Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Glue part 2

Glue the next piece on.  Wait another 24 hours.  Repeat.










John

Monday, April 27, 2015

A spoon full of Glue?

Today I did final prep on the legs and glue together the first two of several pieces.

Left leg pieces glued together.  Only have enough clamps to glue one leg at a time so it'll be a slow process as I have to give each piece 24 hours before removing the clamps.  But that's ok because it'll be over 24 hours by the time I come home from work tomorrow.  And if I feel up to it I'll remove the clamps and glue the next piece on.





Just before I glued them together, I routed little indention's on the leg rod side the piece where the leg rod attaches.  This is to allow the leg rod assembly to fit flat against it.




That's about it for today.
One thing I forgot to mention in the last post is the Star Wars: Rebels season 2 trailer was also released the same weekend as the 2nd teaser for Episode 7.  The second season looks AWESOME!  Check it out as soon as you can but I recommend getting cought up on the first season of Rebels first or some details might get spoiled for you.

John

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stuck at Home

There's a Star Wars party on the west coast and I'm not there!  Waaaaaaaaaa!

Sadly, I couldn't get transportation to Anaheim arranged so I'm stuck at home.  But it's not like I'm missing everything.  For the first time, StarWars.com is Live Streaming Celebration Anaheim which includes some of the panels.  Over the last three days I got to see the Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and The Force Awakens panels plus the cosplay contest and various interviews.  Plus all the photos and videos people are posting on YouTube and other sites.  So it's almost like being there, but not.
Rumor has it the next Celebration might be in Orlando again in two to three years but I'd like to see Indianapolis get it again.  Fat chance though because Disney now runs everything and they'll likely keep this close to their theme parks for that extra $$ factor.

NEW TEASER TRAILER!!!!!  So Excited!!!!!

Haven't done anything new with R6 yet.  Been distracted by other things needing done.  You know how it is.

Speaking of R6, I found out yesterday that the R6-unit, which originated in the Extended Universe, is now official cannon.  You'll see R6 heads in the new movie in use by the X-Wing pilots.  They look pretty much exactly like mine.  So very pleased with that.

Since I never posted anything about my trip to Celebration 6, I'm going to take this chance to link the photos I took at that time.  I'll also link my photos of Celebration 2 and 5 while I'm at it.  You can find these photos and more anytime by using the link to my Photobucket page.

Star Wars Celebration II, Indianapolis 2002

Star Wars Celebration V, Orlando 2010

 Star Wars Celebration VI, Orlando 2012

Will try to do some more work on R6 soon.

John