Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

A place to share what you have made, or collect.
User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:10 am

In his last mail, my pal who's making the Imperious Leader mask for me attached some pics of another project he'll complete for me.

I was told it was recasted from the original screen-used props used by the Sentry Robots (and later the survivors of the U.S.S. Palomino) in Walt Disney's first trip to the stars called "The Black Hole".

As you can see, the prop is already finished now (aside form a few minor repairs and adjusting the paint here and there).

Please let me know what you think about it.

Image Image Image Image Image


"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
Cylon-Knight
Site Administrator
Posts: 5883
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Kansas City
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Cylon-Knight » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:30 am

VERY VERY NICE RedEye!
Were they Black/Silver or all silver in the movie? I can't remember and I think I've seen both in fan props?
"All Baseships are now in range to attack the Colonies."
Image

User avatar
GoldCylon
Founder
Posts: 6812
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:02 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by GoldCylon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:18 pm

That is very cool. I wish I knew about this about 2 weeks ago. I saw someone selling a screen used robot helmet from the guys that used these things. It would have been a good pairing up. Thanks for sharing this.

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:33 pm

Thanks again for your kind words. :wink:
Cylon-Knight wrote:VERY VERY NICE RedEye!
Were they Black/Silver or all silver in the movie? I can't remember and I think I've seen both in fan props?
Several photos of the screen-used prop were used as reference for painting, so it should have a very close look to the originals.
GoldCylon wrote:That is very cool. I wish I knew about this about 2 weeks ago. I saw someone selling a screen used robot helmet from the guys that used these things. It would have been a good pairing up. Thanks for sharing this.
Are you able to get any pics of that screen-used helmet? I'm still looking for good-quality reference for my bust...
Last edited by Red Eye on Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
GoldCylon
Founder
Posts: 6812
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:02 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by GoldCylon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:35 pm

I didn't save them it was just something I saw that was for sale as just cruising the web.

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:38 pm

Was it on eBay?
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
GoldCylon
Founder
Posts: 6812
Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:02 pm
Location: Sacramento
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by GoldCylon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:44 pm

No it was someones personal page of their collections, and items they had for sale.

User avatar
trooper18938
Patrol Leader
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:28 pm
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by trooper18938 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:32 pm

Cool, I always wanted one of these. PIH sold one a while back, and for the Sentry helmet - try the Propstore of London's site. They had some good pictures, but they don't seem to be coming up at this moment. Also, look on the TRON bonus disc, as a Sentry was painted white and used in pre-production as a test suit.

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:03 am

Yes, I have the catalogs of PiH in which the auctions for the pistols were included. I could provide some scans for them if you like...

As for the Sentry costume, I'm still wondering if there are any complete Sentries around somewhere. :huh:
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
Cylon-Knight
Site Administrator
Posts: 5883
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Kansas City
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Cylon-Knight » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:37 am

Hummm.... I'll check out that TRON bonus for you Red Eye - I'll do a screen cap of that if I can find it. I have the anniv. TRON disks. COOL STUFF! Thanks for the info trooper18938.
"All Baseships are now in range to attack the Colonies."
Image

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:32 pm

Here are some screencaps of the Sentry costume used for the lighting tests of "Tron":

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
Cylon-Knight
Site Administrator
Posts: 5883
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:32 pm
Location: Kansas City
Contact:

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Cylon-Knight » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:24 pm

Oh man! COOL... and "nevermind" lol
Great work Red Eye. I wonder what happened to that suit? It has two claims to fame.
"All Baseships are now in range to attack the Colonies."
Image

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:45 pm

Sorry for being so hasty again. :wink:

I'm afraid to see a complete Sentry costume which survived to this day would be next to impossible, at least from what I've heard so far.

Most of them were destroyed during filming (like most of our chromed friends) and most of the surviving costume parts were shredded by the studio leaving behind some fragments like a few helmets and chestplates. :(
Last edited by Red Eye on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

User avatar
trooper18938
Patrol Leader
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:28 pm
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by trooper18938 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:46 pm

Great Screen captures!! Yes, I also read in the past that the suits were destroyed - the Prop Store helmet also had a chest plate, if I remember correctly. Although..... Disney being a much larger studio that Lucasfilm, there would have been more opportunity for employees to report "missing" peices..... SO perhaps there are some out there - just not for those of us on the public forums - we can always dream!

User avatar
Red Eye
Cylon Empire VIP & BYC.net Gallery Admin
Posts: 4796
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 10:11 am
Location: Germany

Re: Sentry Robot pistol from "The Black Hole"

Post by Red Eye » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:00 am

Yes, but I hope we're able to actually SEE a complete Sentry someday...

A befriended collector does have a screen-used helmet and chestplate, by the way.

I think he don't mind if I upload these pictures here, so are you interested in seeing them anyway?
"There can be no survivors. So long as one human remains alive the Alliance is threatened."

Image

Post Reply

Return to “Show off you props, or models that you have built”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest