Since I'm needing a little help with my Ben Kenobi tunic and have some free time, and because I've been inspired by some of the excellent Gonk droid projects out there, I figured "why not?".
I found these 14 gallon Rugged Tote boxes at Lowe's. I love the fact they're blue so I don't need to paint them. They were also reasonably priced, about $8 each.
I also went to the dollar store and bought about $15 in odds and ends.
I was originally going to scratch build the feet, but while walking around Lowe's I saw these gutter drop outlets and thought they'd work great. I also picked up some flexible downspouts for the legs. I'm going to remove the little tabs on both ends of the feet and then close both sides with a piece of styrene. I think by the time I paint them black and add greeblies, they'll look the part.
I built some internal supports for the legs / feet and added a center support to the body.
I started removing the latch handles and cut a few holes. I think it's off to a good start!