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    Nov 15, 2011, 10:04 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #76

    I went with 142mm x 220mm for the front and back covers and 35mm x 220mm for the spine. But don't use those without double checking yourself. Perspective throws the scaling off a bit and I may have made my folder too narrow.

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    Nov 15, 2011, 11:10 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #77

    soooooo badass
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    Nov 16, 2011, 12:13 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #78

    I looked all over ebay for months for an accurate PCMCIA, I found one that would work , but had held out for moths longer, for something better. Kurtyboy pointed me to an accurate one, a couple weeks ago, but they didn't ship to the US, so I went a head, and ordered the other one I found. So, if you found an accurate one, in seconds, then consider yourself lucky.

    As for the Smart media card, why pay $20. or more, for a new, working one, just to glue on a prop. Find someone that sells used ones, or repairs them, and tell them that you just need one that looks good on the outside, but doesn't working any more at all, and you can get one for next to nothing.
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    Nov 16, 2011, 1:35 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #79

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    Take your pick. There are literally hundreds more currently on ebay.us alone.
    Also did an ebay search for the PCMCIA adapter and saw at least five within 10 seconds.
    kurtyboy said: View Post
    I went with 142mm x 220mm for the front and back covers and 35mm x 220mm for the spine.
    But don't use those without double checking yourself.
    Perspective throws the scaling off a bit and I may have made my folder too narrow.
    Heyo Marcus, thanks for all the fantastic info.
    Hmmmmm, maybe I'll have to bump this project back onto my more serious "to-do" list.

    Thanks Again for the info on this inspirational build!
    Mike
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    Nov 16, 2011, 4:39 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #80

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    In case anyone wondered, the wood panels are birch plywood which is available in thicknesses of 0.4mm and upwards. I went for 0.8mm.
    Hi, out of curiosity, what made you go with birch plywood? The grain showed in the photo always reminded me of the sort of cloth moire lining you see in certificate folders:



    The original might not be just a notebook cover, but more specifically a prescription pad holder. But the moire cloth lining is not unusual for these types of covers.
    Last edited by LordArgyll; Nov 16, 2011 at 4:49 PM.
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    Nov 16, 2011, 4:50 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #81

    I never claimed to be an authority on this prop.
    LordArgyll said: View Post
    Hi, out of curiosity, what made you go with birch plywood? The grain showed in the photo always reminded me of the sort of cloth moire lining you see in certificate folders:



    The original might not be just a notebook cover, but more specifically a prescription pad holder. But the moire cloth lining is not unusual for these types of covers.
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    Nov 16, 2011, 8:41 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #82

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    I never claimed to be an authority on this prop.
    Maybe not, but you're the only one who has completed this prop project.
    In my prop-makers world, either approach is a good one if it suits the maker.
    I ordered the smart-card etc., and I feel sure build-ability will be a primary driver in my approach.
    The birch plywood looks the part and, I'd think, would provide a good means of construction.

    I've always felt part of the purpose of show-off threads is to inspire and inform other builders.
    Kurtyboy's Inara folder project definitely fills the bill!

    Mike
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    Nov 16, 2011, 9:24 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #83

    I think LordArgyll is right about that cloth lining, but it is mounted to some kind of hard backing as you can tell by the thickness on the prop. I think I'll buy some of that fabric and glue it to my plywood

    pennausamike said: View Post
    Maybe not, but you're the only one who has completed this prop project.
    In my prop-makers world, either approach is a good one if it suits the maker.
    I ordered the smart-card etc., and I feel sure build-ability will be a primary driver in my approach.
    The birch plywood looks the part and, I'd think, would provide a good means of construction.

    I've always felt part of the purpose of show-off threads is to inspire and inform other builders.
    Kurtyboy's Inara folder project definitely fills the bill!

    Mike
    Last edited by kurtyboy; Nov 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM.
  9. jason1976 is offline jason1976
    Nov 20, 2011, 10:55 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #84

    Well my PCMCIA adapter showed up yesterday, and they sent me one of the new style (that looks nothing like the one used on this prop), not the one they had a piture of in their auction, and when I asked them about it, they gave me a song, and dance. So now I'm out $12. and still on the hunt for something close to the screen used one.
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    Nov 20, 2011, 11:01 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #85

    There should be quite a few on ebay look for a second hand used one.

    jason1976 said: View Post
    Well my PCMCIA adapter showed up yesterday, and they sent me one of the new style (that looks nothing like the one used on this prop), not the one they had a piture of in their auction, and when I asked them about it, they gave me a song, and dance. So now I'm out $12. and still on the hunt for something close to the screen used one.
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    Apr 10, 2012, 12:12 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #86

    Pennausamike,

    I'm a little late on this one, but I saw your picture at the beginning of the post. I'm a tad curious where you got the Companion Papers (the contract and the Waiver Slip) from Madrassa House. I won a set at a Can't Stop the Serenity showing in Denver a few years back. My set's resolution is a little low and your's look crisper than mine. Could you put a scan up of them?

    Thank you
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    Apr 10, 2012, 6:36 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #87

    Talynthia5280 said: View Post
    Pennausamike,

    I'm a little late on this one, but I saw your picture at the beginning of the post. I'm a tad curious where you got the Companion Papers (the contract and the Waiver Slip) from Madrassa House. I won a set at a Can't Stop the Serenity showing in Denver a few years back. My set's resolution is a little low and your's look crisper than mine. Could you put a scan up of them?

