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willettfx
07-23-2005, 10:37 AM
Animatronic eye prototype for the new MONSTERMOD
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame3.jpg

The eyes are made of dental acrylic ,Eye lids will be molded in silicone and casted in poly.
And this project is being filmed on DV ,Im making a " How to video" for this animatronic mod
A servo for each eyelid,There will be over 20 Servos in this animatronic.

Thanks
Gary

http://members.tripod.com/garywillettmonsters/index.htm

Here is the animatronic eye test video , The servos are computer controlled.
http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=blinking80&width=320

http://members.tripod.com/garywillettmonsters/index.htm

public_eyesore
07-23-2005, 10:40 AM
that looks awsome dude, keep us updated when u start the mod

Malatory
07-23-2005, 10:43 PM
Eyes just scream Johnny 5

Yes I can see the moster in the back. But still it reminds me of Johnny 5.

Aero
07-24-2005, 02:13 AM
Wow, VERY nice, they look awesome. Amazing job.

willettfx
07-24-2005, 08:39 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/casemod.jpg
Well, My old Monstermod (2003),Its time for a New MonsterMod .This one is going to be ALIVE.
Thanks Guys
Gary

sXenoG
07-24-2005, 01:37 PM
Awsome stuff. I hope this mod the case looks as good as the monster tho :P

crenn
07-25-2005, 04:00 AM
Love it, when are you planning to finish the mod?

willettfx
07-25-2005, 05:54 PM
Well, Im filming (DV)as I go. Give me 2 months.I should be close to finish. The eyes are finished ,The teeth are too. The head sculpted is about 75% finished.
More Later
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
08-20-2005, 10:56 PM
Updated new Pic
NEW Monstermod
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/monster4.jpg

Thanks
Gary

Malatory
08-22-2005, 10:18 AM
Oh sure just tease us.

:D

willettfx
10-08-2005, 11:56 PM
Still working it!!! ( Sculpting)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/monster10805.jpg
Thanks
Gary

Bum
10-09-2005, 12:09 AM
You know, from this angle he looks like he's about to sneeze. :D ;) That's some great detail. You even have the underlying musculature defined.
I look forward to seeing this progress.

snefan
10-09-2005, 02:47 PM
looks damn good! cant wait for the finished piece!

Womp
10-10-2005, 11:17 PM
that's looks amazing... Hopefully we get some updates on that soon!

Good job!

Zeus
10-11-2005, 04:39 PM
That looks awesome

BTW, am I the only one who thinks that looks like the face of the GIANT turtle on The Neverending Story?

Azoxy
10-11-2005, 06:10 PM
Didn't he have a sneezing problem too? :D

Looks absolutely awesome!

[DGN]Nexus
10-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Hehe.. now that I look at it, it does look like that turtle... funny.

Zeus
10-12-2005, 01:10 PM
he didn't have a sneezing problem per se. He was just allergic to humans.

Rankenphile
10-12-2005, 01:59 PM
That looks awesome

BTW, am I the only one who thinks that looks like the face of the GIANT turtle on The Neverending Story?

ROFL... that's exactly what I saw, too, but didn't want to say anything.

willettfx
10-13-2005, 06:37 PM
Thanks Guys ,
When the skin is done in foam rubber ,It will have punched hair in it. A hairy monster!
Thanks
Willett

Crimson Sky
10-13-2005, 08:34 PM
the sculpt looks really great so far--hopefully you can take some pics as you make the mold and pull some casts--I know that it would be a real treat for all--

willettfx
10-14-2005, 04:58 PM
Thank You SKY

hopefully you can take some pics as you make the mold and pull some casts--I know that it would be a real treat for all--

You Got it!!!
Thanks Again
Gary

willettfx
10-15-2005, 12:15 AM
Here is some pictures from my video (grabbed frames)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/baseplate.jpg

I will work on the stone baseplate this weekend . I will be molding soon !!!
premold 1st then platinum cure silicone. It cost $120 a gal.I need to save up for that.

Thanks Guys
Gary
WILLETTFX

Rankenphile
10-17-2005, 12:55 PM
Looking great! Very envy-able skills, man!

When it comes time to put up your video, make a .torrent file of it, if we can get a bunch of us to use the .torrent, it should save you a ton of bandwidth.

Malatory
10-17-2005, 02:19 PM
I am intrested in the mold process as well .. I know the mold making I been doing for mine is the very basic and simple method. I know later on down the road I will need to something more advance. Also Do you have any Tips for animatroics (sp) or some place I can look at to get other idea's?

I also like the out come of the face, very well done.

willettfx
10-23-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanks Guys,
Picture: Keys were made in the stone baseplate (ultracal 30) .The pen marks are for the silicone.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/keyholebase.jpg
More fine detail to do before molding.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/closeup1.jpg

LOL,This project is slow going because,
1 .Im filming as I go.
2 .I have a job making dentures all day ( Dental lab tech)
3. Im a sucker for detail.
4. $$$$$
I wish I had more time.
Thanks Guys
Gary

Crimson Sky
10-23-2005, 10:57 AM
OMG...this is SO a sticky--awesome work man--reminds me of the good old days when I used to do mechanical FX for films. Keep the art alive, man 8)

public_eyesore
10-23-2005, 01:35 PM
awesome work, very creative

willettfx
10-23-2005, 04:50 PM
Thanks Guys

Gary

lorddarkwolf
10-23-2005, 10:22 PM
Why dont you work in the movie biz? Your work in really good.

Dark-hobo
10-24-2005, 01:31 AM
@lorddarkwolf

two words, "Computer graphics", that is why he cannot work in the movie biz :/. No one wants mecahnical stuff anymore really. Whats the point when it can all be done in CG for less cost.

Also he could just not want to :P.

@Willetfx

You have some crazy talent. I cannot wait to see this thing finished! What are the internals going to be?

[DGN]Nexus
10-25-2005, 07:42 PM
two words, "Computer graphics", that is why he cannot work in the movie biz :/. No one wants mecahnical stuff anymore really. Whats the point when it can all be done in CG for less cost.

The movie AVP was done via animatronics... people still use them for different things...

Crimson Sky
10-26-2005, 12:30 AM
@lorddarkwolf

two words, "Computer graphics", that is why he cannot work in the movie biz :/. No one wants mecahnical stuff anymore really. Whats the point when it can all be done in CG for less cost.

Also he could just not want to :P.

@Willetfx

You have some crazy talent. I cannot wait to see this thing finished! What are the internals going to be?

actually mechanical FX are still a huge part of specialFX--just not for applications where CGI is more flexible and less expensive. Most really good FX are a combination of both hardcore mechanical and CGI--

willettfx
10-26-2005, 06:46 PM
the teeth

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/modteeth.jpg

The like CGI Too!
Sky is Right, Most really good FX are a combination of both hardcore mechanical and CGI--
Thanks
gary

wingman358
10-26-2005, 07:35 PM
DAYUM! Those are some nice lookin' teeth, Gary. Looks like this is going to come out awesome.

willettfx
10-26-2005, 09:37 PM
How I finish dental acrylic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/round.jpg
Placeing the teeth in clay ,Starting sculpt.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/modteeth1.jpg
Thanks Wingman
Gary

crenn
10-27-2005, 07:45 AM
Not trying to insult you but that last picture is funny. ;)

Malatory
10-27-2005, 08:28 AM
Looking really good.

