Imperial Rank Bars... a found item?

Killdozer

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While scouring a certain online auction site, I stumbled across these items, which looked to me like the Imperial Rank bars, as seen in this photo from the force.net.

Obviously, the blue one more than the green one...

I don't know if these items have been ID'ed before-- anyone got any ideas or inside knowledge?

Let's share. :love

KD
 

Darth Lars

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I heard that they would have been from a television switchboard/mixer console. The same console would have been used in the Death Star superlaser ignition scenes.

For replicas, most people get EAO series 01 covers.
 

the.rebel.agent

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Will try to estimate the dimensions and will post back. Weird that everyone is using those ones If they are not screen accurate to create replicas. If you know what I mean.:$
 

Reactor drone

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Will try to estimate the dimensions and will post back. Weird that everyone is using those ones If they are not screen accurate to create replicas. If you know what I mean.:$
Here's a quick sizing comparison



That's with the bars being 25mm and the switch covers around 19mm(3/4") high and looks about right taking into account the small difference in distance from the camera between the head and chest.
If the covers were 24mm high his head would be 312mm tall and his eyes would be 87mm apart.That size would also make the imperial belts 3" instead of 2".

I'd estimate that the covers should be 19mm x13mm... ish or 3/4" x 1/2"

If anyone has the real dosimeters/code cylinders that would also make a good size comparison.
 
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Reactor drone

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If the blue top is 16mm then 18x24mm is correct,if the main silver body is 16mm then they come out to 12.5 x 16.9mm.

Same proportions for both so they'll look correct regardless of the scale.
 

lonepigeon

Sr Member
If the blue top is 16mm then 18x24mm is correct,if the main silver body is 16mm then they come out to 12.5 x 16.9mm.

Same proportions for both so they'll look correct regardless of the scale.
I agree 18mm x 24mm is too big.
The silver body of the dosimeter is .6 inches (15.24mm).
They are clearly not as wide as a dosimeter.
 

the.rebel.agent

Sr Member
If the blue top is 16mm then 18x24mm is correct,if the main silver body is 16mm then they come out to 12.5 x 16.9mm.

Same proportions for both so they'll look correct regardless of the scale.
Yes, the silver cylinder is about 16mm, I took the measurement with my caliper. Could be 15.97mm cause I did not remove the protective bag:unsure. So, EAO switches are just a good replacement, but not the found item.:cry
 

lonepigeon

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Yes, the silver cylinder is about 16mm, I took the measurement with my caliper. Could be 15.97mm cause I did not remove the protective bag:unsure. So, EAO switches are just a good replacement, but not the found item.:cry
Actually they might be right.
The website says:
"Bezel styles are rectangular 18 × 24 mm"
That's the size of the bezel which is the black frame around the colored lens cover.
So I bet the lens covers are the right size. Either that or there are smaller ones somewhere because they are definitely lens covers.

Anyone have actual lens covers to measure?

PS - The Rebel badges are made from the round ones.
 

the.rebel.agent

Sr Member
I had 3 red of them packaged in a small plactic bag yesterday. Since I did not have my caliper at that time, was not able to measure them. They seem right at first glance, but who knows. A blueprint from AEO could be useful too. Will look for them.
 

the.rebel.agent

Sr Member
If the blue top is 16mm then 18x24mm is correct,if the main silver body is 16mm then they come out to 12.5 x 16.9mm.

Same proportions for both so they'll look correct regardless of the scale.
My estimations are very close to yours. 12.4x16.8mm. Still looking for a decent blueprint from the lenses. I pretty much guess that Chris did that the rectangle lens holder is 18x24mm, not the lens itself.:unsure
 

Treadwell

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Didn't Vince (Corellian Exports) nail this ages ago? Are his badges not accurate?
 
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