The Ultimate Lightbox!
The lightbox is designed to mount on the inside of the torso, behind the front teeth lights. It is made of laser cut stainless steel, slightly over 1/32" thick. The laser cut stainless steel is then precision press bent to make the final box. It is designed to work with Norm's chest buttons and Scott's bezels.
The front of the box is curved to precisely match the curve of the inside of the torso. The inside of the box is a mirror finish, just like the finish on my stainless steel crown. There are two pre-wired "twist lock" style lamp bases in the back of the box to hold the light bulbs in place. Since they are twist lock style, you never have to remove the light box assembly to change a bulb! The mirror finish combined with the two lights gives a nice even illumination to all 10 chest buttons.
The entire light box package comes complete with the laser cut precision bent box, the two twist lock lamp bases and two bulbs - everything needed to light up the chest buttons properly.
A Crown Fit For A King!
I've gone over the top here to make the ultimate B9 crown! Meticulously researched to duplicate the look of the original, even detailing the riveted fins. This crown is made entirely out of Stainless Steel - 38 parts in all. 12 Laser cut and hydraulic press bent Stainless fins, a laser cut Stainless mounting disc, a machined Stainless shaft collar, and even Stainless rivets with Stainless mandrels! Each unit is hand assembled to perfection resulting in an 8 ounce piece of Stainless Steel art. No polishing necessary! When the pyramids have turned to dust, this crown will be still be around, sparkling in the sunlight. If you're building your B9 to last or to launch on the Jupiter 2, this crown is up to the task.
Affordable Aluminum Ears
Custom cast in aluminum,
then heat treated for durability and machinability, these are the
perfect addition or upgrade to any B-9. Since they are solid
aluminum, they won't chip, crack, shatter, or warp. Due to the casting process, they have a textured finish very similar to those on the original robot costume. If you don't like the "textured look", they can be cleaned up with emory paper to make them perfectly smooth. They could also be buffed to a mirrored finish - it's entirely up to you! The finish is so nice the way they are, you may feel bad doing anything to them!
Stainless Steel Spinners
Custom crafted from stainless steel, these pieces have been laser cut, then precisely bent on a hydraulic press to get the proper curvature. After that, they are TIG fuse-welded to a stainless steel rod for easy mounting. This final assembly is then glass beaded to give a nice uniform matte finish, just like spinners on the show.
If you want them to look like the 2nd/3rd season spinners, they can be easily painted with the appropriate red and yellow colors.
Custom Made Polyurethane Arm Bellows
These arms are professionally molded from Polyurethane by a major bellows manufacturer. We personally toured their facilites and spent many hours going back and forth over the specifications for these bellows.
I am extremely pleased with the end result.
Below are some pictures of the arm bellows. The last picture shows a mockup of the arm using one of Scott Sanderson's wrists and a prototype of our soon to be released solid aluminum claws.
These arm bellows can be ordered directly from the manufacturer:
1-800-257-9537 extension 242
or online at: http://www.centryco.com
PART NUMBER: B9-ARM (you will need two) Price: $135.15 EACH.
That's $270.30 per pair.
Like anything else, you get what you pay for!
Be sure to ask for BILL HARTMAN, or put "Attn: Bill Hartman" on you web order, or the folks at Centryco will have no idea what you are talking about!
Accurate Claws in Aluminum or Resin
These claws have become the defacto standard for anyone looking to build an accurate B9 replica. Painstakingly researched, these are the only claws offered that have the critical bend in the proper place to give your B9 the correct look. A true mix of engineering and artwork, these claws are a must have for the detail oriented builder. These claws are offered as unfinished aluminum castings (the original claws on the B9 are reported to have been aluminum), or cast from resin. The aluminum version requires sanding with emory paper before painting. The resin claws are easier to work with and require less prep work before painting. The choice is yours!
For ordering information, please contact Bill Kendzierski (JMKWWK@aol.com)