I also like the last one .. But I think its more of a look like I did something wrong and I am not going to tell.

once all done I think someone needs to floss a little more. ;)

Bum
10-27-2005, 01:23 PM
That's a clever little rig with the 3 ball-grinders put together. I really like the detail of your sculpting. The bulge in the gums from the root of the tooth. A neccesary detail for your job but you put that sort of detail in all the sculpting. Very Sharp.

snefan
10-27-2005, 03:43 PM
sweet!

put those teeth in some old granny's mouth! :D

willettfx
10-30-2005, 12:39 PM
Eyes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrameeyes.jpg
Thanks Guys
Gary

crenn
10-31-2005, 10:05 AM
Are you using those white or black eyes? I think the black eyes are more evil.......

willettfx
10-31-2005, 05:54 PM
Black eyes will be used. White eyes large are human test eyes
Thanks
Gary

Malatory
10-31-2005, 11:55 PM
I need some eyes like that for my case :D .. maybe I could make them glow

Looking good as always..

willettfx
11-12-2005, 05:01 PM
BLANKET MOLD MAKING
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/blanket6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/blanket1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/blanket2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/blanket.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/blanket5.jpg
Almost time for silicone
Thanks Guys
Gary

snefan
11-17-2005, 06:08 PM
cool! but whats the cup for?

willettfx
11-17-2005, 07:08 PM
The Cup is use for molding the pour hole . Will pour the silicone in it.Replacing the water clay with the silicone.
Thanks
gary

Overconfidence
11-20-2005, 01:00 PM
Great stuff, can't wait for the final product.

willettfx
11-26-2005, 09:19 PM
Chroma key test Eyes with the software (sinked)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Chromakey1.jpg

Video
http://media.putfile.com/willettfx-Chroma-key1-test (http://)
View size 320 ,Looks better,Sorry it .WMV file.
Thanks
Gary

wingman358
11-27-2005, 02:01 AM
Lookin' pretty good.

zrays
12-25-2005, 01:10 PM
i can't get the testvideo. the URL is invalid T_T

willettfx
12-25-2005, 05:08 PM
http://media.putfile.com/willettfx-Chroma-key1-test

http://media.putfile.com/blinking80/320
Try this
Merry Christmas
Gary Willett
Ruston Louisiana

Rankenphile
12-25-2005, 07:59 PM
omg, I can't wait to see this all together!

Malatory
12-25-2005, 11:27 PM
http://media.putfile.com/blinking80/320
Try this
Merry Christmas
Gary Willett
Ruston Louisiana

That is so nice looking .. speach less.

Merry Christmas

willettfx
01-09-2006, 09:55 PM
Teeth for animatronic film project.The teeth are already made for my animatronic piece.But I had to shoot the making teeth process.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrameteeth2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrameteeth1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/VIDEOTEETH.jpg



Thanks
Gary
Friday was my Birthday JAN 6.................43 years old...DAM!!!
http://members.tripod.com/garywillettmonsters/index.htm

RobjaFalu
01-10-2006, 01:31 AM
Happy Be-lated Birthday!!! You should work for prop designers. Very detailed!

montmorency
01-15-2006, 12:57 PM
damn thats amazing. cant wait for the finished project!!!!keep us updated.

willettfx
01-15-2006, 02:20 PM
TEETH VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/?v=QUDGekhei_Q

Thanks Guys
Gary

Riggs
01-15-2006, 05:03 PM
woow that is amazing im excited to see more :D

crenn
01-16-2006, 12:34 AM
What did you do to your fingers?

willettfx
01-16-2006, 07:38 PM
What did you do to your fingers?[
What the bandage ? At work dental lab

Malatory
01-16-2006, 09:06 PM
Those are some nasty looking teeth.. Wouldn't want to get bitten by those.

crenn
01-17-2006, 02:05 AM
Why? You might turn radioactive or something XD

willettfx
01-20-2006, 07:58 PM
Well, I got my Silicone coming 4 Gals.$360.00
This will make mold for the monster's face ,The monster face Die mold(skull)and the inter die mold (inside skull).And skull,s back piece.
Thanks Guys
Gary

willettfx
01-28-2006, 01:50 AM
I just got finished (11:01pm) pouring 2 gals.of silicone (MOLD MAX 30) for my animatronic piece and NO LEAKS LOL
Gary

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/moldanimatronic.jpg

rxdrifter
01-28-2006, 02:43 AM
omg that looks so amazing.....i wish i could do stuff like that.....hope it turns out good, cant wait to c more

willettfx
01-29-2006, 01:00 AM
Demolded tonnight.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/demold.jpg

Malatory
01-29-2006, 10:00 PM
Very nice looking mold. Good job so far.

If I sent you some dragon Skin would you make me a positive of that :).

willettfx
01-30-2006, 12:37 AM
Mold max 30 is tin base silicone and dragon Skin is platinum base silicone. Will not work,Sorry
The skin is going to be foam rubber.
Thanks
Gary

Malatory
01-30-2006, 04:46 PM
Mold max 30 is tin base silicone and dragon Skin is platinum base silicone. Will not work,Sorry
The skin is going to be foam rubber.
Thanks
Gary

thats so true :(

But the still would want a copy of that in the dragonskin for the flexablity of it and would make a great halloween mask (Even tho I am sure my step son or daughter would take it from me).

Do you have a Vacume box or is the mold Max 30 low enough to debouble itself? I used the Poyo Putty and oommoo for projects. I have some Dragon skin for some minitures I need to re-make in lead/tin base. Just working on the vacume issue now.

willettfx
01-30-2006, 07:06 PM
Malatory,
Not for sale .For now not making halloween masks . 2003 ($250)& 2004 ($450)werewolves (masks) (http://members.tripod.com/garywillettmonsters/id28.htm) are sold out.
And this piece (animatronic Mod Project) is my dream piece. Only 1!
sorry


Do you have a Vacume box or is the mold Max 30 low enough to debouble itself? Made my own Vacuum box out of a 5 gal. bucket for mold max 30.
Oommoo is bubble free
Gary

Ironsides
02-04-2006, 07:36 PM
Amazing bud, you are very talented:)

willettfx
02-05-2006, 12:54 PM
Ironsides, THANKS SO MUCH!!! LUV YOUR ALIEN MOUSE GREAT WORK
GARY

willettfx
02-11-2006, 09:58 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/die.jpg
Making the die mold today
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/die2.jpg

Vaantal
02-12-2006, 01:37 AM
that is really amazing to me. did you stitch all that fur into the mask or is it glued on. either way..great job.

