Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas! And a Happy New year!


Wally decided to climb in our tree when we were putting it up last month.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Skin and frame work

Dad and me got some more work done on R3 today. :) This is starting to turn into a father and daughter project.

The picture above shows the drawing we're using to show us where the panels and everything goes. You can also see some of the guide lines dad drew on the skins.
I got quite few panels drawed and cut out of some .40 styrene today too including the arms.
Below shows how we figured out how to get the vent to fit in a Dave E. frame.

As you can see the standard Dave E. frame is not designed for the CW droid. Here we will have to modify the frame for the pocketvent.

2 pieces need to be removed from the frame for the pocket vent to fit.

We used a dremel to trim the frame verticals back 1-1/4 inch to make room for pocket vent. And trimmed the frame ring back 3/4 inch to make more room for the vent to fit properly.

Cut a new vertical piece and glue here for added support. This leaves room for pocket vent.

We should be finishing up the vent tommorrow.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Star Wars C5 is going to be in Orlando!

"Breaking news: Reliable sources have confirmed to that Star Wars Celebration 5 will be held in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2010."

And we're going!

EDIT: Forgot the link to the Star Wars C5 website.