The second R2-D2 might get taken over...one thing I could do is just use that frame and attach everything to it. The second R2 is my Uber Model, essentially a better version of the first. The first one was going to be re-painted...all the blue would be replaced by pink, giving us a "girl" R2. All of this depends on how quickly I can get the frame pieces replaced. More on this thought path later!
Now I'm working on something fun that I have high hopes for.
About a year ago (or more), Jerry Greene designed and produced a limited run of the Booster Rockets, as seen in the STAR WARS prequels. These are beautiful pieces that took Jerry's machinists quite some time to produce in aluminum. I couldn't afford these beautiful pieces of aluminum goodness but I had hopes that someone would cast these in resin at some point.
Well, Wayne Orr has done just that.
And its amazing...and...a LOT of pieces that will require a lot of work to make function like the metal version.
|The aluminum JAG Booster Rockets|
|The Resin version|
|Lots and lots of small pieces|
|Drying time....note there is also a radar eye there on the right...may as well do them all at once!|
|Be aware that Ultra Cover primer goes on very fast and heavy!|
As I mentioned in the caption to the spray primer, the stuff goes on FAST and HEAVY. Thankfully I planned on sanding as a few areas got blasted a bit heavier than intended!
I'm letting this all dry overnight and then I'll start the task of sanding! The bigger pieces won't be bad but those small ones...well, I think I'll be sanding for a long time!