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The Runaway Robot

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A favorite book from days gone by, here's my take on the domestic Runaway Robot named Rex. Throughout his journey from the spaceport on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, to Earth, he comes closer to his desire to become more human. Along his travels, he is given a replacement bulb in his visor to allow him to see in color for the first time. In the book, he is in constant fear of being turned off - never to be revived. Therefore, a prominent ON-OFF switch is placed front and center on the book/pedestal. His head, cocked to one side, reflects his ever-present inquisitive nature. Thanks for looking. -Steve

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Steve, that really is superb. I just sat here staring in awe at your creation. Strange as it is, I recently took the time to re-read my book from long ago -- :cheers:

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Outstanding, you've captured him very well...... this was one of my earliest robot books.

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Very Nice! You really captured Rex! I remember reading this book to my son. It was his first robot book. I really like the way you used the book jacket around the base.

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Well done. What a perfect match to the book. :thumbs:

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Thanks for the comments guys - appreciate it!

-Steve

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I am not familiar with that book but that robot is killer! Nice work as usual, Steve.

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That's really cool! You did an excellent job of bringing the cover painting to life.

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Steve, that is definitely a blast from the past! I have long since forgotten the story, but the cover image is seared into my memory banks...it is one of my favorite robot images. Great to see it in 3D, you really did it justice. I would love to hear a rundown on materials and methods if you're willing to share...Cheers, Dave

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Oh, Steve ... What a WONDERFUL depiction of Rex !!!

One of my favorite books & bots as a child. Thank you for sharing !!

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Here's the dustjacket to the hardcover edition with a different interpretation of Rex:

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Steve, that is definitely a blast from the past! I have long since forgotten the story, but the cover image is seared into my memory banks...it is one of my favorite robot images. Great to see it in 3D, you really did it justice. I would love to hear a rundown on materials and methods if you're willing to share...Cheers, Dave

Thanks for the comments guys.

Dave, this version of Rex is mostly wood with a few metal pieces. It's a 'study model' created to work things out before I start a metal version. I also want to move his On/Off switch to the inside of his torso, behind a hinged chest panel, as it is in the book. -Steve

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Here's the dustjacket to the hardcover edition with a different interpretation of Rex:

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I haven't seen that cover version Joe, thanks for digging that up. Rex certainly appears more human in this rendering. -Steve

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