Awesome, Thank you friend! I got a small start today on the head, though there were some liberties taken. The top of the head isn't quite right (too tall) and the "ears" are continuous cylinders instead of ~5" deep slugs but you get the idea. My current best profile shot is right on the edge of frame and is subject to a lot of parallax so I'm going to keep looking for another profile shot.
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Looks great haakesack! Is this in Solidworks?
Tell me if you'd like more help with reference shots. I finally opened up my RX figure and can provide some additional pics I found on a Disneyland Flickr group.
Does anyone have any measurements yet? A diameter for the body or the pivot pipe would be very much appreciated.
I know this is probably your first thread and it's mine too...haha.
I'm brand spanking new here and I'd like to start a thread on a build that's been in my head for a few months now. Star tours was one of my all time favorite rides and now with the phasing out of the old ride, I'd like to build me a Disneyland version Captain Rex. I'm starting to amass reference photography and I'm reaching out to some imagineer buddies to see what I can pull together, but if any of you have any information or even recognize parts on rex that would help me with scale or sources especially for the eyes, mouth and face parts, that would be great.
I'll most likely start with a head/neck build followed by the rest of the torso with the eventual goal being a fully operational Rex.
Wish me luck... I'll need it!
DisneyWorld version (different mouth etc):http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6073/6047809192_d2994534d0_o.jpg
Hey Cap'n! Thanks a lot man. I have a feeling this one is going to take an entire community so hop on board. I'll keep posting as I discover things.HI THERE! Man I never thought my picture would get so used! Anyways, I too want to build my own rex. I love that robot like you have no idea! I even joined this site just to give you props! Hopefully you can help me as well. I'm a passport holder, so I go to the parks as much as I can and I always stand by rex for minutes and minutes! Please, if you have advice on the head, PLEASE let me know! ThankS
Hey Cap'n! Thanks a lot man. I have a feeling this one is going to take an entire community so hop on board. I'll keep posting as I discover things.
If you find yourself in the park, do me a favor and take some orthagonal pictures of Rex. A Clean PRofile view is what I'm missing most right now.
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I figured it out here are some pictures I took.
Wow these are great! The straight on view is particularly helpful. Love the view of under the head too. That's the clearest I've seen it. I have a feeling here's going to be a trip to dland soon where the only thingy I do is ride star tours all day.
Keep them coming if you've got more, side of the head is still needed (if I get a good side profile, I can pull dimensions much more accurately).
I'm good for sharing any and all info I have. I'm probably going to build a half or 1/3 scale Rex but that's just a matter of conversion