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Model In-Progress / Re: F.A.T.S.O Walker Type Mech: For InnoKitz
« on: January 28, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »
Man, this is cool! So, do you make the line art before starting construction or vice versa?

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Benson from the Regular Show
« on: January 28, 2012, 09:57:30 AM »
Thanks, guys! And if anyone is confused about who Benson is, here are some clips.....the good stuff starts at 50 seconds!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLLduBjPvgo

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Benson from the Regular Show
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:20:00 PM »
Well, my son got me again! He asked me if I could build him another character. It's hard to tell him no especially when we both pretty like much the same stuff.  In this case it's Benson from The Regular Show. We instantly fell in love with this character! I mean...a gumball machine boss who flies off the handle in the blink of an eye! He's awesome!

YEAH HE IS!



Here's is the start of my build. The head will be made of a 4" plastic globe putting the height of the finished figure somewhere around 7-10"....



....his face and eyes....



....the start of his "hat"....





....next, his body. It started off as an old, dirty paint plastic paint jar. Then it was laminated with sheet styrene. The bits also styrene....






...early progress of clipboard...



...there you have it. More to come later.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:53:37 AM »
As always, thanks guys!!!   :D

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:59:27 AM »
Just a quick little story. I bought the game for my 11 year old son at the time. We game together and he wanted me to go first. Right at the beginning of the game when you meet CTrap, I found myself lost in exploring every angle of the robot! I must have studied him for about 20 minutes or so...my son ever patient until finally he quietly asked, "Um, dad, are you going to play the game?" We started cracking up! He knows how big of a dork I am for building robots and he immediately asked if I could build him one....fast forward to current day. It's been a long, slow process but worth it!

Oh and I thought I would post early progress of a couple of parts for the red, foul-mouthed punk version. The small one is the bracelet saw.

Joe


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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:19:59 AM »
Thanks, Mike!!! Email sent, btw.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:43:43 AM »
As always, thanks for the kind words!!!!  ^_^

Major Williams, without the antenna, it stands at 7.5 inches.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:36:36 AM »
I had a three day weekend and I spent most of that time working on finishing this master. I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of it!

I added last minute details to the top head plate. I re-did the "shoulder" joint....the one in the arm-pit recess.

I finally jumped into the arm work! Man, it was a lot of work! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to master the arm while allowing the builder to pose it the way they want to. Which is why it is broken up in several pieces. I think it's better this way instead of a generic static in-kit pose. The arm consists of the upper arm, elbow, three forearm parts, the wrist and 2 flappers of a hand. As you can tell, there are a few more detail pieces left to add but nothing major. Also, by breaking up the arm into pieces, I tried to minimize the amount of thin weak resin areas once casts are made. So, I will include metal tubing, wire and hoses. The metal tubing will eliminate the need for reinforced resin, the thickness will stay in-scale and it will be strong enough once assembled.

Also, I finished the wheel struts and how they attach to the figure.

All parts in the pics are held with tack glue. Please let me know what you think.

Interest thread coming soon.

Joe










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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:34:30 PM »
You could make a fortune kitting that, or at least selling painted recasts.

Isn't painting them the fun part?  ^_^  I might offer some build services. I'm not a lighting guy, though. Got to learn up on how to light with leds. This one is going to need it. I'll start an official interest post for kits here soon.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 11, 2012, 12:01:34 PM »
I, too, thought this would be significantly more huge.  But I really like that it's small.  Seems more manageable that way.
And I assume you're still going to kit this?  Because I would totally buy myself one of these.  Maybe even more than that.  :P
It's looking really great!

Sweet! I'm glad you feel that way. Oh, and I hate to prematurely announce this but if you like game robots...like say..... a 7" Clank....I might be able to answer any needs for one soon.

As for this robot....there will be more than one version. The set plans as of now is a run of the red punk CT version after the regular version. I'll more pics as the parts are ready. Maybe eventually more versions will come.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:36:12 AM »
Haha, for some reason I thought this was at least twice as big as it turned out to be.
Regardless, it's still looking pretty sweet, looking forward to seeing the wheel assembly :)

Wow, hehe, a 14-inch CTrap would be crazy cool, wouldn't it! Hopefully it doesn't deter you from getting  a 7-inch CTrap...... ^_^

Well, here is the wheel strut...almost done.



Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:39:59 PM »
Once again, thanks bros! Your words are very much appreciated!

Major Williams....I hope this pic is what you were wanting. I threw in the 12 oz. can for reference. Sorry, I couldn't take more....just got of work and I'm dead tired. LMK if you require more shots.

I received the new tubing for the arms and wheel struts. Tomorrow's gonna be fun! Thanks for looking!!!

Joe



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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:28:58 AM »
Thanks so much!!!! I appreciate the comments!

Nico, I didn't expect this kind of detail at first, either.  :lol: Little by little, I've been pusing myself to make this a good as possible.

Major, I'll post new pic tonight after work.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:18:54 PM »
Thanks! I'm excited that it's nearing the end. Hopefully there will be enough interest.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: January 02, 2012, 08:21:25 PM »
Another update. Everything is done except for the arms and wheel strut. I originally ordered the wrong tubing so I have to wait for the right ones to arrive. Aside from that, I just need to do some minor cleanup here and there.

Please, let me know what you think. Thanks!

Joe








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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: December 23, 2011, 05:35:01 PM »
Thanks so much, fellas! I'm done with the tire...will post pics Monday after Xmas. I have all next week off so lots of work to be done then to try and wrap this up.

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:29:00 AM »
Some updates...


...head top plate and body 99% done. All that is left is some light sanding and minor filling.







Start of my V2 wheel. First one was off in dimensions...


...filling with foam...


...more foam...


...shaved down foam, now filling with Aves...


...wheel done, starting on treads...


...where I am at currently. I had to take off some treads due to miscalculating the spacing. The game model has 21 treads, I could have added another for 22 to easily correct my spacing but I decided to keep it accurate.



Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:13:10 AM »
First off, thanks guys!!!

Magic Tuba Pixie, yeah, I still plan on kitting it. Hopefully it will be fully completed by or before Christmas.

nico, yeah, I filled it with 2-part expanding foam, packed it in and sealed with Aves. As planned, the wheel will be a solid piece. There will be a clear rod going through the wheel to the body.  It should be virtually invisible. Mostly all the parts are laser cut.

Again, thanks for the interest!

Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:13:49 AM »
Thanks guys, for all your comments and support!

Ok here is the start of the wheel.  It was hard coming to a conclusion on the dimensions for it. The offical art, in-game model and YouTube video model all differ slightly. I did my best. The rib frames were stuck together back-to-back and will now be filled with foam, sanded down, sealed, and then the treads will be individually added last.

FYI, the wheel will be a part of the stand so you will not be able to see what's holding it up so easily or at all.






Joe

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Model In-Progress / Re: Pottymouth Droid
« on: November 22, 2011, 11:45:31 PM »
Ok, it looks like I'm done with the head top for the most part. Once primed, I'm sure I'll spot some imperfections that I'll need to smooth out. I'm pretty happy, though...


Joe







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