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alcorm1
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Here are some pics of my first build. I wanted to add a different theme to it which ultimately leads to a different presentation/routine. I am using a 16" superman doll as the load. I know its far from production quality but any feedback you have on it would be appreciated.
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With a square circle that big, you could produce a life-size inflatable superman. Think about it!
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Nice work for your first illusion build, I would check some of the threads on painting...you did good work, but if you read some of the threads you will be able to add that Pro Finish to it! Keep it up!!!
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Nice work, and as already noted, you should be able to produce a ton of stuff from it.
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Nicely done!

Personally, I'm a bit unsure about using the Superman logo, which is a registered trade mark, as far as I know, but, I guess that you're unlikely to come across any problems.
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Neil, good point about the logo. You could always use the diamond shaped outline of the Superman Logo and substitute the 'S' in the centre for your initial.

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alcorm1
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Thanks for the positive comments, I had a lot of fun building it. I was also wondering about the logo. I was thinking maybe just calling it a superbox without the reference to superman since it is such a recognized symbol anyways. My patter/routine involves talking about Superman's house and how he gets in without anyone seeing him, but I am sure I can modify it so that I don't actually mention "superman".
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Nice job,,, Looks good,,

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Nice work, I think you can make the black art holes bigger and maintain the invisibility.
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alcorm1
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On 2006-08-08 13:00, m.ruetz wrote:
Nice work, I think you can make the black art holes bigger and maintain the invisibility.


I was thinking the same thing. I am going to build another box with a halloween theme and use cut-outs of ghosts which will be a little bigger.
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Just curious ... What are you producing from such a large sq.circle?
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alcorm1
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I had a superman doll that I was using but I just got a 3ft inflatable superman that fits pretty well. I'm going to start using that now.
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Very nice work, the paint job looks good, very bright colors. Keep up the good work. Be sure to post a pic of your next one.

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Very nice build for your first time. I too built a square circle recently and really should post some pics. Keep at it and you will be a building pro in no time. It is a lot of fun to perform with something that you actually built yourself. At one point Chance Wolf had some painting tips here in a thread. I used them to build a couple of things and they did come out looking so much more pro looking. I will see if I still have his tips here at my office and I will repost them for you or you could just ask Chance. One good thing about him is he is really great with tips on prop building. All yo uhave to do is see one of his props in person to know that he has it down to perfection. Anyway just my thoughts here.

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Great job! I have built several square circles, and believe me, if the covering of the load tube is good enough, you can just about have the front entirely open, and the audience won't see a thing. One in particular that I made used 1/2" mesh wire across the entire front. I painted the wire white, and the illusion was so good, it just about fooled me! As Steven said, it is a lot of fun to perform with something that you actually build yourself! Keep up the good work!
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More info on the Superman trademark:

http://www.intelproplaw.com/Forum/Forum.......09940872

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