Domed tip on Luke's ANH droid caller

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by kurtyboy, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Okay, I'm gearing up to finish my lifesize Luke ANH display. I'd really like to add this detail to the droid caller.

    Was it ever identified positively? Surely its a found part. If it hasn't been identified then what's out there which would make a second best substitute for the real thing?

    Thanks guys :)
     
  2. bobasfett

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    Not sure if its been ID'd yet, but I would like to know as well.
     
  3. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I used a section of an ice cream scoop filed down until the diameter fit the top:

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    Mark
     
  4. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well that's one I would never have thought of. :lol

    Looks pretty good though.

    <div class='quotetop'>(Bradleyfett @ Jun 30 2006, 04:14 PM) [snapback]1271509[/snapback]</div>
     
  5. Bradleyfett

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    <div class='quotetop'>(kurtyboy @ Jun 30 2006, 04:17 PM) [snapback]1271513[/snapback]</div>
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    Unofrtunatly, I can't remember which size I used- there are several sizes available. Just remember that the dome is more pronounced than you migh think- in fact, mine could stand to be a little taller (using a section of a smaller diameter scoop). Certainly use a diameter smaller than the ones folks were using to make themal detonators a few years ago.

    Mark
     
  6. Macklin

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    If I'm not mistaken, the original had a small hole in the top. 1/8" or 5/16", I think.
     
  7. Bradleyfett

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Macklin @ Jun 30 2006, 08:06 PM) [snapback]1271693[/snapback]</div>
    I read that too, but I can't find any evidence of it by watching the movie on DVD- I can't see a hole in Luke's caller or the Jawas's caller (the other one with the domed top). I'd love to be able to put the hole in mine though, as I have a buzzer in mine that needs a was for more sound to get out.

    Mark
     
  8. Darthmagpie

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    Wasn't there some speculation that it was a bell, "ring bell for service" style, top?
     
  9. Bradleyfett

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darthmagpie @ Jul 1 2006, 01:36 PM) [snapback]1272055[/snapback]</div>
    That sounds like as good a guess as anything- the shape is so simple, it could be a lot of things. I don't think we'll ever know for sure.

    As far as the hole issue goes- I wonder if lonepigeon/ Chris Trevas could chime in on this one- I'd like to know if he has some picture reference of the hole in the tip.

    Mark
     
  10. Great_Bizarro

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    It always looked to me like one of the metal glides that used to go on furniture legs.
     
  11. lonepigeon

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    I've posted a couple pics of the hole in the past, but I don't have them handy.
    I will have to look for them and likely rescan one of them.
     

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