My backyard has a little thing by my garden that timewarner cable uses to cover the cable hookups... its shaped just like R2D2 (see pic)
So I thought I'd turn it into a little R2 unit! Instead of painting all the details I thought I'd take the easy way out and print out the body with all the details on it like this (taken off paper-replika pdf)
For the dome I was planning on painting it with rustoleum chrome? any suggestions for what to use for that is appreciated.
The legs I was going to make out of pepakura using the JoePep file. I will have to glue/epoxy them on after attaching the paper that the body is printed on.
Will fiberglass resin be enough to keep the paper waterproof? Will it fade in the sun regardless? I live in Nebraska so there is usually lots of snow in the winter and lots of sun and heat in the summer... any suggestions on what to use to waterproof it?