We made a real CATNAP Animatronic!

Wicked Makers
6 Mar 202424:37

Summary

TLDRIn this video, the makers embark on an ambitious project to create a life-size, animatronic version of Catnap, the creepy boss monster from Poppy Playtime Chapter 3. They meticulously craft the skeleton using PVC pipes, incorporating intricate mechanics like motors, fog machines, and servos to bring the sinister feline to life. Through a series of challenges and setbacks, they sculpt Catnap's terrifying head, construct his massive mutant feet, and cover the entire structure in purple fur. The video culminates in an awe-inspiring reveal, where the imposing animatronic breathes eerie red fog and its head eerily moves, breathing life into the nightmarish creation.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿฑ They built a life-size animatronic of Catnap, the boss from Poppy Playtime Chapter 3, entirely from scratch.
  • ๐Ÿฆด They used PVC pipes to construct the animatronic's skeleton and joints, with custom 3D-printed connectors for added flexibility.
  • ๐Ÿ”ฉ They incorporated various mechanisms like motors, servos, and a control box with an Arduino to animate the animatronic's movements and breathing fog effect.
  • ๐ŸŽจ They meticulously sculpted Catnap's head from foam, taking several days and overcoming challenges to achieve the desired creepy look.
  • ๐Ÿงถ They covered the animatronic in purple fur, carefully stitching the fabric together using the 'Muppet Stitch' technique.
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ They used the 'blackest black' paint and fabric to create Catnap's haunting, void-like eyes and mouth.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ They went the extra mile by gold-leafing Catnap's moon pendant for an extravagant touch.
  • ๐Ÿ’ป They utilized software like Bango to animate Catnap's head movements, exporting the animations to the Arduino control box.
  • ๐Ÿค– The final animatronic can move its body up and down, breathe out fog, and move its head, bringing the creepy Catnap character to life.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ The entire build process was documented, highlighting the challenges, setbacks, and the team's perseverance in creating this ambitious project.

Q & A

  • What is the project they are working on in this video?

    -In this video, they are building a real-life, animatronic version of Catnap, the main boss from the Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 video game.

  • What materials are they using to construct the skeleton of the animatronic?

    -They are using PVC pipes and custom 3D-printed PVC joints to build the skeleton and create the desired pose for the animatronic.

  • How are they creating the breathing/fog effect for the animatronic?

    -They are using a fog machine with a micro fogger placed inside the body, with a hose running up to the mouth to create the effect of Catnap breathing out red fog.

  • What techniques are they using to make the animatronic's head move?

    -They are using a large servo motor connected to the head with a custom-made box to enable the head to move back and forth, controlled by an Arduino and animation software.

  • What challenges did they face during the sculpting process for the head?

    -The sculpting process for the head was particularly challenging, taking several days and causing a lot of stress. Jamie was ready to give up on it at one point, but they persevered and achieved a satisfactory result.

  • How did they create the blackest black effect for the eyes and mouth?

    -They used a special ultra-black paint called "Musou Black" and a blackest black fabric to create the effect of an endless void of darkness for the eyes and mouth.

  • What technique did they use to join the fur fabric seamlessly?

    -They used a technique called the "Muppet Stitch," which is commonly used in making Muppets, to join the furry fabric together without visible seams.

  • How did they add the golden moon accessory to the animatronic?

    -They 3D-printed the moon accessory and used a gold leafing technique to apply a thin layer of gold-like material to make it look extravagant.

  • What software did they use to animate the animatronic's head movements?

    -They used a free software called Bango, which is specifically designed for animating animatronics, to create and export the head movement animations to the Arduino.

  • What were some of the overall challenges they faced during this project?

    -Building Catnap was described as the hardest thing they've ever done, with the longest hours, the most setbacks, and difficulty at every step. However, they acknowledged that challenging themselves and pushing beyond their limits is how they improve and grow.

