Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dome panels painted, working with holographic projectors

This afternoon, it was time to paint not only the dome pieces but some other pieces that needed a blue paint re-do.

Below, the dome ring is now painted blue.

As usual, the R2-D2 blue is hard to looks lighter than it really is in this photo...

With the painting done, I moved on to getting the HP's mounted to the dome.
It takes a lot of careful sanding, grinding and filing to get the hole sized right for the HP. Once lined up, its just a matter of drilling the holes, countersinking them and bonding the screws into position. The outer dome will lay flush on top of this one, so the screw heads, bonded into position, will be sanded to assure a good fit.

One done, two more to go!