Ok, I’ll admit I’m a huge fan of life-size models. And no matter what the theme, you’ve got my full attention. So, let me have yours for a minute while I present to you a life-size Bender. You may know him from Futurama, or you may not. Either way, this is totally amazing and well worth your time.
Des Bromilow, a metal worker, was sitting on his front porch one day when he casually looked over to his junk piles. There, among the ruble, was a fire extinguisher and a propane cylinder that had taken the form of a somewhat familiar shape. Des had been inspired by Simon Jansen, another (Beer Brewing!) Bender creator, and although he knew he could not make a piece like Simon, he was going to try.
The tools Des used for making Bender were: Taig Lathe, angle grinders, CIG arc welder, files, rasps, hacksaws and drills. The materials he used were: salvaged fire extinguishers, 45Kg (100 lbs) propane cylinder, pipe, bolts, nuts, washers, automotive putty (“bog”), electrical conduit, Samboy chip packet, paints and cement.
The pictures of Bender’s transformation are after the jump…
NOTES USED TO BUILD BENDER
BENDERS EYE SHROUD
BENDERS FEET AND LEGS
BENDERS NECK AND HEAD
BENDER ACCESSORIES (BEARD AND CIGAR)
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