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Crow T. Robot / Re: Joe Crow's eye method
« on: June 04, 2017, 02:44:51 PM »
I was watching Gary glovers youtube tutorials. He was very detailed at some parts, but other parts, it seemed like he glazed over some things and it confused me a bit. But is Joe's methods weren't the best, then it might be worth my time to try and power through it.

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Crow T. Robot / Joe Crow's eye method
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:13:05 PM »
Hey all.

I just attempted a build of Crow's eye mechanism using the Joe Crow method - mostly because it seemed to me the easiest build. But upon doing it, it was not a successful turnout. The elastic wasn't tugging the eyes back to center, the screw holding the styrene onto the dowel was getting in the way of the eyes, and recommended drill hole size on the styrene seem to be unnecessarily too big.

I was wondering if anyone else has built it using Joe Crows method and if they have had success, before I try again. Not sure if I just need to try again or if the design overall is flawed. Any feedback is appreciated - also if anyone can recall any specific pointers they can supplement from when they built Joe's mechanism, I'd love to hear it.

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Crow T. Robot / Re: Bulldog adhesion promoter
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:43:00 AM »
I bought another generic brand of plastic adhesion promoting clear primer, so I'm good there. As for the base coat of gold, I can't find any flat type of gold. But I have a can of Krylon metallic gold spray paint. In your opinions, would a coat of that suffice under the Testors lime gold?

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Crow T. Robot / Bulldog adhesion promoter
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:58:58 PM »
One of the sources I'm pulling from for building Crow is a YouTube video by askbotboy. He recommends spraying him with Bulldog brand Adhesion promoter as a base coat before paint. I was wondering if anyone had any experience/tips here about that.

1) has anyone used the Bulldog adhesion promoter? It's a little expensive since, so I was wondering if another brand adhesion promoter would do just as well. If so, which one?

2) I have Testors Semi-Gloss gray primer. Any thoughts on if I can use that as an acceptable base coat over the adhesion primer?

I'm looking to start priming and painting soon, so I want to gather as much info as I can now. I'm going to the Philly live show and was hoping I could bring a completed Crow along with Tom, so I have just over a month.

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Buy / Sell / Trade / Crow joints
« on: April 11, 2017, 08:08:41 PM »
I was able to get some lengths of Plastruct for Crow's arms (thank you everyone for your advice up to this point). But now, I am looking for the absolute final pieces of crow I need: the joints that hinge and connect his arms.

Does anyone have any parts they'd be willing to sell me, or point me towards, without having to also buy the arms and hands as a set?

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I don't want to give away any specifics, so as to not spoil the fun for anyone who has to wait until Friday to watch the new season. But I am sold! They brought it back great. Plenty of fresh and new while still retaining what's always worked and is familiar for lifelong fans.

My biggest concern before seeing it was that the riffs were going to be a little too topical to today's popular culture and would make references mostly for the younger generation - but that was not the case at all. The riffing was definitely at times making modern references, but nothing that felt alienating to me for not watching TMZ or MTV or whatever the kids today tweet about. It was sharp and funny and I can't wait for more!

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Crow T. Robot / Re: "e" on Crow's beak.
« on: April 05, 2017, 07:38:14 PM »
Thank you both!

I built Tom 7 years ago, and Crow's parts have just been sitting in a box this whole time. I'm finally getting around to it. I'm just getting all my odds and ends figured out. Once I finish him, I begin the hunt to find the parts to build Cambot.

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Crow T. Robot / "e" on Crow's beak.
« on: April 03, 2017, 10:33:33 PM »
For those who have the bowling pin (real or duplicate) with the E symbol on it, is there an official ruling on whether the symbol should be on top of his beak, or hidden on the underside? I've seen quite a few builds with the E on top, but I don't think I've ever seen it on the show.

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Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Crow arms
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:24:25 PM »
Would you recommend those lamps for his arms? Or are replica parts better to work with?

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Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: RIP JOE CROW
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:41 PM »
I built some bots about 7 years ago, partially buying some parts from him online. I'm from Philly and noticed that he lived nearby me in NJ but didn't think much of it. Turns out after I built my first Tom Servo, one of my closest friends (also an MST3K fan) turns around and tells me that Joe Crow was a longtime friend of his. Small world stuff. He informed me that Joe died shortly after he passed. I never met Joe, but I thought that would be a funny little anecdote to share in this sad time.

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Bot Building - General Discussion / Re: Crow arms
« on: April 03, 2017, 06:54:27 AM »
To clarify, I think the wooden arms look fine but was hoping to get some opinions on that vs plastruct vs the actual lamp in the link I posted.

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Bot Building - General Discussion / Crow arms
« on: April 03, 2017, 12:02:46 AM »
I have everything I need to start building Crow, except his arms. It looks like someone on eBay is maintaining a store, but the arms look to be just wooden dowel rods. Is there a good readily available source? replica or not.

Also, what about this on Amazon? Has anyone ever used these for the arms?

https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-G2540-B-Swing-Lamp-Black/dp/B001DKFKB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423445188&sr=8-1&keywords=alvin%2Bdesk%2Blamp&th=1&psc=1

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Gypsy / Re: Gypsy's Yellow Eye
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:17:01 PM »
I spoke with Bob the other day... supposedly he should have something ready in the next month or two.

I actually just got an email from Bob today.
He is not currently making or selling any Gypsy parts. Was wondering if anyone has heard of another source for replica car seats.

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