Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dome arrival

Yesterday afternoon, a UPS driver carried a large cardboard box marked "Fragile" to my door. I signed for the surprisingly light package, took it inside and opened it to find my brand new styrene dome from HooiserTrooper.

The contents: Laser-cut outer dome, inner dome, neck ring with the R2 Builder's Club logo.

This weekend, I'll clean off the excess styrene and get to work. With the ABS skirt, A&A frame and an assortment of resin parts, the only major parts I'm missing are the legs and feet. These my father, who has a two-car-garage-size woodshop behind my parents' house, said he'd be happy to help me make.

If I stay on target, I'll have a droid ready for CV in August.