need Trek TOS med scanner info. building

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  1. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have or can point me to a scaled pic of Dr Mcoys little med scanner. :)

    john :cool
     
  2. stingray

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    Are you interested in screen caps?
     
  3. uscm buzz

    uscm buzz Well-Known Member

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    yea post screen caps.. I had thought about getting the playmates one.. but didnt know how accurate in size it was..
     
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  5. stingray

    stingray Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are a couple from the episode "The Apple" if I'm not mistaken:
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    Here is one I picked up on ebay a few months ago. I believe it is one of PhaserOnStun's builds.

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    I will post a comparison of the Playmates and PhaserOnStun's build tomorrow.
     
  6. Reaper57

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    yep i am playing with a Playmates now. :)

    it is larger and a lot longer. :thumbsdown

    for an example, it big enough to use two AAA bateries in the black section.

    i was wondwering about using the soundboard in a correct size model. :p

    its sad that someone has not made a static kit to sell .. :angel

    john :cool
     
  7. stingray

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    Here is a comparison between what looks to me like an exact replica and Playmates scanner.
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  8. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    does anyone know of anybody that sell kits of these. :angel

    john :cool
     
  9. stingray

    stingray Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Roddenberry.com has the whole medical kit and it looks very nice.
     
  10. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    here is a pic of my prototype i built this week. :)

    the is a rough test piece with a smooth body so far.

    i scaled it from the pick of the Playmates next to the correct size.

    i did get all the electronics from the playmate scanner inside. :D

    i had to go to 3 button batteries at 4.5 volts to have the ampherage of the original 2 aaa's at 3 volts.
    also a 1" speaker in the bottom.

    but it all fit :p

    and sounds loud.

    i have three flashing diodes i am going to add to the acrylic part for flashies since the motor idea is on hold till i find one small enough.

    john :cool
     
  11. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    Cute. That almost looks like a 35mm film canister.

    Jay

    p.s. What is the transparent top? Do you remember sending me a section of a transparent crystal/glass tube for use in a 'V' pistol I was building at the time? If you still have some, that stuff looks really amazing when lit. It might make an acceptable alternative to a spinning inner tube.
     
  12. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey nice work John. :D

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    screenused prop, from Profiles in History auction
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    Scuttlebutt says that the clear top part, is an old prescription pill bottle. The grip is (or is a casting of) a screwdriver grip (in rubber).

    Here's an old old kit I picked up years back, once sold by New Eye Studio...

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    It's the one in pieces... the built one in that shot is my HMS from Rodd.com.



    - k
     
  13. Reaper57

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    thanks guys,

    that one is to test parts fit.

    this is the untrimmed body i will put the parts into.

    i covered it with thin leatherette {sp} to copy the tric covering look.

    i am waitting to check my sizess before cutting it.


    john :cool

    phase pistol

    ya wanna sell that old dirty messy dusty looking kit. :angel

    Jay,
    great idea . i could put the smaller quartz tube in the acrylic tube and the blinkys inside that.

    the colors should look great. :thumbsup
     
  14. jhusel

    jhusel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Email sent :)

    Jhusel
     
  15. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dusty?. :angry
     
  16. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    ok ,went too far. :angel

    dont see no dust on it. :p

    john :cool
     
  17. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very well then. :sleep

    You may go.

    - k
     
  18. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys for the pic sent to me. they are what i need. :)

    on to working with it some more.

    john :cool
     
  19. Reaper57

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    i made a funny discovery while reworking my scanner. :angel

    the picture of a kit below was sent to me for reference. i dont know the maker.

    whats funny is that the soundboard in it looks like the one out of the Playmates scanner. :p

    wonder how many were scavaged for their boards. like the Playmates Phasers. :lol

    john :cool
     
  20. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    oops :angel
     
  21. Reaper57

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    i have gotten this far with my home built med scanner. :)

    it still needs a lot of cleaning up but i was checking fit and operation first.

    i wanted to prove to myself i could get everything in a correct size unit with mostly found parts.

    the spinning center is the top from a marker pen. it has a motor and a rheostat to set the speed.

    the i used thin leather to cover it to match the Tric pattern . :D

    jacked the volts up from 3v to 4.5v to use three smaller 357 , 1.5 v batteries

    it also uses the sound board from the Playmate scanner with the speaker in the bottom.
    :angel
    more pics when i make it purty. :p

    john :cool
     
  22. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well done. :thumbsup

    Don't care for the gold tones in the round sticker tho. Must be silvery holographic foil. :p

    (and larger diameter too... it's actually an oval, not circle)

    - k
     
  23. Krel Jedi

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    I had a conversation with Bruce Wegman in the late 70"s and was told that the Med scanner used a 15/16" pill bottle.
     
  24. Reaper57

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    no problem buddy.

    thats temp just to set the speed. :p

    do you have a pic of what the real graphics should be. :D

    i have the cap with the fruit but its spinning.

    john :cool
     
  25. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually the Profiles catalog closeup I posted above, is probably the best shot I have. :rolleyes

    The red/orange stripes on the sides are evident. :)

    I've never examined a screenused prop so I can't say for sure, but it seems likely the "ovals" on the spinny part are silver, or a "holofoil" pattern. There is what I call the "diffraction grating" tricorder prop, which has some kind of foil disc in the moire ring. This could be similar material.

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    - k
     
  26. Reaper57

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    thanks again, :)

    how bout the color of the center tube. :D

    john :cool
     
  27. Roger Ramjet

    Roger Ramjet Sr Member

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    I love that screen cap, is it from Charlie X?

    UFP
     
  28. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Some say on the original it was metal... on my HMS it's frosted plexi.

    - k
     
  29. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yup, Charlie X.

    - k
     
  30. Reaper57

    Reaper57 Well-Known Member

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    old style blue tunic and Grace's hair. :thumbsup

    john :cool.
     
  31. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can also see a female in the background of that shot in a command tunic... seemed to be fewer of those as the seasons wore on... I can't recall seeing a female in a command uniform at all in the third season. :lol

    - k
     

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