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  2. ROBODUDE

    3d print Robby glove Coat rack.

    FANTASTIC !!! THAT IS AWESOME
  3. newbiebot

    3d print Robby glove Coat rack.

    It's been cold in the basement for the winter, and with the weather warming up, I took time today to finally finish up my Robby project - well, it's probably not finished yet. The 'barrel' part of the blaster could be lit better, and maybe someday I'll print it clear. But I like how it lights up with the white PLA right now. It's soothing to watch a color transition with the lights out in my nerd cave. Could have done a better job sanding and painting, but I've had other things in the works, and I'm happy I actually finished a project. Thanks John for sharing the files!
  4. Yesterday
  5. Franko

    Vintage Amusement Rides

    refinish it the same as the origionals, using a brush and coach paint, that gives a nice thick deep lustre without looking too car like, spraying shows up any defects in the structure, whereas a good coach paint blends it in, I did a couple of old cars from a fairground when I worked for a big building firm, we had a joinery shop, so we dismantled them to dry them out ( water damage) clamped and bonded them back together ( if when sanding the ply is all hairy, give it a coat of varnish first) we then measured them and made two more identical ones to fit the ride, even brazing the metal work the same way I got the job of painting them all, as the high pressure paint shop attracted too many visitors , i used a red oxide type primer, sold for sailing boats, then a grey high build undercoat, rubbing down with 2,000 grit and soapy water, finally given them 2 coats of Berger coachpaint, thinned 10 percent and placed the paint pot in a tub of warm water, used a mini roller for speed, then flatted it with a good quality brush leave to dry for 3 weeks and a light polish I wish I have taken some photos, but it was a private job, and we had a nosey staff member with a big mouth ! I painted them inside a shipping container that he did not have access to
  6. Roboto

    Daleks & Monsters of Dr Who

    From The Landlord with his Monster!
  7. Roboto

    Iron Man 3

    Due out Feb-2022 cost around $90.00 Joining the EAA (Egg Attack Action) series of stylized action figures by Beast Kingdom is Classic Iron Man! Iron Man is one of the most recognizable superheroes since the dawn of the MCU. Marvel’s iconic red and gold star has been a staple of both the comics and now the movies for the past 60 years. In the original classic comics from the early 1960s, the character had a much less sleek look with a real focus on showing his power and strength. The EAA (Egg Attack Action) series of stylized action figures by Beast Kingdom are a range of 6-inch renditions of pop-culture characters. With the EAA Classic Iron Man figure, fans can enjoy a recreation of the original comic book design. The conforms of the muscles as well as the look of real iron plates hark back to the golden age of comic books from Stan Lee’s tenure at Marvel comics in the 1960s. The hot red and gold coloring are recreated with metallic effects, as well as a light-up led function in the Arc-Reactor chest. Equipped with missile projectiles as well as a branded base, this retro-inspired superhero figure is one for collectors of classic Marvel Comic designs! Action Figure WHAT'S IN THE BOX? The Iron Man Classic Version Egg Attack Action Figure features: EAA design, articulable figure Two (2) replaceable iron faceplates Interchangeable flake eyes Built-in LED light in the chest Red and gold, metallic paint, with battle damage effects Two (2) pairs of replaceable hands (fist, grip) Two (2) body impact effects Two (2) missile and smoke projectile effects Special, branded figure base with bracket ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS Materials ABS , PVC Product Size Height: 6" (152.4 mm) | *
  8. Roboto

    New Metal House Bots.

    Classic MH to look for! Gear Hex Head Robot Metal House Japan Salesman Sample Wind Up! Hex Head Gear Robot by Metal House Toys of Japan. Rare version finished in anodized style blue finish. Contains Metal Spinning Gears inside his chest, and Rubber hands. Beautiful and unique design made in the highest quality standards as only Metal House can. Wind-Up tin robot Hex Head is 9" tall and an all original design with its unusual hex-shaped head. Functions include spinning gears on his chest, mechanical walking action, and adjustable claw hands.
  9. Franko

    Vintage Amusement Rides

    it is interesting that the hull is made of steamed marine ply, rather than beaten metal, probably easier to manufacture in a small workshop and effect repairs, and paint , I was planning to make a large rocket for a charity event ( Covid Killed that) and oddly had decided on the same method of construction, with ply rings and steamed outer sheets, built in 5 sections for ease of handling, perhaps another year !, thanks for posting these images
  10. Franko

    Vintage Amusement Rides

    it sounds like Bessie Smith, an amazing machine for its time, I wonder if its possible to copy the film in case it wears or breaks ?
  11. Franko

    Vintage Amusement Rides

    I love these older electro mechanical arcade machines, I notice young children are far more stimulated by the shapes and colours , than computer games
  12. Franko

    For Sale - Seriously?

    there is far too much horsefeathers on ebay
  13. robothut

    Are Daiya Space Conquerors repairable?

