Sentry Interface - Mass Effect 2

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by H4ze, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. H4ze

    H4ze New Member

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    Hi There!

    I'm an Italian huge fan of Mass Effect Saga and I'd like to start making some props to wear when attending conventions or just to exhibit at home.

    I thought a lot about where to begin and I chose something "alternative" which I believe has never had so much attention for what costuming is concerned: the Sentry Interface.

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    I thought of making the entire prop of forex (pvc semi espanso) sheets or styrene sheets.


    What's your opinion about it? How could I proceed?


    Unfortunately I've got no knowledge of electronics, anyway I think that connecting some leds will not be troublesome. I have good crafting skills.


    More reference images attached.


    Thanks in advice!
     
  2. Panzer

    Panzer Well-Known Member

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    Got any reference shots of the back of it. I want to say Holly Conrad of Crabcat built a headset but I don't remember which one. Shouldn't be too hard to construct it but to keep it on your head I'm thinking it is going to need a band to go over the top of your head. I think styrene with a clear very thin plastic would be good for the visor itself. You're going to want to get an image made up of the visor interface printed on a decal. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Yodajammies

    Yodajammies Sr Member

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    1. Laser etch the design into a .125 - .25" strip of vivak plastic
    2. Heat form around a cylindrical buck
    3. ...
    4. Profit!

    If you mount LEDs parallel to the sheet, the etched plastic should catch the light and create a really neat effect a la -
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  4. H4ze

    H4ze New Member

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    Thanks for the help!

    @Yodajammies: i don't know vivak plastic, I will get some info about it in the next days. How do you think the visor scheme lasered would cost?

    @Panzer: The Sentry Interface is like a sunglasses frame without nose bridge. And this is a problem, because i don't know how to hold it over my eyes without a too-visible solution (the vertical band, for example).

    More images - back view and some details:

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    Sorry for my bad english!
     
  5. purifier

    purifier New Member

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    You should exploit the piece on the forehead to keep the whole thing up and firm...
    Also, if you need help with the electronics, just drop me a call!

    Ps:don't worry, your English is improving lately ;-)
     
  6. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Your English is good. Better than my Italian.
    You can use acrylic for the clear plastic.
     
  7. H4ze

    H4ze New Member

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    I thought about that, but the surface is too small and that piece seems slightly distant from the face.

    Of course ;)
     
  8. GCBrokawV2

    GCBrokawV2 New Member

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  9. H4ze

    H4ze New Member

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    Good job! I can't wait to see the final result ;)
     

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