Monday, February 28, 2005

Painted parts galore

Getting a stockpile of finished painted parts. Can't wait to get them assembled.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

A&A frame

I got in on the A&A frame run (PVC, not aluminum). I'll still build one from wood to have for a later droid project, but this one will be here in plenty of time for CIII.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Priming the legs

Several coats of sandable automotive primer on the legs:

More Wimbledon White

Painting the shoulders, outer ankles, and foot details:

Mounting the Battery Boxes

Per Jerry's advice, I marked and then drilled and tapped holes to mount the battery boxes to the feet using the keyholes on the inside of the feet.

Here they are securely mounted:

Now to get them primed and painted.

Wooden Frame Cutting Started

OK, last night I gave up on waiting for an aluminum frame run to happen before C3, so I started on a wooden frame. I got 5 pieces of 2' x 2' 1/2" birch ply and started cutting circles. Here's the first one with the Rockler bearing for size reference.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Outer Feet and Battery Boxes have arrived

Just arrived via UPS at my office. Wow. These are gorgeous. Way to go Jerry. I'll post pics tonight when I get home. Now R2-G4 can finally stand on his own two feet!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Mac mini delay

My Mac mini order has been delayed. Go figure Apple announces something and then can't keep up with demand. Gee that never happens. Yeah right.

Priming the aluminum shoulders

Several coats of sandable automotive primer


Ryan's excellent machined aluminum shoulder button details and hydros arrived.

Priming the shoulder horseshoes, ankle cylinders, and outer ankles. Painting them tomorrow.

Drilled and tapped many aluminum parts.

Will finish scratch-building the remaining 2 coin return panels this weekend.