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My Scratchmade RangeFinder

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    My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Hey guys, I decided I wanted to make a pretty accurate rangefinder based solely on reference photos. It was hard but I am very close to the molding stage. For those that are interested, I am also ready to mold my half scale boba fett helmet, so look out for that.

    For now, here are pics of the filled, sanded, primed, and wetsanded RF
    Here is it with its basic shape



    Here it is fully assembled






    Primed





    The stalk will be coming soon. Ill Offer up the whole RF assembly, and Hollow Stalk in...wait for it...Cold Cast. The stalk is hollow and will not bend since it will have a steel tube going down it.


    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    let me know how much when your ready to sell, I got tired of trying to make a working stalk.
    When you do finish it, can you leave the RF open so I can put in my LED's, I wanna put a 7 color changer inside the RF with acrylic window to look like a screen giving information.
    But since it's your design.. well it's your design and completely up to you.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    So far so good mate. Well done.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Adonian, I will leave it open for the user to have the choice to put whatever they want in it.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Wow!!! looks amazing! How much are these gonna cost?

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    Not much. Im still calculating the cost.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Nice!

    how is the measurements where the stalk meets the RF? I made the mistake of cutting out the stalk area without accounting for thickness, so I had do adjust...

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Wow, great work!!

    Now you just need to find a way to mass produce them if the lines start to form.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    gunnerk19 said: View Post
    Nice!

    how is the measurements where the stalk meets the RF? I made the mistake of cutting out the stalk area without accounting for thickness, so I had do adjust...
    I dont seem to understand your question

    phx417g said: View Post
    Wow, great work!!

    Now you just need to find a way to mass produce them if the lines start to form.
    Already got that covered. It is sitting in the mold right now. I am done wetsanding the stalk, Time to mold it next.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Here is the mold for the stalk and the RF top.


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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Alright guys, I just demolded my first prototype casting of my stalk and it came out great, with 2 air bubbles total and those are just minor, only because I rushed through in the mix/pour process. These will be steel reinforced and hollow as well for electronics. The RF top also was demolded right now and I will be pouring the top half tomorow.





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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Beautiful, how much do you think you'll sell these for? I gave up on my RF and stalk, that's all I need to finish (sort of)

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Thanks, Im thinking $35 each, I still need to make the lense, and the clear part.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Very nice work

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    RF AND a hollow stalk for $35?
    oooooo interested

    now someone pls stop the british pound from fallin in value on a daily basis pls

    Nate

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Heatshock said: View Post
    RF AND a hollow stalk for $35?
    oooooo interested

    now someone pls stop the british pound from fallin in value on a daily basis pls

    Nate

    Cold cast as well.

    Just waiting on my alluminum powder and clear resin to come in.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Wow where do i sign up to get a set?

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    AHHHH YEAH, let me know when.
    I just gotta pay a few other things I lined up, but who ever is ready first gets paid first.
    Oh wait a minute, your making the 1/2 scale bucket, so your the 1 gettin my money for a while
    I paid Boomer for his bobble fett, so I'm just sittin on your interest lists, cant wait to see your first finished product.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Well guys, I have an update. I have been testing with cold cast alot with test stalks and I have come to a point where I have the mix perfect. Now I did say $35 for the whole set. That price will have to go up to $50 per set of cold cast. Unless you dont want cold cast. I am not done yet with the clear bits, however, I will be done with them in a few days. I will post pictures later of my cc results.

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    very nice

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    nice work man

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    So I know it isn't screen accurate but I was thinking it would be neat to put a small wrist watch sans strap into the range finder so when you put it down you can see the time. Helps you get to those convention events on time

    Thoughts?

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    one of those really small mp4 players so you can watch ESB

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    You could really go wild with the usefulness of the rangefinder...especially if you rigged it with swappable units. You could have a camera (one of those tiny digital key chain cameras pointed out the front (when the RF is down) so you could take pics of an event...or a digital thermometer or the watch or a host of other useful small portable electronics.

    Or a small mp3 player hooked up to speakers in the helmet?

    I mean, it's a costume but the helmet is the most bad@$$ part so why not rig it up with all sorts of neat stuff?

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    Re: My Scratchmade RangeFinder

    Just amazing work!!!

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