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Interest Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal? Prototype pics!

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by hydin, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Edit - 7/13
    [​IMG]

    I loves em :)



    In another thread, mention was made of the terrigen crystal from Agents of SHIELD. I contacted the factory I use a while back for some feedback, and they emailed me tonight to let me know it's possible to make.

    It'd be blue crystal (either dark blue or light blue, thinking dark), and the cracks/channels in the crystal would be engraved. Since the ones on the show all seem to differ a bit from each other (or it might be the same design just rotated in different shots), I figured just some random channels cut in would be fine and it'd match the idea that they are all formed from melting down a diviner, and therefore all a little different.

    I don't know the prices yet, we are still working out the size and design, but I'm guessing they are going to be AT MOST 100$, but more than likely in the 50-75$ range. I'm unsure because of the labor charge for the engraving portion of it.

    This is NOT a sign up thread, I don't need any payments, I don't even know what to charge at the moment. This is strictly an interest thread for later in the summer. I'm probably going to get a prototype or two made (unless there is enough interest for a small run on blind faith), so there's nothing to show at the moment.

    THINGS TO REMEMBER:
    1: This blue color won't be 100% accurate to the show. It'll be close though.
    2: The etchings won't be 100% accurate to the show. It'll be close though.
    3: The crystal won't be water soluble, but it'll look pretty.
    4: They won't give you powers or turn you into ash, but that's a small price to pay for a nifty looking shiny thing for the shelf :lol


    This is the crystal from the show :
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    This is the dark blue crystal I am planning on making it from :
    [​IMG]

    So... any interest in these?

    Lemme know!
    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015
  2. StarWarrior

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I would be very interested. Would look great on an LED lit base!


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  3. Stormshadow

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    yes I too would be interested in 3........pm me when they become a reality.. :)
     
  4. Johnnyfl

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I would be interested, thanks
     
  5. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Cool.

    I guesstimated about a 10-20 piece run when I talked to em, so we look like we are gonna hit at least the 10pc part of that.

    Again, no payments needed at the moment, no firm interest or anything, just looking to gauge some interest first before lobbing out the cash for the prototypes :)

    Chris
     
  6. bluecoyote

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I'm in for sure....:D
     
  7. sycor

    sycor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I'm interested pending more info. Always love your work, hydin.
     
  8. Alric

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    interested.
     
  9. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Definitely would like one :)
     
  10. dregoth

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I'm interested, would like to see the finished product.
     
  11. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Cool :)

    With luck we are gonna have a prototype or two done on this crystal order I'm placing in a few days.

    I'm trying to have 1 in dark blue and 1 in light blue. Comparisons are always a good thing.

    Chris
     
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  12. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I may be able to draw up the crystal up for you in 3D CAD as I've been considering making one of these for myself and am happy to share the 3D drawing.

    What output file do you prefer (STL, DXF etc)?
     
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  13. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Actually, that'd be pretty awesome!

    Right now, if you could do a profile of the sides of the crystal in a pdf (top, front/side/etc) to show off the etching details, and an avi of it rotating in place, that should work for the factory.

    Lemme know if you'd like a metric crapton of reference material. I've got about 30 megs of high res screencaps from the finale showing all the sides and some angles.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  14. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Hi Chris,
    Give me a couple of days, I will see what I can do.
    Not sure about the AVI though, I don't know how to record video from the CAD software I use as it is more of an engineering program than something like 3Ds Max.

    I will rewatch the finale and try to get some screencaps.
    If you could email me some of the images you have I will take a crack at replicating the shape & detail.
    anachronistic_protagonist@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks
    Jamie
     
  15. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    You've got mail!

    Chris
     
  16. enterprise0216

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Looking forward to seeing a solid rendering. By the way count me in on this please.
     
  17. renaissance_man

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I received the images from Chris, thanks for those.
    The crystal is seldom seen completley in focus and with the refraction and transparency it is quite difficult to get a really good idea of the exact shape. It looks hexagonal to me with various facets then trimmed and shaped off the hard edges.
    Based on the screencaps from Chris I started work on modeling up the Crystal this morning, just trying to get the basic shape down.

    Here are a few images of the faces.

    [​IMG]

    I only made one of the cracked cuts into the surface to get an idea of how it would look.

    Let me know what you think.
     
  18. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Yea, the bottom looks broken off of a bigger piece, and the top is a lil lopsided.

    I'd make it a BIT thinner though. The prop looks to be more of a squished cylinder than one that's got equal sizes on all sides.

    Looking great so far though!

    Chris
     
  19. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Also, on all the screencaps it looks to be about the size of a thumb or so. Maybe a 1" diameter?

    Chris
     
  20. renaissance_man

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    It is 25mm in diameter which is pretty much an inch and about 125mm long.

    Some surface cracking.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. renaissance_man

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I made the crystal 20mm in diameter and I think it looks better now.

    What do you think?

    [​IMG]
     
  22. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Yea, that seems to look a little better. Less squat looking.

    Needs to be more squished though.

    2 caps, one shows the... for lack of a better term, circumcision on the top section where the crystal facets aren't exactly level.
    [​IMG]

    It looks to be just a smidge wider than it is tall.
    [​IMG]


    Looking great so far!
    Chris
     
  23. renaissance_man

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    I'm not sure what you mean when you say it "needs to be more squished" with regards to the crystal.

    I'm trying to work out how to take a bit off the top, it may be easier to draw as a separate part and integrate into the top of the part. I'm still learning to develop my CAD skills so anything like this with its complex facets is proving more challenging than the Fury/Coulson toolkit I rendered before.

