LOGAN'S RUN Sandman Gun Reference Photos - Original

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  1. philippes

    philippes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are some photos of an original Logan's Run Sandman gun and follower I'm currently handling for a client. I figured these would be nice for people to add to their archives.

    I believe only 4 hero guns are known to exist, and they're all in private collections:

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    Phil
     
  2. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Holy shizzle!! Those are great pics! Thanks, Phil.

    Wayne

    *runs to grab his resin sandman pistol, visions of modifications dancing in his head*
     
  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool of you Phil!!! I saw Bill Blakes Gun about 2 years after the Movie was released! Next to the TOS Phaser this is one of my all time Favorites!!
     
  4. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Thanks for these Phil.
    That's the TV version flamegun with a movie follower you have there.

    Howard.
     
  5. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Howard wrote:
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    That's the TV version flamegun with a movie follower you have there.
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    Howard, what are the key things to look for to tell the difference?

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  6. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    I know the fin under the barrel was angled on the movie gun and straight with rounded bottom on the TV show [​IMG]
     
  7. Onigiri

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    the changes were
    A. The glow plug switch was moved from the front of the trigger to the grip
    B. The trigger shape was altered
    C. I believe those colored 'dots' in the pics were added for the TV show to indicate 'settings' which the movie version didn't have
     
  8. philippes

    philippes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    16 were originally made for the movie, and 6 of those were brought over to the TV show. This unit is one of the crossover guns.

    Several changes were made for safety's sake. Here they are:

    1. Toggle switch was repositioned
    2. Fin was altered
    3. Metal grips were added (to replace the Bondo ones)

    And for those who haven't already guessed, this is a firing hero.

    Phil
     
  9. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    Philippes, thank you for taking the time to post this important reference, very cool of you!

    Boy that follower brings back memories--I used to hang around Bill Blake at conventions when I was a kid, did the Sandman costume for a few years with a gun I'd scratch-built from plexiglass. Bill, and Faye Metz, the president of the Logan's Run Organization of Fans, were amazingly kind to me when I was a 16 year old fan.
     
  10. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great looking Photos!
    That piece is in fantastic condition. Love the follower, too.

    For those who asked, here's an idea of the alterations that were made when taking the gun from Movie to Television.

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  11. DangeRuss66

    DangeRuss66 New Member

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    Great looking photo's! Thank you very much for sharing!

    If anybody has made, or is willing to make the holster that goes along with this prop, I'd love to know more about it. PM if necessary.

    Thanks!
    Russell
     
  12. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    It's more like a belt clip than a holster. I made one out of plexiglass long ago, not terribly secure. [​IMG]

    It’s basically a ‘V’ shape with the sides bent double to create a channel which allows the projection on the gun to slide into place. I believe the originals were metal. There are some pretty good pictures floating around.
     
  13. DangeRuss66

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    Thanks for the info, I forgot to mention that I have several screen shots and pictures that I've collected of the "clip" holster.

    Thanks!
    Russell
     
  14. hyperdyne

    hyperdyne Sr Member

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    How wide is the tracker unit? Does it light up at all?

    The gun is very cool...
     
  15. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    Aaah! Thank you Phil! That brought back fond memories. Definately my favorite Prop weapon.

    Maybe this will give me the ambition to buy some flash wadding and finish up the functional aspect of my JB aluminum flamegun. [​IMG] [​IMG] Not as cool as Cal-Carb, but easier on the wallet.

    Jay
     
  16. DrMcoy

    DrMcoy Sr Member

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    Cool pics, Philippes...hope the gun/tracker find a good home.

    Hey, I ordered a TRACKER from Bill Blake a million years ago and NEVER got it. I always thought that was a cool prop. Of course, the flame gun was the coolest -- probably a favorite of mine next to TOS phaser as well.
     
  17. Gojira61

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    Thanks for the pics Phil!

    The timing could not have been better as I'm working on a movie Follower for myself, better reference than I could have ever asked for!

    Jim
     
  18. Prop Runner

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    Beautiful props, Phil!

    Thanks for reducing my free hard drive space by 10.8 MB! [​IMG]

    - Gabe
     
  19. philippes

    philippes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The tracker is a static stunt piece--no electronics.

    The width of the follower is 2.78".

    Phil
     
  20. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  21. Serafino

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    2 things occur to me about that follower:

    What are the odd imprints on the back, they almost look like the imprint of a plate screwed onto something?

    Also, can we conclude this stunt was not intended ever to be worn, since as I understand it the ones which attached to the belt did so with velcro on the 'working' side?
     
  22. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    JAY,
    * it,
    will you ever finish that gun....lol
    i shot mine in the house the other day showing some friends.
    they now are sure i am crazy.
    john[​IMG]
     
  23. Lupus Yonderboy

    Lupus Yonderboy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  24. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    I was told when we got our wood follower that they had clamped the wood to the back of a working model so tight when marking or band sawing them, that the wood took a impression of the back ot the working model and that the builders were smart enought to flip it over and detail the front leaving the impression there untouched, for what it is worth....

    Rich
     
  25. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    Also:


    Great Converted Movie Flamer to a TV show gun.</p>


    Looks a lot like the TV Gun we once had, and I have pictures and details on
    my web site at:</p>


    http://www.racprops.com/issue4/logansrun_dspistol/</p>


    And there are pictures of the Movie Gun I used to make this Plastic model:</p>

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    This model was cast off my original Movie gun. It had a bright one shot Flash
    from a Incandesce Lamp. </p>


    I am working on a Metal Model with I hope to put a sound effect and flash
    into.</p>


    Rich</p>
     
  26. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    archived (pics no longer available in first post)
     

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