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Christmas addition  ajb007/martini

- François

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7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

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TonyDP wrote:

As there are no definitive reference pics of the assembly of the rear of the gun (not to mention the fact that there were so many different on screen versions in the movie) we decided to go in another direction and had some custom chrome Drax Industries logo pins made and adapted since the logo was so prominent in the film.

The "greeblies" at the rear of the gun are the same self-adhesive wire/cable guides/clips used on many of the MR props. They were made in the UK and were commonplace then but seemingly impossible to find now (and trust me, I've tried).

https://i.postimg.cc/94wsLGDB/greeblies-B-LOW-RES.jpg

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PoorMansJB wrote:
TonyDP wrote:

As there are no definitive reference pics of the assembly of the rear of the gun (not to mention the fact that there were so many different on screen versions in the movie) we decided to go in another direction and had some custom chrome Drax Industries logo pins made and adapted since the logo was so prominent in the film.

The "greeblies" at the rear of the gun are the same self-adhesive wire/cable guides/clips used on many of the MR props. They were made in the UK and were commonplace then but seemingly impossible to find now (and trust me, I've tried).

If that's all it was I could easily model it in in something like Tinkercad and 3D Print it. That said, the pictures that I've seen make the rear assembly look much larger and more complex than just the greeblies as you can see in the screencap below that I pulled off the web:

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/HEHG8B/michae … HEHG8B.jpg

It's this inconsistency from scene to scene that made us just put our arms up and go in our own direction.

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TonyDP wrote:

If that's all it was I could easily model it in in something like Tinkercad and 3D Print it. That said, the pictures that I've seen make the rear assembly look much larger and more complex than just the greeblies as you can see in the screencap below that I pulled off the web:

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/HEHG8B/michae … HEHG8B.jpg

It's this inconsistency from scene to scene that made us just put our arms up and go in our own direction.

I think it goes back to your prior observation that the pistol is inconsistent scene to scene.
It's the same with the larger white laser rifle; some have this same greeblie somewhere on the body, others don't have it at all.
I agree it doesn't appear on the the one Drax handles but there are examples from various prop displays which do, in fact, have this clip at the rear. (Sadly I've only got a shot from the DC Spy Museum which included prototypes and not final props.)
The piece on the Drax pistol you've attached shows-up on some other MR as well as Star Wars props.

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PoorMansJB wrote:

I think it goes back to your prior observation that the pistol is inconsistent scene to scene.
It's the same with the larger white laser rifle; some have this same greeblie somewhere on the body, others don't have it at all.
I agree it doesn't appear on the the one Drax handles but there are examples from various prop displays which do, in fact, have this clip at the rear. (Sadly I've only got a shot from the DC Spy Museum which included prototypes and not final props.)
The piece on the Drax pistol you've attached shows-up on some other MR as well as Star Wars props.

Inconsistency can be the bane of the collector, especially for a prop that appears on screen for mere seconds. As another example, in addition to James Bond, my brother and I are also avid Star Trek collectors and there are many differences in the props and models from the original show as well, right down to the color of the handle of the phaser or the detailing on the back of the nacelles of the Enterprise to name but two. It's to be expected from productions that were made before the era of home video. Nowadays, you can break a movie down to its individual frames and inspect every element in exacting detail; that's something the makers of these movies probably never envisioned. I'm almost afraid to think what we'll see when the inevitable 4K masters of the Bond movies are released.

At some point you just have to accept the fact that for a lot of these items there is no such thing as a single perfect replica because there were multiple versions in the first place. Even officially licensed products rarely are 100% accurate. Ultimately collecting should be fun, which is what this project was for my brother and me. It got us to think outside our comfort zones and mess around with batteries, wiring, acrylics, various bonding solutions and other stuff. The exercise was as important as the final product.

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TonyDP wrote:

At some point you just have to accept the fact that for a lot of these items there is no such thing as a single perfect replica because there were multiple versions in the first place. (...) The exercise was as important as the final product.

Totally agree   ajb007/martini

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Guys, if we’re talking about the Drax timing light laser pistol then the greeblie on the sides at rear is one of the play buttons from a vintage cassette recorder.  It was also used on an X Wing helmet I believe.  Someone was selling casts of these on the Bay some time ago and I have a couple somewhere and also have the cassette recorder buried in the loft somewhere.  Ed knows the model of the recorder I believe.

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/33836/re … ps/page/2/

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/47942/pr … s/page/18/

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Alex1995 wrote:

Christmas addition  ajb007/martini

- François

https://i.postimg.cc/fT2q9PVg/DSC-0463.jpg

Francois, was that book published before the Daniel Craig era?  Can you pls list the ISBN?  Thank you!

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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superado wrote:

Francois, was that book published before the Daniel Craig era?  Can you pls list the ISBN?  Thank you!

Yes, 1996 for Goldeneye.

It's the original prop catalog of the Tokyo exhibition.

It's similar to "Il Mio nome e' Bond..."(Fabbri Editori). I have included some pictures in a previous post.
The main differences that I noticed so far are: the format, an extra part on Fleming, the layout of the pictures and I have the feeling that the pics are more crisp in the Japanese catalog.

If there is interess I can compare both and post some pics

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1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Very interested. Thanks!

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Alex1995 wrote:
superado wrote:

Francois, was that book published before the Daniel Craig era?  Can you pls list the ISBN?  Thank you!

Yes, 1996 for Goldeneye.

It's the original prop catalog of the Tokyo exhibition.

It's similar to "Il Mio nome e' Bond..."(Fabbri Editori). I have included some pictures in a previous post.
The main differences that I noticed so far are: the format, an extra part on Fleming, the layout of the pictures and I have the feeling that the pics are more crisp in the Japanese catalog.

If there is interess I can compare both and post some pics

Thank you!  By coincidence I was admiring your other book from a few pages back and didn’t realize the two books were related!

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....