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Hi All

Thanks for the add to the new forum. I had some posts in the old one over the years but I wasn’t very active. I’m one of the guys that built a full scale, fully metallic, remote controlled and functional R2D2 with lights, sounds, opening panels etc. - see profile pic.  

Ive had a Anovos TK big brown box sitting in the corner of my room for a few years now. Never had the time to get it built.... until now!!! 
 

ive made some good progress in the past week, but after this weekend’s work, I’ll be at a standstill for a week or so while I wait for strapping supplies to arrive from Amazon. The Reviews of the Anovos supplied strapping, although it looks good, doesn’t seem to cut the mustard after a troop or two so best to do it right from the beginning. 
 

Anyhow, thanks again for acceptance to the forum and hopefully I can bounce some questions and ideas off you guys as I finish up the TK build. 
 

thanks

Damien

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Hi Damien,

Welcome back to the forums. It's great to see you working away on the TK big brown box.

I look forward to seeing you at troops, whenever we will be able to attend them. 

I also love the R2 unit. My inner Jawa would love to have a look at that if you decide to bring it to a troop or a con.

What part of the country are you based? We may have troopers nearby that could offer a few pointers whenever we are able to meet up again.


 

TK/TI/TX/DZ 18170 -  Shane Murphy [Dropkick]
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Hi Shane

Thanks for the welcome.  Its good to be back.  Im from Dublin and currently living in Meath.  I'll post some more pics of the TK build over the coming days. 

Until you get to see R2 in person, I have one or two videos up on Youtube that your 'inner Jawa' might like.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0CH9yo2vuedNEQKYEJbTMg/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0

Damien

 

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Damok

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I love those. Thanks for sharing. #Want

Sure I'm only down the road from you in Monasterboice, Co. Louth & I know we also have a member based in Navan.


 

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Im in Ashbourne, so not too far away.

I managed to finish off most of the remaining pieces on my build -pics above. Just some tidying up left to do until the strapping material arrives in a few weeks and I can get paint for the chest buttons. In the meantime, I plan to move onto my doopy-doo build and install electronics. 

Im looking at getting rubber hand guards to replace the plastic ones that came with the kit.  I’m also thinking of replacing the belt.  It’s a bit flimsy.  Trooper bay and imperialissue.com seem to be the recommended ‘go to’ places for both. Are there alternatives in Europe that members could recommend?
 

thanks

Damien

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Wow you are really flying on your build Damien, hopefully your strapping arrives soon.

I do the silicone hand guards and have them in stock, I have a sales thread on here will find the link for you though at the moment I am cocooning so cant get to the post office🙄

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Thanks Chris (and Shane).  That's great.  No urgency on them.  They can wait until after the lock-down has been lifted. 

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Very nice Damien....but having worn a TK you cant beat the comfort and control of R2....hopefully you'll be finished soon


snowtrooper cleared.....

R2D2 ready to roll....

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Hey Dan. Imagine meeting you here 👍

thanks for the words of encouragement. Still waiting on the strapping to arrive. Fingers crossed I can finish off the build in the next few weeks. 
 

Transporting the TK might be a little easier for me that R2 but I’ll definitely get him out for a troop or two. 



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