Crimson Sky
02-12-2006, 04:04 AM
Gary you truly are one of the Old Masters--can't wait to see more!!!

willettfx
02-12-2006, 10:43 AM
Vaantal ,The werewolves had 67 pieces ea. of fabic fur to cut and glue.
335 pieces in all ,5 werewolves.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/haired4masks.jpg
Crimson Thank You so much
Here is the die I made, When the foam rubber is put in the mold and this die put in place. This will give me my skin 1/4 thick.
1st I must mold this die again,So I can make the skull.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/die3.jpg
Thanks
Gary

tybrenis
02-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Very nice! That's what I call craftsmanship.

willettfx
02-12-2006, 07:50 PM
tybrenis ,Thank You
Taking today off , Moldmaking can be stressful.
Gary

Vaantal
02-12-2006, 10:21 PM
Amazing, those werewolf pics blow me away. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see it progress

Malatory
02-13-2006, 12:51 PM
detail is mind blowing .. As I work on getting better with the Rubber/mold stuff, Hope I can get to the detail of what you are doing.

willettfx
02-25-2006, 01:32 PM
I did a brush on mold today,Took 3 hours.Used 1 gal.
This is the die mold for the skull.After cure ,I will make a mothermold and then demold . And then setup for its die mold.
Im not using fiberglass for the skull ,Im using Smooth-Cast™ (POLY)
http://www.smooth-on.com/plastics.asp
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/diemold1.jpg
Used Mold Max™ 30 with FastCat™ Catalyst with
Thi-Vex™II Silicone Thickening Agent
http://www.smooth-on.com/silicones.asp
Thanks Guys
Gary

opengswede
02-26-2006, 10:13 AM
awsome work... i'm amazed.
and thanks for the links. they seem to have lots of info on plastics and plastic molds, precisely what i'm looking for.

just one question: how big will that thing be?

willettfx
02-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Thank you Guys
Demolded today.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/diemold2.jpg
Gary

willettfx
03-06-2006, 07:00 PM
Just poured the silicone die in MOLD MAX 30 this is for the back of the skull. Smooth-on's Poly come in this week.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/diemold12.jpg
Thanks
gary

hxcguitarist
03-06-2006, 08:46 PM
fantastic work!!! very cool to see how this is being done :)

-hxcguitarist

willettfx
03-09-2006, 09:58 PM
left is skull mold ,Right is skin mold
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/diemold13.jpg

Skull demolded In poly SMOOTH CAST 305
http://www.smooth-on.com/plastics.asp
This is front half of the skull ,The back will be made this weekend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skull1.jpg
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
03-18-2006, 11:41 PM
Well , Been working on the skull this weekend cutting and trimming .
And alot more to do .I set teeth in dental acrylic,
But the teeth will screw in , So I can remove them for the mechanics.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skull2.jpg

The work place
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/workplace.jpg
thanks
gary

The boy 4rm oz
03-19-2006, 07:19 AM
That looks awesome. Keep up the good work.

Rodrigo Vicentini
03-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Was friend, that denture very legal, me also work in a dental laboratory, and do I intend to do some similar things, but that yours was perfect, those you will chew then nor is it spoken, congratulations friend, do I work this perfect one, which resin did you use to do those prolonged canine teeth? Was resin Photo?

willettfx
03-19-2006, 09:39 AM
For my teeth ,The dental acrylic used is HI-i .I set teeth in the skull with Modern materials dental acrylic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/VIDEOTEETH.jpg
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
03-19-2006, 07:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/frontskull.jpg
thanks
gary

DaveW
03-19-2006, 09:10 PM
This is going to be freaking amazing when it's done. How are you going to control the face? Via USB, programmed microcontrollers, or something else?

-Dave

ColModish
03-19-2006, 10:42 PM
Ea my goodness it looks like that thing is gonna bite my hand "if i pet it" , funny thing it looks like ET with rabbies lol

willettfx
03-19-2006, 11:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/bachskull2.jpg

This is going to be freaking amazing when it's done. How are you going to control the face? Via USB, programmed microcontrollers, or something else?

I will chain 3 = 24 servos
Mini SSCs can be chained together to control up to 255 servos.
http://www.seetron.com/images/ssc2.jpg
The Mini SSC II is a fully assembled module that includes a convenient phone-style jack for serial hookup, Futaba-J servo output headers, a sync LED to indicate when valid data is received, and switchable servo range/resolution (90° range with 0.36° resolution, or up to 180° motion and 0.72° resolution).

Thanks GUYS
Gary

ColModish
03-21-2006, 11:10 AM
Thats sick man, awsome job on it

willettfx
03-25-2006, 12:32 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/leftside.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/sideskull.jpg

willettfx
03-26-2006, 09:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/head.jpg

OvRiDe
03-27-2006, 12:23 AM
Wow.. Thats one scary looking monster... and then theres that thing next to it with the eyes and teeth!!! Sorry .. Couldn't resist.. :D

I can't wait to see this thing in action!!

willettfx
03-27-2006, 12:36 AM
LOL!!!!!!!!
Thanks
Gary

Escobar999
03-29-2006, 09:34 AM
Wow.. Thats one scary looking monster... and then theres that thing next to it with the eyes and teeth!!! Sorry .. Couldn't resist.. :D

I can't wait to see this thing in action!!bahahahahaa
that made my day!!

ohh and this thing is gonna is gonna be ugly, first time i can say that and it actually is a compliment :D

cant wait to see that monster alive!!
keep it up!

willettfx
03-29-2006, 06:12 PM
Thanks Escobar999
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/head3.jpg
skull parts
Gary

willettfx
04-02-2006, 03:46 PM
Well , The skull is now on its gimbal .....Turning Left and right and upi and down
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/bachskull7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/bachskull8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/bachskull9.jpg

Rankenphile
04-02-2006, 04:02 PM
Such a cool project. Keep it up, Gary!

willettfx
04-09-2006, 11:12 PM
This SkullTest video showing the gimbal moving ,Servo are Not hookup for the up down or left right movements
There will be a change in servo (up,down) . The servo is high Torque , And works ,But need a higher torque servo.
Click here to watch SKULLTEST (http://media.putfile.com/SKULLTEST)

Sorry short video Im dialup
Thanks
Gary

guitar.child
04-15-2006, 03:35 PM
your my hero

Ohtarnehtar
04-20-2006, 04:34 PM
WOW, thats amazing.
So are you going to put it in the side of your case like before?

willettfx
04-21-2006, 10:45 PM
Well ,I did the skull movement with the servos. Only 3 servos, The jaw and the left and right move ,Up and down movement .
Testing how far of movement for jaw ......Dam ,I was surprised ,This thing could bite HARD. I could break the teeth .
Overall, I can control the speed L+R ,U+D easy ...Jaw. I can open wide and close 2 sec. Or I can open and close slow 2,3,4, mins.
I have 13 servos left to install... Maybe more.

