Found: River's goggles [Serenity]

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Mugzy, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. Mugzy

    Mugzy New Member

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    My first post.. Hope its useful to someone out there :D

    If not exact, these are VERY close. I will post detailed photos once I get them in.

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    Here are the real goggles:
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    Already ordered mine, so feel free to buy them out :)

    Mugzy
     
  2. OhioAstromech

    OhioAstromech Well-Known Member

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    Great find Mugzy.
    I may have to pick up a pair for my Daughter.
     
  3. donsolo

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    The only thing that looks different from those pictures is the ends of the straps. The prop has pill shaped ends, while the ones from the surplus store have box shaped ends. But everything else looks accurate. I think that part could be modified to look right though.

    Great find, can't wait to see the detail shots. :thumbsup
     
  4. donsolo

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    I just did a little bit of searching today, and came across these:
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    and as you can see, the ends are the same as the googles in the prop store...
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    it just needs the text removed. I went ahead and bought a pair of those for about the same price, so I'll probably have to clean them up a little but the details should match.
     
  5. Mugzy

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    Yea, I saw that pair on ebay.

    The thing I thought looked different is the way the rubber is molded at the top. The original one looks flatter across the top then the one on ebay.

    Also, the original seems to have a chrome trim around the eyes the one on ebay does not.

    Those are the two features I noticed about the one I ordered. Guess we will compare detail photos when we get them :)

    And, I just noticed that the original has thiner buckles then both of them :cry
     
  6. donsolo

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    The slightly different shape looks like it's the perspective... and the eBay ones do have the metal rings around the lenses, you just gotta look closer. But the buckles are definatly smaller. I'll have to solve that with a dremmel I guess. :angry
     
  7. Andy Kernow

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    Good call, Mugzy.
    I went for the ebay goggles, too - easy enough to change a pair of buckles, (in theory.)

    Andy
     
  8. OhioAstromech

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    Ok, I got my River Goggles today and they are perfect in my eyes.
    My question is how do you get rid of the Military Surplus Rubber Smell?
     
  9. Andy Kernow

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    As I recall from my Air Force days, the fastest way was to replace it with the smell of CS gas & decontam powder :cry :eek: :cry
     
  10. Great_Bizarro

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    <div class='quotetop'>(OhioAstromech @ Jul 13 2006, 09:00 PM) [snapback]1280365[/snapback]</div>
    There is always the old tomato juice, works on skunks, might work on the rubber. If you wash it with dish detergent then follow with a rubber treatment like used on tires it should help. Might try it on the strap 1st just to make sure nothing attacks the rubber itself.
     
  11. Ghadrack

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    Polishing them up with some armor all or armor all ultra shine, depending on how you want then to look (Check the label, no petroleum products, silicone based = no damage) will clean them up and remove a tad of the smell, rubber smells like rubber though, it is kind of hard to mask or remove. Polishes or cleaners will mute the smell somewhat but not remove it.
     
  12. donsolo

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    Cool, when can we see some detail shots of it? How do the buckles look btw?
     
  13. OhioAstromech

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    Here is a photo of the goggles and a close up of the strap and buckle.

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    Scot
     
  14. donsolo

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    ooo... very nice. Those buckles and strap could use some trimming, but other then that I'd say it's spot on.

    Shiney.
     
  15. OhioAstromech

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    Yeah, And if you are not careful they will suck your eyeballs out.
     
  16. donsolo

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    :eek good tip. lol
     
  17. Mugzy

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    So.. Who is going to offer custom buckles for our goggles? :)
     
  18. donsolo

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    Well, the buckles on the two found items were either cut or punched from sheetmetal... but the screen used apears to be bent wire. So I've got three things I want to try...
    1- get some wire of the right guage and try bending one from scratch
    2- trace it at 1:1 and laser cut a couple with the tab removed
    3- take a dremel to the existing one and hope for the best

    I'll also be keeping an eye out for the right type up buckles... but I don't really know where to search outside leathershops or fabric/craft stores.
     
  19. OhioAstromech

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    All they did was cut down the tab on the same set I have and grind down the buckle.
     
  20. Nexus6

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    <div class='quotetop'>(OhioAstromech @ Jul 15 2006, 02:14 PM) [snapback]1281404[/snapback]</div>
    ^THIS^ is what I was gonna try on mine.

    Confidence is high, I repeat, confidence IS high. Over.
     
  21. Nexus6

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    Got my goggles, & lo & behold, the strap was the screen-accurate one (with the oval-shaped tabs). BUT, it also had the white stenciled writing on the rubber (on the forehead area). Seeing this gave me a burst of energy, so I dismantled them, cleaned off the writing, & washed each piece separately. Then I took my Dremel to the buckles, & re-assembled all the pieces.

    I am currently happier than a pig in gos se:

    <div align="CENTER">-: SCREEN-USED :-
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    -: MINE :-
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    :love :love :love :love :love</div>
     
  22. OhioAstromech

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    Looks good Nexus6.
    That is what I will be doing to mine but I will have to cut my tabs down.

    Scot
     
  23. jason1976

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    Re: Found: River's goggles [Serenity]

    Very nice work gang.
     
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  24. jason1976

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    Oh, and I think they were made by "AUER". that info has not helped me find a pair "in stock" anywhere, but it has taken me to a lot of listings that are "out of stock".
     

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