    If anyone else fancies tackling the crystal and chipping in, I'm happy to collaborate and am open to suggestions.

    I'll add in some surface cracking and see what you think.
     
  24. renaissance_man

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I re-drew some of the top facets and added some surface fracture lines to match the prop.

    [​IMG]

    Thoughts?
     
  25. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Squished just means there isn't a uniform thickness to the crystal. It's a little wider than it is tall.

    I'm doodling out some ideas to run past my 3d guy as well. I should have some feedback renders hopefully soon :)

    Chris
     
  26. renaissance_man

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    Any news from your 3D guy? I've been on hold with this until you posted again to see what your man came up with.
     
  27. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Yea, sorry for leaving the thread kinda open ended like that. He got the renders finished and we sent them and the mpg file to the factory. They are able to make em, but man the prototypes are gonna be pricey. Kinda expected it due to the labor involved but it's never a fun surprise.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have prototypes to show off in a week or so :lol

    Chris
     
  28. renaissance_man

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    In that case I will leave the Terrigen Crystal I was working on for you.

    I look forward to seeing what your guy came up with, don't forget to post those pictures! :)
     
  29. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    I'll make sure to post the render when I have the prototype pics ready to go. It'd make a nice comparison shot to show em going from digital pieces to actual crystal chunks.

    Hoping they get em looking good though, just gotta keep my fingers crossed.

    Chris
     
  30. jkrich

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Yeah I just found this thread and I'm really interested with a bit more information.
     
  31. hydin

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    Re: Agents of SHIELD Terrigen crystal made out of crystal?

    Woohoo!!!

    [​IMG]

    I'm hoping for some deeper lines in the dark blue prototype, but * that is sweet :D

    Chris
     
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  32. Johnnyfl

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    Lookin good!! :thumbsup
     
  33. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]

    Light blue, polished.

    Dark blue is being polished now.

    Chris
     
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  34. bluecoyote

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    Sweet...!!!!
     
  35. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]

    Polished dark blue vs light blue :)

    I honestly dunno which one I like better.

    [​IMG]

    Both so look awesome but man, that dark blue has that neon coloring on the lines, and the light blue just has that awesome glow.

    ARGH... dammit. Can't wait to get em in :lol

    Chris
     
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  36. E Williams

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    Those are looking great! I think when the crystals show up in the scene on the aircraft carrier, they might be better lit. Maybe that could help pick the color? Or when they arrive your own photos with lower light could help too :)
    BTW The engraving looks nicely done but perhaps could they make the grooves a little narrower as in the screencaps?
     
  37. renaissance_man

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    Will the cracks be polished to match the colour of the crystal or will they remain that sort of white frosted look for the final run?

    Thanks
     
  38. E Williams

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    To me it looks like the originals have a darker color to the cracks so I was planning to run some black/brown paint washes into them. The frosted texture would help the paint stick. I think those are supposed to be the bits of Diviner metal that are embedded in the crystal? Or did I mishear some dialog?
     
  39. renaissance_man

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    Jiaying did say to Gonzalez something to the effect of "if you look closely you can still see fragments of metal inside the crystal"
     
  40. hydin

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    I dunno. I'll upload a screenshot from when they are being taken out of the crate. There's also sunlight, color variations, and set lighting to consider as well. I'm just going to go for whatever looks closest. I don't think they can make the etchings smaller though. If you check out the screencaps (will post em later, no worries) they are actually fairly big, but more to the point I don't think they have a smaller bit to use for that.

    That, I dunno. I think they'll probably just stay frosted since I dunno how they'd polish the inside of them very well, but I'm going to check to see if there' s anything they can add to it like maybe superglue? or epoxy to help give it that polished/wet look.

    Everything is in kind of a holding pattern till they come in. I'm just waiting on an email letting me know about the options for making the cracks not so white.

    As soon as I hear anything, I'll update :)

    Chris
     
  41. hydin

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    Screencaps!

    [​IMG] - best "in natural light" shot. The etchings/engravings are like that all over, meaning they vary in size and shape, from a thick line to just a broken line of dots, even down to how deep they are into the crystal. The factory can't do that (or won't do that unless we order like 500 of the things), so the thickness we have is the above line.

    [​IMG]- Best "carrier" shot. You can see the polished sides on all of em catching the light and looking like, well, probably the metal that was referred to in the show. It'd be the easiest thing in the world to put some shiny aluminum or silver colored paint on a few of the edges and have it look pretty spiffy. It's kind of a cross between fractured glass and metal for the look.

    The closest crystalline material I have found is blue smelt quartz, but unfortunately the size of the crystal is too big. It's about 2" too long. I know the show's were resin, or possibly acrylic but I've never seen a swirled rod like that, so I'm stuck with either clear (nope), dark blue, or light blue.

    It's not 100%, and each one is going to be a lil different from the other with the lines, but hey, it's cool looking and that's the important part :)

    Chris
     
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  42. Stormshadow

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    ok now I need 20 to make the case :)
     
  43. nateo412

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    Those are looking pretty good! I would be interested in getting one once the details come in.
     
  44. DBoz

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    I'm interested in these as well. I'll be watching the development.
     
  45. JKRIB

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    Any update on these??
     
  46. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Honestly, not really. There wasn't a bunch of interest, and the factory didn't want to do a small order since making them is a pain (those engravings are done by hand).

    I'm about to send some 3d model prints to them for reference though, and plan to include one of these as well. Might be able to get em made.

    Prototypes are available for sale if someone wants em.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
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    Hello, are these still being made?
     

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