Unlimited Run Back in stock! Death Star detention center camera kits - screen-accurate wood plate or idealized aluminium

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eethan

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Hello there,

I have been working on a little side run at the same time as the Padme's blasters :)

I'm going to offer new kits to assemble your Paterson Trident viewers to create the detention center cameras. :)

The run is now open and the kits can be purchassed on my website, link in the end :)

I'm offering two options:

1 - Screen accurate 8mm wood plate (MDF) : 125€ + shipping

2 - Idealized 4mm aluminium plate : 140€ + shipping


I'll also be offering the parts separately:
- antennas alone with stickers (no plate, viewers screws or spacers) for 100€ + shipping
- Wood plate alone (with 4 M4 mounting screws, nuts and washers ) : 20€ + shipping
- Aluminium plate alone : 36€ + shipping

What is included in the kits:

- your choice of wood or aluminium plate (plates are drilled for 100x100mm vesa mounts. the mounts holes are a bit offseted to the top of the plate like seen in the movie. if your mount has more than 2cm of material above the holes, it will be visible above the plate)
- two already assembled aluminium antennas (press fitted parts one by one on my lathe), no assembly or glue required here except for the thin antenna :)
- 2 stainless steel M5 screws to attach the antennas to the plates
- 12 red stickers (16mm), just so you get some spare ;-)
- 14 white stickers (13mm)
- 24 screws to attach the viewers
- a piece of blue painter tape to match some of the screenused cameras
- 6 gloss black cardboard backed rectangles to put inside the viewers and darken the lenses
- small template to position the holes on the viewers

just for the wood kits:
- 4 M4 screws, nuts and washers to possibly attach to the mount. and to put on the plate before mounting the viewers as you won't have access anymore afterwards.
- 24 small metal washers to compensate for the back curvature of the viewers

just for the aluminium kits:
- 24 plastic spacers if you want to attach the viewers without filing the bottoms.
- 2 thick rubber spacers for the antennas if you choose to use the plastic spacers for the viewers.


The aluminium kits are provided with spacers that you can choose to use or not. You can choose to file the closing tabs of the Viewers, probably like they did for the movie seing how close the viewers are to the wood plate and the visible blue tape on some viewers. The wood plates will have a cavity under each viewer to accommodate the closing tab; That way, you can have a screen accurate spacing and not have to file the tabs.

I tried to go as far as possible in the accuracy and details of the kit. The details and measurements are based on references of the real found parts as well as stills from the movie. I have included cool small details never seen before for that replica prop, for instance the small hole that is threaded just like on the real Michell part, the two additional small holes on the long and thin Michell part, the very small bevels on the parts, proper size stickers...

Here is a perspective match screen cap with a 3D model I did for measurements of the back plate:
persp_match_viewers.jpg


I found people saying online that the red stickers were 0.75" (19mm), they are actually 16mm wide based on that 3D match if people want to know for their current replica :)

As always with my props, no sub-contracting to China, everything is handmade with a lot of passion and care by me in the south of France :)
here is for instance the positioning of the holes one by one with my super precise small Proxxon mill :)
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here are a few photos of both kits options,
aluminium kits:
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Wood kits:
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close up on the cool little details, threaded small hole, two small additional holes on the thin part, small bevels... The thin antenna goes into the larger hole that is not threaded. The parts are accurate to the real found part, they are not mirrored like the previous offering that was available a while ago :)
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the kits are available to purchase on my website as usual. The website and payment are perfectly secured and all payment are handled by paypal. The website is easy to use and shipping cost is calculated automatically after you create your account and enter your address. By default it will show shipping costs for France, don't get fooled by that ;-) Also, there are two shipping options because those kits are small enough to fit in the less than 3cm thin boxes. This will be a lot more interesting for international orders, but it might be more expensive for Europe. Always choose the least expensive shipping option on my website, they are both safe, they are just different size of boxes and they can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your location. they are both tracked :)



I hope I didn't forget anything, as usual, I'm happy to answer any question or discuss any detail with you by PM or by mail, contact@supergreenprops.com

here are photos of a finished kit, assembly help can be found on page 2 :)
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cheers
 
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eethan

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I´m in for a set with metal plate ...
Can you add white dot stickers also?
Thanks!
Hi, thanks for your interest! Yes I'll add the white stickers too then. Since we don't see them on the close ups, I wasn't planning to offer them at first. It's a bit harder to measure them as they are only visible in the wide shots. I guess I'll go with 12mm :)
cheers

edit:
the best references we have for the white dot is this crop:
white dots.jpg

measuring from that gives something closer to 13mm but that is not as accurate as I can claim for the red stickers where we have much higher resolution images.
 
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Milstang

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Hello there,

I have been working on a little side run at the same time as the Padme's blasters :)

I'm going to offer new kits to assemble your Paterson Trident viewers to create the detention center cameras.
I already have a few kits ready but am still waiting for small spacers and the long and thin aluminium rods due to shipment delays. This will be a quick turnaround though and the first kits will be put for sale on my website around mid June or early June if I'm a bit more lucky with my supply :)

I'm starting this thread to get an idea of interest to know how many more kits to assemble for you guys.

