Saturday, April 17, 2010

Center Leg Construction Complete

I finished the construtction of the center leg.  The leg is painted and ready for the foot to be attached the that part is complete.  Still have to cut and sand some ankle locks and make two cylinders, but this is one step closer to my goal of having Artoo on his feet this spring. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Center Leg Update/Coin slot repaint

I noticed a while back that my coin slot piece was colored wrong.  I had painted it aluminum and painted the front face of the slots blue.  So, this past weekend while the weather was unusually nice (85 degrees in April.  usually it's 50's...), I decided to repaint the piece blue and paint the front face of the slots aluminum.  The piece is now done and is the correct coloring.

I also finished the construction on the center leg.  I laminated the parts together with glue and then drilled 8 screws into it to hold it tighter.  I skinned it using styrene to keep the feel consistant with the rest of the droid.  I have to sand the glazing putty to smooth out the edges and then on to some detail pieces to complete it.  Before I get to the details though, I'll need to drill the bolt hole and test fit the leg to the foot bracket.

Just one step closer to getting the droid on his feet!!