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Old 12-05-2009, 09:09 PM   #111
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Almost done with the cigar! I also added proper eyes and some foam to keep them in place.

I painted the top of the picnic tap grey in the hopes it might look like ash on the end of the cigar with a little wisp of smoke coming off. I like the effect

I built up the body of the cigar around an aluminum tube with electrical tape, then covered it with cloth flower tape so it looks like a real cigar. I then gave it a quick spray of clear laquer to protect it.

Next we work on the arms and hands.



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Old 12-05-2009, 09:57 PM   #112
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Almost done with the cigar! I also added proper eyes and some foam to keep them in place.

I painted the top of the picnic tap grey in the hopes it might look like ash on the end of the cigar with a little wisp of smoke coming off. I like the effect

I built up the body of the cigar around an aluminum tube with electrical tape, then covered it with cloth flower tape so it looks like a real cigar. I then gave it a quick spray of clear laquer to protect it.

Next we work on the arms and hands.



-Joe

THAT... IS.... AWESOME!!

I like the look of the picnic tap.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:33 AM   #113
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Here are a few more detail shots of the cigar. Note the clamp and new cigar are taken from a Rock Band drum kit

Also, updates will now be posted to my new Benderator Blog so I don't have to post them in 14 different places.









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Old 12-08-2009, 05:09 AM   #114
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I couldn't put my finger on what this reminded me of, then it hit me...





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Old 12-08-2009, 05:30 AM   #115
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Very nice!

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:52 PM   #116
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"we can't drink here.... This is frat country"
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #117
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"we can't drink here.... This is frat country"
freakin brilliant lol

and props on the bender, it looks awesome!
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #118
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This looks spectacular! You should make it a point to only serve smoked beers out of this.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:49 PM   #119
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Just ran across this and it reminded me of this build. One to brew it, one to serve it...

http://hackaday.com/2009/12/10/bende...now-a-reality/
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:22 PM   #120
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The grey tap for smoke is a nice touch.
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