The B9 Legs
Look at any photo of the B9
robot from the 2nd or 3rd season of Lost in Space, and you'll see a rubber
gasket where the legs enter the upper knee plates. If you've never
noticed this before, you're not alone. I've studied the legs closely for
more than two years and I just noticed it myself. Fortunately, it's easy
to add this detail to any type of legs (foam, rubber, or fiberglass).
robot with the gasket added to the legs.
original robot in a 3rd season publicity photo.
separately enlarge either photo)
add a simulated gasket, attach a length of 5/32" rubber
vacuum hose (available in the automotive section of most
hardware stores) to the underside of each leg section. You'll need
about four feet for each leg. Place the hose just inside the outer
perimeter of the legs. Super Glue works well for this job; just
hold it in place for a minute while it sets up. Hide the place where
the two ends meet between the legs. A little touch-up paint and
you've got this detail covered.
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