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Too bad you are not going closer to Columbus Ohio I would say we should get a smal gathering going haha.

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Hey guys,

     I got back into town last night. It's about 3:00 PM the 23. I actually slept in late which is a first in a long time. I had to work 12 to 15 hours straight to get everything complete. Unfortunately I am wore out!

I need the force and another small nap after I eat. I will get started on something tonight and probably do an all nighter. I'd hoped to begin my mold on the torso but it looks like someone knocked it over and broke part of the ring on the front of the neck ring. We had the central air recharged and the cable guy was here. Both access points are part of my robot room.

Oh well, i'll load a pic of the damage and inspite of the fall i am surprised it wasn't much worst. Apparently it fell from about 2 and a half feet.

I need sweets, and coffee.

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You might add your arms tutorial to your top post - that was just as amazing as your torso.
http://www.geocities.com/jamescarrollfoster/c3po1.html



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Well guys, i'm sorry but I slept saturday away. I'm doing much better this morning. Here we go,,,

Here is a picture of the damage
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I have only small amount of detail and this repair. Spot putty and primer is all I have left. I will probably cut it in two today as well.

By the way, i'm going above Columbus somewhere on monday for Lowe's.

Here is the new page just started

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Ack!!! After so much work - that must be painful. Looks amazing.



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Yeah TK it does hurt. This is believe it or not the first actual break of any kind. I'm actually impressed it wasn't worst. You have to kinda expect this situation. I usually expect the worst, but I can still hope for the best.

I'm about to start the neck repair in about an hour. I had a problem with my pond and had to tend to it. I also have my son while my wife and daughter are up north.

Forgive me, "I'm a jugglin'."

Here is a quick pic of some of the back pack detail. I can't believe how smooth and square it is.

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I did some more hand sanding all over the torso including the back rib areas. I felt they were to inverted/sharp in their angle. I'm putting on the additional pieces such as the little thingy in the center of the neck. I also have to put on the servo anchors at the top part of the pecks that hold the servos torward the neck. Pretty small details. I'm ready to cut this baby in two.

Any suggestions on how I should cut it? I hope to put a metal pressure clip so it snaps together tight and can pulled apart cleanly.

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Hey John,
Glad your back !
Did you get my email on the r5 project?
Looks awesome and sorry to hear of the dammage.
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Well I got some of the neck done. Bondo is applied and ready for sanding. I also have in place my basic areas for the servo mounts or anchors. I expect to spend some time sanding.

Unfortunately I won't be finishing today. I really wanted to get it done. Oh well, one set back won't be that bad. I just want to get on with it.

I'm checking my e-mail now brad.

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quote:

ufochaser wrote:
...I'm ready to cut this baby in two.

Any suggestions on how I should cut it? I hope to put a metal pressure clip so it snaps together tight and can pulled apart cleanly.

John



There are two ways I've seen it done, the LFL way and the pressure clip way, which isn't screen accurate, but is another avenue.

LFL:
http://tk409.com/images/c3po/torso/2.jpg
http://tk409.com/images/c3po/torso/3.jpg
http://tk409.com/images/c3po/torso/4.jpg
http://tk409.com/images/c3po/torso/5.jpg
http://www.jeffcohost.com/~tk409/c3po/exhibits/BraksBuddy/pages/MoM_2002-06-16_548.html


Pressure Clip (fanmade by Akira):
http://www.jeffcohost.com/~tk409/c3po/fanmade/Akira2/pages/6.html
http://www.jeffcohost.com/~tk409/c3po/fanmade/Akira2/akira1.jpg





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Wow, now its getting complicated. I was wanting a simple metal clip that spreaded outwards catching a small lump or bump that would allow it to clip together in place and pull apart easy.

Odd, that neck ring doesn't look like mine. Looks like simple metal O-rings two different sizes stacked, attached together and cut in an offset.

I think I can make the same exact ring in a tenth of the time I made mine. Also, cutting the jog in the neck ring area that allowes for the means of attachment. Would be easier with stacked rings.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I wonder.

I'm off early today hoping to get my neck ring repaired completely. It will take me an hour or two for the neck and servo mounts.

I'll post a pic in a little bit.

By the way, that is a record for getting info to a club member. I can't tell you how much it means not to wait literally weeks for a ximple answer.

Thanks TK

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