Need help identifying a part/piece. New picture. Terminator.

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  1. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Now looking for where the above pictured part came from. Any help is greatly appreciated.







    Can anyone identify this part? Yes, it is part of one of the temples to a Terminator endoskull, and possibly also used in a portion of the chest. I'm looking for what the original part/piece is. Could be from a radio controlled car, or airplane, but that has not been confirmed. Please post as much info as you can about this piece. Thanks.

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  2. greylocke

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    Now why does that look like the buttcap of an old fashioned flashlight? I've seen that or something like it as the end or buttcap on the old metal flashlights that had the metal swivel ring. I've seen the flashlights for AA, C and D cell batteries, and it looks like the cap for either a AA or a C cell flashlight. Whether that is what it actually is I don't know.
     
  3. ONEYE

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    Interesting. Thanks for commenting. It's something else to consider. I hope someone knows exactly what it is and where it came from.
     
  4. Tobot

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    My first thoughts were a film winder from a camera. The ones where the handle flips out, with the handle removed
     
  5. ONEYE

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    Oh wow, that's a great idea too Tobot! Thank you.
     
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  7. Drewid

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    I had a feeling it was a winder. I completely forgot about the winder from old cameras.

    Oneye, do you know how big the part is?
     
  8. moffeaton

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    1/8th scale Hasegawa Le Rhone. I have like 10 of 'em!
     
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  12. Tobot

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    Well there ya go! Amazes me the knowledge some people have on here
     
  13. Drewid

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    Maybe the details are a little different due to filing the part down?
     
  14. ONEYE

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    WOW! Thank you, thank you, thank you! What is your source for these "kits"? Expensive? If I can't find one would you consider selling on of the 10 you have? You have no idea I have been searching for the identity of this piece! Ages, freaking ages! I think I'm going to pass out.

    In a totally straight way, I LOVE YOU MAN! :love Standing ovation! :thumbsup If there is anything I can ever do for you ask. My son lives in Severn, MD. If I can't do it, maybe he can. :cheers

    I am now so stunned and speechless.
     
  15. Endoskeleton

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    Haha, might not be as apparent but I share the same excitement Rich has for this little *. Lol.
     
  16. ONEYE

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    moffeaton,
    Once again, thank you. You've really made my 2012!
     
  17. moffeaton

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    LOL - I can send you one so you can cast 'er up, does that work for ya?

    PM me your address and give me plenty of slack in getting it out - pre-Wonderfest mania!
     
  18. ONEYE

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  19. moffeaton

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    DO you want me to measure the part?
     
  20. ONEYE

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    Oh, that would be great! Thanks again!
     
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  22. ONEYE

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    I believe that is a perfect match! I can't thank you enough!
     
  23. ONEYE

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    Just some pictures since I'm still so very pumped up about this.

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    Great day for me.
     
  24. ONEYE

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    Look at this great photo by Bill Morris! Shows the two parts combined that make up the part on the endoskeleton. Who would have thought identifying parts would be so difficult, yet when you succeed, it is so much fun!
     
  25. moffeaton

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    It sure is!
     
  26. trooper

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    oneye, if you need castings, pm me, i can help you out :) im in spokane as well.
    im not into terminator stuff, but this is a cool thread.
     
  27. ONEYE

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    Wow! Fantastic! We must meet! An actual RPF member in my (our) city! Too cool! As exciting as identify this part (if you can't tell, my excitement is very high)!

    I'd invite you over to, but the house is prepped for sale, and my collection is packed up and in the garage. :( We are looking locally for a new, hopefully final home. No buyers on our place though.

    Very cool of you to offer to help. We'll talk/meet soon if you want to.

    Wow! Best board ever!
     
  28. trooper

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    Absolutley :)
     
  29. ONEYE

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    :cool:thumbsup
     
  30. ONEYE

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    Now looking for where the above pictured part came from. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  31. ONEYE

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    2nd bump for Art.
     
  33. ONEYE

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    Still need help identifying the new part in the first post/picture of this thread.
     
  34. Art Andrews

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    Can't help on the part ID, but I am loving this thread!
     
  35. DichotomyMatt

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    The arrangement of the holes is similar to the pin layout on a 5 pin XLR connector. But I don’t think XLRs ever have a locking lug in the middle like that. It might be some other Audio or Electronic wiring connector.
     
  36. Gary Weaver II

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    Just wanted to ask a question since this is related. Just what IS the main part used to make the temple of the endoskull. By looking at the pics in this thread it looks like some people have figured it out.

    -Gary
     
  37. kitbasher

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    I came to a similar conclusion. And another interesting fact is that these connectors are also referred to as "terminators"... So we may be looking at a little inside joke by the artists who scuplted the endo.


     
  38. kitbasher

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    The basis for the recessed areas on the sides of the endoskull are the R/L halves of a radio controlled car gearbox... specifically the Special Racing Buggy series by Tamiya. The cars include the Rough Rider, Sand Scorcher, and Ford F150 truck. The gearbox was also used as part of the endo's shoulder motor assemblies.

    The gearbox is still available today as a replacement part, though some of the details have changed. There were at least three different castings of the gearbox produced from the late 70's onward. Amongst hardcore Tamiya R/C collectors, they are known as the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk. III. Technically, there is only one version that is a correct match for the endo, but they are all so close that only the most die hard detail nut (ahem... read, "me") would notice. If I recall, the Mk II is the correct version.

    Here's a link to photos showing the various differences:

    http://www.studio68.no/rc/default.asp?id=10430
     
  39. Gary Weaver II

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    That is awesome to finally know. I've just always wondered.

    Thanks a ton.
     

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