Information regarding my “Mini R2” project.

More mini pieces…

So, at the moment, I am really juggling three different builds: I am doing updates on my full scale R2-D2, I am working on a dome for BB-8, even though I am definitively #NOTBUILDINGBB8 .. and then I’ve got this 50% scale build.

The biggest drawback of changing from 40% to 50% build, is that the pieces I had done for my 40% build is now totally useless, so back to scaling up (and fixing some issues with the model) and printing.

This is what the last couple of days have rendered:


These under shoulder details are really tiny. They have been printed with a layer height of 0.05 mm and was printed in two halves, that was just glued together.


This image is taken through my magnifying glass. Building really wreaks havoc on your fingernails and dries up your hands.

Check out the detail on that print, however…


Not printed quite in the same detail level are these shoulder hydraulics. They will look great when sanded and treated with rub and buff though.


The booster covers now in correct scale. The leg struts that I printed last week fits great!


To get a comparison to the full scale: Here is the newly made Large Data Port … or should I say the Tiny Data Port?


The new ankle details.


The new ankles. See that little crack..? That is a small crack when printing in ABS…


Another small crack on the other side..


But no where near as bad as this big one that went half through!

I will do a post about how to fix these things in the future without having to do a totally new print.



By |2016-12-06T00:00:09+02:00August 31st, 2015|Building, Mini-R2|Comments Off on More mini pieces…

Small things…

… becomes really cute when they are reduced to miniature size.

At least that’s what my fiancée keeps telling me.

Just have a look at this lovely Battery Box Harness I CADed last night and pulled off the printer this morning.


Unfortunately, they were the only parts I could rescue off my build plate… Need to tweak print settings again….


Now, these *would* have been really nice if I hadn’t aborted the print….



It is a constant learning curve…


By |2016-12-06T00:00:10+02:00August 27th, 2015|Building, Mini-R2|Comments Off on Small things…



–What do you mean “my parts are showing”?

In addition to making the odd compad and some special request, I am also doing some parts for friends.

I am not doing any “runs” of anything, so please don’t ask me. I only have one small printer and I make good use of it for my own projects and do the odd part for friends in need when time allows.

Parts that I’ve done recently: (click for better view)

By |2016-12-06T00:00:12+02:00August 26th, 2015|BB-8, Building, Mini-R2, R2-D2|Comments Off on Parts!