Outlines

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๐Ÿ”ง Laying the Groundwork for the Catnap Animatronic

The team outlines their plan to build a massive, breathing animatronic of the Catnap character from Poppy Playtime Chapter 3. They start by constructing a flexible PVC skeleton with custom 3D-printed joints, adding a motor to create subtle idle movements. A fog machine is set up to simulate Catnap's 'poppy gas' breathing effect. The skeleton is reinforced with a rib cage structure, and the team tackles challenges like determining fog machine placement.

05:01

๐Ÿพ Sculpting and Detailing the Catnap Animatronic

The team sculpts Catnap's massive foam head, a process that proves challenging and stressful. They use various tools and techniques to carve and shape the head, constantly refining and improving it. Journaling with the Day One app helps alleviate stress during this intensive sculpting phase. The team also crafts Catnap's feet with claws, using polymer clay and experimenting with different painting techniques.

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๐Ÿง  Bringing the Catnap Animatronic to Life

After successfully sculpting the head, the team focuses on attaching it to the body and animating it. They devise a servo-controlled neck mechanism and create a control box with an Arduino to manage the animatronic's movements. Testing and troubleshooting are carried out to ensure the head's stability and balance. The team also paints Catnap's eyes and mouth using the blackest paint and fabric available for a truly haunting effect.

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๐Ÿงถ Applying the Finishing Touches to the Catnap Animatronic

With the animatronic's structure complete, the team moves on to the final detailing and cosmetic touches. They carefully apply purple fur fabric to the body, using the "muppet stitch" technique to create seamless joints. Catnap's claws are painted with a metallic finish, and his moon-shaped zipper pull is adorned with gold leaf for an extravagant touch. The team overcomes challenges like paint adhesion issues on the polymer clay claws.

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๐ŸŽฌ The Final Reveal of the Catnap Animatronic

After months of hard work and overcoming numerous challenges, the team finally completes the Catnap animatronic. They program the head movements using the Bango software, creating realistic animations controlled by the Arduino. In the end, they express gratitude to their supporters and tease the final reveal of the animatronic in action, promising an impressive and terrifying spectacle.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กAnimatronic

An animatronic is a robotic figure or puppet designed to mimic the appearance and movements of a living creature or character. In the context of this video, the team is building a real-life, large-scale animatronic of Catnap, a character from the horror video game Poppy Playtime. The video script details the process of constructing the animatronic from scratch, including creating a skeletal structure, adding motors and mechanisms for movement, and covering it with fur and other materials to make it look lifelike.

๐Ÿ’กPVC pipes

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes are rigid, durable plastic pipes commonly used in plumbing and construction. In this video, the team uses PVC pipes to build the skeleton or internal structure of the Catnap animatronic. They choose PVC because it is rigid enough to hold the animatronic's shape while also being slightly flexible, which they plan to use to their advantage for creating movements like bending and articulation.

๐Ÿ’ก3D printing

3D printing is a manufacturing process that creates three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The video mentions that the team has developed custom 3D-printed PVC joints to be used in the construction of the animatronic's skeleton. These 3D-printed joints allow them to create more complex angles and positions for limbs and other movable parts of the animatronic, giving them greater flexibility in designing its pose and movements.

๐Ÿ’กServo motor

A servo motor is a rotary actuator that allows for precise control of angular position, velocity, and acceleration. In the video, the team uses a large servo motor to control the movement of Catnap's head. Servo motors are commonly used in animatronics because they can be programmed to move to specific positions or follow predetermined patterns, enabling realistic and controlled movements of the animatronic's various components.

๐Ÿ’กArduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. In the video, the team mentions using an Arduino as the control unit for the Catnap animatronic. The Arduino acts as a miniature computer, allowing the team to program and control various components of the animatronic, such as the servo motors, wiper motors, and other electronic components, ensuring coordinated and synchronized movements and behaviors.

๐Ÿ’กFoam sculpting

Foam sculpting is a technique used to create detailed and intricate shapes out of foam materials. In the video, Jamie spends several days carefully sculpting Catnap's head out of a large block of foam, carving away material to create the desired shape and features. Foam sculpting is a common practice in the creation of animatronics, props, and other physical models, as it allows for intricate detailing and shaping while also being lightweight and relatively inexpensive.

