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Gypsy / Re: GPC
« on: May 16, 2020, 11:49:45 AM »
I actually had this idea over a year ago!  Great minds...  ;D 

We were shopping for a birthday present at at Toys R Us and I noticed a toy seat almost exactly like that.  I told myself I should buy it and make my own custom Gypsy as I have pretty much given up hope of ever scoring a real seat.  I keep hoping someone will finally figure out how to make copies, but that feels hopeless as well.

I am not a fan of the reworked Servo and Crow.  I prefer the old junk feel of the originals, but I like the other new bots.  Plus, cheap and easy to find parts makes it fun.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Reptilicus Metalicus!
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:10:59 AM »
I think the red funnels are too big.  I am interested in hearing other peoples opinions.

I found both the red and smaller blue at Autozone.  I got the blue one for like $6.

MST3K Related Props / Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« on: December 21, 2017, 02:03:53 PM »
The melting part looks like the hotglue used to hold the matches in.

Here is wait I meant by "melting".  I guess it could be a sloppy trim.  The green box shows the same engine from the top.  See that the edge is not straight. 

I noticed a couple of other things.  Check that the two thrusters are not exact, one has a bigger space.  Look at the clip in the blue box.  That really looks like the lid to a bottle of glue to me.  That could explain one engine is twisted shut and the other is open.

MST3K Related Props / Re: Pearl's Widowmaker *Updated*
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:16:05 AM »
Incase yall didnt notice, the back of the engines on the mini is brass hose nozzle end.

Which version are you talking about?

I have a Salido bus and have long been looking for the engines and radar dish.  I haven't been able to find anything close enough to get me excited about building it.  It looks to me like the matches they used on the Salido version have melted the end of the thrusters so that ruled out metal to me.  They remind me of a lid for a bottle of olive oil or something, but the ridges do not look to be spiraled like they would need to be to twist on.

I'm not seeing brass hose nozzle.  Any I see in a web search show the basic shape, but nothing coming close to having the ridges.  My theory is they got cut off of some thrift store item.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Reptilicus Metalicus!
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:31:28 AM »
Whoop!  Found the head/nose on my first google guess!


Nice and cheap.   :) :) :)

Gypsy / Re: Substitute gypsy head.
« 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.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:03:56 AM »

Sorry for the late reply, bud.  Thanks for letting us know that the Chinese listing doesn't have the correct mouth.  You've done the Bot Building community a great debt of service by getting that picture changed!  I'll remove the listing from my Waverly Parts thread accordingly.

<blush>  It was nothing.

I bought the dump truck set to get my mouth, and the part was definitely in there.  It was nearly 30 bucks when I bought it, and last I checked a few days ago, it's a lot cheaper now.  I say go for it, but a word of caution: the piece is too large to be 100% accurate when put under the watering can head.  That's what has tripped me up and prevented me from completing the build, since I'm a stickler for accuracy. 

Yeah, I'm still kicking that around but I am working another angle.  Would you mind posting the dimensions of the mold form the dump truck set?  The height and diameter of the base would be good.  Thanks in advance.

The most confounding thing about this is the fact that the Basement Bot was constructed using all original, not 3D printed parts, and the head and mouth are perfect!  There HAS to be either a slightly smaller mouth or a slightly larger head out there, but for the LIIIIIIIIFE of me, I haven't been able to find it after nearly 7 months of looking.

Almost has to be a smaller mouth part.  The watering can we all have looks right with the Air Hogs body and the shoulder castle molds to me.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:57:22 AM »
Does anyone know of a place to for sure get the right sand castle mold for Waverly's mouth?

I know Danzilla did a lot of part sourcing for this and posted several links to Amazon.

Back in July I ordered two sets out of China.  I  knew it would be a wait but the parts were cheap.  They showed up yesterday and do not have the mouth mold that was in the picture.  :(  They apologized for the confusion and have changed their pictures on Amazon to reflect what is actually included as well as giving me a refund.

I went to one of the other links Danzilla posted.  The mold was included with a dump truck toy and was much more expensive.  I was just going to bite the bullet until I read some reviews where people said they received different things than pictured and didn't get some things from the set at all.  I don't want to go thru the order and return thing again.

Hopefully someone knows a place to get the right part, for sure, the first time.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:09:11 PM »
Quote from: Ron
Sorta OK'ish measurements!

More than OK'ish, those rock!

I had started drawing the belt buckle in cad using the basement bot for reference.  Based on your pictures I scaled it up.  I did a few quick samples and I would guess most of my drawing is within 1/32 of an inch!  I see some tweaks that will need to be made because your pictures have some different views that I did not have before.  Thanks for sharing!

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:14:33 PM »
I can't wait to see Ron's pictures.  I see the ruler there!  That is really cool that they let you do that!

Just looking at some of fastbilly's pics it seems to me the Air Hog bellows are very close in size to the 3D printed bellows. I guess it could be lens distortion or forced perspective.  How did it look in real life?

It seems the watering can head on the real Waverly is noticably bigger, but I am not sure since fastbilly used the close but not 100% watering can.  Fastbilly's mouth looks to be the right size and it looks like you got really close on your arm pieces.  Good job.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:58:22 AM »
Even the youth sized shin guards would too big for a basement bot scaled version of least if he about the same size as basement bot Waverly.

Back to 3D printing.  ;D

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:45:00 AM »
Yeah, I have yet to do any 3d printing though I sort of have access to a printer though local Fab Lab.  3d design makes my brain go numb.  Still, like anything, better data will lead to better results.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:39:47 AM »
I actually started out looking for baseball shin guards.

Then I found them at the pro shop where my kids take skating lessons.  It was a fun, lucky find.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:11:27 AM »
Nice progress.  :)

Sadly measurements will not help as much as you might think.  Waverly was a basement bot, scanned, and 3d printed bigger - just like Growler.  I will try to get a picture of mine next to the real one so we can get a since of scale.  Putting mine next to a Tom he is much more of a gremlin than he should be...

I disagree about the measurements.  They would be a great help.  If we can get some solid numbers of his real size we can use them to figure out how much we need to scale up the found parts to make our own 3d prints.

Since you mentioned Growler as many reference pictures of him from different angles would be good too.  Measurements of his hose arms and shoulder bells could help figure him out.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:03:05 AM »
Basement Bot Growler has totally different arms than full size Growler. 

I think they used the actual shin guard parts on the full size version.  Note the stitching holes.   Based on some of the mods they made to Waverly to 3d print him I don't think they would have bothered with the stitching holes if they were going to print that part.

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