The Gadget Meister Tribute Prop Only Thread

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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    OK, no clothes...just props...I figured we can all contribute at this point...this prop means a great deal to me. First, I loved it as a child when i saw it on screen, second it does a TON of stuff that the FE doesn't do (working laser light, blue flash when trigger pulled, opening iris, flexible scope etc...), but most of all it was made by Ed...and we all know what that means! It is a masterpiece!

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  • Gadget MeisterGadget Meister Bicester, OxonPosts: 1,972MI6 Agent
    Very nice David, OK guys throw your Photos on here - Props only
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,063MI6 Agent
    edited July 2016
    Was trying to post a congratulation, but once again beaten by AJB gremlins...

    So suffice to say, blown away!
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Here's a pic I'm particularly fond of.

    On the right is the prototype of Maggie (the TB breather), the finished article is the left.

    In the front is the prototype DAD breather (Lisa) and in the back is an artist proof of the FE set that was put into production using my prototypes that I made them.

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  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    OK so I have a few props - nothing to write home about really - but this thread has inspired me to have a go at actually making something! This is quite a big leap for me as I don't really have access to any machinery and I'm not that technically minded... but watch this space.

    I hope that the great members of this forum will be able to assist me in making my first prop.... I've got something in mind... which Gadget Minder suggested when I contacted him recently.

    Oh and as soon as I get my camera out I'll take a few snaps of what I've got so far.

    Bye For Now! :-)
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,879MI6 Agent
    All here are delighted to help and/or encourage your progress! That is exciting.
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  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    All here are delighted to help and/or encourage your progress! That is exciting.

    Thanks! -{

    I've decided to have a go at making a Goldeneye Mine complete with working LED's and sound. Just won a Joystick on Ebay.
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    edited July 2016
    Can anyone advise if this is the correct paint for the Goldeneye Mine?

    In some places I've read it's Army Green and others I've read it's Olive Drab:

    http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/catalogsearch/result/?q=army+green

    http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/155-olive-drab-matt-12ml-acrylic-paint.html

    I'm guessing that I should get the acrylic? Also do I need a Primer to get a better finish?

    Thanks in anticipation of help.
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Gadget MeisterGadget Meister Bicester, OxonPosts: 1,972MI6 Agent
    I've always gone for the Olive Drab as the Army Green is a little too vibrant, Acrylic or Enamel, both need priming with a light sanding with a very fine grit paper between.
  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    I've always gone for the Olive Drab as the Army Green is a little too vibrant, Acrylic or Enamel, both need priming with a light sanding with a very fine grit paper between.

    Thanks GM

    Will I sand it and then prime it and then sand it and then paint it. Or do you mean just prime it and sand it and then paint it?

    You can really tell I am new to this can't you?
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Gadget MeisterGadget Meister Bicester, OxonPosts: 1,972MI6 Agent
    If it needs it, sand it before and after, but def after primer. It not only smoothest the surface but gives the paint a key to adhere to.
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Sand to 400-600 grit, prime, optional resand at 400 grit, reprime, top coat of colour, optional lacquer.

    Don't mix the type of paint. Ie, don't combine an acrylic primer with an enamel top coat. Enamels have better 'bite' on plastics, but can take longer to dry.
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  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    Thanks already for the help Minigeff and Gadget Meister! {[]
    "NEVER SAY NO TO ADVENTURES." Ian Fleming
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,879MI6 Agent
    See what I mean? Seriously, I talk a lot, but I learn here new things constantly.
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  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,842MI6 Agent
    edited July 2016
    Just a few things......

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    While I didn’t build the SPECTRE Tow sled…I made the twin spearguns mounted on the original prop.
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  • Gadget MeisterGadget Meister Bicester, OxonPosts: 1,972MI6 Agent
    Finally the master breaks cover and ........ Well need I say more, stupendous {[]
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,792MI6 Agent
    Stunning -{
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  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,842MI6 Agent
    Thanks, but credit must also go to some of my favorite Bond prop-makers as well. Special thanks to Christof, Jeff, Andy, George, Henrik and, I'm surre, some others I've missed. -Ed
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 2,309MI6 Agent
    That's it? :))
  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,842MI6 Agent
    This might be a good location to include these videos and links....

