Show off: My new Star Wars office/man cave/prop display - Picture heavy

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by R2Dan, May 6, 2012.

  1. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi guys!

    I was going to wait with the show off still, as I was hoping to have the Elm Studios Emperor there for the pics, but I thought "what the heck, you'll just take new ones when it arrives".

    Short introduction: I just recently moved in with my girlfriend (a very lovely, nerdy and understanding woman :)) and got my own room as an office/prop room.

    I've been building and collecting for almost 10 years now (not counting the action figure days when I was a teen ;)), and in my old place I just didn't have a proper display solution. Well now I have! And I thought it was well worth showing off, so here you go:

    The entire wall (almost all my stuff is on display there now)
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    a closer look at the detolfs:
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    One of the highlights - A v3.1 Cyberman Yoda:
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    A bit brighter:
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    The "trooper bits and bobs" shelf:
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    And the "droid bits and bobs" shelf:
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    And finally, standing guard at the entrance, my RS Propmasters Stormtrooper:
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    In case some might wonder, the entire display wall is "powered by ikea". 4 Detolfs (that I bought used on eBay) standing on two Lack tv units (with the legs left off), and topped off with two Ekby Amund shelves. The Vader bust, Yoda and Salacious are put on top of Expedit cubes, which I can't find online at ikea, but they did have them at the store. The LED lights I got from a local Euro shop though ;)

    I actually stole the basic idea for it from someone on here, I sadly don't remember who it was, could have been ONEYE.

    Anyway, I hope you like it as much as I do :)

    I should have posted it on Friday, May the 4th and all, but I just got time to take pictures today... still, to be a little cheesy: May the Force be with the RPF, as a lot of what you see on these pics wouldn't have been possible without this fine community!
     
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  2. Jayn

    Jayn Sr Member

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    SWEET display!!! Nice collection you've amassed there.
     
  3. JasonCash

    JasonCash Well-Known Member

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    Can I come over and play?..... Looks great.....
     
  4. Jedi Berdo Bumar

    Jedi Berdo Bumar New Member

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    That is a very nice collection and how it is presented is top notch!
     
  5. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Your setup looks great! I might have to [strike]steal[/strike] borrow that idea down the line... :love
     
  6. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As I said I did borrow it myself.

    I just did a quick search, I bookmarked this pic as reference, so I guess credit goes to ONEYE indeed: ONEYE's display
     
  7. DarthJosh

    DarthJosh New Member

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    It's really stunning!
    I saw the display several times at Dan's home... As Darth Vader would say, "Impressive, most impressive!"
     
  8. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool. I was never a big fan of the Detolf cases, but this I can dig :thumbsup
     
  9. howlingwind13

    howlingwind13 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great collection, and I love what you did with the cabinets and the top.
     
  10. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Really looks great. Shows how important the lighting can be. I need to remember that.

    Curious - I love the ANH droid head. Where did you get that?!

    Also, great trooper. What kind of armor is it.

    Thanks
     
  11. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's a great display. Very clean and professional. Love it!

    I had always thought about making a wood plank that connected the Detolf shelves, well done.
     
  12. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The CZ-3 droid head was sculpted and cast by zorg, finished by me.

    The Stormtrooper is an RS Propmasters PVC kit, built by me.
     
  13. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Great collection!

    But I do have a question. In the pic below, what is that a mold of in the center? Looks like a groupie got a hold of some plaster and molded his........


     
  14. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wondered how long it would take you guys to see it. It's a special one off RS Propnasters original vacformed piece just for me. It's a long story... ;)

    But just like the R2 hat it's a token of friendship and therefore deserves to be on display
     
  15. welshwarrior123

    welshwarrior123 Well-Known Member

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    haha I remember seeing that one off "piece" on Robs FB lmao

    Awesome looking display mate. Looks really professional and complete with out that crowded look you usually find with some displays. I love the lighting as well.
     
  16. Coop

    Coop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful display! Is that ANH Solo blaster a custom build?
     
  17. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's just a Denix Mauser with some resin bits slapped on. Not totally accurate, but it was just a quick project as I had both the Mauser and the parts lying around.
     
  18. DocBlizzy

    DocBlizzy New Member

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    Fantastic collection, love the way you have displayed it all.
     
  19. planet

    planet Well-Known Member

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    very cool storm collection
     
  20. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Well-Known Member

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    Very cool display, Dan :thumbsup Cool items presented very tastefully... I particularly like the 'Old Ben' Kenobi bust, with the light shining on it :cool

    Cheers,
    John
    johnATmanicminerDOTplusDOTcom
     
  21. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey John!

    Did you get the letter with those rivets yet?
     