    Thank you
    I created the original, I'll have to go digging for that.
    I made them as a MS WORD 2000 document.
    I don't think I ever really made them available, beyond a few requests, before
    (not that I wouldn't or mind if someone has)
    so I'm not sure how nice an example I still have in my files.
    I'll PM when I find it (could be awhile 'til I get to it) for an email address to send the WORD doc.

    Mike
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    Apr 10, 2012, 11:06 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #88

    Thank you so much! Look forward to getting the PM. I can post a scan for comparison, if you'd like. I'm starting a Tall Card Deck and a few other projects this summer. I wanted to find something nice, if not screen accurate for the Papers Set I won. I was dressed as a companion that year, too. Fancy that!
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    Apr 12, 2012, 2:59 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #89

    i would very much like a copy of it as well! you can PM me here or on ffp.net, if you like. thanks, man!
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    Apr 13, 2012, 1:11 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #90

    Yeah, I would like a couple too. I have most of what I will need for this prop now, I just have to put it all together. I am not looking forward to working with the leather (well mines vinyl, but still not looking forward to it.)
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    Apr 28, 2012, 4:05 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #91

    I don't have the right holder, per se. In a few days or so, I can put up some scans of the documents that I won (finals week is kicking my little Asian butt). Any ideas for a tri-fold display that would show off something like what Mike has listed at the start of the thread? It looks rather like an old land claim document where the title of the document is in the middle of the back part of the page, like a tri-fold pamphlet. I'm good with leatherworking, so a pattern for a scratch make is an option, too.
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    Apr 28, 2012, 10:39 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #92

    I found a leather journal that matches about 85%. Just minor changes and it is almost perfect. I made one a couple years ago and it turned out great. Just got five of them and will be converting them into Inara books over the next couple weeks.

    I will post pics next weekend, I am out of state and will return home Friday.

    The journal is a C.R. Gibson, Markings Journal, MG4A-1

    thomas
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    May 18, 2012, 10:45 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #93

    To all who have requested info, I haven't for-gotten,
    just not gotten to it.

    Mike
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    Jun 14, 2012, 11:25 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #94

    pennausamike said: View Post
    To all who have requested info, I haven't for-gotten,
    just not gotten to it.

    Mike
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    Okie-Dokie, I found my files.
    Here are JPEGs of the Inara papers I made.
    They are all EU (extended universe).



    I printed these first two on green marbled paper:





    I printed these on heavy bright white paper:





    These two I printed on light tan card stock:



    I still haven't made any meaningful progress on my Inara display.



    Just a collection of brick-a-brack at this point.
    But, this acquisition,
    one of Shawna Trpcic's original costume sketches,



    should be a motivator, once I get ahead of real-life responsibilities.
    ("Sketch" seems like such a minimizing term for such a delicate and intricate piece of art. )

    Mike
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    Jun 14, 2012, 11:29 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #95

    NOW I can appreciate these ! Beautiful collection you put together there Mike
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    Jun 14, 2012, 11:31 AM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #96

    Oh, I have a question BTW, regarding the money (I think you also posted a pic of wads of them in the movie forum we were talking about ?).

    IIRC, as I've only seen the series once so far, are any notes actually seen ? I remember a scene where they are looking into a safe from 'behind', and money is seen. Are those where the notes are from / seen / replicated ?
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    Jun 14, 2012, 12:00 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #97

    Alan Castillo said: View Post
    Oh, I have a question BTW, regarding the money (I think you also posted a pic of wads of them in the movie forum we were talking about ?).

    IIRC, as I've only seen the series once so far, are any notes actually seen ? I remember a scene where they are looking into a safe from 'behind', and money is seen. Are those where the notes are from / seen / replicated ?
    The Firefly money,
    (which is different from the BDM Serenity money)
    is seen many times through out the series.
    I can't remember nearly all (hardly any, in fact)
    but I'm sure it was seen in The Train Job and pretty sure it is seen in the beginning of Shindig.

    I have an awful lot of info about the Firefly/Serenity 'verse at my collection thread
    SerenityMovie.net :: View topic - Firefly/Serenity Weapons Collection
    with info about the books and such towards pages 5 and 6.
    The Companion volumes are the next most "necessary" things to own after the DVD's.

    Mike
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    Jun 14, 2012, 12:10 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #98



    I'm going to comb that thread ..... slowly

    Thanks for linking that !

    Speaking of Inara props, one thing that literally screamed out at me to have, within a VERY short time of the start of the first episode, was Inara's bracelet.

    This one :



    Is flipping gorgeous ! Imagine having one of these on a mannequin hand on display !

    Did anyone ever replicate this you think Mike ? I've looked 'into' it already but found nothing even remotely close to this (searched 'slave / harem / handflower bracelets etc - zip )
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    Jun 14, 2012, 1:30 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #99

    Alan Castillo said: View Post


    I'm going to comb that thread ..... slowly

    Thanks for linking that !

    Speaking of Inara props, one thing that literally screamed out at me to have, within a VERY short time of the start of the first episode, was Inara's bracelet.

    This one :



    Is flipping gorgeous ! Imagine having one of these on a mannequin hand on display !

    Did anyone ever replicate this you think Mike ? I've looked 'into' it already but found nothing even remotely close to this (searched 'slave / harem / handflower bracelets etc - zip )
    Yes, the fine folks at Browncoats Fashions made one.


    Their website (at the Inara page) is here:

    BrowncoatFashions.com SCRAPBOOK
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    Jun 14, 2012, 2:30 PM - Re: Inara Props Firefly/Serenity #100

    I believe that the money from the series appears first in Train Job.



    Then again in Shindig.



    It's also in the money bag in Safe, but I don't have a good screen cap of that.
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