EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

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EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:37 am

Hello. At the suggestion of Red Eye, I took the eye out of my original centurion head and opened it up for you guys. It took about 5 minutes total. Very convenient. Everything fits into place well. So I took the mouth out too, just because I never have before. I figure the images are self-explanitory so here goes…


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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:39 am

continued…

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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:43 am

more…

They made a little hinge for the boards.

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Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:46 am

…and more…

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Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:49 am

Almost there!

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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:53 am

And finally, the climax…

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And all back together again:

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Whew!!!
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by Red Eye » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:48 am

I think the words "thank you" are not enough for what you've done! *Bows down*

It gives even more insight of how an original scanner was built back in the day...

I knew they'd used some kind of diffusion in front of the bulbs but never knew how they did it exactly... now I know for sure, thanks to you!

Very well done my friend. :salute:
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:43 pm

Honestly I also enjoyed doing it. I hadn't taken it quite that far before. Really pleased how easy it is to take apart and put back together. Makes sense from a production standpoint, too.

I've gotten alot of info and photo reference from you guys on this forum and if I can return the favor, I am happy. :cylongold:
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:54 pm

So, as is fairly obvious, I'm sure, the diffuser is very thin paper, almost like tissue. I'm sure there's a term for it that I don't know. And the red "lense" is completely transparent.

I shot alot more photos, but they are similar to these ...with the bulbs lit in different places, etc. If there's something specific anyone wants to see that's not here, ask and I'll see if I have any shots showing it.
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by Red Eye » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:35 pm

The tape behind the red plastic looks like some kind of masking tape to me.

And the red translucent plastic seems to made from the same material as the decoders used to decipher the tech specs on the back of G1 Transformers packages...

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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:40 pm

The diffusing material is some sort of sheer paper rather than tape, at least with any adhesive. Much thinner that masking tape. Almost like tissue paper. Almost. There's no hint of there ever having any kind of adhesive on the paper, even dried out masking tape shows hints of adhesive. The red lense is completely clear red like lighting gel or probably the sample you suggested Red Eye.
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by Red Eye » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:54 pm

Interesting... I wonder if we could locate this material somehow.

For my helmet, I used three layers of diffusion foil in front of the visor area. It looks very close to the real deal IMHO.
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:32 pm

Care to post an image of yours? :grin:
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by Red Eye » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:36 am

Sure.
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Re: EXPOSED! Flightleader Serpentine's Original Eye Scanner

Post by Jenne » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:25 am

Oh wow, amazing pic´s. Thank´s for sharing them :loveit:

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