Transport upgrade - Wheel base

After loading up R5 & sledge into the back of the car, I noted that if the piece of wood that the wheels are attached to was removed, then it would actually still fit in, without having to remove it every time I loaded the sledge.
Close, but that's because of the extra
thickness of the wheel platform.
See picture below.

The problem was that the t-nuts for the securing bolts, wouldn't be able to be fitted in the original panel due to the strengthening wood pieces.

So the only thing I could do was to cut off the lower section and screw the wheel base panel onto it.
I fitted these back on as the swivel ones would of been good once loaded into the back of car but probably not so good once out and pushing the sledge & R5's weight!


My R5-D4 designed patches arrived.....

Yesterday afternoon, was a race for time!

The delivery drop-off time was close to when the wife would of not been home, as would of been on school run! I did leave a 'leave in a safe place' note, but still.....

Thankfully, they were delivered in time and here they are.
R5-D4 Patch
Free Lolly
These are great, better than I imagined!
R5-D4 Patch
The patch in all it's colour
R5-D4 Patch
Rear of patch

R5-D4 Patch
And here's a size comparison with a
UK £1 coin and my sticker at the bottom.

If you'd like a patch or sticker,
you can message me via

Thandie Newton Star Wars dress on Twitter

So last night/this morning I was scrolling through my Twitter notifications, when I saw someone mention that Thandie Newton's dress was of Star Wars characters! Designed by Vivienne Westwood.
Thandie Newton's Star Wars dress
I made a simple replay to Asad Ayaz's tweet,
'Zoomed in on images on her dress 😎👍'.

Forgetting that I was replying to not just Asad Ayaz,
but also Ms Newton.......
which became clear to me
when she 'liked' my reply....WOOOOW!!
Thandie Newton, twitter

Am sooooo looking forward to the film coming out next week!


Blog Title Change......

When I first started writing this blog,
I didn't really know what Title to use,
so called it what it is, 'My R5-D4 Astromech Droid', lol.

Now that I also have a FaceBook page, Twitter & an Instagram account, I thought I should rename this one to better match up with the others.

So am thinking of changing the name to:

James' R5-D4

This, I hope will make finding this age easier as it matches more with the other accounts.

.....just hope this doesn't mess anything up lol.

Patches are on their way.....

Had an email confirming that my R5 patches have been dispatched and should be landing in the next few days!!

Then received another text & email this morning confirming that my patches will land today!!


R0-D4 has his own (one off) Toy

Last week over on one the many FaceBook groups, I spotted a comment regarding droids, mentioning Lee Towersey R2-L0 droid & R0-D4 droid belonging to a 'James'.

How cool is that!!! 😎

New e-Cig bracket

The problem I found with the e-Cig bracket is that the single screw didn't hold it in place. Also the position of the screw was actually obscured by the contacts. Plus,there wasn't enough clearance to unscrew it with its collar in place.

So I drew/modified the design to have two screw fixing positions, easier access to fix them. I lowered them as well. I then increased the land that the 'flat top 510' adapter fits into, to allow the e-Cig & it's collar (once pipe is disconnected) to freely unscrew for easier refilling.

I added an angle to the flat, so that it would allow clearance to the e-Cig/Motivator slide unit.
James' R5D4 e-Cig smoke unit

James' R5D4 e-Cig smoke unit

I love all this testing and refining of parts.


** R5-D4 stickers are selling well **

Have sold quite a few now,
tho I still have plenty,
so if you're interested,
click this link
( instagram & DM me 😎 )

(postage outside of the UK depends on weight & zones)