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Tom Servo / Re: Tom Servo's Engine Block Found!...Finally
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:10:41 PM »
Bob! Its a Christmas Miracle! Well done! It looks so out-of-place on the Dune Buggy doesn't it? I always thought it would be a dragster or big funny car. Wow!


Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Tom Servo Mens Choir
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:03:04 PM »
Yes, Patrick Bransig sculpted it out of a few layers of that pink rigid foam. I saw one of the many Men's Choir bodies and the soles of the feet were pink where they were not painted. I have a Joe Crow resin body and you can kind of see seams where the layers of 2 inch foam were glued together.

Tom Servo / Re: My Servo!
« on: May 30, 2011, 05:06:39 PM »
Well done! Nice paint, looks like a professional made it!

Crow T. Robot / Re: Why not use PVC?
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:39:03 PM »
Hey Max, I did find my hole saws at Home Depot. Look near the door hardware area- I think these are used to start holes for some door locks etc.
Amazon had this kit-

A bit expensive though!

Crow T. Robot / Re: Why not use PVC? I must show you mine! (Heh)
« on: May 17, 2011, 04:19:53 PM »
I have stayed out of this discussing for a while now- only because I am lazy and haven't wanted to look through my old photos, etc. BUT- I think I have the BBI method- and I may be totally wrong. And if I am I will eat a bug. (of my choosing and when no one is looking) Because I held a few Crows in my hands at Best Brains, and also by looking at old photos, post cards video etc. - I think The bottom of the "e" pin has a 1 inch hole drilled into only the bottom half. With a little X-Acto scraping, a 1/2 inch PVC, straight coupling is forced snuggly into the bottom of pin. Then on the pin top side, I use a 1/2 inch hole saw with a 2 inch section of 1/2 inch PVC inserted into the top. I use a little modeling putty (Milliput) and make a nice smooth edge and prime and paint. Sorry, these stills are from my Crow Video- so not as clear as some reference. But you get the idea.

Tom Servo / Re: Black springs?
« 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!

Crow T. Robot / Re: Burnt Up Crow
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:53:19 PM »
Hi Max,

I Used a heat gun, a pack of matches, and black spray paint to make the burns look more charred than the fire actually made them.

Crow T. Robot / Burnt Up Crow
« on: May 02, 2011, 11:35:37 PM »
How about this- you guys ever bother with making the burnt - exploded Crow? I did, I think this is from 2003 or 2004. With all the extra pins, floraliers and paint, I thought why not? And NO- that is NOT a real Cooper XL-7! I used an older, Cooper 600, made a cast of some XL-7's tabs and glued them on. The shoulders were also a reject casting- so no one was harmed in the making of this Bot.

P.S. Floralier's don't burn very easily!

MST3K Related Props / Prince of Space Ventriloquist Mike
« on: April 30, 2011, 03:22:38 PM »
Just going through some old photos. I am a huge fan of Prince of Space and thought this was cool. Right after the Missing Chicken puppet sketch, Mike returns as a smaller, less respected leader of the S.O.L. Funny.

Crow T. Robot / Re: Cutting the Soap Dish
« on: April 30, 2011, 02:51:13 PM »
Ron is right. "I forgot to mention, make sure all your walls are covered with sheet plastic and you wear gloves. Fingerprints are a no no!"

with love,

Crow T. Robot / Re: Cutting the Soap Dish
« on: April 29, 2011, 11:30:52 PM »
Your friend is the wooden dowel rod with 400 grit sand paper wrapped around it! Use it to smooth that hole, a little at a time till your CPVC slides in with just a little tension! Also, I use a spade bit to start the hole sometimes. Like Ron says- you CAN'T add material, so go slow.

Tom Servo / Re: Dog Face Servo
« on: April 29, 2011, 02:59:14 PM »
Oh, I had to do that! The goofy latex/ rubber dog snout WOULD NOT stay glued to the servo head! I assume the real prop had a giant dollop of hot glue to keep it in place! They loved their hot glue.

Crow T. Robot / Re: Wallace Lamp Packaging and Info
« on: April 29, 2011, 12:14:05 AM »
Max- Yeah! Mine says "Genie" on it.

Tom Servo / Dog Face Servo
« on: April 28, 2011, 09:15:49 PM »
Any one of you Bot Rangers ever build the dog faced Servo from Prince of Space? You know, from the Dog 'N Bear sketch? Crow describes the scene:

"We were playing dog and bear, you know, and Servo was chasing me and I ran panicked over logs and through streams, you know, maddened with primal terror, you know, and I turned and raked my deadly claws against his howling snout, you know, and I rose to my hind feet, towering, and still bellowing he came, and I mewled and spewed gore from my wounds and snot from my flaring wild maw and...and...and we were locked like lovers and, and, and, and I was encircled by moiled spotted hound bodies and my entrails were hanging out and I tried a savage feral roar but, alas, my force was spent and I died. Then Servo took it too farů"

Tom Servo / Re: Servo Build
« on: April 26, 2011, 09:02:19 PM »
Hey Derek,

Sorry it took so long in getting back to you. When I was at Best Brains once, Patrick traded me a few of the servo springs they had made for Tom, for some extra Cooper XL-7's and Crow shoulders I had. I think I had about 6 sets of springs. I have tried NUMEROUS springs from many different people and sources and often they were too stiff (kept his arms extended straight from his body) or too soft (the weight of the resin hands pulled the springs down too far) but the BEST I have found were from Bob Bukoski ( I don't know if Bob still sells them or not, but I have a few still from him and they are bouncy and perfect! Actually Joe Crow's springs aren't bad either!

P.S. these servos have one tupperware bowl (Left) and one official Decor bowl. Not much difference when you cut down the Tupperware.

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