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« on: April 11, 2012, 07:47:03 PM »

 i am making a tv cover / box to made my lcd look like a a old tv need help with color .
our bus has all oak cabinits .but the microwave fridge washer coffe maker toster sofa and chairs
are all retro style and bright red.

      so vote
 
  how many for red & chrome ?

 how many for wood & chrome ?

 we like both so help us out thanks john / lidia
 ps bus will be painted red
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 08:06:03 PM »

I vote for wood and chrome.......too easy to overdo the red  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 08:18:30 PM »

 some thing like this 
first picture is kinda what i will build
second is color of microwave & fridge
last is 1950 rca logo
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 01:51:45 AM »

When I first read the question I thought "Why on earth would anyone want to do that?"

Then I saw the photo, and understood.

Red and chrome definitely, with comically-oversized knobs and switches - go for the full Flash Gordon effect


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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 05:57:00 AM »

  jermy  '' flash gordon '' i like that thanks john
 
  ok 80 views and just 2 votes come on guys vote
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 06:10:27 AM »

Go with the red and chrome. The wood is beautiful. However, I think bright red is what you are looking for.

Good Luck,

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 06:41:36 AM »

    Yeah, red and glitz.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 11:31:02 AM »

  so far the votes are for red any more votes ??
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 11:41:57 AM »

Where did you get that image of the TV?  Very cool.  If you have the capability of making something of that quality, you might very well find a market for it.  Steam Punk is a movement that only seems to be growing, and that particular piece is one that I would consider having in my home.
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 01:20:50 PM »

len  tell me more about steam punk  ? and yes i am making one right now got the basics done need to find
switchs ect going sat to the flea market to see what i can find still not sure on color yet  but had a new
thought of wood and add red panal for switchs and red rca nameplate plus chrome ?  john
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 01:40:43 PM »

Here's a description of Steam Punk:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

I actually think this would be more an example of Retro-futurism though (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-futurism)

But I totally agree with Len that there'd be a market for flat-screen TV covers like this.


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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 04:27:49 PM »

Just Google Steam Punk and go to images, you'll see a thousand ideas.  I think Jeremy may be correct but in my perception, steam punk is more functional than Retro-Futurism, which seems to go more to just art rather than function.

Some examples of steam punk that appeal to me is when someone converts an antique manual typewriter to a functioning computer keyboard.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 07:05:33 PM »

Red & Chrome.  Match the color of the bus Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 04:46:08 PM »

  update the cover is built still need to paint it and put on knobs and trim going to be red
will post pictures when done looks great thanks john
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 07:29:02 AM »

I gotta go with the wood... Really nice !
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2012, 07:36:01 AM »

i vote wooodified n chrome... but my wife had me do red and chrome retro 50's look in the kitchen.... Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 07:45:47 AM »

Red enamel and brushed stainless...  Slightly different effect than chrome.

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2012, 08:52:02 AM »

Absolutely brilliant idea!  I'm with Len that you may find yourself in business making these.   I'd put the wood one in my home.  Plus it would be a fun project.   

Here is a link to a Steampunk busnut: 

http://steampunkworkshop.com/bus1.shtml

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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2012, 10:56:16 AM »

  thanks guys for all the imput will be posting pictures sone thanks john
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 07:39:17 PM »

update its taking longer then i thought. as i am using auto paint. needed to prime and sand about 5 coats
 of primer. then 4 or 5 coats of paint . sanding that now to put on 2 or 3 more coats hope to finsh this week
end and install. hope to post pictures next week. thanks john
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