Phantasm Sphere? too many, or not enough?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by TylerHam, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. TylerHam

    TylerHam Well-Known Member

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    Hi All -

    I was never a fan of the film, but I love the ball - And I notice there arent a lot of Phantasm ball kits out there that I can find -

    Is it because there isn't enough demand? Or is it that everyone who wants one, already has one?

    Seems easy enough to make, which is why seeing so few is a bit confusing - Unless Im not looking in the right place (And I havent been searching for a long time, just a day or so)
     
  2. patsmear

    patsmear Sr Member

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    Rylo made some solid metal ones, that are fantastic. Still have mine.
     
  3. ONEYE

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    I don't have one but may get it someday... a working version. [​IMG]
     
  4. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll post more on these later, today.

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  5. Rusty85

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    I've always wanted a solid metal one of these things!
     
  6. patsmear

    patsmear Sr Member

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    Well There you go! Only one you will ever need!
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah Ry's got some Balls! ;)


     
  8. outlander

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    Hey Ry, how about doing steel blades for those of us who already have our Rylo Spheres?
     
  9. ThePhoenix

    ThePhoenix Active Member

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    How about making a HEMI-CUDA
     
  10. TylerHam

    TylerHam Well-Known Member

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    From what I gather the sphere is something like 15" (4.75" diameter)

    Is this correct??
     
  11. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I always loved the elegant simplicity of the sentry sphere; a utilitarian killing machine!

    Yep, I did a couple runs years ago. I wanted the prop to just feel real so I rode my very talented # 1 about getting a rig together that would allow us to machine a solid metal sphere...no easy task turning a block of aluminum into a sphere.

    I didn't want to use toilet bowl floats or garden spheres with seems; it had to be a flawless, solid metal sphere. The problem with such things are, not everyone can appreciate the machining process and found the cost prohibitive. Anyway, it was just too much trouble so I retired them.

    I've always planned to revisit the prop one day, but couldn't possible even consider it until next fall. I'll be sure and let you guys know, but my plate is just too full for now.

    Thanks for the kind words though. Hang in there. Sooner or later I'll do them again. Hell, I need one myself since I'm a dirty prop tramp & can't hang on to my own stuff!

    -Rylo
     
  12. Rylo

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    Depends on which sphere you're talking about. Those things were like Trek phasers; just all over the place from production to production and depending on which piece we're talking about. The working piece from the first film was just a half sphere while the balls being zinged up and down the halls were smaller. The general rule is bigger than a baseball but smaller than a softball depending on which film you're watching. I have some production measurements around here somewhere. No idea where they are now, but I'll look.

     
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  13. PAPER

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    very nice
     
  14. Rusty85

    Rusty85 Sr Member

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    Weren't these originally made from Christmas Ornaments?
     
  15. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think that was an "Urban prop legend"

     
  16. Rusty85

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    Ah, probably. How were they originally made?
     
  17. outlander

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    My problem with Rylo's version is that the blades snap off before the drill bit penetrates the skull. Luckily the orb is heavy and solid enough I could finish the job with a bludgeoning.
     
  18. Stencil

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    Did you ever sell these on Ebay, Rylo? I think I have one of yours. It's easily one of the most recognizable and awesome props. I can't thank you enough if I have yours. I'm pretty sure of it.
     
  19. Rylo

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    I'm sure a couple ended up there. I try and keep most things here though.

    If it's solid metal, it's one of mine. Should weigh just over a pound if I remember correctly.

    Thank you for the kind words. Very nice of you. :)

    -Rylo

     
  20. Stencil

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    Yea it's solid and easily probably over a pound. Again thanks!
     
  21. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep, it's a toe breaker, that's for sure!

    Funny story:

    When we were polishing those up, we rigged a huge wheel on an old dryer motor so we could really lay into those things. Anyway, it wasn't at all uncommon for a ball to bite that wheel and get away from us!! It was like launching cannon balls in the shop. ****!!! Duck!

    -Rylo

     
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  22. Frog666

    Frog666 New Member

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    Im going to try and make them with this
     

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