Friday, September 7, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
- Its not as easy as it looks on the internet. Shocking, I know.
- Resin cures really, really fast at temperatures above 100°F. Cure kinetics in action - guess those years of polymer science classes weren't a waste.
- The above fact makes using resin in Phoenix AZ in August pretty awful.
- Gel-coat from the local fiberglass shop is expensive.
- Fiberglass resin gets everywhere. And it smells.
So as you can tell, I'm having a ball. I'm going to try a different approach since the first piece I casted was a disaster. In the mean time, I'm going to work on the ears and other miscellaneous k9 bits. But just to prove I've made a good effort, below is a picture of the mold for the head.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Once I got the two sides connected I started connecting them with 1/2 x 1/2 basswood cut to the proper size. With wood glue, clamps and my brad nailer in place I started putting the head together.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
What's this one going to be about? This blog is going to chronicle my buidling of a full scale prop-reclica of K-9, the tin dog robot from Doctor Who. If you have no idea who / what K-9 is, he's the little guy who's in the logo of this blog. He's also fully owned, trademarked and all that stuff by the BBC.
This isn't my first go at a prop replica of K-9. About 20 years ago my Dad and I made a 1/2 scale one out of balsa wood, an RC car, 2 spoons and some pieces from an erector set. I still have that K-9, and you can see him right over there to the left. Granted, he's not very accurate and he needs a little touch up, but he's still my first and favorite K-9. I'll probably squeeze a post or two in about him as I give him some much needed attention.
I've rambled sufficiently for a first post - now how about we go and get some building done?