Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The Holo on the top: I plan to leave the surround alone. The blue Pie Panel gives it a break
between the dome and the holo.
Once I get this done, I will make a decision on the color of the caps.
If I paint 1 cap I will be forced to paint all the caps to keep the colors flowing correctly.
This will not be screen correct, But I feel if I don't do the Holos this way the hole dome
will be off balance and will make the dome look bad.
Going high polish on the dome has it's drawbacks and this is 1 of them.
Comments are still welcome.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Alittle modelers putty then some glazing putty and sanding was done.
Now I need to prime the panel and look for bad spots then I can paint the panel.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Got alittle more work done.
The detail work is taking alot of time to get right and I still have alot to do.
But here it is in the rough.
I bought some small brass knobs and some tubing for the top of the gun.
But it will be awhile before this stuff goes on the gun.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
It came in today and I did alittle clean up to it.
There's still alot of sanding and cleanup to be done.
This is suppose to be molded after a German Machine gun Grip.
It's made of resin and I'll have to find out what sticks to resin to fill the
Maybe Saturday, I'll get it mounted to the rest of the gun.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Got another panel bonded to the dome, But I think this one is bent.
I could'nt get it to lay down completely, But it's not to bad.
The A.C.Ryan AcrylPanel 2 way Mirror came in today.
And I got it mounted and when I get the red light ready I'll show more pics.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I started a new project for alittle while.
I get kinda burned out on R2 every once and a while.
Anyway, I found a site that builds Blasters and could'nt resist.
It's 1 of the long Blasters that the Storm Troopers carried.
Never done anything like this before, But here's my start.
It's made of wood and PVC. That smaller pipe goes inside the larger
pipe with the holes. Hopefully it will turn out OK.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Yeah I know the camera shows a hotspot, But I tell you its not there.
Here's the link:
Monday, February 05, 2007
I'm not sure what that area is called on the side of R2's dome that flashes red.
But this is what I think I might use to light it up.
Just got to defuse the red LEDs.
It's the right size and it comes apart real easy.
Once you take it apart, All you have them is just 4 LEDs and a switch.
It will stay solid or flash fast or flash slow.
Here's what I used to build the PSI Light.
1- PVC 1-1/2 coupler ( Slip on 1 end- Threads on the other end )
1 set - Andy's PSI Lenses
2 - LED Electronic Boards
1 - Flashlight reflector
The flashlight reflector fits in the threaded side, ( I only had 1 lense, So I can't show a pic )
Allthough it does not thread in, It just goes in this side. And you can angle the LEDS just alittle.
The PVC coupler has and inner grove inside and the small lense from Andy fits right in there and acts as a diffuser, So the hot spots don't show up on the outter lense. I just used some Silicone to hold it in place.
The Larger Lense fits the outter lip perfect. I used doublesided tape to attach it to the PVC.
Although the pic shows I have'nt peeled the protective cover yet.
The LED Board comes preasymbled, But I had to cut the LEDs loose from the board so I could resolder them to a wire. When you cut them loose, Leave enough on the board to solder the wires too. I also changed the order the lights were flashing. It was Long red/Short blue.
After I had everything in the PVC, I filled the PVC with Silicone to prevent the wires from moving or pulling loose. Kinda permanant but it's cheap, So if it burns out I can build another.
In my earlier post it shows the PSI working and it shows a hot spot, But in person you can't see it.