Sunday, November 30, 2008

My first attempt to make a R2 D2 Cake ;o (... Didn't turn out to well, The frosting was melting so I had to make the color and then put in fridge to get cold. And then do more and then back in the fridge. I have a lot of learning to do, but I will get it. It took me 3 1/2 hours to decorate it, but it looks like him, that's a start I will try again in 2 weeks and will post another picture.

Friday, November 28, 2008

My Wilton Cake Pan

Wow!!!! I have been trying to get one of these pans for a long time ;o ) And guess how I got it, My bother's mother in law was having a Garage sale, and he saw a lady looking at that and said No!!! that is my Sister's and picked it up and put in in his truck :o ) I was tickled Pink. So this weekend I will expirement making a R2 Cake. Also here is a Pic of Calvin's R2 with his skirt on. Looks great old man!!! LOL LOL.

Center Foot Progress

More Center Foot progress, we have the center part glued on now. And I recieved my half Moons from Keith last week, and they are AWESOME!!!!! I will paint them today or tomorrow. I should be recieving the Center Ankle pin from Jag soon. Thanks Jag. So I need to finish my center Ankle.

More Leg Progress

Here are some more pics of my legs, I had a couple of Paint days. Tempature around 70% so I painted :o )..... My Green and also painted some resin parts for the legs, even though I cleaned them with bleach White and then dawn dish detergent I have some fish eye. So since I will eventually weather my R3 I am going to leave it. I recieved some more Resin parts from Keith, thanks man!!!! they look Great!!!! I will be painting more. The next few days will be in the 70's and I am off work till Monday so I will be busy. I still need to do the silver in my horse shoes an the shim, that will be a challenge I have to hand paint that.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Center Foot Progress

Here is the Center Foot, I did some putty work and then primed so I can see where I need to do more work at. Calvin added the bottom piece to it it turned out nice, I still have a little more work to do. We are working on the outter shells for my outter feet, it is very challenging. But I am not giving up yet.

Leg Progress

Finally done with my first leg WHO HOO!!!!!! after about 3 or 4 weeks of glazing putty and sanding I am finally at the end of my first leg. It turned out really nice, but I put my Hub in to see what it looked like and now I can't get it out. So I will have to figure a way to get it out. Also I still have to tape up the white because, I still have to paint the Green on part of my horseshoe and top of the leg.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Battery Boxes

Here are some Pics of my Battery BoxesPrimed, I did all the Glazing Putty and sanded. Now they are Primed and I just sanded tonight so it will be dry for tomorrow when I get home.
If it's warm enough I will Paint. Also I am making a set for Keith and Carolyn.We have the 3rd one readt to skin I just can't get the old man to help me skin it LOL LOL it takes 2 people to skin them. He is too busy working on my center foot,and installing Kitchen cabinets.

Center Foot

Here we go again we had to redo my Center Foot, first Calvin calibrated and drawed my Blue Prints. Then we had to cut them on the Table saw, we cut the ends at a 45% angle but that was a little much, so we melted some poly styrene and filled that in. The edges turned out awesome now time to sand and putty.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Foot motor Holders

Here are some pics of my foot motor Holders, It took about 3 hours for me to get everything done. I had no problem putting the holders together, it was bolting it together. I would have 3 bolts and spacers all together starting on the 4th and, Calvin would come over and look and say, you need to do this first so all together today I assembled and dis assembled about 5 times AAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!! I still have the other foot to bolt together, Probably I will do it tomorrow after work and making dinner ;o )..... And I almost forgot..... I nearly threw it across the room I was so tired of taking it apart.

Battery Boxes Update

Here is some pics of my Battery boxes put together, we used the Dave Everett Blue prints. It was pretty easy just a little time consumeing waiting for the glue to dry. I have started my Glazing putty now, I still need more on them,but it's a good start.

Leg Progress

Here is some more progress on my legs, I have done some Glazing Putty and sanding. Trying to get all the boo boo's.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Skinned Center Ankle

Here is a rough cut of my center ankle, I still need to do the glazing Putty. ;o ).......

Battery Boxes

We are now working on Battery boxes also, it has been pretty easy so far. I am building these from the Dave Everett plans, We will skin them tomorrow. We stood them up to Calvin's Aluminum Boxes and they match perfect!!! Phew.

Horse Shoe Update

Here is some pictures of my progress, We used weldon to glue all the pieces together. Then I cut some pieces of poly styrene and put them in the slots so you won't see where we put the shoes together. now it's time for Bondo and glazing Putty.

Leg Update

We have been workig on my legs some more, we added more supports.Here are some pics of my Boosters on and Ankles etc.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Leg Work

Here we glued on the top round piece of my leg we used 1/4 inch Styrene , WOW lesson learned first we just cut the piece then we used weldon. we clamped it on let it sit for 3 hours... wrong when we took the clamps off it came apart. So we re glued and left it at the shop over night, and bingo that did the trick. So we glued the other leg this morning and left it I will pick it up tomorrow. I also cut more supports for my legs today, now starts the sanding and Putty. Well Calvin wants me to try my luck at cutting the horse shoes today so wish me luck.

Battery Boxes

Pieces cut for my Battery Boxes, not to bad except for the small round holes . Calvin had a time cutting them out, soon I will be putting them together.

Ankle Progress

I started on my ankles yesterday, we cut them on a table saw at my work it took about 3 1/2 hours to cut them and to do some other stuff. I still have sanding to do and filler this is a rough cut. i think they will be strong enough.


More progress on my skirt, we now have the ends cut off I still have to cut the ribs for the Skirt.
and fill all the cracks and sanding.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Horse Shoes Taking Shape

Here is some pics of my Shoes, the first one is where we drilled the holes so when we cut it out it will be easier. The 2nd one is where we cut out the holes, and the 3rd one is showing the step look. They are a little rough right now, because I still need to sand them.