Customs: Newest Custom Box. BW Heinlad

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  1. PrimulArchangel

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    Hey all :) 

    I wanted to share this box that i just finished up. I have had a Beast Wars Neo Heinlad for a few years but never had a box for him .. So after making a box for my custome Alt Arcee , i decided to give it another go and make a box for Heinlad.. It took me about 4 days from start to finish.. Hours wise i would guess over 35 hours start to finish ..
    I used Photoshop CS2 to design it all . I followed the orginal layout of the box for some and then added my own touch to it , like giving the box a battle scene on the back and a large Maximal logo on the lid.. I changed the heinlad image on the front of the box and used some cool art i found online..
    The box in the pics is made full size now but printed on normal paper. It had to be printed out on 6 sheets of paper and then pieced together.. The final box will be printed on large cardstock, I just have to locate a store that will print these for me on some card stock ..
    Does anyone know of a place that will print these for me and dont have like a minimum amount to be printed ??
    Heinlad should feel right at home in the finished product :)  I think my next one will be a Custom box for Lio Convoy :)  ..
    Anyways tell me what you think about it , or if i should change something up.. Also any ideas on how or what to use for the clear plastic windo of the box ??
    OK so here is the pic , just one pic of the box from all angles :) .
    Enjoy

    -Curt

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    I understand Staples is a place you can go, but I don't have personal experience. 5inches deep is a pretty deep box. It looks really nice though.

    When you do get it printed and finished at normal size, be sure and make a thread in the reproductions forum that has some pictures of the various sides, and maybe one in addition that has him in the box.
     
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    I printed a custom box at a locally-owned printer and they didn't raise a fuss about it at all. I paid for one run ($22 I believe O_O), but I made sure I told them that it was my own creation and (even though I was using copyrighted material) I wanted it printed for "non-profit" reasons.

    I'd go with REDLINE's suggestion, to at least see what they'd say and get an estimate. If Staples turns you down, try a locally-owned source, as they often times have less "red tape" to go through :wink: 
     
  4. PrimulArchangel

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    Yeah im going to start calling around because i got my Arcee box to print out as well .. I didnt think they cost 22$ though , i was hoping for like 8$. Hope staples and such dont charge so much..

    The box had to be at least 5 inch deep and 5 inch wide because Heinlad is a pretty chubby figure in beast mode lol.. Guess its fat like that to allow for the Clock mechanics and battery inside.. Keeps perfect time too lol... I like him better in beast mode holding the little take out food bag and sake (sockie) bottle lol.

    Ill post photos of the full size box for sure.. I think tomorrow im going to start on my own style Lio Convoy box.. I make his for his Botmode .. Ill do a window in the front and a round or oval window on the side so you can see his lion head on his shoulder ..
    Glad you liked :) 

    Thanks for the suggestions on how to get my stuff printed :) 

    -Curt
     
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    Updated my orginal post with full size box pics. Have a look and tell me what you think :) 

    -Curt
     
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    What'd it end up costing you to get printed?

    It looks great man, you did a good job. Now just get you some clear material to make a "window" for it :) 
     
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    I printed this on my printer .. its not the final product , just a test run i did last night out of bordom lol.. I had to print it on 6 sheets of paper and then piece it together..
    I may have found a place to frint them for me , the highschool here has a large format printer so im going to see if its possible to print them out there..
    Glad you liked it so far .. opefully ill have a finished glossy one done soon ...

    -Curt
     

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