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 Post subject: Motion Tracker - Built in progress
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:09 pm 
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I cannot say how much I'm enjoying this built. There are so many great topics on the web and especially here to research the built and the prop itself. You can click on each pic to view it larger. I'll start with some recent projects I've done. Then I'll move on to the gathering of the parts, which is not fully completed at the moment. Then I'll show a few shots from the assembling and the present state of the built.
Here's the beast to start it all, the Kango 426 drill:
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Hama Slide Viewer B101 (mine is actually the model "3643")
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The Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 2500 flash unit
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Hama "Selbst-auslöser 5401" ("Automatic shutter release") and its box
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AC Transformer from the Matchbox Powertrack 2000 series and up
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Nobles great find and fixed Sphygmomanometer inner casing plus 3D printed bracket
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Currently I'm waiting for a Jobolux Minilight or Jobo "Laborleuchte" ("Laboratory lamp"). It should be here within the next week. I'll upload the next parts when I've found them.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Next up was the disassembling of the Kango which was not easy at all, but manageable. I could give some advice if somebody needs help. But I would say there is everything you need on the web. :) Or in your toolbox.
Make sure to make pictures of where you've removed which bolt/screw! Because you will disassemble the drill a lot of time.
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I took the drill parts to my work where we have some sort of a washing machine for tools and metal parts. After a few washes within that industrial cleaner it was mostly apart from the grease. I took it one time to my dishwasher but he wasn't able to remove it... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:36 pm 
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After spray-coating the parts I've started assembling the Tracker.
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I found a vintage knob in a lot at my work and added it. Not screen accurate at all, but I really like it.

I've used the cable from the Kango drill as it seems to be the correct one. I took parts of it for both, the Viewer cable and the one on the top.


Be very carefully when drilling your Slide Viewer. He's stiff, but probably not to solid at all.
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Mounted it without the female part is also possible.
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Added Vivitar flash parts was a cool job to do.
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And my box for the spare parts :D with added stickers.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:42 pm 
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In the meanwhile I got a new re-shaped pump bracket from Noble. Finally I could add the Pump widget yesterday.
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I also use a part of the removed Kango front piece as a display stand. :) Nice, huh?
That's it for now, the current state as seen above. Progress pictures will be available soon. Hopefully my little brown bess spraycan will be enough for the rest of the parts. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker - Built in progress
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:44 pm 
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Thank you retrogarde. :) Much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:09 pm 
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Looks great!
I like the idea of using the front piece as a display stand.
What's your plan for the Hama Display? A picture or a video player?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:47 pm 
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Thank you man :)
I really liked the idea of using a small LCD Mp3-Mp4 Player. I'll probably using one of them and let the video loop over and over again. Or adding some other videos as well. Have to check the available players and videos first. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Jobo Minilight was arrived today. I immediately started disassembling it and was ready to spray it. Unfortunately the paint was not enough and was over in the middle of the road. Now I have to wait until a new can came in. :/


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Some progress pictures with
-attached Jobo minilight (still lights up upon the Tracker)
-cross-shaped bolts on the washer
-Added left grip cable and a rod within
I've used the cable from the Matchbox-AC, especially picked the part with "Made in Great Britain" as seen in the picture now. Nice real world touch.
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Also a nice touch from the former owner (underneath the Jobolight)
engraved initials or a kind of inventory nr.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:06 am 

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Nicely done mate. Love build threads.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:12 pm 
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Thank you :)
The next step is probably the sling and the swivels.
The olympus panel and the pentax control seems to be harder to find at a decent price..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Your build is coming along great! Thanks for sharing your progress!

I am currently gathering parts for one myself, very slow going!

I haven't had any luck finding the slide viewer, Jobo light or pentax remote.

I did get the correct self timer, but may be looking for another soon. I also have the Vivitar and Bisley swivels. Webley & Scott no longer make swivels, according to their director Roger Williams, who I have emailed.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:20 am 

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The Pentax hama remote release took me about 3 years to find. Problem is it feels like an item that wouldn't last long if used a lot.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:24 pm 
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Moosh89 wrote:
Your build is coming along great! Thanks for sharing your progress!

I am currently gathering parts for one myself, very slow going!

I haven't had any luck finding the slide viewer, Jobo light or pentax remote.

I did get the correct self timer, but may be looking for another soon. I also have the Vivitar and Bisley swivels. Webley & Scott no longer make swivels, according to their director Roger Williams, who I have emailed.


Thanks a lot moosh. It's a pleasure to share it with people with the same passion. I think the Bisley swivels are great and will do the job, too. If I find any doubles of the parts you need I'll let you know. :)

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The Pentax hama remote release took me about 3 years to find. Problem is it feels like an item that wouldn't last long if used a lot.


Wow..three years.... I believe so, too. Why else should it have to be so rare :/
The only good thing is, the Tracker looks also good without the remote. But it's still missing a part and will be nit complete. I was thinking about getting a replica..but I think I'm going to wait for the correct item.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Andy - when I have the time, would it be OK if I took your images and converted them to attachments hosted on Aliens Legacy so the images are still guaranteed to be available in the coming years?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Pug50 wrote:
Andy - when I have the time, would it be OK if I took your images and converted them to attachments hosted on Aliens Legacy so the images are still guaranteed to be available in the coming years?


Yes Sir. :) no problem at all.
Thank you for this service.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:53 pm 

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I'm completely jealous of this build! I have a resin kit which is pretty sweet but I would love to upgrade to some real parts!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:08 am 
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Haha, good to see you active here too dr_slurpee, Just sent you a message on the RPF, but this is mostly where I am :) You will find plenty of info for a tracker and other things, like Andy's fantastic thread here!

Super jealous as well, Andy! :delta:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Thank you, both. That's a honor to me.
Unfortunately its not done yet.
Still looking for the Hama pentax remote, slings & swivels, Olympus panel and calculator number board. But the most fun is to discuss with you on the forum.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:33 pm 
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dr_slurpee wrote:
I'm completely jealous of this build! I have a resin kit which is pretty sweet but I would love to upgrade to some real parts!


What are the prices on those kits?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:04 pm 
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I paid $160 CAD shipped for my Nick-a-tron kit

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Fairly a good deal shipped also.
From the pics I'd say nickatrons kit is a great one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:46 am 

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I got mine in trade, but yes it's a nice kit!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:32 am 
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Finally some little steps ahead.
I found a wire at a box in my garage for the pump widget to the hama self timer and added a pair of Bisley sling swivels. Now I'm awaiting my sling from Noble.
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