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Warning! This thread is a reprint from Starship Modeler. Any similarities to persons real or fiction is purely accidnetal.

Yep, I'm in a good sprint for my WonderFest build! I'm doing that classic kit of yore when they slapped a SW logo on anything & it sold! Yes, it's the R2-D2 van!!
http://planetmyhill.com/Modelmaster/PICS/R2Van/All_Parts.jpg

Last night I finished one more step in the build of the van itself. I finished painting the dome that goes on top. I also added a clear eye for the main sensor. I'm quite happy with how it turned out, though I may throw in a bit of weathering. Here's two pics- one of the mods that I did, then the final paint job.
http://planetmyhill.com/Modelmaster/PICS/R2Van/Dome3.jpg
http://planetmyhill.com/Modelmaster/PICS/R2Van/Dome4.jpg

And thanks to Mango's help during last year's WF with taking some pics, I got a nifty dio planned that should actually be done by this year's WF!
 

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Nice job on the mods to R2 :thumbsup:

Since it's a seventies van, what color shag carpeting do you plan to use on the interior?
 

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PhilipMarlowe said:
Nice job on the mods to R2 :thumbsup:
Thanks! After I finished them, I wasn't quite sure if they'd look good painted, but I was quite happy with how they turned out. The blue is a mix I did since the store didn't have what I wanted. The wife thought I was nuts cutting out the front of a "googly eye" to make the main eye. I got that "head shake"... you know the one. :rolleyes:

Since it's a seventies van, what color shag carpeting do you plan to use on the interior?
A Taylor said:
You need to dump the shag carpeting and go straight for the faux fur!
Hmmm... now you got me thinking! Frack. I already got the wood flooring laid down. Maybe on the walls?
http://planetmyhill.com/Modelmaster/PICS/R2Van/bed/WoodFinal2.jpg

Lloyd Collins said:
Why paint it, it is molded in color? :confused: :p
He's joking, right? :p
 

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Don't get me wrong, though it would definantly be funny, it would be out of place with the way I'm portraying the van in the dio. It's more of a transport/ cargo van. Maybe I'll get the Luke van & do it that way! Luke woiuld definantly have the fur!! Oooo!! And a waterbed in the back! :lol:
 

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Thanks, Lloyd! :)
I'm starting to like using mixed media in my builds. Gives it a bit more "texture" & is more interesting to look at, IMO.
 

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All that comes to mind is.....FAR OUT!

Will I see this thang at Wonderfest fer sure?
 

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fluke said:
All that comes to mind is.....FAR OUT!

Will I see this thang at Wonderfest fer sure?
'Fer sure, Fluke! I'll be there! Did you see the other thread that has other progress pics?
http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=172973

I was working on the tailgate tonight as a friend & I were watching "I, Robot". I think I have the hinge system worked out & now have to finish it, then it's on to the... er... what do you call the glass part that flips upward, opposite of the tailgate flipping down? The "lift gate"? :confused: I have to make the little pistons & hinges that will hold up that part. Oh, there's so much to do!

Now on to searching Google Earth!
 
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