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Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:56:11 AM »
Hiya Gang!
  Over the weekend I was able to finally put all of the pieces of my Gypsy together.  I was in the basement due to the weather and had a lot of nothing to do so, here she is without further ado!

Please let me know what you think! Thanks!

Mark-Myers' Farms Online!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 07:58:26 AM by myersfarms »
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Complete Gypsy!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 07:56:37 AM »
Gypsy lit-up.
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Complete Gypsy!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 07:58:05 AM »
One more...
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 03:04:15 PM »
So where did you end up getting the foam for the lips? 

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 06:51:58 AM »
Believe it or not that is the dark grey stuff.  I just painted it, and painted it, and painted it, and painted it again...  I bought the spray on vynil dye from Pep Boys, and though it flakes off, it is the right color so I just touch up the lips as needed.  I have an idea on how to seal them, but I have to wait until the weather warms back up to try it out.  Stupid winter weather...>:(    ;D
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »
Believe it or not that is the dark grey stuff.  I just painted it, and painted it, and painted it, and painted it again...  I bought the spray on vynil dye from Pep Boys, and though it flakes off, it is the right color so I just touch up the lips as needed.  I have an idea on how to seal them, but I have to wait until the weather warms back up to try it out.  Stupid winter weather...>:(    ;D

Can you please post the info about the paint?  I'd like to pick up a can or two.

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 09:13:23 AM »
Can you please post the info about the paint?  I'd like to pick up a can or two.

No problem.  Here is the link:
http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9382576/214/

It's called Dupli-Color® Vinyl And Fabric Coating (11OZ VYNL GRY in-store.)

From the site:
Dupli-Color® Vinyl And Fabric Coating
Restore or customize your interior vinyl seats, dash boards, door panels, shifter boots and consoles with Dupli-Color® Vinyl & Fabric Coating. Formulated with a maximum adhesion promoter so there?s no need for primer, Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric Coating won?t crack, peel or chip.
◦Features EZ Touch® Conical Nozzle
◦Flexible Self-Priming Formula
◦Resists Cracking, Flaking, And Peeling
◦Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
◦Use On Vinyl Seats, Dashboards, And Door Panels


Hope that helps!
I'll post more info when I figure out how to keep it from cracking where the lower jaw sits in place.
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 05:22:30 PM »
Easy solution would be to create a "kick stand" that holds the mouth slightly open for display purposes

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 08:19:19 AM »
That's a really good idea.  What I thought of doing was adding a hook or an extra bolt or the like to the back of the body tubing to act as a key ring holder which I can hang her mouth control on to keep her mouth slightly open.  I may also have to replace the springs with weaker ones as her mouth doesn't open quickly when I pull on the ring controling her lower jaw.  I'll figure it out eventually, lol.  :-\
All hail Squidra!  Cut off one tentacle and two will grow back in its place and play the clarinet!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 12:18:43 PM »
I really like the way it came out
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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 07:05:50 PM »
She looks wonderful.  Congratulations.

Ted.

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 06:07:58 PM »
Beautiful!

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Re: Myers' Farms Nearly Completed Gypsy!
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 09:36:34 AM »
Very nice!