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Build Thread...


Well, even though I'm not too fond on this boards layout, and prefer the more round about way of astromech's board... I'll start a build thread here too..

The Head is almost ready to send off to get golden.
Question though. Do you make sure to send this thing off fully assembled, or is it best to send it in pieces, and re-assemble it when it returns?

How long is turn around time on the golden process?
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First step is completed, he fits together. Tommorow, I am going to install his antenna, eyes, and neck bolts. Then it should be done.

I will look into getting a switch and some lights/wires as well...
I hope he comes back for NYCC2014. A bit more finished then. He was so enamored, he tried it on..I was so nervous, I can't remember if it fit ;o).
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I would advice you to take it apart when goes for chroming,but ring the people who are chroming the head for the best advice.
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Awesome picture, thank you for sharing! emoticon

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I'm going to replace the eyes with brass, but can't remember who's selling them...resin is too flimsy.

But head is done
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Cal pirece makes them and there ace there made out of brass.hope this helps
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arms and legs bought.. now we play the waiting game ;o)
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look what came in the mail emoticon Metal Metal Metal..only cost $193 if memory serves as well emoticon

Now, if only these VacMetal companies would get back to me, I could see about having the parts I do have chromed emoticon
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A bit of an update.

The head got sent out to the chromers, and got crushed in the process. The back head is bent a little and it no longer fits together snug....

I will be doing a second head.

We sent the shorts and feet out to a new chroming place, because I wasn't really happy with how the head turned out. AND I didn't want any other parts crushed.

Not only did these new parts come back faster, but they look TEN times better. I can't wait to get a second head and get it sent out. the finish is also ten times smoother and things don't flake off as easily as they do on the head. in fact, nothing flakes off!

Now, my main concern is trying to f igure out how the shorts fit together. I've been messing around with different placement angles, and nothing really looks right. if anyone with these shorts can fill me in, most appreciated!
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Oh, goodness gracious me! How unfortunate! emoticon

Who did your shorts/shoes? The colour looks fantastic!

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coat of chrome in PA and indeed ;o)
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