All right, the puzzles start to fall into correct places now. Still got hours of work to do on the droid, but looks like I’m on the right track. The weather here has also been on my side lately, usually it would’ve started to snow, but so far it’s been nothing..still a bit chilly, but overall good conditions for priming outside.
I’ve installed the screen accurate hole-rivets for the styrene shoe shells, so the shoes are good to go, still need golden shoe laces though, but that shouldn’t be too hard to fix. A hatch is currently being glued and later fiberglassed over, these are to keep the two lower legs together, so far it looks very promising, and very screen accurate. WK over at C3PO-builder’s forum did a very clever mod on his helmet to secure the front halve to the back, I am working on the same solution now. Here are his pictures:
The head antenna is then screwed into the back halve, while the small metal pin on the front keeps the front in-place with the help of the antenna. If I recall correctly, they did the same thing for A New Hope as well?..
Below shows the shoe shells with installed hole-rivets (thanks to LE for lending me his rivet toolset):
- Head antenna-mod as inspired by WK.
- Priming head
- Cutting open the hand plates
- Cutting the fiberglass fingers
- Priming the shorts (inside and outside)
- Install the ear ring backs (don’t know how to do this yet..)
- Drill holes and attach detail-greeblies on arms and legs
- Cut out the rubber belly section, glue suede on the inside for better comfort
- Install wirings on the rubber belly section, on the arms and behind the knee
- Install the circular greeblies on the upper legs
- Make a new neck seal
- Wet sand all parts with fine-grit sand paper before vacuum metallizing
- Install eye lights
- Drill in the holes and attach shoulder bell to shoulder ring
- Buy new screws for the torso
- Finish painting the restraining bolt
- Pack stuff for transport
- Finish project thesis and exams! (DOH!)