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    Nov 4, 2009, 6:25 PM - C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #1

    This is it !!! my first one!!!



    ....but i still have to improove.

    As some of you know.. i bought from Fettpride the molds to build C3POs...

    I have never done anything related to gelcoat or fiberglass.... but hey... here is my first ever fiberglass piece!!!


    I think that it is too thin, but i gave two coats of gelcoat, and two layers of fiber.....


    Ahh, and i have to cut and trim the edges...

    But it looks fantastic to me !!!!!


    Thanks Chris !!! (Fettpride)

    Once i get all the parts, and fix some details, i will be able to start one run.

    I will let you know.


    Alfredo

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  2. Firespray Pilot's Avatar
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    Nov 4, 2009, 7:12 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #2

    Wow! That looks great for your first attempt! I have always wanted a C3P0 prop. Keep up the good work, Alfredo
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    Nov 4, 2009, 7:20 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #3

    Excellent work for your first attempt. Well done.
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    Nov 4, 2009, 7:47 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #4

    thats really nice for a first time. Very good sir!.
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    Nov 4, 2009, 8:27 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #5

    Looks dang good to me!!!! Cool!!!
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    Nov 4, 2009, 9:37 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #6

    First time working fiberglass?
    **** fine job there. I will definitely be tracking your progress!

    Here's to ya, brother !!!
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    Nov 4, 2009, 10:31 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #7

    That looks fantastic! I'll definitely want to see how it all turns out!
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    Nov 5, 2009, 4:11 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #8

    Will be watching this like a hawk Alfredo!! Very interested!
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    Nov 5, 2009, 6:56 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #9

    First time Alfredo ?? Wow buddy, that is clean Your lamination looks just right !! And your gel coat looks flawless ! Beautiful job, especially considering that fiberglass molds are harder to work with.

    Bravo :thumbup

    -Chris
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    Nov 5, 2009, 3:15 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #10

    Looking sharp Alfredo... keep it up!
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    Nov 5, 2009, 3:18 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #11

    Thanks guys....!!

    Have a few questions...

    1.-How do you get the round edges?

    2.-How thick should it be for a) statue prop b) wearable suit?


    Thanks

    Alfredo
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    Nov 5, 2009, 3:56 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #12

    Which edges do you want rounded? Internals?
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    Nov 5, 2009, 4:05 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #13

    I mean the edge of the part... all around the part (gosh...how difficult it is to explain it !!)




    Thanks for the help... maybe i will take a pic, and draw where the part is...
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    Nov 13, 2009, 7:42 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #14

    Great work. First time?! Amazing! Let us know if you will be offering 3po parts, always wanted one as a display.
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    Nov 13, 2009, 11:24 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #15

    do you plan on doing any electrical work for him? lights, stepper motors, etc?

    I'm new to this and have yet to try my hand at fiberglass. How was your first time? What prior experience did you have with other materials?
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    Nov 16, 2009, 10:36 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #16

    did you buy the molds for FP?? if so i might be interested in a full suit. somehting to work on anyways.
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    Nov 17, 2009, 1:38 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #17

    Hey Alfredo,
    Hows the project coming along, did you ever get the remainder of those moulds?
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    Nov 20, 2009, 2:50 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #18

    Thanks for your interest guys !!!

    i havent got the other molds, but they are on its way...

    Once i get them, i am planning in doing a run, and sell them.

    I will built also some lights for the eyes, and maybe some sound cards...

    Thanks

    Alfredo
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    Nov 20, 2009, 2:54 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #19

    Let us know some prices if you have done the other parts! Maybe a C3PO isnt too expensive ... but who knows! *LOL*

    Ill keep an eye on this Alfredo! Great job with your first piece!

    Keep going brother!
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    Nov 20, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #20

    So do you only have the one mould then bruv? 'chest'? I thought you'd be ploughing thro what you had...
    Can't wait for the next instalment.
  21. Madrid Boba's Avatar
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    Nov 21, 2009, 6:38 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #21

    No... ha ha ha

    I have most of the body.. but i need hands, head, greeblies...

    feet, ......


    I will get them soon... i hope

    Alfredo
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    Nov 21, 2009, 6:20 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #22

    I'm building an RA-7 Droid and need a chest and shoulder bell assembly. As soon as you've got some parts for sale let me know. I'm already having the helmet manufactured as a rapid prototype one off through a friends company in France. I'm aiming for a finished build in fall 2010.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 9:29 PM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #23

    Sure i will !!!

    Thanks

    Alfredo
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    Jan 30, 2010, 9:20 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #24

    hey, MB empty out your mail box. it says it is full and you cannot recieve any more pm's.


    thanks
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    Jan 30, 2010, 10:32 AM - Re: C3PO !!!! MY FIRST PART EVER !!!! #25

    Hello Alfredo,

    I think you can use a dremmel with a sanding piece to clean the edges. You have two options: the brownish and hard tool (the one shown here http://hacknmod.com/wp-content/old/pics/6073-1.jpg) or the white cotton-like discs (http://www.ferrearies.com/images/dremel_.jpg shown on the right).

    Hope that helps.

    Oh, and add me to the list! :P

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