  22. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    I may be copying you in the future, the display is perfect!
     
  23. Nairod

    Nairod Active Member

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    Nice room Dan!!

    Your C 3PO looks * good, any chance to see more pics?? ^^

    Is the raw storm helmet made out of khaki plastic or is it a painted one?
     
  24. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Khaki PPE helmet if I'm not wrong ;)
     
  25. MClass

    MClass Active Member

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    Awesome display! Can't go wrong with Detolfs. Love your Stormtrooper helmets.
     
  26. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome display man! Lets see some closeups of your R2 and C-3PO!
     
  27. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's a khaki PPE lid indeed. I can post more pics of the droids tomorrow, but 3PO is obviously a WIP project.
     
  28. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    An Amazing display!! & a great collection (y)thumbsup:thumbsup

    Thanks for the tip on the Ikea stuff :)
     
  29. mykindofscum

    mykindofscum Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This looks great, thanks for sharing!
     
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  30. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those are great trooper helmets?

    Tell me more about the Luke and Taun Taun.

    Thanks
     
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  31. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My stuff was all over the place in my old room as well. It looked more like a storage room rather than a proper display.

    The Luke on Tauntaun is a statue made by Gentle Giant. Picked it up cheap at a convention last year. It comes with two heads, the one you see here and one showing Luke's face... thing is it doesn't look anything like him ;)
     
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  32. Dragontomb

    Dragontomb Active Member

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    Wow, very envious of your display!
     
  33. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for all the praise guys :)

    Didn't have time to take any new pics today, but here's one of the droids I took last month just after putting them up in the new place:

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  34. BoboFatt

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    Pieces and set up look great! Regarding the Yoda, did I miss a run by Cyberman?! I've been watching his updates, but didn't know he had completed the latest version.
     
  35. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nope, it was just a one off head he sold on the Junkyard and I was lucky enough to get it :)
     
  36. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    Great collection, classy display!
    The pictures don´t do your R2 unit justice, it looks far better in reality.

    I´m still with my C-3PO bust, i´d love to get him lifesize some day...
    Both droids together are still a priceless view! :love:thumbsup

    Btw. Are you already shipping rivets and stuff??? ;)
     
  37. omassix

    omassix New Member

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    You're my idol. Love the Artoo.
     
  38. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Rocko. Won't be long now. Still have to sew the hooks for the shins, then I should have everything ready for you :)
     
  39. markomac

    markomac Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving this display and I dare say that in the near future, i too will be "borrowing" the concept.

    The lighting you have used from a local euro shop, would they happen to be online? Or is there any info you can give me on the lights themselves (brand name or anything). Im trying to decide on a lighting system for my detolf, and the ones I have right now just dont cut it.
     
  40. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they're just el cheapo LED spots. No branding whatsoever. Paid a Euro each, so ridiculously cheap. They're run by 3 AAA batteries
     
  41. markomac

    markomac Well-Known Member

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    Good to know that theres some cheap gear out there. The ones I have cost me about $60. Waste of money.
     
  42. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Exceptional display R2Dan.

    The first picture of C-3P0 had me laughing. I thought he was wearing 'whitey tighies'. But everything looks brilliant.

    Ted.
     
  43. Nairod

    Nairod Active Member

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    Nice droïds Dan.
     
  44. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, 3PO is the biggest "work in progress" project on the pics, lots of work still ahead of me... Thanks for the praise anyway :)
     
  45. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's another piece, my heavily modified MR E-11. It won't fit in a Detolf, and I didn't want to put it on the shelf , so it's next to my monitor now.

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  46. cristounet84

    cristounet84 New Member

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    great collection ! i like your stormtroopers helmets and your R2D2, C3PO are amazing :love
     
  47. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just came back from vacation, browsed the board and what do I find...your show-off thread which I waited for so long ;):thumbsup

    It´s looking great Dan, very clean and classy, love the combination of racks and detolfs!
    I´m still thinking about adding lights to my glass cabinets...have everything ready to start the build, maybe next week ;)

    Markus
     
  48. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    Great stuff, and well displayed!

    Can you fill us in on the 3PO origins?




    Doug
     
  49. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sure! It's a "best of" fanmade stuff really. Zorg head, TK 409 torso and legs, arms by Brian Mix ( master was done by micdavis), shorts by MonCal. Multiple sources for the brass parts.

    My plan is to get it as close to ANH as possible, which means it'll take a good amount of modding before I can get him chromed. But I'm sure it'll be worth the effort :)
     
  50. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    My parts so far Zorg head w/moncal eyes, TK 409 chest/torso. I have a way to go. I'm after ANH as well. Can you PM me details and contact info on the arms? Also, what about the hands and feet?



    Doug
     

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