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    Jan 8, 2010, 8:13 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #51

    Wickerness said: View Post
    I would love to see a run of Teleport Bracelets.

    Seconded.
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    Jan 8, 2010, 3:07 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #52

    Here's a link to the Blake's 7 Technical manual some enterprising fan has helpfully scanned for us!

    http://www.majorracal.com/pdf/Blake%...l%20Pt%201.pdf
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    Jan 10, 2010, 2:33 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #53

    dcarty said: View Post
    Here's a link to the Blake's 7 Technical manual some enterprising fan has helpfully scanned for us!

    http://www.majorracal.com/pdf/Blake%...l%20Pt%201.pdf
    Pretty good manual... Though for anyone that hasn't looked at it yet. It's best viewed 2 pages at a time. Since some pics take two pages to see.
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    Jan 10, 2010, 11:34 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #54

    interested in a liberator gun
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    Jan 11, 2010, 2:11 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #55

    Apparently this is a screen grab of some test footage for the remake;



    It looks as if the remake is still happening even though it's been almost three years since it was first mentioned.

    I'd love a Federation Trooper helmet and I'm very interested in seeing more of the studio scale Liberator mentioned earlier on in the thread...
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    Jan 11, 2010, 4:28 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #56

    That new Liberator doesn't look anywhere near as sleek as the original. The rear-sloping engine arms change the whole feel of the ship. Interesting to see though, thanks for posting!
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    Jan 11, 2010, 5:12 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #57

    I'm pretty sure that Liberator has been shown to be fanmade. Personally I don't hold much faith in a decent Blake's 7 remake. I think the revamped Dr Who lost a lot of what made Who great and I'm sure the revamped Blake's 7 will be the same, i.e., Americanised, bombastic music, loads of sfx and dare I say it, written for girls.

    /grump
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    Jan 11, 2010, 5:14 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #58

    The great thing with the series was the fact it was so character driven. I cant see them doing it to the same level in a remake.... And there is only one Kurr Avon!!!
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    Jan 11, 2010, 8:05 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #59

    The liberator shown above was built by a fan . . .

    http://www.scifinow.co.uk/forum/view...hp?f=13&t=1959
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    Jan 11, 2010, 9:29 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #60

    I'm much more interested in dvd releases than I ever would be a remake.
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    Jan 12, 2010, 7:33 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #61

    Wickerness said: View Post
    I would love to see a run of Teleport Bracelets.
    If there's enough interest then I should be able to make that happen. Please check my junkyard thread.

    Cheers,

    Wake
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    Jan 12, 2010, 8:05 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #62

    Don't know if it has been mentioned but
    Back to the future: Blake's 7 ditches the shaky sets for prime time makeover

    Big-budget remake of 1970s classic hopes to cash in on TV science fiction revival



    Was reported April 25th 2008 and haven't seen any new news.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/owengibson


    Some Outakes to entertain ya with
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    Jan 12, 2010, 12:45 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #63

    If they ever do make a new version maybe this could be the base for the new teleport bracelet?



    It's a watch cam concept by a German designer from 2007.
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    Jan 12, 2010, 1:00 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #64

    Wake said: View Post
    If there's enough interest then I should be able to make that happen. Please check my junkyard thread.

    Cheers,

    Wake
    Martin Bowers bracelets are excellent.
    I aquired a couple from a run he did for horizon.org.uk
    There is something very pleasing about ownIng
    a small piece of hIs work.


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    Jan 20, 2010, 4:23 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #65

    Although Martin gets the Perspex for his replica teleport bracelets specially cast, he hasn't deliberately changed the colour. He says that it's still the same, but "it's just one of those colours that change colour with the refraction of light."

    He also said:

    I can't make the Liberator guns as they are not my copyright. The Troopers
    guns are all mine so I can do those, but I used a car air freshener for the
    front and a cheap camera Tripod for the telescopic shoulder butt. However
    these are not made these days & scratch-building them is just way too
    expensive!
    I wonder who does own the copyright on the Liberator pistols. B7 Media or a different designer/prop maker. Any ideas?
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    Jan 20, 2010, 5:34 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #66

    The latest issue of Sci Fi and Fantasy Modeller (vol 16) has an article on scratch-building the bracelets using a section of drainpipe as the base.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 10:37 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #67

    Wickerness said: View Post
    I'm much more interested in dvd releases than I ever would be a remake.
    Whare are you? I've had mine for years.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 11:14 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #68

    I thought there was already a remake of Blake's 7. It was really good; but they changed the title and called it "Firefly".

    Seriously, I wouldn't want to see a remake of Blake's 7. I think the new Doctor Who is great, but Doctor Who has changes of cast and sets built-in to the premise of the show -- new Who isn't a "reboot", it's just a continuation of what's gone before. With Blake's 7, they'd have to start over, and I'm not optimistic that they could match the greatness of the original.

    Meanwhile, re-creating a costume or two from Blake's 7 has been on my list for too long. I'll need to get going on that.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 12:41 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #69

    James Nesbitt as Blake. An episode or two guest written by Tom Stoppard. It'll never happen but I just wanted to say it.
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    Apr 6, 2010, 12:57 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #70

    Eagle said: View Post
    Whare are you? I've had mine for years.
    I'm in the U.S.

    No dvd's here.
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    Apr 7, 2010, 7:43 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #71

    dcarty said: View Post
    Here's a link to the Blake's 7 Technical manual some enterprising fan has helpfully scanned for us!

    http://www.majorracal.com/pdf/Blake%...l%20Pt%201.pdf

    This link doesn't appear to be working anymore. If anyone has the PDF of the manual would they mind posting a link to it.
    Thanks.

    As for the show I'd say that whilst it is looking very dated these days it still has that 'something' that made it special in the first place. Avon is still as great as I remember, especially his exchanges with Vila.
    A remake won't be as good as the original but I'm still interested to see what they do with it and how much they change.
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    Apr 16, 2010, 6:43 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #72

    Below is a gun I made inspired by the federation handgun.

    I would LOVE to make a federation helmet - any one have any ideas on making the gas mask section? what to use, etc ?

    The blakes7.com web site home page has an interesting 'update' version of a federation helmet : http://www.flickr.com/photos/28147944@N04/4526471913/
    Very cool.

    Anyway, here is my blaster...


    (there are more shots of it here)
    http://www.marty.com.au/sci-fi-galle...4-blaster.html

    have to make a teleport bracelet too - but that wont be that hard...
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    May 11, 2010, 10:37 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #73

    I would soo be on board for a run of Liberator guns.


    Nice to see people talking Classic B7 again....

    JK3
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    May 11, 2010, 11:01 PM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #74

    I'd be interested in a few of the ole sonic weapons myself.
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    May 12, 2010, 2:03 AM - Re: Blake's 7 prop replicas? #75

    If my memory serves me right, and these words really should be said aloud in such a brillant forum but years ago Blue Peter once showed you how to make a braclet out of a squash bottle and that old favorite sticky back plastic. Look good when you were a kid.

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