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hippynumber1

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #30 on: 10 January, 2017, 09:21:39 pm »
I'll tell you this - the Falcon is amazing (or should that be awesome?) and I haven't regretted it once, in spite of how stressful it has been at times. The thing is huge at just over two and a half feet long and so incredibly detailed it's hard to believe BUT if someone came to me with the model completed to a professional standard and said "You can buy this for £900." I'd tell them to do one! I think it's the time spent working on it and the sense of achievement at the end of each stage that makes it worthwhile and, certainly with the Falcon, everytime I look at it so close to completion I find it hard to believe that I made it!

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #31 on: 10 January, 2017, 09:29:24 pm »
Yeah that's the bit that really appeals, especially with this droid.  It does seem a really engrossing project.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #32 on: 11 January, 2017, 08:30:15 am »
i decided to go for it.  it just looks like a project i can really get my teeth into so why not.  Been fancying some model building for a while and it will keep me busy when my son heads off this year.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #33 on: 11 January, 2017, 09:06:51 am »
Even though I have only completed  the first two part of R2-D2 I thoroughly enjoyed it (even though it only took 10 minutes) and am itching for more parts to drop through my letterbox.

I have the first 50 parts of the Millenium Falcon sitting in boxes and my resolve to wait until I have all 100 parts is waning. If I had the room to be able to set it aside from time to time I would definitely be doing it now.

I've just re-read the entire Millenium Falcon thread and the itch to get started is very strong.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #34 on: 11 January, 2017, 09:56:08 am »
that does look a fantastic model.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #35 on: 11 January, 2017, 11:33:17 pm »
You are tempting me here.  Still not sure though.
It has a still/video camera...and wifi...and responds to voice commands!
His mate might be fluent in over six million forms of communication but I'm not sure R2 will understand Scotch!

The moment I saw that was a link to a youtube video I knew what it was :)

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #36 on: 20 January, 2017, 08:30:45 pm »
got my first delivery with the r2 usb stick.. weirdly the drive is actually too big to fit in any of my usb slots (wider than any of my other ones).  either I'm being really dumb or I got a duffer.
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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #37 on: 20 January, 2017, 11:53:13 pm »
Maybe it fits Imperial size ports?

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #38 on: 21 January, 2017, 09:53:17 am »
got my first delivery with the r2 usb stick.. weirdly the drive is actually too big to fit in any of my usb slots (wider than any of my other ones).  either I'm being really dumb or I got a duffer.

Mine doesn't fit either of the 2 on my PC either.
Odd.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #39 on: 21 January, 2017, 10:44:04 am »
That is odd, mine's fine. Are you sure (and feel free to call me names) that it's not just because the body is so round? I had to lift the edge of my laptop slightly before it would fit...

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #40 on: 21 January, 2017, 11:00:30 am »
nah it is the connector itself is wide than any other usb device I have.  it's basically not usb size.  ah well.. it looks nice anyway. 

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #41 on: 21 January, 2017, 11:01:43 am »
Maybe it fits Imperial size ports?

haha.  excellent.


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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #42 on: 21 January, 2017, 12:07:27 pm »
Sounds odd. A couple of probably too basic suggestions - Has a piece of the cap come away with the USB connector? Does the connector have some kind of protective blank in/on/around it? Have you tried cheese?

Seems an email might be in order - maybe you've got a foreign batch by accident (though I shouldn't think different countries or regions would use different sized USBs (what would be the point of that?), I wouldn't be surprised).

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #43 on: 21 January, 2017, 12:48:58 pm »
Indeed sharky. I've never seen one in a different sized housing before.  Very odd.

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Re: My Amazing R2-D2 Build Thread
« Reply #44 on: 10 February, 2017, 01:46:42 pm »
Parts 3 and 4 now completed.