My new Prop Room - a work in progress

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Gigatron, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    Hey Gang,

    I'm in the middle of moving in to a new apartment. Since I'll have a room-mate, I can really only decorate my room. With that in mind, I have to be extremely creative as to how things get displayed.

    Anyhow, on with the pics

    First, my Star Wars wall:
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    Entertainment system and shelves. Aliens and Gremlins will be on that wall:
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    Wall opposite Star Wars. Has my computer desk, sword collection and will eventually be home to my Indiana Jones collection:
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    I'll be updating the pics as more stuff goes in.

    Let me know what you think or if you want pics of anything in particular.

    Thanks to WC for hosting.

    -Fred
     
  2. Exodus

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    I love the minis with the posters. I don't think I've seen that before. Can't wait to see more pics as you finish up.
     
  3. DARTH SABER

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    WOW. Great room.

    (I see my Raiders map in the last pic :D )

    Post more pics when the room is finished.


    When I decorated my office/prop room I went with a neo retro 1940's scif deal. Creating the environment for collectables is just as fun as c9ollecting them.


    DS
     
  4. PHArchivist

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    Nice. Clean...
     
  5. Goldenrod

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    looking good.
    I see theres another Invader Zim fan in hizous.
    -Goldenrod
     
  6. DarkLordSalvo

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    Iguana, turtle, or tortoise?
     
  7. Dann

    Dann Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks nice. Man you have a lot of air vents there.
     
  8. Gigatron

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    Thanks, guys :).

    Exodus, I decided that I wanted to display the most recognizable props from each film with the poster. For the OT, the choice was easy. The PT on the other hand was a little different. There were a lot more sabers involved, so in order to cut down on costs, I decided to go with the minis. I could display 9 sabers, but at only $35 each, it was a lot more affordable. Now if MR would only release their PT sabers at the CS level for $100, I could replace the minis with full size.

    DS, That is indeed your Raider's map. I put it in a plain $3 wood frame from Ikea. Stain the wood to age it, and it looks like it's been there for a hundred years. I agree, setting up the room is just as much fun as collectiong. I must've rearranged that room on paper a dozen time before I settled on anything. And I occassionally still move stuff around. I think the trick to a nice display is focus. Pick a theme and go with it. If it means somethings can't be displayed, then so be it. I'd rather a nice clean display with a few props, then a complete and total cluster of everything.

    PH and Goldenrod, thanks guys :D. I'm a big time IZ fan. But only in the last year when my girlfriend introduced me to it. Been hooked ever since. I also have series 1 and 2 of the figures that I want to display, but haven't figured out where just as of yet.

    DLS, it's my brother's turtle. He's just seeking refuge until we find a place where my brother's stupid dog won't try and snack on him...again.

    Dann, the top two are A/C, bottom 2 are heat. The whole upstairs apartment is a new construction, so the builders just ran the vents for everything up a middle common wall, so that's what I'm stuck with. Unfortunately, it eats up a lot of valuable wall space.

    The next thing to go in will be a 5'x2' wall grid that displays my blaster collection. That will go under the star wars posters. Hopefully, I'll have that by this coming weekend.

    -Fred
     
  9. Gigatron

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    * double post

    -Fred
     
  10. Scarecrow

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    I've learned that, in general, you should keep swords and katanas close to the floor. That high shelf isn't the best place for them.
     
  11. Gigatron

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    Some new pics :D

    Enjoy

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    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks to WC for hosting

    -Fred
     
  12. Gigatron

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    just a bump for the day crowd.

    -Fred
     
  13. SithLord

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    Wow, great to see all the movie posters together like that...I'm impressed. Han blaster display is cool too...the wood backing gives it a nostalgia, like a revolver from the civil war. Love the Marmit figure lineup. May I ask who the girl is in the photograph between the two Holy Marys? Nice gun display although it's a more raw kind of display compared to the rest of the room...as if the guns are ready to be taken off the rack for use :D

    :thumbsup

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  14. Gigatron

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    Hey Sl, Thanks:D.

    I hate to think about it, but that one shelf with the marmit figures is (or was) worth close to $600.

    The girl in the pic is Kate from "Lost". The Mary statues, heroin (brown sugar, before anyone calls the police :lol) and Kate's wanted poster make up my meager "Lost" display. There aren't many props from the show to begin with. I'm still looking for the black and white rocks if I can ever get a decent pic.

    The guns are locked, cocked and ready to rock should any evil forces decide to try and enter the ol' homestead :lol

    The Solo blaster is the first prop I ever made and I decided it needed it's own special display. So there it sits, mounted high above everything else.

    -Fred
     
  15. OdiWan72

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    Great setup :):thumbsup

    Markus
     
  16. ReelManiac

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    It looks good and all, but I don't know if I'd keep unsheathed swords balanced right above your computer like that. Aren't you worried the display could tip over and slice your neck open or something? I just read about a kid who was killed from a sword on his wall that fell off.
     
  17. Gigatron

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    Thanks Guys :).

    The computer desk is secured to the wall via screws and brackets and the sword stand is secured wall using fishing line and eyehooks. If it falls after all that, well then there'll be one less member, I guess ;)

    -Fred
     
  18. rmschneider104

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    Looks pretty sweet. Nice how you are displaying some of the nicer "toys"... 12" Biker Scout, Marmits, etc along with the high end props. Love the blaster rack you have mounted low.
     