Click here to watch Skulltest4 (http://media.putfile.com/Skulltest4)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skulltest4.jpg

Thanks
Gary

Elum!nal
04-22-2006, 03:54 PM
Very cool :) But how are you going to place it on your computer?

willettfx
04-23-2006, 01:01 PM
The case coming soon

New pics
Fitting Eyes in place
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skull3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skull5.jpg
Thanks
Gary

onelegout
04-23-2006, 04:57 PM
This is going to be mindblowing.
Absolutely mindblowing!
Thanks
H

Maz
05-07-2006, 08:37 PM
Wow. its not even that, its so wow my mother (who dosent know anything about electronics/mechanics) said wow.

should i be glad its hooked up to your computer? or should i be more happy that you havent built it a body yet...:omg: :eek:

willettfx
05-09-2006, 11:29 PM
Here is 13 servos and 3 more to go.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/servos13a.jpg
Gary

dgrmkrp
05-10-2006, 06:51 AM
Oh my GOD! amazing.. if this looks so cool.. just imagine.. someone sees the finished case for their 1st time.. it's still, looking amazing... he/she looks at it, admires the work of art.. and WAMM! the head moves.. realistically!! trying to atack him/her!! OMG.. keep it up!

Rankenphile
05-10-2006, 03:42 PM
gary - I just wondered - do you have any pets? I'd imagine once this thing is up and running it could be quite fun to frighten the cat.:D

willettfx
05-27-2006, 03:11 PM
Editing some DV footage today ,The Animatronic Mod Project
Here some more Grabbed frames, from 50 hours of DV tape
Hope yall like.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame5.jpg


Thanks
gary

willettfx
05-27-2006, 03:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame9.jpg

willettfx
05-27-2006, 03:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame14.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame15.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame16.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/Frame17.jpg

Scotty
06-10-2006, 12:59 PM
WOAH, this is amazing, awsome detail man, cant wait to see this mindblowing mod blow my mind, when its done

Short Modder
06-10-2006, 05:21 PM
Wow! Sweet! By the way his "neck" is, it looks like he's gonna sit on the top of something, like a case? Like it all the way!!!

willettfx
06-17-2006, 10:40 AM
Well,Last weekend I ran foam and failed! But not upset.I learn from my mistake.Running foam rubber is very tricky
I just Love the feel of it

I started SAT 1:30 pm
Large Bowl foam Batch 2.5
375 grams HIGH SOLIDS FOAM BASE
75 grams MICRO-CELLULAR FOAMING AGENT™ 450 grams
37 grams RAPID CURE™ CURING AGENT 487 grams
In a separate cup weight out
35 grams of GELLING AGENT
2 grams ammonia
Click here to watch mixing-foam (http://media.putfile.com/mixing-foam)
ROOM SCHEDULE (70-74° F) (43%)15-1/2 minutes Total Time
Start 15:30
1. (mixing) Start at lowest speed to mix ingredients, slowly (over the course of 1 minute) increase to speed 12
AT 14:30
2. (whipping) FROTH at speed 12 for 5 minutes
At 9:30
3.(medium refine) speed 4 for 4 minutes
At 5:30
4.(ultra-refining) speed 2 for 4 minutes adding 2 grams ammonia
At 1:30
5. Add GELLING AGENT, 15sec. then color 15sec
At 1:00
6. Turn bowl backwards by hand to mix gel for 30 sec , then
Let mixer run until 15-1/2 minutes have elapsed. OFF
Quick ,I poured into the mold , Put the die mold in place .
Foam gelled in 20 sec.
Cooked 11 hours at 125 deg.
2in.around the edge of the mask Did not cure.Because that is the closest to the walls of the oven.
Some bubbles,I think because it started to gel some as it pour into mold.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/foam2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/foam1.jpg
Click here to watch foamtest (http://media.putfile.com/foamtest)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/box.jpg
The oven 8 , 8"x8"x8" cinder blocks
1 ,2x8" 8'
6, 2'x 2'x1" plywood
1 floor vent
4 door hinges
1 ,50'x 2'foil insulation
1 computer fan
1 single burner
1, 18"x18" 3/8 expanded medal

1.The room should have been colder,Or added more ammonia
2. Bigger oven ,I used 2'x2' plywood,Should used 3'x3'
3. Use flow enhaner
4.Foam Batch 2.0 ,not 2.5
5.Flow Enhancer
6 CHANGE FOAM MIX SCHEDULE

Now building a bigger oven 3'x3'x3'
Thanks
gary

DrRobotnik
06-18-2006, 11:38 PM
Holey rubber heads Batman!

Bloody fantastic!!!

willettfx
06-21-2006, 05:56 PM
Well,Here is the BIGGER OVEN.For the foam rubber it will cook 11 hours,At 125
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newoven1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newoven4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newoven3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newoven2.jpg
Gary

Rankenphile
06-21-2006, 06:05 PM
Gary,

The results came out beautifully. I hope that this next test works out for you without any flaws. I love how the cheeks flex and stretch realistically in your video test, it really came out gorgeous. Your attention to detail in the muscles and skin folds is astounding. This really ought to be a resume piece for WETA or ILM. I studied special effects a lot in high school (obsessively) and have to say your work is easily of that quality level.

Thanks again for sharing!

willettfx
06-25-2006, 09:10 AM
Thank You Rankenphile
Thanks Guys
Well,Im running foam today.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/foam5.jpg
http://www.monstermakers.com/foam.html
337 gms. base
67 grams foaming agent
33 grams curing agent
15 flow enhancer
24 grams gelling agent
4 grams ammonia

73 degrees 40%

1. Speed #1 - 1 minute (to blend all components)
2. Speed #10 - 3 minutes : blend all
3. Speed #3 - 4 minutes : refine
4. Speed #1 - 30 seconds :refine
5. Speed #1 - 30 seconds : ADD GELLING AGENT
6. Speed #1 - 30 seconds : Backturn the bowl

gelled 14 mins

Later
gary

willettfx
06-25-2006, 10:56 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/foam62506.jpg
It came great, It was short in 1 place near the top right vent ,This spot would be cover with hair anyway. 4or 5 little bubbles ,But no away like the 1st one.The whole thing cure ,11hours and the 10th turn on the heat up to 140 ,So 10 hours at 126 to 129.
I think I will keep the batch size and make sure I scrape the bowl clean,Or injected it.
The oven worked Great. Oven cost $150.00 to make.
So, Now what ,I will get all of the mechs done and set eyes place.The eyes are in place but not just right. A couple mm forward or back.And then measure lip springs.
So ,Getting the whole skull thing working and talking ,ears casted too. And run another skin.
I love MonsterMakers Foam.
Click here to watch newfoam62506 (http://media.putfile.com/newfoam62506)

Thanks
Gary

willettfx
07-01-2006, 11:49 PM
I changed the bite today ,In order to lower the foam lips before I had lip spring.Raising the teeth up and back some.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newbite.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newbite1.jpg
Click here to watch newbite (http://media.putfile.com/newbite)

Scotty
07-02-2006, 06:27 AM
Looks disgusting reminds me of someone, perhaps rankenphile...

good work cant wait to see more progress

simon275
07-02-2006, 07:36 AM
If you ran out of money or time you could use the head as a mask for halloween. I can't wait to see this finished.

