A new, ambitious, exciting Terminator project.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by ONEYE, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    My friend Ken has let me in on an extremely cool project. I don't think anyone has attempted anything like it in this size. It is modeled after this picture/link:

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    In Terminator 2, after Arnold looses his arm and the T-1000 impales him, the T-800 has to use his back up power source to reactive. The movie did an extreme Close-Up (CU) and they only showed 1 eye rebooting... a very tight and up close shot. I couldn't find a clip.

    This project is based on the studio model at approx. - 17"W x 13"H. This was done in a similar way Ken did a 3 foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man about 6 years ago.
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    Ken hasn't finished the details in the eye sockets, nose, side ports, and eyes themselves. Side ports are not as important as only a small part will show. It is close to specs of the studio model.

    Ken's still deciding how to display it - either on a base or mounted against the back wall of the inside of a display case. It is large enough so that electronics and wires can be hidden on the inside because it will be cast hollow. A base does seem more feasible and the right direction to take.

    The hard part - the eyes will not be motorized but the iris' should be able to open and close with the red light source mounted in back. See the links below:

    Endo eye test 3 - YouTube

    ENDOEYE test #2 15mm iris - YouTube

    The eyes are not fabricated yet... they would be about 60mm in diameter. For a piece this size, it should be ran in fiberglass, which is pretty light weight. If you choose to chrome-plate it, it would add significant weight. From front to back, I would stop at about 7-8 inches. The focal point are the eyes... anything more, and he might as well make the whole skull. Here's a place that sells the iris diaphragm and lens:

    Optics, Imaging, and Photonics Technology - Edmund Optics I don't know where to get the motor or electronics. Both eyes need to work simultaneously.

    This project may done in two ways, with electronics (more expensive) and without. For the non-electronics version burnt skin may be added.

    It's hard to start projects at this time of year, so real work will start up early next year.

    The actual prop does not look very threatening. Ken sculpted his using other references - his HCG and pictures. I would say it is probably close to looking like the M1. When he fabricate the eyes, he will position them to look more aggressive/meaner.

    Ken or I will post more info/pictures when the project starts the real work. All this is just the initial prep work. Electronics, tightening up the sculpt, base fabrication, etc... is all on tap after the New Year. As this project progresses, other members may come on board to add their expertise.
     
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  2. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow! Speechless!
     
  3. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Thanks! :cool:thumbsup
     
  4. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Wow!!! That is very ambitious...and I'm excited:). You sir are the man. I can't wait to see what you do.(y)thumbsup
     
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  5. gyoung2993

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    OOOOOHHHHH, YES BABY................I so need one .........lol.........That operates with ONEYE working right..lol...sweet.....
     
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  6. ONEYE

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    Both eyes will work. This is Endoskeleton's (Ken's) project. I just help where/when I can.
     
  7. silverskyes402

    silverskyes402 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's freaking amazing, when I first got the art of Stan Winston studios book I remember thinking how awesome a replica of this piece would be!
     
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  8. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    very cool and it would look good as a piece anywhere in the house.
     
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  9. ONEYE

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    Suggestions, advice are welcome.
     
  10. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Thanks guys and much thanks to Rich for putting this together and posting it... and plastering it all over the internet :lol Dunno, was a bit reluctant to post this up. Oh and sorry, not big enough for you to crawl into and take a nap :lol

    What I would love is to have the iris diaphragm open and close by remote control or motion sensor. Jamie is the only person I know whose actually done something like this, but I have not talked to him for a long time and kinda loss touch. Maybe if he happens upon this thread here or the EBC, he can tell me to stop dreaming or that I'm crazy. Also open to suggestions and possibly working out some sort of trade or commission for someone to do the working eyes.
     
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  11. PHArchivist

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    Extremely cool!
     
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  12. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Thank you. Your DS is waaay beyond cool :thumbsup
     
  13. Endoskeleton

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    Some people have asked how big this is compared to the actual skull. I would say about 250%.
     
  14. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man you are going to have a hard time finding a big enough pair of Persols for him! ;)

    Very, very cool Project
     
  15. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Lol. Nice one... thank you!
     
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  16. Bubbaman

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    Very cool !!!
     
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  17. WarPig

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    Maybe vidcam lenses would give a suitable eye effect as well? They come in different sizes, and the iris is electronically controlled...
     
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  18. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    A great project!!!
     
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  19. thegreatgalling

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    This is going to be great!
     
  20. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Hi Tex, that may be a good idea... but I wouldn't know how to modify it :cry I will surely look into this and other options.

    I hope so :lol
     
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  21. ONEYE

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that this project is still going to happen.
     
  22. Endoskeleton

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    Have been putting in a lot of work into this project lately. Here's a few snaps of one of the eyes. It's about the size of a tennis ball. Playing around and adjusting the depth of the inner 'red' pupil... at this scale, iit should be faint like in the bottom pics. The grid pattern is present in T2 whereas it is not in T1. I'm not sure which effect I like better yet... but I made it so that the inside can be switched around or modified.

    More updates soon. Thanks for looking.

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  23. mutronics

    mutronics Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool!
     
  24. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Exciting! Even just the eye rocks!
     
  25. jasonw2112

    jasonw2112 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome project! It looks like you have figured out the eye shutter part of the project. Or is that still open for topic? I was thinking you could use an old automatic 35mm camera lens. I pass them up at flea markets all the time (rather cheap). The trick is gutting them properly to work, and fit within the area. Just an idea!
     
  26. Caveneau

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    Very cool project.
     
  27. Endoskeleton

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    Thanks! That's pretty much what I did ;) Here's a pic of the inside. The iris diaphragm sits in rather nicely. I also built in some detail although none of it will be seen in the final product. But just the blades of the aperture gives off a pretty cool effect.

    I understand how the diaphragm functions but I don't know anything about electronics to make it work. The apertures of both eyes would have to open and close in conjunction and speed with one another. Did a light test earlier and all is looking pretty good. Even without the movement, I think I'll be pretty happy.

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  28. ONEYE

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    I just had another endogasm!
     
  29. Endoskeleton

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  30. Death Grin

    Death Grin Active Member

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    Oh so cool!!
     
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  32. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Yeah, if I was rich, I'd have dropped a big chunk on it as well.
     

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