Body work

A project log for Star Wars: BT-1 the Blastomech

BT-1 was introduced in the Star Wars Darth Vader comic books as a twisted mirror version of R2-D2. BT-1 is the first and only Blastomech.

kenneth-zabornyKenneth Zaborny 11/05/2017 at 16:000 Comments

I finally committed to bonding the inner layer of skins to the frame but first I wanted to paint the frame black in case any part was visible.

Then the process of bonding the skins started. First the inner layer was bonded to the frame. The outer layer was glued to the inner layer with Weldon.

I filled in some minor imperfections before priming the body. There are still some spots to be fixed before more priming and the base coat are applied. I also need to figure out the doors.

I originally only wanted the two long doors but during the process of attaching the skins I decided to add two more opening doors.

I'm not sure what I am going to put behind the doors yet but it will be something fun. Maybe more weapons. BT could always use more weapons. Speaking of weapons...

I finished the primary painting of the chaingun. I will paint the belt later. I want to try for a brass look.