R2D2 Build small scale

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Closet Astronaut, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. For all those follwing the R2 pep build thread.... imagine this in full size, better stock up on paper.

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  2. stormtrooper2011

    stormtrooper2011 New Member

    Oh My God this is just what is neede for my office :)
  3. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    If I may inject a little constructive criticism:

    The eye looks off somehow. I think it sticks out too far and the lens is too small (I'm a droid builder, and I've done quite a bit of research on ol' Artoo, so this stuff tends to stick out to my eye).
  4. rysjin

    rysjin New Member

    Nice build ( brr breet bbrrtt beep! ) I think. R2 would look awesome full sized. Man that would take alot of paper but I can still dream. Great job closet astronaut.
  5. Stormtrooper...I found this on paper-replika.com. It's a fairly simple build. All the pieces that make the dome are connected on the print out but to make it look good I cut all of them apart glued in strips of paper as backing so the seems would be smoother, and you can get a better curve shape on the dome.

    Millennium....Im not quite sure which eye you're talking about, if you mean the large eye with the blue frame around it you may be right its all one piece, I just built the kit as it came out of the printer, I didn't change any of the pieces.

    Thanks rysjin, I'm not much on building R2s but when I saw the graffics on this model I coundn't resist. The photo of this model on the kit looks like it was thrown together, I took that as a challenge. I'm mostly into rocket building, but I don't want to be restricted to any single catagory of models, that gets boring, but I do tend to stick to si-fi and space craft stuff.
  6. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    I was referring to the big blue box on the side of the dome, known as the "main radar eye" in the blueprints, but I had assumed you were the designer. :oops: My bad! It's a pretty clean build, and painting the dome silver was a nice touch. :thumb:
  7. juntopi

    juntopi Member

    That is a really nice build Closet Astronaut! Where is the "R2 pep build thread" for the full size model you mentioned? I'd like to see that build!
  8. rysjin

    rysjin New Member

    You know closet astronaut I used ta be into model rocketry th' kind that fly!!! One of my favorites was one shaped just like R2-D2!!! well anyways. Good job on th' build.
  9. rysjin

    rysjin New Member

    I used ta be in ta model rocketry th' kind ya fly!!! Estes makes em they even had one shaped like R2.
  10. juntopi.....it's on pg 2 of this forum, the last I read was a guy working on the design, putting out feelers to see if anyone would be interested in building one in 1 to 1 scale. The title of the thread is R2D2 pep build.

    Mellinneum...actually it's not paint, it's a metallic silver sharpy, I have found them to be a great tool in paper...by the way, I do like the name...mellinneumFALSEHOOD, I am curious to how you came up with it.

    rysjyn....I used to do some flying rocketry too, the largest I launched was a 1/56 scale atlas...it crashed and burned on it's maiden flight, it looked just like one of the atlas crashes from one of the old nasa film footages. This was 10 yrs ago,I still have the rocket it servived in one piece.
  11. rysjin

    rysjin New Member

    Oops!!! Sorry about th' double post.
  12. rysjin

    rysjin New Member

    Now that is cool closet astronaut!! Sorry. Ta get off topic I'd like ta check out some more of ya builds real clean work.
  13. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Well I used to be the world's greatest liar . . .

    Kidding!! :mrgreen:

    Actually the name is from when I first joined up with Starship Modeler. The Millennium Falsehood is a doppelganger Millennium Falcon that Rogue Squadron had built from an old junker YT-1300 in order to sneak the Solo family past the Imperial Star Destroyer Implacable. They had just finished putting the finishing touches on it when Han Solo dropped by to see how they were doing. As soon as he caught sight of it he started picking it apart: there was only one gun turret, the sensor rectenna was too small, the rust was too heavy in this spot and that one, etc. Wedge Antilles tried to explain to him that it only needed to *appear* to be the Millennium Falcon, but Solo still wasn't satisfied. He did think it would be a good way to placate the curator of the Galactic Museum of Military History who kept trying to get Solo to donate the Falcon. At least, that's the way I remember it from when I read X-wing: Solo Command. I need to re-read that book.

    Anyway, that's kind of the way I am when I see a model: I just start picking it apart in my head. Sometimes I just can't keep from letting a modeler know that I see a mistake or two, and I try to keep my comments as constructive as possible.
  14. I see.....I thought, judging by you're edit signature my be it had something to do with the religous philosophical overtones of the movie. May the force be with you....and all that.
  15. roger439

    roger439 Member

    hi all,
    Would anyone like to c a full sized r2d2 scratch built?It is made from plastic,wood,and resin.It is a model at least to me anyway. year and a half to make.But it has a secret....
  16. So where's the picks?
  17. fierfek

    fierfek New Member

    I started to build a 1:1 R2 pep from the model I'm working on. I'll be releasing the file soon if anyone is interested.

  18. roger439

    roger439 Member

    sry guys for the slow reply been busy today.Asro i will resize pics and post.If u like these i will send more LOL.

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  19. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow!! That's a really nice looking R2! If the Dome and Body are any indication of how the rest will look, you'll have really made one awesome R2!! :)
  20. roger439

    roger439 Member

    ok u asked for it here r the rest of the pics. The final shot will b here tomorrow.

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