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Monday, 14 April 2014

Update 14.04.2014

Quick update.

Done the wires. Will call inhelp to cut the belly mat when I have a chance to put the suit on.

Had a message from the prop guys - they would like me to come in for some more work. Awesome!

No word from head moulding guy but he's making moulds now, so I expect to hear something soon as he promised me he'd be moulding my head at this stage.

Going to try and compile a list of parts and greeblies that I'm currently missing - it's not a lot - next week. Once I know all that's left, I can buy em and then prepare for golding up.

DESPERATELY NEED A TEST FITTING to help me ascertain my diet progress and any further tweaks to the major parts.

Major purchases ahead:

  • scratch-resistant bags (fleece)
  • Voice kit
  • Spraychroming.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

deadlines approaching!

Star Wars: Episode VII will release in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London's historic Pinewood Studios.  

(from Starwars.com) 

--And I hope to be ready for that!!! Expect more updates soon, as I commence more work on 3PO.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Weight Update

So I've been doing a bit more Xtrainer last week and on the food front, I had a few big social events that involved lots of BAD (but bloody tasty!) meals.

Weighed myself  today - 168.0 again.... no change form last time. Oh well, it's better than being heavier, I suppose.

This week ahead sees me doing two Jack Sparrow appearances on Monday and Weds, then Comic Con for two days on the coming weekend. I know that weekend will probably involve long periods of being hungry, with big meals in the evening, so I'm going to do my best to hit the xtrainer for a decent period - hopefully back up to 180 cals (45 minutes) per day and eat carefully all week to allow for the weekend's excesses.

I also plan to pop down to see the model shop, as they've now got the inner tray for the back section. After that's fitted, it'll be time to look at the legs, hands and the nightmare area - the ABS shorts.

The Metaverse book is pretty much done, so hopefully I can do some more on this gorram suit now!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Going down...

Right. After being quite good in the last 2 weeks - constant workouts and staying under my calorie limit, I'm down a little to 168.0 lbs

 I was previously 169.4 lbs.

So I'm getting there. Hopefully the cumulative effect by next week will show a better figure. (in both senses!)

Friday, 31 January 2014


Just a quick update today to say that I took my back section to the model guys and they carefully cut the back panel off and sanded it. Amazingly quickly - like 20  mins work. If I'd attempted it myself it would've taken me two hours and been a real mess and I would probably have lost at least two fingers and an eye.

Looks good. Next thing will be checking the legs etc. :)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

I got GUTS!

Well, I'm property BACK on the diet and exercise regime again. It's been a week of working out and eating much more sensibly after Xmas's X-cesses. Bout time too - I was getting a bit downhearted with my increasing weight again.
  • WEIGHT: I still dare not weigh myself just yet - I want to see less belly before I do that.
  • HEAD: I heard from the molding guy about the head molding - he expects to start in Feb - next week, essentially.
  • BACK: My friend and fellow droid JD is making me an awesome vacuum formed inner tray for the back box - this will give me something to mount the electronics etc on once I've detached the back cover piece.
I'm planning on taking the back to the model shop for that particular modification next week. I plan to speak to the automotive shop too - about prepping for chrome and/or maybe buying in a spraychrome paint to do it there. Who knows - might be easier all round.
  • GUTS - Bought some white coaxial cable - 89p for 2metres. Chopped it in to 4 pieces and that's my white cables sorted (for the belly pistons, seen in the pic)
Here's the wire collection. I think I might have enough now to attempt the waist section.

Top: Coaxial cable with pistons, and all the other stuff.
 FEET: Although I already have 2 x pairs of neoprene surf bootees to wear under my foot shells, I did look in some shops today and see a possible good alternative - one piece rubber 'galoshes' from 'Clas Ohlson' - they're simple rubber slippers. Very cheap, very thin and flexible, and super low profile. The only thing I can magine that might let them down is that they don't cover ankles and being one-piece rubber with  no perforations, they might be a bit sweaty. 

Clas Ohlson Galoshes - £19.99 (a little costly I think?)
You can see them here: CLICK HERE

Well that's it for now. Updates next week.