Screen Worn Cylon

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by sleepless, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    Here are the first pics of my Cylon Armour in the process of being stripped.


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  2. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    Wow, lucky you.

    Is that some sort of tape on a few of the bits? and I assume the yellowy-orange colour is a primer of some sort under the plating?


    Please give us regular updates... :D :D

    Jeremy
     
  3. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Very interesting. What are you using to strip the parts?
     
  4. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was this originally a Gold Cylon?
     
  5. greatwazoo42

    greatwazoo42 Sr Member

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    Nice shorts. ;)

    Thanks for sharing - it's nice to see a piece of Hollywood History getting the TLC it deserves.
     
  6. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    There is some chrome tape on some of the pieces as well as the Vacum Metallizing. The yellow color is some sort of undercoat to the chroming process I imagine. The sword is broken in two and I am repairing that at the moment. I will post pics of the sword, undersuit and metal half skirt tonite.
     
  7. Darth Detroit

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    This is really cool. I have always been a fan of the Cylon since I was a kid. But.... I'm almost afraid to ask what the reflection is in the third picture. :lol
     
  8. sleepless

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    Here are some pics of the undersuit and skirt . Damm , thanks Darth Detroit for pointing that out have to watch those crafty cylon reflectioms.

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    Some more pics.

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    Here are some of my Warrior pieces.

    The Tunic and trousers laying flat are from Galactica 80 and are Kent McCords. The Jacket , tunic and trousers on the mannequin are from Battlestar Galactica. The boots and gloves are original as well.

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  9. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    WOW. :eek
     
  10. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    awesome pictures, thanks for sharing them with us...

    if i wasn´t that star wars enthusiastic it would definatly be the original battlestar series...

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  11. gonk27

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    Cool. thanks for showing those, I've never seen a Cylon undersuit in such detail before. :)

    Looking forward to seeing the completely refurbished suit.


    Jeremy
     
  12. Treadwell

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    I think that belt might be a found item, pretty much unmodified. Looks like a rechargeable battery belt used back in the day (before batteries got small and more powerful enough to be connected directly to the equipment) by TV news photojournalists to power film or video cameras and sound gear. The juice was delivered via XLR cables, the connectors for which can be seen in the pic.

    A belt very similar to that was gathering dust in the corner of the photog gear room at the TV station I worked at in the 90s.
     
  13. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    cool post.


    womo
     
  14. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    The belt is exactly as Treadwell described, a camermans belt. That is what was used on the Cylons to power the eye.

    Brad
     
  15. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    In answer to General Mayhems question I am using a domestic aerosol oven cleaner available here in Australia to strip the chrome plating off.
     
  16. kropserkel

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    Definitely a worthy restoration. Keep up the great work.

    If the chest and collar are any indication of your success with this
    stripping method, you will be in great shape for re metallising.

    Great acquisition there, and can't wait to see it finished and together.
     
  17. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    Great pics. Keep 'em coming.
     
  18. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Pics. Good luck with the restoration.. :)
     
  19. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Wow awesome ...
    And just the info I needm
    For when I start mine....

    Did the Helmet come with any electronics????
     
  20. tk4510

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  21. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Very cool, Can't wait to see it completed.
     
  22. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think the belt is to a Sun Gun lighting system for film/video shooting
     
  23. Reaper57

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    when were those boots used. the metal plates seem to have been altered.

    john :cool
     
  24. prop fan

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    some guy's just have all the luck...... I wish I had it or at least one like it :cry
     
  25. sleepless

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    Here are some more pics of pieces of the Helmet, backpack and sword.

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    I hope you enjoy them.

    Brad
     
  26. gonk27

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    Nice. :)

    How does the mouth grill fit into/onto the helmet? are those holes for bolts?

    I can understand the grill section being separate but I didn't know the edges of the mouth were as well. Do they somehow fit over the egdes of the mouth on the plastic helmet?


    Jeremy
     
  27. spcglider@aol.com

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    I'm going to hazard a guess that those side sections mount to the interior of the vac-form helmet.

    And I want to make a resounding THANK YOU for sharing all this info and pictures with us.

    I'm not anywhere near rebuilding a Cylon (or scratch-building one for that matter), but its always super groovy
    to see what's out there and examine how they solved problems back in 1978. Professional curiosity. :)

    Thats a great set of pieces you got there. Treat them well. For the preservation of colonial history. : )

    -Gordon
     
  28. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(spcglider@aol.com @ May 7 2006, 05:56 PM) [snapback]1240009[/snapback]</div>

    Ahh of course, that makes sense. Thanks Gordon, good thinking :)


    Jeremy
     
  29. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    What, you mean the Cylons were people in costume?.?

    * you for spoiling a childhood illusion....

    Good luck with it :)

    By your command....
     
  30. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Amazing pics. Thanks so much for sharing. Cannot wait to see more. Please keep them coming.
     
  31. gonk27

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    Yeah keep the updates coming as and when you can.

    I'd be interested to see how the various armour components were put together and how the suits were assembled and worn.





    TK7209, d'oh. er... don't worry should have said, the suits were worn by robots in the original series. ;)


    Jeremy
     
  32. Buckeye_01

    Buckeye_01 New Member

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    That's amazing. To think I used to watch this every Sunday night, after Buck Rodgers. I'm sure your suits graced my youthful eyes at some point. I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  33. prop fan

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    Now that you have your cylon all apart..it would be the perfect time to make molds for Vacuforming so they can be offered to the Forum at a reasonable price... :angel
     
  34. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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    I have said all along that I will be taking molds from the armor now that it is apart.

    :)
     
  35. SPY007

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    if the eye doesn't work, put a red marble in there and move your head right and left for same effect. :)
     
  36. abntroop1

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    LOL. :lol
     
  37. RacerX45

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    One of my favotrite shows as a kid. Thanks for sharing.

    Randy
     
  38. BladeMasterFemme

    BladeMasterFemme New Member

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    Great restoration project. I look forward to watching the progress.
     
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