๐Ÿ’กFur fabrication

Fur fabrication refers to the process of creating and applying faux fur or other furry materials to a surface or object. In the context of the video, the team covers the entire Catnap animatronic with a purple fabric meant to mimic the character's fur. They carefully cut and stitch the fabric to fit the animatronic's shape, using techniques like the "muppet stitch" to create seamless and invisible seams. Proper fur fabrication is crucial for giving animatronics a realistic and lifelike appearance.

๐Ÿ’กBlackest black

The "blackest black" refers to a particular type of ultra-black pigment and fabric used in the video to create Catnap's eyes and mouth. The team uses a product called "Musou Black," which is claimed to be the blackest paint in the world, and a matching black fabric that absorbs nearly all light, creating an effect that appears like staring into a void or black hole. Using such extreme black materials helps to create a more lifelike and eerie appearance for the animatronic's facial features, enhancing the overall creepy and unsettling nature of the character.

๐Ÿ’กGold leafing

Gold leafing is a technique where thin sheets or leaves of gold are applied to a surface for decorative purposes. In the video, the team decides to gold leaf the moon-shaped zipper pull that hangs from Catnap's chest, even though it is not explicitly depicted that way in the original character design. Gold leafing is an intricate and meticulous process that adds a touch of extravagance and luxury to the animatronic, further enhancing its unique and detailed appearance.

๐Ÿ’กAnimatronic animation

Animatronic animation refers to the process of programming and controlling the movements and behaviors of an animatronic figure. In the video, the team uses a software called "Bango" to create and animate the movements of Catnap's head. This software allows them to generate precise animations and export them to the Arduino controller, which then commands the servo motors and other mechanisms to execute the desired movements. Proper animatronic animation is crucial for bringing the figure to life and creating realistic and engaging movements and expressions.

Highlights

The creators aim to build a real-life animatronic version of Catnap, the main boss in Poppy Playtime Chapter 3, completely from scratch. This ambitious project involves creating a massive 8ft tall animatronic that can move, breathe fog, and feature glowing eyes.

They begin by building a skeleton using PVC pipes and custom 3D printed PVC joints, allowing for flexible positioning and movement.

A wiper motor and a servo are incorporated to create subtle body movements and animating the head, aiming for a realistic idle animation.

To recreate Catnap's signature red fog, they plan to use a fog machine with a red LED in the mouth, as red fog is not a real thing.

The creators use various materials like foam, tape, and pool noodles to sculpt Catnap's body, ribs, and other features, emphasizing the importance of capturing the creepy, skinny look.

They incorporate a journaling app, Day One Journal, to document their progress, goals, and challenges, helping them stay motivated and organized throughout the build.

Creating Catnap's massive head proves to be one of the most challenging aspects, with the sculpting process taking several days and causing stress.

They use a blackest black paint and fabric, called Musou Black, to capture the endless void-like appearance of Catnap's eyes and mouth.

Attaching the heavy head to the body while ensuring stability and movement is a significant hurdle, which they solve using a custom-made box and a servo.

Covering the animatronic with fur presents challenges due to the non-stretchy fabric and the need to hide seams, which they address using techniques like the Muppet Stitch.

They incorporate extravagant details like gold leafing on Catnap's moon zipper pull, showcasing their dedication to accuracy and quality.

The creators encounter setbacks, such as a paint issue with the claws, which they resolve by removing the paint and starting over with a metallic paint.

To animate Catnap's head, they use a large servo and free software called Bango, which allows them to easily create and export different animations.

Throughout the build, the creators acknowledge the challenges and setbacks they faced, emphasizing the importance of pushing themselves and learning from each project.

The final reveal showcases the completed, fully animated Catnap animatronic, bringing the terrifying video game character to life in an impressive and detailed way.

