Full-size R2-D2 build thread

oxrageous

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Well, it's time for another project, and I wanted another droid - so why not the iconic R2-D2? All the files are free and readily available. This is going to take months, so settle in.

I already started with the top of his head:

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I'm currently printing the rest of the dome:

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Got the dome glued together, then puttied up. Going to a lot of sanding and re-putting on this one to make it right.

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This is a serious question, I thought the finish on printed parts was much smoother than these... Are there differences in finish based on quality (price) of printer?

I've been thinking about getting a printer but I have no idea what I'd do with it.
 

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This is a serious question, I thought the finish on printed parts was much smoother than these... Are there differences in finish based on quality (price) of printer?

I've been thinking about getting a printer but I have no idea what I'd do with it.
No, assuming they are tuned in correctly the finish is going to be the same on every machine, which is obvious that it's plastic on close inspection. Resin 3D printers have a much smoother finish.
 

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Printing, printing, printing.....probably 3 weeks still left of printing.

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You've got 3 printers..... impressive.
 

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Ox, you are so nice to build URG a costume he can actually fit in!
 

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Printing and printing....

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Printing a foot takes two full days.

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Making some good progress prepping the dome.

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Your studio looks like the inside of the Jawas' sandcrawler or EV-9D9's smelter. Perfect.
 
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