So here's a current project that I'm working on. It's a robot for use as a stop motion animation puppet in a music video I'm making for my brothers band.
It's scratch built out of various bits of junk (the body's a tea strainer, the legs are wood, there's bits of broken cameras in there, old computer parts, action figures etc etc).
I may change the head, not sure about that yet. The other arm will be a giant gun (what else?!)
The articulation all works so the pistons will all move once the thing's animated.
I'm particularly pleased with the hand, which was a little fiddly.
Here's a (very) rough edit of the vid if you wanna see how the robot will fit in (sorry, the aspect ratio's stretched).
Last edited by The Dark Power; May 20th, 2009 at 06:04 PM.
Wow! I actually really love that music. Interesting juxtaposition of acoustic folk music with an industrial technological theme.
Your robot is cool. But also cute. Which may not be what you're going for.
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Cheers, yeah my brothers band are the worlds only 'post-apocalyptic, quasi-acoustic indie-folk duo', apparently, so the music's quite tongue in cheek.
Their site's here if anyone's interested http://www.wellwrite.co.uk/
Was going for a retro kind of look, so cute is cool.
Cool design... kind of looks like the robot from Saturn 3 mated with Wall-E. In any event, a really impressive piece of work. Can't wait to see the final video.
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i really love it
even more in a clip
i am not sure but the head is a bit white and this is the only part which has this white maybe you could imagine white knees or feet, i don't know. not sure. during the movieclip our look would not be only on this white head but will have an other white reference . (not sure to be clear)
keep it up'
Nice work indeed - I love you threads. Thanks for the mold-ones in your last thread, btw.
The only thing that didn't look 100% to me with this robot was its feet, nothing wrong with them but they look a bit to flat. But only a little.
Edit: After wathing the rough vid I have to say you should consider keeping the MS-paint robots, they made me laugh out loud. Kickass!
Last edited by CastorFiber; October 2nd, 2008 at 08:47 AM.
Wow, once again you have blown me away. You built that dude from scrap? Now that's inspiring. I am now looking at my old computer and thinking of grabbing that mallet. Heh. And I especially love the hands.. how the hell did you stick it altogether?
Here's abit of an update on the robot. I've now attached the head and right arm.
The armís a large gatling gun. Iím painting it military looking green to suggest itís a new addition - the idea is that the robot was originally some kind of industrial piece of machinery which has become self aware (that always happens with robots) and nicked a gun from some military robot.
Need to add details to the neck which is looking kinda bare still.
The left leg has ladders and platforms so the former pilots could easily get up to wherever the cockpit is.
Woaaaaah.... absolutely love the detailing and the scale.. and the teeny tiny details like the platforms and ladders, fantastic! It also looks naturally worn, like rusted and dirty. And you used super glue? Did you go to poundland to buy a box of it? (Joke) I'm terrible with superglue. Always manage to glue my fingers together or to the thng I'm trying to glue it to. Excellent brother, thanks for sharing!
Yeah... thats real nice work. Give. me. more!
That robot is beautiful!~
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to replying to all this, I have been working on it though so the time's not wasted!
Thanks for everyone's comments and happy to say the robot is now (more or less) finished!
Here's a short trailer incorporating some of the shots I've finished so far and some pics. There's more info on my website and blog if anyone's interested http://www.thedarkpower.com/blog/?cat=14 http://www.thedarkpower.com/robot2.htm
Last edited by The Dark Power; May 20th, 2009 at 06:07 PM.
Hey Joe! Good to see you back!! Wow...... you clever, clever, clever git! You are an inspiration my friend! It's not fair man lol
And yeah I'm sorry to hear that you dropped your model, I really do feel your pain! I remember dropping my centaur and I was cursing a lot lol got it fixed in the end though. (a bit messy to fix though)
Excellent work Batman!
Oh boy! i have a ENGL Powerball aaaand...the same Peavy bandit 112 guitar amp u have there!!
Apart from that...You have done a great job in building that robot! love it ^_^
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