Rimstar has been building a homemade BB-8 droid and in this step of the project he details how he built the main body of the bot from a standard cardboard globe covered in multiple layers of fiberglass and resin. Particularly brilliant are those layers of fiberglass, applied overlapping the surface of the globe to increase their overall strength, and the ‘valley’ gap found using a cut-out piece of cardboard (2nd image below). Watch the video below for full detail of all the steps.
Read more on Rimstar’s website.
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