Firefly Prop cup

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by TimDrakeRobin, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. TimDrakeRobin

    TimDrakeRobin Sr Member

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    I noticed that in the episode "The Train Job" the cup Mal is drinking from in the bar is nothing more that a typical water bottel cut in half. probably used it a mold cause it looked i purty sturdy.
    Check it out, see if you agree.
     
  2. Mantroon

    Mantroon New Member

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    After looking back over the episode, your right probably a water bottle sliced in half. Those things are prudy sturdy.

    When i get some free time, i am sorely tempted to have a bash at the mudders cups and bottles. The perfect container for the Mudders Milk recipe that was on the Serenity site.

    :)

    Stya Shiny
     
  3. TimDrakeRobin

    TimDrakeRobin Sr Member

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    haha. yea. I didnt know there was a recipe on the site lol.
     
  4. jason1976

    jason1976 Sr Member

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    What brand of water bottle was it, I've looked at my DVD a bunch of times, and I see that it's clearly a cut down water bottle, but I've looked at a lot of different brands of bottled water, and haven't found a prefect match.

    Jason
     
  5. moviebuff5

    moviebuff5 Well-Known Member

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    I have an Arrowhead bottle that is close, but it has five sections rather than six before the indent.
     
  6. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    [​IMG]

    I made mine from a Zepherhills bottle.

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    Looks pretty close if you ask me. It's even got the proper indention on the bottom
     
  7. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Where might one find one of these Zepherhills bottles?
     
  8. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    I got mine at a gas station. Dunno if it's a southern brand or not. I forget how many ounces this bottle was but it's the one with the sports bottle top.
     
  9. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    can you get more? I am in Canada so finding a substitute might be hard.
     
  10. Paradox

    Paradox Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: The link below may not be the correct item.
    The Bottled Water Store sells it. They take PayPal and major credit cards. They also ship worldwide.

    Hope this helps.

    -G
     
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  11. glim999

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    That site might send you the wrong bottles. The only Zepherhills bottle that looks right is the sports bottle. The smaller and larger bottles don't have the ribbing. They have an embosed "splash" instead. I'll see if I can pick up a bottle tomorrow and post more info/pics
     
  12. Paradox

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    Oh good to know, I made an edit/note to my post just in case.

    -G
     
  13. glim999

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    Here it is.

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    This is the one I used to make my cup. It's a 24oz Zephyrhills "Sportpack" bottle. I must have looked at 20 different brands today. This is the only one that I could find that looked right. There're others with ribbing but they don't match the screen caps at all.
     
  14. ImprisonedFett

    ImprisonedFett New Member

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    I'm looking at a 24oz Zephyrhills sport bottle right now. It looks close but IMHO is not the right one. There are 6 indents on the Zephyrhills bottle and the bottom does not look like the bottom in the screen grab. The bottom has 5 indents going towards the center but the very center has a circle the diameter of someone's pointer finger. In the screen grab it looks like the indents or lines at the bottom go almost all the way in to center. Also the bottom of the screen grab appears to have the indents attach to a circle in the middle whereas the sport cap indents have a space before the circle and do not meet.
     
  15. glim999

    glim999 Sr Member

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    Yeah, it's not a perfect match (it looks just a little bit too short to me) but it's pretty dang close the closest I've been able to find so far :)

    I don't get what you're saying about the indentations though. I'm counting six on my bottle and six in the screencap. So five "ribs" between the bottom section and the flared section that becomes the lip of the cup.
     
  16. ImprisonedFett

    ImprisonedFett New Member

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    I got what your saying. In that pic of looking at it from the front there seems to be either a code, stamp, or indentation on the front there. My bottle has the same thing. Mine says ZE0611051742L9 and below it 3ESTBY06/2007. That last part seems to be the expiration date, but perhaps the first is the bottle type? It feels almost embossed into the plastic to me.
     
  17. glim999

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    Yeah, mine has
    ZE1105050138L9
    BESTBY11/2007
    etched into it

    I'm thinking that the number must be a batch number or something
     
  18. ImprisonedFett

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    I think with the exception of the bottom and maybe diameter, that the Zephyrhills Sport Bottle is really close.
     
  19. jason1976

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    Nestles, and Ice Mountain, 1 PT bottles are close, but they only have five rings, bands, whatever, before the big indentation. I cut don't one of the Nestle bottles, just for fun, and the size looks really good. I really like that Zepherhills bottle, but it looks a little fat to me.

    On a side not, I'm visually impaired, so I have to get very close to see things, or use my hands if I can. So, I spent some time at Meijers, feeling the water bottles, and looking at them very closely. I got a lot of really strange looks. :lol I think, if I had spent any more time on it, they may have called sacuratly.:lol

    Jason
     
  20. propmaster2000

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    Here is another screen grab of the cup:

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  21. dr_slurpee

    dr_slurpee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Has anyone found a bottle that is more accurate? I'd be happy to just get one of the not as accurate ones if anyone wants to ship me one to Canada. :)
     
  22. dkwd

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    dr_slurpee - I did some looking around up here in Winnipeg. If you go to Supervalu, the President's Choice Natural Spring Water 500ml look pretty close. They have the right bottom and most of the ridges look right - flat as opposed to wavy. They don't have the wider spacing near the top though.

    But, for $3 for 12, they are close enough for me. For now.

    David
     
  23. dkwd

    dkwd Well-Known Member

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    This is as close as I could find - 5 bottom indentations, plus circle.

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    Flat ridges - with no extra wide center gap.

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    It'll do for me - for now.

    David

    Thanks - WC.
     

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