what about hydrospanners and the like?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Bradleyfett, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Has anyone tackled any of the various tools seen in the OT?

    Off the top of my head:
    Luke's tools (Looks like you've got a lot of carbon scoring here...)
    Chewy's welder
    Han's Hydrospanners

    For that matter, is there any good reference shots of these? Its funny how so much info had surfaced on props from the OT (lightsabers and the like), and yet nothing from the archieves on these more mundane objects.

    Mark
     
  2. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bradleyfett @ Apr 26 2006, 04:16 PM) [snapback]1233649[/snapback]</div>
    Aw man, I don't know if these props exist any more. I wonder if there are any pics?

    B
     
  3. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I've never seen anyone do them. Someone may have done the ESB welder that Leia uses because it was made from a flash unit.

    I *think* one of the tools in Han's tool box, when it falls in the pit on him, is a slide hammer (automotive tool you use to pull out dents).
     
  4. Solo Nomo

    Solo Nomo New Member

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    I've always wanted to know what the hydrospanner was made of. Tools rock.
     
  5. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    I read in an interview with the late Nick Harrison of Norank Engineering, (the company that did a lot of engineering projects on the OT including R2) that he felt sure Chewie's welding gear was theirs.

    Whether it was dressed up or used straight out of the toolbox I don't know.

    Han's welding goggles came up for auction at Christies a few years ago but were withdrawn from sale before the auction started unfortunately.



    Jeremy
     
  6. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Were Han's welding goggles identified?

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gonk27 @ Apr 28 2006, 09:25 AM) [snapback]1234698[/snapback]</div>
     
  7. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kurtyboy @ Apr 28 2006, 01:55 PM) [snapback]1234755[/snapback]</div>
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    Do you mean identified as in the specific make of goggle? -no I don't think so, nothing in the auction catalogue anyway.

    Jeremy
     
  8. JRHermle

    JRHermle New Member

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    Here are a few I made. Nowhere near accurate though...
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  9. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Still pretty cool.
     
  10. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JRHermle @ Apr 28 2006, 07:32 PM) [snapback]1235151[/snapback]</div>

    NICE.
    :thumbsup
     
  11. Jedi Lawja

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    Never mind accuracy, those tools look fantastic. I love the addition of a meter/control box. How about some tutorials?

    Jay
     
  12. jediscout

    jediscout Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [image]http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/20/20300/folders/240494/1886205toolbox.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/20/20300/folders/240494/1886206btmwelding.jpg[/image]
     
  13. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Finding those goggles would be cool.
     
  14. JRHermle

    JRHermle New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jedi Lawja @ Apr 30 2006, 08:11 AM) [snapback]1235828[/snapback]</div>
    Well, I just got a digital camera a few days ago, and with work schedule... hmm, might take a week or two before getting something up. I'd have to make them from scratch again.
     
  15. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JRHermle @ May 1 2006, 12:35 AM) [snapback]1236236[/snapback]</div>
    Well, I just got a digital camera a few days ago, and with work schedule... hmm, might take a week or two before getting something up. I'd have to make them from scratch again.
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    We're not in any rush-rush hurry. :) Knowing they're work in process warms our cold little hearts. <G>

    Jay
     
  16. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does this holster belt make my butt look big?

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    :lol
     
  17. Solo Nomo

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    JRHermle,

    Your work looks so much like the real thing I had to do a double-take. Great job. Any tips on where to forage for found parts?

    In the source photo above, the middle-tip of the left-most tool looks like the innards of a motorcycle inline fuel filter.
     
  18. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Herm,

    Fantastic. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.


    Maybe I've jsut gotten burned out on blasters and lightsabers, but for some reason I've been taking notice of these kind of more obscure. more utilitarian props. There aren't many, but they follow the same brilliant used-galaxy look as the OT weapons.

    Off the top of my head, here's a list of tools/non-weapon props that we've seen used in the OT:

    (Please feel free to add to the list)

    Jawa welder
    Droid caller
    restaining bolt
    Luke's tool (no jokes) he used on R2 to remove the 'carbon scoring'
    Luke's Macros
    Stormie/Hoth Rebel Macros
    Stormie comlink

    Han's rebel scanner
    Han's hyrospanners
    Chewie's welder
    Welding goggles
    M. Falcon O2 mask

    (On Dagobah:)
    Luke's lamp
    Luke's food box
    Luke's misc. cargo boxes

    Other possibilities:
    Rebel Pilot things in shoulder pockets (tools? flares?)
    Boba Fett's shin tools (I still believe they are tools rather than weapons)
    Things in Han's belt

    Mark
     
  19. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    Most of those have been made already and even have reliable suppliers.

    Especially the pilot arm tools.

    The Jawa welder is identified and somewhat available (although I guess getting harder due to the age)

    Droid caller is identified and several people have made versions of it.

    Luke's Macros has had most of the real world parts identified. People have either re-created it or used resin copies of pieces.

    The Falcon oxygen mask is another real world item and has been re-created as well.

    The Fett shin tools are mostly photographer's equipment and I believe have all been identified.

    I do agree though that adding some of those items to a costume or display gives it that extra "real" touch.
     
  20. Gigatron

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bradleyfett @ May 9 2006, 03:08 PM) [snapback]1241275[/snapback]</div>
    I'm pretty sure everything I left on the list has been identified (at least I hope that was the intention of the list)

    Jawa welder - a still-available two gas refillable welder. Comes with 2 12oz gas cannisters that are mixed for welding. I forget where I got mine from but I'll take a look at it and post it up.

    Luke macros - A eumig servomatic camera, lenses from a kalimar six sixty and a viewer hood from and knobs from the same.

    Hoth macros - Simrad range finder

    O2 mask - son't remember make and model, but it was identified

    Boba's shin tools - old paint stirrers

    Han's belt - CO2 cylinders and droid caller flash

    The rest, I'm not too sure about.

    -Fred
     
  21. superjedi

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JRHermle @ Apr 28 2006, 04:32 PM) [snapback]1235151[/snapback]</div>
    Whoa. . . those are cool. Are those all fan-made, or are any of them shots of screen used pieces?
     

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