Some Leg Progress
Well..I got past the bolt fiasco! I did have troubles last week drilling 3/4" holes in the main body for the bolts to go into. Lesson learned...don't spend $9.99 on a set of hole saws at Canadian Tire when you can get one hole saw base and one blade for $30. Good deals have to actually work to be a good deal!
I put some more detail parts on the leg..then yesterday I realized that one part should have been painted aluminum colour before (in this pic it is the flat part on the right). I did some carefull masking and got is the right colour now!
Here is a shot from the other direction. See the scrathces? They aren't real..I used paint to make them. One day I have to do this all over to make R2 look like he's been through hell in the Star Wars universe. It's going to be tough to do that too him, but weathering will make him look more real, and hide some flaws.