Back to the Future Hoverboard

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by MitasTouch, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I watched that episode of indymogul where they make a hoverboard and thought "I could do way better than that" And I did. Here it is. The whole board cost less than $50.

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    I got two big sheets of foam board and cut out 4 boards to glue together. The board measure 28x8. And the board is about an inch thick.

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    This are templates for the bottom that I printed out from the pepakura hoverboard.

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    I got the graphics printed at a Kinkos.

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    The bottom details are made from cardboard. I used the templates I mentioned earlier.

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    The pink that I sprayed before was too dark, so I got some acrylic paint and went around the trim.

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    I even got some reflective tape to go around the outside of the board.
     
  2. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I still need to make the footpad and a few details on the bottom, but I can still say that this is better than indymogul's. And I used fabric from a Michaels craft store to do the velcro parts. I couldn't find any velcro of the color I needed.
     
  3. deathglitch

    deathglitch New Member

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    Yeah! Totally awesome...
    I love it!
     
  4. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    awesome work, heres my work progress from the uk:

    im currently doing the same, but mine im making from 10mm foamex - to keep the weight down, i also used the pep files, made some foamex templates and i have built the relevent bottom board parts - i intend to cast those parts as i need to make enough for the 5 boards im doing

    my foamex boards jigsawed:
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    here are my 5 boards in the 10mm with the painted edges and decals applied:
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    and the foamex sections i used from the pep files
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    after milliput and primer i have these:
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  5. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's really great work! Your graphics look really professional. Same for the bottom details.
     
  6. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    im blessed where i work as i have full access to a digital solvent printer thats over a metre wide. and as there printed onto 7 year life vinyl with an overlaminate the results are perfect. its just a big one peice sticker that is produced
     
  7. Tobot

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    These are really nice mate, definitely going to have a go at these
     
  8. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  9. Rob Prop

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    Looks Asome :love
     
  10. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe somewhere down the line I will try to make a really accurate hero board.
     
  11. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work.
     
  12. Roostie

    Roostie New Member

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    Some good accurate work there buddy....
     
  13. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks :)
     
  14. MAKE BELIEVE

    MAKE BELIEVE Sr Member

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    Very good job :thumbsup! where did get all the decals from?
     
  15. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He said he has access to a digital solvent printer.
     
  16. WicKeDM6

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    I made a board and hated how it looked, was too thick, the strap sucked and the colors were off

    Ripped it up and started fresh, just finished the new one

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    It's got all the Velcro bits like it should, a decent strap and the size is pretty good, still not totally content with the boards color so will probably make a 3rd board and try to perfect on it....... Still needs lenticular side tape and the magnets on the bottom

    I had to make it cos the seller of bttf123 Hoverboards on eBay refuses to ship me a board to Australia lol

    Plus I'm obviously preparing for when I get my jacket :)
     
  17. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's really good. It amazes me that people can make more accurate boards in their homes with only pictures and dimensions than mattel can with the actual boards given to them. And I think the back of your board is a little too round. Also is that real lenticular? If it is where did you get it?
     
  18. WicKeDM6

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    Yeah the curved back is another thing I'm unhappy with lol

    It's not lenticular at all, just Roland's designs printed onto premium photo paper

    I'm really struggling to find the correct pink for the board
     
  19. MitasTouch

    MitasTouch Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    For mine I just went to my local craft store and bought some hot pink paint.You can usually get little tubes for really cheap.
     
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  20. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Did you use two velcro strips instead of fur for the strap?
     
  21. WicKeDM6

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    I know it's supposed to be fur lol

    I did use 2 Velcro strips (the fuzzy part) just cos the fur I bought was crap lol

    With the fuzzy Velcro pieces, it looks good tho.... Just sayin :love
     
  22. casperdj777

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    RISINGSUN_HOVERBOARD_HERO_SONNYTIENNGUYEN_670.png ODDMANOUT_HOVERBOARD_HERO_SONNYTIENNGUYEN_670.png NOTECH_HOVERBOARD_HERO_SONNYTIENNGUYEN_670.png Complete_Gang_65c3668d-2255-423c-9662-f19439ffb626_1024x1024.png looking for the decals of these.
     

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