Thursday, February 19, 2009

Artoo Portrait - General Update

I found some old photo equipment that I had packed away so I decided to do Artoo's first portrait shot. I received my 1/4" styrene sheets that I'm going to make the legs from, which came in handy and a reflector for the photo.

Parts update - I now have all of my leds for my front logics. The leds from the rear logics are still stuck in transit from West Florida Components, but the staff is awesome at keeping me updated.

So... between the logics and leg construction, I have my work cut out for me for the next couple months.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More Dome Work - Almost There...

It's almost done!!!

I haven't had much time, but I've worked here and there over the past week or so and I am almost done with the dome. I ordered my leds for the front and rear logics. I expect the rear logic leds to arrive any day now. Front leds are coming from China and shipped last week, so it will be another week or two for those to arrive. My pic flashers arrived already and I have the bezels for both front and rear.

I picked up some Plumbers Goop this weekend to mount the HP's and they're holding solid. Thanks to Cole for the tip!!

I also finished off some unpainted areas and ran into issues with the chrome paint. Go figure. First layer went on pretty good. Second layer stripped the first layer, so I resorted to hand painting and it turned out pretty well. I'm not adding the ROTJ red led panel to the side of the dome at this time. That may be a future upgrade, but for right now, simple is fine.

My front HP is movable and the motion is smooth. I plan on lighting it and adding at least one servo for motion.

I've also started work again on mounting the skins. I don't want them to be permanent and I'm taking Calvin's recommendation for the variable depth push fasteners from Lowes.

Here's some updated pics.