X-Files wallets (Show Off)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by sctcarts77, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. sctcarts77

    sctcarts77 New Member

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    Just wanted to show off my custome made X-Files wallets. The first are of course the Scully and Mulder set, and then there's the Cigarette Smoking Man. All artwork was scratch built based on a whole load of reserach (and ther are so many versions of the wallet ID's floating around that I decided to research and do my own). The only images that I didn't create are the photo's themselves, even though they have been heavily tweaked in Photoshop. I build most of my templates from scratch in Photoshop and make conversions and what-have-you in Publisher.

    The wallets are hand stitched (which is not accurate, the ones on the show used machine stitching) but the measurments are exact, and I finished the edges with an edge coating. The shield was hand sculpted (again, never been satisfied with what little I was able to find, so I spent a month working on the sculpt with some really good screen shots and accurate measurements) then cast in resin.

    Total project, about 3 years of work (mostly because I would put it away frustrated and come back a little later revived.) Anyway, comments please. I've been anxious to show these off. Forgive the crappy photo's, hate my digital camera.

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    -sctcarts
     
  2. TazVader

    TazVader Sr Member

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    Wow... Very Very nice my friend:) Congrats on the completion of a fine project. I think your badge sculpt is really sweet:)

    Regards
    TAZ
     
  3. Roger Ramjet

    Roger Ramjet Sr Member

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    Those look fantastic, great job...

    Roger
     
  4. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those turned out really great. Excellent work. I too went on a similar journey a few years ago, but never finished my replicas. And you're right, there are like a zillion variations on all the different wallets.

    I especially like the photo on the CSM ID. Was that a cleaned up one from the profiles archives, or did you find a better version of it?? i never did.

    Here's my two favorite xfiles IDs:


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  5. sctcarts77

    sctcarts77 New Member

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    Thanks for the comments, everyone. Matt-actually, I used the profiles archive as reference, but I actually came across that photo in a late night photo search, fairly large, and I was able to do some color correction. Also, because the image was larger, I didn't have pixelation problems like the Mulder and Scully pictures. I'm still to this day looking for higher resolutions pictures of thier ID shots. If you're interested I can send you the CSM photo for your own stuff. Just let me know.

    I dig the 'Simpsons' ID's.

    -sctcarts
     
  6. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    man those are totally kick * wish i could get my mits on them rofl, allways wanted mulders or a custom one where you could add your own lol, either way glad you managed to complete the project totalls kicks *
     
  7. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    NICE.

    I love the smokeing man id. That is fantastic. Also, welcome to the RPF, I am glad that you finally made it over here.

    -Bryan
     
  8. sctcarts77

    sctcarts77 New Member

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    Thanks Bryan. And congrats on joining the staff.

    -sctcarts
     
  9. DeltaEffe

    DeltaEffe New Member

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    can you update pictures? i can't see them :(
     
  10. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I don't think thats gonna happen :lol
     
  11. dynomicentri

    dynomicentri New Member

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    I own the badge :)
     
  12. ThePhoenix

    ThePhoenix Active Member

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    My friend is an FBI agent and you would be shocked at how small the actual badges really are . The ids also look nothing at all like the Hero's used in The X-files .
     

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