Transcripts

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in this video we're going to build a

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real catnap animatronic that actually

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breathes fog or Jamie and Jame we bring

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your favorite monsters to life like this

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8ft tall hookie Wy and this real life

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springtrap from FNAF today the challenge

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is to build this animatronic completely

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from scratch which is not easy catnap is

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the main boss in poppy playtime chapter

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3 and it's to well just look just look

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at it also you know a couple of you

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asked us to make this project so here we

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go first though we need a plan we're

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going to start by using some PVC pipes

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to build a skeleton and then giving a

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really cool pose next we'll figure out

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all the animatronics like the motors the

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fog and the glowing eyes and we'll cover

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the whole thing in purple fur finally

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will his insanely creepy head and also

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this thing is like huge it's it's very

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big it's going to be great we're using

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1in PVC because it's rigid enough to

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hold them all together but also a little

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bit flexible which we're going to try to

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use to our advantage to connect all

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these pieces we're going to use regular

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PVC connectors but we're also going to

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use these custom PVC joints that we

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developed these give us a lot more

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angles for like elbow positions and

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stuff like that they're 3D printable

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they're super easy to make and if you

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want to make your own you can find the

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files on our patreon all right do we

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have all of our pieces I hope so there's

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a lot there's four legs there's a spine

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a head and stuff so there's like a

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million pieces let's just start

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building and at the bottom one of these

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that is a flange that gets attached to

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the ground go like this all right our

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spine is going to be like two parallel

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lines cuz that's going to keep it from

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twisting give a little more strength and

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it's going to bend in the center cuz

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spines do that on

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cats all good no no something's

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not Bing okay look at that our very own

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cat spine B spine so this is the

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shoulders and down there is going to be

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the hips so the legs are going to attach

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right here but to attach them we're

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going to use these rotating PVC joints

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that we made and if you want to see

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exactly how to make these check out our

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pirate skeleton animatronic basically

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they're going to go in here like this

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except they're too small so we made

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these adapters they go on there like

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that one on each side and now I can put

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this right in there and if we pretend

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that this is the shoulder at the top of

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the leg we can put that in there and now

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the leg can rotate I think we got to

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move the table it's good yeah this

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thing's going to be big and it's it's

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not going to fit up here that's I hope

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that's enough space it's like our whole

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garage all right these are his feets so

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we got

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to

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okay we're missing a piece oh this is a

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beautiful pose all right you got it yes

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all right just sit tight for a second

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okay go ah okay wait hold

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on there's no easy way to do it okay I

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went around and I tightened up all of

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the different joints and I bolted his

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feet to the ground and I added some

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little screws on the rotating things

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here to make sure that they don't come

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out and now now everything is nice and

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tight and watch this we've got this

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really nice rotation in the back here so

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the next step is we're going to put a

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motor here and we're going to actually

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make it look like this whole thing is

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moving so this is a wiper motor it's the

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same type of thing we used on Huggy

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except this time I designed a mount for

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it so we can actually Mount the motor

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directly to the PVC you mean instead of

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our lovely hack job of uh hose clamps

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and plywood we've learned a lot since

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then I think we've gotten

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better

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so on our shaft here at the end I've got

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these rod end bearings which are like

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these little things that rotate and we

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discovered these when we did our Mickey

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animatronic so we're kind of combining a

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bunch of stuff we've learned recently

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into one so I want the focus of the

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movement to be the head and the

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breathing of the fog but I also I don't

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want the whole body to look like it's

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just a statue right I want to create

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essentially like an idle animation so

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with this in place hopefully this should

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kind of Rise and Fall a little bit and

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the flexibility of the PVC should work

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let's try

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this it's doing it it's working woo I

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was expecting it to like break into

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pieces and fall apart kind of

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flabbergasted that's so cool yeah I love

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this this is so cool I think when you're

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animating things subtlety like this is

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key right like if you ever played a

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video game when all the characters are

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just kind of standing still they're not

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statues right they're kind of just like

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Milling around a little bit so it's like

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recreating that on a big thing I'm