I'm going to offer two options,

1 - Screen accurate 8mm wood plate (MDF) : 110€ + shipping

2 - Idealized 4mm aluminium plate : 135€ + shipping

What is included in the kits:

- your choice of wood or aluminium plate (plates are drilled for 100x100mm vesa mounts. the mounts holes are a bit offseted to the top of the plate like seen in the movie)
- two already assembled aluminium antennas (press fitted parts one by one on my lathe), no assembly or glue required here :)
- 2 M5 screws to attach the antennas to the plates
- 12 red stickers, just so you get some spare ;-)
- 24 screws to attach the viewers
- 24 plastic spacers if you want to attach the viewers without filing the bottoms.
- 2 spacers for the antennas if you choose to use the plastic spacers for the viewers.
- small template to position the holes on the viewers

The kits will be provided with spacers that you can choose to use or not. You can choose to file the closing tabs of the Viewers, probably like they did for the movie seing how close the viewers are to the wood plate and the visible blue tape on some viewers. The wood plates will have a round cavity under each viewer to accommodate the closing tab that way you can have a screen accurate spacing and not have to file the tabs.

I tried to go as far as possible in the accuracy and details of the kit. The details and measurements are based on references of the real found parts as well as stills from the movie. I have included cool small details never seen before for that replica prop, for instance the small hole that is threaded just like on the real Michell part, the two additional small holes on the long and thin Michell part, the very small bevels on the parts.

Here is a persp match screen cap with a 3D model I did for measurements of the back plate:
View attachment 1462567

I found people saying online that the red stickers were 0.75" (19mm), they are actually 16mm wide based on that 3D match if people want to know for their current replica :)

As always with my props, no sub-contracting to China, everything is handmade with a lot of passion and care by me in the south of France :)
here is for instance the positioning of the holes one by one with my super precise small Proxxon mill :)
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here are a few photos of both kits options,
As mentioned before, I'm waiting for the spacers for the viewers as well as the thin aluminium rods. I placed one aluminium rod on the photo, there will be 2 per kits of course :) screws are not necessarily the final ones too, I'll assemble one and make sure of the best screws for the kit.
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close up on the cool little details, threaded small hole, two small additional holes on the thin part, small bevels... The thin antenna goes into the larger hole that is not threaded. The parts are accurate to the real found part, they are not mirrored like the previous offering that was available a while ago :)
View attachment 1462571

kits will be available to purchase on my website as usual. The website and payment are perfectly secured and all payment are handled by paypal. The website is easy to use and shipping cost is calculated automatically after you create your account and enter your address. By default it will show shipping costs for France, don't get fooled by that ;-)

I'll update the thread when the kits are up and ready :)

thank you for reading me, please don't hesitate to post your interest and specify which version you would like so I can adjust my numbers and prepare enough kits for everyone :)

I hope I didn't forget anything, as usual, I'm happy to answer any question or discuss any detail with you by PM or by mail, contact@supergreenprops.com

cheers
Interested as well in one!
 

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eethan

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Hello there, thank you very much for your interest so far. keep it coming so I can order the materials quickly :)
I announced the turnaround would be quick but didn't really consider the time it takes to gather the interest then order the aluminium plates, so I guess mid June will be tight. I guess I'll let the interest run for a few more days, then order roughly the number of plates that are requested so far to avoid too much delay.

I did a quick test today of something a bit cool I think and I think I can offer it as well if there is interest for it: the led bezels in polished aluminium. This is a test and the proportions are wrong as I didn't have a correct size round blank in hand, but this gives a good idea of what can be done and I think it works nicelly!
regarding the transparent domes themselves, I have no immediate solution though. my best Idea is 3D printed resin but I can't do it right away.
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cheers
 

OlivierC

Well-Known Member
regarding the transparent domes themselves, I have no immediate solution though. my best Idea is 3D printed resin but I can't do it right away.
Easier and faster would be to create a master (3D print, carved wood, metal...), mold it with silicon, and cast it with tinted clear resin. Once the mold is made, casting only takes a few minute. The only difficulty with clear resin is to avoid bubbles. You can use a pressure pot or use a blowtorch to get rid of them.

Another solution is vacuum forming
 
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eethan

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Easier and faster would be to create a master (3D print, carved wood, metal...), mold it with silicon, and cast it with tinted clear resin. Once the mold is made, casting only takes a few minute. The only difficulty with clear resin is to avoid bubbles. You can use a pressure pot or use a blowtorch to get rid of them.

Another solution is vacuum forming
Hey Olivier, yes of course, but I don't have any casting equipment or experience and this is not something i'm planning to do for now, I have already so many things going on :) But I'll be thinking of a solution, this is just not something I'll be offering right away.
 

eethan

Sr Member
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Hello there,

so, here is how the final wood plate will look on each side with the cavities to accomodate the viewers closing snaps without having to file them. the cavities are of course not visible when the viewers are on top of the plate:
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you'll notice that in the end, it's not just a round cavity, the small square rout is to acomodate for the difference present in the rare all light blue variation of the viewer:
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With that plate, no need for any spacer and no need for any filing on the viewers, just screw them on the plate and you get a screen accurate result and spacing. here is a mockup of a set of cameras still without the thin aluminium rods as i'm still waiting for those to be delivered:
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I hope you like it :)
 

chalback

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O man this looks amazing i can't wait i have had all the cameras sitting in a box dying to do the build but never felt i could tackle the back plate. Thanks eethan for doing this. Also i was jut wondering are you planning on doing any trims for around the camera lens?
 

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