Introduction: Bioshock Life Size Gatherer's Garden BY FLOPPYTY

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This by far is one of my greatest pieces and the second video game prop i did and it took me some time and labor and it wasn't to pricey it is 7 feet tall and 2 feet wide with a depth of 10 inches and i think i spent about $150 for materials because i owned the tools to build it.

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First i started with a piece of 1/4 inch mdf and started with the basic frame on top of that. framing was made out of 1x4 and 3\4 mdf shelving material

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more framing for shelves and structure

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added base for support when standing and started to make the round edges. i used 4 inch PVC plumbing pipe and cut it into quarters so i could get those round edges and pre drilled and screwed them on.

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after adding the PVC i had to make the round corners so i bought modeling clay and formed them by hand doesn't have to be perfect because i was going to be drywall mudding it after.

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put on 1\4 inch mdf for the face and cut out holes where the shelving was going to be 

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hole cut for shelving and screwed on. always pre-drill with mdf 

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i then wanted to add the plasmids to the door to make it look real like they were it the gatherer's garden so i made them out of stained glass

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started to drywall mud to smooth it all out and fill the screw holes and flaws 

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for the top gatherer's garden sign i used 1\4 mdf again made it a diameter of 2 feet around and printing the logo on there. i used a dremel to cut out the holes you will see why i did this. i wanted light to shine though the holes to make it look like neon sign 

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sign dremeled and cut out 

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drywall mud dry and then sanded with a couple more coats for smoothing 

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unit them primed and ready for painting and building doors 

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doors made and some added touches like hole for more lights at the bottom on right 

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started painting and adding accessories to door

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stained glass put into door and door hung more accessories and the top on just for show right now 

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more paint and accessories while i was waiting for my leds for it 

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painted sign and added the funnel shaped coin thing and painted the gatherer's garden on the bottom

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got  the LED s in and finishing touches and that's my baby lol lots of work and lots of time and its amazing 

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finish product and still have it in my room im using it as a video game holder but its full im thinking about selling it soon so if you like let me know your price but i think its the only one made yet and if you try it good luck and i hope this helps thank and rock on \m/



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Comments

justataco (author)2017-02-24

why did you use mdf wood instead of the normal?

molarplanet4710 (author)2015-03-12

will it upset you if I try to make one of these

floppyty (author)molarplanet47102015-03-12

No... By all means try it out would love to see the finished product

MimicTheTruth (author)2014-11-02

You sell these?

the dan of many trades (author)2014-01-25

If you could make it a drink cooler, it'd be amazing.

Bmanjoe (author)2014-01-20

best thing ever

Pixie Puddle (author)2012-10-01

I love bioshock and this is really fantastic I think its awesome you have done an amazing job with it, :)

Think with portals (author)2012-04-24

This made my day as soon as I saw it! Absolutely great!

right on thanks you and glad i made your day

poofrabbit (author)2012-04-06

This is wicked!! I could see this being very cool in a video game shop, comic shop, an applebee's . Very nicely done and fantastic 'able!

floppyty (author)poofrabbit2012-04-06

thank you

sofiadragon1979 (author)2012-04-06

Now all you need are some life sized plasmid jars, but awesome job none the less.

floppyty (author)sofiadragon19792012-04-06

lol thanks

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