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Title: Substitute gypsy head.
Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 12:02:24 PM
While i'm still 6 weeks away from earning servo, I was thinking, what is the best substitute for a gypsy head. As in obtainable, and affordable. Also if i get this, it would be temporary until the lucky day i find the gm infant love seat, or when bob's reproductions are finished.
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Post by: DentonUSA on August 26, 2017, 01:57:50 PM
I don't really know of a good, substitute Gypsy head. Fastbilly1 used a interesting substitute seat. Message him and ask what he used. I have also heard of people using foam and other things to build the shape of the seat. Also, if you don't want to spend the money on a real Eveready, a good substitute for the lantern would be this. This is the same kind used in season 11. It's called a "RAYOVAC-EFL6V-BA"
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 02:54:17 PM
I don't really know of a good, substitute Gypsy head. Fastbilly1 used a interesting substitute seat. Message him and ask what he used. I have also heard of people using foam and other things to build the shape of the seat. Also, if you don't want to spend the money on a real Eveready, a good substitute for the lantern would be this. This is the same kind used in season 11. It's called a "RAYOVAC-EFL6V-BA"
I was going to use the new eye anyway since I prefer it. Plus rebecca hanson is my favorite gypsy.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 10:25:45 PM
I found this at my grandma's house.
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Post by: DentonUSA on August 26, 2017, 11:07:33 PM
What are you gonna use for the lower jaw?
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 11:25:44 PM
Not fully decided yet, but might use a aluminum tray also found at here house. My dad will talk about it tomorrow.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 11:40:24 PM
keep in mind this is a temporary gypsy, so it won't be the best.

Also i kept some of the seat belt pieces, so i might make use of those for extra details. Only problem, where the hell am i gonna put her.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 26, 2017, 11:41:28 PM
Scratch the trays, they are too small. although i could use them to cover up come of the holes.
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Post by: DentonUSA on August 27, 2017, 01:10:12 AM
Don't worry, Richard Basehart will watch over you through the trial and error of building ol' Gypsum. ;)
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 27, 2017, 07:34:12 PM
Well good news, the head and jaw are ready to be trimmed, painted, and sanded. Also the seat is now the lower jaw, do to the back size. Already found what i'm gonna use for the knob and painted that flat black. The new upper jaw, is a heavily cutted plastic container. My dad just needs to do something for the rim things next to the eye. I might think of a way, to do the season 11 someday.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 27, 2017, 07:35:26 PM
Well shit.
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Post by: DentonUSA on August 28, 2017, 04:59:17 PM
Is that what I think it is? A garbage truck full of Century Seats? If only they knew...
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 29, 2017, 07:30:06 PM
Can someone list the most recommended primer, and basecoats.
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Post by: DentonUSA on August 30, 2017, 02:52:25 PM
I would prime it white first, then use a generic purple as a base coat. Then use the testors.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 30, 2017, 04:44:44 PM
ok
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 30, 2017, 05:18:55 PM
Also my dad got the rayovac light
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Post by: Dr.cgad on August 31, 2017, 08:57:10 PM
light check, head and jaw check, tubing check, knob check,
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Post by: fastbilly1 on September 01, 2017, 11:51:57 AM
Breakout the bondo and craft foam.  Fill those cracks!

