I ordered a set of Vent Inserts from Dave who’s all the way down in Australia.
Well I got thru the R2 LA III DVD that I got from McMaster at the Don Bies get together – Well worth the money and I’m going to have to go back and get the set and can’t wait for the R2 LA IV disc.
I learned a lot from it and I’m going to have to watch it again soon. Mike Senna is amazing and I wish I had half the skill and brain he has. His leg tutorial is worth the price of the DVD alone.
Talking of legs a lot of people had been saying I should just go the wood route for my body and legs, but after seeing all the work and tools that’s need to do the job I’m less inclined. Another problem I have is that I live on the coast and it’s really damp and foggy here – I’m worried the wood will warp and de-laminate. I know how much doors and trim on the house warp from season to season (even when they’re sealed/painted), so I’ve decided to wait it out for an Aluminum run of legs and a body. It’s going to be expensive but worth it.
Okay, long story short. I got an email from McMaster saying that there was an R2 Builders gathering/dinner up in San Rafael this weekend. Of course I was going but was a little curious/suspicious on why it was all the way up in San Rafael (i.e. LFL’s backyard) when most people were coming from down south.
My suspiouns were confirmed when I arrived tonight to find that Don Bies will be there.
Of course I was prepared and had something ready for him to sign. Here’s me and Don while he signs my Aluminum Radar Eye from DroidStuff. Over dinner there was some discussion on the accuracy of the eye, but Don commented that it’s much nicer than any eye that was ever made for a screen used R2.
It was really good to meet some fellow builders and talk thru some issues.
oh! and I got to meet THE Victor and Mike Senna who drove up from LA and arrived after most people had left – but we got to hang out for at least another hour or so in the parking lot talking shop and running Mike’s R2 around
Big thanks to Michael McMaster and Kevin for organizing the event.