Extra Partsfor the 'ear' pieces i took a mould of a large cog i found in the workshop, added bits from model tanks and planes to create an interesting mechanical part, then moulded in silicone and cast two versions in resin
in the photo below is also the rear head thruster, a solid resin tube which was turned by hand on a lathe.
the head now has a carbon fiber faceplate and I have been filling and sanding the head shape, getting it ready for painting.
the 2 dishes were layered on top of each other, the outer one was cut out and would then be the support structure for the 'Thrusters'. the thruster mechanisms were various bits and pieces, the man bits were the large outer casings of cheap headphones from Argos (2 sets collected after they broke from old age- recycling guys!)
these details are various bits and bobs found throughout the workshop, then moulded in a flat silicon mould so that i could duplicate them many times. most of these parts would be used on the robots arms..
the forearm and upper arm section was then moulded in silicone block and then built a plaster case around it to retain its shape.
the fingers were don in the same way as the hinges- autocad drawings, CNC mileld and glued together, moulded and then resin version cast.
all the hand parts were washed and cleaned from any grease before painting.
Lighting and Finishing
one thing I wanted was a really well lit prop, so i spent nearly 2 weeks lighting the bot.
i purchased pre-wired LEDs from a place in England, these are a life saver, no complex electronic maths, just plug them into a 12V power source and bingo-lights! the rear light was a solid lump of clear resin that was turned on the lathe, then 3 lights popped into the underside of it.
beginning a rough assembly of the whole bot. The neck was a bendable coiled wire from a desk lamp.
the outer shell was pop-riveted on with aluminium spacers.
final assembly and paint, next stage is adding sponsor logos and realistic weathering. stay tuned!..