DaveW
07-02-2006, 02:22 PM
If you ran out of money or time you could use the head as a mask for halloween.

After coming this far? I think i'd go bankrupt to see that to the end. If it were me that is. Looks great, i've always wanted to do special effects.

-Dave

willettfx
07-07-2006, 08:26 PM
Well, Here is a lip spring test ,Nothing is glued down ,Its just a test.
Click here to watch liptest-50 (http://media.putfile.com/liptest-50)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lips.jpg
Also,I made the thoat on the upper teeth this week.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lips3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lips2.jpg
Gary

GT40_GearHead
07-08-2006, 04:05 AM
is it me or are you using guitar strings for the lip spring

willettfx
07-08-2006, 08:42 AM
is it me or are you using guitar strings for the lip spring
Yes its guitar strings ,The lips .052 pull cable .042.Later ,I will add a small expantion spring behind the 4 black swing arms.
Thanks Gearhead
Gary

GT40_GearHead
07-08-2006, 08:51 AM
what kind of servos are you gonna use

willettfx
07-08-2006, 09:15 AM
what kind of servos are you gonna use
Hitec Servos
2 HS-225BB for lower lip
3 upper lip HS-311
1 HS-5625MG jar
1 HS-5745MG head up + down
4 eyes HS-311
3 brow HS-311
1 turn head HS-311
1 nose HS-311
16 servos here and maybe more
http://www.servocity.com/html/hitec_servos.html

Gary

GT40_GearHead
07-08-2006, 09:27 AM
ouuu i see
I wanted to get the biger picture
i'm gonna use one servo on my project but that is a beast

DaveW
07-08-2006, 06:31 PM
that is beast

I think he said it better than anyone!

-Dave

GT40_GearHead
07-08-2006, 07:28 PM
ha haaaaa
thank you, dear sir

willettfx
07-09-2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks Guys
Some grabbed shots from videos

Changing the bite
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things.jpg
2nd floor servos
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things1.jpg
Waxing teeth
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things2.jpg
Running MonsterMakers's Foam
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things3.jpg
Brushing in foam
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things4.jpg
Finishing teeth with dental lathe
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/things5.jpg
Gary

DaveW
07-09-2006, 08:00 PM
That thing looks soooooo real. It's coming along great, and it's obvious that you have a lot of talent.

-Dave

willettfx
07-10-2006, 10:49 PM
Thank You Dave
Gary

willettfx
07-10-2006, 11:00 PM
This month will be a year of posting my project at thebestcasescenario.com
Filming 60 hours now .Its had its ups and downs($$$). But I Luv It.
This Project is my Dream . It Will be finished soon!!!
Thanks Guys and thebestcasescenario.com
Gary willett

OvRiDe
07-11-2006, 01:14 AM
Thanks Guys and thebestcasescenario.com
Gary willett

No.. THANK YOU!!! for sharing your incredible work with us.

GT40_GearHead
07-11-2006, 07:18 AM
what can i say..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rankenphile
07-11-2006, 11:27 AM
Gary, I have loved watching this come together every step of the way. It is pretty obvious you are getting close to finishing, and I'm thrilled to see it so close.

What are you planning on doing with the video at the end?

Also, I thought about you the other night - I was watching Mythbusters (one of my favorite programs) and they were creating new "skin" for their test dummy, "Buster", by using a latex foam mixture they called DragonSkin. It was highly impact resistant and extremely durable, and the process they went through reminded me a lot of this project.

Anyway, as someone who has always been fascintated by and studied a lot of movie special effects and makeup work, I just wanted to say that you're doing great, great work with this one, and your skill really shines. Thanks for sharing!

willettfx
07-12-2006, 06:27 PM
Gary, I have loved watching this come together every step of the way. It is pretty obvious you are getting close to finishing, and I'm thrilled to see it so close.

What are you planning on doing with the video at the end?

Also, I thought about you the other night - I was watching Mythbusters (one of my favorite programs) and they were creating new "skin" for their test dummy, "Buster", by using a latex foam mixture they called DragonSkin
. It was highly impact resistant and extremely durable, and the process they went through reminded me a lot of this project.

Anyway, as someone who has always been fascintated by and studied a lot of movie special effects and makeup work, I just wanted to say that you're doing great, great work with this one, and your skill really shines. Thanks for sharing!
Thank You Rankenphile
Well, It looks like a 10 or 12 hour DVD ,As soon i finish The animatronic Mod ,I Will Start selling the "How to" DVD a few weeks later.
Making eyes
Making teeth
Sculpting
Mold making
Silicone mold making
Skull making
Servo setup
Skin making ( foam rubber)
And Alot more...From Start to finish.
I watch Mythbusters too ,Cool show!For That DragonSkin
http://www.smooth-on.com/silicones.asp
Thanks Again Rankenphile
Gary

GT40_GearHead
07-12-2006, 07:12 PM
i dont wanna be a retard asking a retarded Q but i have to:
i see you use a software to control the servos,
did you made it, or there is somthing that can be adapted for any project,
and final Q do you think it could make a servo open\close a door depending on a temp readout

willettfx
07-12-2006, 07:48 PM
i see you use a software to control the servos,
did you made it? No ,http://www.brookshiresoftware.com/ It record the moves and play back ,Like lip sync.Or Like stop motion animation

or there is somthing that can be adapted for any project,
and final Q do you think it could make a servo open\close a door depending on a temp readout
Im sure there is , But It would be a programer to help you.
Thanks
Gary

crenn
07-12-2006, 11:11 PM
I can tell you now it is possible to get servos to react based on tempertures... as for how, I'm not sure. I would think you need 2 components, the hardware for controlling the servos and the software to read the temps and then activate the servos accordingly.

Airbozo
07-13-2006, 02:54 AM
i dont wanna be a retard asking a retarded Q but i have to:
i see you use a software to control the servos,
did you made it, or there is somthing that can be adapted for any project,
and final Q do you think it could make a servo open\close a door depending on a temp readout
Legos can do this with thier robotics kits. I think I even saw a temp controled servo kit on one of the hobby shop websites.

