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Last Of The Cybernauts...? (Replica)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I there anyone still alive from the prop department on TA? Has anyone ever interviewed them? It would actually be very interesting to learn.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I there anyone still alive from the prop department on TA? Has anyone ever interviewed them? It would actually be very interesting to learn.


I never considered that TA may have had a prop dept as such, but I suppose they must have. It's not something I think has ever been talked about.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would have thought that although specialist items required by the scripts on The New Avengers were built as when required, the more everyday props required as set dressing would have simply been rented from the props department at Pinewood Studios.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3/4 of the way through finishing the sculpting of the mask now Wink the New Avengers Cybernauts really are very different design from those that feature in the 60's Avengers.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's odd, isn't it? The Emma Peel cybernauts were much better than the TNA ones, which look like awful papier mâché masks (and probably were!)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's odd, isn't it? The Emma Peel cybernauts were much better than the TNA ones, which look like awful papier mâché masks (and probably were!)


I don't like them at all. Indeed, they were actually masks, but made from fibreglass, all be it really rough.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finding wire framed sunglasses the same, or even vaguely similar to those featured on TNA Cybernauts has been proving very difficult. The squarish shaped lens style is, I assume, a 70's thing, most of the glasses today seem to be tear drop shaped.

Lordy, TNA Cybernauts really are tacky looking Rolling Eyes


What I opted to do was buy the pair below, which although very, very closely matched the style over the bridge of the nose as the ones seen in the show had the wrong shaped lens's. I've removed the lens's (plus the ear grips) and reshaped the frames to match the ones seen on screen. Now all I have to do is cut new shaped lens's from acrylic and fit them back in the frames, Mmmmmm, easier said than done, probably .... Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of an update on the New Avengers Cybernaut. Still some tweaking to do on the facial features, the back of the skull to make and a steel paint job. Chose a Homburg hat this time around, as that appears to be the style worn by this version of Cybernaut.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it was the 1970's and the budget was tight, but what a God awful crappy looking robot Laughing

Building the chest plate



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Marking out some 4mm Heat malleable plastic sheet




After moulding it with a heat gun



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cutting and shaping the collar




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More cutting and shaping. I really wish the original prop builders had added some lighting to the circular chest disc, I think it would have really brought the prop to life. Mmmmm, I may discreetly add some so it still looks authentic to the original prop when switched off, but makes it a bit more interesting and electronic looking when switched on.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally found a great mannequin match at a good price, so now I can resume work on building the complete Cybernaut.

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