The Restored United States of America Flag

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by FrankWalker, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. FrankWalker

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    I know "The Postman" may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I have a soft spot for it. I've always liked the flag and thought it'd be a simple prop. I recently rediscovered an old flag I had and decided today I'm going to make this prop that I've always wanted... So many pics to come, as this will be a one day build, haha. Stay tuned!
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  2. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interesting. Good luck with this. I remember liking the novel.
     
  3. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I like the movie. and I love props. but i'm just a little shy on altering the american flag.
     
  4. ARKM

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    Great movie, with a lot it filmed about 4 miles from where I live.
     
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  5. FrankWalker

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    Made some pretty good progress today. Didn't get to complete it, some things came up, but I did get the star cut out, as well as all the letters. Went to the fabric store and found a fabric very close in color, and even texture. Dyed it with a tiny bit of brown fabric dye which brought it a little closer to the original color. But even then, in the film, the additions to the flag stand out as newer... My goal is to sew it all together tomorrow.

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  6. FrankWalker

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    Also scored these two beauties on ebay today... The jacket is accurate, the only different on the hat is where this one has a 3, the screen used hat has a guy riding a horse. The rest of the badge is accurate...

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  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Always thought this was a way under appreciated Film
     
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  8. FrankWalker

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    I need to take some of the structure out of my hat so I can get that fold and get it broken down!
     
  9. Duncanator

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    I enjoyed this film too. It had some campy bits (but so did Star Wars) but some well written stuff too.
     
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  10. FrankWalker

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    Well, I originally had thought about just grabbing the sewing machine and doing the letters... But then I thought, well they'd be hand sewn. So I started doing that, and I love how it looks, but christ this'll take me forever. Good thing there's no rush, haha.

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  11. Starwoid

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    Love the movie. Hold it dear to my heart since my dad has been a postman for close to thirty years, plus I love Costner. This is a wonderfully thought out prop. Great to see something old school on here for once.
     
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  12. bikemancs

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    I always enjoyed this movie. Especially since I'm a Minnesotan and they said the new government was setting up in the Metrodome.
     
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  13. FrankWalker

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    It's coming along. Now with Comic Con out of the way, I can get back to sewing on those letters... I did however get my jacket and hat in! Oh the fun!! One day, it'll be a great costume to wear to a Con, and better believe I will carry the flag with me!
     

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