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Title: Black springs?
Post by: Ron on May 04, 2011, 10:16:27 PM
(http://www.botbuilders.info/botbuilding/Servo/ServoBlackSprings.png)

Scifi era springs in natural sunlight.  Black or just oxidized?
Title: Re: Black springs?
Post by: SynaMax on May 05, 2011, 10:22:46 AM
That's a good question.  I was going to say that they looked oxidized but the color is so uniformed.

What episode is that?
Title: Re: Black springs?
Post by: Ron on May 05, 2011, 01:07:17 PM
That's a good question.  I was going to say that they looked oxidized but the color is so uniformed.

What episode is that?

You lose all your MST street cred for not being able to identify Prince of Space ;)
Title: Re: Black springs?
Post by: Ron on May 05, 2011, 01:19:27 PM
If you look at the brightest area of the springs with the Photoshop color picker, the average RGB value is 75/65/80.

Crow's neck, which granted is afforded a bit more shade, is 35/24/30.

Servo's mouth is 85/75/65.

So dark grey, or highly oxidized maybe?
Title: Re: Black springs?
Post by: askbotboy on May 09, 2011, 06:27:17 PM
Me! Me! Me-me-me!! (Raising my hand in the back of the room)
Oxidized, Alex. How do I know? Because all the original sets of Servo springs Patrick had given me have done the same thing. They are almost a black/silver grey matte finish now. If you scuff them with a 400 grit sandpaper they become silver again!
Title: Re: Black springs?
Post by: Ron on May 09, 2011, 10:49:35 PM
Me! Me! Me-me-me!! (Raising my hand in the back of the room)
Oxidized, Alex. How do I know? Because all the original sets of Servo springs Patrick had given me have done the same thing. They are almost a black/silver grey matte finish now. If you scuff them with a 400 grit sandpaper they become silver again!

Mystery solved!

Thanks, Gary!