Bioshock Logo Sign - budget speed build

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by SlicenDice, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. SlicenDice

    SlicenDice Member

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    So, one of my closest friends is having a birthday in the next few days and I'm hardly in a position to afford a proper gift for her (I'm terrible at buying gifts anyway).

    We are both big fans of Bioshock, and I thought I would make something unique and came up with a replica of the Bioshock logo sign, as mixed media on canvas.

    Materials were less than ideal, health problems and life stuff has sucked my resources dry but I was able to get most of the colors I needed together and some foam and a canvas. Time was short, I had a week to finish, working a few hours a day, finishing off with an all nighter to get it 99% done this weekend.

    Not a terribly difficult project but ambitious for my schedule and means, I had to finish the cutting with a dull exacto and ended up needing red and black, the only thing I had was some tattoo ink which oddly enough worked pretty good, tattoo ink for a wash, must remember this.

    My reference material:

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    I began by photoshopping up a line template:

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    Began cutting and gluing:

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    The final shapes had to be simplified slightly, reduced to only two layers of depth.

    Few coats of primer:

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    Base Coat:

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    Detail work and weathering begins:

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    Finished Result:

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    Obviously the cheapness and quickness of the project is visible in the final result but I'm happy enough with it and I should certainly hope my friend likes it.
     
  2. SlicenDice

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    Sorry to bump my own thread, but I thought it'd be nice to show the finished product in all its glory, for the sake of the record.

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    Decided to make my own card too, for funsies.

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    Some guys give girls flowers and chocolate on their birthdays, I never really was very impressed by that. we'll see how this goes.
     
  3. Gixxerfool

    Gixxerfool Well-Known Member

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    Amazing. I'm a huge fan as well. Good work.
     
  4. MAAZ

    MAAZ Well-Known Member

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    That looks great to me :thumbsup
     

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