Bioshock Wall Plaque Replica

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by morbius206, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    I wanted something to sort of show my passion for the designs of Bioshock - the sign on the box seemed like the obvious thing to do as it incorporated the game name aswell as the art deco design inflluences and it's got so much texture and depth to it.
     
  2. deadbolt

    deadbolt Sr Member

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    Very cool!

    Love allot of the original Bioshock designs as well. :thumbsup


    -Carson
     
  3. Guardian Devil

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    LOVE it :love

    How big is it?
     
  4. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    Thanks man,

    It measures about 685mm x 250mm.

    Sold a couple through ebay also but Take-Two put a stop to it!:lol
     
  5. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Game companies sure have a heavy hand instead of having the brains to do merchandise. Looks good.
     
  6. outlander

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    I wanted to do the Rapture dedication plaque scene at certain places in the first game. I had orginally planned to do my study in Art Deco with various nods to Rapture in place.

    You should cannibalize one of those sheet waterfall thing and make water
    flow over it like in the credits of BS2. Well, that's what I was
    going to do if I did the plaque you did there. Nice job by the way.
     
  7. sycor

    sycor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can you tell us more about how you made it? What materials did you use?
     
  8. G17RDY

    G17RDY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh yeah, that looks great.

    Agree with ^ care to share the build / material details?
    Makes a more interesting read!
     
  9. XxN3BUL4xX

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    thats awsome mate nice one
     
  10. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    Thanks guys,

    Sorry about the lack of details - first post - not really sure what I'm doing yet!:lol

    The final piece was cast in resin and fibreglass, handpainted and finished with a high gloss lacquer to achieve that wet look. I originally made a former out of mdf, styrene and plastazote with jesmonite and sand adding details such as rust. This was then moulded in RTV silicone rubber
     
  11. The Dude

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    My son would love one of those. He is a BioShock junkie. :)
     
  12. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    I am hoping to start selling again once I'm eligible on here - get your orders in now:lol:lol
     
  13. Trowa

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    Looks fantastic ! I love everything about Bioshock,wish rapture was real :)
    I made a few props ,but this was going to be on of my next ones! If u ever think about making a few new ones ,I'll be waiting :love

    Great job!!
     
  14. G17RDY

    G17RDY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just realized you are a fellow Scot, as well!!
     
  15. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    Indeed - always good to meet a fellow Scot!

    Where abouts are you?

    I'm from just outside Glasgow
     
  16. G17RDY

    G17RDY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    haha, me too!! i'm not giving away my exact location, you never know who's lurking!! lets just say i'm real close to Cumbernauld
     
  17. outlander

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    Scots!?! * caber tossing, ginger haired, kilt wearing, lassie loving
    Nessie chasing, haggis chewing....:darnkids

    I mean, I'd probably be interested in one too. (sigh)

    Even though I know the only reason you did it is because
    Rapture is practically in your backyard. :)
     
  18. morbius206

    morbius206 New Member

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    I ain't ginger and I hate haggis!!!:lol

    Apart from that - proud Scot!
     
  19. sycor

    sycor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That sounds like a horrible wish. A bunch of insane splicers running around killing everything and everyone. :lol
     
  20. outlander

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    I forgot mulligan taking, bagpipe playing, whiskey mispelling,
    Rob Roy loving, trouble makers!

    I know all about ye! :)
     
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  21. Trowa

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    Ok maybe that's one small problem :lol,nothing a good plasmid can't fix!

    Really looking forward to a possible interest thread :D
     
  22. Ford W Maverick

    Ford W Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I have a 100 gallon fishtank that I'm doing a Bioshock theme for and one of those would be awesome! I like the waterfall idea too, I may be able to pull that off. How much do you think you'll be asking for these? Or is it against the rules to say before you're a full member? If so, just disregard my asking.
     
  23. morbius206

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    Hey,

    I've no idea if it's against any rules to talk about prices etc. before full membership - if it is nobody's told me. However, I can tell you I was selling for £75 on eBay before they were removed. The really rubbish thing about the whole removal thing was that all buyers had nothing but excellent feedback about the plaques - a couple of them even asked me to do some custom stuff for them aswell.
     
  24. sycor

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    Who had them removed? It could have been 2K since it's their creation. At which point it doesn't matter what your buyers had to say. And as far as discussing prices, you just aren't allowed to discuss selling them in detail if it's not in the JY.
     
  25. TheAtomicSoul

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    Certainly a good price for the size - be sure to post when you do start to sell them!
     
  26. morbius206

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    I am looking forward to starting a new batch of these - still haven't got round to making one for myself yet, even though that was why I made it in the first place! :)

    Also working on an Infinite one at the moment which I'll prob end up listing through here straight away as 2K are making that one aswell & I don't fancy a date in court any time soon!!! :D
     
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  27. morbius206

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    Thanks for clearing that up about the pricing etc. - really didn't know about that.

    I didn't mean that because I got good feedback it would make a difference - I meant it in a personal way, if they had gotten neutral/negative feedback it wouldn't have bothered me as much that they were removed.

    And it was 2K that removed them! :D
     
  28. morbius206

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    One guy who eventually bought one tried to haggle me down on the price - his main reason being that he felt it wasn't big enough for the price.
     
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  30. Akiriano

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    Looks really good,

    I had toyed with the idea of making something similar myself. But after seeing that i know mine would never be as good.

    Ill have to check out your JY thread.
     
  31. Skaar

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  32. morbius206

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    Looks like a good one - one of your own or did you buy it from somewhere?

    Never came across them anywhere before - I made mine in the first place as I wanted one for my wall but couldn't find any for sale even though it seems such an obvious thing. I still haven't even made one for myself yet either! :lol
     
  33. morbius206

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    PM me for details if interested :)
     
  34. CJS

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    Awesome job. I think art deco has to be the most appealing and unique, strongest look in the past 100 years. Love the plaque.
     
  35. Nixie Guy

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    Hi! I'm doing my own miniature version of Bioshock's plaque (laser etched pearl acrylic, 3mm), but I'm a bit stuck on the coloring side, wich paint did you use for that awesome oxide effect?
    DONE - unpainted.jpg
    (yep, I have notticed that the C thickness is a bit off)
     

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