I mounted my flashlight with velcro so when I move gypsy in the car I can put it in her mouth.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 06, 2017, 07:02:23 PM
The project is on hold until my dad can get something for the back of her, and get grey paint since my dad didn't have any.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 07, 2017, 05:57:56 PM
My dad redid the light rim, and got the back piece so making progress again.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 08, 2017, 07:26:56 AM
these forums are getting lonely
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Post by: Ron on September 08, 2017, 08:56:54 AM
Shouldn't feel lonely... folks just might be waiting for photos or a substantive update.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 11, 2017, 08:20:20 AM
The rim of the light is painted.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 11, 2017, 02:03:16 PM
Can you post some pics of you're progress?
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 11, 2017, 04:12:12 PM
not  progress much for the head yet, but the front part of the eye is almost done. i plan on redoing the yellow, since my dad did that without telling me, and touch up some spots.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 11, 2017, 05:27:48 PM
Noice.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 13, 2017, 04:27:39 PM
Dad got the yellow decal and pipes
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 13, 2017, 06:54:47 PM
decal applied, flashlight primed white, tubing painted black, and the stand is done.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 14, 2017, 05:08:13 PM
well dad screwed up the paint on the light so gonna have to scuff it and redo it.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 14, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
TBH you need to stop worrying so much about your little details. You've restarted many things because of  small"mistakes". In the show, they honestly didn't give half a skreeonk. Look at how Tom looks here. This was used for 3 seasons, yet they didn't bother fixing it.
Title: Re: Substitute gypsy head.
Post by: Dr.cgad on September 14, 2017, 07:41:40 PM
i mean like the paint felt rough, and it was cracking. no really the top felt like sand paper.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 15, 2017, 08:13:43 AM
The top jaw is almost done.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 15, 2017, 03:05:10 PM
The top now has the back and closet flange attached to it.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 15, 2017, 03:29:45 PM
Pics?
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 15, 2017, 06:42:23 PM
 Here she is so far, plus a freddy krueger dog i found on google.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 15, 2017, 06:44:42 PM
also i got the paint off the light by using a tire blower on it.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 15, 2017, 07:36:59 PM
That head shape looks perfect! Great problem solving (plus, cute dog)!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 15, 2017, 07:58:30 PM
here's my dog
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 15, 2017, 09:03:39 PM
That's a snazzy tie.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 16, 2017, 02:58:10 PM
Now that i think about it, i'm basically combining all 3 major versions of gypsy. The build of the 90's gypsy, the flat head of ktma, and season 11's eye.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 16, 2017, 03:16:59 PM
forgot to mention that the car seat is now cut up to be a lower jaw.
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Post by: Ron on September 17, 2017, 03:17:17 PM
Love it!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 18, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
Can't make progress cause still need more pipe pieces and the springs. and also it's raining so no progress anyway.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 20, 2017, 07:48:34 PM
Made progress on the body.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 24, 2017, 12:14:57 PM
More progress.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 24, 2017, 05:16:34 PM
Testors paint. From hobby town.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 25, 2017, 02:10:09 PM
Why hasn't anyone replied to me lately despite being online.
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 25, 2017, 02:27:30 PM
This is a very quiet forum.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 25, 2017, 07:30:59 PM
another pic
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Post by: DentonUSA on September 26, 2017, 01:54:42 PM
That looks great!
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Post by: LukeThreepwood on September 26, 2017, 03:25:54 PM
Coming along good, well done!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 26, 2017, 04:37:51 PM
also i was wearing my owlboy shirt. that day.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 27, 2017, 07:15:31 PM
Almost done, also my dad held the light case on for the photo.
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Post by: MachoMachoBot on September 27, 2017, 09:44:42 PM
Interesting solution for a head replacement. Looking forward to seeing the end result. Looks great so far.
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Post by: Danzilla93 on September 28, 2017, 12:21:51 AM
This is really looking great!  I'm impressed by how well the head works!  It looks pretty darn close.  Keep up the great work!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 29, 2017, 08:21:15 AM
base coat has been applied.
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Post by: Ron on September 29, 2017, 09:53:08 AM
Glad to see this shaping up!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 29, 2017, 11:03:34 AM
Only things left are the testors, the spring mechanism, the wire to pull the mouth, securing the head on good, and attaching the light.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 29, 2017, 11:10:38 AM
oh and the knob too.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on September 30, 2017, 05:40:37 PM
well shit the light's case is cracked.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 01, 2017, 08:43:36 PM
testors has been applied.
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Post by: Ron on October 02, 2017, 08:50:17 AM
Start warming the syrup.

Contact Dr. Jemimah.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 02, 2017, 09:07:57 AM
also the can i used was pretty much flawless. except being more noxious than usual. Might at some point get a new flashlight, since it's too far up the head, and the previously mentioned crack. Also one week before i get servo. 
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 02, 2017, 02:19:18 PM
Start warming the syrup.

