Last edited by enaswede; Jul 17, 2016 at 3:05 AM.
That looks fantastic, well done. Did you buy the paint for the cameras off the shelve or did you get it mixed? I'm thinking of putting LED panels in mine so they can also be used as lights.
It's a really nice set you have there. It's nice to see somebody get one done.
Love it when someone takes a "not-so-popular-prop" and hit a home-run like you did with that one!
Nice work, thanks for posting!
I like your foam backing as a solution for flat mounting the curved back of the viewers. I sanded off (Dremel) the most protruding part on the back of my viewers, but the overall curve is still there. Using some foam might be a good fix, I think that I'll try a variation of this.
Nice work on the antennas, too. And thanks for the tip on lights. Hoping that Philip's will eventually be available, but for now I am using reflectors w/doorstop covers a la Sofaking01.
We're definitely making them. Just waiting on the bezels that are being chromed.
Thanks looking great buddy!
I am having my slide viewers stored away for years, just waiting for the lights to become available before I finally proceed with the build.
Was thinking about a solution to deal with the viewers curved back and the foam seems to be a good idea.
Had a few cans of paint color matched as well, BUT the spray-paint seems to react with the viewers plastic, dulling it! Did you have such a problem as well?
Wow awesome job, I'm working on this prop as well but so far I've only found 3 viewers, so still need another 3 and the lights of course....
That's how I plan to do mine, once done they shouldn't even look painted but rather like plastic.
It paints fine for us. Though as you can see in the photos we matched the wrong blue of the mono-color versions.
Looks great and nice way of fixing to wall.
Another difference is the bezel around the lens is white on that one. On the two-tones ones I have, the bezels have a slight blue tint.
FYI that one we painted is a casting, as we have gone to the trouble to mold and cast them, including the lenses so we can make full sets of them for the displays.
Thank you all for your kind words!
Last edited by enaswede; Jul 22, 2016 at 7:23 PM.
This is wonderful. I was surprised the first time I saw pics of the views at how big they were. In the movie I always assumed they were much smaller.
I had the hardest time figuring out how to mount it in the corner of my office. I finally got lucky and found this tv wall mount and it is perfect... almost as if it was made for what I was trying to do. Here is the link for the mount just in case anyone else needs one.
Last edited by enaswede; Jan 7, 2017 at 12:19 PM.
It came out fantastic! Might have to try and build one of these myself!
Oops, I mentioned earlier it paints fine for us. True, but what is painted in that earlier photo is our casting of the viewer, not a viewer that's been painted. Haven't painted one yet, though it's coming.