GT40_GearHead
07-13-2006, 03:48 AM
thank you so much willettfx
ouu and if you guys have any more ideas put them in my thread, I dont want mess up this log

willettfx
07-14-2006, 10:15 PM
I made the tongue tonight
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatrteeth.jpg
Older video shot
Click here to watch teethmaking (http://media.putfile.com/teethmaking)

Thanks
gary

willettfx
07-15-2006, 03:30 PM
Foam Rubber
Click here to watch Monstermakers-foam-WillettFx (http://media.putfile.com/Monstermakers-foam-WillettFx)
Gary

ardyandkari
07-15-2006, 11:42 PM
im sorry, but i have been staring here open mouthed this entire time! truely awesome!!! is this face modeled after the monsters in the time machine? i applaud your skills in anamatronics and also in "Face making" truely amazing.

ill definately be back! keep the updates coming.

willettfx
07-17-2006, 08:29 PM
Thanks ardyandkari
Here is the tongue did over the weekend
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/tongueing.jpg
Click here to watch tongue-81 (http://media.putfile.com/tongue-81)

Thanks
Gary

maximan1
07-18-2006, 01:57 AM
This is sooooo awsome I was all like this: http://images.putfile.com/smilies/016.gif

Rankenphile
07-18-2006, 03:28 PM
Stunning. Make sure to let me know when you start putting the DVDs out, I will definately be purchasing at least a few of them.

Scotty
07-18-2006, 04:46 PM
L33T! This thing is going to be awsome ca't wait for the finished thing so in other words... Hurry Up LOL

overdosedelusion
07-21-2006, 12:25 AM
Eyes just scream Johnny 5

Yes I can see the moster in the back. But still it reminds me of Johnny 5.

lmao, i loved that as a kid XD

willettfx
07-23-2006, 07:13 PM
Jaw lip servos
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lowerlip.jpg
Thanks Guys
Gary

willettfx
07-24-2006, 10:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lipwires.jpg

willettfx
07-30-2006, 01:43 PM
Here is the brows ,left,right and center brow.
The center brow is spring loaded.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/brows.jpg
Thanks
Gary

xpc
07-30-2006, 02:57 PM
holyyy ****! very nice work!
all i thought on my very first seen is a real teeth!
deym! superb superb!
nice paint also! it makes real!

may i ask what material did you use on that face, teeth and gums?

GT40_GearHead
07-30-2006, 07:01 PM
about the teeth

well... they shure look better than myn

xpc
07-31-2006, 12:19 AM
about the teeth

well... thay shure look better than myn

lol. :D

Luke122
08-03-2006, 04:30 PM
Looking great so far.. this is absolutely amazing!

I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say "Can't wait for the next update!"

-Luke

willettfx
08-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Looking great so far.. this is absolutely amazing!

I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say "Can't wait for the next update!"

-Luke
Thanks Luke ,Here is your update.
Well ,nose is done. Picture shows left brow,Right brow, center brow,and nose = 4 servos
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatronic/4servos.jpg


Russian Computer mod site,Wanted my worklog ( My animatronic mod project)They wrote it and did the translation

http://modnews.ru/worklog/129/1024/

Thanks
Gary

Scotty
08-06-2006, 01:05 PM
looking lovely, in a non sexual way that is :D

GT40_GearHead
08-06-2006, 04:28 PM
Russian Computer mod site,Wanted my worklog ( My animatronic mod project)They wrote it and did the translation


whooooooo

damn you're starting to rock the boat

willettfx
08-13-2006, 02:18 PM
Thanks guys

Well, 6 cable housings in place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatronic/6housing.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatronic/6housing2.jpg
Gary

GT40_GearHead
08-13-2006, 04:10 PM
this could sound like a dumb question , but, what are the cable housings for(servo conections ???)

willettfx
08-13-2006, 05:04 PM
this could sound like a dumb question , but, what are the cable housings for(servo conections ???)
Yes Its push pull cables for servos.Highly flexible, free running and adjustable at the control horn.
Gary

willettfx
08-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Trip to the dentist this week ,Well , I still feel like crap.
Today I did this , servos for 2nd floor, 7 servos =
3 upper lip, right brow,left brow ,center brow , nose
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/2ndfloor7servos.jpg
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
08-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks Guys
This 1st foor 6 servos = 2 servos eyelids ,2 up down left right,1 jaw,head up down
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/1stfloor5sevos.jpg
Look like a brain
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/servobrain12.jpg
Gary

The Black Pumpkin
08-20-2006, 08:19 PM
Looking cooler and cooler! :D

Indybird
08-20-2006, 11:38 PM
Thanks Guys
This 1st foor 6 servos = 2 servos eyelids ,2 up down left right,1 jaw,head up down
Look like a brain
Gary
pun...lol :D

Lookin great though! Im probably really out of date on this but what is the rest of the case going to look like?

willettfx
08-26-2006, 09:04 PM
Thanks Guys
Cable housing 1st floor ( Yellow housing) .
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/5housing2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/5housing.jpg
Thanks Again
gary

GT40_GearHead
08-27-2006, 03:20 AM
what did you use for making the cable housing

willettfx
08-27-2006, 08:58 AM
what did you use for making the cable housing?
343 36" Flex Cable Assembly (QTY/PKG: 1 ) $3.50
The ulitmate in control cable assembly! Highly flexible, free running and adjustable at the control horn. Complete assembly includes: 1 each Mini Nylon Kwik-Link, Solder Link, 2-56 Nylon Kwik Link, threaded coupler, 1/16 aircraft cable and housing.
http://dubro.com/hobby/
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
09-06-2006, 06:35 PM
The eyes are in place .
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/1eye0906.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/2eye0906.jpg
Thanks
Gary

crenn
09-07-2006, 06:21 PM
That looks quite complex.... good work though

gaz_the_chav
09-07-2006, 07:14 PM
omg

that is amazing man all the time and effort must be well worth it!!

willettfx
09-09-2006, 11:34 PM
Thank You Guys
Its coming along.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skulling1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skulling2.jpg
Gary

willettfx
09-10-2006, 08:20 PM
2nd floor servos are not hook up yet, Its Coming
Back of skull covering test.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skulling4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skulling3.jpg
Thanks
Gary

GT40_GearHead
09-13-2006, 03:28 PM
when are you gonna put the skin over it

is it close or does it need more work

willettfx
09-16-2006, 01:45 AM
Tonight, Ive been working the skull,Setting up servos,Adding and change out some cables.Measuring lip wires and eyes with the test skin.
Next weekend will run a new skin.Will setup the oven this weekend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skullskin1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skullskin2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skullskin3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skullskin4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/skullskin5.jpg
Thank you Guys
Gary Willett
WILLETTFX

Kumo
09-19-2006, 03:23 PM
Impressive, no doubt.

Where in the case the head gonna be placed? Side like in the former project?

Acey
09-20-2006, 02:35 AM
OMG... those teeth looks so real... nice idea with the eye thingy. Thumbs up for your mod, cant wait to see the finished job

modding.fan
09-20-2006, 06:15 AM
:eek:

I feel so, absolutly and utterly untalented and so far down the amateur ladder that I'm in a hole!

By far the most amazing and time consuming mod I've ever seen!!!

BRAVO!

Can't wait to see it done!

Drac998
09-20-2006, 06:28 PM
Once you cover up all the do dads, it looks so easy to make ;).

