Friday, 1 March 2013

Costume party at my daughter's school!

As parents also was expected to dress up I HAD to make a Jedi costume to for the lightsaber I made last summer

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Slow progress is still progress!!

Got the final external parts last week! Thank you Guy for being a star! Also got the Alu radar eye mounted an am now in the process of finishing/gluing/hingeing all the doors...drats!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Working on the dome

I'm in the process of cutting all the holes in the inner dome at the moment. The kid next door came by to check on my progress and to inspect the lightsaber I just built :)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

R2 Builders Group at Celebration VI in Orlando!

After waiting and hoping for two years, the RADAR EYE finally arrives!

This was the first part I was planning to get when I first started this project two years ago. I soon realized that a radar eye in aluminium was the the stuff of myths and legends - only made when the earth, moon, uluru, Lars homestead and an old aussie grannie´s petunia collection aligned. The maker, David Shaw, apparently lives in an aluminium capsule buried in the australian desert... For a long time I doubted his existence - was he real? Some months ago he returned - Rise of the Shaw!! Builders all over the world have been ecstatic, frantically checking David's homepage for updates and availability. I was off-world on holiday when the part was released, but thanks to Edward going out of his way to reach me via Telex and Wampa-cries I managed to get on the list!

One thing is the availability of Davids immaculate parts - the Shaw experience has to be experienced... The man not only double-box his parts. He wraps them in tissue paper. This time he even made custom shiny shiny sticker with the club logo - LOLZ! David you are SO the man! Thank you very much for FINALLY doing the most iconic part of our litle friend :)

The Shaw experience step by step: