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Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:35:23 PM »
Greetings, Builders! It's been a long while since I've posted. I've been extremely sidetracked from Bot Building for quite some time but I've just gotten back into the swing of it and I thought I would share some photos of my Gypsy build!










Ordering paint tomorrow (absolutely no one locally carries it :( )!! Hoping to have her finished up by the middle of the week!
I think there might be a potato cake in here.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 11:31:46 PM »
Got a little more work done today. Built the buck for vacuuforming the "control knob":




And re-wired the Eveready Lantern with a jumbo super bright LED:



Also got the holes epoxied and sanded. Paint is on it's way from Testors so it's looking good to be finished by the end of the week! :)
I think there might be a potato cake in here.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 12:05:11 AM »
AMAZING WORK!

(and nice work area too!)

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 12:30:11 AM »
Thanks!! It's be a fun albeit speedy build. Once I finally got my car seat in the mail, the bot building juices really got flowing and I'm having a blast.

A side note - this is the first time I've EVER gotten to see the Century Love Seat in person and I can absolutely see why there's never been replicas made. I've recently gotten access to an industrial vacuuformer and as I waited for the seat to arrive I was excited at the prospect of making replicas using it.

Once I got it in the mail and got it separated, I could see there was no way you could vacuuform it and get all of the necessary details. Resin/Fiberglass castings is really the only way I could see it working but the costs involved in that would be so expensive, not to mention there'd be a ton of work involved in just producing one pull let alone several.  :(

I think there might be a potato cake in here.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 12:31:37 AM »
Nice! I want one!

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 10:43:21 PM »
She's finished!!! I'll spare everyone a million progress pics and just post a few and pics of the completed Gypsy  :)









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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 12:17:01 AM »
I love the base, it's very fitting!

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 12:26:13 AM »
Thank you!! I wanted something that was a little more "Display Friendly" than the puppeteer rig or some other modified stand. She's also on casters so she can be wheeled around for easy transportation  :)

I'm probably going to redo the details on it. That's a bunch of random Dollar Tree toys I picked up but I'm no entirely happy with how it looks. I also want to skirt it with something to hide the casters.

But hey, at least I actually finished it. LOL
I think there might be a potato cake in here.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 11:10:54 PM »
I need a garage again... then I need to finish my Gypsy.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 01:37:05 PM »
..Or give me your Century Loveseat.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 05:50:25 PM »
Okay, I just bought a Century Love seat. Now to find the how-tos.  What kind of purple paint is that and where do you get it?

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 11:59:35 AM »
Testors 1531 Purple Metal Flake

http://sol.semo.edu/mst3k/botbuilding/Gypsy%20Bot%20Builder%20Guide.pdf  <--- Actual results may vary

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 05:54:50 PM »
Thanks Ron. This looks like it'll be a cinch after Crow.

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 07:26:07 PM »
Take lots of photos of the build... I've got no space to build my Gypsy, so I have to live vicariously through others ;)

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Re: Mitchell's Gypsy Build
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 08:21:17 AM »
  <--- Body (Testors Purple Metal Flake - 1531)

<--- Lips (Testors Blue Metal Flake - 1639)

http://www.botbuilders.info/index.php?topic=29.msg44#msg44