Looking closely at pictures of props and prop replicas, you can see that there is a small groove in the inside edge of the part where the mechanical components are embedded. The M1 kit is outstanding for its detailed design, but it does not have this groove, which I assume was omitted on purpose because of the difficulty in replicating this with soft vinyl (I’d like to ask the designer about this as well if I get a chance). By closely examining numerous scenes sequences from the movie, I have found out that there are some scenes sequences where they use props without this groove, but nonetheless I have added this groove to the design for the Animatronic Bust. There are a total of four grooves, and it wasn’t easy keeping the edges from looking round. I have also found a picture from the making of the original movie where it shows “holes” close to the groove in some props, but I am assuming this is just a clay prototype prop.
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