Well, because of the unexpected success at ComicCon a week ago. And because of suggestions from friends I’m going to try a different approach to how I share my building processes. I’m going to start producing a Video blog in the coming weeks. It may just be twice a month for starters where I talk about and show how I resolved some of the issues that have come up during my projects. My main focus will be the K2 project in teh beginning as I’ve received so many questions regarding him. I need to prepare a few things to make this possible, but its in the works. The video blog is called “Reality 2 Robots”and will be on YouTube..this is the address:
This summer I was asked if I could have my R2 involved in a photo shoot. It was a fun outing and here are a few pictures from that. The model is the lovely Carolina Lundgren. and photographer is Micke Hellström
This year marks the 10 year since I started building my very first R2. I have always keep him looking like he just rolled off the factory line, white and very clean. As I mentioned in an earlier post I just gave him a whole new paint job/makeover. After doing the Finland event I felt it was time to give him the “real”, been there and back look. The term is called weathering. I’ve put it off for the longest time because it felt wrong in some way. But now I’ve changed my mine. He now looks as if he’s telling a story. I stuck with episode 4 look “A New Hope”. He’s been across Tatooine with the sand, dirt, mud and oil look that follows. Weathering is a very hard thing to master but because I’ve weathered my Wall-e and BB-8 in the past I felt I was up for this challenge. Here’s the result!
I was asked to do a special visit to a 5 year old Star Wars fan on his birthday. It was a blast for them. I never take payment for kiddie parties but the contributions from this family will be going to The Emma Cancer fund #goemma #fuckcancer.
I’ve finally committed to covering my BB-8. He has six circular panels however I will just have 2 functional ones. You can probably guess why 😉 . Anyway, this is the progress so far. I’m going to weather the body and dome a lot more but its all progressing well so far.