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Revvek’s FOTK build [KB 2020]

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Ok I have been collecting bits for several years, this part from here, that part from there. (Details later) and yesterday, my biggest box finally arrived, my KB A- FOTK kit. The build can finally begin! (I’m sure there will be things I’m missing)

 

Next, find time to sort and label things and continue researching others KB builds to get a better feel for how these kits go together. 
 

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Parts:

Armor - KB Props (May the 4th A-)

Helmet - Anovos Standard (FA and TLJ)

      {also got a KB FA helmet, but I may sell it}

Gaskets - Geeky Pink’s (Then perhaps rubber ones)

Neckseal - Geeky Pinks or Anovos (have both)

Belt - Belts of the First Order

Belt Pouches - Trooperbay

Gloves - Imperial Boots

Boots - Imperial Boots

Metal Holster - R2Dan (order request posted, no response at the moment) 

 

F-11D - Imperial Factory and Anovos

F-11D guts - BlastFX 

SE-44C - Imperial Factory

 

Voice Amp - TRamp

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Hello and welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing your build. Research is the key and following others build threads is a good way to learn, good luck.

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You most certainly have posted in the correct area Steve. looking forward to your build progression.

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Great, thanks! 
looking forward to learning and sharing what I come up with. Perhaps even coming up with my own solutions to teach others along the way. 
 

I have been building an R2-D2 with my brother for over 4 years now I think. It’s been for sure a challenge and great learning experience! 
 

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if anyone is interested, we have a build

log on Astromech.net here. https://astromech.net/forums/showthread.php?26950-Mowee-s-Build-Log
 

but this one is about my first Armor build! so enough droid photos. 

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You made it! Glad you were able to hop on the forum. Wasn’t aware you had been on one before. Look forward to seeing your progress! 
 

And btw, if you can’t tell from my profile pic.. I’m a huge R2 fan! That’s a pretty impressive project to undertake. I can’t imagine the amount of work and patience something like that would take. And money of course!! Lol

 

Hope I was of some help getting you over here! We have lots of KB builds going on at the moment and several that you already know of. Again, welcome to the FISD! Glad to have you aboard. 

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13 hours ago, Krisko720 said:

You made it! Glad you were able to hop on the forum. Wasn’t aware you had been on one before. Look forward to seeing your progress! 
 

And btw, if you can’t tell from my profile pic.. I’m a huge R2 fan! That’s a pretty impressive project to undertake. I can’t imagine the amount of work and patience something like that would take. And money of course!! Lol

 

Hope I was of some help getting you over here! We have lots of KB builds going on at the moment and several that you already know of. Again, welcome to the FISD! Glad to have you aboard. 

Thank you!

yes R2 is a big project, especially because ours will be one of only a few that can transition between standing and driving stances. Otherwise known as the 2-3-2 transition. 
most people’ builds are stuck in 3, or static in 2

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Im planning at the moment to be building the Force Awakens version of things first, but I have both standard line Anovos TFA and TLJ buckets. So perhaps I will find a way to make things work either way.
When my Anovos TLJ kit finally arrives down the road post lawsuit crap, I hope, then I can have either and choose the one to keep. 

 

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Started to list my parts collection in the first post. but I will also list it here. 
 

Parts:

Armor - KB Props (May the 4th A-)

Helmet - Anovos Standard (FA and TLJ)

      {also got a KB FA helmet, but I may sell it}

Gaskets - Geeky Pink’s (Then perhaps rubber ones)

Neckseal - Geeky Pinks or Anovos (have both)

Belt - Belts of the First Order

Belt Pouches - Trooperbay

Gloves - Imperial Boots

Boots - Imperial Boots

Metal Holster - R2Dan (order request posted, no response at the moment) 

 

F-11D - Imperial Factory and Anovos

F-11D guts - BlastFX 

SE-44C - Imperial Factory

 

Voice Amp - TRamp

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And so the trimming begins...

Grabbed a medium small size part to get used to working with the material. 

Finding the proper edge will take some research for each part. This edge isn’t entirely clear, but I think I got the top close, just need to refine the sides. 
 

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First cut is often the hardest ;) 

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Got the parts all laid out for cat inspection.

 

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(resin bits closeup)

 

Have things mostly identified.

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Are the KB's forearms just two pieces (bottom/side and then top piece)? 

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11 minutes ago, LTM said:

Are the KB's forearms just two pieces (bottom/side and then top piece)? 

I’m not sure how they work yet. Haven’t looked into how to trim and assemble those yet. 
this is a new design from what I understand.  

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Hmmm

trying to get images from imgur to work rather than how I have been doing it.... not working.

 

GOT IT!

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A great thread on posting images using Imgur can be found here 

 

 

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7 hours ago, LTM said:

Are the KB's forearms just two pieces (bottom/side and then top piece)? 

A nice thread showing the forearms, top and base

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1 hour ago, gmrhodes13 said:

A nice thread showing the forearms, they have a base, two sides, a top and pill box

I read that one!
His is Anovos, mine is KB, there are differences, but mine does have 3 parts for the forearms. I believe this is a recent new feature for KB?

 

I'm reading this one. My kit has 3 parts now.

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28 minutes ago, Revvek said:

I read that one!
His is Anovos, mine is KB, there are differences, but mine does have 3 parts for the forearms. I believe this is a recent new feature for KB?

Sorry only one coffee this morning, should have been this reference

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On 8/5/2020 at 8:14 AM, LTM said:

Are the KB's forearms just two pieces (bottom/side and then top piece)? 

LTM, 

The forearms spear to be 4 parts.

 

these 3 ABS parts

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and a resin insert

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Sorry for the SILENCE.  it's been a rough few weeks.

My cat Dusty got sick, they found one of his kidneys is enlarged after several visits to the vet.  He is now on low grade kind of chemo, seems to maybe be helping.


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He and his sister are both over 15 years old, and that's when the old cat things start adding up...

I hope to find the time and energy to start working on some of this project again soon!

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So sorry to hear about your cat, hope it is on the mend. Hope to see you back soon 

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Finally an update, the long weekend gave me time to get started learning how to trim and refine parts. 
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Here is the first completed part.
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Ready for paint. 
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I am 90% sure I will paint everything at the moment, since so many parts will require it. 

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Next, I took on the hand plates, and was able to pull clean shapes out of the blobs of white plastic. 
(The one in back is how it came from KB, the front is starting to take shape) (pencil more marks added to help define areas to tune in more)

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Now, how to do the pill opening...  I started with sanding the back side down (not pictured), and that made the center thin and easy to cut through. 
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And then I used a small drill and rat tail file to finish the shape.

now to make the second one match. 
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Photo of me using the drill to clear the slots.
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and they are completed. 
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[those are some of R2’s body door parts and a bit of leg details to the right, as I also continue to work on him as well]

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Hmmm Question....

 

Should I include my several blaster builds here as well? Or make other build logs for those... hmmmm

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Guest Boramere

Blasters? Other Builds to make it easy for others to find/learn from. Only snippets here. 

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