  19. Swedolorian

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    I would also like to decorate a whole room with props...
    But my girlfriend would never agree. :cry

    Now my complete collection is set up in a big closet :eek :angry
     
  20. Gigatron

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    Thanks guys :D.

    I had to show a lot of restraint when decorating. If I were to put up everything I wanted to, I'd need a small warehouse to diplsy it properly. I could just stack tons o' crap everywhere, but then noone would get to enjoy any of it.

    Actually, my girlfriend only tolerates it because I decided to keep the display clean and well defined. It doesn't hurt that she's in to movies and arts and crafts herself, so she understands.

    We have a deal though, when we get a house, I get to decorate the the theater room, the rest of the house is hers. All about compromise.

    -Fred
     
  21. jangomontes

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    Love the statues of Mary from Lost. Classic.
     
  22. Darth Kahnt

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    Nice job.
     
  23. temponaut

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    It's always hard to display things neatly when you've got a big collection and not enough room. You've come up with some clever ways to make the most of the space available.

    Looking forward to what you come up with when you and the GF get a house. :)
     
  24. Gigatron

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    Thanks Guys:D.

    I put up the Indy posters up last night. I'm not 100% happy, but sometimes there's nothing you can do. I would have really liked to keep the posters all on the same plane, but those A/C ducts really put a kink in my design.

    Will be putting up some shelves tonight and will snap some more pics.

    -Fred
     
  25. Gigatron

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    OK gang, I'm now a few steps closer :D.

    As you can see, I've added the last of the posters and a few more props

    Here are the pics:

    First up, ALIENS and Gremlins

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    Next up, my Indy collection

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    My Last Crusade collection is complete, I'm waiting for my girlfriend to finish goldleafing my Idol for my ROTLA collection and I think I'm just going to sculpt some Sankara Stones for my TOD display.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks to WC for hosting

    -Fred
     
  26. Gigatron

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    just a bump for the weekday crowd

    -Fred
     
  27. BATIMAN

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    wooooooooooooooooooooow. excellent bud.......could be a museum for star wars fans..... :D



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  28. Gigatron

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    Well, this is it, we're down to the wire. I'm officially living here in my new prop room. All that needs to be done is adding the golden idol from Indy ROTLA and some props from Indy TOD (will be sculpting some sankara stones and making an antidote vial). I'll also be adding wooden blinds in the next couple of weeks (had to order them online).

    Anywho on to the pics:

    As you walk in to the room:

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    My Indy display:

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    And the view from the couch:

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    Let me know what you think :).

    Thanks to WC for hosting.

    -Fred
     
  29. allosaur176

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    very nice set up :thumbsup
     
  30. forcefx

    forcefx Active Member

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    WOW :eek
     
  31. azuma

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    Alien Pulse Rifle is cool.. love it.

    Azuma
     
  32. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ooh, where did you get that sonic boomerang?

    Very nice display.
     
  33. Gigatron

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    Thanks guys :D, glad everyone likes it.

    The boomerang I picked up a few years ago on the board. Someone was selling their kit that they had lying around, so I bought it and finished it up. Just one of those cool, not-seen-too-often props that I enjoy.

    -Fred
     
  34. NEKROFANATIC

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    looks good. I love the poster/prop display idea. One suggestion for you tho'. The 'front' of the room looks very crowded, especially with the sliding doors of the closet. I think replacing the inner sliding door with a mirrored door and then 'attaching' your dvd case to the outer door (put it on small casters so it doesn't put any undue downward pressure on the door) Also, if you were to find another tv stand that could hold all your components (I use an old dresser with the drawers fronts removed and it holds 9 components and a sub-woofer) I think it'd really open up the front of the room and give added room for props. (most important thing ;) )

    The following pic is my sloppy touch-up of your pic to show you better what I mean:

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  35. kdawg1

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    Looks Great. I can't wait till this divorce is over so I can get my own place and set some thing up. That room really looks nice.
     
  36. Gigatron

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    Thanks guys :).

    * Nekro, you put as much thought into the room as I did, :lol. I think for now, I'm going to leave it as is. All the new furniture set me back a pretty penny, so replacing anything is out of the question for a while.

    I figure given enough time, funds will replenish and my need to rearrange will kick in, so I'm sure I'll be open to some suugestions then :).

    Thanks again, gang.

    -Fred
     
  37. Luisiana Jones

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    Awesome hope i get one of these someday :D
     
  38. neosporing

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    Love the props, but as a fellow sword collector, the accidental sword related deaths are all to common. Here is just the most recent.

    Falling sword kills teen

    BRANDON, Fla. -- A teenager died after he was slashed by a sword that dislodged from the wall of his bedroom while he was playing ball with his siblings, authorities said.

    The sheriff's office said 15-year-old Joshua Hershberger was sitting on the floor of his bedroom Monday night, bouncing a ball with his 9-year-old sister and 14-year-old brother. The ball bounced up and knocked a 29-inch sword off the wall where it was displayed.

    The high school sophomore was slashed in the shoulder and neck and was pronounced dead at a hospital in Brandon, a Tampa suburb.

    The death is being considered an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.


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    Terrible event, but this should serve as a reminder, that anything we hang on the walls should be well-secured, or at least in a sheath / scabbard.

    Two fundamental rules


    Rule 1: Never tell yourself that you will never drop your sword or cut yourself. At some point you will do both.

    Rule 2: A sword isnt truly yours until it bites you.

    here is an katan accident related thread at the sword forum

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  39. Boba Frett

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    Cool room, hopefuly I will get mine soon :)
     

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