Star Wars BB-8 life size bb8 droid

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  1. Maulfett

    Maulfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    When I saw it live ( internet) at c7 on stage I fall in love. We almost complete the dome (11 inch) and the 20" sphere is on the way.
     

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  2. warrenhouck

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    Re: Star Wars ep7 BB-8 droid lifesize

    Bout time someone tackled this little guy! Looks great so far!
     
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  3. Darth Lars

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    Re: Star Wars ep7 BB-8 droid lifesize

    Nice! Is that a sculpt in clay or a hard sculpt that is just painted with dark primer? Are you planning to cast it in fibreglass (or CF or other fibre)?
     
  4. QCWolf

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    Re: Star Wars ep7 BB-8 droid lifesize

    Most impressive.
     
  5. Maulfett

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    Re: Star Wars ep7 BB-8 droid lifesize

    Thank you,, this my first BB 8 fiberglass dome, we can only make pull out cast of the dome if there are few members interest on it, not the 20" giant ball just the dome. if we decide to do it should be next month we still with Captain America Winter Soldier Age of ultron helmet orders.
     
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  6. Maulfett

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    More updates very soon
     
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  7. CT7567

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    This is looking very nice! I was thinking about making this guy too. What were you thinking about charging for a dome? I can't wait to see how you do the body. How are you planning to do that?
     
  8. Walter

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    Stunning work.
     
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  9. halliwax

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    Speechless...
     
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  10. mvanwalks421

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    You don't think BB8 rolls on Shabbos, does she?
     
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  11. Walter

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    I'm saying, I see what you're getting at, mvanwalks421... My point is, if it were shabbas, the sabbath, which BB-8 and I are only allowed to break if it's a matter of life or death...
     
  12. Blue Leader

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    Dang, that is looking awesome.
     
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  13. Maulfett

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    There are a lot of theory how bb8 works, i bought the 20 inch acrylic sphere still waiting, first make all the details then let see about electronic...........btw thanks for all the coments
     
  14. warrenhouck

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    I know its early stages but did you give any thought of making it kit and doing a run? You'd be swarmed with buyers I'm sure
     
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  15. horus

    horus Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Build, I am interest it you do a run, Subscribed.
     
  16. stevechewbacca

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    I really love the work you did on the dome. These details ! Wow !
     
  17. Maulfett

    Maulfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks more updates soon
     
  18. Maulfett

    Maulfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Acrylic sphere is 20" dome is 11" total in height of the droid is 26" (66.5 cm),
     

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  19. stevechewbacca

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    I love what I see ! :eek
     
  20. Maulfett

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    Thanks, i used a lot references photos i believe that is the closest size, if i use a 12inch dome the sphere have to be bigger like 22inch if you add the sizes the droid would be around 28 inches height and that size it is too high comparing side to side to r2d2
     
  21. ender9492

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    Looks great so far, Maulfett! I'm excited to see what/how you'll tackle the body panel work.
     
  22. kczimmy

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    From all the research I've done since this first appeared last November, yours looks dead-on accurate in size and the newly-revealed details. Outstanding work! I would love to have a chance at one of your next dome pulls.

    Kurt
     
  23. stevechewbacca

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    I think my V2 will use one of these too if there is a chance ^^
     
  24. Maulfett

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    Yes will be a pain in the butt

    Well we will make the run next month, just for the dome in kit form, cause right now there are people interesting. The only situation is once you pay you have to wait a month to get it.
     
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  25. Andrewhitc

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    Count me in for run, waiting not a problem)
     
  26. dejordzta

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    From looking at the apparent patents for the BB8 droid mechanics, it appears that the internal sphero based mechanics run against an acrylic or hard rubber type ball with a painted rubber casing.

    http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20140345957
     
  27. halliwax

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    the size looks perfect!


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  29. stevechewbacca

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    No prob, I can wait a bit ;)
     
  30. Maulfett

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    Thank you , we let you know
     
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  31. Saberbay

    Saberbay Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    that lil guy is bundles of fun
     
  32. Maulfett

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    Update very soon
     
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  33. Spoons

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    Looking forward to seeing this.
     
  34. stevechewbacca

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    What a teasing dude !
    We can't wait !!! :p
     
  35. stevechewbacca

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    The news ! Where are the news ?!! :p
     
  36. MrDynamite

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    it's soon
     
  37. papamurf812

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    Very soon.
     
  38. Formori

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    If you do a kit run, I'm in for a head!

    I think it would look absolutely awesome on top of the working body I'm trying to build now, can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  39. Maulfett

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    check the junkyard section to preorder the BB 8 dome
     
  40. Robodog

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    Please let me know if this is available.
     
  41. Cary

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    My First Post!

    I am building a BB-8 and would like to order the head. I do not see a junkyard section.

    Are they available?
     
  42. Maulfett

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    PM sent
     
  43. Maulfett

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    BB8 painted
     

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  44. Razzledaz

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    Where can I get the body sphere?
     
  45. chaosprince

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    do a run!
     
  46. ikevin1138

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    My static build using Maulfetts dome next to in process R2 build.

    lights and sound for now, used a 20inch poly lamp ball as the body, paint and vinyl for the finishing, fun project, thanks again!

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  47. Maulfett

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    Nice work
     
  48. darrenhopkins

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    Can I buy the dome, it looks amazing:)
     
  49. shatteredfx

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    Please pm me a price for the dome!
     
  50. OhYeahItsJosh

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    I'd be interested in a run if your'e doing this.
     

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