him Rolling, Beeping and Blinking by the end of the year I'd be happy enough... anything else is a bonus.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

I haven't needed to reprint any full parts,... yet. A LOT of sanding, bondo, sanding, sanding, priming, sanding painting, sanding, wet sanding, painting,..repeat.

I have had to restart a few parts because of poor print plat adhesion (try saying that 5 times fast wink ) and twice because of a power outage (the printer is supposed to restart where it left off, but it didn't. might be a setting or firmware issue I need to fix.)

The Dome spins on a 450mm Lazy Susan. There will be a motor (with a gear) mounted inside the body to spin the Susan.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/117606649_10158559761849738_1797626545934939322_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=9fS4l3UqHp0AX8wg0QW&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=df4a7f4c2f234f64d0541662db702646&oe=5F7822B7

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/117638565_10158559761869738_257141213859630675_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=1tyzikMaYzIAX-HnPkE&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=4f9d02ab103d55e6c5704807723a584a&oe=5F79ADF1

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

For when pictures ain't enough.

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

It's been about a month and a half, and R2 is coming along nicely. Finished printing the Dome in about 2 weeks, another 2 weeks of Sanding and painting. Main Body Rings 1 & 2 are done, Third Ring is printing now and should be done in about a week.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118355813_10158593107774738_476551228662085742_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=7-6zax4umcUAX-KVsaz&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=9326d9f7d56caf15bc399a33b442d711&oe=5F76261A

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118580989_10158609618954738_2887095147439175251_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=RebkmpljeeYAX87E_1w&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=840c926a5399529607035ad2bcce7238&oe=5F729F1D

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(11 replies, posted in Creations)

Got a new 3D Printer.
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/109226832_10158481204339738_2110946945598420442_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=vYeGmt8HKB8AX_w2gQT&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=e91e505b00c7081414efa495ef45d2f0&oe=5F730286

Time to start a project I've been wanting to do for 25-20 years.... a Full Sized R2-D2.
I finished Radar Eye Surround the other day. But I printed it in the wrong orientation so I have a lot of finishing work to do on it.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116911140_10158547849854738_1968114354381280885_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=m5JvfhNwfYUAX_Rt3K3&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=cd87becf69bea9b603f10954f26299df&oe=5F742D38

... and my first holoprojector finished while I was typing...

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/117310487_10158547850244738_1338005411217842768_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=r9Q0NLdqpfwAX8HDBgP&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=84aa8afe4a3de7c4086c732de8588463&oe=5F72801F

Yeah,..... I got an Ender 3 Pro.... R2 Post will start on the Creations Board.

I saw a YouTube video last month of someone 3D printing a full sized R2-D2 (something I’ve wanted 15-20 years). My dad caught me rewatching the video last week and now he’s excited about the potential project.
So, now I’ve started researching 3D printers and things about more projects (Indiana Jones Hovitos Idol and Maltese Falcon).

Does anyone here have a 3D printer, thoughts or ideas?

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(325 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I watched a Sherman Brothers documentary today, and then went alittle crazy listening to their songbook on Spotify. #ASpoonFullOfSugarHelpsTheQuarantineGoBy

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(31 replies, posted in Coronaviral Activities)

Well played... bravo!

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(347 replies, posted in Off Topic)

FYI, HBO released From the Earth to the Moon in HD last summer.

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(4 replies, posted in Creations)

Over the Holidays, my nephew was talking about Star Wars droids when I saw a cone and empty cookie tin... and thought "We could make a D-O (the small wheel droid from Ep 9) out of those."

So together we quickly mocked up one, which I painted a few days later.

http://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81154714_10157829340379738_2454199138191933440_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQlbpdQNT3tg0H5QxWTKi3AX8ax4IYXf_WHbFGMBEnTA_JTklk46OMx70gD-Lf78Jc9kpRavm0XRlwE4r_OVKs-C&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=c2e85cca715c9e9c44c85cf0199ce89b&oe=5EBAB3BB

http://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81264503_10157843220094738_606014881828700160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_oc=AQkVhpYoibuCJ58zSBjrOPx-hBJurB8QoxUfjt5bhVEcix445YVnqb0fL-zcXmAfavN_zIajiTTZcI_sAnXOdoAg&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=8aa19c469b9e3ca0dd3a01585b568800&oe=5EF55640

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(59 replies, posted in Off Topic)

The family got 2 black kittens, my brother got the alpha and I got the "Runt".... and for 17 years  (over half my life), Allie Cat was the best companion cat anyone can ask for.

Saniss, She would always supervise my Lego projects (which made the new ISS hard to build sad ).  smile

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Life is contented. My Jayne Hat is on top of my dvd shelf. Last year I found out I'm going to be an uncle... again (next month).
... and last month my 17 year old cat died. sad
http://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83784814_10157953934979738_8048041123769221120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_oc=AQkrB2OYlmbutTDsJtm-D7iB_-b-RvzYl4rguojuhGKnzYG_jPKjGZXhNgWARY9ToILCf8t_hRvehKTfxWzo79ra&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=ec2a11c12f22a007767ee679de48f469&oe=5EFED7F2

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https://media.giphy.com/media/xT9IgG50Fb7Mi0prBC/giphy.gif

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*blink* neutral

HOW HAVE I MISSED THIS?!?!?!

(Thanks for the FB link, Ryan... wink )

I got called by a political pollster last night... that was fun.
Favorite question-
Pollster: Republican or Democrat?
Me: *deep inhale* unaffiliated independent moderate liberal that’s frustrated with both parties and the party system
*pause*
Pollster: ... alright...

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My Saturn V Lego came today.  Here's the Facebook album...

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I have mine on order!!!  big_smile

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I'll just leave this here.
https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-NASA-A … rn-V-21309

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(248 replies, posted in Off Topic)

I leave for a couple of months and Mike comes back!?!

Welcome back!!!

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(642 replies, posted in Creations)

Darth Praxus wrote:

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc517/darthpraxus/sadmaxcriterion_zpsfu1wg0el.png

I want to hear the "Demo Tracks from the lost musical Pop Gothic!" ... I also still want to hear the musical Mister Perfect. big_smile

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I would, but all i'd do is...

https://media.giphy.com/media/k0A6GTycIIaJi/giphy.gif

... so it'll be a really short discussion. hmm