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Tom Servo / Re: Tom Servo's Engine Block Found!...Finally
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:10:38 PM »
Rob, this is truly an amazing find!

Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:20:27 PM »
Hi! I haven't forgotten. I simply wasn't able to muster up the time or energy yet. I'll snag some reference shots tonight and contact the scanning place tomorrow!

Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« on: November 29, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
I was lucky enough to get my hands on TWO at the same time back in the days of the Yahoo! Group. I already sold my extra, sorry.

I've discovered a place that specializes in 3D scanning and reverse engineering here in town. I'm going to get some pictures of my Gypsy head tonight and I'll contact them to see what the cost would be to scan and release the files.

Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Gypsy Reference
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »
I need to get my Gypsy off the shelf and finish up work on her anyway. I'll see what I can do to get some good measurements and pictures sometime later this week.

I will also look into getting her scanned locally. I know of a few maker spaces that might be able to help.

Gypsy / Re: Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:28:25 AM »
Hello, Sirs!  Yes, I do still have these pictures, but I unfortunately haven't had any time to go through my posts and replace the links. In the meantime you can view the unsorted pictures here: Doctor Snarkticon's Vacation Photos.

UPDATE: Image links in the thread have been updated!

Gypsy / Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:30:53 PM »

Gypsy / Re: Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: July 20, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
Unfortunately photobucket has decided to discontinue it's years-long tradition of free third party image hosting.

I've setup my own website that will showcase all of my props and costumes projects, and I will hopefully be able to link from the photos there to replace all the broken links in this thread.

Gypsy / Re: Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
Thanks, Dan!

My bot building is currently on hold as I've begun the process of reorganizing my garage workspace. This will take a while. xD

Everything else... / Re: Hi there - new user <3
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:03:52 PM »
Welcome aboard, Sweeble!

Boo, no Texas dates!

Gypsy / Re: Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:46:11 PM »
You're not kidding about that, Dan! The hardest part of building Gypsy is finding a Love Seat. The second hardest part is working up the courage to cut it up!

Last week I laid down a purple base coat. I used Rustoleum Gloss Grape for this since I already had it on hand.

Last night I sprayed the Purple Metal Flake. It's a bit darker than I was expecting, but I think it turned out nice.

I painted the Eveready cowl white for the Season 1 look. If I decide I don't like it later, I'll just take it off.

Here you can see the beginnings of her PVC skeleton/control rig and a vacuformed control knob I got from Mitchell

What's going on! / Re: 7 years... really?
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:28:41 AM »
I've been lurking for about five of them!

Gypsy / Re: Gypsy Control Knobs
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:02:04 PM »
SciFi Era:

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.

Gypsy / Re: Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:53:52 PM »
Thanks, guys. :) I got a little bit of work done tonight - nothing too fancy.

I broke out the trusty Bondo to fill in some of the rivet holes:

Then sanded them down:

And here's the first coat of primer:

I'm planning to get some more work done throughout the week.

Gypsy / Open mine, Mike! Open mine!
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:03:05 PM »
Several years ago I bought two Century Infant Loveseats. I wound up selling one to a friend (Here's his build) and left the other one on a shelf to collect dust along with all the random Tom and Crow parts I had.

A couple weeks ago I finally decided to get off my duff and start building some bots. Since Gypsy is the furthest along, I'll post her build thread first.

First, I hacked up the seat.

I zip-tied the halves together. Mostly because the zip-ties were closer to me than my roll of tape. Also, she looks like a catfish.

I then drilled the holes for the jaw hinge. Did I mention I hate paddle bits?

After that I drilled three holes through the seat and into the Eveready lantern. I then used some lock-nut fasteners to keep them together.

It took me longer than it should have to realize that a closet flange is a toilet attachment. Nevertheless, I found one and bolted it on.

So here she is in her current state:

I'm getting a vac-formed control knob from Mitchell soon, and a spring. After that I'll begin working on the skeleton/control rig.

What do you think, sirs?

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