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Old July 20 2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Re: Combadges from a prop perspective - placement and positioning

SchwEnt wrote: View Post
Another thing about the comm badges...

In-universe, they were gold metallic, shiny.
The real production props weren't metallic and had a dulled finish. This was to prevent set lighting glare and lens flare on camera.

So anyone wanting a comm badge would have to chose between real-life authentic prop quality (dull flat finish) versus in-universe depiction (gold metal look, shiny).
When I was a kid I took one of the standing bases from the Playmates action figures, glued a pin to the pac of it and wore it as a comm badge. It was pretty accurate, about the same size and look on the show. The only real inconsistancy was the presence of a peg (for the hole of the bottom of the action figure's foot to attach to) but that was minor.
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