I didn’t even know there were pics at Herocomm! I just found them. Excellent.
I don’t think I’d want to attempt this on a manual set up without some very specialized tooling. The photos Dave posted look great though. One question: it looks like there is a part down the center on the end of your needle. Was that for a technical reason, did you just like the look, or was there a different version that shows up in TOS that has this feature?
Thanks for sharing these photos, Dave! The Nicksdad and SDStudios ones all great, and it’s interesting to observe the subtle differences. I really like the high polish on Gary’s. The convention special one is, well, special.
Yeah, this is proving the most vexing detail for me to design around. How were the failing SDStudios vials made? There they welded acrylic, I presume? That is one option. (It’s how they make some types of aquariums, so if done properly, it should be watertight.) The other is finding a glass vial that fits the shape properly and that can be magnetized up inside somehow.
Can anybody direct me to an episode where (if ever) we see the vials changed out, or arrayed separately alongside a hypo?