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  1. azheat01's Avatar
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    Feb 18, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #51

    Quote lawdawg 35 said: View Post
    Ummmmm I'm confused....didn't you say this was beyond your level of experitse?!?!?

    Looks like you hit it out of the park....

    Can you make me a bed too?!??!?!
    I am doing my best to fake it!

    Maybe I should get into the bed making market. If Lucas would allow someone to take ideas like these and mass produce some cool looking beds, man would that be a jackpot. How cool would it be to have a prefabricated Landspeeder bed, Skiff Bed, and other vehicle that wouldn't break the bank. He should license that to someone, especially, you know, since he's hurting for money and all!
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    Feb 18, 2012, 5:20 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #52

    OK, here's the barge mounted to some cardboard. I couldn't use the foam board because it was too small, and I didn't want to have to connect two separate pieces. I sprayed the back of the poster with permanent adhesive. It was a real pain to cut this out. I removed most of the black areas from the deck, but some areas were thin and I didn't want to risk it. I was going to add some figures to the barge, but this is slightly smaller scale than the action figures.



    Here is how it looks with the LEDs wired and mounted. All five LEDs run off one 9V battery. I was a little bummed with the red LEDs, I thought I had some extra and didn't. I had to run to Radio Shack and the only ones they had in stock had the focused tip, so you don't get the intense light like the blue. I may put some hot glue on the tip of the blue just to diffuse the light some, or maybe not, not sure. This looks real nice in a dark room.



    The switch is just your basic toggle, I mounted it to the rear side of the barge. In the photo above, the barge is sitting about 2.5" - 3" from the wall. I used some of the foam board and made buffers. I am going to mount it to the wall using some industrial strength 3M Velcro.



    What do you think?
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    Feb 19, 2012, 2:53 AM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #53

    Awesome! You are an excellent dad!
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    Feb 21, 2012, 7:20 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #54

    I was able to mount the barge to the wall:





    I also painted the moon yellow and orange and mounted it back to the wall. It looks close enough to a sun when it's not lit up.



    When the other one comes, I'm going to paint it more white than yellow. I'll also mount it above and to the left of this one. I am going for something like this:



    I was going to start airbrushing in the sand dunes and clouds, but the **** thing broke (it was 15 years old). So while I wait for the replacement, I brushed in some basic shapes and shadows.



    And here is the barge and sun lit up.

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    Feb 22, 2012, 12:47 AM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #55

    This just keeps getting better and better.
    The attention to detail is amazing, I bet your son loves it.

    Craig
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    Feb 22, 2012, 3:47 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #56

    Mate, this looks AWESOME.
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    Feb 22, 2012, 11:38 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #57

    forget race car beds!!! you just set a whole new standard!
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    Feb 22, 2012, 11:55 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #58

    This is absolutely amazing!!
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    Feb 23, 2012, 1:37 AM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #59

    Utterly fantastic project!
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    Feb 23, 2012, 8:16 AM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #60

    I'd like to try an AT_AT using a bunkbed frame.
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    Feb 25, 2012, 7:12 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #61

    Wow! This is amazing!
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    Mar 8, 2012, 10:44 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #62

    Thanks guys!

    Check out the sweetness that arrived today! This is a Sarlacc rug that a member from the RPF just graciously donated out of the blue to my son's room. Looks really great and adds that something extra!



    Taking a break from the room at the moment to work on R2, but it's almost done!
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    Mar 8, 2012, 11:44 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #63

    That rug is sooo perfect for that room! Very nice of the RPF member to donate.

    You should have Winnie the pooh sittin down in the middle of the pit
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    Mar 11, 2012, 6:09 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #64

    Wow I just stumbled onto this and I am blown away ! That is so cool. The detail is amazing fantastic. Job!
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    Mar 11, 2012, 6:25 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #65

    B E A U T I F U L !!!
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    Mar 11, 2012, 9:51 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #66

    That is so epic on so many levels. So freaking awesome.
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    Mar 11, 2012, 11:52 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #67

    Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments.
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    Mar 28, 2012, 4:15 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #68

    That's fantastic... I am beyond words....
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    Mar 28, 2012, 4:57 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #69

    Great job! This is too cool! Father of the year, ha ha!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 1:59 AM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #70

    This is the coolest thing ever... If my dad cared about Fett I would be in HOG HEAVEN!
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    Jun 24, 2012, 10:41 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #71

    I was able to get a few odds and ends done in the room today. I am trying to finish up some of these little details on a couple of projects.

    First I painted and mounted the second sun.





    Then I printed up a few images on some heavy duty adhesive paper; I did a Landspeeder, couple Sandcrawlers, Jabba's palace, and the legs of R2 and 3PO.









    Not much left in his room to finish, I never did get around to putting more details in the landscape, but I think for the most part I can call the room done. And he's happy with it!
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    Jun 24, 2012, 11:20 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #72

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    Jun 26, 2012, 12:34 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #73

    WOW you should rent out his room...like a bed and breakfast...or better yet make a whole B&B that is Star Wars themed in every room
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    Jul 4, 2012, 6:26 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #74

    This is friggin fantastic!!! But it may get me into a little trouble with the wife. You just gave me a whole lot of ideas.
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    Jul 4, 2012, 6:46 PM - Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed #75

    dude!!

    That is freaking sweet! haha well done mate the wall art is also outstanding!

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