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  1. Scouser's Avatar
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    Aug 17, 2011, 5:44 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #51

    That is awesome! Can't wait to see final build. I hope to start a K-9 of my own next year sometime.
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    Aug 17, 2011, 6:55 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #52

    He's fun to build for sure. His takes time.

    BTW - he is finished. I'm not doing anything more to him.
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    Aug 18, 2011, 3:29 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #53

    Great Rassilon! That dog breaks the speed limit!!
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    Aug 19, 2011, 3:45 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #54

    It still amuses me very much how Tom Baker hated K-9 because it was always getting stuck on doorways and such. K-9 was pretty great tho!
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    Aug 29, 2011, 4:13 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #55

    That is the most totally awesome thing I have ever seen. I have always been a big fan of K-9. I'm jealous.
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    Oct 27, 2011, 8:01 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #56

    You have done a fantastic job with the Dave Everett styrene plans! Your K-9 looks amazing!

    I noticed that you used a filler type material in a few places, or at least that's what it looks from the photos. Can I ask what you used? Styrene is notorious to putty and fill. With my K-9 styrene head, I have been priming it prior to filling at the moment, but I am hoping to find a better method.

    I noticed in the discussion there were some questions on where to get the plans from, the good news is that k9.replicarobots.net is back up and running and Dave Everett is uploading the updated plans there. I also have a set that I can PM links to people.

    Smiles, Izzy
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    Oct 28, 2011, 11:01 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #57

    A vary nice build CGClone, I have made a K9 using MDF for the bodie, vary heavy but tuff.
    How did you achive the voice function, what did you use ?
    Thanks
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    Oct 28, 2011, 11:06 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #58

    chickmacgyver said: View Post
    You have done a fantastic job with the Dave Everett styrene plans! Your K-9 looks amazing!

    I noticed that you used a filler type material in a few places, or at least that's what it looks from the photos. Can I ask what you used? Styrene is notorious to putty and fill. With my K-9 styrene head, I have been priming it prior to filling at the moment, but I am hoping to find a better method.

    I noticed in the discussion there were some questions on where to get the plans from, the good news is that k9.replicarobots.net is back up and running and Dave Everett is uploading the updated plans there. I also have a set that I can PM links to people.

    Smiles, Izzy
    Hey Izzy,

    Thanks for the kind words, K-9 was a joy to build. as for your question about the filler, its a product here in the US called Bondo Glazing putty. Its a 2 part "final step" type of filler. Very smooth and easy to use.

    I would highly recommend sanding down your primer to bare plastic in the areas you want to apply filler. Filler doesnt bond well to paint and you run the risk of it chipping or falling off.

    Glad to see the K9 site is up after a lonnnng oasis.

    Captain Action - I used the same method that the R2 builders use in general. Its combo of a 12-volt rf transmitter/receiver and a voice box (this one supplied by ThinkGeek). Go register and become a member of the astromech builders site, its all there.
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    Oct 28, 2011, 6:55 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #59

    Thank you CGClone for your reply. Is Bondo Glazing putty like regular Bondo? We can't get regular Bondo here in Australia but have found an equivalent by mixing 50% polyester fibreglass resin (plus curing agent) + 50% polyester car putty/bog (plus curing agent).

    I have had adhesion problems with regular car bog on bare styrene, even if the surface has been scuffed. I found better results using an etch primer, letting it dry then applying putty, however, always trying to find a better alternative. Sounds like Bondo Glazing is the go.

    Smiles, Izzy
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    Nov 7, 2011, 11:53 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #60

    CGClone said: View Post
    98% finished, here he is before adding the monitor/trim, bumpers and the metallic "K 9" to the panel side.
    Looks great, very clean. I like your idea of simplifying the tail, most people are confused when they see mine moving in both directions, I may recode my controller so it only moves left and right.

    Dave Everett
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    Nov 8, 2011, 6:20 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #61

    Thank you, Dave. You provided some incredible plans and the Who/K9/robotics community is better because of it!

