welcome to the club
all i got was sports socks
welcome to the club
all i got was sports socks
NICE find zombie i've been looking for one of them for awhile myself.
I don't think it's the History Channel gun. The HC gun is wrong in alot of ways. Actually there are more things wrong with it than right. The one Grief posted is not far off . It gives me the impression it was a stunt gun, maybe one of the functioning guns where function trumped finish. All the main parts look correct, some the flamethrower parts look to be a little different. I wonder if this was the flamethrower gun and it needed all the extra bits to work. It has the brass valve on the left side and an extra brass tube that comes out of the top of the "clippard valve".
Also that bump on the lip of the upper half of the pod is a good identifier. I will try to get back on this project at the begining of next month. I need to print off some more screen caps and see if i can match the oddities and paint job with something on the screen.
So what exactly was this History Channel ZF1?
wow, this is by FAR one of the coolest threads i have seen a long time. really great work and the attention to detail on this gun is nuts!! just wow, cant wait to see how this turns out in the end.
I've rethought my first impression of that gun and I think it was one of the guns in an uncompleted stage. Before they put the side arms on and the light. The only differences i see are the block in between the barrel and rocket. Superkrates' pic shows that block and it looks right. The other diff was the brass knob on the side. After looking over screencaps i noticed the ZF1 Zorg carries near the end of the movie also has this brass knob. Weird, i never noticed that damn knob before but there it is. Here is a close up of Zorgs gun. OK so instead of finding a part we add one to be found. WOW this is fun!!!
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I had someone ask Simon Atherton about the gun a few years ago. It was explained to me that the History Channel ZF-1 was built by an intern student working in the shop using original shells and a few left over pieces. The rest of it was constructed with a little creative license. I own 4 polaroids of the finished piece when it was sitting in Simon's shop but only found out after purchasing them that they were of the intern project and not the real thing.
I started working on my shell. Forgot how much fun it is to cut fiberglass.
Looking good Griefboy, i'm still trying to decide how i want to proceed with that cutting part. Do you have any closeups of the torch end? Is it threaded or?
Posting so I can book mark this thread for up-dates...Nice work here.
I've been wanting to contribute here as I'm working on a ZF-1 build of my own and have been admiring ZombieKiller's info here as well.
I think I finally have something that I haven't seen anyone else talk about but will eventually have to be dealt with:
The LED sequencing of the display on the top of the ZF-1.
I know some of the images are a bit miss-shapen.
I was focusing on the sequence of the LED's and trying to make everything fit on one page.
The LED's in frames 2, 5 and 6 appear to be "Ghosting" or not going completely out before the next set lights up.
It really has a way of playing tricks on the eye so I thought it best to take these images directly from the film.
Looks great, Thanks Mutant. That lens looks like it is from a 3rd brake light.
On a different front, It was driving me nuts trying to remember where i had seen the round trim on the side of the ZF1. I have horn button etched in my brain. I found one from a Bronco but it is wrong, but it is close looking.
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Its great to to finally know what some of the pieces are.
A nice project to start!
How about dimensions for that part?
I'm finding that a few of the pieces for this are going to be much easier to have machined so...dimensions are a must.
I'm all for trying to get the actual pieces where I can but a good example of need for substitution:
The light up buttons on either side of the front (red and yellow) as sourced from England have a prohibitively high voltage and at more than $30 a piece + shipping?
It was much easier and cheaper to pick them up locally and trick them out to look like the originals...
Just noticed another difference on the screencaps. Some pics have the decals on the yellow rocket, where as some dont.
With regards to the light sequence the lens looks almost like a motorbike brake light.
Where the original props made in England? If so i presume most of the found parts would be sourced in the UK?
Looking for the Bull Pup, i noticed theres quite alot of metal/chrome rocket parts available.
I wonder if anything else rocket kit related was used on it:
Heres a micro torch available in the UK for cheap, and it looks like the same type:
On the prop theres more black tube after the black turn grip, but this might go on inside the top of the pic ive shown.
Might buy one and take it apart.
lol, I dropped one of those a bit ago and broke the nozzle off which then ended up in my bitz box - how handy.
Hey Mutant, i have no idea how big the horn button is, i didn't order one, they are $80+ and not correct. I'm guessing 3-4".
Those lights from england come in 12v also i think. I plan on using just the housing and a white LED for extended battery life.