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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Fantyx, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Fantyx

    Fantyx Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Looks like more of the empire's equipment has been foiled by stairs.

    For those not up to date in the news, we set up the walker today for the clone wars opening. About an hour after we left it fell over. I think the problem came from when we were dragging it around and it was wobbling. The base seemed to have cracked and weakened.

    It eventually tore the mounts off the plywood and fell foward. The head came off, and went over the railing and down the stairs. No one was in the theater except the staff at the time.

    Damage is suprisingly minimal. There were fractures all over the head. All have been repaired, and it looks good as new. The body and legs didn't take damage. The base has been replaced, and Rob is in the process of building a heavily reinforced one now. We'll be moving the damaged parts back to the theater at 3PM tommorow. Aside from the much improved baseplate, we'll be using tiedowns and possibly putting something in the back as a counterbalance. With the modifications and repairs lately, the head is about 70% heavier then it was when we bought it, and is leaning farther foward.
     
  2. Rabellaka

    Rabellaka Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, I have tomorrow off, so I can come and help out again... and bring a camera this time!
     
  3. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We should be there around 3:30 and any help is great.

    Also there are pictures of it on facebook.
     
  4. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    everything is all fixed and ready to go.
     
  5. Fantyx

    Fantyx Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Everything is still standing?
     
  6. darthsolvo

    darthsolvo Jedi Youngling star 1

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    holly crap im glad no one got hurt
     
  7. Rabellaka

    Rabellaka Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sorry I didn't get online sooner, but I'm currently working 6:30 am to 4:30 pm, and exhausted...

    anyway, we went to Rainbow Wednesday night, and it was still standing, and people were looking at it. The manager said hi to me.
     
  8. Fantyx

    Fantyx Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Checked out the walker last night. Everything is standing, and it doesn't seem to be sagging any.
     
  9. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If anyone is interested in joining the 501st. An AT-ST driver is very affordable to make, not to mention we allready have the AT-ST.
     
  10. Fantyx

    Fantyx Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'll suggest it for anyone who wants to join us.
     
  11. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The AT-ST is once again getting repairs and up grades. Maybe in a week or 2 we can have a painting BBQ at my place.
     
  12. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Count me in.
     
  13. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Taking advantage of the warm sunny weather I'm doing some upgrading & refits on the AT-ST on Friday Mar.27th. If anyone is interested in coming out and giving a hand let me know and I'll MP you my address.
     
  14. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'll be there.
     
  15. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The AT-ST is looking really good. It's getting everything heat exchangers, exaust port the works. I'm going full detail on it.
     
  16. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    When you get some progress photos taken, post them on here.
     
  17. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    what a great day for working on the AT-ST.
     
  18. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I wish I could help you, but I've got a lot to do to get ready for the trek to Montreal tomorrow. How is the AT-ST coming along?
     
  19. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just about all of the main body & legs are done. Like I said I'm putting as much detail in as posible, so there has been a lot of changes. Tomorrow I'll be starting on the head, I'm basicly going to redo 90% of that too. This thing is going to look absolutely fantastic! And it should, it's costing around $300.
     
  20. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Holy crap. Time to start arranging bookings to rent it out to other groups!
     
  21. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't think I want it to go anywhere. Every time it's out it cost me $50-$100 to repair it. Although it's been a lot of up grades at the same time. Like the base first cost $20 when it broke it cost over $80 to replace it with something that would stand up better.
     
  22. TK42Tom

    TK42Tom Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Rent out the Ewoks instead, to cover costs of things like AT-ST repairs. :)
     
  23. jedidougcdn

    jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling star 2

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    We are planning to build some more Ewoks in the near future to sell and raise funds for the group.
     
  24. Lord_Robert

    Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm hoping that for the next couple of years the only repairs will be to glue something back on.
     
  25. DarthPapa

    DarthPapa Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Good Idea but shipping would be big $$$$$
     
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