TRON

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by RKW, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Was watching TRON on DVD the other night and I wondered if anybody had produced any replicas? It would be nice to own a helmet with some kind of EL-wire or luminous tape setup that makes it glow.

    After watching the making of TRON I was suprised to see a Black Hole sentry droid used in the early test shots.
     
  2. Sidewinder

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  3. RedTwoX

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    I'd like to know about this too. I keep thinking about making a disk. I also had the idea of using EL sheet to light it. Maybe use two frisbees with the electronics sandwiched between them...

    The Helmet is a cool idea. What could we use for a base? It fits pretty close to the knoggin, so something like a batting helmet wouldn't work well. Perhaps a helmet liner?

    What's out there?
     
  4. TK171

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    Helmet? Cooper hockey Helmet. Sk2000?

    [image]http://i11.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/1e/4d/38_2.JPG[/image]
     
  5. Apollo

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    There have been a few threads on this subject.

    From what I recall a few have done the costume and disk.

    Cue Pic of our favorite fan.. :D
     
  6. TK171

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    "Cue Pic of our favorite fan.. "

    thought Had crossed my mind.. but no. didn't want to go there. :lol
     
  7. RedTwoX

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    Say.... that's not bad at all. In fact, that's a great suggstion. I may just have a new project :D Thanks TK171.
     
  8. soltic

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    Disney auctioned off quite a bit of original suits & helmets, ooh about a good 3-4 years ago now (on eBay)....

    Mostly whitish suit w/ reflective taping & piping most of the stuff was in relatively good to poor condition (considering it's age)....

    If I remember the Cooper helmet was the base - most of the arm accessories & such were foam....

    Here's a good Tron link, haven't visited in a while should have some links...

    http://www.tron-sector.com/default.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    BTW, finished the resto on my Tron upright including beautiful Phoenix Arcade graphics etc. - if anybody has a machine & needs advice, drop me a line.

    -Rod
     
  9. propcicle

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    I know that was the first thing that went through my mind... unfortunately :cry

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  10. RKW

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    You wouldn't be refering to "Tron Guy" now would you? A guick search on google revealed some disturbing results.

    EDIT - Yes you would from the image above :lol
     
  11. RKW

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    That's interesting to know that they had reflective taping as the screen used stuff seemed to be just black lines drawn on the suits?
     
  12. LeMarchand

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    To quote Ace Venture....:"Your balls are showing...."

    Marc
     
  13. Jedidentist

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    Here are the Tron and Flynn helmets I made, as well as a disc.

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    I also have a casting of one of the film discs that an individual was selling around here for a while...it's much smaller than a real Frisbee (think Frisbee golf disc).


    These were a PITA to make...as I'm sure others who've made such helmets can attest to. These would be near impossible to do as an EL effect and keep remotely accurate. This has been gone over many times before. A disc could possibly be made with EL sheeting, but could only be used for display purposes only. You'd have to take a Frisbee and a router and cut out the rings, lay the EL sheet from the backside, and then glue the rings back on. At least, that's the best plan I could come up with. However, it wouldn't be cheap, as the materials would cost you upwords of $150 to do...and then you'd have to do it right the first time and not screw up. Best of luck to anyone who tries...it's been a project I've had on the back burner for years (thus the reason I have the blank disc)

    Derek
     
  14. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol Sadly some one DID go there.

    Thanks propcicle. :p
     
  15. greatwazoo42

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    I bought the film as a UMD for my PSP so I wouldn't be bored on an airplane flight and noticed something funny as hell. Anyone notice what's printed across the top of one wall of Alan's cubicle?
     
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    Holly hell, that picture says "click to enlarge"?.....
     
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  18. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    GOD *......once was enough :eek:

    Stop including the pic of Tron Guy in your replies.
     
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  20. Jedidentist

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    I saw those in the store. They're just a flying disc with some EL wire attached to it. You'd need EL sheets to get a decent enough effect.
     
  21. THEWRAPOFCONS

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    As had as I have tried to stay out of the public light about this costume I feel its time I came forward as the person who sold Jay Maynard his Tron costume in the first place, there are times you just have to step forward and take the blame. :)

    No seriously I actually did sell it to him, no fooling.
     
  22. Apollo

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    :lol Safe to say you will never think of this Movie the same way again.

    I know I have not since I saw that Pic. :lol
     
  23. Emeldahay

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    [​IMG]



    CAMEL TOE</span>.
     
  24. LeMarchand

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    I am filing charges for this......Assault with a deadly photo.... :lol
     
  25. Emeldahay

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    [​IMG]

    THe longer you stare at the bigger it seems to get..
     
  26. RKW

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    OK Emeldahay, YOU NEED HELP.

    In order to retain a flat surface it would be nice to find a paint that glows like the stuff they use for Predator blood. Just need to find some in blue.

    Thanks for the links so far.
     
  27. jordankarr

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    :cry :cry OH... MY... Thats just not right. :cry :cry :lol
     
  28. Betamin

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    *Betamin clawing at his eyes in horror*

    MAKE THE BAD MAN IN THE LIGHTED SUIT GO AWAY...
     
  29. stonky

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    MY EYES.... THEY BURN...
     
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  31. trixter

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    We made some pieces of Tron armor for some bits we were testing for some visual effects

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  32. gnrlotto

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    THe longer you stare at the bigger it seems to get..


    Duuuuuude. Not cool.

    To quote Ren:

    My brain, my hot, steaming, braaaaain.
     
  33. eaviii

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    A bigger prop based on the film . . .
    [image]http://www.fotoheap.com/image.php?on=207&an=672&in=10437&t=i[/image][image]http://www.fotoheap.com/image.php?on=207&an=672&in=10435&t=i[/image]
    [image]http://www.fotoheap.com/image.php?on=207&an=672&in=2263&t=i[/image]

    The software and my artwork is shareware at www.roguesynapse.com.


    I like this guy's artwork better (he clearly knows what he's doing in AI compared to my clumsy Photoshop stuff). This is Jarret's beautiful cabinet art at BYOAC
    [image]http://jheather.com/spaceparanoids/downloads/space_paranoids_marquee_thumb.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://jheather.com/spaceparanoids/downloads/space_paranoids_side_thumb.jpg[/image]

    He made everything but a bezel- The link is http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?...51425#msg351425

    I like his artwork so much I may rewrite Space Paranoids to match it better to the movie (learned a few things in my 18 month wrangling of Starfighter). My original Paranoids program has a dipswitch to make it "Space Paranoids Deluxe" in all on screen text and logo.

    Doc
     
  34. mez7

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  36. juno

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    I saved a lot of the pics from the Disney auctions. If someone REALLY wants / needs them, shoot me an e-mail (not a PM -- since I'll need to e-mail them to you).
     

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