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 Post subject: Locker
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:02 pm 
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When are you guys going to knock this one out?

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Looks like a 3.5 " floppy bay
I'm sure some one here can figure out the calculator, and teh rest :D

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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Well volunteered, Marine!!


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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Well volunteered, Marine!!


:P :lol:


I second the motion.

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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:40 pm 
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Stephan (Pulseriflefan) has been looking for that calulator for some time now, but without luck yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Who the hell is Cpl J. Hicks?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:26 pm 
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"James..... It's James...."
"Ellen....."

Why Dwayne, though. 'Mike Hicks' sounds good enough.
Or did they not know the name of the replacement when they wrote that part of the script?


Tarim - Can you not scratch-build that, then?


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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Bug Stomper wrote:
Stephan (Pulseriflefan) has been looking for that calulator for some time now, but without luck yet


Found this calculator while surfing around... same width of 5 buttons and similar screen, wonder if it's an easier find to modify and make molds of?



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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Tarim - Can you not scratch-build that, then?


umm, no :(

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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:07 am 
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Looks like it says it's a model "VL/34"....
The shot of 'Ski's locker in the Quad bonuses is a touch clearer;


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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:11 pm 
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an the important part seems to be covered or scratched out :x

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 Post subject: Re: Locker
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Looks more like 'Vk' to me.

Of all the calculators I've looked at, the closest have been Casios.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:42 am 
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You gents would haffa give me some time and total commitment before approaching something as detailed as this...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:48 am 
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Ohhhh man! I'm in Tommin if you make 'em! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Looking at the slot on left of the lock the shape and absence of an eject button make me wonder if it is one of the now long defunct 3 inch (as opposed to 3.5 inch) Floppy disc drives? The one that took discs like this?

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Also has anyone else noticed that some of the markings on the calculator keys are different on the 2 locks shown?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:22 am 
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Looking at the slot on left of the lock the shape and absence of an eject button make me wonder if it is one of the now long defunct 3 inch (as opposed to 3.5 inch) Floppy disc drives? The one that took discs like this?


You may be right about this. I'm currently using a typical 3.5" floppy face plate as the main point of reference for dimensions, etc. There are several notable differences, as you can tell. As positioned, it is 10 cm in height and readily available.

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Also has anyone else noticed that some of the markings on the calculator keys are different on the 2 locks shown?


Yes. I've got screen captures of a few more locker plates. It seams that there are subtle differences in each one of them. Haven't been able to find any vintage calculators with some of these particular markings. ...and believe me, last year, I sifted through thousands of images of vintage/collectable calculators. That's not to say, someone else other than myself, might id it. It would be nice. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:32 am 
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Not trying to hijack this thread but, this is what I have so far...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Looking great Tom.
Any plans on adding floppy or calculator parts e.g. the LCD display?
What dimensions has your locker widget?
Would be interesting to get the dimensions of the locker (front).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:48 am 
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Thanks, 577_ops!! :D

Thought I should post this over here to raise awareness for those that might be interested. I realize that it has been a while and the calculator has been identified. Also, the graphics on the buttons have been modified and each of the control panels that I've seen have slight variances between them. For my needs, going with an idealized version of the control panel suites just fine and since several duplicates of this are needed, keeping costs to a minimum makes me happy. So it is safe to assert that this could be called a "stunt" version of the control panel but still quite an effective display piece. Please be sure to view the short video HERE before proceeding. :D


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As mentioned earlier, I began with the study of several screen captures. Wierzbowski's locker appeared to be among the cleanest of them all. With this, I created line art that represents what I felt were some of the most important features of the part. For some reason, the forum is not letting me post several images with commentary at once so I may have to simply insert them in individual posts. Stay tuned...

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With the line art isolated, I went forward with a basic study of dimensions to ensure that everything made physical sense. If you ever find yourself presented with the challenge of actually scratch building this thing, you will understand what I mean by that. I am guessing that the floppy port may have been a much older faceplate than the 3.5" discs that may not have been available at the time of filming.

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After my initial study, I went forward with a piece that possessed a much higher level of precision. Shown in the upper left of this image is a wing hinge kit that I am developing for the Hasbro 30" X Wing fighter. A demonstration of that is scheduled for a different thread.

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Once getting to this point, I determined that standard 5mm LED's with the 8mm chrome bezels were going to make the best fit for this project.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:54 am 
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Also, it was decided to go with a sort of standard size opening for the LCD display that will accommodate an assortment of salvaged calculators. Here, the grid mesh material is being attached to the master sculpt.

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A quick shot of primer to isolate any irregularities.

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I build up of thickness to accommodate my vacuum former.

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