I have been working on construction on the foot shells. The front (center) shell is done and waiting installation, which I will need to modify the center leg to do so. I'm still trying to figure out the best course for that... The outer shells are almost complete. These pics are a couple weeks old and I have made some more progress on them since.
I have my second pic flasher board completed and ready to test. While I was doing that, I also started working on the wiring for the 108 LEDs that will be installed. I have 42 wired and installed at the moment.
Of course, while I'm working, I gotta have some inspiration....
Back in November, I ordered skins from Chani to replace the ones that I made a couple years back. I had never worked with styrene before that time and it really showed in the over cuts and scratches. When I taped the skins together (3M VHB tape), I never got them seated properly and had some buckles. I actually broke an area when I tried to correct it, so I left them and had since intended on replacing them.
These are the new front skins. I glued this set together rather than use the 3M tape again. I was able to seat them where I wanted and make minor adjustments before the glue cured. These are also pre-sanded and have a better feel to them. I painted them with Rustoleum Satin White to match the color and texture of the legs. I never bothered painting my older skin set as I had decided on replacing them almost immediately after I installed them.
Don't get too used to this new clean paint job.... It's not gonna last long, if you know what I mean... ;-D
I added some resin pieces that I have had sitting around....again, I wasn't going to waste time installing them on the old skin set, so I was pretty excited to get the opportunity to install these parts. Just a couple more details closer to completion.
Hope to have more to show in the near future.