The Shining Paper prop

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by AnsonJames, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Sr Member

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    Here's a nice paper prop for you all.
    I did some work on this because when I originally got it the Overlook hotel writing was very, very soft - I got a screen grab from the DVD reduced it to the correct size and cloned it across to the photo and then cleaned it up pixel by pixel.
    The one stipulation I have is that this is not to be reproduced for ebay although the one time I tried to get a copy from there I was stiffed quite badly.
    A seller called underground replicaz failed to send me a copy in a frame and then left me a neg after I negged him - I then had to use square trade to remove the neg costing me a further $29 on top of the $45 I originally paid to recieve nothing - lovely...

    Here it is - I'll email a higher res version (10.5mb) if anyone wants it.

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    I've marked it so I can tell it's the copy I enhanced.

    Anson




    Edited for spellages
     
  2. LeMarchand

    LeMarchand Sr Member

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    thanks for sharing. you did a great job.

    Marc
     
  3. krugj

    krugj New Member

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    Nice job, I'd love a copy...pm sent.
     
  4. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Sr Member

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  5. GeorgeL

    GeorgeL Well-Known Member

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    Dude. Thanks. You did a great job. Printing out and putting in a frame in my collection room now.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    George
     
  6. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    Thanks for sharing the result of your efforts AnsonJames. Great work.
     
  7. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for sharing :D Might wanna put a link in the great free paper props thread.

    There are some photos of the hotel that stood in for the exterior at the Library of Congress' site...


    -Mike
     
  8. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well? What do you think? :D
     
  10. Black Bat

    Black Bat New Member

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    That's awesome. I'm going to have one hanging on my wall soon thanks to you. :p

    ~Tim
     
  11. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Sr Member

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    That reminds me. Anyone have a good copy of the overlook carpet?

    always wanted that for desktop wallpaper.
     
  12. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks for sharing Anson, that's great. :D
     
  13. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job. Thanks a ton. How big should I have it printed to be accurate?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  14. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Sr Member

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    I think it's probably around A4 size but I'm not 100 percent.

    Anson
     
  15. AnsonJames

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    Hello all,

    I just got an email from the ebay seller(underground_replicaz)that took my money, failed to send my item, left me negative feedback, refused to let square trade remove the negative he left me until I stopped asking for a refund.
    This is what it said;

    'If I send you tracking info on a new Shining pic will you remove my Ebay name from your Forum Post? Also not post this message. LMK, i can do it ASAP.

    Thanks'

    So I presume this guy is a member here?
    It amazes me this guy can screw me over so badly - costing me $70 for nothing and only offering a replacement three months after the fact because I've 'outed' him.

    Karma's a bitch aint it?
     
  16. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks man. That's a lot of work - and it's very cool of you to share.
    PLUS, I get to add "underground replicaz" to my do not trade list. If anyone gets his screen name, please PM me.

    -Raj
     
  17. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks.. PM sent.. :)

    -Ss
     
  18. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Do you think he's going to send you a print-out of your own jpg? Now that would be chutzpah.

    Added to my do-not-trade list as well. Looks like you weren't the only person having problems with UR.
     
  19. AnsonJames

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    Now with a bit of luck enough people will know about him to not trade with him in the first place - the way this joker operates I wouldn't be surprised if he did send a print out of the jpeg I've posted. :rolleyes
     
  20. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  21. AnsonJames

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    Here's some screen grabs.

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    I've seen those frames in Ireland, they're pretty close - that's where that seller is from too.
     
  22. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've been talking with Anson and we are going to do a shirt with his nicely done artwork. Here's the idea I had in mind:

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    The interest thread is in the junkyard HERE.

    -Ss
     
  23. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There is some white space around the photo inside the frame, does anyone think it was matted?? The frame looks like a pretty generic, square-cut black frame...which is cool. Shouldn't be to hard to find (heads over to framesbymail.com :p )

    -Ss
     
  24. burningman

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    What do you guys think the correct size is for printing? I had assumed it was 8x10..now I'm not sure
    Anson..thanks for offering this.
     
  25. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think what was posted before is 100% correct. It's A4, which is 11" x 14".

    -Ss
     
  26. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    thank ya sir.
     
  27. Ivanhotep

    Ivanhotep Well-Known Member

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    Great work on the pic. Never noticed Groucho Marx in that picture before. That movie might have played out a little differently if it had been him in the bathtub. :p

    "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
    http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/26174.html
     
  28. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The one I have is supposed to be a scan of the original. It fits in an 8X10 frame very nicely. :)

    [image]http://www.restrainingbolt.com/otherprops/pics/misc/shining-pic.jpg[/image]


    PS - I noticed that the image in the ebay auction has been cropped on both sides compared to mine. If you look at mine, you can see all of the woman at the bottom right and also some space to the left of the man in the bottom left. The top is severly cropped as well.

    Compare the screen grabs to mine. It's dead-nuts on.

    (sorry about the yellow tint to my pic, It was taken with my new camera before I figured out how to remove that)
     
  29. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [attachmentid=7667][attachmentid=7668]
    :lol

    "The other night, I 'corrected' my wife in my pajamas. How my wife got in my pajamas, I'll never know."



    But seriously, great work on the photo, AnsonJames. Thanks for sharing it with us. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  30. ricksprops

    ricksprops Well-Known Member

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    I'm ready for my close up. :D
     
  31. AnsonJames

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    I've just got another email from the ebay seller (underground_replicaz) that stole my money and then left me a neg just to be malicious;


    ' So then I suppose the money I am out on sending your item via REGULAR MAIL because you were to thrifty to ship it correctly is my fault and I should just keep losing on this? I said I would send another with a tracking number the right way. If you dont want it cool, if you post things about me cool, whatever.

    Thanks'


    It takes three months and a mention of his antics in this thread for him to offer a replacement (bit late now obviously) he's saying it's all my fault because I opted for USPS postage - his original shipping quote was off the scale.
    How do people like this sleep at night?
    Still it sounds like I upset him :lol




    Edited for spellage.
     
  32. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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    Thanks for posting this. I've been dying to have one of these.
     
  33. motman241

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    I'm noticing that as well. Even having gone through all of my old pictures of this, why are they all cropped? Does anyone have a copy of this that is true to the original?
     
  34. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, mine. :D
     
  35. misterfusion

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    I dunno guys,

    I checked a few vintage photos I have around here and they're 8X10. The white border is also common, recurring feature.

    For me. I'm creating a new 8X10 Photoshop image, pasting the picture in, resizing it to give me a 1/2" border and printing it off of that...but hey, that's just me :)

    Steve
     
  36. Zaphod

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks awesome.
     
  37. airhead

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  38. amish

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    Looks fantastic.. I sent you a pm for an email of the image.

    Thanks...

    Tom
     

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