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The build is going very slow, but on tuesday, I got help with getting all the major parts on, except the small greeblies on the neck and knees. I realized that I have gained a bit [sign in to see URL] since summer, causing a rather tight fit on the right leg, the leg parts kept pushing into my right foot, hence the shoe shell not wanting to fit correctly. I need to fix this somehow. Maybe make a custom flexible silver shoe..

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Looking great,how did you get it chromed,also is it possible for a photo of the back,just wanted to know how short you cut the [sign in to see URL]
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The chrome is a similar process as Spectra Chrome. Spray chroming. Although I am extremely satisfied with the surface finish, I am excited for the latest tutorial by Gordon Tarpley. It's so much more fun AND convenient (less expensive also) to be able to do that yourself!

I cut out quite a bit off the back of the shorts, I am slightly a bit too tall for the suit in the first place, which makes rotating my knees a bit hard. So cutting off a bit more on the back compensated a bit for this. However, I am planning to cover this area with some golden spandex material, which hopefully will make this exposed area less visible.

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It's so crazy all the little things you do to make these things fit!! lol
Looking great! Your gold looks awesome, and it will just get more amazing as you add the little details.
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Well done. Looks Great so far!
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Finally, I've got to work more on my Threepio. The plan is to get it fully wearable in two weeks for a mid-sized event here in Norway. Featured here is my custom sculpted and vacuumformed pair of shorts. Because I don't yet have time to spray paint it with Gordon T's Elclad method, I went for a more primitive gold wrap (with adhesive backing) solution, this is only temporary. I was promised by the eBay seller that the foil was to be formable with heat, but it was not. So I basically had to cut it into small pieces and puzzle with it. But the results, although not perfect, doesn't look *too* bad. Let's see how it holds after a day of "C-3POing" emoticon

So far, the suit is quite comfortable. I've also done some modding of the shoe shells where I've cut them in half and reconnected the two pieces with elastics. Velcro is also added to keep it in place at the bottom. Shoe-laces on the back, sneakers underneath. So far it works pretty good.

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I did not wear the sneakers in this video, but when I do, the scratching sound will hopefully disappear as the shoe shell will be elevated from the ground.

So, this is my first walking test with the modded shoe shell:
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I got the idea for the separated shoe shell from this reference picture. It is very clear that they used this solution in A New Hope, after they replaced the whole thing with rubber ones..

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Modded shoe shell from the inside. I've now also glued a velcro-strap that goes from the "back" part of the shoe as well, which will work in the same way as the elastics.

Shoe laces are then used in the back to keep everything in place.
I will wear sneakers under the shoe shells to protect my real feet. After all, we're actually humans emoticon
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Nice work buddy was thinking about doing something similar with the shoes I can help thinking the reference picture you used was not just a split shoes as it looks more,like that than a cut... Still gear idea =)
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To be able to make the deadline for an upcoming event, I bought gold car wrap (foil) which I applied directly to the ABS shorts. Although the eBay seller claimed the wrap foil was stretchy when applied heat to, it was not. The color was also bit to "yellow". The result is shown in the following photo:

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I will not strip down the foil and start over again using [sign in to see URL]'s Alclad method and see how that goes.

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