Sprucing up a playmate tos trek communicator

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by pyxl, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    I finally took some parts (including a lid from a great guy named Osprey111) and put together a spruced up "modded" playmates communicator. I think it looks much better...hope you do too.

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  2. jp529

    jp529 New Member

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    what did you do to it?
    looks ok i have one too gotta drag out to compare unless you can tell me
     
  3. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey that's not too bad. I especially like your wavy moire. :thumbsup

    The original playmates is... mediocre at best.

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  4. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    What did I do...let's see:

    * Sanded the shells smooth, got rid of the belt clip on back...sanded off the molded mic plate (and fake yellow led), sanded off molded plastic center plate and replaced with real aluminum one.
    * Replaced the plastic lid with a custom brass one from Osprey (when he was doing lids)
    * Cut out the plastic Moire ring and replaced it with an aluminum one (with wavy moire)
    * Added home made mic plate, and actual mic "screen" used on originals (some of you know what I mean, right?)
    * Replaced 2 LED lights with new bezels and jewels.


    Fun. Looks much better than the original playmate.... see below.

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  5. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    much better. I need to do this to mine. Tell me, does it still 'work'?
     
  6. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes. In fact, I just ordered a shipment of phasers and powerpacks to be beamed down from the ship (heaters they're sometimes called).

    Seriously though, no. The original only had 2 LEDs and I didn't bother reattaching them. The buttons for the sound effects were also removed and filled in...I have the electronics floating around here, but not in the comm.
     

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