SCORE!! Found item!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Prop-Maker, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

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    Check it out. It's seen on the episode "Litmus" when Col. Tigh calls security right before Doral blows himself up. It's officially known as the "TA-954/TT Digital non-secure voice terminal". I'll include a of it picture below. In the episode, it's got a sticker that says "Station 17" on the top and has another sticker which says something... I just have no idea what, but I'll make something up. Here's a link to the auction I just won. Pictures of the episode and my phone below.

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    The yellow arrows indicate where the two stickers are placed. Now I gotta figure out how to mount it on my wall. Any suggestions?
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great score. :thumbsup

    Those Galactica prop guys are sure making it easy for us prop collectors, ain't they... :unsure

    ANyway, yeah just as "Litmus" begins you get a much better shot of the phone. "STATION 15" this time, and the bottom label is a location: "06 SEC 01 HALL" presumably Deck 6 section 1.

    Also note the vertical bit there next to the round sticker, plus the fact that every key has a sticker on it.

    [​IMG]

    - k
     
  3. Funky

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    Nice job, Jerry. :thumbsup
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now you need to find that lit console next to the phone. :D

    [​IMG]

    - k
     
  5. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Phase, they sure are. I, also, appreciate the clearer screen grab of the sticker. Gives me a better idea of what I wanna put down. I'm gonna hang it in my room, so I'll need to figure out where the crew rack stations are. And how to mount it vertically.

    Might start working on that. I appreciate the kind words regarding the e-score, Funky. I'm also in the process of getting a phone like the one used in the CIC. The TA-1/PT, made by the Star Dynamic Corp. Don't know if I'll keep it, though. Probably will. I'd like to have something to plug it into, even if it don't work.

    Pictures of the TA-1/PT ("CIC-phone" as I call it).
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  6. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you're gonna talk on THAT phone, you gotta cultivate that pinched gravelly Olmos whisper.

    "From this moment...

    ...we are at war."

    :D

    - k
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very Cool..

    Nice Catch...
     
  8. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

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    One step ahead of ya. :D Not to brag or anything (trying to be modest, here), but I have a pretty good talent for impressions. I can do a pretty good Tigh-impression, too (he's one of my favorite characters... yeah... I said it :D). For some reason, not that many people like him. I think he's great. But Olmos, man... that guy frakkin' REIGNS.
     
  9. Prop-Maker

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    Anyone have any ideas on how to make that light-up panel next to the phone Tigh's using?
     
  10. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm guessing a lightbox, colored transparency, and some clear plastic square buttons ought to do it.

    Here's an 8x18" box that might do the trick.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.adorama.com/GPLB818.html

    - k
     
  11. slave1pilot

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    <!--QuoteBegin-Prop-Maker+Feb 17 2006, 11:52 PM

    Pictures of the TA-1/PT ("CIC-phone" as I call it).
    [img--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Prop-Maker @ Feb 17 2006, 11:52 PM

    Pictures of the TA-1/PT ("CIC-phone" as I call it).
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    We used those in the army.
    Do me a favor & put the electrical connection on the end of the curled cable on your forhead & squeeze the button on the side of the handset a few times.
    :angel
     
  12. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I'll be alright. :D Very familiar with that one. Thanks, for the help, Phase. Whenever I get that project started, I'll let you know. I'm guessing I could find 'em at Michael's or Hobby Lobby, correct?
     
  13. slave1pilot

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    :lol
    Thought I'd try .
    We used to sneak up on people & zap them on the back of the arm.
    Or get people on their foreheads when they were sleeping.,
     
  14. Prop-Maker

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    Haha, don't worry. I'll do it to some folks, for sure. I'm gonna work on trying to find a way to mount it on a table, like in Galactica's CIC or secure it on a wall, somewhere. I've found some some-what blurry pictures of the CIC mount.

    Pics of the TA-1/PT dock on Galactica's CIC.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. CMANavy

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    What has been bothering me is trying to figure out if it has been re-painted. I can figure out if the brige phone have been painted black or grey, or not at all for that matter, it driving me nuts.
     
