Now I'm working on my R2-D2 dome even though its mounted on my imperial frame and skin. So far I mounted the rockler ring, then the JAG plate, then the lower ring, then the plastic ring on top of that. I drilled out all the holes 2 drill bits up from what the holes came in. This makes it easier to take on and off.
Here are the two droids. Time to take the droid on the left with my 300 MM dome to Tom's and work on it.
So I bust this virgins dome's cherry and start cutting the outer dome panels. First I numbered them all with a marker so I know what belongs where. Its simple insert a hand saw like the one seen and slowly cut the tabs. It took me about 45 minutes to cut them all out.
I have to admit this is fun. Kinda of a once in a lifetime experience, or you have to build another dome, or become like Tiny P and work on a bunch of these. Out of all the parts of this droid I worked on this was hands down one of coolest things.
Droid back at home with his panels all removed. R5 looks on.
Now both of my droids are really starting to take on the look.