Monday, July 30, 2007

Bring on the parts!

Well...still waiting for the first round of shipments to show up. Getting very excited to get this project underway. I ended up ordering a A&A Frame kit, which comes with the body and leg frames and the skin. I also ordered a aluminum dome which should be on its way soon. And tomorrow the resin parts I ordered for the dome and chest should be arriving at the office.

So I move in a couple weeks into the city. The seventh floor of a high the city. This presents a good work space. I think I might have to do my building after hours at work. Just need to get the bosses O.K. first.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The adventure begins!

I think when a person decides to take on a project that would seem crazy to most, it is done for many reasons. It could be for money, for power, for love...

So then what is the reason for me to try and build a fully functional R2-D2 for my wedding day, which is just over year you might ask. Good question. And to tell you the truth...I'm not sure. I mean, I have always wanted to build one...but man, do I pick the worst deadlines.

You can't ask for a better girl then Vanessa. She is smart, gorgeous, funny. And when we started to talk about what kind of wedding we wanted...we decided on a costume party wedding! And on top of that, she and I are going as Han and Leia! God I love her! So what better person to have in the wedding party then R2-D2.

So today start the clock on my project. Parts have been ordered. Research is underway. My frame and dome should be here soon.

Wish me luck and keep checking back.