In an effort to make them look better before last Halloween I did a rush job on spray painting them but knew they just didn't seem right. I have a set of functional PVS-5s, that I think play the part real well but they are way too heavy to wear to a convention or event. So I set out to find a non-functional pair and gut them to make them lighter. I think using as many real parts make the prop seem more convincing. Here is my progress so far:
Picture of all 3 for comparison:
Unscrewing the oculars:
The oculars removed (already a ton lighter):
Now for the fun part, knocking out the intensifiers with a heavy hammer:
Now to see what I can lighten in the objectives, there were soo many parts to take out:
Now that they are nice and light...I want to work on lighting them up to add some coolness factor. This is me shining a flashlight through one of the lenses. What do you think? I am thinking of adding some LEDs and using the original battery compartment if possible.