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LukeThreepwood

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Desk Console Replica
« on: March 20, 2015, 04:34:04 PM »
I'm looking into making a replica of the desk console dealy thing that they have on the SOL, you know, the one with the three lights?



                      ^That thing right there.

I was wondering if anyone knows the definite parts that are used to make it?
From what I can make out, the buttons themselves are transparent spray can lids that have been given a light coating of spraypaint (possibly the three colors of testors, considering they seem to be red, yellow/gold and purple), and the front detail is pieces of corrugated drainage tubing.



The console looks a bit different throughout the years, so I'm assuming it was remade numerous times.













I got all of these images through google image search, at some point I'll pop in my Shout Factory dvds on the computer and get some higher res screenshots, but this one photo in particular has me interested, it looks like there's some sort of venting/ridges along the top of console.



Was there a specific item used as the base, was it scratch built? I'm curious because I'd love to make my own as accurate as possible, and hey, I'm sure we'd all love to know!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you fine folks can help!
« Last Edit: March 20, 2015, 08:41:18 PM by LukeThreepwood »
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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 09:35:02 AM »
LukeThreepwood checkout Astro Reverb MSTies domain, run by a guy in North Carolina named "tool master" Jef Zehnder. He has a bot building page and made a desk console.

FYI he said nobody truly knows how to make it, and that the one he made was his best guess. He used a paint tray, which according to him was supposed to be "an old 1980s mac printer" possibly dot matrix?

He used different paint can caps for his console, looking back at the series, I'm positive that the caps were originally from cans of Testor's Red Metal Flake, Testors Green Metal flake, and Testors Lime Gold Metal Flake. the printer was spray painted gray, in subsequent seasons the green was replaced by Purple Metal Flake (Gypsy's color) and in Sci-fi era they repainted the console flat black. Hot Glued on to it were bits of Gypsy tubing.

Check it out, I'm thinking of building one myself using his instructions. ;)   
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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 12:58:25 PM »
Went to Do it Best yesterday and bought the Paint tray, a can Krylon Satin Pewter Gray, Found old lids of Peanut Butter, cut the 2x4 and and Drainage tubing cut and painted the tray. My dad and I are gonna learn electrical wiring together so I can make this and Gypsy and he said electrical work isn't his best.   
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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 10:36:01 AM »
I seem to remember the "base" being some sort of air purifier.






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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 11:04:48 AM »









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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 08:04:17 AM »
Ron THANK YOU! ;D I guess I have to look on ebay!
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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 10:48:16 AM »
There was one on there yesterday...  $20 shipped...  but it appears to have sold already.

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 04:30:41 PM »
Hey Ron, what that behind the desk console panel. Looked like a door tunnel

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 10:26:42 PM »
Door tunnel?

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 10:12:30 AM »
There was one on there yesterday...  $20 shipped...  but it appears to have sold already.

That would be me....

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 12:32:11 PM »
There was one on there yesterday...  $20 shipped...  but it appears to have sold already.

That would be me....

It wasn't my place to say who the buyer was ;)

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2015, 09:41:47 AM »
Door tunnel?
the hexagonal shape from the photo that says button panel in red color font. Its behind the panel

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 09:41:46 PM »
I just nabbed one of the air purifiers off eBay for a mere $25 shipped.  Yet another build soon to be scratched off my list!

I'm gonna get some weird looks from my roommate when I slap the finished prop on our living room coffee table...  ;)

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Re: Desk Console Replica
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 08:30:51 PM »
I seem to remember the "base" being some sort of air purifier.



What are the black rings used here to attach the spray can caps?