Seen briefly in both the Captain Marvel trailer and in Infinity War, the pager that Nick Fury uses to contact Carol Danvers is shaping up to be an important piece of outdated tech in the MCU, so here’s how you can make a prop version of it.

This particular print was made by Jevin Kachelmuss, but he’s not the one responsible for the model of the pager itself.

That comes to us from Mark Rhodes, who made this impressive recreation before the Captain Marvel trailer was even out.

Using Blender, Kachelmuss created a stand to display the pager before printing both parts of this project out. The stand took 3.5 hours to print and measures in at 4.5 x 6 x 7.5 centimetres. It was left without finishing or paint as it’s largely unseen here.

The pager took nine hours to print which as followed by some spray primer to smooth it out. To get that metal look silver Rub ‘n Buff was used followed by some highlighting with a silver Sharpie and some different shades of grey acrylic paints.

Captain Marvel’s symbol was printed onto paper, placed onto foam backing, and then a piece of clear 2mm acrylic was added on top to create faux screen.

After a bit of weathering was added the piece was finished. Kachelmuss tells us that matching the exact colour and texture here was difficult, suggesting that those attempting to make their own should use the Rub ‘n Buff as a base and then water down their acrylics to let the metallic sheen through.

If that sounds like something you’d like to do, you can find the files for the stand available for free on Thingiverse. The pager itself is available there too, and you will need both to make something that looks like the finished product in the gallery below.

We hope someone takes this project and uses it as a shell for a Raspberry Pi- or Arduino-based that can actually be used to send and receive text messages.

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Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of htxt.africa.