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  1. Han Hunter's Avatar
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    Jun 4, 2003, 11:03 AM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #51

    Good find, probably the closest I've seen so far, but:

    1) the tip looks flattened on either side, whereas the actual beacon is round.

    2) The shaft of the beacon is tapered in the middle, like an hourglass, whereas the curler shaft is straight.

    3) The beacon has 4 columns of 4 slits equally spaced around the round beacon top, whereas the curler has 2 columns of 5 or 6 slits on each opposite sides.

    Picture 55 on the ref CD shows it clearly.

    It would fool most people at a con, or wherever, but as a found part, that specific one is not it, IMO.

    Having said that it's a good find, and might be the beginning of a trail that leads to a found part. I have no idea about late 70's hair styling devices, but it's conceivable that what you have found, Bobo, is the modern day equivalent of the vintage part used. Keep looking, see where it takes you.

    Good work. It's only by this sort of research that we'll find all the bits used.

    Si
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    Jun 4, 2003, 11:25 AM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #52

    I can't remember exactly what all they are, but there were some other found parts used in SW costumes that originated from hair care appliances. Lando's Vibro Axe from Jabba's Palace is a perfect example.
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    Jun 4, 2003, 12:05 PM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #53

    Well it sure looks like we're on the right track with this. I'll keep searching! It would be great if something was found!

    Bobo
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    Jun 4, 2003, 2:25 PM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #54

    Good find that looks very close. You are totaly on the Right track. 8)
    ST
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    Jun 6, 2003, 7:55 AM - Merged: Re: Resin Beacon - upgrade (pics) EDITED #55

    fpotato, I like your beacon man, great drilling!
    I'm planning to do the same soon, and I'm wondering...was it hard to drill that? I mean, did you break anything or was it fairly straightforward?

    Thanks,
    Bobo
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    Jun 18, 2003, 12:32 PM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #56

    I wouldn't assume that the whole beacon would be from one entire found part.

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    Jun 19, 2003, 2:55 PM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #57

    the number of vents at the top is off. it is close. we maybe onto something here.
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    Jun 22, 2003, 8:04 PM - Merged: Re: I Think I found the Beacon!!!! #58

    Not to burst your bubble but there's no way that the part. Yes it's darn close, but the close up shots of the MOM exhibit beacon show the slots going all the way around the part not just on the front.
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    Jul 5, 2003, 11:00 PM - Merged: Re: POSSIBLE ID OF BEACON PART #59

    Not that I know what it is, but I had gotten a catalog from the place that still sells the squeegee shin tool, and they had a microphone that reminded me of the beacon. I could see an old hand held microphone having a similar shape to the beacon, the top half of the microphone not the big bulbous mesh covered ones, but a slimmer model. Only problem is how do you track down a verity of vintage microphones from the late 70's that would show pics of the things to see if you could find something even close.
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    Jul 6, 2003, 1:56 PM - Merged: Re: POSSIBLE ID OF BEACON PART #60

    Hi guyz.....yeah,that first post was mine,right before the I.D. got lost somewhere and i had to resubmit details [and unify the spelling!]......anyhow ,here as i posted recently is the stuff i was on about in that 1st post Yarhns ago............my dart launcher is a little chunky and i went with raised ribbs on it however the pics could easily represent the business end of the implements pictured ,in my orig post ,before i had the part ,and from a mates description,i thought i had a lead on the beacon ....the part was the other end of the hair curler and was TOO big...any how here is the pic......
    http://ourworld.cs.com/mekroid/parts.jpg
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    Oct 19, 2003, 10:22 PM - Merged: posible source of beacon #61

    Ok this is just a theory so......
    well today i go to the flea market, looking stuff for the suit(and i can get nothing ) and i noted this olds microphones shaped like the beacon but a bit, more big, so maybe the beacon is a top of one of that old microphones, you know the journalist tape recorder style or another.
    What do ya think btw i just found this pic
    <img src=http://www.ab-cds.com/images/Shure%20Microphone%20Group.gif>




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    Oct 19, 2003, 10:55 PM - Merged: Re: posible source of beacon #62

    could be a good lead Secol but the tip of the real beacon was mor /\ than ll.
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    Oct 19, 2003, 11:19 PM - Merged: Re: posible source of beacon #63

    I thought about the same thing the other day. While I was watching series 1 of "24" the show. While Bauer was interegated, there was that recording device with a vintage looking microphone.
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    Oct 19, 2003, 11:20 PM - Merged: Re: posible source of beacon #64


    TK-Fett wrote:

    could be a good lead Secol but the tip of the real beacon was mor / than ll.
    oh you are right i just put the pic for reference the microphones what i see are like beacon /\
    i put that pic 'cause i can't found another better



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    Oct 19, 2003, 11:29 PM - Merged: Re: posible source of beacon #65

    I had the same idea for the beacon when I ordered my squegee, I got a catalog sent to my house, inside were some mic's that resemeble the beacon ... but nothing exact. The issue is finding a vintage mic that is the one. I know from experience when contacting people who's hobbies are specific, like microphones, if you are "honest" in your intentions, they can be insulted that you are looking for something that will be taken apart. The same thing happens with the saber and camera guys. Another thing I saw was an intake filter screen for a fish tank .... that's grasping at straws, but anything is possible Keep looking secol!
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    Oct 20, 2003, 9:50 AM - Merged: Re: posible source of beacon #66

    It seems more likely to me that instead of adapting a microphone, curling iron, or any other found object suggested, that they started off with an item that already had a light in it.

