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Well done

Gypsy / GPC
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:57:53 AM »

Since it was a shock for many of us on the Social Distancing riff, there is a new version of Gypsy called GPC.  Rumor is that Gypsy was renamed to not offend the Romani people, but I think it was more that they cant get more carseats and wanted something easier to maneuver with on stage.  The good news for bot builders is that it means we can have a Gypsy that is not huge and cost more than a car.

Looks like the head is an Adora Baby doll Car seat:

Light looks like a Vision X inside a piece of PVC pipe with a handle:
But it could be any number of like chinese made lights.

Bottom Jaw looks like a lid

The end looks like a Folgers Coffee Can
The body is obviously a spring can covered in a fabric, likely a snake print - I have feelers out with fabric people.

The mouth mechanism is super clever.

All images taken from the youtube MST3K account

Ive not paid attention to the carnival, not coming to my area does that.  But since the show is currently canceled its not surprising that the cast moved on to other projects and we have a new team.  Anyone who has not traveled daily for work for over two weeks does not understand how awful it gets quickly.  And since Jonah and Tim (the previous travel Servo, Bonehead on the show, and husband to the actress that plays Synthia) likely would not fit on a travel bus's bed without bent knees, I do not belittle them at all for not wanting to do a travel show after doing it a couple times. 

The Gypsy change makes alot of sense, since the original is a huge pain and I believe they were using one of Bobs personals.  The behind the scenes on youtube that I watched afterwards proves that that was the point.  I like the redesign and will probably make one to replace my knock off fullsize one since it will be very easy to store. 

I will hold judgement for the new crew if they stay on as the new cast.  The riffing an existing episode was a neat experiment, but they showed they can hold their own with the new content. 

Now if only we can get the Argoman and Eegah live shows released...

Crow T. Robot / Re: He Wants To Decide Who Lives and Who Dies
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:08:06 AM »
Nicely done with the bag.

Dont feel to bad about having to use Bobkits.  It took me 20 years to find all the parts, and I still bought and built kits.  Even Joel is a fan, and for years carried a Bobkit Servo to cons.

Odds are everyone will miss this, but due to the Covid19 Quarantine the live shows are on hiatus.  So this Sunday AD, the live team will be riffing on a season 1 episode Moon Zero Two today at 1800 CST.  It will be on all their video feeds.

Tom Servo / Re: Servo paint question for mouth
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:00:23 AM »
Like you said since both are canon, its dealers choice.  I have built a couple servos and have always painted it red, when it is silver it looks like a double chin to me.

From the last backer update, but on twitter:


I am very hopeful for a quick turn around on this.  Another broadcaster will pick it up, hopefully not Disney...Now everyone get back to figuring out Growlers head and the Killbots body.

And there is now an official twitch channel:

MST3K Related Props / Ardy
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:11:46 PM »
Somehow we missed an Ardy breakdown here.  We have two distinct versions one for each season.
S1 Ardy:

No idea on parts, if I had to guess it is a plastic hazmat suit with some of the material off the back over a hat or helmet to give the helmet its shape.

S2 Ardy:

S2 Ardy's helmet is a Sandblasting helmet that is rebranded alot:
And what looks like a generic Beekeeping suit:
Harness is likely a Dickies Work Gear 57077 in black:

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:09:13 PM »
Me again:
Growlers nose is from a knock off beyblade ripcord - Alibaba image:

This page has an image you can zoom around on to double check:

Like most none branded mass produced Chinese products they are sold under a dozen names and often at a stupid mark up (dont ever buy from a dropshipper just get your own Aliexpress account).

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:22:33 PM »
Growler is going to end up being the second most expensive bot to build after Gypsy.  He is already at like $300 and we have only figured out his arms...

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: January 04, 2019, 08:33:50 AM »
Since the files will be scaled to large should not be a problem.  And cut might actually be better, I have never had luck cutting a 3d printed model.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Waverly
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:34:49 PM »
Ron, I have a close replica if you cant get in touch with Dan who spent who knows how much on getting a 1:1.  I need to take apart my Waverly to fix his mechanics anyway.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:32:37 PM »
I was way off, his hands are hockey gloves:

I should have thought about that with the shin guards discovery.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Growler
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
Even though every part was fabricated, it still helps to see them from the other angles, thanks Oldeworldsmith.

Other MST3K Related Bots / Re: Cambot
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:10:41 PM »
Season 12 Cambot got another update:

Luckily the season starts with a close up of Travel Cambot:
Red = Handheld dust pan - likely a Rubbermaid Comm Prod Charcoal HD Dust Pan:

Blue = Unknown
It could be any plastic or rubber ribbed sheet, like an industrial mat. ie:

Purple = Flip top storage box - likely a Husky 18 gallon flip top:

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