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Mjaf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Or more accurately a Nuka Cola Quantum Crate.

I have designed and started to build myself a Crate of 6 glowing Nuka Cola Quantum. I will endeavor to post some pictures as soon as its completed.

The liquid glows when the bottles are in the crate, and im experimenting with even making it glow when you take it out of the crate under certain circumstances. Its also completely safe to drink, and tastes great. Each bottle has a Nuka Cola Quantum label (with the text "Quantium" carefully cut through so as the glowing liquid can be seen though that part of the label) and also a Nuka Cola Quantum bottle cap.

The crate itself looks similar to, and is based on the crates that can be found in Fallout 3, and can easily be customised with different variations of logos (pipboy, nuka cola, nuka cola quantum) in the production stage. Its carefully distressed, and then fully varnished to first age, and then maintain the correct appearence. The crate contains all the electronics to cause the drink to glow when in the crate (as i say im still experimenting with the idea of glowing outside the box), and is run by 2xAA batteries that will last approximatly 2 weeks, if the device is left on constantly (still experimenting with this aswell).

What I would like to know is, depending on the final out come and look of the Crate, would any one be interested in buying one. I think it would great on a table at a convention, at another gamers get together, or just as an orniment for a fallout fans home. Im not putting any details about buying them here (the prototype isn't even built yet), this is more like market research.

I am also aiming to make more high quality Fallout props and art. I would love to get your response on this idea.

Cheers Mjaf

(NB. I can quite understand that some people may see this as a terrible idea and quite enjoy tearing apart this post. However, i am interesting in any and all constructive comments and criticisms)
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Retlaw83
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This is definitely the wrong forum for trying to sell Bethesda Fallout stuff. Also, as with all your forebears seeking to profit from unlicensed Fallout 3 merchandise, Bethesda's legal department will likely have a word with you if you try and make a business of this.

As for the idea itself, it sounds like a cute toy. What is the liquid in the bottles?
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Mjaf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I wouldnt really call it a bussiness idea, more of a hobby. I have enjoyed working on this little project of mine and thought it was a shame that something that took so long to design, and redesign should only be made once.

As for the liquid, its a mixture of different syrups mixed through a pump with carbonised water. Similar to any post mix drinks that you may have had in a bar or restraint. I am currently experimenting with soda water, rather than cabonised water, hoping to mask the taste but still allow the liquid to glow under dark light.

One of the other ideas that i have in the pipeline, is a near fully fuctioning pipboy3000, i know what i want to do, and ways to do most of it, just need to get all the bits together and experiment. If you have heard of anyone else actually doing this please let me know. I would love to read about it.
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Yonmanc
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mjaf wrote:
I wouldnt really call it a bussiness idea, more of a hobby


A hobby in which you sell unlicensed merchandise a risk of being sued. My friend deals pot as a hobby. It's a hobby so I guess it's legal.
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Mjaf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ha ha. I do see your point, and I hadn't looked at it like that. However I would still like thoughts about the crate itself.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Electronics ? Absolute bollocks. If it doesn't fatally radiate those who loiter near to or imbibe it, it simply isn't authentic. QED. icon_drunk
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Mjaf
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ha ha if only it was possible without killing half the people on the street lol.

However I found that briall (a glass and metal cleaning chemical) shines exactly like Nuka Cola Quantum. Any one fancy having a sip to test if it will kill you or just burn your insides? lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Experiment with bioluminecent algae.



Alternatively use Tonic water. It glows blue under black light.



Or if you don't intend to drink it, try this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5638030_make-glowing-liquid.html
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