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    Jun 21, 2011, 9:06 PM - Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #1

    For cleaning up that picture of Rachael. And you didn't even ask for anything in return...but you will get a kit soon. Thank you for your help.

    My Vid-Phon cell phone.

    I'd like to think that if they did a little more research before the film they would have realized that cell phones were on the way and going to be a big part of everyday life. If someone were foolish enough to do a remake they would include cell phones. I also designed to look like something made by a prop maker in the early '80's with a retro future look and not look like it was made by a 2011 prop maker. Anyway...

    I'm a bit disappointed in the eggshell finish I'm getting from Krylon and Valspar clear coats(if someone knows something better please let me know) but still somewhat pleased with it. Drawn in SolidWorks and sent to Shapeways. Some parts are laser engraved.

    The YouTubes
    YouTube - ‪Blade Runner Vid-Phone cell phone‬‏
    YouTube - ‪Blade Runner Vid-Phone cell phone‬‏



    Removable faux CC Battery(what they call the "play feature" in the toy industry).








    Wait for it....
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    Jun 21, 2011, 10:31 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #2

    Love it.
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    Jun 21, 2011, 10:39 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #3

    Man! You don't see THAT every day!
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    Jun 22, 2011, 1:25 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #4

    I'm tempted to slip a real phone inside one of those..... Or did you do it already? =D
    Absolutely lovely.

    _A
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    Jun 22, 2011, 1:44 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #5

    That's freaking awesome. I want one just so I can stick a phone in there.
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    Jun 22, 2011, 2:24 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #6

    Definitely captured that 1980's "High Tech" feel. Well done.

    I think they may have avoided cell phones in the movie for a couple reasons. One they wanted to avoid the Star Trek type Science Fiction look of them, and go with something that still had a retro feel to it. Also I think in reality if the atmosphere is that messed up, and could have radiation in it, satellite transmissions would be very hard to send and receive well. Who's to say they couldn't connect a ground based system with the cell towers though. Now instead, they have a cameras all over the place and inside peoples houses. I am sure there was an implication of surveillance that just wasn't explored in the film.

    Andy
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    Jun 22, 2011, 6:31 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #7

    man! that is an EXCELLENT idea and build!!
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    Jun 22, 2011, 6:54 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #8

    Very cool!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 7:06 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #9

    Very well done on that.
    Looks incredible.
    Very 80's.
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    Jun 22, 2011, 9:34 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #10

    What an awesome build! Congratz on this unique piece.
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    Jun 22, 2011, 10:07 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #11

    VERY nice!
    Re: paint......you may be spraying a bit too far away. If you move a bit closer and try to do what is called a wet layer, then it'll look really glossy.( avoiding paint runs is all part of the fun!) Combine this with a high solids paint polish and it'll gleam!

    Rich
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    Jun 22, 2011, 10:14 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #12

    Pretty awesome!
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    Jun 22, 2011, 11:38 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #13

    Excellent work!
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    Jun 22, 2011, 2:40 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #14

    Great idea! Very nicely executed too.
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    Jun 22, 2011, 2:57 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #15

    I want one!
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    Jun 22, 2011, 3:07 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #16

    Very cool indeed.
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    Jun 22, 2011, 7:09 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #17

    Thanks for the thank you!

    Vidphon looks incredible.
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    Jun 23, 2011, 8:15 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #18

    Thank you everyone. Kit info is in the junkyard.

    I used the first EL kit shown here to backlight the screen.
    http://www.microstru.com/Experimenter-Kits.html

    clancampbell said: View Post
    Re: paint......you may be spraying a bit too far away. If you move a bit closer and try to do what is called a wet layer, then it'll look really glossy.( avoiding paint runs is all part of the fun!) Combine this with a high solids paint polish and it'll gleam!
    I tried that as well. I've used Krylon for over 15 years and had no problem. I have been told they have reformulated because of new laws. Guess I'll just have to keep looking.
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    Jun 23, 2011, 8:14 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #19

    Funky Jedi said: View Post
    Man! You don't see THAT every day!
    Something I'm kinda specializing in. Love doing the custom items.


    Atlas said: View Post
    I'm tempted to slip a real phone inside one of those..... Or did you do it already?
    No I have not. But now you have the chance to be the first.
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    Jun 23, 2011, 8:16 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #20

    Absolutely beautiful.
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    Jun 25, 2011, 11:25 AM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #21

    Thank you for the compliments.

    I tried to make it look pretty yet authentically styled to the early '80's.
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    Jul 29, 2011, 6:10 PM - Re: Thank you Kurtyboy. (Blade Runner) #22

    That is pretty damn awesome


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