Robby the Robot

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  1. dreamer7

    dreamer7 New Member

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    Hello,

    I want to attempt a scratch build model of Robby the Robot about 16" high, Please can I ask for help with reference?

    I've downloaded a couple of the Studio drawings off the web, FSD 2 the cross section of the dome, and FSD 6 the chest hopper details, does anyone have copies of the other drawings sheets 3 to 12 Please?

    I know It would be a miracle but I thought I'd ask anyway. I know that Bill Malone has a set, but there's no way to get in touch with him.

    Thanks

    Tom :)
     
  2. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    A few notes, one there was a couple of toy/models made that ran that size and one real nice one that ran 24 inches.

    So I would say hunt one up and rework it.

    And look for back issues of Cinefantastique, Issue: Volume 8 Number2/Volume 8 Number three.

    It is a great issue on Forbidden Planer and has drawings of Robbys workings.

    Rich
     
  3. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    Try this site and talk to Fred Barton, He builds the full sized Robby's at Fred Barton Productions.
    He may be able to help he's a good guy


    tobor1701@earthlink.net
     
  4. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kdawg1 @ Apr 24 2006, 10:55 AM) [snapback]1232202[/snapback]</div>

    What site?
     
  5. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    Oop's this site www.the-robotman.com



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  6. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    I have one of the models Rich mentioned - the Masudaya 16" Robby - picked it up on eBay last year.
    He's made from vinyl and is articulated at the waist, head, arms and wrists, and he comes apart at the waist.
    I removed the 'record' and bulb which illuminated the speech grill at the front, as the record didn't work.
    His legs are filled with plaster and there's plenty of room inside for electronics...


    Howard.
     
  7. rad1701

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  8. dreamer7

    dreamer7 New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kdawg1 @ Apr 24 2006, 11:55 PM) [snapback]1232202[/snapback]</div>
    Hello Keith,

    I have talked to Fred both by e-mail and by phone in the past, and to be honest I've got nowhere. Sent him messages again a few weeks ago, no reply.

    I do know or the Masudaya Robby 16" but they always go for extortionate amounts on e bay that's why I want to build my own.

    I have also downloaded the article from Cinefantastique and the 2 drawings, but i need the rest of the set.

    Thanks guys for all your Input

    Tom
     
  9. Rocketbobs

    Rocketbobs Well-Known Member

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    I have one sheet of real Robby prints. It is sheet #1 it has the full body elevation and some other details. It is very cool. It is kind of murky since it is so old. Here is a little tease.

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  10. dreamer7

    dreamer7 New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rocketbobs @ Apr 26 2006, 12:31 AM) [snapback]1232769[/snapback]</div>

    Hi Rocketbobs,

    Yeah I have a copy of the same sheet, plus sheet 2 and 6 they're on this site

    http://home.pacbell.net/thoemke1/robby-the...history-01.html

    If these are in the public domain I'm sure the rest are somewhere,

    Thanks

    Tom
     

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