Glowing Sting FX Collectible Lord of the Rings Sword

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  1. Cptnchaos

    Cptnchaos Well-Known Member

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    Glowing Sting FX Collectible Lord of the Rings Sword


    Can someone please tell me WHAT PLASTIC was used to make this prop light up like this??? I am trying to make a similar weapon glow and was hoping someone could help sehd some light (he he) on this topic for me.

    Thanks.

    Damian
     
  2. propmaster2000

    propmaster2000 Sr Member

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    This description was cut and pasted from the web sight, maybe this will help:

    *The Sting sword blade has a brushed metal finish with a trans-reflective silver coating that looks like metal when it is not activated.

    *The core of the permanently attached polycarbonate blade glows brightly when activated with the flick of a switch.
     
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  3. hansicle

    hansicle Sr Member

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    Basically, it's a plastic blade that is seperated into 2 halves. The inside of those 2 halves has a semitransparent mirror coating applied to it. In the center, between the 2 halves of the blade, is a piece of light sheet, similar to the material used to illuminate watch faces. When you power the thing up, the light sheet in the center glows and shines through the mirror coating of the plastic blade. When the light is off, all you see is the "brushed" mirror coating of the blade, and it looks like it's metal.
     
  4. Cptnchaos

    Cptnchaos Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hansicle @ May 6 2006, 04:41 AM) [snapback]1239312[/snapback]</div>

    Hmmm sounds like it would be really hard for me to duplicate this process for a larger weapon. Thanks for the insight into the magic of props..

    Thanks.

    Damian
     
  5. builditimust

    builditimust New Member

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    The question is not how is it made, the question is how do you find an ork to activate it?

    BC
     
  6. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(builditimust @ Jul 23 2006, 04:20 PM) [snapback]1286192[/snapback]</div>
    There's a little switch on the side of the hilt. When you turn it on, it summons an orc from.. well, I never really thought about where the orc comes from.. too disturbing. Anyway, the orc shows up, and the blade glows. Not really sure where the orc goes, since I've never actually seen it. Then again, most of the time I have the sword out it's dark, and I wouldn't really be able to see him anyway. When you turn the switch off, it sends the orc back to the ether or wherever.

    Kind of neat, really.. that MR was able to fit a generator for a trans-dimentional gateway into something so small. Or so cheap.
     
  7. buckettt

    buckettt Well-Known Member

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    A little off topic.. but I bought one of those stingers about a year ago when they were selling for 20 bucks....money well spent.. its a great piece...looks, feels, and sounds awsome....
     
  8. bleyd

    bleyd Sr Member

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    And here I was doing chats and rituals to bring me an orc when I could have just bought one of these swords and save me the headache. You know how hard it is to find a treant to sacrifice these days, humph.
     
  9. clownluv15

    clownluv15 Well-Known Member

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    lol,now where can i buy one of these?
     
  10. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(clownluv15 @ Jul 23 2006, 07:30 PM) [snapback]1286386[/snapback]</div>

    Check Ebay... you can still get 'em for $20 or so.
     
  11. JunkSabers1138

    JunkSabers1138 Sr Member

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    As cool as this thing looks, I'm still going to pass on it. I know y'all like it and I respect your interests, but I myself am a BIG sword man :D . Narsil/Anduril, Glamdring, Strider's sword, flamberges, zweihanders, Orius's swords, General Ottman's sword, William Wallace's sword (both real and movie versions), all make me drool like a starving person seeing an all-you-can-eat buffet :lol .
     
  12. Smiling Demon

    Smiling Demon Sr Member

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    I bought the last 2 the the Toys-R-Us had here. I got mine for the $14.99 price after seeing a thread here quoting the said stores price. I rushed over and grabbed them.
    I love the swords. They look very good sitting on the shelf behind glass and look really cool when switched on, yeah baby.. :)
     
  13. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Jedi2016 @ Jul 23 2006, 11:08 PM) [snapback]1286252[/snapback]</div>
    There's a little switch on the side of the hilt. When you turn it on, it summons an orc from.. well, I never really thought about where the orc comes from.. too disturbing. Anyway, the orc shows up, and the blade glows. Not really sure where the orc goes, since I've never actually seen it. Then again, most of the time I have the sword out it's dark, and I wouldn't really be able to see him anyway. When you turn the switch off, it sends the orc back to the ether or wherever.

    Kind of neat, really.. that MR was able to fit a generator for a trans-dimentional gateway into something so small. Or so cheap.
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    I agree, it's the simple touches like the mini trans-dimentional gateway in the sword that keeps me coming back to MR.
     
  14. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    If you can believe it, the Toys-R-Us price actually went all the way down to $7.99 (I picked up 2 of them at that price).
     
  15. SurferGeek

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Montagar @ Jul 25 2006, 07:23 AM) [snapback]1287362[/snapback]</div>

    Heck... for that price you could rip out the lightsheet and the power converter and use in some other replica or model.

    :lol
     
  16. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    <div class='quotetop'>(SurferGeek @ Jul 25 2006, 10:52 AM) [snapback]1287431[/snapback]</div>

    Heck... for that price you could rip out the lightsheet and the power converter and use in some other replica or model.

    :lol
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    When I saw that the price had dropped that low my first thought was... what was the per piece price that MR sold them to TRU for? When MR said that they had cleared out their inventory on this item, they were not kidding. :)
     
  17. MasterWolverine

    MasterWolverine New Member

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    had one of these and the local orc broke it so now after another :p
     

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