Archive for March, 2015

Chappie: Guard Key Case Identified

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 21, 2015 by Staff Writer

Auction photos indicate that the clear plastic case the guard key is stored in is a clear Pelican 1010 Micro Case.

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Chappie: Guard Key Identified

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 21, 2015 by Staff Writer

Thanks to close-up images of one of the guard keys from the auctions, I was able to positively identify the guard key as a Logitech Mouse Nano Receiver.

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Chappie: DIY Replica Vincent Moore ID Tag

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 20, 2015 by Staff Writer

And now we get to the good stuff.

Here’s my replica of Vincent Moore’s ID tag. This is based on close-ups from the auctions and from promotional stills. Both sides should be quite accurate, if I do say so myself. I do wish I had a better mug shot of Vincent, but the original props look kinda washed-out themselves.

Same assembly instructions apply.

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Chappie: Tetravaal Visitors Pass DIY Replica

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 20, 2015 by Staff Writer

This can be seen on a reporter in some of the publicity stills. And in the auctions.

What becomes apparent with a close look at the auction pics is that this a technician’s tag with a label applied reading “Visitors Pass” that covers-up the “Technician” info on the front. The back has a similar sticker, I think, but you can see it still says “T7” on it.

The same assembly instructions apply.

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Chappie: Replica Technician ID Tag

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 19, 2015 by Staff Writer

Thanks to the auctions, we now have a pretty good look at the hero and background ID tags.

This is my replica of one of the background techs’ ID tags.

Print this out on paper, apply glue to the unprinted back side, fold carefully along the dotted grey line, then cut carefully along the solid grey line on the ‘front’ side. Round the corners (cheap corner rounders are available at most craft stores) and carefully cut out the light blue ‘slot.’ I would recommend using a small hole punch on either end, and then ‘connecting’ the holes with 2 straight cuts.

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Chappie: Replica and Fan-made Tetravaal Business Cards

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags on March 18, 2015 by Staff Writer

Although there is variation among business card sizes internationally, my replicas are designed for the standard US business card size. This is close to the South African size. I doubt anyone would notice.

Thanks to the prop auctions, we know exactly what Vincent Moore’s card looks like. Michelle and Deon’s cards are extrapolations from that.

Not sure if this address means anything; it’s not Denel’s address (which I had put on my cards before we saw a real one up close). Kempton Park appears to be some ritzy suburb in Gauteng, but I didn’t see any results for “Rift Road.” The GPS coordinates are in the middle of nowhere, outside the city.

Michelle’s title (made up) is based on the title of the CEO of Denel, which was too long to fit, so I truncated it.

Yes, you can take these PDFs and go get them printed. Note that they are one-color but full bleed. Which will affect your price.

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Recurring Themes in the Films of Neill Blomkamp

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 18, 2015 by Staff Writer

Because I have no idea how to create a table in here, here is a PDF of my attempt to discern recurring themes in the movies of Neill Blomkamp. Please see the footnotes for additional information.

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