Contact Dr. Jemimah.
i don't get it
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Post by: DentonUSA on October 02, 2017, 05:22:48 PM
It's a reference to the film.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 02, 2017, 07:54:32 PM
close enough.
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Post by: MachoMachoBot on October 03, 2017, 02:32:26 AM
I dig it.  Looks great so far!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 03, 2017, 07:20:33 AM
only things left are touching up the black bits, making the lip brighter, and inserting the jaw mechanism. also my dad is going for a bungie cord for the hinge.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 03, 2017, 07:30:42 AM
the only problem i have with the head, is that the front feels very rough due to being scratched up, and how old the container for the head was. But this basically combines the 3 major versions of gypsy. The more rectangular head of ktma gypsy, the rig of the 90's gypsy, and the eye of season 11. Also if i was picking which actor i would have in mind with this one, i'd say rebecca hanson since she is my favorite gypsy.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 03, 2017, 06:56:56 PM
Finally done!
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Post by: DentonUSA on October 03, 2017, 07:20:43 PM
Hey...............that's pretty good!
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 03, 2017, 07:21:29 PM
If i can bring my grade in english up i can get servo. Also bob restocked crow.
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Post by: Danzilla93 on October 04, 2017, 01:09:06 PM
Well I'll be...

She turned out pretty darn cool!  I love her!!!!
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Post by: Ron on October 04, 2017, 09:30:25 PM
AMAZING!

I've been following this project with interest... waiting for it's final reveal... was not disappointed. A++
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 04, 2017, 11:20:18 PM
thank you!. Also the tom servo kit has been ordered.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 04, 2017, 11:22:13 PM
only defect is the mouth can't open that wide due to the back piece. also the head is pretty much welded together.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 05, 2017, 08:24:11 AM
and the lip is now starting to flake. Although there is still some silver stain left on the foam, so there's that. Problem though is the lip is hot glued on, so i have a risk of messing up the metal flake.
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Post by: sd3 on October 09, 2017, 08:39:25 AM
and the lip is now starting to flake. Although there is still some silver stain left on the foam, so there's that. Problem though is the lip is hot glued on, so i have a risk of messing up the metal flake.

If you want to remove the lip try rubbing alcohol.  I don't know how it will affect the metal flake paint, but it will make hot glue pop right off.  Test it out in a hidden spot or on a paint chip first.  It may not affect the paint at all.

I would apply the alcohol with a small paint brush.  Once you get a small section of the glue seam to break stick the brush into the seam and push it toward the glue that is still sticking.  Gently push the brush and pull at the glue.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 20, 2017, 08:51:40 AM
(Update) Tom Servo is finished.
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Post by: fastbilly1 on October 23, 2017, 05:11:38 PM
Nicely done
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Post by: Dr.cgad on October 23, 2017, 05:36:59 PM
also check my tom servo build.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on March 02, 2018, 01:35:50 PM
Might have to repaint the head since there was still duct tape on it, and the paint is finally starting to peel off a little.
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Post by: bnatural on March 21, 2018, 02:41:19 PM
Hey all, anyone else have any other ideas for substitute heads and other parts? Please keep them coming! I'm cosplaying Joel Robinson for a con next week and would have loved to have made a bot, so it would be great to see more ideas so I can improve my cosplay with a bot! :)
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Post by: Dr.cgad on March 22, 2018, 08:56:44 AM
The head of my Gypsy was built from a random infant seat, a sterilite container, some wood, and scrap metal so i can't make instructions for it, but the coil, flange, eye, and lip were made of the same stuff as an actual gypsy, with the eye being the one from season 11. That said though, gypsy took over a month to build, while tom only took a week. Most recommend tom being your first build, since he is small, and simple.
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Post by: 1984gojifan on May 14, 2018, 08:33:19 PM
I'm seriously thinking about doing a Gypsy like yours.
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Post by: Dr.cgad on May 15, 2018, 08:21:34 AM
I've been making Jason masks lately, and also my dad filmed this video of my dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1dK1B9F-y0
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Post by: Dr.cgad on December 13, 2018, 01:33:34 PM
I might need to fix up gypsy, as the bungie cord in the mouth has worn down.