TOY STORY ROBOT

With the wheels in silicone, the last component that I needed to resolve was attaching the handle/ears to the head. I carefully measured the distances on both sides, penciled in a circle and proceeded to cut holes for the ear pucks to fit into. Once the fit was right, I used Bondo to clean up the hole.

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A test fit of the handle on the head.

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There is going to be a piece of clear plastic over the mouth area so I needed to make a vacuum forming buck for it. Once it was finalized, I cleaned up the edge with Bondo.

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Here is a better view of the buck.

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And just to double check my work, I dropped some acrylic cabochons into the mouth. I’ll just have to order red ones for the final robots.

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To finish off my Sauron costume for Halloween, I decided to make a neck piece since the suit never had one. I hot glued together the underlying structure with fun foam. Man, you just can’t keep white foam clean on the porch!

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The piece connects in back with velcro.

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Next, I glued on layered plates, roughly to shape.

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The raised spines were made by running a bead of glue in the fold.

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A quick spray of grey latex paint.

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Some quickie runes drawn in puffy paint and painted sloppily with Rub’n Buff. Remember, this is temporary armor to get me through Halloween.

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Combined with my new foam helmet and crappy styrene armor. Looks much better!

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2 Responses to Progress Weekend October 18-20

  1. The neck piece really improves the Sauron armor.

  2. Joseph Landrum says:

    Haha, I’m looking forward to the day when my skill rises to the level of what you consider “crappy”.

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