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 Post subject: Kango Question
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:47 am 

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Hi guys, I recently came into this Kango for super cheap... but it's in kind of rough shape. Can't decide if I should rehab it with body filler, or just clean it up and paint it as is. I'm kind of leaning towards giving it the Bondo treatment, but I kind of want the red to be able to wear through like the original prop over time... just looking to sound things off on people who will listen (all my girlfriend has to say is that it stinks and shouldn't stay in the living room). Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Kango Question
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:40 am 
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Hello Victor

Well First your girlfriend is right they do stink a bit.

The One i bought back then looked realy Bad so all i did After taking it appart and getting all the Grease and dirt out and Cleand Up,i just then Sanded it down and painted it.

I like that sort of used Look,but Thats just me,what you do is entirly Up to You Bud,After all it is your piece. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:44 pm 
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I don't see any damage in the photo that looks too bad, it would make the finished MT look nicely used. Obviously it will look different after you've gutted and degreased it, so maybe do all that first and then see if it needs extra help?

Congratulations on getting one of these, I'm on the lookout for one too as I have the rest of the correct bits.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:26 pm 

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Thanks guys, I think the first step as you've suggested is just to gut it and clean it up first. I have most of the other bits. Really just missing the mesh, JoBo pieces, and the slide viewer. I'm going to prep this guy anyway, though and probably get working on it. Thanks for your $.02!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:52 pm 
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I would think that after awhile of use, a motion tracker would show a good amount of wear. Depending on what it looks like after you've cleaned it up, it might be fine without Bondo.

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 Post subject: Re: Kango Question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:01 pm 
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my 327 was pretty kicked to crap as well. It looks like there was eve a spot where someone engraved their (or their company's) name in the plastic. Then someone else sanded it completely off. However, once it was taken apart, cleaned and painted up, you can barely tell. Also, a surprising amount of the surface is covered by 'greeblies'.

I would not worry about 'rehabbing' it. Skip the filler and get straight to the build I say. Any scuffs that are visible after paint will just add character and imply use.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:45 am 

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So I was thinking of replacing the Kango nameplate on the bottom of the handle with something like this:

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What do you guys think? On aluminum with the numbers punched in, of course.

And with all the lines actually aligned correctly :oops:


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Really cool idea!

One thing I would change is WY to ARMAT, but that's just personal preference ;) :delta:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:41 am 
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Looks great! I was going to do the same with mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:32 pm 

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I always figured ARMAT only made the weapons. Plus that WY logo is too cool :D I'm about to break ground on my MT so I'll post some pictures soon :)


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I personally hate that the WY logo has but slapped on just about everything...but that's just me.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:33 pm 

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Dropshipbob wrote:
I personally hate that the WY logo has but slapped on just about everything...but that's just me.


No, I totally get that. Considering the themes of corporate hegemony in the franchise I think it makes sense. At least for military equipment. I wouldn't put it on a coffee-maker... But they're The Company for a reason I think. Still, I totally respect where you're coming from.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:49 pm 
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Actually, the Weylan-Yutani logo IS on the coffee makers in the Nostromo galley ;)

It is your prop and certainly the WY logos are iconic, so go for it. I might go with Ridton Corp or Chigusa just to mix it up a bit.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:49 pm 

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Actually, the Weylan-Yutani logo IS on the coffee makers in the Nostromo galley ;)


Lol, you're totally right. Chigusa has a cool logo, too. Or I suppose I could just keep it really utilitarian with something just like "Ultrasonic Doppler-shift Tracker Type 314" or something like that...


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 1:03 pm 
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Here's another thought:

The MT is mostly made of products by Kango, Hama and Jobo. What if you invented a new company using those initials? KHJ, JHK or whatever. It might be a neat nod to the origins of the prop.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 7:52 pm 

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retrogarde wrote:
Here's another thought:

The MT is mostly made of products by Kango, Hama and Jobo. What if you invented a new company using those initials? KHJ, JHK or whatever. It might be a neat nod to the origins of the prop.


That's a cool idea, actually. Kind of like what Rick Ross did with his Pflager-Katsumata Series D Blade Runner blasters. I'm gonna have to brainstorm a little, I think...


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 Post subject: Re: Kango Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 am 
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I sold one of my working motion trackers and the buyer asked me to fit a plate. Some how I was sent the image above that I then passed on to be made. I gave the information for the blank boxes. But had no idea until now where the image came from.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:26 am 
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My bad. Just grabbed off google image search lol Needless to say...not being watermarked it was assumed to be ok to use the image. Appologies to the designer but it does look great once made:)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:40 am 
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2122? That thing's vintage! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Kango Question
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:31 am 
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veektohr,

So are you the originator / owner of the Motion Tracker serial plate? Looks fantastic. Never knew the Motion Tracker (Kango drill) had a spot for that till this post. Now mine looks barren without one. Gives it the real world touch.

What is the process to use it? I don't want to print one out without the creator's permission / copyright.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Peterlb wrote:
veektohr,

So are you the originator / owner of the Motion Tracker serial plate? Looks fantastic. Never knew the Motion Tracker (Kango drill) had a spot for that till this post. Now mine looks barren without one. Gives it the real world touch.

What is the process to use it? I don't want to print one out without the creator's permission / copyright.

The ones i had made came on thin tiny metal plates. And where a tiny bit big for the location but once i sanded it down it fitted just fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:27 am 
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corsasri,

Do you still make the Motion Tracker serial plate? Let me know if you have any.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:08 am 
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I don’t have any to sell. Message taz he might remember who he gave me the info for from the replica prop forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Kango Question
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:33 am 
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corsasri,

I don't know "taz". I did a lookup on this forum, there are 2 of them. Which one did you mean? "TazVader" or "TazzyUK"?


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