Tri Lazer Layout...

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SILVER DREDATOR

New Member
Has anyone noticed that most fan based copies of the predator mask happen to be slightly incorrect despite how many look so good??
After looking at many different re-designs of the predator helmet, it seems really strange to me that no one has yet tried to solve this problem.

If you look at any re-design, you can quite clearly see that the tri-lazer that the predator aims at someone with is a typical 3 dot pattern.

In comparrison to the films, you can see that the tri lazer is actually made up of 3 red lines.....

So I pose a question for all in the Lair, how do you think this problem can be ressolved? Do you think by modifying the helmet, it will give a better effect with the 3 red lines like in the film?

I have an idea of how this problem can be ressolved, and basically it is to obtain a larger lazer and stencil out the 3 red lines from an aluminium cover plate that can then be glued to the lazer used. In theory this would give a more effective look on the lazer, but this has not been yet put into practice.

If anyone has any other good ideas about how the predator helmet can be made more effective with respect to the lazer please let me know as I am very interested.

Cheers
 

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MasterAnubis

New Member
Your confusing the targeting with the actual laser indicator. The visual in the bio that the pred sees is the lines.

Predator_24.jpg


But if you really wanted lines then yes. I have seen laser pointers use a stencil to make shapes like harts and words.
 

hez1

New Member
Pretty sure I've seen lasers on ebay that produce the lines. I would start looking there.
 

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PredatrHuntr

Master Member
This post confused me at first, but now I understand what you meant. When you see the tri-laser pattern in the line form, what you are seeing is actually inside the Bio helmet displayed on the screen - its not the actual laser.

Predator_37.jpg


It changes color to white for targeting lock:
Predator_39.jpg


The actual tri-laser in the Bio is the physical representation of the laser targeting:
Predator_38.jpg
 

Predatweaker

New Member
Has anyone noticed that most fan based copies of the predator mask happen to be slightly incorrect despite how many look so good??
After looking at many different re-designs of the predator helmet, it seems really strange to me that no one has yet tried to solve this problem.

If you look at any re-design, you can quite clearly see that the tri-lazer that the predator aims at someone with is a typical 3 dot pattern.

In comparrison to the films, you can see that the tri lazer is actually made up of 3 red lines.....

So I pose a question for all in the Lair, how do you think this problem can be ressolved? Do you think by modifying the helmet, it will give a better effect with the 3 red lines like in the film?

I have an idea of how this problem can be ressolved, and basically it is to obtain a larger lazer and stencil out the 3 red lines from an aluminium cover plate that can then be glued to the lazer used. In theory this would give a more effective look on the lazer, but this has not been yet put into practice.

If anyone has any other good ideas about how the predator helmet can be made more effective with respect to the lazer please let me know as I am very interested.

Cheers
The lines if you will notice are in any scene with fog or smoky conditions, fog in the jungle, cigar smoke in the Penthouse Predator 2. I got pics of me in my suits with tri laser lines popping the camera, it was in clubs with fog machines. The laser does make lines always but only visible if its smoked out.
 

SILVER DREDATOR

New Member
Nice one, I just had a response off someone else about that, going to buy and check out the quality though before incorporating it.... I can be a bit of a perfectionist some times and tend to change my mind about things quite often.

thanks very much for the info though, much appreciated :)
 

SILVER DREDATOR

New Member
Hi there, cheers for the info... someone pointed this out to me and now it makes sense.
I think I may still toy with the idea of the 3 red lines though to see what difference it makes and see which of the 2 are best.
It is a bit different like you pointed out but no one has done this yet so might try it anyway.
I really appreciate the feedback, its good to get info off other more experienced predator fans so not to make too many mistakes when designing something :)
 

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SILVER DREDATOR

New Member
Hey man, nice to hear that someone else has thought of this.
I got told though by other guys that this is wrong and that the 3 lines is how the predator sees the target through his bio-mask and that really is is 3 dots.
Having said that, you have obviously noticed something I have notices and actually made it.
What did you think of the outcome of this? Would you choose the 3 lines or the 3 dots? I really want to get my design right and make sure I choose the correct option.
Cheers
 

xdmray

Well-Known Member
although three dots is screen accurate, i think three lines would look pretty damn cool and could still be considered canon to pred tech.
 

hez1

New Member
I think you may need to quote replies in your posts...I have absolutely no idea what you're referring to with any of your answers there.
 

SILVER DREDATOR

New Member
Cheers for the thumbs up on that one, think its definately worth a try... We can always change it if it doesnt have the effect that we want
 

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