I decided to assembly BB8 without any drivesystem. The drive is not ready at this stage. So for now he's a static design without any electronics inside.

A few pictures from the painting process.

I've started with my own version of Micke Askernas exellent frame design.

To get a screen accurate look I spent a large amount of time to make new center panels with movable doors etc. Many builders paint the doors onto a large 3D printed part but that is not the way I want to do this.