Great work man, really solid.

willettfx
09-24-2006, 11:17 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/closer1.jpg
This week Ive been editing video and looking for my DAM allen wrench LOL.
From start teeth,eyes,sculpt,molding,foam,molding core,casting skull to where am at now 315 mims.
I will edit this 315 down.This is a ruff edit and I have some more to film.
Will run the 3th foam skin this weekend.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/closer2.jpg
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
09-28-2006, 09:36 PM
This is a eyelid test .I like the test so I shot video .
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/eyelidtest.jpg
This is only a test with 2nd skin ,The video is short 7 sec.
Click here to watch eyetest06 (http://media.putfile.com/eyetest06)
The 3nd skin will be ran this weekend .
Thanks
Gary

silverdemon
09-29-2006, 03:57 AM
dude, you're SICK !!!

I LOVE it

I've been following this one for a long time and it just gets better and better...

WOW

GT40_GearHead
09-29-2006, 09:06 AM
i dont think i can say any more about what you do, i jost dont have any more words left

cant wait to is it done :D

Basjuh
09-29-2006, 12:54 PM
my god, i really can't wait to see the final result.
this is so amazing. never seen anything quite like this before.
keep up all the good stuff you're doing!

-Bas

willettfx
09-29-2006, 01:03 PM
Thanks Guys
Gary

willettfx
10-07-2006, 11:21 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/ears1.jpg
Started on the ears this morning , Alot more sculpting to do on them.
These ears will NOT move on the animatronic.
Thanks
gary

gaz_the_chav
10-07-2006, 12:46 PM
Dude those teeth are awful! (In good way!) Man that must take a damn lot of skill to create something so detailed.

Good Work!

willettfx
10-23-2006, 06:06 PM
2 New skins , These skins came out ,Great!!!
Saturday skin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newskin1.jpg
Sunday skin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/newskin2.jpg
Foam Rubber
337 gms. base 337
67 grams foaming agent 404
33 grams curing agent 437
30 grams flow 467

24 grams gelling agent
4 gram ammonia

9:30 mims

1. Speed #1 - 1 minute (to blend all components)
2. Speed #12 - 3 minutes : blend all 8:30 ADD 4 gram ammonia
3. Speed #3 - 4 minutes : refine
4. Speed #1 - 30 seconds : refine
5. Speed #1 - 30 seconds : ADD GELLING AGENT (take the full 30 seconds)
6. Speed #1 - 30 seconds : Backturn the bowl

7 loaded mold
8 gelled in 8 mims.

Thanks
Gary

DaveW
10-23-2006, 07:21 PM
Holy hell is that head looking cool. Is that wire in the jaw going to be visible throughout?

Haven't got a clue in hell about how you're going to attach that to a case, and at this point, i don't care-this is one of the coolest things i've ever seen someone put together at home.

-Dave

willettfx
10-23-2006, 07:53 PM
Holy hell is that head looking cool. Is that wire in the jaw going to be visible throughout?

Haven't got a clue in hell about how you're going to attach that to a case, and at this point, i don't care-this is one of the coolest things i've ever seen someone put together at home.

-Dave

Thanks Dave
That wire is the lip wire, It will not be visible ,It will be inside the lip .

Gary

willettfx
10-29-2006, 09:19 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/base.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/base2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/base3.jpg
Thanks Guys
Gary

willettfx
10-29-2006, 08:17 PM
The support pipe is also be used to thread the power and controller cable inside the pipe.
I dont know yet if its going to be this high. The computer case will be below and
the support pipe will be painted flat black. This will give me the floating head effect over the case.
Testing the skin.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/base4.jpg
There is work to do on the skull , Making sure everything is right.Will be a computer test movement on the 1st
floor sevros ,Then the 2nd floor servos and then the skin will be painted and fitted on the skull.Then ear work & hair work.
Been working with some sound software for its voice. I think you guys are going to like it.
More later
Gary

tybrenis
10-29-2006, 08:52 PM
Are you going to have this beauty working for halloween, even if not completely?

I bet it'd be pretty cool to have on your doorstep for tricker-treaters. =D

fragged
10-30-2006, 04:40 AM
I'm wondering how much this DVD will sell for, will you be offering a download service using paypal because i'd be more interested in this :)

NocturnaL
10-30-2006, 02:59 PM
Wow...just wow lol, your talent is way beyond anything i could ever accomplish in sculpting...truely amazing craftsmanship on this mod. Cant wait to see this thing finished and scaring the **** out of people :)

GT40_GearHead
10-30-2006, 03:32 PM
wtf... voice.... you have got to be joking

looking forward to hear him :D

jdbnsn
10-30-2006, 05:46 PM
Webster's Dictionary Update proposal:

Willettfx-(noun) Creator of the coolest damn monster I have ever seen.
(verb) The process of taking and idea or action and bumping it up several hundred notches. ex.=I'm gonna willettfx my toaster so that it will prepare chicken Cordon Blue.
(synonyms) The Man, and of course Creativity, skill, and meticulousness....on crack.

I have been watching this project for a long time and love it! I cannot believe how much effort and attention to detail you are putting into this, and can't wait to see it in all it's glory. Great work!!!

willettfx
11-02-2006, 07:46 PM
Sound FX test My Animatronic project's Voice
This is my voice with sound software .
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/soundfx.jpg
Click here to watch TBCSvoice-animatronic-test (http://media.putfile.com/TBCSvoice-animatronic-test)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/monster10805.jpg
gary

Crimson Sky
11-03-2006, 12:03 AM
hahah..that was awesome..gotta love the Zuess effect

Ronyx
11-03-2006, 02:41 AM
:O very nice mod, you're very talanted, keep it up =D

10/10 for the sculpting
8/10 for the voice (a bit hard to make out lolz but still awesome)
10/10 for the animatronics. Very smooth =]

NocturnaL
11-03-2006, 02:37 PM
Wow, i didnt even think you were going to go as far as adding a voice to it...this thing is going to be rediculous. They should feature this thing in a movie lol

willettfx
11-05-2006, 12:42 PM
1st FLOOR-SERVOS MOVEMENT TEST
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/GrabbedFrame1-1.jpg
Click here to watch Animatronic-Test-110506-1st-FLOOR-SERVOS (http://media.putfile.com/Animatronic-Test-110506-1st-FLOOR-SERVOS)
Well , What do you guys think?
Thanks
Gary

tybrenis
11-05-2006, 01:26 PM
You. Are. A. GOD. That video is ridiculous! The movement is so real and lifelike! A job VERY well done!!

Cagedconnerman
11-05-2006, 07:50 PM
indescribable dude, thats truly amazing

Zephik
11-06-2006, 05:16 AM
LOL

OMGOSH! That is pretty spanktacular!

:up::up:

-SF

NocturnaL
11-06-2006, 01:34 PM
That thing creeps the hell out of me... the scary thing is I love it :D

JacobS
11-06-2006, 11:31 PM
three words...


HOLY *&$@$%' #$%@

ok it was really one word and two groups of random symbols but wow!

