Custom Luke style Macrobinoculars

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Dann

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Howdy folks!

So, I cobbled together some Luke style Macros.

I hope you like them! They're for sale in the junkyard, to help pay for my kitty cat's surgery.

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Dann

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Okay, so the last ones, the ones above, recently sold in the junkyard!

Therefore, I'm working on yet another set of Macrobinoculars in the same style and feel, but not all the same parts.

Here's my progress, so far...












What do y'all think? I kinda liked the lenses on my last set a bit more, mostly because these have the shutter button attached to them. In order to remove that whole assembly, I'd have to break out the dremel and do some cutting.

I do realize that these are one of the lenses for the Luke Stunt Macros, so I'm hesitant to chop the shutter button assembly off.

What are y'alls opinions?
 

PoopaPapaPalps

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I think they both look great! If they're built in the style of Luke's binoculars, and not his binocs to begin with, so what if they contain some extra bits and bobs? They totally fit with the Star Wars aesthetic, perfectly!

I do think, however, that just having one shutter button would look really good. Two makes it look like eyebrows to me.
 

Dann

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Thanks for the compliments and the input!

I'm really considering chopping one of these things off.

Gonna wait to hear what everyone else thinks.

I could orient one lens differently, though. Lemme snap a shot of that and get back to you...
 

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Here's a few different options as far as lens orientation goes...






Some of these may get in the way if one were wearing it on a belt. Not sure.
 

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PoopaPapaPalps

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The first two are very fitting. Nothing screams Star Wars like asymmetry. Perhaps have one at a 9 o'clock position and one at a 1 o' clock position?
 

Dann

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Okay, so I got these all finished up!










Daylight beauty shots, after a few small tweaks and touch ups!











And I've got some wire running through, in case I can find a cheap EL sheet kit! If anyone has a source for one, please lemme know!

 

Dann

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Yeah, they'll be up in the junkyard soon!

I'm actually googling around looking for an EL sheet kit like the one I put in my Luke Macros, but I'm not seeing any that look the same.

If I find something that'll work, I'll get it and install it, otherwise I'll just be selling them like this.

Although, I'm also trying to get some transparencies from enaswede
 
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Dann

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So, just waiting on some transparencies, then I'll list the Macros in the junkyard. Don't think I'm gonna do the EL sheet on this one. Just don't have the time or the money for that, right now. But whoever buys them will have an easy time doing EL sheet, should they want to!
 

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Dann

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Shoot, that's real nice of you to say, sir! I really hope you're liking them.

I did some extra work on these, that I didn't do on the set you got (I'm sorry, I still worked my butt off on yours, and I'm still so proud of them), it's just all a learning process and new ideas pop up that didn't before. And I still absolutely love the lenses on the ones you bought. I may have to do yet another set using those lenses again!

I'm watching several auctions on eBay at the moment, but I'm so short on cash, I need to be careful!

Thank you again, for the compliments. I am truly humbled.
 

Sym-Cha

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I love these custom macro-binoculars ... if you get that last one to work with moving images projected from the inside ... I'd love to propose and start a trade negotiation ... jedi-style :)

Chaim
 

Dann

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Well, with my bank account in the shape it's in, and with rent coming up, I had to list these in the Junkyard.

I was planning to at least wait until the transparencies arrived. Perhaps they'll get here in time, who knows?

Anyway, tell your friends! I need to make rent this month!! Heheh, heh. Seriously.
 

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I added one more little assembly to the Macros, at the top, in front of the viewfinder, to sorta mimic the assembly on Luke's Macros.







Somebody please buy these, need to pay the rent!!
 

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Howdy folks, continuing my custom Macrobinocular tradition, I've just completed a set of "Stunt-Style" Macros!

Two different lenses for that slightly wonky look, a similar main body, custom acrylic lens plate, reinforced styrene transition box, similar color scheme, etc. I might have gone a touch overboard with the greeblies, but I like 'em.

These will be going to the JY!
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Here's some updated shots of that last set. Added a few more parts. These are still for sale, but I think my junkyard thread fell off the board.
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