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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?

Crow T. Robot / Re: Pins... Crown vs. Empire
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:18:53 PM »
I scored a full set of side-injection Crown pins on eBay for pretty cheap last week. I've never heard of side-injection Crown pins, so I was a little surprised. Was this particular style ever used on screen?

Crow T. Robot / Re: Crow's arms
« on: May 20, 2013, 08:48:19 AM »
Ron - are the products you linked long enough to make the sections of crow's arm?  I don't see a length given in the items' description.

Everything else... / Will our mystery guest enter and sign in please?
« on: June 01, 2012, 03:27:41 PM »
I didn't see any sort of intro forum, so I figured here was as good a place as any to drop in and say "Nanu!"

I've been on the yahoo boards for a number of years now and I've been collecting parts here and there, but I've never done any building yet.  Maybe someday soon I'll finally start, but for now I'm just here to lurk, read up on builds and watch the sales threads.  :D

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