Equilibrium: "Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams..."

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Nexus6, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just finished this up (while waiting for the glue on another project to dry), & I'm pretty stoked about how it turned out. First, relevant screencaps:

    I noted there was actually two versions of this prop. A thin-ish one that fits conveniently into a Grammaton Clerics' front coat pocket:

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    And a full-sized book that was used in the big Cleric Partridge 'sense-offense' reveal:

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    For my version, I utilized the graphics provided so graciously by (IIRC) 'amish', created a suitable background for said graphics, sized them, & had them printed out on 70# paper. The book, which I found/purchased on Amazon three years ago, is something I REALLY lucked out on. On-screen, the book Partridge is actually holding is (quoted from the unofficial/official website):

    I was able to find a book of W. B. Yeats' poetry, that was of correct approximate dimensions (height, width, thickness), AND after I got it (this blew my * mind), the poem Partridge was reading on-screen ("He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven") was not only on the correct (right-hand) side, but was approximately the same distance into the book (!!!).

    After paper-cementing my cover onto the book, I set about weathering it. I had actually planned to take my 9mm & make a screen-accurate bullet hole through the book, but I was worried about how much damage might occur to the book (beyond the hole), so I opted for a drill & dremel.

    After finishing that up, I decided (even though it isn't screen-accurate) that I would add some blood to the inside of the book, just cuz I'm pretty confident that if one got shot in the throat while holding a book right in front of one's melon, that there would be some spatter. So I took a razor blade (WHATWHATWHAT?) & made a small slice on the palm-side of my middle finger, let a couple drops of blood pool up, then I flicked it at the book a couple of times. After that, I called it done. Anyway, here's the finished piece, & thanks for looking:

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  2. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    Love this movie. Great job on the book and nice touch with the blood splatter, real blood splatter at that.
     
  3. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, I suffer for my art:

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    /serious business

    //gangsta

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  4. ewokus

    ewokus Well-Known Member

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    Love the movie - great prop you made there!
     
  5. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    In honor of your gangsta wounds I think I'll watch Equilibrium tonight :lol
     
  6. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What a coincidence, that's exactly what I did last night.

    But not in honor of my gangsta-ness though. Just because I was in the mood for awesome. :cool:thumbsup
     
  7. vtswordfish

    vtswordfish Sr Member

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    I really should go back and watch this movie again, I remember enjoying it, this gives me the desire to watch it once more.
     
  8. DRBJR

    DRBJR Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm calling BS on the gangsta part. A "true" gangsta would shot that book and used a rusty knife on his neck to get the blood! ;)

    (don't worry folks, I know him in real life)
     
  9. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    Lmao:lol
     
  10. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  11. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh, BTW, HERE is the exact book I used for the base, in case anyone might be curious... :cool

    SHARING IS CARING!!1
     
  12. amish

    amish Sr Member

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    Amazing! I am going to locate the origianl graphics I posted somewhere on the RPF and will post a link to them here. I love how it turned out!

    Tom
     
  13. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    If you can't find your originals for some reason, let me know, I'll send them to you free of charge. :love :lol
     
  14. Goodwolf

    Goodwolf Sr Member

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    I do not have the words to express just how awesome I think this is.

    Good work.
     
  15. usconcept

    usconcept Well-Known Member

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    Any luck on re-releasing the file?
     
  16. Jon8712

    Jon8712 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work, Nexus! And great find on the base book you used. I'm trying to put a last minute John Preston costume together (couldn't get the pistols on short notice...so I'm going the dog/book/ribbon route :cool ). Is there any chance I could get the cover graphics from you? I just received the base book Friday and would love to have it look as close to the screen-used prop as possible. It might make up for the stuffed Bernese Mountain dog toy I'll be carrying...to have it "checked for disease". heh

    Thanks!

    Art
    'Jon8712'
     
  17. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry I'm late. I missed this thread some how but anywho excellent work! Looks spot on!
     
  18. Beechy McFly

    Beechy McFly Sr Member

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    Where was the JY Run?? No wonder I missed it.. LOL.. Nicely done..
     
  19. DaughterofIsaac

    DaughterofIsaac New Member

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    This is utterly amazing, and as Equilibrium is probably my favourite film, I'm very envious. Gorgeous. gorgeous prop. I'd be perpared to pay a fortune for something like this.
     
  20. thequackdealer

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    This is beautiful, I would love to make one, would you share the file for the cover art? If so, and if I get around to this I will definitely give it the 9 mm treatment, and post some photos.
     

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