    Truth be told, I'm only running one servo on the tail lol
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    Dec 19, 2011, 8:28 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #62

    Bump for a great build.

    I have styrene laying here on the floor just waiting till I can take my shot at Dave's plans. Dave really makes incredible guides. Thanks to Dave!
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    Dec 19, 2011, 4:04 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #63

    Simply amazing. And super helpful! Totally following this thread.
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    Dec 19, 2011, 8:40 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #64

    Amazing looking K-9, truly amazing.

    Well done!
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    Dec 20, 2011, 3:08 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #65

    Fantastic build. Really brings back happy memories.
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    Dec 21, 2011, 9:46 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #66

    Thank you all for the nice compliments, here are some finished shots of K9 at DragonCon this past September and a few others:







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    Mar 6, 2012, 10:54 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #67

    How did you make your ears, coz at this point Im having a NIGHTMARE, Ive built two pairs and both looked horrible.

    UPDATE: Seems maybe third times the charm......

    Still working on them BUT it looks like this time I MAY have cracked it..... Wish me luck!
    Last edited by B4DW0LF; Mar 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM.
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    Mar 9, 2012, 9:30 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #68

    Your work on this is stunning! Completely! I've just started my build with the Everett plans and am a complete newbie! Can I ask one question? I apologize if this has been asked and answered elsewhere, but how do you recommend making the 45 degree chamfer on the 3mm styrene? Sandpaper? File? I have a router table with a 45 degree bit too, but wasn't sure that wouldn't tear up the styrene. Any insights would be very much appreciated!
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    Mar 9, 2012, 9:35 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #69

    DavHoo said: View Post
    Your work on this is stunning! Completely! I've just started my build with the Everett plans and am a complete newbie! Can I ask one question? I apologize if this has been asked and answered elsewhere, but how do you recommend making the 45 degree chamfer on the 3mm styrene? Sandpaper? File? I have a router table with a 45 degree bit too, but wasn't sure that wouldn't tear up the styrene. Any insights would be very much appreciated!
    Thanks for the kind words.

    To answer your chamfer question, I used a belt sander and took my time.
    Dont use a router, it will spin too fast, create too much heat and create havoc for you on the styrene.

    You can do it by hand, but its going to be hard. If you have a belt sander, thats the best bet or you can you a dremel with a sanding bit, on a lower, not too low, but lower speed and take your time. Lay the plastic down on a bench (or table) and create your angle with the plastic on the edge of the bench, if that makes sense?
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    Mar 9, 2012, 10:12 AM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #70

    Beautiful. Love that dog! You guys can keep your R2 units! He's the greatest robot in history. I grabbed those plans as well as I'm getting ready to start a build for our fan series. Though the script calls for some specific 'upgrades' to him!
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    Mar 9, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #71

    Love this. Great build and I'm sorry I missed seeing this!!!
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    Nov 11, 2012, 7:59 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #72

    CGClone said: View Post
    Yea man, you want the hose here:

    McMaster-Carr

    Part #53145K67

    You have to buy a minimum of 5' at $5 a foot.

    I havent ordered mine if you want to split it?

    What an awesome K-9!
    Is this part # the right size for the neck in Dave Everett's plans?

    Frank
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    Nov 11, 2012, 8:54 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #73

    ftlum said: View Post
    What an awesome K-9!
    Is this part # the right size for the neck in Dave Everett's plans?

    Frank
    Yes, thats what my K9 is built off of.
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    Nov 12, 2012, 1:01 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #74

    WOW, Fantastic WORK!
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    Nov 12, 2012, 7:04 PM - Re: Doctor Who: K-9 that tin dog build #75

    CGClone said: View Post
    Yes, thats what my K9 is built off of.
    Thanks! I just put in an order. If anyone wants to split the cost, I don't think I need 5 feet of this tubing.

    Frank

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