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Missy's Gadget Bracelet

Started by Oblivion, Oct 10, 2014, 12:56 pm

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Oblivion

Oct 10, 2014, 12:56 pm Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 01:41 pm by Oblivion
Missy's Gadget Bracelet as seen in series 8

FIRST ATTEMPT

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galacticprobe

Oct 11, 2014, 03:59 am #1 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2014, 03:59 am by galacticprobe
Magnificent reproduction as always, Oblivion! I'm still a bit of a loss over this particular prop, though. Any guesses at what the original was made from, or what those buttons actually are; I mean, real-life buttons: pewter, the sort of texturing on them, etc.?

When I first saw the image I thought it was a thin leather strap that just happened to be wrapped around her sleeve cuff in that shot because in another image the bracelet isn't around the cuff, and it was kept around her wrist with those 5 buttons. (If you look closely at the small button in the image of her wearing it, you can see the small slit under the button, as well as the tiny "anti-splitting" holes at the ends of the slit, such as one would see done with a leather strap buttonhole.)

So, any thoughts? Anyone?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Oblivion

I was told by someone who'd seen the original that it was actually made of polyurethane rubber.
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galacticprobe

Oct 11, 2014, 06:04 am #3 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2014, 06:05 am by galacticprobe
Well that would work: durable, flexible, and if you wanted, you could still put buttonholes in it (even fake ones).

Thanks, Oblivion!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Oblivion

Apr 30, 2015, 11:43 am #4 Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 01:42 pm by Oblivion
After getting a look at the real prop, I've done a complete upgrade on my original build

SECOND ATTEMPT

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Oblivion

May 02, 2015, 09:38 am #5 Last Edit: May 03, 2015, 05:51 am by Oblivion
THIRD ... and final build. I'm finally happy, it's pretty accurate now  ;)
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galacticprobe

May 02, 2015, 03:29 pm #7 Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 03:29 pm by galacticprobe
I agree! Once again, Oblivion, you've surpassed yourself and made some eyes pop out of their heads!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Skaldak

What material did you make this out of Oblivian?

Oblivion

It was made from malleable plastic block.
Hampshire UK

galacticprobe

Aug 30, 2015, 05:35 am #10 Last Edit: Aug 30, 2015, 05:36 am by galacticprobe
I know this is a heck of a time to mention this, but since you've seen the original, Oblivion, is that bracelet one piece? I saw on the concept artwork for this that it was intended to have "flexible arms", with small cuts so they could expand as the bracelet was put on and taken off (sort of like the spring-loaded earpieces of eyewear). The artwork specified those cuts were to be very thin and clean, presumably so it would look like it was one piece rather than three - the main center piece and the two arms.

So did the original have those springy arms? Or is this another case of something in the concept art not making it to the actual prop's build?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Oblivion

Hampshire UK