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Title: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on September 21, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
I started my pre-release build-up of the Chompbot #5 yesterday. It's a fun kit and goes together quite nicely. I'm doing this one weathered-up and I decided to drill out the resin eye-bulbs and replace them with LEDs to light it up. Pics, details, and video here:

http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/chompbot-no-5/

(http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FFCB-01.jpg)

(http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FFCB-07.jpg)


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: marc_reusser on September 21, 2012, 01:30:48 PM
Sweet!  How tall is this?

M


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on September 21, 2012, 01:57:31 PM
Thanks! The whole bot with canopy (not shown) is about 9 inches tall. The body ball is about 4.25" wide at the shoulders.


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: michael mott on October 03, 2012, 08:59:05 PM
Why does looking at this thing remind me of the "Restaurant at The End of The Universe"

Michael


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 04, 2012, 07:03:31 AM
No idea what that movie, book(?) is.

I forgot to show the latest with the lighting. http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/in-progress-chompbot-no-5-discolorations-pre-grimed/

(http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FFCB-08-460x538.jpg)


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: michael mott on October 04, 2012, 07:08:21 AM
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, an absolutely hilarious read.

Michael


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 04, 2012, 11:30:33 AM
Looks like he'd nip off a finger if you're not careful!


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 04, 2012, 11:45:25 AM
Looks like he'd nip off a finger if you're not careful!

Heh... I've actually made what's left of his adversaries.... just need to paint them up and post pics. Mutant veggies!


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: shropshire lad on October 04, 2012, 01:54:31 PM
Michael ,

   Another winner from the studios of Industria Mechanika . However , to me it looks sort of incomplete . I think it really ought to have shoe laces tied with a nice bow  ! Just to give it the human touch .

   Nick


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 04, 2012, 01:58:39 PM
That's actually a cool idea. I can't do it on my build-up as it's supposed to be the OOB product. (mostly.. I did add lights, but wanted to show that it can be done simply.)


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: shropshire lad on October 04, 2012, 02:37:25 PM
That's actually a cool idea. I can't do it on my build-up as it's supposed to be the OOB product. (mostly.. I did add lights, but wanted to show that it can be done simply.)

  Oh , I'm glad to see that I'm not regarded as complete fruitcake by everyone !


Title: Re: My Build-up of Jake Parker's Chompbot #5
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 04, 2012, 02:59:11 PM
That's actually a cool idea. I can't do it on my build-up as it's supposed to be the OOB product. (mostly.. I did add lights, but wanted to show that it can be done simply.)

  Oh , I'm glad to see that I'm not regarded as complete fruitcake by everyone !
You're just in good, like-minded company here. :-)