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Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

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    Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    I finally got one! I'm a wee bit excited right now, and had to share this!








    Never thought I would find one of these. It's almost a shame that I'm going to tear it apart.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Where did you find it?

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    FettSniper said: View Post
    Where did you find it?
    Ebay... I don't know if I paid too much for it, but when I saw it was posted, I offered the guy $100.00 for it. He added the "buy it now" for that amount, and I bought it. To me it was well worth it, considering I have not seen one listed in well over a year and a half, and I had been goin' nuts trying to get one to add the parts to my suit.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Awesome find!

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    sweet!

    considering it works too! great find

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Have you considered molding the relevant part instead of tearing it apart?

    A good first-generation casting of that keypad would be nearly indistinguishable from the real part on a finished gauntlet.

    Mark

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    If you cast it, you could do what I did. I cast the keypad and the buttons separability.

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    Well said, once you take this apart all the buttons fall out...

    Nice find and a good price.
    DAZ

    asok said: View Post
    If you cast it, you could do what I did. I cast the keypad and the buttons separability.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    I'd be willing to cast it for you or talk you though the process if you want to try it yourself.


    Asok- do you have any castings from yours available?

    Mark

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    Mark,

    I will need to look. Casting the buttons is a pain. Even when I power the mold, I can only get about 1/3 of the buttons to come out right. Also, I did not cut mine up. So the cast of the main body is the whole front section. That way it can be trimmed to the gauntlet.

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    asok said: View Post
    If you cast it, you could do what I did. I cast the keypad and the buttons separability.
    I never thought about casting it. I have only ever built and painted, and honestly have no real exposure to casting.
    If it is something that could be done, and I wouldn't step on any toes in doing it, I would be more than glad to give it a try.

    Thanks Asok!

    And thanks DAZ for the tip!

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    I'd be willing to cast it for you or talk you though the process if you want to try it yourself.


    Asok- do you have any castings from yours available?

    Mark
    Thanks Mark! Any help would be more than appreciated!

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    Do you want me to mold/cast it?

    Mark

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    Bradleyfett said: View Post
    Do you want me to mold/cast it?

    Mark
    Thats like asking me to send off my newborn child! JK!! (and I don't have any newborn children..)

    Seriously though, it would be hard for me to send this out. I really do appreciate the offer, but if this is gonna happen, I wouldn't mind trying it myself. Any help you guys could offer would be great!! And beleive me, I don't mind asking questions about "how to do" things.

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    One of these years I'll find one. Good deal and nice find.

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    Nice find!
    If you like, I'll take the unneccesary bits off your hands for you.
    Like the keypad and the circuit board. Those are just junk and you'll probably toss them anyway.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    nice! so are you going to cut it up and put it on your gauntlet?



    it really does have a nice look to it. but be REALLY careful tearing it up.. i almost lost a button from mine!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Nice find!
    If you like, I'll take the unneccesary bits off your hands for you.
    Like the keypad and the circuit board. Those are just junk and you'll probably toss them anyway.
    I was wondering what I was gonna do with those parts. Now I know!

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    nice! so are you going to cut it up and put it on your gauntlet?



    it really does have a nice look to it. but be REALLY careful tearing it up.. i almost lost a button from mine!
    Hey Brian! Oh yea, I wanna put these parts on my suit! I remember seeing yours at NYCC, and WOW!!! Not sure when I will be adding the parts, since I am considering casting from it, but the more I think about it, the more I just wanna put them on and be done.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Awesome find, Darryl! And I agree ... it's going to be sad to dismantle it.

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    TK-2177 said: View Post
    Hey Brian! Oh yea, I wanna put these parts on my suit! I remember seeing yours at NYCC, and WOW!!! Not sure when I will be adding the parts, since I am considering casting from it, but the more I think about it, the more I just wanna put them on and be done.
    i thought about casting mine, but i really just don't want to get into making them. both sets of gauntlets i got came with nice casts, so it seemed like that area was already covered.

    great price by the way! i want to say i spent $150 on mine.

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    Yeah, why cast it? I mean... there are honestly TONS of casts of these things already out there. If you cared enough about the real part to shell out the $100 for a tiny, tiny piece then I say stick the real job on there and enjoy it!

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Awesome find D!

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Hm... after you cast it, you could always put it back together and see if it still works. Just desolder the connections to the circuit board instead of just cutting them. Because of how you would make the molds, it's possible that the board wouldn't be damaged.

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    Re: Finally!!!! A REAL Casio MQ-1

    Just to wrap this up, I took the advice of those who said to just add the piece, and I'm not regretting it! Thanks guys!





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