Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SOLD Nissan 350Z 2002 JDM Import FSH

As we're moving to Oz I have just sold my beloved Z


Friday, December 12, 2008

R2 and 3PO at ICAP Charity Day

Today I took R2 along to the ICAP Charity Day as part of the UK Garrison
Brilliant day was had driving R2 around and meeting celbrities and Prince Harry
£11 million was raised worldwide during the day by ICAP
more pictures can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickpell/sets/72157610989472379/

Friday, December 05, 2008

Star Wars in your pocket modification

I picked up a cheap key ring which has the sound clip for Princess Leia - Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope and have glued one of my servos onto it and will be fixing it inside my droid shortly
Just need to sort out a hologram projector next!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Legoland Star Wars 2008

Over the past 2 weekends I have taken my R2 down to Legoland for their Star Wars events
The first day a kid jumped on my R2 from the side and managed to split the A&A leg!!!!
After some repairs I managed to get it back out in the park for the Sunday and for the following weekend
On Sunday 8th Warwick Davis visited the park and joined the Rebel Legion and the UK Garrison for many photos

More pics can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickpell/sets/72157608787183237/

The video below shows my R2 running round the park and some of the fireworks

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Originally uploaded by mick.pell@btinternet.com
My R2 unit will be appearing at this years Legoland Fireworks displays

Monday, September 01, 2008

Light weathering to make R2 look more real

I've used burnt umber water based paint to lightly weather my R2 to make it look used and more real

My R2 in August 2008

Not far from being finished now
I just need to sort the feet alignment, add a periscope and the rear logics lighting
I will also be weathering it slightly - just to look a bit more real
oh and get a new o ring for my dome drive as i lost mine and am currently using an elastic band which doesn't give enough traction

Thursday, July 17, 2008

July 2008 Progress

not too far to go for both droids now

feet to sort on r2
hands and belly to sort on 3po

hopefully get all of this cdone before the clone wars comes to cinemas!!

Wedding Day Joy

I was so proud to marry Caroline this year on May 25th and yes we've done the normal wedding photos but also I thought we couldn't go without sharing it with the rest of my family.....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

C-3PO Sounds

toy 3po
Originally uploaded by mick.pell@btinternet.com
This was a cheap c-3po toy I got from ebay
It has several c-3po sound clips that I'll use inside my 3po

3po progress

After a couple of weeks worth of spray painting I put 3po back together and this is how he's looking
The metallic paint looks great but its hard not to leave your finger prints all over the place
Hopefully I'll get the head finished by the end of the weekend as well

Sunday, April 13, 2008


the bare parts
Originally uploaded by mick.pell@btinternet.com
Today I bought a Threepio from Jeff of the UK Garrison and picked it up from him in Bristol
This is the one that was in the Droid Builders Area in Celebration Europe.
Over the next week or so I will be spraying it gold
You can see in this picture that it came with a mannequin made from pvc piping

Sunday, March 30, 2008

First Steps

Added the radio control gear into my R2 today
My brother helped with sorting the motors and feet
I've still got quite a bit of work to do to sort the feet and make them more sturdy and stable
The motor holders are A&A and its got scooter motors running at 12V
I'm using the Viper speed controllers and HiTec radio gear

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Master Replicas ANH Trooper Helmet

I've just taken delivery of my new MR play.com exclusive budget ANH helmet.
Its a pretty good helmet especially as it only cost 60 quid!
Not sure whether it'll be accepted as it is by the UK Garrison though.

Here you can see it standing next to the FX helmet. (FX on left)