Scratch built “Jakob” robot, from Amazon series “Tales from the Loop”

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Moska

Well-Known Member
Hello fellow modelers.

I present my current project. It's the Jakob robot, from the Amazon series “Tales from the loop”.

I started this project in April 2020 and, after almost a year designing and building all the parts, this is the current state of the model.
The model has more than 80 points of articulation. A nightmare!. And it's possible that I decide to override some of them because they really complicate the stability of the model.

I will be publishing more information about the construction process followed so far and the steps that are still missing to complete it. I hope you like this little bobblehead.

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Moska

Well-Known Member
When I started this project, I tried to get information that would make my work easier. But I got nothing. This model is designed and built based solely on images from the series and on some photographs and a small video that I found on the net. It would have been very useful to get some blueprints, but it was not possible. So I'm sure my model is not as accurate as I would have liked to get. I have to settle for that.

I have already finished all the necessary parts to complete the robot. Last weekend I was making small adjustments and finishes, and I have already washed all the pieces to start the paint job. I will use black primer for the metal parts and white primer for the head. There are parts that I have to paint before doing the final assembly, so now I have to work calmly and avoid hasty decisions.

For those who have not seen the series, I include some images of the real robot.

Thanks for watching.

Rafa.

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JNordgren42

Active Member
Wow! That is just gorgeous work! I really liked the show, it's very slow paced and cerebral, but I enjoy that kind of sci-fi if it's well done (and Tales was very well done IMO). I can't wait to see him painted.
 

Moska

Well-Known Member
Wow! That is just gorgeous work! I really liked the show, it's very slow paced and cerebral, but I enjoy that kind of sci-fi if it's well done (and Tales was very well done IMO). I can't wait to see him painted.
Hi JNordgren42.

Thank you very much for your comment. I also really liked the series. I like any type of Sci-Fi if it is well thought out and well done. Not everything has to be space operas, right?
The robot caught my eye because of its appearance, half 1960s van, half washing machine or something. Also, the robot does not speak, it does not make any sound, it has no arms, no tools, and no weapons. It is absolutely useless. What more reasons do you need to fall in love with such a thing? :love:

Take care.
Rafa
 

JNordgren42

Active Member
Hi JNordgren42.

Thank you very much for your comment. I also really liked the series. I like any type of Sci-Fi if it is well thought out and well done. Not everything has to be space operas, right?
The robot caught my eye because of its appearance, half 1960s van, half washing machine or something. Also, the robot does not speak, it does not make any sound, it has no arms, no tools, and no weapons. It is absolutely useless. What more reasons do you need to fall in love with such a thing? :love:

Take care.
Rafa
Yep. And he still kicked ass when it mattered. I love the design language of this show so much, it's a really fresh take on retro-futurism.
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
Quite impressive!

I have not watched the show yet but I did stick it on my watch list so I was able to recognize what your were building

I'll definitely have to give it a watch
 

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swgeek

Sr Member
Wow! It must be cool to work on making a real prop and then see it on screen. :love:
I have to admit it is pretty cool to see your work on screen. I wish I had pictures to help with your build but you have more than me and one I hadn't seen before. Looking forward to your paint job. Again great work on this!

It is absolutely useless. What more reasons do you need to fall in love with such a thing? :love:
You've been talking to my wife. :)
 

HMR

New Member
Very nice work. It looks so well made and the effort really shows!
Looking forward to seeing more of this.

One of my favorite shows. The atmosphere and aesthetics are beautiful, not to mention the soundtrack.
 

Moska

Well-Known Member
I'll definitely have to give it a watch
Hi Analycer.

The robot is not a main character. In fact, there are no main characters in this series.

The plot of the series is that, under a small town, there is a buried thing that they call the Loop. This Loop causes very strange things and, in each chapter a different story is developed in which the characters react to those strange situations.

It is a series with a very slow pace that creates a peculiar atmosphere. My wife says that it is a depressing series, but it seems to me of a beautiful sadness.

The robot makes small appearances in some chapters and it is in the last one that it plays a more important role.

I hope you like the series as much as I do.
Rafa
 

Moska

Well-Known Member
One of my favorite shows. The atmosphere and aesthetics are beautiful, not to mention the soundtrack.
Hi HMR.
Thanks for your comment.
I'm glad you mention the soundtrack because thanks to it I knew about the existence of this series.
I have been following the work of Philip Glass for quite a few years and one day I found out that he had composed something for a series called "Tales from the Loop". I immediately looked for information and what I found was interesting to me and I decided to see that series.
So, you see. It was the music of Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan that led me to discover this beautiful series.

Greetings.
Rafa
 

Hagoth

Sr Member
Wow! Impressive work here. Not familiar with the show so now I'm going to have to look it up. From what I have read here it looks like a lot of fun. Cool looking model of the robot!
 

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Duncanator

Sr Member
Wow! You're doing a great job on that robot!

I lost interest in the stories from the series, but I did love the design of that robot. It has such a sad-sack face with the big "ears" it has a certain dopey-ness to it that I liked. I really like robots with character.
 

Nobu

New Member
I love this movie so I really wanted a Jacob figure. So I searched the internet for the model. I couldn't find the model, but I found your site. This is a really great project. Nobu from Japan.
 

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