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NeuroMason 02-15-2009 12:15 PM

Handlink Replica's!!!
 
Hey all!


just wanted to let everyone know that i'll be making a few Handlink Replica's soon (complete with sound effect) and if anybody wants one i'll take $250.00 a piece for them!!!! Not bad at all considering all the hard work and patience that goes into one of these things!! lol... Please let me know if anybody is interested. You can email me at Running_out_of_daylight@hotmail.com with any questions. Thank you!!



Neuro

isz 02-15-2009 01:42 PM

Neuro,I read on QL IMDB's Board a massege from someone,who might be intersted in a Replica. If you have an account there,try to contact him.

ESP1138 06-30-2009 08:24 PM

Ziggy handlink gummybear replica
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NeuroMason (Post 49492)
Hey all!


just wanted to let everyone know that i'll be making a few Handlink Replica's soon (complete with sound effect) and if anybody wants one i'll take $250.00 a piece for them!!!! Not bad at all considering all the hard work and patience that goes into one of these things!! lol... Please let me know if anybody is interested. You can email me at Running_out_of_daylight@hotmail.com with any questions. Thank you!!



Neuro

That sounds super awesome! But make sure to put in that blue laser pointer that someone here suggested. That was when Al was scanning the church. When will they be ready because I need one. And if you don't believe they will sell, post one on eBay and see how many bids you get.
:hurray:

Kirok 07-01-2009 09:02 AM

Interesting comment, ESP1138. Had mine I used in my film on eBay and didn't get any bids.

jassian 07-03-2009 03:20 AM

Maybe it's a sign that you shouldn't part with it :)

ESP1138 07-13-2009 10:47 PM

Ziggy handlink gummybear replica
 
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Originally Posted by jassian (Post 54160)
Maybe it's a sign that you shouldn't part with it :)

Yeah,
Maybe it is a sign that you should not part with it. But I think it's this economic slump that you did not get any bids. Also I was not aware that one was available for auction on eBay. I buy a lot of junk [treasure] on eBay and never came across one.

Speaking of hanklinks, does anyone know if the first season handlink will ever be available?

NeuroMason 08-09-2009 11:34 PM

ha ha well, id put in a super bright laser pointer if somebody request's one with that. Id have to get me a Blue Laster pointer and take it apart so i can fit it in but shouldnt be a problem.






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Originally Posted by ESP1138 (Post 54124)
That sounds super awesome! But make sure to put in that blue laser pointer that someone here suggested. That was when Al was scanning the church. When will they be ready because I need one. And if you don't believe they will sell, post one on eBay and see how many bids you get.
:hurray:


Sam's Crow 08-12-2009 10:38 AM

I'd buy one!... If I had the money.

NeuroMason 08-14-2009 06:15 PM

Quantum Leap handlink
 
Here are some pics of my new Handlink im building.. right now it doesnt have any of the lights inside it or the sound effects but thats soon to come... Check out the "pinkish purple/red" Blocks on it!! I actually know how to get the right color for this thing now!! :cheers


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...dlink89899.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ink9903345.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...link447783.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...erhandlink.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ndlinkback.jpg

NeuroMason 10-12-2009 05:30 PM

so you all know, im putting this handlink (the one pictured below) up for sale. The price is $350.00 shipped. Will include lights and sound effect. Let me know if your interested!!


Brad













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Originally Posted by NeuroMason (Post 54899)
Here are some pics of my new Handlink im building.. right now it doesnt have any of the lights inside it or the sound effects but thats soon to come... Check out the "pinkish purple/red" Blocks on it!! I actually know how to get the right color for this thing now!! :cheers


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...dlink89899.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ink9903345.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...link447783.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...erhandlink.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ndlinkback.jpg


Sam_Are_Ethan 10-14-2009 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NeuroMason (Post 55535)
so you all know, im putting this handlink (the one pictured below) up for sale. The price is $350.00 shipped. Will include lights and sound effect. Let me know if your interested!!


Brad

wow man, i wished i had money right now, it looks really awsum

Sad Professor 11-02-2009 02:07 PM

That looks really good but $350? Wow, that's a lotta dosh! What's in it? I just see some pieces of acrylic stuck together.

When I was a kid I got a "Lights out" toy for Xmas and used to pretend it was a handlink...

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~yymao/pr...ightoutpic.jpg http://www.edcourtenay.co.uk/content...utHandheld.jpg

feldon30 11-03-2009 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Sad Professor (Post 55733)
That looks really good but $350? Wow, that's a lotta dosh! What's in it? I just see some pieces of acrylic stuck together.

I could probably acquire pieces of acrylic in different colors, but how to cut it and glue it? Cutting it, unless you buff it, you get rough edges. Glueing it with cyanocrylate (crazy glue) can easily turn the clear plastic cloudy where it dissolves/weakens the plastic.

Plus these Handlinks have full electronics of blinking lights and a sound module the original never had (originally, the sound effects were added in post-production).

I'm guessing after spending 8 hours making one, you would want to charge $350 too. :)

Maybe we make a condition of NeuroMason advertising these handlinks here that he tells us the secret of how he makes them. ;) So talk!!! ;) ;)


Past Topics:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=1726
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...read.php?t=753
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4125

Various Announcements:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4646
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4638
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4596
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4606

(honestly, some of these could be merged)

Sad Professor 11-03-2009 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by feldon30 (Post 55759)
I could probably acquire pieces of acrylic in different colors, but how to cut it and glue it? Cutting it, unless you buff it, you get rough edges. Glueing it with cyanocrylate (crazy glue) can easily turn the clear plastic cloudy where it dissolves/weakens the plastic.