  16. Prop-Maker

    Prop-Maker Well-Known Member

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    Will these pictures help? Looks like Olive Drab to me.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. CMANavy

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    See It should help but I see black. That's lets go on a rading/fact finding mission and storm the set, and come back with some flightsuits and helmets.

    I just noticed one other point, the centre knob on the bad has a black ring (rubber??) and has a different reflective property. If you look at you awsome sreen-caps the base is one uniform color and texture and is different from the above pictures.
     
  18. CMANavy

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    Sweet, I just picked up the bridge phone, well another one. My first one never arrived and I am getting a refund for it. :D

    Who els is shooting for the bulkhead phone on ebay? I am going for one of them, just want to know if it another RPF'er. :angel
     
  19. JP05

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    I am :)
     
  20. CMANavy

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    Just picked up mine. :D

    But now for the bad news. I just spoke with the seller to see how many he had and he just threw away around 200 of them.... :cry

    Get one while you can.
     
  21. DemonFire

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    I've also debated on getting one of those. Now that I see this thread I'm gonna just have to find an auction or a seller. if anyone can help with that LMK, would not like to spend a fortune on one.

    Adam
     
  22. Prop-Maker

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    HE JUST THREW THEM AWAY?.?.?.?.?. What kind of moronic-a** idea was that? The Hell was he THINKING?.
     
  23. DemonFire

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    few more have popped up on ebay. I get first dibs since it's my find :p
     
  24. CMANavy

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    Think I know what he wasy thinking.

    "How am I going to sell all this ex-military crap. F*** it, I put a few on ebay to see is any retards want to buy this crap and chuck the rest."
     
  25. Prop-Maker

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    Well, I got my T-954/TT today. It kicks a**. Not as heavy as I thought it would be. Only problem is, the phone doesn't stay put withouth this strap that comes with it. :unsure Since there's no strap holding the reciever to the base on the show, I gotta try to figure how to hold it in place without super gluing it. I still wanna "use" it, you know. :D Maybe I can add some clay to the base, to keep the reciever in place when not in use.

    - Strike my last -
    I figured it out. Turns out, there's a bar that the receiver fits into, holding it in place without the strap. YAY.

    I didn't win the TA-1/PT. Gonna go for another at some point.
     
  26. CMANavy

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    What are you going to do for the stickers\decals that need to go on it?
     
  27. Prop-Maker

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    That's the thing... I just don't know. I might be able to get away with the "SECTION 17" sticker by just painting it. The other one... I'm not sure. I can probably do something through microsoft paint, print it up and use double-sided tape to secure it. It's hard to say, really.

    Here's what I'm thinking about:
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    I have to resize the "10", but I'm pretty sure this should work just fine. I printed out the "05 SEC HALL 07" and it fits in the space pretty well. I printed out the whole shi-bang and the "STATION" part fits well, too. I just have to resize the large number. The signs are all just examples. Since I'm gonna hang it in my room, I want this to fit into the proper deck and section, etc. where crew racks are actually located on board "The Bucket". Anyone know what deck, etc. they are? Should I check wikipedia?
     
  28. Obi-wan Coyote

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    Hello. What's that, There's Cylons near Station 17. Got my phone today. Going to test it and see if it works. Pulled the stap off. Now is anyone making the decals for it?
    Talk to you all later, Obi wan Coyote

    Ok, I have to say this... Hey Cylons, Can you hear me now? :lol
     
  29. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  30. Prop-Maker

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    Cool. Good work, Phase. Now if I could only find what number section and hall where most of the crews "racks" are located and I'll be a happy camper.
     
  31. damon5973

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    cool. I am waiting for mine to arrive...would love a set of the stickers?? when you guys get them going....

    got mine for 18.99 shipped.
     
  32. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  33. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually on further reflection, I see the font is probably a hand-tweaked combination of fonts... the Galactica signage font looks a lot like a font called "Corporate-Normal", but it would have to be condensed and modified manually.

