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Galaxy's Edge - Props Build

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We have our yearly convention coming up at the end of June and I'm always looking to build something new for the public to see and as many of us down under won't get the opportunity to get to see Galaxy's Edge I thought it could be nice to replicate a few thigs we've seen so far.

 

709th legion banner and also the new Star Wars style aurebesh Coke and bottles.

 

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Now this was a bit of work, of course I couldn't find any fonts that exactly matched so I had to photoshop a few different versions together. FO Emblem and helmet weren't an issue as they are standard and I was able to find them on a google search, shame I couldn't find larger versions though as they are just a little soft/pixely on the edges.

 

I prefer using the pull-up banner stands rather than flags as they are self standing and don't require any fixings but I'm thinking I may still do a flag in case there is hanging room. Have a fellow member who works at an Officeworks store who can get printing down at discount which saved some $'s and here it is.

 

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Coke reference

 

 

 

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So the first thing was to replicate the font, again it was a matter of photoshopping a few different fonts as well as using the iconic Coke font. Had to print a couple of pages to get the right size, roughly measuring from computer screen. I was pretty happy how they turned out, not exact but pretty close.

 

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Next was to find orbs, half an hour walk around the shops and found some plastic orb solar garden lights roughly the right size, $4 each. Indecently we've never had the Coke round bottles here but did notice while searching they've been a thing at some Christmas's in the US.

 

Next was the tops, no way I could have found these locally so it was time to put the new 3D printer and software to work. Enlarged the images with the girl holding the bottle on screen and roughly sized and designed from there, next printed just under 2 hours each, not exact but I'm pretty happy with them. 

 

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Painted the orb's with a base silver, once dry added strips of black decal sheet to emulate the dark lines (I gather these are clear and can see the Coke inside). Next cut out the printed wording, added clear tape on top, gave them multiple cuts on the ends to help them bend and applied. Lastly the paint, I used acrylic water based paint, found them really easy to use when weathering my Sandy so used the same principals with them. Once rubbed back and weathered I sealed them with a clear coat so the weathering won't rub off.

 

That done I tried find a box similar, no way I was going to find the exact box and I really didn't want it that big. Happy with a similar box I gave it a light sand and applied a few coats of red enamel, once dry in was on to weathering. While drying I made a couple of bent strips of aluminium, when you take of the lid you can turn it around and with the aluminium strips you can stand the lid up showing the logo. That I made once again merging fonts, printed out on paper, the cut out, traced around those on white decal sheet and then cut out and applied, was a bit of work but nice way to spend a rainy day inside.

 

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Also made a base plate for inside the box so I don't have to completely fill the box, covered the plate in chrome finish decal sheet which should help reflect the fake ice I'm waiting to arrive. I've also got some blue EI wire which I may use underneath the fake ice but will have to see how much it shows through before final fitting it.

 

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All in all I'm pretty happy the way it all turned out, I wish I'd taken more photos but I was just head down an too busy building.

 

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Will update once the fake ice arrives.

 

Got a few more things I am thinking of putting togther but we'll see how the design stages work out, works in my head :blink::laugh1:

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, nice work Glen, where do you find the time?

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Dude you seriously need to come to the states I'll put you to work finishing all the costumes I don't have time to build :laugh1:

Stellar work as always :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

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Well the fake ice arrived and was tiny and covered about 1/8th of the base so after trying a few different things I've made some out of clear cellophane, will do for now, still looking at adding some lights under the ice too.

 

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Still waiting for some door switches to arrive from China, they must be coming by slow boat, been 8 weeks already. Door switches? well someone is going to get a surprise if they try to pick a drink up ;) 

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1 hour ago, ukswrath said:

Flippin awesome

Thanks Tony

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Amazing stuff as usual Glen, going to need a demo video of the door switch alarm lol.

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4 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Amazing stuff as usual Glen, going to need a demo video of the door switch alarm lol.

Cheers Andrew, will definitely have an a demo once it's all finished :D 

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As promised here's the update.

 

Door switches arrived but as expected the spring tension was too tight, ended up replacing and using some springs from some pens, worked out I needed one and half springs.

 

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Cups to hold the coke and water attached also door switches.

 

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Aker amp and mp3 player attached

 

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Wiring added and cut off switch attached.

 

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And assembled, anti theft device complete

 

 

 

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I LOVE IT

Always outdoing yourself Q, very nice indeed.

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Truly one of the (pardon the pun) coolest things I have seen here, Glen.  What's next, a blue milk vending machine?  Bantha jerky? :)

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Glen you should send a photo of this to someone at Disney advertising. You never know it might land you a contract making or designing stuff for them, or get free goodies, or maybe even a trip to GE ;). Disney LOVES fan based anything that promotes their products. They thrive on it.

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That is wicked! Well done sir!

And as Tony says above ^^^^, send it in to them 

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Thanks for the kind words guys, did have a quick look for a Disney contact but hard to find a direct email.

 

Have 2 more weeks to put the finishing touches on some background props, most of which I find at a the local tip shop (recycling centre) so they don't cost much to build it's only time and I've got plenty of that these days.

 

Not accurate but I doubt younglings will know ;) 

 

 

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