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R2 Trophy (something to carry around if no weapons are allowed)

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When attending an event some time ago I saw some Jawas carrying around a C3PO head as some kind of trophy... and I really liked the idea ... and wanted to copy it. How great would it be to roam around as a Sandtrooper carrying around the greatest trophy one could imagine: the head of the droid we were indeed looking for ;)

So after doing some research I was lucky enough to find this:

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it´s made of Aluminium and seems pretty sturdy, I will probably add some wires hanging out of it, so it looks like it has just been ripped  out viciously from the rest of the body of a poor astromech. Maybe also some kind of grip on the inside so it´s easier to carry around. And for those times when it´s not needed for trooping, my wife has allowed me to use it as a lamp above our dining table. 

That rules! :peace:

Cheers mates

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Thats so cool! My next project is 3D printing a k2so head...I'm totally going to use this idea! 

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before I was in the 501st - one year for Halloween I had crafted one of those cheap $1 pumpkin candy buckets into an Ewok head. Blood and gore. I had found one of those scary teddy bear masks at the thrift shop and changed it into an Ewok.  Was a TK handing out candy from an Ewok head.
 

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Well....  thanks to this thread I have a new prop project underway that involves a C3PO head.    More details to follow.

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Nice! I think I might have started something:peace:

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1 hour ago, Hausi said:

Nice! I think I might have started something:peace:

You did!   My wife just shook her head when I told her what I'd ordered.    lol

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My wife did the same when she saw the R2 head. :sweat:

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15 hours ago, Fraulein said:

before I was in the 501st - one year for Halloween I had crafted one of those cheap $1 pumpkin candy buckets into an Ewok head. Blood and gore. I had found one of those scary teddy bear masks at the thrift shop and changed it into an Ewok.  Was a TK handing out candy from an Ewok head.
 

I like the idea with the Ewok head too although I actually like those little furry dudes... I'm probably the only one, everybody else seems to hate them... on the other hand I like R2 too... but there is no blood and gore involved when I carry his head around :sweat:

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On ‎4‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 12:27 PM, Hausi said:

I like the idea with the Ewok head too although I actually like those little furry dudes... I'm probably the only one, everybody else seems to hate them... on the other hand I like R2 too... but there is no blood and gore involved when I carry his head around :sweat:

Now I just carry random hard drive parts that came from an old computer. The spindle and actuator arms seem to entertain kids.

 

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I'm liking the idea...a lot!!

Walking around with an arrested Jawa is also always great fun....that is if there's a jawa present at the troop.

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So I have finally more or less finished my R2 head. It came with the bottom part that allows it to spin if there is a body. Now mine of course needs no body but I have added this part anyway as it adds stability and just gives it the right look. I had to find a way to attach it and just took some pieces of wood in which I could drill some screws, the whole interior was then spraypainted matte black and I added some black ABS plates on top of the wood so it wouldn´t be too obvious that it is wood. I then added various hoses and cables I found at my local DIY store to make it look functional but still keep it as lightweight as possible as I´m planning to carry this little sucker around when trooping. When everything was installed, it was time for our number one requirement, get dirty!!!:peace:

So I used some matte black spraypaint for the hoses and cables and immediately wiped it off again, I gave the outside of the dome a black wash first, followed by a wash with some sand colored paint. 

Oh and I almost forgot, I have even added a remote controlled ligth which can switch colors and even has some flash effects, btw it´s a simple and cheap waterproof light originally intended to be used in a garden pond.

I have also added a leg for a table and a leash to have some options to carry it around.

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I know, it´s huge... but I am a very happy dirty dude!:smile:

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That. Is. Awesome!! I love it :D Can‘t wait to Legoland now!


TD 31037 reporting in!!

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Thanks guys:smile:

Ben, if you like, we can take turns carrying it around... might get quite heavy!:tongue:

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Ha, that's awesome! I think if I managed to get an aluminum head, I'd have to 3D print the rest of the body and do a cool paint job. A guy in my garrison has a black and gold droid that's really cool.

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