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Started by warmcanofcoke, Nov 20, 2016, 09:54 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Nov 20, 2016, 09:54 pm Last Edit: Dec 16, 2016, 10:36 pm by warmcanofcoke
Shada Faux Bookcase

The other day I went to the library, They had a boxes of books outside the door of books that had been retired from the system. There were quite a few hard bound books there. I took them home. I plan to cut the spines off the books (Mostly Reader's Digest Books and Twilight.) I think these discarded books will help me make a cool faux book case.

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Faux 01 The Bottom three shelves on the right.
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Faux 02
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Faux 03
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Faux 04
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Faux 05
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Faux 06 : I count 21 books on the top shelf of the faux bookcase.
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Faux 07
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Faux 08 Behind the Blur
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Faux 09 : I count 21 books on the bottom shelf
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Faux 10
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Faux 11
Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."

cobalt

There are actually places out there that specialize in fake book spines, in stick-on groupings.

A couple examples:
http://www.fauxbooks.co.uk/
http://www.dummybook.com/
http://decoramouldings.com/decbooks/

galacticprobe

Nov 21, 2016, 07:19 am #2 Last Edit: Nov 21, 2016, 07:25 am by galacticprobe
Nate, thanks once again for posting those great images of the book cases (and one with a young Daniel Hill, "Harvey Bains" from 'Waiting For God'!). And, cobalt, great find on those sites for ordering fake book spines. (Now, anyone got a secret passage that needs to be covered by something resembling a bookcase? Maybe the laundry room door? ;))

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

Dec 16, 2016, 10:40 pm #3 Last Edit: Dec 16, 2016, 11:47 pm by warmcanofcoke
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Nov 20, 2016, 09:54 pm

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Faux 06 : I count 21 books on the top shelf of the faux bookcase.

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Faux 09 : I count 21 books on the bottom shelf



Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Nov 20, 2016, 09:54 pm

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Faux 06 : I count 21 books on the top shelf of the faux bookcase.

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Faux 08 Behind the Blur

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Faux 11


Using these Three images I believe the centre shelf has  ...Ah, My Goddess! /// 21 books.
So if each shelf were designed and not just Higgledy-piggledy put together, then there are two or three size of each size of book arranged in a different order on each shelf. - If these were in fact crafted from actual books by the BBC design department.

Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."

Davros Skaro

We have a complete set of "Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia" 28 books + 2 indexes & a dictionary that we're trying to get rid of.  ::)
Chris.

galacticprobe

Dec 18, 2016, 06:51 am #5 Last Edit: Dec 18, 2016, 07:18 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Dec 16, 2016, 10:40 pm
Using these Three images I believe the centre shelf has  ...Ah, My Goddess! /// 21 books.


Just curious, Nate, but can you actually make that out in these images, or are you just having us on? "Shada" was being recorded in late 1979 for an intended release starting in January 1980. The first volume of Ah! My Goddess! (original title Oh My Goddess!) wasn't published until August 23, 1989, with the English version not released until December 7, 2005. (That entire series consists of 48 volumes in three groups: Volumes 1-20, 21-40, and 41-48, with the last volume released July 23, 2014, in English September 30, 2015.)

I know dates mean nothing to Time Lords, but I don't think the BBC Props Guys could have gotten hold of a manga series title ten or so years before it was published in Japan. ;)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

Well the "Ah, My Goddess" was more of an expression of interest / surprise / etc. And the original Japanese Title is "Ah, My Goddess!" it was an western Anime VHS company called Animego that chose to change the "Ah" to an "Oh" (Anime Geek mode off....)- I'm making a study of the console I hope we can figure out the approximate size of the books and the color pattern so we can reproduce this prop. :P

Thanks Dino - This bit of teasing was appreciated.
Nate<br /><br /><br />"The Caves of Androzani": <br />Peri - "I thought you knew everything."<br />The Doctor - "Ahhh, not quite; it's going to worry me until I find out what it is."