Drinks Tray

I made a start on my ROTJ drinks tray, it’s based on the A&A plastic kit.

I still need to add some detail, finish filling/sanding and apply the final gold paint, but it’s almost done. There was a lot of Bondo work to hide the layer lines on the glued parts.

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We used it on Matt’s R2 at the BarBot event the other night. We had problems with glasses flying off while driving around, so I’ll may need to find some small glasses to bring along next time that will fit in the recesses.

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I also made a start on a drinks dispenser, I was being overly ambitious trying to get something done for the event, but got a lot of the detail sketched out on how I’ll build it.

Plan right now is to use a sucker cup thing to hold it on the dome, instead of opening the top hatch, which would be hard for me to re-work and open on the current dome. I may make a fake hatch to attach somehow.

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Another problem with the drinks dispenser is that on a 3 legged droid the whole dome tips back the assembly, compared to on the original that was on a 2 legged vertical R2. So some adjusting will be needed to get the setup to work w/o leaning too much into the drinks tray.

Related:

BarBot 2010 – DNA Lounge SF

Posted by Chris on February 20th, 2010 in Accessories, Finish/Paint | 3 Comments

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3 Responses

  1. Phil S. remarks on

    How about using magnets to help “fix” the drinking glass issue?

  2. Chris remarks on

    That’s a great idea. I really need to find some glasses I can make up like the originals, and I’ll definitely add magnets to them. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. dustin remarks on

    so jealous!

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