How I made R2D2 from junk, Part 2.

In our previous outing, we explored how to make a dome the hard way. Today, we're going to continue to talk about how to make a dome the hard way. This was a long and tedious process, and I feel it's only fair that you should have to suffer through a proportionally painful part of this process, much like I did.

That's after about three days (not full time, of course), of sanding and patching and filling and sanding and patching and filling.


Above is the net result after a bazillion years of sanding and filling and puttying and sanding and priming and swearing. It's almost there. There are still a few holes and scratches to work out.

And now with a coat of silver (not chrome) paint. Still a couple of holes I hadn't noticed. They'll get filled, don't worry.

Next up: The body! Or whatever you call the cylindrical thing R2D2 keeps his components inside.