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fastbilly1

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Re: Waverly
« Reply #75 on: June 09, 2017, 09:31:33 AM »
Sweet deal.  All the testors paints I have tried were close but not the right color.  Hooray for much cheaper paint. 

Waverly may be the cheapest bot to build on the show.
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Re: Waverly
« Reply #76 on: June 09, 2017, 11:21:40 AM »
AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!  SO CLOSE!!!!!!!!

*ahem*

Sorry about that. 

My packages came today, containing a sandcastle set with Waverly's mouth, and the Air Hogs foot pumped rocket.  On the bright side, the foot pump is DEFINITELY the piece.  It's perfect.

On the not so bright side, I AGAIN got the wrong mouth piece.  It's the right shape, but too small.  It's easy to tell the difference because the correct mouth has four raised ridges along its side.  The one I got has 8.  Oops.  Back to Amazon...

But the mouth was close enough that I was able to hold it together with my hands and begin to see Waverly taking shape.  It was cool.

See my pictures below for shots of the pump and a WIP of Waverly.
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Re: Waverly
« Reply #77 on: June 09, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
As it turns out, finding a listing on Amazon with the correct mouth part is nearly impossible.  Most seem to ship from China, and I ain't waiting until the end of July to build my Waverly.  I finally found a Prime listing that, while expensive, definitely had the correct part:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MR4Q9FW/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2TR0RQGQD04TR&psc=1

Danzilla93

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Re: Waverly
« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2017, 01:39:24 AM »
I just had a thought about that still mysterious beltbuckle. 

If you look at the other Basement Bots Joel made at the same time as the original Waverly, you'll notice that multiple bots use different parts from the same toy.  Example: one bot uses arms from a Buzz Lightyear toy, and a second bot uses the legs from the same toy.  A bunch of them also use sandcastle mold parts. This leads me to believe Joel had a bunch of toys on a table, then he took them apart, mixed up the parts, and used bits of each on the different bots.

The moral of the story?  It's possible, dare I say likely, that the belt buckle piece came from one of the other toys used to make the other Basement Bots!  So it might behove us to look at those bots, identify some of those toys, and see if we can't find our missing part!

Also, I'm starting to think that those little screw holes on the front were part of the buckle before Joel touched it.  Could it be a screwed on battery compartment lid?

Here's the link to images of the Basement Bots:

http://www.botbuilders.info/index.php?topic=181.0

fastbilly1

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Re: Waverly
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2017, 11:40:54 AM »
I have been thinking about that aswell.

My worry about the paint is that under subdued lighting conditions, it looks perfect:

But under harsher light:


Didnt stop me from buying three cans of it to paint tiny and jumbo Waverly. 

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Re: Waverly
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2017, 01:03:57 PM »
My worry about the paint is that under subdued lighting conditions, it looks perfect:

But under harsher light:


This actually further confirms that this is the right paint.  Take a look at these pictures.  Same prop, different light:

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Re: Waverly
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2017, 08:47:41 PM »
While I'm waiting for my correct mouth to come in the mail tomorrow, I decided to paint Waverly's head.  It turned out really well!  I can't wait to do the same thing to the finished mouth and body!
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Re: Waverly
« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2017, 08:23:10 PM »
Closer and closer!