Green lense material for TK's?????

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Dark One, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a source for the green lense material used in TK buckets??? I am looking for the stuff similar to what was used in the originals. Green Acetate or something like that. Any help would be great.
     
  2. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    You could try places that specialise in lighting equipment?

    I found some in a shop a while ago that sold disco lighting equipment as well as regular household lighting stuff.


    You could also perhaps try theatre supply places, coloured cellophane is used to tint stage lights (known as 'gels').


    Hope that helps
    Jeremy
     
  3. tk5378

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    National Welders Supply. There's one in almost every city in the US. They sell replacement faceshields, then run about $2 each, and they are great when cut up and glued inside a TD helmet...
     
  4. JoMamma_Smurf

    JoMamma_Smurf Master Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tk5378 @ Apr 20 2006, 12:48 PM) [snapback]1229778[/snapback]</div>

    Thats the way to go..
     
  5. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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  6. KevVader

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    The thin stuff is too thin and transparent for my tastes so I bought a set of green lenses off ebay.....very nice....and they fit my AP lid perfectly....
     
  7. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    At this point I use green welders face-shield material, but my next one will be acetate. Doubling it up (the acetate) seems to make all the difference for the transparency.
     
  8. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you want accuracy then the thin stuff is the way to go.
     
  9. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    I've seen different grades, thicknesses, etc... of this stuff, so the trick is to get the 'right' thin stuff. Or do as Seth suggested and double up.
     

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