Mini-R2

//Mini-R2

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:

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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.

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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…

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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.

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

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

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The new ankle details.

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

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Another small crack on the other side..

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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.

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

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

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It is a constant learning curve…

 

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

Parts!

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–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!