Dome Bag - 2.3 measuring & cutting

Spent ages last night marking out fold lines and ensuring extra material for the hemmed edges, also what I did and didn't need lol, and how it's going to be sown up lol.
dome bag, james r5d4

I've documented all the dimensions so will draw these up on the plans.

Next up was to cut this out.....
dome bag, james r5d4

When I next get two minutes free, the plan is to iron over the hem edges and then make a start on actually stitching them all up.

Jessika 'Testor' Pava - 2019 Update...

Jess Testor Pava

Well.....it's been a while and should really get back onto this project. My daughter did re-try on the jumpsuit last year sometime & yep, you guessed it, she'd grown in height. I obviously wasn't thinking ahead and had cut off the extra length in the legs as thought to use this material for pockets etc. So am going to have to start over on this by buying a new one.

Cosplay Jess Testor Pava
The chest box I made out of cardboard, this was great fun to make. You can check out the start of this project here.

I have since then been asked by her if we could make a few other outfits so I need to source info on these and see if these are viable, easier/simplier/longer lasting lol


3D printed Vape Collar now on my Thingiverse

Vape tank collar - bad motivator

Uploaded my 3D collar for the Vape Tank to my Thingiverse account.
It was designed to fit this vape tank pictured below.
Vape tank - bad motivator

UK R2D2 Builders Club - MCM London

R2-D2 will be attending Friday & Saturday
& Chopper will be there on Sunday
along side the UK Garrison.

And if your into Steampunk,
check out Chris' R2 on their display stand.
May 24th to 26th, 2019

R5 & myself are not able to attend this event.


Dome Bag - 2.2 work has begun

Friday evening I was home alone, so put The Last Jedi, on the TV did got to work on marking and measuring the foam and material ready for cutting out.

Dome foam protection, dome bag

First was marking the foam dome base. I first cut a square piece of the foam, then using the remaining of it, I wrapped the foam around the outside of R5’s dome & marked the thickness.
Dome foam protection, dome bag
This was then cut around [no picture].

Next was to measure up a distance that will protect the upper edge of the R5 dome. This was thencut and wrapped around the dome. The foam material I have is enough, but it's not long enough, so an extra piece has to be cut. Well it would just be waisted otherwise.
Dome foam protection, dome bagDome foam protection, dome bag

Here the side is being measured for the extra piece of foam.
dome bag, foam protection, r5d4 dome

This was as far as I got, cutting wise. Once this was done and dimensions written down. I made a start on the sheet material. It was laid out and the elastic corners, trimmed off and corners opened up so the sheet could be laid flat. I then marked out the round base and the start of the main side panel. Ensuring that I had enough for edging, folding over and the pull cord at the top of the bag.

I'll post up more in 'Dome Bag 2.3'.

Bad Motivator - Vape / smoke video 2019

So, Sunday morning, I was able to set up and video the vape tank that I had to replace the e-cig unit. This can take more power lol and produce a LOT more ‘smoke’.
R5D4, Bad Motivator, vape
This was it set up. The timer, orange square, was not in use as I believe it has actually failed like the other one, shame as they are good. So the setup is voltage regulator, air pump & vape tank (controlled via a switch for testing).

The unit would normally only run for a few seconds when activated with the pop up ‘bad motivator’, but it’s ability to have a longer lifetime is a plus. And the fact it produces more vape is another plus.

Next up is to re-do the electronics etc and also the bad motivator pop-up system and R5 will be back in buisness again.

As mentioned on the video info, I'll be posting up the collar to my Thingiverse page soon.


Flashback 2012 - R5's Rear Hatch

Here's a flashback to this day back in 2012.

R5-D4's Body Skin 1.8 Rear Hatch upgrade
I had an idea to create a two part rear hatch for accessing inside R5, but once the wood was cut out, it wasn't strong enough, so had to create a one piece hatch.
R5-D4, woodwork, rear hatch

Click on this link to view the Blog entry.


Lee Towersey - DeAgostini's R2-D2 & Meningitis Now (re-post)

Re-sharing this for a good cause!

Lee Towersey is fundraising this DeAgustini R2-D2 for Meningitis Now

This mini R2-D2 was built by Lee and 'painted & weathered' by Henrick.
Both have worked on the Star Wars movies together,
since The Force Awakens,
in the CFX Department.
Check out Lee's twitter account here.

And here's the link to the JustGiving page for
your chance to win this awesome R2-D2

All it's all for a good cause.......
justgiving, justgiving R2-D2, Ian Yates