The Bipolar Brain has a strange combination of motive parts. the mechanism that opens the head is large since it requires a long travel length and lifts a relatively heavy weight compared to the other active components. So the mechanism ends up with a lot of smaller gears mounted higher up on tall pedestals.
I have mounted everything on a temporary base for fitting things since it is also fairly tight. For this I use latex glue, the same kind used for gluing noses and stuff to actors faces. The pieces can be pulled off later and the glue easily peeled off to do the permanent mounting. Anyway here is how things look without cams and followers in place.
wim van der wal
11/19/2019 05:36:05 am
This looks already so fantastic and clean. Just curious what the brand of latex glue is that you use. And if you need a remover for the glue?
11/19/2019 08:12:08 am
Hi Wim. I use a glue called Mehron. It may not be available in Europe. I buy it in small jars at costume/ party stores. The parts can pull apart fairly easily and the the glue peeled off with your fingers!
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