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Title: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on March 01, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
Gypsy's control knob changed twice (as far as I know) over the course of the series.


Comedy Central Era:

(http://www.botbuilders.info/botbuilding/Gypsy/GypsyKnobCC.JPG)

SciFi Era:

(http://www.botbuilders.info/botbuilding/Gypsy/GypsyKnobSciFi.JPG)
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: myersfarms on March 02, 2012, 09:38:40 AM
I'd like one of each, please.  You making them again, Ron?

Seriously though, what is the Sci Fi era one made from?
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on March 02, 2012, 05:08:24 PM
Randy's going to offer them... eventually.

The CC era is a spigot handle surrounded by ball bearings.

The SciFi era one is the lid of a plastic canister set (My Mom had this same set in the mid 90's)
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: myersfarms on March 05, 2012, 01:19:21 PM
The Sci Fi era one looks so familiar to me.  Were the lids green?  I'll wait for Randy to get his completed, then I'll buy one of each from him.  In the mean time, it's not like anyone else will notice the missing control knob, lol. 
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on March 05, 2012, 03:05:56 PM
My Mother's was green, but I've seen them at flea markets over the years in a wide array of colors.

Why didn't I buy them?  The same reason I turned down $25 Century car seats at the GatewayCon in 1999....

"When am I ever going to build a bot?!"

:(
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: myersfarms on March 06, 2012, 06:49:08 AM
I don't know why the color green resonated with me, lol.  Somehow, though I knew they were green.  I know what you mena about the "when am I ever gonna' build a bot" thing.  I was looking at doing it back in 2001, (I was researching how to build my first Proton Pack) and thought "That looks like fun, but where would I put them?"  No problem, now.  If only I had had the foresight to look for and collect Bot parts back then, lol.  Well live and learn.  ;D
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on March 06, 2012, 10:22:38 AM
That's the funny thing though, finding actual parts wasn't really that much easier back then... and you had more competition even at a national level for "holy grail" parts like barrels and Coopers.  Plus, at that point I think most people who weren't juiced in with Gary (what a great guy) were using those old scratch built engine blocks.

Sort of a dark age... but then again, right?
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: myersfarms on March 07, 2012, 09:08:34 AM
Good point.  I think in reetrospect it was an "Enlightened Dark-age"  ???
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: jbl on May 05, 2014, 12:04:50 PM
You should look at Mitchells Gypsy build and check out how he made his controll knob
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: 1984gojifan on January 23, 2015, 05:45:26 PM
I know that Bob's are vau-formed and then cast in resin to better attach them to her head.
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on January 27, 2015, 08:51:26 PM
I need to order a set.
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Snarkticon on June 01, 2017, 11:02:04 PM
SciFi Era:

(http://www.botbuilders.info/botbuilding/Gypsy/GypsyKnobSciFi.JPG)

Necro post for the good of the company. Has anyone been successful in identifying the original lid used to make this control knob? I remember there being one in my house growing up and I've been racking my brain and scouring Google for an answer to no avail.
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on June 02, 2017, 11:59:21 AM
It's from a plastic (sometimes glass) apothecary-style jar used for candy.

Something like (but not exactly) this:
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Dr.cgad on September 20, 2017, 09:37:39 PM
dose season 11 gypsy still have the knob, cause i can't tell.
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Ron on September 25, 2017, 10:03:13 PM
I believe the knob is gone (since that's where the control tube comes out now).
Title: Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
Post by: Dr.cgad on October 24, 2017, 08:40:40 AM
upon closer inspection, the tube still appears to be attached to where the closet flange has always been.