    Here is the link from NovoRobo.
  14. Franko

    Meet Franko the 8 foot tall Robot

    The Torso before I enlarged the opening There were some hidden screw filled and painted, I found a small magnet on a telescopic rode and used that to locate them Test marking of radial bearing, it is designed for a lazy susan table, simple stuff to obtain, in the spirit of the origional robot, ( they used components from the factory floor) hole cut some where near the correct size next problem, cut the new turntable, unfortunately I didnt have a compass or the correct size pot or pan or paint time, so I used my spiling stick ( old carpenters tool) place bearing on the circle, then draw around to allow for clearance I am needed for walkies it seems the yoke now cut roughly to shape, final finishing by hand I need to tidy up the edges of the turntable and do not have a lathe, so I made one, ( my father was in the Army so taught me how to get around problems) the neck ready for the bottom plate to be removed ( I need to make a taller section as per the origional photo the turntable all trimmed up and mounted with spacers on the bearing, the spacers came from a large box of bits I have salvaged over the years old image from book of neck, as you can see it needs to be taller, around 2 and a half inches Thats all folks !!
  15. Franko

    Meet Franko the 8 foot tall Robot

    Many thanks to Ranger for putting up my pictures and words I decided to join the forum, as I thought that the pool of useful knowledge would be helpful, especially amongst those who restore early arcade and robot toys as my electronic skills are minimal, despite being an electrician, I grew up in the electromechanical age and am not interested in high tech stuff At the Moment Franko head and mountings have been removed, when I first started building him in lockdown I only had a few images, and short sections of film to work with I now realise that the design of the neck is wrong, since purchasing a very hard to get book from the USA, I now have a wealth of images and a great deal more background info to work from I sourced some very good rubber covered caster wheels and fitted them to the old leg mounting plate, to make a skid, I can now move his torso around easily, previously I have him mounted on a mechanics creeper, but he kept falling off as the wheels stuck, this will be used to move him about in future when taking him out to events I have also constructed a yoke to allow the neck to pivot, and upon this the large radial bearing sits, allowing the neck to rotate, its not quite finished yet, as I need to further enlarge the hole in the torso to allow clearance for it to rock, I do have a relative who is a very skilled engineer, and I was hoping that he might take time to visit his ancient uncle and give him some advice, but he is rather busy with work, his ravishing girlfriend and his new motorcycle !! so sketches made on an old pad, a few measurements, then a bit of trial and error and away, mostly with old fashioned hand tools to prevent waking up the small children next door I managed to source some lovely bearings to tilt the neck, by purchasing an overhaul kit designed for a 3D printer ( what ever that is ??), for a modest 25 pounds I ended up with a large box of useful components of high quality, I could have used cheaper stuff but I want Franko to last, my intention being to use him at schools, and fetes and charity events being self employed means work comes first, plus my daughters book me for building works in their properties ( neither of their husbands are practical with hand tools) so when I get an odd hour I do a little, because its trial and error, I constantly come up against problems that a normal intelligent person would have foreseen, but its a learning curve here are a few rubbish pictures showing the yoke and upper bearing, hopefully tomorrow, I can enlarge the hole in the torso and work out where to install the support battens for the bearings, then I have to design a quick release method of installing and removing the head quickly, also to make a storage/transport box to protect it from damage and light fingered people ( its heavy), prviously it had a tank bearing to rotate it, but the bearing weighed 7.5 K, that has been recycled into a paperweight for my engineering nephew ! the old skid Frankos new wheels ( Machine Mart 2.99 each) Skid finished ready for fixing four screws from inside locate it support bearings for the arms, there is a second bearing inside, to prevent side thrust the old cctv camera, that will now be relocated inside his chest, perhaps to link via a mobile phone the white pipe pumped smoke out of his ears, however the smoke machine failed early, so perhaps buy a better one or make my own a pair of computer speakers mounted up high and a computer monitor to give an old electronic looking image through the chest the speakers will be relocated in the base, and the monitor is history, I have an idea for the opening ( more later) this is where I will fit a black grille, behind which some old valve type thingies will glow masses of wires to remove, only a few will go back all brackets and clips have now been removed, but are ready to go back for his new wiring harness view out from inside, the internals are all painted matt black, this gives it an aura of mystery and hides the details quite a few of these cables will be reduntant, my brother plans to use blackberry pies or something to trigger the motor relays old opening for cables and pipes to head, notice the support battens through which the origional head assembly was secured less is more some black grille, designed for vulgar custom motorcars with loud exhausts One day I might get to my car , but its useful for storing all the little boxes of components Frankos legs awaiting the final work on the feet Frankos says high ! after that work out how to fit the tilt and rotate motors then start on the arms I can see this taking some time !!, hopefully when the weather is better, my very skilled and artistic friend Mike can pop over to show me where I have gone wrong, and give me some advice , he has retired now so I like to get him out for the day and feed him properly !
  16. Roboto