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately Corporate does not work on the wall phone stickers so well (Prototype is still better in this case)

    [​IMG]

    So whatever it is, is probably a handmade font, but the letters look a lot like Corporate (condensed), and the numerals look a little like Prototype.

    - k
     
  34. Prop-Maker

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    This might help with the numbering, etc.
    [​IMG]
     
  35. mr.predicta

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    WOW. all this is very cool guys keep it up.
     
  36. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well you could go totally nuts, and set just the letters in Corporate (with a little manual condense on it), and set the numbers in Prototype (with a little manual stretch horizontally to "extend" it) and fake it that way.

    Any more work on this tho and you'll have to pay me my professional graphic design rates. :lol

    [​IMG]


    - k
     
  37. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    BTW concerning decks, that's an interesting question. I haven't seen any mention of how many habitable decks Galactica has. Battlestarwiki has this intriguing size compartison chart

    [​IMG]

    ...comparing to a Nimitz-class carrier.

    According to the wiki, Galactica's dimensions are

    Hull:

    * Length: 4,640ft or 1.414 km
    * Beam: 1,820ft or 555 m (flight pod to flight pod - extended)
    * Draft: 580ft or 177 m (source: SciFi.com)

    Flight Pods:

    * Length (approx): 2,019ft or 615 m
    * Beam (approx): 360ft or 110 m
    * Draft (approx): 211ft or 64 m [2]

    http://www.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Galactica_type_battlestar

    also, "Galactica's crew complement prior to her scheduled decommissioning was approximately 2,800"

    Here is the description of Galactica's main sections

    Main Hull

    This comprises the bulk of a battlestar, and can, itself, be divided into three sections:

    The "alligator head" contains the primary living space for the crew, recreational facilities, mess halls, shipboard operations centres (such as the CIC and Situation Room)[1]; water storage tanks (Water).

    The midships area contains the pod retraction mechanisms, crossways linking the hanger pods for the transfer of equipment and personnel, as well as all the necessary hoists for such transfers (Mini-Series). Main munitions stores and distribution mechanisms to "local" munitions stores for main and secondary batteries; fabrication facilities; etc [1].

    The stern section contains sublight engines, FTL drive coils, etc. Note that 4 of the sublight engines are mounted externally in engine pods, with 2 more mounted between the pods, in the stern of the battlestar's main hull.


    BTW totally off topic, but some interesting research indicates that the TOS Galactica was 4,150 feet long (or about 500 feet shorter than Ron Moore's battlestar)

    http://www.tecr.com/galactica/capships/battlestar.htm

    And here's a sketchy cutaway of the TOS battlestar (non canon)

    [​IMG]


    http://ravensbranch.allen.com/galacticasize.html
     
  38. Obi-wan Coyote

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    NICE WORK. So Phase Pistol have you figure what station and sec. you are going to use?
    Obi wan Coyote
     
  39. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually it's Prop-Maker who has the phone. :D

    - k
     
  40. Great_Bizarro

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    Send me the copy and a color in Adobe Ill. or Corel and I can cut some out of adhesive vinyl.
     
  41. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  42. Obi-wan Coyote

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    Hello, I would like a copy too.
    Thanks, Obi wan Coyote :thumbsup
     
  43. CMANavy

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    Also in for a copy too.
     
  44. Prop-Maker

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    Those look great, Phase. About as close as it gets. I'm trying to see about working on something a little closer to the BSG font but I'm still compiling images.
     
  45. Prop-Maker

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    Well, I finally got around to buying a temporary/makeshift mount for my phone. It's barely balanced on there and the only thing keeping it from falling over forward is a wing and a prayer. I can't really "play with it" so-to-speak, but it works fine for just displaying. So until I find or make something better and get those number keys painted, it'll just have to do.

    TA-954/TT "mounted"
    [​IMG]

    Now that I think about it and after looking at the picture... I've gotta get somethin' better, so I might just take it down. Lemme know what ya think.
     
  46. Obi-wan Coyote

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    Hey, one thing you can do is take a router and cut a key hole slot in the back. That what i'm going to do.
    Obi wan Coyote :thumbsup
     

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