Terrigen Crystal and SHIELD Containment Unit

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Gibbtall, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Gibbtall

    Gibbtall Well-Known Member

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    So I was going to wait a bit to post thing but I saw some interest going for Hydin's and figured I should show off what I've got going so far.

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    This is the top half of the crystal, I printed it in 2 halves just so I wouldn't have to deal with support material or it being too tall. I've got the other half printed i just didn't take a picture. It's just a smidge over 6 inches long and about 3/4" wide. I plan on casting these in clear resin with blue dye similar to these other gems I'm currently making from Steven Universe.

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    I'm also planning on adding a sliver of metal in the center of the gems, if you look real close at the reference there is what appears to be a metal shaving (at least, everyone has their own opinion it seems) This makes sense when you consider the lore of the object too, since they mention it's laced with the Diviner metal still.

    Glued the two pieces together and worked on smoothing it out.

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    The second part of this project will be a containment unit, first I've got my inspirational images of the sort of design I was going for.

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    And then I've got my design. I plan to make this a kit with 7 cast resin pieces, 3 brass tubes/rods an acrylic tube and possibly some electronics for lights in the top and bottom. For a brief description of what's going on in this sketch, essentially it would be the acrylic tube with two end caps, one would have a large hole in the top, you'd then have an internal "chassis" that is 2 resin ends, connected by the brass rods, the bottom piece would have a "floating" disc in it, held inside by magnets, so that when you press down on it it pops down inside of the base and allows you to place the crystal between it and it's stationary companion in the top.

    I also plan to etch a brass SHIELD style warning label :) They may be available painted? I'm not sure yet.

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    I haven't modeled out the containment unit yet, but it's on it's way, it'll start in August.

    I've already started an Interest thread if anyone is looking to pick one up.
     
  2. renaissance_man

    renaissance_man Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Did you ever finish this?
     
  3. Gibbtall

    Gibbtall Well-Known Member

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    Not 100% unfortunately. It's currently sitting on my desk about 90% done. I wasn't able to find a piece of swarf for the inside of the crystal, the person who was going to give me a pile of it never bothered. My first attempt at the brass plate didn't work out, I wasn't able to etch it deep enough and the laser killed some detail, I picked up a print and etch kit to fix the detail and 0lanned on etching it deeper. I just haven't gotten back to finishing those tiny bits. It's definitely still on my list, but I have a bad habit of getting projects 90% done then moving on to something else. It's great to see that someone is still interested in it, I'll do my best to try and get back to it before the new year, and I'll send you a message when it's ready :)
     

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