NZ BB-8 Builders?

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Hi All,

This is my first post here, but I thought I should introduce myself to other BB8 builders. I built a fibreglass version in time for Armageddon this year to compliment my son's Poe Dameron costume, it proved to be very popular even though it was very much an beta version.

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Since then I have reworked the internal drive mechanism, completely reworked his head and am in the process of adding sound and light.


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Welcome to the forums JD, and nice work on your BB-8. He certainly was popular at 'Geddon.

Did you take many WIP photos of your build along the way? ...feel free to start a thread specific to your droid if you've got enough images for show and tell :)
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Thanks Matt,
I have a few and some more of the rebuild, I'll take your advice and start a build thread backtracking the process.

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jdflute wrote:...
I have a few and some more of the rebuild, I'll take your advice and start a build thread backtracking the process...
Nice :victory:
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It would be nice to see your wip pics on this jd
Doomsday and Armageddon got together and had a baby and man is it ugly.
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I have been in touch with Cambrian plastics and they can make a white sphere or two domes in white at 6 mm thick with an overall dimension of 506mm
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Looks like quite a few in the builders forum are going the way of the cr10s 3d printer which has a build size of 300x300x400mm.
And it is at a really decent price on some of the different websites around the place.
Doomsday and Armageddon got together and had a baby and man is it ugly.
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Hey guys, i know it's been a while since I've visited the forums, sorry about that been very busy.
I have just bought a 3d printer and am in the process of clearing out a home for it in my work shop.
I have a good mixture of parts for both the bb8 and bb9 build.
I was thinking of starting to complete my bb9 as I have a spinmaster bb8 that is so much fun to play with.
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badges2nz wrote:...
I have a good mixture of parts for both the bb8 and bb9 build.
I was thinking of starting to complete my bb9 as I have a spinmaster bb8 that is so much fun to play with.
Cool. Super interested to see your progress.
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