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r2-s5 (Darryl Sorensen)
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: r2 Unit Hangout Thread. Reply with quote

This thread is just for trying to organize r2 builders in the rl and also building ideas, ect. I think it would be a great place for us to discuss designs, and maybe even setup group builds.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first off Midwest gathering at Tom J.'s house. It is official to be June 12th. Anyone and everyone who has an interest in droids, even if you havent even tightened the first screw or looked at a blue print yet are welcome to join us. It is basically a huge knowledge sharing festival not to mention a great way to meet the local builders in our community. If you are interest please pm so i can put you on our rsvp list. I myself am not able to go as I am committed to the timber rattlers game that day. But I promised Tom I would see this through to make it a success again this year.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought you all might like to see a picture of my droid and a few friends from Motor City Comic Con yesterday. (I'm the X-wing pilot.) I was sure to tell Cat Woman that she couldn't steal my R2 to which she said "But, he's so shiny!!"


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an aside, not everyone may come to the NarShadaa base...I hardly ever remember to come here since it's not my base. Did you consider putting a thread for the Midwest R2 Units in the Droids forum here: http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=264&sid=4a5815157ffafcebaa7421170cc6f708 We could make it a sticky so that it doesn't get lost...?
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a great Idea Darryl!

I was hoping you would do this..

I plan on make a R2..got some parts already..get ideas and researching now..

I too am commited to the Rattlers game.. so sadly I cant make the gathering..

hopfully next time
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woot...
well..
Rachel..
at least if you post to this thread you will get notices that there has been a post.
and Rachel...
good to see the photo of you, Carrie and Kim at MCCC...
lol...
how did you like Cheryl's Medic Biker Scout...


Darryl..
I did notice that the June 12th date is cast in stone for Tom Jozwiaks house...

please pm me with his address...

I guess I will cancel on the Timber Rattler's event to go to the Midwest Builder's Gathering...
this was an extremely tough decision to make.

At least I know that the T-Ratts game is going to be well attended..
and since I was just gonna take a spot on the floor to sleep at the hotel..
I won't be letting anyone down that I was going to split expenses with.

BTW Crix...
I was able to get in on the budget skin run...and the skins arrived...
interesting skins..

According to Chani who made the skins...he is proposing them as a permanently available item...

I ordered for my R2 in the event that I re-skin him...I don't know that I will do that...but at least I now have the option of doing so...
though...
in truth ...
until I cut the skins out...
I don't know that they will actually line up with his current "holes"...
I am tending to doubt it..

The last huge bit of business that I do plan on is the dome motor...
and right now..
I am clueless...
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi wrote:

BTW Crix...
I was able to get in on the budget skin run...and the skins arrived...
interesting skins..

According to Chani who made the skins...he is proposing them as a permanently available item...



if you get a chance..can you send me the link to this?
I dont have the money now..but when I do..I would like to keep this in mind.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured this would be a good place to make sure you guys saw this, but Mark is looking for junk parts for the CV display if you have anything lying around that you don't need.

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22684&highlight=
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did see that request, though I don't have any junk parts to give...it should be a cool display! Very Happy

Crix, if you don't want to spend much money, and don't mind putting in a bit of elbow grease, you can cut your own skins like I did. My double layered skins cost less than $10, because that's how much I spent on a large sheet of HIPS (high impact poly styrene)...and I'm still using the left over of that sheet of plastic for other projects! I got the blueprints from the yahoo R2 Builders group and my brother printed them out full-scale for me (you may have to take it to Kinkos or something). I taped the blueprints to the plastic with double stick tape and set to work with a utility knife!
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schph Gochi wrote:

and Rachel...
good to see the photo of you, Carrie and Kim at MCCC...
lol...
how did you like Cheryl's Medic Biker Scout...


MCCC was a blast, sorry you couldn't be there Phyllis. I think Cheryl's Medic Biker Scout would have looked even better if she was able to find red elastic for the parts (especially the cummerbund "thong"). But, it was interesting to see something different that the usual black and white.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mieal Deneb wrote:
I did see that request, though I don't have any junk parts to give...it should be a cool display! Very Happy

Crix, if you don't want to spend much money, and don't mind putting in a bit of elbow grease, you can cut your own skins like I did. My double layered skins cost less than $10, because that's how much I spent on a large sheet of HIPS (high impact poly styrene)...and I'm still using the left over of that sheet of plastic for other projects! I got the blueprints from the yahoo R2 Builders group and my brother printed them out full-scale for me (you may have to take it to Kinkos or something). I taped the blueprints to the plastic with double stick tape and set to work with a utility knife!


thats what i was thinking about doing in the first place..
I think maybe I will stick with that Idea...
where do you get a sheet of HIPS?
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't have anything extra either...I gave most of my extra stuff to Crix..


you may also end up with my skins Crix
as noted..
they may not fit my R2 anyway...the holes could be all wrong...because as you know only too well..
my R2 is a little "strange" from most others....

I haven't cut the scored sheets yet...
I really haven't had the time...
when you are ready (which is down the road to be sure)...
lmk....

I forgot where I purchased my sintra...
it was quite a long time ago...
I know that the sheets were not too expensive...
and there are several thicknesses (as the samples I gave you)...
again..
I am a doofus and don't remember the exact thicknesses...
maybe Darryl or Rachel remembers ...

I had to make the really hard decision of choosing between going to the Midwest R2 Builders gathering for a few hours...
or the T-Ratts game - which would consume the entire weekend really...

In ruth...
even before the Midwest Builder's date was set...I was battling with myself about leaving to go to Appleton that weekend since I will be gone the two weekends after that as well..
and I have other duties to attend to also..
Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just looked in the phone book for local plastic suppliers and called some until I found one that would sell me one sheet of what I needed. I can't remember off-hand what the thickness of it was, but I'm sure I have it in my R2 Building notebook. I'll post it when/if I find it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skins thread:

http://astromech.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4343
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that's what I got, was the .040 of the high impact poly styrene. I believe it was a 4' X 8' sheet, but I can't remember for sure, it was back in 2004!

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