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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

As an 80's kid, 'My Pet Monster' definitely conjures some nostalgia.

This key chain was made by John Pinkerton of The Monster Sandbox design studio.
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The aesthetic lends itself more to the gnarly and gritty direction I wanted to take my build. Also, the 'My Pet Monster' plush, which is more intimidating than the 'Muppet Babies' vibe of the cartoon.

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With all of that said ☝️...

While I will be incorporating a lot of the colors into my build, I didn't want it to be overtly 'My Pet Monster' like I did with my Pink Panther build.

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I want you to put 2 and 2 together if I point it out, but I don't want it to be too obvious.

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Found a 20"x 2.125 Goodyear tire (online) with a bluewall that I think will look sweet as the rear wheel with the bold white lettering. Had thought about a slick for the back, but going to see how the bluewall looks and either run another blue wall in front (1.75"), or use the goodyear in front, and a plain black slick in the rear. Really hard to mock up color tires and get a true feel of the aesthetic without mounting the darn things. Not trying to buy 90 tires just to try combinations and only use 2. Still sitting on 2 (unused) pink tires from my Pink Panther build. 🤷‍♂️ 😔

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That's a sick tire
Yeah man! It originally sold through an independent dealer/retailer (the .com is on the box). They don't carry this Goodyear bluewall anymore. Might have found a lead on a source in Cali, but as far as I've seen, everyone else only carries an all black or an all white 20" (Goodyear).
 

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All black skinnier Goodyear front might work too.
And those 'Pink Panther' tires weren't wasted;
they helped garner you an OJ Award,after all. 🤪
 

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All black skinnier Goodyear front might work too.
And those 'Pink Panther' tires weren't wasted;
they helped garner you an OJ Award,after all. 🤪
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Yes indeed, and those lovely tires are still in use! There is a second set in a lighter pink. I had thought about doing both in the darker pink (like the color of his body) or the lighter pink (like his chin). I tried dark in back and light in front as well. Anyway, the darker pink was by far the right choice, however, now I'm still sitting on the lighter pair.
 

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As @Uncle Shish had mentioned on his build thread, it can be difficult to find time to engage online, and build while still maintaining our day-to-day responsibilities.

That is my reality for this buildoff. This has necessitated a level of simplicity in aspects of my build so that I can focus on the 'wow factors' that I know will require more time to execute.

As a 'doctor' (mad scientist), triage is the name of the game.

"What is this 'wow factor' of which you speak?" Well, I'd love to tell you...

Ever heard of a 'zoetrope'?

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It's basically like a flipbook laid out in one long strip. When you look through the slot of the 'carousel' you see it one frame at a time (like a flip book), which gives the illusion of animation. Like so...

 

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Well there are some really talented people out there doing zoetrope designs on records (frisbee-sized CDs* made of vinyl 😉).
*coaster-sized discs with music etched in.



With that inspiration and practical application in mind... I am attempting to make my hubcabs into a zoetrope. Wish me luck!

What's it gonna be...?

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Mocked up the tire and a temp hubcap. The hubcap here was a prototype from my Pink Panther build. Would need a little trimming, but could work on a 16" wheel. Anyway, definitely going to run the Goodyear in back, but I do like how the bluewall looks up front. If I can find a bluewall in a true 1.75 (not a fat bmx tire that's compatible), then I will run it. If not, I will find an all black 1.75 or narrower. Anyone have a pic of a 20 x 1.35 mounted on a wheel for reference?

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Now this is going to be kool!

Just thinking out loud here, but since the bike wheels will likely spin faster than the table top Zoetropev or the turntable; will you space the images on your animation reel farther apart?
 

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