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Captain America: Stark Transponder Replica

Rather than attempt to make the Hydra battery first, I thought that the transponder would be simpler. I may have been wrong. The moral of the story is: don’t let a certain set of software skills sit unused for two years and then think it will all come back to you in minutes…

First, I gathered all available reference material, which sadly consisted of screencaps and professional and amateur auction photos. Nothing in the art book, no solid dimensions. So I guessed at the size based on comparing the width of my gloved thumb with the Captain’s. Then I scaled the images to match. Redrew the whole thing in Illustrator, then made some ‘blueprints’ for myself. Built it from scratch in 3D, with plenty of mistakes & compromises along the way.

Exported the final model, uploaded it to Shapeways, chose a material and ordered it. Ideally, it will ship out on the 30th of August.

In the meantime, I may try my hand at the battery. Problem with the battery is that it really has to light up for the full effect. The transponder doesn’t have to do anything.

Captain America: Stark Transponder

Howard Stark’s ‘personnel extraction transponder’ from Captain America: The First Avenger. Very poor references available for this, again. Gonna have to guess the dims.

“Are you sure this thing works?”

“Couldn’t call my ride.”

Captain America: Hydra Battery Replica

Thought I’d try to replicate this via 3D printing, for my costume. On second thought, it would likely be simpler to replicate the damaged Stark radio / transponder. We’ll see…

Couldn’t find much hard reference material online. All based on screencaps, photos & estimates. Gonna have to brush up my 3D modeling skills, too…