Kevin at Across The Board Creations http://acrosstheboardcreations.com just sent the attached pic of the new 3D scans of Robo's hands and calves and throws us a double thumbs-up that all Robo parts have been shipped to his studio and his team is at work.
What does it mean? Well, Kevin estimates six weeks to finish scanning, enlarging, and milling all the parts sculptor Fred Barton has lovingly completed and shipped to him before sending them here to Detroit for casting at Venus Bronze Works: http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/venust13908.aspx .
It's not the last lilly pad in our Frogger, but soon the parts will be tangible and local, which will feel AMAZING. Huge thanks again to everyone who's helped produce the parts, get permission, and pioneer this admittedly wild process, and THANK YOU again and again RoboBackers, for your philanthropy of AWESOMESAUCE and ZENLIKE PATIENCE as we all will this RoboBeauty into the world for the ages.
From the side-story department, we hear that some filming for the new RoboCop movie has been going on in Detroit. If you're involved in that please reach out! We gotta get a RoboBackers easter egg in the film to reward all these fine people and the crew trying to get this project done the right way, with permission and quality. Right?
Lastly, we've gotten many kind notes from actors and writers and designers and others involved in the creation of Robo movies. Last week Bruce Locke who played Robo's evil cyborg nemesis in RoboCop 3 reached out to say that he's a fan of this project, send along the attached pics, and say that, hilariously and awesomely, he goes to the same gym as Kurtwood Smith, who played Boddicker in Robo 1 and is friends with Calvin Jung, who played one of his henchman.
Thought you might like to know, and another reason not to work out! Be careful, bench-pressers. Danger lurks. To be continued...
With love and thankfulness and persistence,
Team Robo in Detroit