Terminator Endoskeleton Arm Kit?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by WarPig, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. WarPig

    WarPig Sr Member

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    I'm not sure if this should be here or in the OT. I'm not in the WTB state yet :lol

    In any case: is there any kit available for an endoarm, or am I at the mercy of the Asian recasts? I was looking on "that auction site" and the kits look bad and worse - and I know there are websites dedicated to trying to fix the clunkers.

    Eventually I'd like an endoarm; I just didn't want to invest an arm and leg into it (ha ha! I made a funny, yah? :lol)
     
  2. ONEYE

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    There are a number of people working on an endoarm. I don't know if they plan to sell kits or not. I will keep watch for you. Will post if anything comes up.
     
  3. Endoskeleton

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    Hi Tex - Rich just alerted me to your post. Lol. I've had something in the works. If you can hold off... and not pick up one of the recasts, I'll offer castings later in the year. I also have a blueprint of the 'hero' base which no licensee ever got right or offered ;)

    Good to see Termi fans out and about :)
     
  4. WarPig

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    Oh yeah - the Terminator series os one of my favorites :)

    I really have no plan to buy a recast - that's why I asked :lol

    The later the better - it's only March and my prop budget is tapped out!
     
  5. Too Much Garlic

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    You doing the T2 style or also considering the T1 style?
     
  6. Endoskeleton

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    T2 style but I love the T1 style... kinda wished they used it in the Cyberdyne lab scene. I would like to do a T1 but although there are some very good shots of it, I can't make out some of the areas... in particular the inside parts of the arm and hands. There's a lot of guesswork left over from the pics available but I've definitely considered it.
     
  7. ONEYE

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    I can't wait! More Terminator!
     
  8. Conqueror_Worm

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  9. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've been itching to build an endoarm, too.

    Can't wait see something better than the sloppy recast kits on ebay.

    Nick
     
  10. Too Much Garlic

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    There is a hotel in Japan, if I remember correctly, who owns an original T1 Terminator. If I can find the link I could send it to you and then you could contact that and see if they'd be interested in taking some pictures for you?
     
  11. T2SF

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    I'd love to know about this place Garlic! There is a comic book store in Japan that has an original T2 endoskeleton.
     
  12. Bowzer

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  13. ONEYE

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    Wait for kits from Endoskeleton, it will be worth the wait. I have a feeling Terminator fans will be extremely happy!
     
  14. WarPig

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    Interested pending availability and price! :lol
     
  15. Too Much Garlic

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    I doubt what you will receive will look like that. Looks like pictures he stole from someone else, as they all seem to have the same photos...
     
  16. Too Much Garlic

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    I may have been mistaken. I had it tagged as a T1 in my picture folder, but it is somewhat impossible to determine from the photos.

    This is the address it used to be shown on, but the site has since then apparently removed the English texted portion of their site: http://www.suimeikan.co.jp/suimeikan/English/index.jsp

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  17. Endoskeleton

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    I've heard about the one in the hotel in Japan... but also not sure if it's a T1 Endo. I'll see what I can dig up. Thx!
     
  18. T2SF

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  19. gizmo

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    I can't get the link to work but going from that pic it's hard to tell. I'm leaning more towards a battle endo from T2.it just looks to have too much weathering to be from T1. I could be wrong and it is a real nice find though!!!
     
  20. WarPig

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    This is why I love this place! I created this post thinking I *might* get an answer or two; instead I now have access to blueprints, knowledge that a quality kit is not far on the horizon, and some really cool info about an amazing prop museum in Japan. :D :thumbsup
     
  21. T2SF

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    That is amazing! I wonder how it got there.
     
  22. Endoskeleton

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    Here's a couple pics of the Endo in the hotel. It's the only full-size Endo that exists from T1.

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  23. Too Much Garlic

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    Well, if it is definitely confirmed as T1, try to contact them and see if they'd be willing to take some pictures for you for your project.

    In a large shipping crate, I'd imagine.
     
