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Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« Reply #285 on: September 23, 2011, 03:08 AM »
That's just awesome!

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« Reply #286 on: September 23, 2011, 07:54 AM »
Great job Mike!  Are you taking orders?  I'd like one please!
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« Reply #287 on: September 23, 2011, 09:39 AM »
Thanks everyone!  :D

Great job Mike!  Are you taking orders?  I'd like one please!

Sure! Let me see what the printers are going to charge me and how it turns out and then I'll get back to you. Hopefully they won't give me any flak about the Star Wars/Kubrick logos. The size of this is basically the same as the DX3 backdrop if you sliced off the Ronto's head on top.  My home printer can print at that size but the color inks it takes get pricey--I'll weigh that against what the print shop charges.

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« Reply #288 on: September 23, 2011, 12:19 PM »
I'd be interested in getting one as well me thinks.

Excellent work.

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« Reply #289 on: September 23, 2011, 12:31 PM »
I'd be interested in getting one as well me thinks.

Excellent work.

Count me in too, depending on the cost.  I haven't collected any of the other backgrounds to date because I don't usually display my Kubes that way, but I like this more every time I see it.  Thanks!
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« Reply #290 on: September 23, 2011, 07:57 PM »
So for $20 the print shop made me a color print that looks great.  Was worried about the colors and brightness changing but it looks exactly like it does on my monitor, so that's a relief.  Unfortunately they couldn't mat it for me--they only mount prints on ultra-thick science fair diorama-type foam board. So over the weekend I'll try to find the right sized board and mount this myself, see how it turns out and let you guys know what I could get one to you for. 


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« Reply #291 on: September 24, 2011, 11:32 PM »
So I hit the art store for supplies and mounted my diorama print today--I'm actually really excited with how it turned out. The edges are crisp and it looks like it was printed directly on the board. The satin finish of the paper is a pretty good match for the real ones. The only major differences (production wise) are that the cardboard I used is just slightly thicker than Medicom's, and also the back of the diorama has watermark logos and there are scoring marks from the lines where it folds. They are slightly ragged but invisible from the front where it is just a clean fold.  Also the side flaps don't have the locking die-cut pieces, they're just flat.







To Iamsith, Jman and BrentS, and/or anyone else who'd like one, I'm thinking $40 would cover my print costs, supplies, labor etc. If you can't swing $40 let me know and we can probably work something out. I'll number them on the back to give them an artsy air.  ;D

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Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« Reply #292 on: September 25, 2011, 01:36 AM »
Wow again.. Very professional looking . Impressed with your skills.

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« Reply #293 on: September 25, 2011, 09:48 AM »
absolutely super!  ;D

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« Reply #294 on: September 25, 2011, 04:27 PM »
That looks so awesome! Sign me up!

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« Reply #295 on: September 26, 2011, 11:28 AM »
So far I've got 1 confirmed order with IAmSith. No rush to let me know for anyone else that wants one, but I'll be heading to the print shop tomorrow, so if you want in on this first printing let me know soon. I'm gonna start a thread in Classifieds for this so as not to clutter up this one. If you're in the U.S. and send payment via paypal as a gift I can do $40/shipped. Thanks.  :)

 

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« Reply #296 on: September 26, 2011, 12:12 PM »
So far I've got 1 confirmed order with IAmSith. No rush to let me know for anyone else that wants one, but I'll be heading to the print shop tomorrow, so if you want in on this first printing let me know soon. I'm gonna start a thread in Classifieds for this so as not to clutter up this one. If you're in the U.S. and send payment via paypal as a gift I can do $40/shipped. Thanks.  :)

What the heck, sign me up for one too.  That is just too cool to pass up.  Let me know your paypal address and I'll send over the funds.

Thanks Mike!
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Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« Reply #297 on: September 26, 2011, 03:31 PM »
@ Mike , it looks fantastic. You've inspired me to continue with my diorama

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« Reply #298 on: September 26, 2011, 03:44 PM »
@ Mike , it looks fantastic. You've inspired me to continue with my diorama

Sweet! An illustrated one? You've definitely made some kick ass kubrick scaled props already, so I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I used your Hoth light board thing as a reference for mine. :)

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Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« Reply #299 on: October 1, 2011, 01:12 PM »


Got my custom Hoth diorama in the mail today.  Thanks Mike!
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