Star Wars BB-8 building thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by starbuck, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    After having seen the movie I immediately wanted to have a new X-wing and the BB-8 droid.
    Unfortunatelly a new X-wing is not available in paper form :sadno:, but a BB-8 is available.:Bravo:

    (But if you want to see the new x-wing - check this:

    You can find the template in the resource section - many thanks to Revell-Fan for the upload and to the developer of the first version of it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    First pictures show the templates and the needed accesoirs, where the toothstick and the clip will be used for the antennas.

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  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    What I missed for both versions (I forgot to mention, that I have already built the first version of it) is a stand. Without a stand it is rather difficult to place it on the shelf without using corners of walls to stabalize it.
    So I printed the second sheet a second time to create the stand. Furthermore I painted the antennas a first time.

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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    BB-8 rolls, erh ... ROCKS! :)

    It is indeed better to use a rod for the antennas because of their thickness (better: thin-ness ;) ). Nice idea with the stand.

    My BB-8 is sitting on my desk watching me and this thread. So far it hasn't rolled away (yet), but yes, it is pretty fast once it has begun to move. ;) There is one thing which could improve the look of the finished model... Increase the thickness of the ring around the projector eye by tracing it with a fine liner. :)
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  4. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    First page cut and assambled.
    As seen on pic 3 - the stand - I folded the surface down - which gives a stabe basis for my droid.

    p.s. there is another model of this drois on paper-replika - which used a differnent way to build the rounds - just for info if someone wants to check.

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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Combining the two halves of the body and attaching the two caps to close the holes are the trickiest parts of the build. :)
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  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    I already found out when building the first version of the droid. But til now it is rather easy doing.
    So now parts of the second page and the assambling of the single parts. Today in the evening I will try to finalize it.
    By comparing the parts of both versions - I can state already now, that the revision means definitively an improvement .

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  7. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Final parts put together. As RF already mentioned the assembling of the two halfs and the end cups was the most
    tricky part of the game. But at the end it worked.




    Oh yes both versions in comparison and the difference is obvious.

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  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Well, yeeees, there IS a difference..! :)

    Fantastic job, starbuck! :Bravo::Drinks::Congrats:
  9. blake7

    blake7 Member

    I agree they both look great! But Revell Fan's version looks better because it is more rounded. Great work on both models starbuck!
  10. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Dude, they both look fantastic!!!
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Great pair you got thar!! ;)
  12. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Thx to all - it was fun making them. One already left home. Present for a 13 year old boy - nephew of my colleague.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    They both look good!

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