Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Estes R2D2 #2142 Build, Part 5, Assembly and Mask
The body halves joined, held tight with rubber bands while the glue dries.
Later on, stickers will go over the top rounded surfaces.
After the glue dried the seams were sanded smooth for better adhesion of the stickers.
I'd recommend painting the body before the legs are glued on. It'll just be easier to mask.
The upper dome gets silver, I'll use metallic aluminum.
On the left is the mask for the silver.
Scotch tape went down first, over that a wrap of copy paper held on with masking tape.
The inset shows the paint lines after the mask was removed.