Honey, I Shrunk the Kids mini ray

whoami11

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I haven't posted in a while because I haven't built anything. I blew out my knee so I've had time on my hands. This project is probably the first prop I ever wanted to build. As a kid, seeing Nick with his mini shrink ray made me think I could build one myself. This project is 100% kit bashed. No money was spent on this project. Everything was found around the house. I say that because this project is not true to form. It is a blend of the real and mini shrink ray. Feedback and tips are much appreciated!


It started with this picture I found online...
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With a couple of screen grabs and some artwork I found online, I was able to start building the base...
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whoami11

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Once the base was sturdy, I was able to start construction on the top; electronics and all.
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And the finished product...
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If anyone is curious about any of the parts, I used, let me know! I know where most of it came from!

-Ryan
 

Funky

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That is pretty damn cool! The fact that you made it out of what you already had on hand is incredible.
 

ultraman

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i agree with funky jedi......making props with what you got take more thought and imagination!
awesome mini prop!
well done indeed!
 
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joberg

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"I blew out my knee, so I've had time on my hands" quote is very funny:D (maybe that's just me). Very good build/prop btw. Love it when someone recycle and re-use stuff !
 

whoami11

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Thanks guy! It means a lot coming from talented makers like you! I still have some work to do on it. Ultimately, I want to make the machine go up and down and rotate like the big machine. Plus a working laser and more greebles. BTW, this was built on a folding dinner tray (I just moved and my workbench and hobby stuff is still in boxes). Again, thanks for the encouragement!
 

whoami11

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I made a few changes to my mini shrink ray. Still 100% kit bashed and cost free, but added a few greebles and changed the emitter. I wanted to give it a more authentic look while still building it from materials I've found around the garage.
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I need a new computer, so I apologize for the sideways pics!
 

whoami11

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Thanks again everyone! I have virtually no skills when it comes to prop builds. I do plan on putting a real working laser on it. If anyone wants to build their own mini shrink ray, pm me; I have extra parts. This was a childhood dream of mine and I'd pass on what I have to anyone who shares that same dream. Plus, I'd like to see what someone else comes up with!

Ryan
 
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