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working on making like the interior

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frame of the body now we learned the

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hard way that you have to keep fur

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really far away from any mechanical

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stuff cuz if you don't bad things happen

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so what I'm going to do is try and build

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like a rib cage type thing and then

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we're going to cover that in foam and

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the our fur

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okay the rings are on for now I want to

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do a motion test and make sure nothing

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like collides into itself yeah that

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seems like a goodidea it's a little

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close down

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here it literally is like that close to

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it is that good or bad I mean it clears

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it I mean technically it's fine right

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it's technically fine as long as it

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doesn't move katnap breeds out this red

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fog called poppy gas and it's a sleeping

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gas we're going to try to recreate that

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with a fog machine

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but I'm trying to decide if we're going

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to use a big normal siiz fog machine or

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something smaller like this and uh oh

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and by the way you can't make red fog

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that's not really a thing so instead

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we're going to use a red LED in the

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mouth and kind of do something like that

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well if we have the big one like where

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you going to put it it's just going to

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be like next to him yeah that's why I

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don't like using these cuz you'd have to

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have it like away and then run a hose

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maybe up its leg or something or we

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could put this like you know kind of

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underneath the zipper and then run a

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hose out to the mouth look at this there

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there's more there's more more stuff I

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gave him a butt a but do cats have butts

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yes cats have butt well I mean yes okay

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yeah that's a nice cat butt I also gave

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him like this cage around the Rings and

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I think that's going to give him some

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more stability there holds everything

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together okay I was going to cover this

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in foam but I think that might add a too

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much bulk so instead I think I'm going

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to cover it in tape and then add stuff

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on on top of that before you do that

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though I think I decided that I want to

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use this microfogger thing so I made

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this Mount so this is going to go on

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here like that and then it's going to

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live like down here and then there'll be

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a a hose that comes up into the

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mouth what you got going here some fuzzy

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stuff unlike Huggy wuggy catnap actually

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has pretty short fur this one is not the

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right color this one is like way too

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long but the color is at least closer

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you could shave it maybe like you know

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when you shave a cat except our cat

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doesn't have any fur so we don't shave

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him but you know what I mean like you

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cut it you know what I could do I could

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make him a purple fuzzy jacket make him

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a jacket yeah I mean he seems to like

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the fur so I'll be right

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back we realized there was too big of a

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gap here and we didn't need it to be

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that big so we added some extra wires

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got it taped up and now it's looking

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nice and shapely and round and catnap

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like we still need access to all the

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stuff up here so on the chest we left it

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open but on the back it's really close

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to that motor so we made this protective

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Flappy thing that we can tape and untape

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when we need to access it one of catnaps

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creepiest features is how skinny and

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kind of almost like starved looking he

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looks so we're going to try to create

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some ribs and like a you know some bones

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that'll stick out from under the fur

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we're going to try and use pool noodles

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for this they're light and they're

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flexible and they're pretty easy to

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shape he's got he's got vertebrae now

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it's like a dinosaur or

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something hey he's got a rib cage

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now you putting some foam on there good

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job

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perfect these legs took a whole day

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longer than we thought they were going

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to they look so good though like it's

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simple you wrap a leg and then you put

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some bumps on it but no no the duct tape

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came off because fun fact duct tape

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doesn't stick to foam so we wrapped and

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salvaged what we could and then we glued

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the rest and then we just duct tape

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bubble wrap to make his like leg bumps

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this part is finally done and we can

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move on to the next step I think it was

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great hi five

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thanks look at this thing it's too big

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it's so big oh okay to be fair we're

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going to carve at least half of this way

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My worry is that how am I going to

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sculpt this yeah but you say that every

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time and what happens what happens every

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time it's funny that we're worried about

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two completely different things so we

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have a front view and a top view and a

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side view and we're going to tape these

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on here Trace some and then carve away

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everything that is outside of those

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lines this doesn't include the ears does

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it it's even bigger than this yeah I

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mean yeah to cut the foam I'm going to

