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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:42 PM

That's awesome!  Wall-E is one of my favorite movies too.  Keep up the good work, it's really coming together!

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:19 PM

Afternoon all! I'm starting work on the main body now...

 OK, due to the amount of detail I see on the body section, I figure that the shell will need to be reinforced to take the added weight , and decided to make the body (again) like a submarine with an inner and outer hull.The octoganal pieces at the top are ith back pieces where his rear compartment door appear to slide in. The square looking pieces will be the sides. This is a .220 plastic I bought from a local window store for about 5$ as a miss cut piece from their seconds rack. I also have glued down the 5/16 sq. tubing to act as a standoff. The arms and legs will be screwed to these sections. The .220 plastic will be much stronger to mount to.

The pieces are now glued in place. The rectangular cuts will be where the arm clevis will slide. These arms will be fixed in place and won't slide. The lines etched in the piece will simulate where his body opens when a load is released but will not actually open on this one. I think with proper paint and rusting I can make it look like it does.

The rear slide pieces being installed...

and the trim and finishing pieces being installed... Tis all for now, Back in a bit!

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:06 AM

Morning all... I stayed up till about 2 this morning getting the eyes and head assy finished enough to mount to the neck assy.

The eyes are painted now, and I've started rusting and weathering on the neck.

Still have a gfew pieces to make to finish the eye/head assy...

Above the eyes, I cut shaped and folded some tin from an old lasagna tray lid, to make the shields above the eyes. Also cut up the remainder of the second pair of toy binoculars and fit them to the sides of the eyes after drilling a series of vent holes. The head is now ready to fit to neck.

A bit more touch up with the airbrush, and For now its about done. There will be a bitmore to do after mounted to the body.

Well, thats it for now...

Thanks for looking..

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:46 PM

Evening all... Todays offering...

I have begun working on the eyes, and I do apologize but I got ahead of myself again, and didn't take pictures along the way. But, I think you will be able to see how it was done.

What I did was took a sheet of .010 plastic sheet, cut and fit to be able to wrap around the eye shape, then used plain ole cement and would glue an area, wait until it was secured, the glue some more until it was completely around and secured. You can tee the left eye is still in the raw. After it was set, I painted with Model Master non buffing steel metalizing paint and let it set. That didnt take long being its lacquer and I use a thinner thats a tad hotter the normal. Next I took some Ameracana brand acrylic paint, (available reasonibly priced at Hobby Lobby) and got my favorite rust colors, Raw umber, Burnt umber, Raw sieana and burnt sieana, and started layering the bolors until they appeared like a light rust. Dont worry about being smooth. Any one thats seen rust , well, ith rough. So layer kinda like dry brushing.After that I added three small screws to the eye plate (per the pictures) and another small strip of .010 plastic, anain per the pictures, to simulate an inspection cover? 

and thats about where I'm at now... I'll try and finish up the other later tonight. Take care all! Thanks for the interest,,

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Sunday, March 11, 2018 6:35 PM

OK, I finally got the neck pieces together and painted...

And starting to get his eyes painted pre assy.

Well, thats about it for now... Hope everyone had a good weekend. Thanks for looking!

Doug

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, March 9, 2018 7:27 PM

Hey Greg... Yup, Fully retired now and LOVING IT! Unfortunately I don't get to see them all that often, but they do Skype or Viber, and I send them updates like these...

Rob, Yeah, I still love the flick. I've seen all sorts of toys and plushes but never a model... Hmm...

Any way, a bit more progress, I had to visit my doctor this morning, but after getting home had all day to work on.

Well, got all the eye pieces shaped on the disc/belt sander. It did a nice job, The little piece in fromt of the binocs was from a kiddies telescope along with the articulation piece and both will be part of the neck. The discs I'm cutting with a drill press and a whole saw set are for the articulating joint that allows the neck to raise and lower, the other will be for the the head to be able to mount anf pivot.

The back side pieces had to be trimmed a bit to allow them to fit right but other then that they fit perfectly. They are also now epoxied in place.

And the neck is assy. and the epoxy is setting, actually the pivot jionts aren't that hard to do, and whin I do them if you look closely at the connecting point, I've drilled and inserted pins to strengthen the joints so as to not allow them to fall apart if hit.

And heres the basic eye assy and the head pivot is installed... Love quick setting epoxy! Well, tis all for now. Thanks again for looking, and more in a bit!  Take care...

Doug

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 9, 2018 12:03 PM

When the movie came out, my young son loved it. I remember buying all sorts of Wall-E toys, one was fairly decent sized with replacable tracks and other damaged items.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, March 9, 2018 11:02 AM

Fully retired, eh? One of these days we gotta talk.

Will you share the project with your grand daughters as it's in progress or wait until it's done and surprise them?

-Greg

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:18 PM

Greg, good to hear from you! I miss seeing your posts and miss also the rest of the ole group. Yeah, Wall-E is my favorite Pixar movie, and two of the grand daughters love it too. They get a big kick from the scene where he finds a bra and tries to figure out what it is. So that's what I'm planning to try and build. More to come shortly. Plenty of time to build now that I'm fully retired! Take care bud!

Doug

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:51 PM

Holy Cow, it's Doug! Hey, buddy.

I had to look up "WALL-E" to bring myself up to speed, but I see where you are going now. This should be fun to watch. 

 

-Greg

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WALL-E
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:11 AM

Morning all...

Just a while ago, My grand daughters and I were watching my (our) favorite Pixar movie "WALL-E" and my one grand daughter knowing how much I loved building models asked me to build a WALL-E figure. Well I thought about it and after studying a number of pictures I down loaded, thought, Why not? Being retired now I'll have plenty of time to work on him, SO, here I go with a Scratch Built WALL-E. 

This is going to be the base material for this project. The toys and such are from a local Thrift (second hand) Store, the paint and wood dowels are from Home Depot, and the misc plastic sheets I've had aroung the shop for awhile now.

OK, starting with his head and eyes, I've cut out the general shape from .093 plastic sheet with my band saw, and will keep them all in a stack so as to keep the same shape while being shaped and sized on the belt/disc sander.

This old plastic tissue box cover will serve as the basis of his body. I at first had to experamint a bit when I found that the blade I was using to make this cut was too fime, and the speed of the stroke and travel was too fast, as the cut from the jig saw was just rewelding behind the blade as it passed . lol... I found by using a coarser blade and slowing down both the travel and the stroke speed that it cut much better. OK, Thats about it for now, and Thanks for looking! 

Doug

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