Saturday, May 03, 2008

Painted Utility Arms & Dome Ring

Okay, let's try this again.

Today I repainted the utility arms and dome ring.

First, the Rustoleum white primer.

Next up, the Rustoleum Metallic Purple.

Followed by Duplicolor Anodized Blue.

And finally, the Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel Clearcoat (two coats, 15 minutes apart). But wait... something needs to go wrong by now, right?

Sure enough the segment of rod I'm using as a post for one of the utility arms decides to break off as I was applying the last clearcoat.

Miraculously, I think I managed to salvage the part. I used the other segment of rod that acts as the pivot point as a new post. I finished the clearcoat and let everything dry.

Before allowing the paint to dry too much, I removed the masking tape from the dome ring, and used an Xacto knife to trim the excess paint.

The dome ring looks a lot better, now that it has been repainted.

I'm not sure what, if anything, I'll work on tomorrow.


Calvin Thomas said...

You sure got the hand for that paint now.
He looks so much better!!!!
I'm not sure if I asked you before, But what droid will the
2nd one be?

Victor Franco said...


As of now, #2 will also be an R2-D2, but I will probably make overlays so he can assume another identity/color scheme.