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Josef is the hero of the independent video game "Machinarium" by Amanita Design. Here I recreate him using cheap odds and ends from my local hardware store.
3/4" pvc pipe plug 3/4" pvc pipe cap 1 nylon washer, same diameter as the cap 9 stop nuts nails paint epoxy glue
To begin, let's make his wee head. I used a file and sandpaper to remove the serial numbers from the top of the pvc cap. The job was ...
Use 1/2" brads to make the three rivets that run down his brow. Holding the brads with needle nose pliers, heat the points in a candle flame then ...
Josef's torso is the pvc plug. Level off the top of the threads with a file, and epoxy it to the washer. Glue two more stop nuts in ...
Josef's arms and legs are nails. I used panel nails for his legs because they have a little texture to them, but you can't bend panel nails, so ...
As you did with the antenna and rivets, heat the ends of the leg-nails and push them into his base to make the legs.
Epoxy the arms in place. Here he is before painting.
I painted him with a layer of chrome and then a thin layer of antique bronze. If you are wondering what he is standing on, it's called a ...
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