Futurama Doomsday Device

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by JeffJenkins, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. JeffJenkins

    JeffJenkins New Member

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    This is my first post, so I apologize if I do something wrong, I'm not sure if this should go here or general modeling

    This is the doomsday device from the Futurama episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'" the one that implodes all those chronitons. The sphere and spires are solid anodized aluminum and the face plate and little ball things are brass. The one in the show is about the size of a basketball, this is closer to a baseball, so about 1/3 scale.

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    I don't have a build log or much in the way of progress shots, but I can share an anecdote. I was able to find an aluminum sphere that was the right size online, so I thought it would be fairly easy to do, but this is what i got sent:
    There was some obvious pitting but it looked like I'd be able to hide the worst of it in the areas I was going to machine. I didn't realize how extensive the pitting was until after I was finished machining and I tried to polish it.
    I finally gave up on it when I tried to anodize it and a big dark splotch showed up on the front.
    I didn't want to get burned buying another sphere so I got a cylinder and turned that into a sphere, which took a while since I don't have access to a lathe.
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  2. EmmaInCandyland

    EmmaInCandyland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks awesome o_o
  3. LTsmash1200

    LTsmash1200 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. davidnagel

    davidnagel Well-Known Member

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    *, thats awesome!!

    Now I want to make one, cursed RPF community, making me want to do stuff that I can't afford/find time for/fit in my house
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  5. nickc

    nickc Active Member

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    Very cool. Nice touch with the red button.
  6. JeffJenkins

    JeffJenkins New Member

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    Thanks everyone!
  7. TheSt.LouisKid

    TheSt.LouisKid Sr Member

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    Very nice! I have wanted to do Benders camera for years.

    DARKVIEW Sr Member

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    Great, love the show, you ever thought about doing the ship!!!
  9. JeffJenkins

    JeffJenkins New Member

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    That'd be awesome, you could make it say "Neat!" when you press the button
  10. JeffJenkins

    JeffJenkins New Member

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    I have thought about it, but that'd be tough. The next Futurama thing I'm thinking about doing is a bust of Clamps.
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