Astyanax's Makes, Builds and Acquisitions: 2023

October 14, 2023

I received this Wrist Comlink from Knight Rider (TV), from a seller on Amazon. It's Doctor Collector's version, and I believe it is officially licensed.


It's a nice working, retro-style wristwatch!

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October 14, 2023

I received this Essence Vial from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TV), from a seller here on the RPF. This is Weta Workshop's officially licensed replica.

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The vial is made out of translucent and opaque resin, is battery-powered, and lights up with a deep purple-blue glow from inside.

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(I converted it to USB power using a CR2032 battery eliminator, so that I can keep it on at all times. Details can be found here on the RPF.)

October 14, 2023

I finished this Pym Particle Vial from Avengers: Endgame (2019), caps 3D printed in resin (purchased from Cults3D), and glass vial from Etsy.


The liquid is a few drops of food coloring and glycerine in a 50-50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water.

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October 17, 2023

I received these Holy Shotgun Shells from Constantine (2005), purchased from Dark Matter Props.


These are heavy, solid metal cast and then gold plated.

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November 1, 2023

I received this Sabine's Rebels Patch from Ahsoka (TV), purchased from RPF user Lee S.


Really excellent quality and size!

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November 2, 2023

I finished assembling this Steve's Compass from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), mostly found from a seller on eBay.


The compass is a genuine vintage "W. & L.E. Gurley" WWII US Army Compass, not a modern knockoff. After finding the photo clipping in this RPF thread, I carefully updated it in Photoshop, and printed it on real newsprint. Then I tore it out in exactly the same style as the film.

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(There are multiple compass props in the movie. This one is found in the black-and-white footage, and at the very end of the film.)
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November 6, 2023

I received this Georgie's Paper Boat from Stephen King's It (2017), from a seller on Etsy.


This is simply a printed, folded paper boat with red paint to simulate blood platters.

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(We never actually see blood on the boat in the film, so this is more homage than a real prop, just to get discussion going around the "items from scary movies" shelf!)
November 8, 2023

I finished this Taped Letter to Doc Brown from Back to the Future (1985), from a seller on Etsy.


This is printed on aged paper, wrinkled and torn, and reassembled with real cellophane tape!

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November 8, 2023

I received this White Russian Candle from The Big Lebowski (1998), from a seller on Etsy.


This "mixed drink" replica is actually a carefully layered candle with no wick. The ice cubes are gel replicas, and the two straws are real.

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(I know that Jeff drinks his Caucasian after stirring it quite a bit, but I wanted a version that preserved the layering prior to the stir. You can see it in the first pic above. Since he drinks several in the movie, tumbler choice was pretty optional!)
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November 11, 2023

I finished this Weathered Puzzle Box Diagram from the Hellraiser, franchise, as a reduced-size combination of multiple captures from then movies.


After designing the layout in Photoshop, I printed it on aged paper. Then I wrinkled, folded, and tore it some. I also applied a few subtle brown ink smudges.


(This is not terribly accurate from the films and is reduced in size, as I wanted a background paper prop that would catch the feel of it for the "scary movie items" display shelf.)
November 11, 2023

I finished this Captain Spencer Photo from Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), printed from various sources found online.


After putting together a properly proportioned version in Photoshop (which took multiple photos to construct), I sized it to match the film, printed it on photo paper, and folded it as found in the film. This is as accurate as you can get!

The art is available here on the RPF.

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(Makes a nice companion piece to my rotating Lament Configuration Cube on display - stay tuned!)
November 16, 2023

I received this Tricorder from Strange New Worlds (TV), from a Secret Santa on the RPF!

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The tricorder and accompanying scanner are 3D printed in PLA on a high-end Bambu printer. No painting necessary! The scanner can be seated in the bottom of the tricorder.

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November 18, 2023

I received this Spengler Name Patch from the Ghostbusters franchise, purchased from the GBFans Store.


Pretty basic, not much to say. Looks good on the back wall!

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November 20, 2023

I received this Death Star Plans Data Card from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), from a seller on Etsy.

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Although metallic looking, the card is made out of acrylic with laser cut adhesive patterns, and weathered heavily. Very nice quality!

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November 25, 2023

I received this Batarang from Batman (1989), from an online Halloween store. The brand is NECA.


The batarang is all metal, and folds up.


(This is the full-size version, not the scaled prop.)
November 27, 2023

I received this Infinity Orb from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), from AliExpress and then repainted it.


The paint job was simply a silver chrome paint marker over all the silver parts, followed by flat black touchup where it needed it. It looks much better than its original state. The two halves separate, and are held together by magnets.

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(I display this orb on a small turntable, so it's always rotating.)

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December 1, 2023

I received these Neo's Sunglasses from The Matrix Reloaded (2003), from AliExpress.


These shades are cheap and not a perfect match, but they're so close that it makes my Matrix display section much more identifiable!

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December 2, 2023

I received this New Republic Admin Pin from Ahsoka (TV), from Hyperspace Props.


The pin is all metal and nicely detailed.


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