Scratch built Space: 1999 props?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Jimbo890, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    I only have a few dozen projects going on right now, and need something else to work on. :lol

    Anyways, I just finshed watching Space:1999 on DVD, and thought the commlock and laser gun would be fun to do. The commlock looks to be straight forward, mainly a rectangular block of wood, with some styrene. That will get me 90% there. But, I need some measurements.

    The stun gun looks to be almost as easy to do, but again, I need some measurements to get started.

    Thanks for any help.

    Jim

    EDIT: It might be fun once I get the basic measurements, to provide some templates, or make this an online group project?
     
  2. Jedi Lawja

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  3. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Stun Gun Blueprints are available with scaled measurements.

    See attached. :love

    There are Rocket Gun prop picks - but I have to check my archives. The are Space 1999 Groups that post plenty of source material.

    Gordon


    The stun gun looks to be almost as easy to do, but again, I need some measurements to get started.

    Thanks for any help!

    Jim

    EDIT: It might be fun once I get the basic measurements, to provide some templates, or make this an online group project?[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Mercury

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    Here's one I built 15+ years ago. Primarily wood with some plastic & paper mixed in. Not accurate of course and missing the top emitter.

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  5. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are some pics of other Space 1999 prop weapons:
     
  6. Tiberius Kirk

    Tiberius Kirk Sr Member

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    I dig the Space 1999 stuff!!!!!!!!!

    Does anyone have pics of screen used props?
     
  7. LabMan

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    [/QUOTE]

    Those stun gun blueprints are inaccurate. They may be based on a water pistol that came out after the show aired. In the original prop the emitters vary in length and the hand grip is broader and more angled. See image:
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  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah the commlock and stungun both in the Technical Manual blueprints are not correct.

    I think there are threads on here from years ago where I posted loads of screengrabs and comparisons. I don't have time now to search but maybe later.

    K
     
  9. skiffy

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  10. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    This thread he started was bumped to the top from 1/30/2006.
     
  11. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Joining in on the necro posting.

    I have these props, and I cannot for the life of me remember who made them. They're not dead-on screen accurate, but they sure are nice.

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  12. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's OK, the show itself ls like 35 years old! :eek
     
  13. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are those the Product Enterprise/Iconic Replicas/Sixteen12 versions?

    If so, yeah they are not accurate, but most folks wouldn't notice I suppose.

    The late Siderio (Sidkit) made some really nice stun guns, I have one myself.

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  14. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's them. Nicely finished, display very well, and pretty to look at. Good heft to them, as well. I remember paying $200 for them, the stands, and the case. And since it's a second season gun I put a second season Eagle in the case.
     
  15. Grey

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    There's also the Sid-Kit one.

    EDIT: Whops beat me to it.
     
  16. rkpetersen

    rkpetersen Well-Known Member

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    I only have a couple of Space: 1999 props. An ok stun gun, and this commlock, which I couldn't pass up. It's a functional replica, by Michele Possanza. 128 x 128 pixel 65K color display, interfaces via usb with your computer, can store up to 143 images, multiple image playback modes, controlled by the 1, 2, and 3 keys. Pretty hard to find in the US, I think. Perhaps more commonly available in Europe?

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  17. Tiberius Kirk

    Tiberius Kirk Sr Member

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    *, that's nics rkpeterson!
     
  18. franz bolo

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    Too * cool!! :thumbsup

    FB
     
  19. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome Commlock rkpetersen!!

    I just started watching the Series again for the first time since it aired.

    Enjoying it more now than when I first saw it! :lol
     
  20. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweet! I likes me the functional commlocks. :thumbsup

    Michele was Siderio's partner, right? My own commlock and stungun came from him I think.

    K
     
  21. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Also I'd point out that the "lab pod" Eagle appears in the First season as well ("The Guardian of Piri" and "The Last Enemy" that I can recall off the top, perhaps others).

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  22. Shado4

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    Those are DEFINITELY the Iconic Replicas versions (Ex Product Enterprise and now Sixteen12 Collactables) which were limited to a individually numbered run of 1000 units.
     
  23. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry, I did not know the BLUEPRINTS were inacurate. I actually like the watergun design better than the prop in the screen caps. Attached are some other Space 1999 Weapons.

    I designed an ADVANCED Space 1999 Pistol for a unique prop. Never finished the prop.

    What do you think?

    Gordon
     
  24. woodman

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    Man do I feel old!
     
  25. Mercury

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    Man I LOVE that advanced version! I think I'll try to build that one day, if you don't mind, that is.

    Fantastic!

    Cheers,

    Kevin
     
  26. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Kevin,

    Feel free to build the ADVANCED version!

    I like something familiar yet different. I like some more offbeat props.

    There are so many versions of some props - good and bad. I like acurate - but if everyone is building one and everyone has one - they don't need me to repeat it.

    After I made the digital model I thought of a few more changes and tweeks. It should flow nicely, feel full sized and good in your hand, it should fit into a holster. It could be fitted with a targetting device for longer range - removable for short range.

    I designed a digital model, based on the original blueprints from Space 1999. I added some BLING and came up with this design. IIt would be cool for Space 1999 Fans - a Unique model - and a GREAT prop show peice. I can use RHINO and print out blueprint views, top, side, bottom, front etc. that are easier to build from and send them to you. You can make your measurments from there. It was what I originally intended to do. I got distracted. The 3D model has not been refined - the edges are still sharp - but you can smooth out everthing for the prop to give it a more finished Space 1999 look. I made it as if the series could have been UPDATED - while keeping it true to the original design. I am glad you like it. I have sketches for a Rifle version - not based on the pistol design but an updated cannon 1999 Rifle.

    You can email me directly so i don't miss a communication: Harada357@aol.com

    But ... If you build it ... PLEASE share the build on the RPF forum. :love

    Gordon
     
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  27. Mercury

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    Sounds great! I can't say when I'll start it, I have so many projects I want to finish and others I want to start, but maybe when I get to it, we can get someone to cast it up for a run. I can't cast, but it's a thought. I'll email you for the blueprints.

    Thanks mate,

    Cheers,

    Kevin

     
  28. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Kevin, I will spin up RHINO and pull out the 1999 gun from the Archives. I am glad you like the design. I have too many projects to build this one. I just picked up one of Shawn Morgan's NOSTROMO Gun Kits, an LIS Pistol Kit from Steve, and working on a Moonraker Laser Rifle with another RPF member. I try to finish one at a time. It is hard to stay focused!! I made a few digital models. Space 1999 was only one of the Anderson Sci Fi Series - I also loved UFO.
     
  29. Mercury

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    Cool, I'll send you an email directly. Cool UFO ships! Not to stray too far from the topic but I do a bit of 3d modeling myself. Here are some Starship Trooper ships I made for a game mod. A fanon design of mine, the Shiloh/York from SST3, the Rodger Young from SST1 and the Valley Forge from the CGI animated series.

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  30. Harada357

    Harada357 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Kevin,

    I emailed the 3DS file of the Adavanced SPACE 1999 Laser pistol. You should be able to open it and work with it in 3DSMAX. It was made in RHINO. Attached is a printout from the RHINO mesh work area. I am posting the pic on the forum. I would love to see it become a real prop!!!

    Your 3D models are WAY COOL !!! I love the Valley Forge from the Animated series. Do you have the SPECS for that SHIP? I would love to take a peak at the BLUEPRINTS of the Valley Forge. I LOVED the design of the Valley Forge in the Animated series BETTER than the movie version. PM me with MORE pics please!!

    Gordon
     

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