Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by starbuck, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Hi together.

    Started R2-D2 lifesize build which is build out of 77 A4 pages. Started with the first 10 pages. Although the parts of the second ring seem to be all the same there are differences - check before assembling to be in line with ring 3.
    First post for the first 10 pages - please see photos.
    Diameter of body about 40 cm.
    - It will take some time to finalize it - I assume. DSC_6032.jpg DSC_6033.jpg DSC_6034.jpg DSC_6035.jpg DSC_6037.jpg DSC_6038.jpg
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    It looks like you are off to a REALLY GOOD START!
    I will be following this thread.
    I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out!!!
  3. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    As it is made of paper and rather big - I had the wish to stabilize the head. It is not really necessary, but........
    DSC_6032.jpg DSC_6033.jpg
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  4. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    Very cool, I scored one of the Pepsi promotional R2D2 'coolers' that were in all the convenience stores back then. Like all of such that survived the 'dome' was crap so your project might be inspiration on an easy fix.
  5. Octoman

    Octoman Member

    I might have to give this a try! I've also got one of those Pepsi coolers. There was a crack in the dome that I mended with clear packing tape and it looks pretty good. The cooler is way out of scale with the real robot, though... I've always wanted to do a full size mock up and this effort looks REALLY good so far. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Keep up the good work!


  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Hi to all,
    back again, but, I will stop this project (forever or for the moment - I don´t know). Why? Huuh, not an easy question. I don´t know exactly. Too much paper, too much space when finished.......If I will finalize I will start a new threat. Sorry for the moment. :(

    For those who are interested in: google for r2d2 full size noturno.

    Best regards
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  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I'm sorry to hear this, but I appreciate it very much that you tell us that this thread is not continued for the time being. I know of a few threads which have been started but abandoned before the build was complete. It is a pity when that happens but I do understand that there are a lot of reasons leading to the decision to do so (bad health conditions, fading interest in the hobby, the well-known bumps in the road of life).

    I hope that you will find some time and space some day to continue this thread. Please take your time. But if you do so, you don't need to start a new thread. Just continue this one, so we'll have everything in one place. I too have some older threads which I return to as soon as I am in the mood for it and as soon as time allows. The next one I will revive is the Viper Mk I. thread. (I hope to see you there! ;) )

    Looking forward to your next builds! :)


  8. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    I will do as you suggested - I will continue the thread if and when I will return to the project.


    be sure to see me at Viper Mk I thread.

    Best regards
  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I think this model needs work. Some of the dome features should have been done with conical rather than petal shapes. Also, not radius should have "sides" to it. It is a weakness in the design problem that uses polygons to form the radii. Not the builders fault, but the designers. I had a feeling you would not see it through. A lot of ink and paper for a model your not sure about. Ann understandable decision on your part. :)

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