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Started by davidnagel, Jan 04, 2023, 10:31 am

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davidnagel

I could have sworn I made this thread already - where did it go? (can someone find it for me or am I just delusional?)

Here we have all the reference I have for the Tetrap guns, that appeared in the 1987 story "Time and the Rani".

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First close up of the hero prop

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Regards
David

davidnagel

Now some proper photos taken during the production:

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In this one you can see the ribbed/diamond matting that is the black sections - this is only on the hero prop, not on the background tetrap copies

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Crops of the prop from other bigger photos
Regards
David

davidnagel

The first time one of the copies came to auction. I can't remember the source of these images but think they're from the original seller at the time.

You can see that the black sections are all black duct tape, the side tubes all screws in on the main nozzle. The body in fibreglass, presumably.

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And the same prop, I think, on display:

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Regards
David

davidnagel

Jan 04, 2023, 10:44 am #3 Last Edit: Jan 04, 2023, 10:47 am by davidnagel
The prop on display again, looking a lot worse for wear

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And now, again presumably the same prop, is now sold by Bonhams a few years ago. First the promo image:

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Its described as 20 3/4in (52.5cm) in length

I asked Bonhams for some closer photos of the prop, and they provided the following:

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Regards
David

davidnagel

And finally, I promise this is the last post now, some pictures of the things in the workshop!

Firstly, the hero prop!

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And now the fibreglass copies with their wooden tops and handles etc.

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Both these stolen shamelessly from the Model Unit's Facebook.
Regards
David

elkad


elkad

I made a quick drawing blueprint of this prop, I'm not sure if it's accurate yet, not until i build it, to fill in the detailed gaps. This is my rendering & best guess of this prop, your measurements & construction may differ.

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elkad

I just realized I forgot to measure the handle. (Palm slap to the face)

elkad

I'm not to sure of the dimensions yet, but, once i start building it, I'll be filling in the gaps, if it needs it.

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davidnagel

Nice find, I was convinced the tube wrap in the Bonnie and Sylv picture is actual matt, but on closer observation, I don't see bumps at top against Sylv's jacket, so who knows. It might as well be tape!
Regards
David