  24. gizmo

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    Wow guess I'm wrong then. Those pics are awesome thanks for sharing them!

    Ben
     
  25. Bowzer

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    I dont know what i will receive but i hope like this guy. He has also an Endoarm out of Thailand :love
    Terminator T-800 Endoarm - Community - Ghostbusters Fans Forum

    I will place some pictures when i received the item...
     
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  26. Endoskeleton

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    I also have a few pics of the employees unpacking the Endo... I'll upload them tonight.

    If/when I decide to take on the T1 arm, I will research it thoroughly ;)
     
  27. T2SF

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    Those are two different statues correct? The toy shop and the hotel endos correct?
     
  28. Endoskeleton

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    I believe its the same Endo and it was just moved around.
     
  29. nick daring

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    I think the T1 arm is a much cooler desgin. The fingers just look tough as nails compared to the T2 version.

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  30. WarPig

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    They are both cool - but I think I prefer the T2 version: it looks more refined and "deadlier". The T1 knuckles look arthritic (IMHO).
     
  31. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, his fingers hurt when it rains and it makes him even meaner. :)

    Nick
     
  32. micdavis

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    Terminators aren't mean they are just programmed that way. Blame Skynet or John Conner.
     
  33. WarPig

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    :lol :thumbsup HA HA HA Dat vas a good vun!!
     
  34. ONEYE

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    "Oil can!" (said in inner Tin man voice)
     
  35. WarPig

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    In a similar (Terminator) vein, check out my "SkyNet is real" thread in the OT. Creepy!
     
  36. T2SF

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    Those endos above are the same Endo, confirmed.
     
  37. Endoskeleton

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    Here are a couple more pics...

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  38. ONEYE

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    Very cool! I've got to get a 1:1 Endoskeleton some day.
     
  39. BrundelFly

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    That looks like the ENDO Paul had in his garage so many years ago....I bet it is.


    I have Arm castings someplace in the garage. All from ICONS molds. Open to offers.
     
  40. T2SF

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    The owner has said he had this statue since 1991ish. Stan gave it to him as a thank you gift for inviting him to a SFX expo... Seems like a fair trade to me! Something fishy there ;)
     
  41. ONEYE

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    Hmmmm, I'll clean your garage for free. :love :lol

    Endoskeleton,
    Can you tell us a little about the construction of your kit? Full arm? Shoulder too? Left or right arm? All resin? Some metal? Wire? Base? Similar to this one:

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    Base, plaque, tube? Vertical or a horizontal display?
     
  42. Endoskeleton

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    Frank may be right. Just going by what I've heard and read. I can ask Paul about it at some point.

    Full arm, no shoulder, resin and metal components, wires, base, tube. Yup, I just basically described what all the other arms out there look like. Lol. But seriously, I wouldn't have redone the arm unless there were 'significant' differences from what's already been done.
     
  43. ONEYE

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    I can't wait!
     
  44. WarPig

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    I offer to take them off your hands, and I'll even pay for shipping! :lol
     
  45. gyoung2993

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    I built mine with resin ,aluminum parts and steel base base ,alot of work ,but it finally paid off in 10 months of aggrevating building processes.......
     
  46. BrundelFly

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    I have what appears to be two sets. But Im missing arm pistons.

    I have 4 elbows for some reason.

    They may have left when I sold my full endo recently. Ill see if I can track them down.
    Or I could just remold the set I have. Each piston was different on mine, I see some of the arms show TWO pistons the same and the third one different.

    They were one of those projects I thought I would get to eventually, but just lost interest in it.
     
  47. BrundelFly

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    THats not the one Paulito had, here it is in his garage YEARS ago.

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  48. WarPig

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    I think if I opened a garage door and saw that standing there, I'd soil myself! :eek
     
  49. Wes R

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    That thing would have been in my living room.
     
  50. ecl

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    Imagine if it was sitting one a toilet in the bathroom...Now that would be scary.
     

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