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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply wonderfull joberg, its looking amazing, Im so happy for and envious of you. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback guys Well, next was the dreaded grey colour...I'm glad to report that the whole thing was near perfection Cool .
Next I sprayed a coat of silver + coat of mat varnish and it was off building the baffles at the rear. Remember; I opted for a static version of the machine, so the baffles are on the"up" mode, later I'll make other ones, but in a "down" mode. Of course, I had to try the lighting for the overall look . Next the little screens!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovin' this more and more Joberg, can't wait to see it finished.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOLY POOP!!!!!!!!!! That is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Very Happy

The bellows look spot-on. Can't wait to see it breathe!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks so awesome. I'd totally love to get my hands on one.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming along quite impressively. Great work.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go away for a couple of weeks and folks start building VKs!
outstanding work joberg!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let there be lights! (I'm quoting Tim ). Well, here we are folks; this baby is lit and it seems everything is working so far. Small details to work out before tackling the arm (that'll be fun), as you can see, I designed some graphics for the small screens...Thanks again for your comments

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very nice!

Fluroescent lights put out a significant amount of Ultra Violet light which, over time, will cause photographic-based (and much inkjet-based) graphics to eventually fade. You might want to pick up a small piece of UV-A plex to place behind the graphic inside the VK. UV-A means Ultra Violet Absorbing, and it's clear and won't reduce your light output or shift the colors.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes the arm... not sure if this is of any help or even if its already been discussed (couldn't find anything in the archives) but ...

i was taking apart my camera yesterday and while dismantling the shotgun mic assembly i kept thinking how familiar it looked without that mic in it. it clicked when i logged on and saw your project joberg.

shock mounts. studio mic shock mounts.

they are usually attached to articulating arms with built in pulleys, they can gimbal and retract, and (IMHO) they are somewhat reminiscent of the arm on the VK. perhaps they were the inspiration or even one was retrofitted for the original VK.

i mean, think of it ... they are in a studio and prop builders are asked to come up with something. they are known for their resourcefulness and ability to use whatever is available to them. there would ostensibly be audio gear kicking around. they might have done this, made a number of mods, mounted the camera instead of a mic, added a bunch of detail (i know i am oversimplifying) and ... perhaps ... viola?

see below a few images i pulled from a most-cursory search into shock mount kits. its a shot in the dark but i thought at the very least, it could be a lead for us on sourcing the VK build-out and in your case, picking up an old/used/broken shock-mount system and retrofitting it could save you a bit of time versus a scratch-build.

your lights look awesome by the way!
cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tony for the tip; that's why I used Letraset: it will not fade with the ultra-violets that those lamps are spewing into my graphics...not the case with the eye, I thought of it too late I guess, but it'll be fine, since I'm not counting on lighting that VK 24/7 anyway.

Photek: thanks for sharing; I think, and by looking at the high-res pics on different sites, that the prop guys built that arm almost from scratch...it looks like the arm of a turn table/bomber navigator aiming device as I said before, it's going to be a challenge to built, 'cause there are 2 different versions and some of the "greeblies" are missing on one version in particular...oh well, we'll see what route I'll choose at the end Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW. This is coming along quite nicely. I'm super jealous!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning, Joberg!
Just don't test it on any of us Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to gather the different pieces for the arm and the view-piece and thinking also about the VK manual for a final photo shoot Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't wait!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait Joberg.
For the VK manual, i started a topic a while ago that has some info. Hope it helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gaff!...yeah, I remembered your topic on the V.K. manual and said to meself: why not?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you'll show some pictures of the "VK project" when you're done. Would love to see it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work, joberg.

I'm going to move this thread over to the Replica and Screen Used Props area, since it seems much more appropriate there.
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