Thursday, December 23, 2004

Upcoming parts deliveries and leg work...

I'm expecting delivery of outer feet (steel), battery boxes, shoulders and shims (aluminum) in the next week or two. At that point, I should be able to completely assemble and paint both outer legs and start work on the main drive system. I'm hoping to get in on the upcoming aluminum booster cover run, as well as any aluminum leg/foot detail runs. Hopefully Pat C.'s aluminum shoulder hubs are coming along soon as well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Aluminum addiction

More yummy delicious aluminum parts arriving daily.

JAG center ankle

Foot strips set from Frank

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Painting the dome ring.

Using the Krider Blue method on the dome ring.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Painting skins (continued)

Still a few more coats of white paint on the skins. Next comes the clear coat.

Friday, December 03, 2004

O Hologram, Where Art Thou?

From Slate Online - Why holograms look so cool in the movies—and so lame in real life. By Paul Boutin.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

More parts puchased from fellow builders

Excellent quality resin octagon ports and cylinder wedges from darkjedi Keith.

Making my own parts

I made this aluminum coin return from scratch using plans provided by the club. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. Now I just need to make two more.

Priming and painting skins