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use these tools from hot wire Foam

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Factory they cut through really nicely

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so if you're interested in these there's

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a link in the

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description

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we're done look it's cat

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yay this is hard this is a huge block of

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foam and trying to make it look like

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anything is it's slow goinging and

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hard this ended up being really

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challenging I kept telling her it looked

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great but at this point it had been

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almost 3 days of sculpting and Jamie was

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ready to throw this thing out the

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window I brought you a dut thank you I

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am so stressed about this head right now

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and I know it's probably going to be

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fine but that doesn't stop anxiety one

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to ease the stress of this project has

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been journaling and to do that we've

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work an entire day hours and hours and

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and then it feels like you've

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first one eternity

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later are you kidding me come on I told

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you didn't I tell this is incredible you

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turned a giant six lb block of foam into

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this so good I'm so proud of you thank

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you next up we're going to do his little

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nose so I glued some EVA foam together

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and I'm going to carve it and it'll go

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right there and then we're also going to

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do some

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ears what are you up to oh I spent the

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last few days trying to figure out how

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to make his head move and where to put

12:18

all of this stuff so far on all the

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animatronics we've made from scratch

12:22

something always breaks or falls apart

12:24

and I'm trying to fix that we got this

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big Servo and this is going to be his

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neck and it's going to allow the head to

12:29

move back and forth and the next problem

12:31

I have to solve is how to actually

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attach the giant giant head to this cuz

12:36

if you just stick a pipe into the back

12:37

of his head it's just going to fall off

12:39

so we'll see I don't know this cat has

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huge feet so the first thing I did was I

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made a tin foil foot and it's got a hole

12:48

because it's going to slide over the

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ankle he's going to have giant claws

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coming out the end of his toes but first

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i'm going to cover this all in foam

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playay

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did you run out of white clay maybe yeah

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the foam Clay is cool but it takes

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forever to dry so we've just got to let

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these sit for a few days so the Feats

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are dry and it's time to make the claws

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but I'm now realizing I probably should

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have made the claws first and sculpted

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them actually into the toes we're going

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to make the claws now and then somehow

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figure out a way to join them together

13:26

so this is sculpy and I'm going to use

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it for the claws because we can bake it

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and it'll be dry in like 15 minutes or

13:33

cured not dried that's what we learned

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Pro tip don't use like a skin colored

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clay for non-skin things it's just weird

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I did a quick test with epoxy clay to

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bridge the gap there and I think

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something like this is going to

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work okay these giant mutant cat feet

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are mostly done they have to dry

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overnight and then tomorrow we'll paint

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them made a box you sure did so it's got

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some holes in it so the wires can come

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through the neck and go into the head

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and then it's got like this thing inside

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that this attaches to the servo and then

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look Servo rotates and bingo problem

14:16

solved so are you just going to like

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glue that box to the back of his head

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no Jamie was not excited about me

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cutting a huge hole into the back of

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this but it all worked out

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that wasn't too

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bad Bingo nice should we try it on see

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if it holds up I'm still worried that

14:38

it's too heavy yes to our box there we

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go a good day oh oh oh that doesn't Well

14:49

the box worked but the whole thing

14:50

started to

14:52

collapse fixing again we had to spread

14:55

the legs out more and they need to be in

14:57

a very particular angle because the pose

14:59

is so Dynamic doesn't balance otherwise

15:01

but it works and look we can even push

15:02

on

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it you know what though I hate to say it

15:06

but it's real big I know I think it's

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too

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big I took off a whole lot of material

15:15

and I don't even know if you can tell

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but there's a lot gone from this and

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here's the truth I could work on this

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for like three more days and probably

15:23

still not be happy with it but at some

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point you have to call it and it has to

15:27

be done because we have to move on to

15:30

add to the stress even more we had to

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figure out how to drill holes from the

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eyes and mouth all the way back to where

15:35

the box is for the wires in the fog hose

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to glue in the Box we used expanding

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spray foam so that we could position it

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exactly where we wanted and then the