My ANH Kenny Baker R2-D2 Build

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nkg

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My guess would be that someone made an HP out of aluminium, including the grasps because it was easier to machine them than to injection mold a separate plastic part, and then everyone just thought they were too dang pretty to die. Er, paint. I've got an alu HP on my Scrubber-Zilla and it definitely hurt a little to pour "grime" all over it.

Yeah, you're probably right. I mean, I get it - the machined nozzles do look super spiffy in shiny metal. And when the Astromech stuff got started, consumer resin 3D printers weren't available. It takes an extra-dedicated person like zorg to go all out!

Nowadays, however, we can print exact replicas of the Viscount reading lamps using the laser-scanned data from Robert Jackson, so if you do want screen accuracy it's pretty easy. :) I also 3D modelled a replica a while ago replicating the crack and split damage seen on many holos, for extra nerdiness!
 

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zorg

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here is the dome right now, blue panels are just sitting in the recesses not bonded on yet.
i redid the scratches on the psi surround from the previous pic. parts have not had any weathering done yet.
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i got all the feet and leg parts in etch primer ready for the white. still have to paint the blue on the octo ports and power couplers.
i feel like i'm taking 1 step forward 2 steps back due to the weather. getting micro blisters in some painted parts due to the moisture in the air,
i have to work outside and i'm just grabbing an hour or 2 between rain showers, pathetic situation but its all i have right now. if i had a heated indoor area he would be finished by now.

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