    I was at a friend's cottage this summer and noticed his boat had a flashing all-around stern light on it that looked a bit like the JP light beacon, only much larger.

    Something like these:



    http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/aqua...ern-light.html



    http://www.tjtrailers.com/store/aqua...ern-light.html

    What I have posted here clearly isn't the item, but thought I would mention a possible lead to anyone who might have the time to research it.

    Cheers!
    TJ
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    Oct 24, 2003, 4:28 PM - Merged: LED miniature lights #67

    Has any one tried using this for a jet pack beacon light,and gauntlet light?

    Here is the link where it is sold:

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...770&category=1,250,43298

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    Oct 24, 2003, 5:56 PM - Merged: Re: LED miniature lights #68

    Before I bought Shackman's awesome display, I used those LED kits for my chest armor. They're cheap! You can find them at Hobby Lobby for about &#36;5. Do NOT buy them from the E-bay seller, screwing you for &#36;20-30.

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    Oct 25, 2003, 4:45 PM - Merged: Re: LED miniature lights #69

    MMMM very nice find, I have not used something that simple, but I am certainly interested in trying it out on my costume and even some models I always wanted to add lights too. Neat!
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    Nov 9, 2003, 5:29 AM - Merged: Re: LED miniature lights #70

    actually i have a bunch of those left over from when i used to build model kits.it worked great for my jet pack beacon.you can catch a glimpse of it in this pic.

    http://hpphotos.com/servlet/LinkPhot...458a1fe7&size=
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    Nov 27, 2003, 12:53 PM - Merged: Alu JP Beacon - intrest - UPDATE PRICES ADDED #71

    ::: U P D A T E 4 / 02 / 04 :::
    Ok the list is revised, please PM me to add your name or revise your order
    I'll need at least 4 more names to get this project started, once we fill the list and all payments are made this project will be started.


    ::: U P D A T E 29 / 01 / 04 :::
    Hi guys, heres the prices and the JP Beacon will have the 4th vent added as Batninja mentioned.

    <font color="#66FF00">ALU JP BEACON COSTS &#36;63/37 shipped worldwide
    <font color="#66FF00">ALU JP STABILIZER &#36;53/29 shipped worldwide
    or
    <font color="#66FF00">JP COMBINE ALU PACKAGE 61 / &#36;110 Shipped worldwide

    Also ive been told once JP STABILIZER has been paid for it will take 1-2 weeks to make your order hope the info helps.

    Please PM me your order to revise the list names or to be added to the list

    ::: U P D A T E 16 / 01 / 04 :::
    well i hope everyone had good xmas new year, its time to see if theres any intrest in getting a alu JP Beacon.
    If you intrested please LMK and ill add you to the list.

    Ive installed mine and it looks great




    <font color="#00FF000">A L U B E A C O N
    Okay heres the latest pic of the complete Alu Beacon.


    Cost will be 37/&#36;63 shipped via air mail and within the uk, ill need at least 10 names to place an order and once placed, the order should only take a week to get them all made and shipped.

    It will be machined as one whole part with a hollow threaded fixing on the bottom so the beacon can be

    (i) Alu Beacon can be fixed with out glue etc... and can be fixed to JP by making a hole in the JP and the beacon will have a hollow screw to enable the beacon screwed/unscrewed.

    (ii) The screw and beacon main body will be hollow to enable led cables to run up thro.

    please PM me to add you to the list.

    <font color="#00FF000">L E D 'S

    A friend in the states has some leds kits that can be used, the kit has got red, green and yellow leds.

    These leds blink when turned on and come as a premade kit



    ::: U P D A T E 4 / 12 / 03 :::

    I will be getting pics of the completed Alu JP Beacon hopefully on friday.

    Im also making progress on the LED unit for the JP Beacon and a prototype will be made next week.

    Ill need an idea of what colour LED you think will be the best to use.

    Also trying to see if the LED unit can have a blinking or non blinking settings.


    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::
    hi all

    well ive taken on a project to get a alu JP beacon made for my JP as a few leads on here have stopped doing them for the time being so ive decided to get these made.

    Ive done alot of research and have done the blueprints and ive got someone lined up to make them but i need a min of 10 orders to get this project started.

    The main body will be also hollowed/machined out to house LEDS which are not supplied as of yet.... but im working on this to see if this can be also included.

    The top parts of the beacon will have gaps machined out also so the LED installed will be seen when switched on.

    It will come in 3 parts
    1. Beacon top
    2. Beacon main body
    3. Screw attachment.

    all the parts will screw togther - no glueing to the JP.

    <font color="#00FF000">Prices will be coming soon....

    so heres some preliminary pics



    The above pics are the proto type model thats being made so my contact can work out the best way of making these.

    But there will be some final tweaks before these are going to be made.



    cheers

    Neil
    uk-scout TB7290
    www.uk-scout.co.uk
    ukbikerscout@hotmail.com
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    Nov 27, 2003, 1:05 PM - Merged: Re: Alu JP Beacon - intrest #72

    Looks good,

    I will be interested depending on price.

    Loranar
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    Nov 27, 2003, 2:09 PM - Merged: Re: Alu JP Beacon - intrest #73

    great looking piece.that becaon is ESB style isnt it?
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    Nov 27, 2003, 3:12 PM - Merged: Re: Alu JP Beacon - intrest #74

    Very nice UK, ill be interested for sure.
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    Nov 27, 2003, 4:31 PM - Merged: Re: Alu JP Beacon - intrest #75

    Me too depending on price.

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