Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast housing

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  1. zenix

    zenix Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jedi Knight is special to me. Everyone loved the game, but it is because of this game that I am where I am today. It shifted the direction of my life because I learned 3D modeling for this game to make add-on levels. I created several multiplayer maps in the mid 90s, and eventually went on to focus on digital fabrication using the skills I first learned for these. I've been on a kick lately, making the other data storage devices from Star Wars, including the aluminum/gold plated Death Star Plans Data Card, the metal Map to Luke Skywalker device from TFA, and I've made holocrons in the past. I really want to do this prop justice, and make a holodisc where the wheel is real metal, and the housing is cold-cast bronze or something similar.
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    As a placeholder, I've made this quick prototype just to have something to work from. This is not what the final piece will look like. This is just painted plastic. The real one will have a stainless steel disc, and a much nicer bronze cold-cast housing, better details too, and the disc will spin. I also intend for this replica to actually function, and when you place it near a phone, it'll load the scene from Jedi Knight where Morgan Katarn tells kyle about Master Qu Rahn's light saber and the Valley of the Jedi. Again, here's the prototype non-accurate non-production stand-in prop:

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    Again, the above images are the prototype, and not what it will look like during production. You can follow along this thread to watch the progress of the build. In the 5th pic above, you can see a stainless steel piece I make for Han in Carbonite greeblies. The disc for the holodisc will be made from that same type of metal.

    A neat thing about this project... I reached out to Jason Court, the actor who played Kyle Katarn in the cut-scenes, and asked if he'd like one. He's thrilled about it and will add it to his collection in the near future.
     
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  2. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Re: Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast hou

    I've had this on my list since the game came out, but never got around to it. I can't wait to see yours.
     
  3. zenix

    zenix Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast hou

    Ya, it seems to have almost happened a few times but I'm just committing to doing it so it will.

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  4. Contec

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    Re: Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast hou

    I made one of those more than 10 years ago, Made it from plastic.


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  5. zenix

    zenix Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast hou

    Nice!

    I'm etching the disc now from .8mm stainless steel.
     
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    Re: Jedi Knight holodisc build -functioning prop, stainless steel disc, cold cast hou

    This would go really well with the Katarn saber run I'm working on right now. I'll be watching this one to see how it turns out.
     
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