I flippin' salute you

I'm not worthy

ok , down to business, great job that is really professional looking, (sell it to speilberg for his next movie) how much did this project cost you?:alien:

willettfx
11-07-2006, 12:22 AM
Thank You Guys Means alot!!!



how much did this project cost you?:alien:

Not finish yet! Its hard to say.

This is my hobbie and this is my dream piece.
Gary

Omega
11-07-2006, 01:30 AM
Whoever proposed the addition of Willettfx to the dictionary is truly a visionary and any man who dare doubt him should be persecuted.

The anamatronics work is amazing, dude. I can't even fathom how much experience it must take to be so precise.

Ronyx
11-08-2006, 06:44 AM
amazing stuff man, you are a true professional =]
gave me chills hahaha

willettfx
11-12-2006, 03:33 PM
Here is another test.
The skin is NOT glued down. It still moves robot like , Fluid movement programming will come later.
There sound in the middle of the video of the jaw closing ...Hard. LOL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatronicskintest1.jpg
Click here to watch SERVOSskintest (http://media.putfile.com/SERVOSskintest)
Sorry,Its slow going with this project , Working at lab ,Family ,Money,and Just time.
And Dialup SUCKS!!!
Thanks Guys
Gary

b4i7
11-12-2006, 03:59 PM
dang that is nice... that jaw really does close hard...watch your fingers:hurt:

jdbnsn
11-12-2006, 08:26 PM
Dude, George Lucas is gonna want to hire you real soon! That guy could easily be a bartender on Tattooine!

willettfx
11-18-2006, 02:58 PM
Working on the 2nd servo floor. The servo controllers will not be inside skull.The servo's plug wires was hitting inside the top of the skull.
So placing the controllers under the skull. Also, work on the foam rubber lips burn in the slot for lip wires.
So ,Look at my new birdnest ....LOL
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/birdnest1.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/birdnest2.jpg
Note: The green LED lights (2) The power is ON
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/birdnest3.jpg

Thanks
Gary

Crimson Sky
11-19-2006, 03:05 AM
LOL Gary you truly are a modding MADMAN and a mad scientist!!!

willettfx
11-19-2006, 12:18 PM
LOL Thanks Sky
Lipwire Test
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/lipwiretest1.jpg
Working on 2nd servo floor ,There are 5 servos ,3 servos upper lip ,2 servos lower lip and servos are mount, + 1 servo for jaw =6 servos
Lipwire Test computer controlled
Test Video
jVzWnzo6TJ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVzWnzo6TJ4

Well, what do you think?
Thanks
Gary

tybrenis
11-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Dude, this mod blows me away every time you post. Those lip movements are CRAZY! Well done, well, well, well done!

gaz_the_chav
11-20-2006, 08:39 AM
That rocks man! I really do like it!

BTW if you want I can host all your videos for you for free so you can do more higher quality vids if you want - it does not matter how much space they take.

Wicked :up:

-gaz

sirkillalot617
11-20-2006, 01:05 PM
all i can say is that is sweet:D

GT40_GearHead
11-20-2006, 04:11 PM
holy mother of god

the are now words that can express what you have done with this !

OvRiDe
11-21-2006, 12:24 AM
holly mother of god

Holly wasn't the mother of God.. it was Mary silly!!:rolleyes:

This thing is really cool.. Great work as usual Gary!!!

GT40_GearHead
11-21-2006, 03:05 AM
fixed^ :D

yesterday wasn't a good day for posting

but you get the idea

crenn
11-22-2006, 11:18 AM
Coming along very nice.

willettfx
11-29-2006, 10:32 PM
Been under the weather and made the Thanksgiving holidays... Well it kinda sucked
New video
Demo footage working skull Mechs
No sound
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/WILLETTFXSkullworks.jpg

Xhxg7lAqKG4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhxg7lAqKG4
Thanks
Gary

willettfx
12-02-2006, 12:17 PM
I have DSL now, God I luv it , I can upload better, longer videos.
This Demo was made 2/06 Using Smoothon Great products
Sorry this could have been edited better.

BYgqEonIF7A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgqEonIF7A
I luv this OOMOO™ Silicone Rubbers, No Vacuuming – No Scale
http://www.smooth-on.com/silicones.asp
http://www.smooth-on.com/plastics.asp
Products
OOMOO™
PoYo™
Mold Max™30
Smooth-Cast™ 305
Thanks
Gary
Here is a picture
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/gbaby.jpg
Yes it me 1979 (16) with help in Drafting class built a robot. 1st time with R/C thing.

Zephik
12-02-2006, 04:02 PM
Damn you are good man! I can't wait for the next video, which by the way, that last video upload was fantastic! :up:

How many hours are you into with this project as of now?

Keep up the absolutely fantastic work. Your the man!

-SnowFire

willettfx
12-02-2006, 04:16 PM
This project is going on 2 years now .
Ive shot 74 hours DV tape and have edited down to 6 hours so far.
Thanks SnowFire
Gary

willettfx
12-10-2006, 02:04 PM
Thanks GUYS
Ive been editing video footage , And here is a new demo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEKMNjhPK-A

b4i7
12-10-2006, 05:56 PM
dang...that is beautiful...... i CANT WAIT to see this done!

silverdemon
12-10-2006, 06:26 PM
only a true god can create monsters like that!

willettfx
12-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Hello ,The computer case is in. My Christmas present.

My Animatronic Mod Project
CASE LIANLI PC V800B BLACK

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatroniccase2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatroniccase1.jpg

tybrenis
12-29-2006, 06:04 PM
Sweet, looking good. Are you going to mod the case at all? How about some monsters airbrushed onto the top of the case? Maybe some skeleton kinda looking things made out of clay on top of the case?

Arden
12-30-2006, 02:52 AM
you are very patient, meticulous, and festidious.

Wannabeamodder
01-28-2007, 03:27 PM
I absoulutely love this thing man you should be working for Stan Winston Studios! This project would make one hell of a resume!

Keep up the awesome work man please give us an update soon!

Charles

willettfx
02-03-2007, 11:53 AM
Still working on it,been waiting servos (2 mini servos)And about to paint.

Lipwire mech
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/DSCF0031.jpg
setting up for paint
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/DSCF0024.jpg
Baseplate painted and trimed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/DSCF0039.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/steps.jpg
MSI KT6 Delta will upgrade soon as I can. This thing costs $$$$
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/animatroniccase3.jpg
Thanks
G

willettfx
02-04-2007, 09:01 PM
Grabbed frames
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/wirelip5.jpg
Gluing Medal Beads to lipwire
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/wirelip2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/willettfx/wirelip1.jpg

Wannabeamodder
02-04-2007, 09:56 PM
Those teeth look so real!

Great work man glad to see an update. :)

Charles

armadilloben
02-05-2007, 07:13 PM
:eek: dude those things made my lil sis cry +rep lol

willettfx
02-06-2007, 12:28 AM
New Demo

jfD1x9NtDDY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfD1x9NtDDY
Thanks
Gary