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    Jan 17, 2018, 12:23 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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    Jan 18, 2018, 12:41 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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    Jan 18, 2018, 1:16 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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    Jan 20, 2018, 12:04 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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    Feb 1, 2018, 12:39 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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    Feb 3, 2018, 3:52 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #6

    This looks so awesome!
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    Feb 4, 2018, 8:25 AM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #7

    SO cool. Fantastic work. It's going to look stunning when finished.
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    Feb 7, 2018, 4:48 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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    Feb 8, 2018, 2:11 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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    Feb 14, 2018, 12:30 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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    Mar 6, 2018, 1:42 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #11

    So, as promised, a little video of him

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3j0qxEww54
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    Mar 6, 2018, 11:54 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #12

    Very nice, what colour of paint you using? Looks pretty close.
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    Mar 7, 2018, 12:36 AM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #13

    Amazing work! Really impressive.

    Do you mind telling me how you like that Form 2? I'm trying to convince my boss to get us one.
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    Mar 7, 2018, 2:59 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #14

    zorg said: View Post
    Very nice, what colour of paint you using? Looks pretty close.
    It's Ford Tonic Blue...seems to be a fave amongst prop builders. I think it must be what they used for FX-7 and is also seen in OS Star Trek and even K-9 I reckon
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    Mar 7, 2018, 3:07 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #15

    TerranCmdr said: View Post
    Amazing work! Really impressive.

    Do you mind telling me how you like that Form 2? I'm trying to convince my boss to get us one.

    They're great printers for getting small greeblies/details and stuff that a regular 3d printer can't handle but they do mess up quite often and everything costs a fortune. The resin is 160/$200 per litre and lasts no time at all and the tanks need to be changed every 2 litres of resin use. As far as I know, there is nothing else out there to touch the Form 2 for user friendliness but there are other SLA printers for a lot less
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    Mar 8, 2018, 2:50 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #16

    Ahh ok thanks, do we know where 2-1b was built? U.K. or u.s.

    Maybe if it was the uk that was the go to colour for sci fi prop shops

    GEEK1138 said: View Post
    It's Ford Tonic Blue...seems to be a fave amongst prop builders. I think it must be what they used for FX-7 and is also seen in OS Star Trek and even K-9 I reckon
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    Mar 8, 2018, 8:51 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #17

    Hmmm...not sure where he was built but I'm guessing UK.. There are pix that seem to be from Elstree or wherever it was that the large props were fabricated from the US macquettes

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    Don't know the names of these guys but they look British somehow
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    Mar 9, 2018, 2:17 PM - Re: 2-1b MEDICAL DROID #18

    There are several uk give always in those photos... the telephone, the band saw, the tub of swarfega.... definitely all from the uk.

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