Defined Green Lantern Comic Rings


Gregatron

Sr Member
Playing around with the V2. Quickly threw together a Dave Gibbons version, with no gem, a straight band, and using the alternate licensing symbol as a basis. Finding that perfect Joe Staton V2 continues to nag at me. Of all the ring designs, that one seems most difficult to get correct, proportionately, at least when using the primary licensing symbol.

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Gregatron

Sr Member
Been rethinking and tweaking the V2 and V3. Smaller and sleeker is the way to go, I think. The inherent problems with the V3 are getting the overall shape and height right so that the walls aren’t too thin to accommodate the finger hole and gem hole. With the V2, the trick is getting the “V” band’s profile well-proportioned, so that it doesn’t look top-heavy, AND without making the symbol-piece too small.

After lots of tweaking, I have two new versions. The symbols and gems on both the V2 and V3 are identical, and the symbols are both about 24.5mm long.

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And here’s the old V3 (left) compared to the new (right). Subtle tweaks in size and shape.

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Gregatron

Sr Member
Been working and reworking the V3. Here’s the latest iteration. My main concerns have been the curvature of the sides in front view, and having some added thickness between the finger-hole and the top/symbol face.

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Gregatron

Sr Member
On a related note, the 2011 movie ring—based on the V3, of course—has straight, sloping sides which transition from the face/symbol into the lower band, and the face of the ring is surprisingly high-profile and thick. Probably somewhere between 5-8mm. Grell’s comic design, on the other hand, usually (but not always) had curved sides, and (usually) a relatively thin face and lower profile.

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Gregatron

Sr Member
Converted the current iterations to STLs to get a better look at them, without all the construction lines. Yeah, I’m really liking where this is going. As this thread has shown in obsessive detail, it’s been a real process to find that proper mix of size/proportions/aesthetics.

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JPH

Sr Member
I was waiting for someone to comment about the movie ring.

Greatest/Worst/Only Live action Green Lantern movie I am aware of.
 

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Gregatron

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The movie ring is outside the scope of this project, but I do certainly find it interesting. The Ring Foundry recently did a small run of accurate, high-end replicas.




The image I posted upthread is of the hero prop still owned by Ryan Reynolds.

While the movie itself was a crushing disappointment, I do find the ring design interesting, with the metal/resin construction, the lens design/metal bezel around the gem, and the weathering/chipping (which, on the one hand, makes sense if the rings are passed down again and again, but, on the other, also seems incongruous with the super-science of the Guardians). Still surprised they strayed from the comic design by having a steel-colored band rather than an entirely green ring. I was also surprised that they went with a variant of the Grell/V3 look, since it’s the least-prominent of the main designs from the comics.
 

JPH

Sr Member
The movie ring is outside the scope of this project, but I do certainly find it interesting. The Ring Foundry recently did a small run of accurate, high-end replicas.




The image I posted upthread is of the hero prop still owned by Ryan Reynolds.

While the movie itself was a crushing disappointment, I do find the ring design interesting, with the metal/resin construction, the lens design/metal bezel around the gem, and the weathering/chipping (which, on the one hand, makes sense if the rings are passed down again and again, but, on the other, also seems incongruous with the super-science of the Guardians). Still surprised they strayed from the comic design by having a steel-colored band rather than an entirely green ring. I was also surprised that they went with a variant of the Grell/V3 look, since it’s the least-prominent of the main designs from the comics.
Well, let me know if you'd like any specific camera angled shots. ;)
 

Gregatron

Sr Member
Still tweaking the V3. It’s a tricky balance in terms of finding the right amount of curvature for the sides, the right wall thickness, and the right height between the finger-hole and the top/face/symbol.

Old on left, new on right.

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