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  1. RPF Premium Member Howlrunner's Avatar
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    May 13, 2010, 2:34 PM - Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #1

    One of the easiest (and most important) props from the SMB movie, the Bob-Omb:

    I've seen one or two replicas of this made (including contec's great one), but I've never seen one that actually works. I decided that needed to change....

    The main problem, I looked and looked, but couldn't find ANY spherical walking windup toys. Yes, I found windup spherical ones, or ever bomb-shaped ones, BUT they all jumped along, they didn't walk. So on to something a little different......


    You're right to look worried Mr Owl.......

    A bit of hack and slash with the dremel later:


    Toes added with Milliput.
    6cm diameter clear acrylic craft-store bauble with windows cut for the legs and winder.
    Cut down pen body filled with Milliput and a string fuse.
    Plastic eyes cut from an old christmas tree bauble (so that their curve matches the sphere).
    Winder extended using a slice of a dead paintbrush.
    Winding handle cut from 3mm thick plastic sheet.

    Assembly prior to painting:



    The owl's body will be hotglued inside the sphere for stability after I've sprayed the sphere.

    The best thing? It actually winds up and WALKS.
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    May 13, 2010, 3:31 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #2

    I impressed.....can't wait to see the end prop
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    May 13, 2010, 3:44 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #3

    Very nice. Should make a second fuse housing that'll accommodate a small cake sparkler! That would scare your mates!

    Good work
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    May 13, 2010, 4:19 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #4

    I always had a special place in my heart for SMB movie, and the bomb-omb was something I always wanted. Thank you for doing this. I might have to give this a try sometime.

    This is why the RPF exists. ANYTHING is fair game.
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    May 13, 2010, 5:10 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #5

    wow this will be one of the coolest props ever! Maybe you could take a sparkler and wrap the the threads of the fuse around it to hide it
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    May 13, 2010, 5:10 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #6

    Lol Love it.
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    May 13, 2010, 7:57 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #7

    With some paint, that owl-ball will almost look idental to the bomb!
    Great job!
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    May 14, 2010, 6:51 AM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #8

    Darth Eunice said: View Post
    With some paint, that owl-ball will almost look idental to the bomb!
    Great job!
    "Owl-ball"! Sounds like some awesome sport the Incas might have played.

    Ok, I actually decided to paint it up using a brush rather than spray paint - the rougher texture seems to match the screen-caps better.

    Painted up and owl hotglued into back half of the sphere:



    I've made it so that the two halves are not permanently attached - you can open it up any time in case you need to fix the mechanism - or just gaze upon the dismembered owl.

    Finished:





    I'll try to get a vid up later.
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    May 14, 2010, 8:31 AM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #9

    Awesome idea for a reproduction, and very nicely done!
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    May 14, 2010, 10:56 AM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #10

    This came out amazing HR!
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    May 14, 2010, 10:57 AM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #11

    Great job!
    It's really cute
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    May 14, 2010, 11:56 AM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #12

    That is awesome. Great job
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    May 14, 2010, 2:50 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #13

    Awesome work!

    But I think the eyes look a little big, no? The eyes on the screen used one almost look like the hole punch leftovers, but that might be too small.

    Regardless, I love it.

    Ryu
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    May 14, 2010, 3:14 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #14

    Ryu Kumon said: View Post
    Awesome work!

    But I think the eyes look a little big, no? The eyes on the screen used one almost look like the hole punch leftovers, but that might be too small.

    Regardless, I love it.

    Ryu
    Yeah, I thought they looked a little large myself, AFTER I had superglued then on. Oh well, close enough....
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    May 14, 2010, 3:24 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #15

    So cute.... so deadly....
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    May 14, 2010, 3:30 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #16

    Always a fan of your work H, and you seem to be so quick with turing out stuff, don't you have anything else to do, like sleep???
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    May 14, 2010, 7:25 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #17

    That's adorable! Are you going to put the "Reebok" on the feet?
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    May 15, 2010, 12:07 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #18

    G17RDY said: View Post
    Always a fan of your work H, and you seem to be so quick with turing out stuff, don't you have anything else to do, like sleep???
    What can I say, I like to make my down time as productive as possible. Never could sit still for long.

    ResurrectionBob said: View Post
    That's adorable! Are you going to put the "Reebok" on the feet?
    I thought about it, but the feet are concave, so it would mean filling them to get them flat, then painting, etc, so I'm not going to bother.

    Here's the little guy in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIweiDfzOxE
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    May 15, 2010, 4:49 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #19

    wow!!!....I always loved the bob-omb from the film.

    Nice little vid too. Pity he doesn't go for longer though
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    May 15, 2010, 5:24 PM - Re: Super Mario Bros Bob-Omb #20

    the size is ALL off.



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