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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:30 am    Post subject: Comm pad pics Reply with quote

I would appreciate some pics of the comm pads my fellow pilots wear. I have seen the pic from echobase but would rather see some real ones to help assist me in finishing my costume.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screencaps from the movies? Or pictures of member's compads?

I posted a bunch of screencaps on here a while ago... I suppose I could dig them up and post them again if thats what you're looking for
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Liz, you did that when I asked about the paint schemes.

I read that as pics of comm pads that the members here have on their own costumes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few pics from the previous thread ( Comm Pad Paint Scheme?), and some pics I found on the Omega Wing (501st TIE fighter pilots) msgboard.

TIE-Fighter pilots and X-wing pilots have the same comm pad, only painted differently. X-wing pilot's comm pads are white.

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In some exhibits, the TIE and X-wing comm pads were swapped by mistake. The shape is the same, but the paint scheme differs.
From Studiocreations' web site. The laser dots should be 2 and 3 cm apart, but I am not sure they are.


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Some real pads where obviously cast in resin, and some were vacuformed in thin plastic. Most buttons sit on a raised square, with the side being between 2" and 2.5" wide ... I am not too sure. That sits on a raised rectangle with the two remaining buttons. The two red "buttons" in this rectangle are actually depressions.
They were most likely painted with Humbrol enamel paints.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay here's some more info for you.

First Off: Eric Moody's (Division 6) CommPad specsheet


For me, when I was just starting out, I used a paper printout similar to the above sheet. Cheap, fast, colorful, easily replaced - AND great visually at about 2ft. out. Here's some examples - my old one first and then another from another pilot using the same method:



On New Year's Eve, right before I was about to march in the Rose Parade (Yes, Lucasfilm approved my paper one), I got my resin CommPad from Corellian Exports. Spent the night coloring it (with Sharpee Markers and reflective tape) and have used it ever since. The reflective tape works great since it makes it "glow" when a flash picture is taken. Here's some shots of it:




Lastly, here's a couple comparision shots of me with both paper (helmet on) and resin (beer):



Hope this info helped -- Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can barely tell the difference between the paper and resin.... Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, great isn't it? But I still wanted to upgrade when I had the chance. The main differences are:

1- when you get up REALLY close
2- if you get a rip/tear/smudge/crease in your paper one
3- if you have one of the commpad pockets that has a plastic insert, condensation can do nasty stuff to the paper one.

And of course, the "magic" is broken if a kid tries to push the buttons on the paper one. But other than that, yes, it's remarkably similar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon, the paper insert seems like a great idea for a quick-and-dirty commpad, and I loved the Sharpie/reflective-tape-on-resin pad - the pic with the "light-up" buttons really looked good. I might have to give that a whirl with my own pad.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Eric. All of the credit goes to Shawn Crosby (ObiShawn). He whipped it up for me. I just make sure that any event I go to I have a few in my bag. That way if a pilot shows up without a commpad, I just slip one in his pocket for them.

Now, if they don't have the pocket, well, they're SOL. Very Happy

Shawn's also the one who gave me the idea about the tape. He uses it on his lightsaber and we've used it on the toggle switches on our chest boxes too. I figure anything that can glow will just add to the photo.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually got the paper one from Jon.
I simply laminated it to keep it from having condensation problems.
Works great for now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's mine from Correlian Exports:

It's PVC or resin, slightly curved to fit your arm. I'm still on the original paintjob after 4 years!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how can i contact them for one for me Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actual members compads were the ones I was looking for.


LizardJedi wrote:
Screencaps from the movies? Or pictures of member's compads?

I posted a bunch of screencaps on here a while ago... I suppose I could dig them up and post them again if thats what you're looking for

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished mine, and here it is. At least I think it's finished. When I look at the pic, I see a few areas I need to go back and touch up.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one that I painted. For what it's worth.

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