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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 17, 2018, 1:23 PM - 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #1

    Alrighty then...so staying in the Sick Bay, it's high time I tackled that other medical droid...2-1b

    Not sure I've seen any full completed builds of this guy. Lots of heads, of course, thanks to the masterful Zorg, but no actually finished droids, which is a surprise, if true

    Sadly Zorg has no more heads so I've had to model the head myself and 3d print it. I've got a bit of a texture going on with a resin mix but I'll still be doing all the pin holes. Got the correct Shure mic installed and have started modelling the chest. The big hurdle on this build has to be the transparent torso and neck parts, I reckon. I'm gonna do the bandage thing with neoprene strips and then vac-form them both




    Just as an aside...I really like old pics of OT droids that look like they have fallen on hard times...usually left in a corridor or storeroom, unloved and dishevelled.

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    If anyone has any more like this, I'd love to see 'em. Maybe start a kind of 'Rogues Gallery'
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 1:41 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #2

    Also got most of the arms done...just the tubes and small greeblies to add

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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 2:16 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #3

    Unreal! Great work...can't wait to see the finished project! seeing your work is extremely humbling.

    are those arms 3d printed?
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 20, 2018, 1:04 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #4

    baptizer said: View Post
    Unreal! Great work...can't wait to see the finished project! seeing your work is extremely humbling.

    are those arms 3d printed?

    Thanks dude. Kind of, they're resin printed on a Formlabs 2 SLA printer
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    2 Weeks Ago  Feb 1, 2018, 1:39 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #5

    Wassup dudes...so more progress to report. There really is no such thing as an easy SW build...even the relatively straight forward looking ones are fraught with all sorts of challenges. This droid is no exception. So far the pants have proved the biggest headache, and I've still got the vac-forming to do and all the electronics'

    Anywho...





    The more eagle eyed among you will notice I've gone for the ESB legs and not the rebuild exhibition version.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Feb 3, 2018, 4:52 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #6

    This looks so awesome!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Feb 4, 2018, 9:25 AM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #7

    SO cool. Fantastic work. It's going to look stunning when finished.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Feb 7, 2018, 5:48 AM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #8

    Wow! you have done an incredible job of recreating the medical droid. It's great to see him in the configuration he was in during the shoot.
    He never had feet made for him until much latter.


    I had planned to do a recreation of 2-1B, but alas, I never got around to it.


    I have included a few photos of droids in the archive building for your "rogues gallery"


    Did you know they lost his legs during the shoot for "Return of the Jedi" and only made him stand up again for the exhibitions.
    When I was at Lucas Film in the early 90s a lot of the droid were incomplete as you can see from some of my photos.

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    1 Week Ago  Feb 8, 2018, 3:11 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #9

    Crikey Gary, thanks for the comments. He's certainly not the easiest droid to build. And those pix you posted are awesome...never seen any of them before. If you have any more of EV-9D9, I'd love to see 'em...I'm tackling her next
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    6 Days Ago  Feb 14, 2018, 1:30 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #10

    Sooooo, just about done with this droid. Not without really awkward/fiddly moments but turned out pretty nice I think




    I particularly like the dark shots...shows off his eyes

    I will be trying a bit of animatronics on him and shoot a video soon
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