Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quick Dome Assembly

I did a quick dome assembly with the pieces I have painted. I still need to fix the bad spots on the radar eye and paint the center of the holoprojectors with the metallic aluminum spray paint.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Painting Logic Surrounds

I put the last coat of red paint on my dome, painted the white dome ring, painted the radar eye, and put the first two coats on the logic surrounds using the Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish--Aluminum (#7715830) spray paint. There are a still a couple of bad spots on the radar eye I need to fix and then repaint. I need to wet sand the logic surrounds and put one last coat on them.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Midwest Robots Build Night

Jason and Clay reassembled Jason's custom router table and then tested trimming the bottom frame plate down to size. I repainted my dome a previous night and wet sanded it again to get it ready for a final paint job.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wet Sanding Dome

I finished using the razor blade/sandpaper to get rid of the drops of glue around panel edge openings.

I was wondering if I should sand my dome before painting again. Clay and Jason thought it would be a good idea. Clay suggested I use a 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper.

Nate took a picture of me wet sanding my dome, and I returned the favor by taking a picture of Nate sanding Jason's R5 dome while Jason worked on his skins.

Skin Work

On the first build night in October Jason, Clay, Nate, and I got together to do a little R2 Building. Nate marked his top and bottom frame plates so he could route them out later. Jason worked on separating his skin panels and Clay worked on cleaning my skins (after a previous builder borrowed them to glue up a couple frames and left them a mess). THANK YOU CLAY!!!