Sunday, 11 August 2013

Goldeneye Limpet Mine

Making a Goldeneye limpet mine, the ones Bond uses to trash Alec Trevellian's lair at the end of the film*.

This was a nice easy build.
When I found out that the Limpet mines  in Goldeneye are just repainted joystick bases I quickly set about tracking down the correct one.

Thank You eBay

Then it was just a case of repainting and mounting the button and LEDs.

Nice and simple, but it's still one of my favourite pieces. It brings back fond memories of hours wasted on the N64, seeing how many mines we could stick to a friend.

* I seem to remember that Alec actually disables the mines and Bond instead uses the grenade pen to blow up the petrol tanks, but it's that whole scene.

Stargate Kull Disruptor - Magazine & Finish

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

I had planned to make another one of these and document it better, but until then I figured it was best to have some pictures of the final piece up.

The final part to be built from plasticard was this magazine type piece, that holds the power cell.

After that was finished, I cast up a copy of everything, scavenged a weaver rail mount and set about painting.

The paint job was rushed and doesn't really have the proper depth, but with a few tips from veteran Zat painters I should be able to do better next time.

But for now I'm mostly happy with how the project turned out.
Still on the to do list are:

  • New paint job (got some suggestions and new paints ready)
  • Draw up circuit board for lights and mill with my CNC machine
  • Scavenge the perfect part for the clear plastic lens 
  • Remake the moulds for the main body, it has one or two shocking air bubbles.
  • Mill a new powercell out of brass. (Even a small bit of solid brass is prohibitively expensive so this one is unlikely)
If I can manage just 3 of those things I'll have a really nice piece.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3