Plus these Handlinks have full electronics of blinking lights and a sound module the original never had (originally, the sound effects were added in post-production).

I'm guessing after spending 8 hours making one, you would want to charge $350 too. :)

Are they not just made from acrylic? Kinda looks like it in the pic. I don't doubt it takes a helluva long time to make them but I was just kinda shocked at first by the price. I'm new here and I supposed this is kinda the first thing of its kind that I've ever seen. I've not seen homemade props before. I suppose they're sort of priceless really because they're not available.

I think it's great though that people are able to make these kinda things :D
I've not watched Quantum Leap in years and only just started back watching some of the episodes. I always wanted a handlink

feldon30 11-03-2009 04:06 PM

Please re-read my post. ;)

Getting Acrylic in all those colors is not easy I think.

Then there's cutting it. When you cut plastic, it tends to crack.

Then there's glueing it. When you glue plastic, it tends to cloud and crack even more.

And then there's the circuit board and lights (small bright LEDs are not cheap), and this has a sound module that can play high res sounds from the show.

I'm really not trying to advertise for the show, but if you have shortcuts, advice, or suggestions for any of the stumbling blocks I've posted above, please let me know. I have a close friend at a plastics company and he's told me he cannot source me the acrylic pieces without it costing me thousands of dollars, and he said I would not be able to cut and bond the pieces without special tools.

NeuroMason 11-20-2009 02:54 AM

Your right... It does take a while to make one of these... its not like simply putting together a model car out of the box... lol.. imagine if you had to first MAKE all the pieces to that model car and THEN figure out how to put them all together.. you know, ive done these many times now.. and ive gotten very good at it im my opinion.. but if i were to have a modo to go by for these it would go something like "Weve Been to the Moon and even Created a space station and traveled there many times... but nobody said it was easy" ;) The handlink above in the pics was that handlink just after i had glued the acrylic together... the lights and sound hadnt been add yet. SInce then ive add over 100 3mm L.E.D lights that blink like the show and have add a potentiometer and button that allows the lights to be controlled to flash at different speeds. Also, i have add the sound effect button and speaker inside as well as the blue button on the side of the handlink that turns it off and on. The 350.00 price tag on this one expired as i was only selling it because i needed the money at the time... since then somebody has already bought it for $700.00. But that was with me adding extra's to it like another 50 L.E.D'S and polishing it up really good. When it comes to the money, really your mostly paying for the time it takes to build one and MORE for the time it has taken to "Get it right" and for me to sit and figure out over the years how to do this... ;)

Sad Professor 11-20-2009 06:39 AM

$700/€470 ? Wow! Have you got a picture or video of that one?


Interesting that you say you're paying for the time. I'd say if someone wanted to manufacture these and contacted a factory about a run of them you could probably then sell them for about whatever the average price of a similar mass produced item.

feldon30 11-20-2009 11:46 AM

Tooling up a factory to build these would probably cost $100,000.

I do wish NeuroMason would share a bit more about the source for the acrylic parts, what type of adhesive is used, what cutting and polishing tools are used, etc. but I can't force you. ;) I think the prohibitive number of hours involved means even if we knew everything there is to know, we'd still go to you (if we had the money).

Sad Professor 11-20-2009 08:24 PM

I think I saw a picture of a handlink someone made with wine gums. I must give that a try some day I'm bored :p

What was the original handlinks in the TV show made of? And has anyone pictures of the Series 1&2 handlinks?

feldon30 11-21-2009 11:55 AM

The original handlink was made out of Lucite.

Here are four close up pictures I took of a real Quantum Leap handlink from Deborah Pratt's collection:
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1

And there are lots more photos of the various Handlinks over the years (including replicas) at Al's Place -> Imaging Chamber -> Handlinks:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...r/handlink.htm

Al_Calavicci 12-03-2009 07:04 PM

Thanks for sharing these photos with us!
Man,she even has Al's light up star badge!
Do you have any close ups of that?

I notice the original handlink used a flat type battery similar to a cell phone battery..did it use tiny incandescent bulbs rather than l.e.d.s?


Quote:

Originally Posted by feldon30 (Post 56341)
The original handlink was made out of Lucite.

Here are four close up pictures I took of a real Quantum Leap handlink from Deborah Pratt's collection:
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1

And there are lots more photos of the various Handlinks over the years (including replicas) at Al's Place -> Imaging Chamber -> Handlinks:
http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...r/handlink.htm


feldon30 12-03-2009 11:22 PM

I thought it was a 9 volt battery. Could be wrong.

Al_Calavicci 12-04-2009 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by feldon30 (Post 56477)
I thought it was a 9 volt battery. Could be wrong.


You can see the battery in this picture here
http://leapback2009.com/photos/v/dis...geViewsIndex=1

It looks different than a 9 volt battery.
Its flatter and wider and you can see the polarity markings on the sides.
I notice there is an open area on the front of the handlink where you can see the wiring too? It looks like perhaps one of the colored blocks fell off.

Al's "star" light up pin is really interesting too!
The star was the symbol of the maker of the exotic car Al was driving in the first episode.
It looks like the star is actually made of glass tubing like the type used in neon signs,but is probably acrylic and backlit.
Does anyone have some photos of it up close?

I notice also,that there was a box to the right of the mug,what prop was in that?

feldon30 12-04-2009 05:42 PM

http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=4215
saying it's a 9V

http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...ead.php?t=2436
less clear


here you go :)

Al_Calavicci 12-04-2009 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feldon30 (Post 56491)

I guess that makes sense,but it doesnt look like a 9 volt battery in the photo..maybe its just the angle.


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