Trash Can - R2D2

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by joeranger, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

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    I know R2 is the grail among many SW collectors. Has anyone else done a fast and cheep R2? http://www.therpf.com/f9/r2d2-budget-new-photos-up-129597/

    The Ghostbusters forum did a "Trap in a day" thread that I leveraged for my SS gift.

    I have a R2 shaped trash can in my work room that is asking to be done
     
  2. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    here is my R2 trashcan that I made

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  3. Weaselhammer

    Weaselhammer Sr Member

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    Dang,..... Now I'm going to be scouring the trash can section of every store I go into looking for the right one, lol.
     
  4. 123qwe

    123qwe New Member

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    Cool,Always tought of doing this every time I empty the trash can
     
  5. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

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    Yep, that's the one i have. It is begging to be R2:) Nice job.
     
  6. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. All you will need are:

    1) Disposable Tupperware containers for the shoulders/feet $10
    2) Plastic Rain gutters for the legs $3
     
  7. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

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    I will post pics after a bit more progress but this is turning out better than I thought. I scrapped the garbage can idea. I would rather have an R2D2.

    Jedifyfe - I used masking tape on the top side of the lid and squirted hot glue in the seem to secure it. A little Spackle on the outside to smooth it out did an OK job. If I spent more time priming and sanding it would be perfect.
     
  8. joeranger

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    Well here is the basic shape. It seems like you could spend a lot of time and resources getting all the little details right with one of these;)

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  9. Lost21stJedi

    Lost21stJedi Well-Known Member

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    wow, never thought of doing this. looks like something I might have to do soon
     
  10. mandio222

    mandio222 Active Member

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    haha, great
     
  11. Luke Skywalker

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    You could probably get the plans for R2's skins and tape or outline on the trash can.

    "This R2 unit is in prime condition, a real bargain."

    It's pretty cool.
     
  12. joeranger

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    Well I am going to take the time to do this 3/4 * instead of only half.

    I found a salad bowl at walmart for $5. It is the same shape but has a flat bottom. I cut the Dome Panels with a 10in mason sawblade. Since they are cut from the same size/position they fit perfectly.
    I tried to use flat stickers but they didn't look right on a curved shape.

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  13. Mole

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