I am not trying to get ahead of myself in projects but, I can sick my dad and friends on getting material for a future project. i am currently getting a sizable ammount of trek props/costumes (or in the near future) and I would love to have this unique way to display them. originally I was going to make a shlef with some backlit LCARS interspeced in it, but now I have changed my mind so that I can display larger items...
I was thinking of building a portable photo-op wall of a Federation Starship (an Intrepid class) that would have an MSD (which I creaded in adobe
and a small shelf below the MSD of LCARS control panels. Or baring that (it might be too expensive to get my MSD printed large enough) I might also do some standard sensor log or scan analysis screens. (I know these are PADDs, but thay are all I have of the "standard" display LCARS I made uploaded to photobucket.)
I've never made anything like this before and I have a few questions:
1) Is there a rattle can that would be ideal for this or baring that, a good roll-on gray that anyone knows of that can be purchased in the USA?
2) Where can one scrounge up or *cringe* outright purchase smooth plastic paneling for the wall section? I am thinking a couple of pieces no larger than 4' x 3' or so.
2a) is it possible to use a heavy paper or cardboard for these panels? I want it to remain light and perhaps wood framed cardboard would work too? Or some other material other than plastic? I am guessing that plastic will end up bneing rather expensive, and cutting cost at every turn is a must without creating something that is craptacular.
I figure I could lend this to local con-goer's and use it as a backdrop to display a dummy with a Trek uniform out-of-con.