    THESPYBOYS – THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLECTOR PODCASTS

    PART 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp7yqoEFr-I

    PART 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktmeZjxOZoY

    PART 3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kNRlofU2M

    PART 4:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0QFS1hQKLg&feature=relmfu

    This link is to a YouTube video of a commercial we filmed with Desmond Llewelyn as “Q”
    for the SD Studios James Bond Replica props.
    (That’s me as the lab tech being pushed aside by Desmond)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TkrULxKlfI

    An interview of me at the 2013 AMAZICON Convention:
    http://thebondexperience.com/bond-videos/an-interview-with-a-james-bond-collector/

    Amazicon 2015 Q&A Panel I did with Lana Wood.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm32VXGpVQ4&feature=youtu.be

    My friend George’s Bond collection shown on ReelzTV with special guest appearance by myself & David Zaritsky.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UihDnS02AO0

    An article about my supplying replica spearguns for the last two surviving Thunderball Spectre Tow sleds:
    http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/44390/thunderball-spectre-tow-sled/

    I assisted in locating the “Lost” Geiger counter watch used in Thunderball:
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    And, on a side note, my contribution to the Star Wars films: (start at posting #73)
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=201804&page=3&highlight=thespyboys

    --ENJOY!!! ---Ed
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    And that's just a few things :s :))

    Stunning -{
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  • Aston Martin DBSAston Martin DBS Derbyshire, EnglandPosts: 659MI6 Agent
    Thanks for sharing Ed! Quite the inspiration to a novice like myself! {[]
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  • ttdriverttdriver Posts: 202MI6 Agent
    A Few!!!??? Nice stuff from the vast collection Ed. Guess you have shown us all that we should start posting too.
  • thespyboys11thespyboys11 Lindenwold,NJPosts: 1,842MI6 Agent
    Actually....that IS just a few. I've amassed quite a bit more since the photos and videos were taken. When I get a chance to take pics I WILL be posting them as well. And, as for others posting...............PLEASE!!! What's the good of our having all this if we don't get to "brag" and show (and share) it with our friends. --Ed
  • Gadget MeisterGadget Meister Bicester, OxonPosts: 1,972MI6 Agent
    And after all that was the reason I started this thread -{
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,884MI6 Agent
    Here's a blast from the past, the project that got the ball rolling...

    After seeing QoS, and what people were doing on a diecast forum, I decided to mix the two together. At the time it seemed quite popular for people to customise diecast models and do 'junkyard dioramas', weathering models to look all battered and run down.

    With my love of bond and model making, combining the two only seemed a natural progression.

    I put pics of the QoS DBS on a diecast forum where it got good reviews and feedback, and so posted it on mi6forums where it was spotted by one of our own, KE02 EWW. Paul suggested I post the images on (and join up to) AJB, it seemed a bit more mature and grownup from mi6, so I did and et voila, the rest is history.

    Along the way I've met some amazing people, namely Pete (dodgy spike) who have opened up the possibilities and given me some quite simply unheard of opportunities.

    I've done prototypes for Factory Entertainment, visited sets of Skyfall, been privy to inside info, gained contacts in the industry and got to meet some fanatically knowledgeable collectors in the Bond fraternity.

    I like to class many on here as my friends, who all know who you are. It's not been all plain sailing, and my own personal demons have lead to a somewhat turbulent path, but things are relatively back to normal. I credit AJB and its members for getting me back on track.

    This is what makes me believe that AJB has been, and continues to be the most welcoming and knowledgeable Bond forum. From being a member of other groups and forums in many different subjects, I see a lot of in fighting, squabbles and show offs, I don't really get involved with these groups and it's always nice to come 'home' as it were to AJB for some peace and quiet.

    So over the years things have progressed, I've learnt A LOT of skills and experience and had some invaluable guidance from very generous and kind people. I find it somewhat humbling but a little bemusing when people refer to my work in a positive light, any feedback is great but great feedback is excellent to hear and very uplifting. I don't class myself as 'the best', there's no need to try wearing a crown as other 'makers' here all have their own strengths in areas I'm not so great at, paper props, real weapons...., budgie smugglers.

    Long may it all continue!

    And it all began with a little diecast car....

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    To go alongside the QoS DBS was the CR version, after a certain 'Mr Bond' took it for a spin, or a roll actually, a world record breaking 7 barrel rolls to be precise.

    There was a case for this too, and the original plan was to have it signed for charity auction. It got as far as 138, but due to legal reasons it couldn't be signed, so was returned.... In a Jiffy bag. Sadly the case was no more :(

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    So there's my two favourite pieces that I've made myself, I'll dig a few more bits out to show again soon.

    Cheers,

    MG
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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    I am proud to say I own one of the above cars from MG....still resides in a special place in my collection...
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,358MI6 Agent
    Incredible, incredible work on here - absolutely magnificent! -{
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,348Chief of Staff
    I have one of the QoS cars - it's simply stunning ! You'd think it was 'officially commissioned' to look at it - but then you realise it's FAR better than that because 'they' wouldn't take the care and professionalism and love that went into producing it -{

    Hadn't seen the CR version before :o
    YNWA 97
  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 3,084MI6 Agent
    Those cars are AWESOME MG!
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