I started work 10/12/17 on my custom entrance stage. I am referencing the current entrance for NXT as inspiration - so I am going for a big screen with a rectangle stage and entrance from either side.
I don't have a ton of tools around, so I am reinforcing cardboard. Then painting with Plasti-dip to give it some more weight and toughness.
here are the big plans for the final product: Screen - 23in LCD Monitor Media Playback - Roku 3 with files loaded on USB Stage - Black Plasti-dip base - with Glossifier finish Ramp - Grey Plati-dip with metalizer finish Lighting - AppLights Bluetooth controlled spotlights and basic bulbs
Couple of test shots first with the basic layout:
As I do more work, I'll keep it updated - appreciate any feedback or advice!
Last Edit: Oct 14, 2017 2:04:05 GMT -5 by ricochet05
First coats of plasti-dip on the stage and ramp. I will be laying a full sheet of tape on the items before the next coat to even out the edges and give a smoother finish - should be doing this saturday
Test curtains are up, used straws to test weight support, looks..ok I guess. I fastened them to the monitor for now.
So I hated how the stage and ramp looked - I decided to wrap the cardboard in packing tape and then plasti-dip again. Needs more cleanup but they look WAY better. Below are 2 clean shots for material, and then some poses. Also I hooked up a few of my lights just to test them, so far I am happy with the results. I ripped down the curtains... need a new plan for backing and entrance.