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I was unable to keep the schedule and probably will make it this week to see Doug. I did however, go ahead and get started again on the forearm.
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The after photos after a couple coats of primer are too blinding for my camera. I will also be painting this piece in silver/chrome and clear on top coat.

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Well, I got back from West Virginia on thursday night. I haven't been able to do a whole lot with the torso. I still have the meeting with the fiberglass guy, when available. Until then I was able to get on another 4 layers of primer today. After its completely dry I will take it down with 220 Grit sandpaper.

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Until I can get with the fiberglass guy, I am continuing on to other pieces. I'm gonna keep pluggin' away.

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This is coming along nicely! Can't wait to see more emoticon

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Thanx for the input. Sorry I haven't been able to touch 3PO much or update. I've been finishing up a technical manual and its gotten too complicated on me.

I will get it done soon and be back to working on this droid. Everything is good here, just worked to death. Anyways, go USA!

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hey John drop me a mail.
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yeah baby! Good to have the power back on and finally dare I say it, internet. I've been all over and I finally come home to my own disaster. Were still cleaning up from extremely high winds.

Man, feels good to connect to the world. I'm back, gonna get some work done.

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Hi John,

I came across your 3PO progress blog today, and looked through the amazing development of quite an ambitious project.

I work in the movie fx industry and i have made many things that have the same result your developing.

Im not sure if you have had much progress with the rubber molding, i just thought i would join the forum to offer some advice.

I have to say i winced when i saw you pasting on plaster onto that beautiful torso!
I applaud your seemingly fearless experimentation, but i may have some interesting ideas you could use.

There is a product you can use called RTV silicone, its nothing like the bathroom sealant, so ignore that horrible stuff its full of acetic acid and will bugger your lungs and screw your castings after 2 or 3 runs.

Room Temperature Vulkanisation silicone comes in grades of stiffness/hardness or "shore" for rigid accurate molds like you are after shore 40 would be good, youll also need a jacket mold!!??

The process is [sign in to see URL] i could explain John but a few pictures are woth a thousand mistakes

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You would obviously have to fix down each side of the torso to some board with the torso raised off at least 3 inches for flashing, then blocking off all around with soft casting plaster mixed with vermiculite, this will be heavy enough to aid in keeping the torso from shifting when silicone is poured into jacket mold.

A silicone mold like this will last you for 100 runs and well made/looked after one will last forever.

If you have any questions ill try my best to answer them.

I hope your still planning to stick with this, your doing a beautiful job so far.

Simon Rose

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Hey guys,

     I'm finally back in town. I've been working, well, where I can find the work. I should be local for a couple of months. Good to be home.

Back to business again. I'm sorry for the creeping production lately, just can't help it, gotta work.

Anyways, my cell will work here in Ohio, probably call you today Brad, look for me. Since I've been gone my B-9 has taken a tumble, it's terrible. Must replace the torso and part of the radar. I also found the arm for 3po had been knocked off of my desk and crack along thee sides. Oh well, i'm just glad to be back home.

Anyways, I hope everyone had a good thanks giving and everthing is getting better.

I have to admit your right simon I winced during some of these proceedures. I have summarized that I want rubber/silicone and plaster 2 piece molding applications. I certainly expected most to partly work from past experiences. I think it's the scale that over whelmed me. I'm use to difficult situations and unsolveable problems, but this is an art that you have to stick with to succeed. I definately will complete this project.

I am still acessing damage to my little studio thanks to my kids and their friends who are now banished from the robot room. I hope the mess I found is the only big thing.

Thanks for the advice and information, I am very impressed with the molding techniques and I may ask a few more questions. Thanks Simon, I appreciate it.

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Hi Chris,

Yes indeed that is me.
Have we met?

Cheers
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