Not sure if this has been suggested anywhere already, and I hope I'm not overstepping the line - but what about instead of producing one of Henk's robots, how about some kind of book or publication that celebrates Henk as a person and also showcases his collection?
If it was done properly it could serve as a fitting commemoration of Henk and also a (fairly definitive, I would imagine) robot reference book – which would extend it's appeal outside of the alphadrome collecting circle and make it possibly a more viable financial project (probably not a huge money-spinner but a labour of love). Also, if Henk's collection is ultimately to be split up, surely this is the next best thing to a museum to celebrate it. I personally would love to have a quality record of his collection - both as a reference piece and also as a tribute to the man.
What it would require roughly, I think, would be:
a) a writer
b.) photographer to take professional shots of his collection
c) designer to design the book and lay it out ready for print
c) a print manager - someone in the design/print industry who could oversee the production
d) retailers (ie members of alphadrome) - above those sold by subscription here on Alphadrome, could sell additional copies to make it more viable
d) An overall project Coordinator - someone close to Henk who can tie it all together
Financially we could start the ball rolling by people here subscribing. It might not be a hardcover book, but perhaps something perfect bound and cheaper to produce (of a high quality though). If there was any profit from it, this could go to his family.
It's just a thought and I'm just putting it out there, but if people with those areas of professional expertise were willing to donate their time - I'm sure we could do something worthy of his memory. I'm happy to donate my time as a graphic designer, if others would be interested.
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