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CaptainMauin

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Report this Apr. 14 2011, 8:50 pm

Quote: ___Lucifer___ @ Apr. 14 2011, 8:46 pm

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>Spock Bottle? You mean a saurian brandy bottle?? I soooooooo want one of those.

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By "Spock Bottle" I mean "Spock Bottle." It's an acutal bottle produced for Leonard Nimoy's arrival in Vulcan on April 23, 2010. It's Altair Water. A Saurian Brandy bottle would've been pretty impressive, though.


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___Lucifer___

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Report this Apr. 14 2011, 8:59 pm

Wow, never heard of that one. I still vote saurian brandy because I'll take George Dickel over altair water any day of the week and twice on sunday.


267198ed

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Report this Apr. 14 2011, 9:49 pm

Romulan disruptor? TNG era.

DocFanFive

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Report this Apr. 15 2011, 2:03 pm

Quote: 267198ed @ Apr. 14 2011, 9:49 pm

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>Romulan disruptor? TNG era.

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like this? or is there another style you woould prefer


(i'm helping. and as Trekking is taking his sweet time...)


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DocFanFive

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Report this Apr. 15 2011, 2:32 pm

Ok... making a Disruptor:


I'm thinking this is probably a good time to ues paper mache and the like, because it is A) a fairly large prop and B) a fairly complex prop.


Today, we will make the framework. I'll get back to you once the paper mache has dried.


1) Get some tough wire to serve as the basic framework. use three pieces, two straight, one curved, and connect them to make the basic shape of the disruptor like so:



2) Use paper and tape to flesh out the wire a little bit, then use paper mache to make a smooth surface over it. Don't worry about little details yet, just get the bare minimum on.


Once mine finishes drying, I'll do the next couple of steps, and write them up. I don't like giving advice if i haven't done something and it worked so far.


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DocFanFive

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Report this Apr. 15 2011, 2:44 pm

Thanks. Actually, i was originally just going to put "DocFan" as my username, but adding the "Five" sounds better, as well as giving me the freedom to represent all of the doctors, instead of just the Doctor, from Voyager.


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___Lucifer___

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Report this Apr. 23 2011, 4:22 pm

LOL PARANOIA...Most people don't bother to reply to threads after it's dropped off page one. Also, someone else posted a link to a specialty prop forum, maybe ppl went there to get better advice or ideas.


Lighten up, Francis.


DocFanFive

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Report this May. 05 2011, 8:10 am

Quote: DocFanFive @ Apr. 15 2011, 2:32 pm

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>Ok... making a Disruptor:

>I'm thinking this is probably a good time to ues paper mache and the like, because it is A) a fairly large prop and B) a fairly complex prop.

>Today, we will make the framework. I'll get back to you once the paper mache has dried.

>1) Get some tough wire to serve as the basic framework. use three pieces, two straight, one curved, and connect them to make the basic shape of the disruptor like so:

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>2) Use paper and tape to flesh out the wire a little bit, then use paper mache to make a smooth surface over it. Don't worry about little details yet, just get the bare minimum on.

>Once mine finishes drying, I'll do the next couple of steps, and write them up. I don't like giving advice if i haven't done something and it worked so far.

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ok, part two. apologies that it took so long.


3) After the frame dries, use smaller strups of paper mache to do the smaller details.


4) To get the really intricate stuff, I used a thin layer of modeling clay over the entre thing and a butter knife to etch in the details. For bigger parts, i just added more layers and smoothed them in. Use sealent or glue to paint a layer over the clay to keep it hard until you paint it.


5) once the sealent/glue dries, use black spray paint to make a basic black finish underneath. let that dry.


6) after that, you can use a darker shade of black to paint out the darker bits, and red for the panel-y thing on the side.


That's prtyy much wher I stopped, and it looks pretty good. If you wanted to make it better, you could probably get like a little LED and wire up a little battery inside, so that if you press the tigger, it lights up. I was thinking about doing that, but I didn't have any LEDs. You'd probably need a button switch, some wiring, a battery and a small LED. Not too complicated.


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267198ed

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Report this May. 07 2011, 10:52 am

Ah, no I did not forget, just have been busy w/college and having internet problems. But thanks, if I ever get a chance to breathe I’ll definitely try making my own disruptor! 


DocFan, any pics of yours?! Would be grand.


Again, thanks very much, I still need to make a uniform, luckily I have a while before the next local con!


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