Saturday, June 21, 2008

CANNOT POST PROGRESS THIS WEEK....


I cannot post any progress this week because R2 is in a box packed away under many moving boxes.
I bought a house in Lake Havasu City and the moving is a very big project. Although it's only three hours drive from here, it is a real pain in the neck. R2 will have a large garage to be assembled in, and the kitchen table will not look like a mess, VIVA LHCAZ!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

DREMELS ARE GREAT.



Finally purchased a dremel on sale at Home Depot, Hooray, Now I can cut out Utility arms and vent opening for the metal parts that are going on the body...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

FITTING R2's SHELL TO HIS FRAME

Fitted together the PVC shell to frame and checked placement of all internal enclosures and rings.. looks like I need to adjust the lower ring up 1/4" higher, (a wrench will take care of that) but everything so far looking perfect. The body still seems perfectly round in relation to the dome...
Im starting to get a little excited now that this is starting to progress.

BODY & DOORS FINISHED READY TO PRIME



Today the body tube is ready for final sanding and primer. All doors are cut, and all etching is finished. This is rather a time consuming process, but in the end, the result is a great PVC exterior, and even though it was a lot of work, it really looks good. All edges have been checked for smoothness, and the body will get the final cutting for the upper utilty arms. I will cut these holes out by going by the outline of the real resin parts so that all will be correct.