Yesterday I got the body flat layout printed at Kinkos. I will tape this to a sheet of Sintra (a PVC type of plastic) and, using a utility knife, will cutout all the details for my droid's skin. I only need to find the time to purchase and cut the plastic.
In other news....
In 2003, my first venture into the world of prop making was making a Jedi Knight's Lightsaber. I found a few websites (a very few) showcasing home made lightsabers made from odds and ends found around the house and the local hardware store. After studying all the different ways to build one, I drew a simple design and began browsing the hardware store for items that would make a decent looking attempt at making a lightsaber prop. After a short time I put this project on hold to pursue other things (job and video games :P). Just recently I decided to try and finish the lightsaber. I already had most of the parts I needed, I just needed to finish drilling and cutting. And now the pictures of what I have thus far:
Pretty cool huh? I still have to add the emitter piece, the activation switch, and paint it.