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fastbilly1

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Servo Hat
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:02:05 PM »
For those who did not make it to an On Tour show, there was a great invention exchange that involved Jonah showing off three hats:

A bone head, a Crow, and a Servo.

Well yesterday we were out and about and Smits found a similar helmet:


So after an hour of cleaning and sanding it, a coat of Krylon 2in1 White and a coat of Rustoleum 2in1 flat red:


The helmet is a 187 skate pads helmet:
https://www.amazon.com/187-Killer-Pads-Skate-Helmet/dp/B015XOLX3A/

In the sketch Jonah mentions it is a baseball helmet, but it looks alot more like a skateboarders helmet.  The rest of the build is standard servo, carousel, pauldron, shoulders, arms, and hands.  I will use spare shoulders and pauldrons, arms will be made from scratch and the hands will be spare Waverly hands.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 08:53:18 AM »
This Invention Exchange was one of the hilights of the Argoman show.  I thought I was going to die laughing.  Great idea for a build!

Do you have plans to make the head/mouth/arms movable or puppeteer-able?

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
Can't wait to see this one!

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 09:39:03 PM »
No pic update - two coats of Servo Red over the flat red. 

Plan is to make the mouth open and close, but nothing more complicated than that.  Unless I find a cheap RC car or something to take apart.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 09:55:50 AM »
Smits came by, so we did a trial fitting with a spare servo head (the dome is signed by Joel so it doesnt leave the mantle):


The holes are a bit closer together in the real one. 

She also had a copy of the tour book which gave us this great shot:


Edit:
She just got confirmation that the shoulders and pauldrons will come in AFTER the convention.  So time to breakout the foam cutter, dremel, and random piping bits.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
No pic update:
Shoulders were made out of 45degree 3/4inch pvc pipe connectors with threaded stoppers superglued together.  They were sanded and painted white.  Then I (poorly) handwound some 16gauge wire to make the springs.   

I will be cutting the pauldrons out of pinkfoam tonight.

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 02:23:12 PM »
I was helping a friend with some stuff out in his shop yesterday... his son has the same helmet. :)

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Re: Servo Hat
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 03:54:14 PM »
Smits found hers at the Unclaimed Baggage store in scenic Scottsboro Alabama.  Along with the bonehead helmet that is close enough. 

I will update my original statement to "I will attempt to make the parts tonight" since it is looking like another 12+ hour workday.