Illuminated Mannie Stand (Pic Heavy)

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    Illuminated Mannie Stand (Pic Heavy)

    Well I grabbed this idea from DAZ. For anyone who has not seen his on his website it is awesome. Mine is not as proffessional but I think turned out pretty good none the less.

    This one will go under my Boba and as soon as I get my armor changed on it I will post a few pics of it on the stand....so hurry up Alex (just kidding )

    Each side is 18" long. It is fitted with yellow plexiglass from estreetplastics.com and seven 13" florecent lights. I went with the colored plexiglass because it is very well seen even when the lights are not on.

    Since this one was not a disaster I will soon build two more stands one with BLUE Plexiglass for my Jango and one with RED plexiglass for my EPIII Vader.

    Some pics from start to finish.



    Cutting the holes out



    Holes cut out





    Primed and painted



    Plexiglass put in (this is with no lights)



    Lights put in



    Finished and illuminated




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    That is sweet looking!

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    wow very cool. by the way who is daz that you mentioned?

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    SOLOCHASER said: View Post
    wow very cool. by the way who is daz that you mentioned?
    Sorry. Its Bobamaker.

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    Wow, that's beautiful. Really makes me want to build one myself.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    You using MDF?

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    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    You using MDF?
    Call me stupid but what is that?

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    I think it means Medium-density fiberboard (MDF)

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    Medium-density fibreboard. Its like the same stuff that is used for inexpensive desks and shelves.

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    ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    Medium-density fibreboard. Its like the same stuff that is used for inexpensive desks and shelves.
    I passed on fibreboard when I was at Lowes because I didnt know if it could handle the weight of my manniquin. I dont remember exactly what type it is. It was something like $35.00 for a 4' X 8' sheet. Ill let ya know when I buy the next sheet for the other two stands.

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    wonderful job!

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    Man.....First the Spartain helmet, then the MC helmet gets posted....Now this!!! When do I get a break on things that I so want? It looks awsome!

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    NICE!


    ~Bobby

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    That's a great looking stand. Nice going
    And by the looks of it, it is MDF. I've used enough in my time, and I hope you used a mask when sanding and cutting out the details cos that stuff will give you cancer quicker than 2 packs a day

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    Nice!
    =)

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    dude, put a fett on that thing ! That's the very thing I wanted to make !!

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    Got Maul said: View Post
    dude, put a fett on that thing ! That's the very thing I wanted to make !!
    "As you wish"

    I plan to paint the stand black but I wanted to show what it looks like with the Fett on the stand. I am pleased and am ready to start the red and blue one.





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    oh man, that has to be the coolest thing. Very nice job.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Silver Fett's Avatar
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    Wow that is awesome!!! Your costume looks cool too!

    Great job

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    very cool man! great fett by the way

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    Thats AWESOME!!! very professional looking. I've been planning to do something similar one of these days. Thanx for the tutorial!!
    D

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    That's Awesome! How's it look with the room lights off, a little ESB dramatic effect maybe?

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