ST:TOS Doomsday Machine and Captain Kirk Cosplay

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  1. Major Grubert

    Major Grubert Member

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    Cosplay prop for Captain Kirk with green tunic cosplay. From the Star Trek TOS 'The Doomsday Machine' episode. . .this is the Doomsday Machine build. . .dadadada, dadadaaaaa, dadadadaaaaaaa.

    Materials: PVC 4" pipe, PVC 4" coupling, 6" to 8" duct reducer, foam matts, Sintra 1/8" sheets, All Purpose Bondo, Smooth-On 2 Part Air Epoxy, Tamiya PS-43 translucent orange, Rustoleum Mirror Silver, PS-19, PS-59. 6 little Loctite Gel SuperGlue. Strobe flashlight for lighting.

    Pretty simple build. A lot of eyeballing the size, as I wanted to it to be carried at a Con. It ended up being a touch over 3' long.

    Assembled exclusively with Loctite SuperGlue, the 'tail' section detaches and there is room, no joke, for a tribble, a leash (see photo with Oberyn Martell), and your wallet.

    Texture was achieved with All-Purpose Bondo applied with a paper towel or piece of cardboard. Quite a bit of sanding. Tail was Smooth-On 2 Part Air Epoxy formed to a cone-ish point.

    Painting was a primer layer with Rustoleum Mirror Silver, then the PS-19, accents with the darker PS-59, then 'line/ridge' highlights with a Sharpie Silver paint pen. Used the PS-43 to paint the 'lens' inside the maw the yellow/orange. I shaped the transparent lens by heating it and pushing it into a bowl shape. . .with a bowl.

    PS. Chicks dig a guy with a Planet Destroyer.
     

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  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it!

    We used to call it "the giant horn of plenty" in the 70's! :lol
     
  3. Major Grubert

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    Best comment was 'Oh the Blue Radish of Doom! I loved that episode!' . . . That cracked me up.
     
  4. Major Grubert

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    'You don't want to cosplay Star Wars. . .you want to go home and rethink your life'
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  5. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would totally love to have one of these!!! It looks fantastic!
     
  6. Major Grubert

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    Thank you very much. Maybe this will spur a Doomsday Machine build spree. . . but likely not.
     
  7. asalaw

    asalaw Sr Member

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    Uhhhh... I really hope that thing's housebroken, or you're gonna have pure anti-proton poo -- absolutely pure!! :p
     

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