The Tredwell droid was a prop in star wars episode 4: a new hope. it was one of the droids lined up to buy by uncle Owen and Luke Skywalker by the jawa's. this droid didnt have much screen time.. no more then 5- 8 seconds. so finding the measurements where quite challenging due to the lack of toys and screen shots but it came together quite well.
I built this for fun on a star wars binge i was on with my productions group and did this all completely from scratch. the entire build is relatively straight forward and easy in thought but can put you back a bit because PVC was 50% of the cost by it self.
THIS IS A HUGE BUILD. it took me about 1 month at part time hours to do it by myself.
feel free to make your own changes to what ever you like! like paints and the attachments.
feel free to ask questions and share comments with others! best of luck.
Step 1: Gathering Materials
High Temp Hot Glue
Band-Saw or your choice of saw
4-4 cans of krylon spray paint (1-2 orange and 3-4 tan [or your favorite color], one flat clear coat.)
Foam board or craft foam sheet.
3 Sheets of HDPE plastic (you can get this at Menards or Granger 24x30, (Cheap and easy to work with and strong!) or ABS (more expensive harder to work with.)
90 degree angle braces
12"x12" Plywood board
!SAFETY GLASS! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
and last some sweet jams to listen too.
After collecting your tools and materials next get a couple reference pictures of the inter-webs and print them off and tack them in front of your work area.