    Daleks & Monsters of Dr Who

    Due out June-2021 cost at $150.00 The Doctor's deadliest foe Davros became even more dangerous in this MEGA edition from our Doctor Who Figurine Collection! This MEGA Davros figurine captures Davros as he appeared in the classic Doctor's adventure Genesis of the Daleks (1975). The megalomaniacal dictator is bound to his life support chair and explores a new method to become immortal and more powerful. This impressive MEGA-sized Davros stands over 8.1 inches tall and is meticulously hand-painted to show all the little details of his chair and equipment. This figurine will be a perfect addition to your collection ruling over the army of Daleks. The Davros figurine comes complete with a 20-page illustrated magazine featuring information about your figurine plus everything you need to know about this evil genius. Also, we take a closer look at one of the best Doctor Who's adventures Genesis of Daleks. WHAT'S IN THE BOX? The Mega Davros Figurine features: Figurine measures: 8.1 inches Material: Metallic Resin Hand-painted for incredible detail to show all the little details in the medical equipment used to support Davros' life ADDITIONAL DETAILS & DIMENSIONS Materials Resin Product Size Height: 8.1" (205.74 mm) | *
  17. Joe K.

    name this married part

    I'm thinking some kind of control knob?
  18. steve

    For Sale - Seriously?

    Brian are you saying this is a buy!!!
  19. MetalRobotHead

    Are Daiya Space Conquerors repairable?

    They are usually repairable, some are an easy fix and other need a lot more work, the first thing to do is remove the chest, dome/head, battery compartment and back body pieces and take some photos. These photos will give you an idea what's inside, although some parts are missing in the photos, also the green one may have a different mechanism inside
  20. Dirk

    Blink A Gear Robot by TAIYO JAPAN in 1960's

    Yup the Blink-a-Gear is a nice robot!
  21. This robot is huge as it is 15 inches tall! It's quite similar to the High Wheel Robot with nine colourful plastic gears in the chest. The eyes blink while the arms are swinging but there is no sparkle like the High Wheel. It got plastic arms and feet and preserved in great condition. The battery compartment is clean and the litho on the door is brilliant. The robot looks very colourful with a gloss black body and I rate this condition as 'near mint' with little play-ware. The carton box is original with inserts but unfortunately it seems to be suffered from water damage (when the toy is not in the box???) so the colour is a little bite washed out. I found this high quality robot in Mandarake at Boardway, Japan in 2013. https://youtu.be/YLJd6tXbtEc
  22. NovoRobo

    Are Daiya Space Conquerors repairable?

    See 17 second video clip: space conqueror not working as it should on you tube
  23. This little robot is very LOUD!!!! This is one of the robots that I found in my early day of robot collection back in 2013. I bid this broken vintage tin toy "as is" because it is not working. Unfortunately the original box was also missing. Being new in this hobby I found it interesting to overhaul and made this little poor guy alive. This vintage robot was produced in 1960's and has rust on the misaligned battery compartment door which was popular due to leaking of battery acid. The battery contact was bad due to corrosion otherwise the litho and paint was still in shinny condition. The plastic wheels were still in good shape without deformation. Glad to see the gears were all made in metal so there was no need to find replacement parts. It has a sound chamber with grills on the robot head which make this robot sound very very loud. It's amazing to see the complicated gearing works in harmony even though it is almost 60 years old..... https://youtu.be/uroJdzrA_HQ https://youtu.be/_fVgtcAL6lk
  24. Krel

    C-3PO Prototype Costume

    How did he fit all that hair into that robot head? David.
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  26. Roboto

    Daleks & Monsters of Dr Who

    Released in 2007! Doctor Who The Master’s Laser Screwdriver Just as the Doctor has his trusty Sonic Screwdriver to get him out of any fix, the Master uses the less subtle Laser Screwdriver, a fearsome device that he uses mainly as a weapon to murder anyone who opposes him.
  27. robothut

    Are Daiya Space Conquerors repairable?

    Can you upload a video to youtube then link here so we can tell you what we think ?
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