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  1. micdavis is offline micdavis
    Jul 1, 2011, 1:04 AM - BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - SIGN NEARLY FINISHED See Post #1 #1

    Here is a new project.

    1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign.

    Marty walks past this sign as he stumbles around in 1955.

    I re-drew every logo from scratch, best I could, returned them to 1955 versions. Most of the ones out there are different now. So it took a little research.

    It's going to be Laser cut parts with printed decals for the logos. I've got a new vendor with a print on vinyl very durable solution.

    It's going to be 1/6" scale which makes it about 15"x16"x4".

    This is my concept illustration.



    *************Build Nearly Done*****************

    Well here we go, all assembled. Needs a few adjustments, but they always do.

    First a Screen Grab.



    Now mine. Some pics with and without flash.









    The top has what's called "channel" letters (I worked in the sign industry for 17 years). Since that would be nearly impossible at this scale. I did two layers of laser cut acrylic for contrast.



    I scaled the acrylic strip to simulated 2x4s which of course are not 2x4. But still.....



    It even has Mayor "Red" on the back. Did you know he was there?



    Enjoy.

    ....and.....

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/bttf-1955-...7/#post1775632
    Last edited by micdavis; Jul 20, 2011 at 3:15 AM.
  2. But You Can Call Me Rich RPF Premium Member Moviefreak's Avatar
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    Jul 1, 2011, 1:14 AM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #2

    What a cool idea. Great job on the art and I look forward to your progress.

    -Rich
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    Jul 5, 2011, 4:39 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #3

    Good idea, I first thought about to have that sign on the wall over my BTTF collection, but then decide to use Jedyfives big cheque for the wall, if he send me the file finally...

    But very cool project, but for a 1:1 replica this sign is too big... Maybe I will make the JP East dock sign, that fits better in my garden...
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    Jul 5, 2011, 5:52 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #4

    Nicely done!!!!
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    Jul 6, 2011, 8:21 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #5

    forgot about this!, a cool idea indeed!
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    Jul 6, 2011, 8:54 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #6

    OMG! What's crazy is how I TOTALLY remember that part! I'm excited to see what you come up with. I'm sensing a RUN!
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    Jul 6, 2011, 9:39 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #7

    Wow, impressive.
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    Jul 6, 2011, 9:53 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #8

    micdavis said: View Post
    It's going to be 1/6" scale which makes it about 15"x16"x4".
    It's a great idea!
    You did mean 1/6th scale, not 1/6" scale, correct?
  9. micdavis is offline micdavis
    Jul 9, 2011, 10:01 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign #9

    Got all the parts. 1/6th scale.

    Just got to put it together.
    Last edited by micdavis; Jul 10, 2011 at 4:24 AM.
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    Jul 10, 2011, 11:27 AM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - NEW PIC #10

    looking good so far.
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    Jul 10, 2011, 1:38 PM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - NEW PIC #11

    Very cool, i want one...
  12. micdavis is offline micdavis
    Jul 20, 2011, 1:21 AM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - SIGN NEARLY FINISHED See Post #1 #12

    Sign nearly done. See Post #1.

    Just need to find topper for the posts.
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    Jul 20, 2011, 1:58 AM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - SIGN NEARLY FINISHED See Post #1 #13

    Wow that's awesome. Now we need a few hundred of workers to make an actual Hill Valley! lol
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    Jul 20, 2011, 2:15 AM - Re: BTTF 1955 Hill Valley Welcome Sign - SIGN NEARLY FINISHED See Post #1 #14

    Very original idea, I love it!

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