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BanditTron
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My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Thursday, October, 11, 2012 10:13 PM


 
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Thursday, October, 11, 2012 10:14 PM
The flashlight is great. It's super bright if you use Lithium batteries in it. Plus it already has a built in magnet to the back of the casing so it is pretty much ready to stick to a metal plate on the leg. haha.
I then came up with a way to just make a sleeve for the flashlight that would mimic the look of the Baton.
Last night I started on it.
Materials I used were stuff I just had laying around the house, really. Some scrap illustration board, glue and hot glue.
After a lot of measuring and re-measuring, on the third iteration, I got a sizing that would work and then began all the cutting and gluing.
So far I have all the components pieced together and ready for primer, sanding and paint which will happen Friday and Saturday. I hope to have it finished by Saturday.



 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Thursday, October, 11, 2012 10:14 PM
Here are some progress pics:

Using some construction paper I got a rough idea of the size and shape I needed for the sleeve


Test fit the first sleeve size...it was okay but I changed the measurements 2 more times to fit in the hand better.



 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Thursday, October, 11, 2012 10:15 PM
Measuring out the panels on the illustration board to fold into the sleeve. (Note: not the final measurement sizes)

I couldn't get a good flat image of the center display panel so I free-handed my own based off of the panel on the Spin Master version

Made up some molds to make the endcaps using hotglue for the translucent lighting material, which took about 3 tries getting it right but they came out decent enough after I figured out how to make it work.
Here are all the components except for the display panel. I left it at work because I printed onto a transparency and just ended up leaving it there..doh! ahha

and 2/3 of the assembly to test the lighting

Tomorrow, I begin painting!











 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Friday, October, 12, 2012 11:39 PM
More progress!

The pieces all painted and ready for trial fitting


The display panel that I printed onto a transparency was still to transparent so I had to reinforce the black area with some opaque tape and cut out the hex holes so the light would shine through. So it now consists of Transparency (top), White Diffuser(middle) and Light blocker (bottom) stacked on each other. It worked well.


Closer look at the molded hotglue endcap that shall serve its purpose. Its not pretty on close inspection but I'm good with that.


The display panel with lighting


Endcap with lighting



Still have a little bit of painting to do on the center accents on each end since they are a contrasting flat color. So I'm thinking of painting them flat black to more match the screen used one.







 
MCPcomputer
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, October, 13, 2012 1:34 AM

WOW now that is very cool! I wish I had one of those!!
it's all in the wrist man...
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"I want him in the games until he dies playing" -MCP
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BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, October, 13, 2012 12:53 PM
Thanks!

Now the final pics






The stand is from a Master Replicas Darth Maul Lightsaber Replica that I bought a full size stand and top for instead, so now I'm finally gonna get some use out of that stand! haha



 
MCPcomputer
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, October, 13, 2012 1:28 PM

Wow that is just awesome! I wish I had skills to make stuff like that!!
You have a modded Disc also??

I still need to get my Kevin Flynn modded Disc....

The Tron Legacy Baton is amazing..
now go take it to the End of Line club! lol

End of Line

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http://tron3movie.blogspot.com/
 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, October, 13, 2012 1:54 PM
Thanks again.
It really wasnt that bad making it. If you can fold paper and use a ruler pretty good that was the main skills I used.

Just about anything can be made out of paper these days it seems. I had a lot of fun with it and it came out better than I thought it would. So the appreciation of it is...well, appreciated! Haha

Yeah, I have had that disc for over a year now. I got the Soulinertia disc mod kit which makes it super easy to complete. The batteries were kinda wore out in that shot. When new one are in it's REALLY bright.


 
MCPcomputer
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, October, 13, 2012 2:19 PM

Yes great job on that... very awesome.
Well I make paper planes.. I want to make some light jets.. and paint them with blue glow paint. I also make paper ninja stars....

Hmmm i might try to make this Baton....

wow a Mod Kit? I need to get one of those..
I have a couple discs i need modded..
then I need to buy a Kevin Flynn Disc...
they are so expensive though..
because they are so rare...

"I want him in the games until he dies playing" -MCP
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http://tron3movie.blogspot.com/
 
ISOlatedThinker
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Sunday, October, 14, 2012 9:03 PM
That's awesome!! I knew I couldn't be the only one who used hot glue to mold parts. X-) so you got that flashlight at Lowe's? That's genius! I don't even have the Spinmaster baton so I am going to try making this. Thanks for sharing! :-)


 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Sunday, October, 14, 2012 10:44 PM
yes, the flashlight came from Lowe's but it wasn't in the same spot as the rest of the flashlights. It was down a random aisle in a cardboard dump bin. If you have trouble finding it let me know and I'll go to my Lowes and get the item number so that might help.


 
ISOlatedThinker
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Monday, October, 15, 2012 7:15 AM
Thanks! Believe it or not I'm actually about to run down their and look X-).


*EDIT*

I'm back! and sure enough they had it in a box near the front of the store. I'm off to well.. do what you did. :-)


 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Monday, November, 19, 2012 5:50 PM
ISOlatedThinker Wrote:Thanks! Believe it or not I'm actually about to run down their and look X-).


*EDIT*

I'm back! and sure enough they had it in a box near the front of the store. I'm off to well.. do what you did. :-)

Awesome!
Any updates?


 
Kat
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Friday, November, 23, 2012 11:15 PM
I'm trying to resist making one. It looks awesome.

Truth be told, I'm trying to resist just getting one of those flashlights. In part because I would definitely carry it attached to my thigh, and I don't want to A. have to explain it, heh, or B. figure out how to attach it (magnets in all my pants? lol. A tactical holster wouldn't do).

What do you want? I'm busy.


Program, please!


Chaos.... good news.
 
BanditTron
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RE: My Scratch-Built TRON: Legacy Baton

on Saturday, November, 24, 2012 11:44 AM
Thanks, and I don't think it would be wrong to wear it all the time!

I met a friend at Taco Bell on the day I finished it and I wore it inside the place as I was ordering hahah




 
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