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 Post subject: Q: "Where Can I Find: A Motion Tracker?"
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:02 pm 
Is there anyone out there offering a kit of some sort? I'd really like one.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:21 pm 
try this site..... they have a built one and a kit.. youll have to make changes to make accurate but its a start.


www.resin-movie-reproductions.com/index.php/department/department/Aliens%20Film%20Props.html


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:01 pm 
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Quote:©2003 resin-movie-reproductions.com is a registered trademark. All rights reserved

I don't think so
www.patent.gov.uk/tm/

The contact information is remarkably helpful too :roll:



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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:37 pm 
I have one of Global Uplink's trackers, finally got the time to work on it. Compairing Global Uplink's and other fan made and originals, they did a pretty good job on making it, some things are off like the Slide viewer is WAAAY too big. Mine needs a lot of prep work to get it workable, it almost looks like they clayed up the master quickly and dunked it into silicone, in some of the inner corners, looks like clay was just pushed in and not smoothed out.... friggen' annoying to sand that area.

It'll work till I get the rest of the real parts for my other one! :P

I'll post some pix soon.

Jeff
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:57 pm 
I'm assuming that is the Ebay seller Global_Uplink who has recently added the marine helmet kit to his lineup?

The prices are steep on this web page....better to wait till he posts em on ebay. He does every so often.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:22 pm 
:P :lol: yeah I tend to use funky avatars... that's my latest haha

Here's some real crappy pix of my Global Uplink Motion Tracker, I'm in the process of filling holes...sanding...priming...sanding...etc... CA glue and Baking soda are my friends!!! :lol:

[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0003-vi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0004-vi.jpg[/img]

This is the biggest problem areas of the body, this area needs to be scratched built since it was way too thin- the MT is hallow cast. I had to pour more resin into it to give it more strength. The back of the handle will need to be plugged, I filled it with resin.
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v51/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0005-vi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v47/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0006-vi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v51/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0007-vi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0008-vi.jpg[/img]

The Global Uplink "slide view"
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0009-vi.jpg[/img]
[img]http://images4.fotki.com/v50/photos/4/42027/391648/DSCF0010-vi.jpg[/img]

I'm planning on removing all the resin screws and replace with real ones.... also, what can I use for the keypad?????

Jeff
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:39 pm 
The built up one looks ridiculous for the price you're paying.

What is that colour!?! Mottled puke green?:roll:

I'm sure the majority of us (if not every last one of us) could do a better job with the raw kit!

It is cute that they throw in a little egg with it.

Wonder how much they would charge for shipping?

EBAY WAR!!!! THE NEXT ONE IS MINE!!!
Kevin

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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:07 pm 
I have to say, after buying the original source parts to build my own, his version doesn't look all that much off. The main body alone looks very correct, and would be well worth the $110 USD to build off of. He even seems to have the correct key pad block....very surprising. Now the key board itself....that's not so good.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:09 pm 
A kit is one option and like DSB say’s it doesn’t look too bad for the money. Have you considered building up from found parts ?



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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:11 pm 
Alex has the Global Uplink MT I built - I'm sure the viewer wasn't as big as that on the one I made! :shock: And the build-up is terrible! Where the hell did they get those colours from? And the keypad is so far out!

(And I've got to ask - what do you use the baking soda for?)

$110 is only £66 - not bad really for the kit - postage as far as I remember was $25, Global uplink always wanted paying in $ even though they are in the UK.

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- I'm sorry but seeing this sort of thing does not make me feel comfortable!!!

I have bought before and I know they deliver quickly - but having this sort of thing on your site is like shooting yourself in the foot!!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:47 pm 
:lol:
Now THAT's an Avatar :lol:

Sorry, Hijack over



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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:32 am 
Give the guy the special handshake, a wink and a nudge, and he'll do you a better deal. Last I spoke to him, He offered me it for £35 + p&p. Not sure if he still woukd do.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:08 am 
Not bad except for thr Hama viewer, but of course they are pretty easy to get, so that is not so bad.

I guess I will have to just be content with my Deck 36 one....;)

Oh, and before any newer members ask, the D36 version is LONG out of production and I am pretty sure the few of us who got them will not be letting them go....

2004 will be a good year.

Cheers

Tony Densley, Board Admin.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:20 am 
uscm:

Your *still* waiting for a kit? I was told all paid for kits were shipped. How can I help?

-Willie


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:32 am 
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Quote:I guess I will have to just be content with my Deck 36 one....


Still waiting for my D36 MT... :roll: *sigh*
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:50 am 
well like i said its a start... better than nothing.. although id buy only the kit and build up from there... (using the drill piece only)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:08 am 
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Quote:(And I've got to ask - what do you use the baking soda for?)


ummm... just try it.... hehehehe... put some baking soda in a airpocket or bubble in a resin piece, then a drop of super glue.... :twisted: you'll see!!!! goodbye bondo for small problems!!!!

Jeff
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:20 pm 
Just a bit of back-story for the record:

Global Uplink is run by Lance-Adam Croft (formerly Lawrence Nathan) who ran the 'Fiction & Fantasy Models' store and mail-order service back in the 1990's in North London.

The Tracker that's (still) on my website (who said 'update' just then?!) is a modified Fiction & Fantasy kit.

The F&F trackers are casts from a tracker that was commissioned by Lawrence Nathan after Aliens was released. According to Terry Reed, who built the original MT's, it was built by someone else but under his direction.

Before it got cast it was rented from Lawrence Nathan to photograph for inclusion in the Colonial Marines Technical Manual. It was later offered for sale as an original prop used by Sigourney Weaver.

Harry.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:34 pm 
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Quote:Global Uplink is run by Lance-Adam Croft (formerly Lawrence Nathan)


Hmmm. There must be some story there.

Ah, from now I am to be known as The Artist Formerly Known as MAA...:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:08 pm 
Does he wear a false beard as well? :P


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:14 pm 
The hardest part is getting the drill body. most of the other parts can be found fairly easy. I still need to start on my tracker, but it will be all reall parts except the widget and transformer box, which i bought resin copies off from a boardmember. I have spend around 200 - 250 bucks sofar, and was lucky enough to find the drill for only 50 UK Pounds.

Cheers,

Marc
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:40 pm 
That's funny - Lance Adam Croft implied that he was a 'struggling student' aged about 19. I assume that's not entirely true then. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:05 am 
Is this Tracker (Global Uplink) a recast of someone elses?

-Willie

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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:10 pm 
Willie,

I mentioned a little about the history to the Global Uplink Tracker on page 1 of this thread.

Harry.
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 Post subject: Re: Looking to pick up a Motion Tracker
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:55 am 
Master Replicas also made an officially licensed Aliens Motion Tracker, search eBay for keywords "Motion Tracker" and/or "Master Replicas" and you should be able to find one.

-Willie

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