My Other Star Wars Obsession

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by womo68, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After 3-1/2 years of collecting parts....I finally finished my R2 enough to take him out.

    All the panels on the dome open...I just ran out of channels. Also the scanner rotates and there's a scope on my work bench to be added later along with a cpu arm and gripper....maybe a mini-saw too :D

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    Excuse the video, taken from my camera...but you get the idea. :D


    Thanks,

    womo


    p.s. and yes...the wife is making me clean the garage now. hehe.
     
  2. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    Excellent job. Now, skin and dome that poor lil bastige...back to work.*whhhksssh*
     
  3. Boba Frett

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    Nice work, it's gonna look great when finished :thumbsup
     
  4. SithLord

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    wow....amazing how manuverable that R2 is....looks like you have the hard part behind you....now for a screen-accurate skin (ANH?, ESB?, ROTJ?, prequel R2?)....
     
  5. frightzone_4_you

    frightzone_4_you Well-Known Member

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    Looks Great :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  6. Darth Brass

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    Beautiful. A little naked, but AMAZING.
     
  7. Darth Cross

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    Great job so far. Can't wait to see your little glob of grease finished. :)

    Richard
     
  8. jedichef

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    nice work, can't wait to see it skinned and domed.
     
  9. SaberFreak

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    WOW. I was going "stop. he's gonna hit the bench." :lol

    That's the most manuverable R2 I've seen...you make it look like it has built in sensors to prevent it from knocking into things...or does it? :eek
     
  10. hyperdyne

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    Great job Wayne. It looks great so far - lots of blood, sweat, and tears in that little guy.

    Hey now we can race.... :) Well, I need to get started on my 2nd R2 just to keep up with all the progress going on. :)
     
  11. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(hyperdyne @ Jul 9 2006, 12:39 PM) [snapback]1277279[/snapback]</div>

    Ohhh...a race....well I don't know if I can compete with the likes of a suped-up hyperdyne model....remember I was there and watched you beat EVERYBODY.

    But I may give in...if the cash is right :p

    Thanks for the compliments guys...it's been a long time coming.


    womo
     
  12. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  13. Darth Kahnt

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    Excellent work Wayne. Nice to see another R2 come along.... it's a project I myself hope to complete at some point in my life.
     
  14. Light_Tech

    Light_Tech Active Member

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    That was awsome, the pie pannel pieces opening and closing by remote is awsome :D

    Great job, someday mine will get there

    Chris
     
  15. bleyd

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    Man, that is one shiny dome. I need to put mine together. Have a bunch of parts but ran out of funds real quick. I had the aluminum fever but that gets to be uber expensive. Wish I had the RC knowhow that you do.
    Keep up with the progress shots.
     
  16. arek

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    Wow, that is manuverable. Any chance you'll be able to fit his dome with a radar or pop up lightsaber :)
     
  17. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(arek @ Jul 22 2006, 06:50 AM) [snapback]1285629[/snapback]</div>

    should get to those today :D

    Thanks for the kind words.

    womo
     
  18. Duck9000

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    Awesome. :eek
     
  19. hyperdyne

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    Dang, those panels are awesome Wayne.. Did you use a switch 16 or something, looks like you need lots of channels.

    Yeah, I expect to see a pop up saber, a periscope, and a radar on that dome.. Of course then I will be forced to bow in your presence. :)
     
  20. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(hyperdyne @ Jul 22 2006, 12:11 PM) [snapback]1285706[/snapback]</div>
    Well....I plan on having the scope and the scanner...never really thought about the saber. :D

    I use a switch 32 from Vantec to go along with my 9CSuper. There will be no need to bow...I've seen your droid and it puts mine to shame :thumbsup


    Thanks for the kind words.

    wayne
     
  21. Mikie-Wan

    Mikie-Wan Active Member

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    Wayne that is SO cool.

    do you mind if I ask, what kinda motors did you use for the feet?

    I'm working on the electronics myself right now
    -Mikie
     
  22. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Mikie-Wan @ Jul 23 2006, 08:50 PM) [snapback]1286359[/snapback]</div>

    Hey Mikie,

    I'm using NPC 2212's.

    It will drag you across the floor..


    here's a little more progress...

    click on the dome for servo madness....:D

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    womo
     
  23. Drago Lordist

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    "what? what do you mean I'm naked? my parts are showing? oh dear..."

    sorry just had to add the quote lol. wow I had no idea people put them together so mechanicly (ie motorized parts) very intricate.... that rocks lol. have you been working any with http://www.astromech.net/ ? if nothing else they may be able to tell you about events so you can show off your amazing little machine...
     
  24. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Drago Lordist @ Aug 15 2006, 01:06 PM) [snapback]1300987[/snapback]</div>

    Hi Drago,

    I actually know the guy who runs that site. He's a buddy of mine.

    Thanks for the kind words though.


    womo
     
  25. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    [​IMG]

    Sweet... This is exactly why I won't try to build an R2. :lol I'm not going to attempt it unless it would do all that stuff and have, at the least, a pop up radar dish and pop out arm.
     
  26. Trooper TK409

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    OK, that moving holoprojector is just spooky cool. Nice work on everything womo.
     
  27. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Trooper TK409 @ Aug 15 2006, 11:28 PM) [snapback]1301323[/snapback]</div>

    thanks for the compliments guys...you think that was spooky...wait till you see what comes out of those panels :lol


    womo
     
  28. Darth Kahnt

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    'tis a beauty thus far. Keep up the great work, I'm really enjoying watching your progress here.
     
  29. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    update on the first post...



    womo
     
  30. Rick Hanson

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    What, no functional rocket boosters? Slacker.. :rolleyes


    Kidding, of course...that is an *amazing* R2 unit. I don't think I've ever seen one with so many operational widgets on it. I hope mine has even half that stuff when I get around to building it. :)
     
  31. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Beautiful job, its nice to see this project reach this point for you. :D
     
  32. midnightfett

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    Sweet Fancy Moses that is amazing.
     
  33. GundamZeppelin

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  34. stonky

    stonky Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that's all I can say - words fail me. :eek
     
  35. DARKSIDE72

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    :eek wow. Amazing work....
     
  36. dualedge

    dualedge Sr Member

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    Okay, that's one of the most badass R2's I've seen so far. I'm green with envy.
     

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