Printable Backdrops

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by ToyBoxComix, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. ToyBoxComix

    ToyBoxComix Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    My weird hobby is making comics with action figures (www.toyboxcomix.com). Sometimes I feature Star Trek.

    I have gotten some good TOS sets from http://aftdownloads.co.uk/. I've built the sickbay, transporter room, and bridge from there. They're a bit rough, but that kinda suits me.

    I was wondering if anyone knows of clean, printable diorama-style backdrops for other Star Trek settings. Specifically, I'd like Enterprise-D sets to go with my Galoob TNG figures and I'd like a clean version of the Guardian of Forever. Papercraft sets like the above are good, but flat images are more ideal because of the space required to store 3D sets.

    I always pay attention to terms of use on things I use. Free-to-use art is best, of course, but I'm willing to pay for printable art or physical backdrops if they suit my needs.
     
  2. Soran77

    Soran77 Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm sure they are out there
     
  3. ToyBoxComix

    ToyBoxComix Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    You'd think so, but I haven't been able to find any. I was hoping that someone in the art community might know of something or have personally created something that would work. My art skills are, sadly, negligible.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    I will do some digging because I certainly have seen them around, especially with custom action figures. You may ask @Therin of Andor as he does a lot of action figure customs, and discussed a FB page for it. That might be of benefit.

    Are their specific backgrounds you are wanting?
     
  5. ToyBoxComix

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    Well, anything that I can stand action figures in front of and it look reasonably okay. Basically, head on views of areas of the interior of the Enterprise-D. For instance, the back wall (science stations) of the bridge. Engineering/warp core area. A view of sickbay.

    And a full-frontal, unobstructed view of the Guardian of Forever.
     
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  7. Rekkert

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    If simple 2D background images are okey for you, I'd gladly render out specific shots of my 3D Enterprise-D interiors for you, matching the camera angle to what you need. I only have the bridge and transporter room done though. :)
     
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  8. ToyBoxComix

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    That would be amazing. I'll send you a PM.
     
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  9. fireproof78

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  10. Therin of Andor

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    My favourite is Vasquez Rocks, which came with the "Big Bang Theory" cosplay boxed set! I have used it for numerous tableaux of action figures.

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    Mork and Trek
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    I have also just searched Trek pictures online. Filmation's TAS backgrounds are very effective, such as the Guardian of Forever from "Yesteryear". Just print them out.

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    Yesteryear Guardian group
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

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    Landing party to ShiKahr on Vulcan
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    A commercial TNG game board was pretty cool:

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    Bolian Starfleet officer, Dr Selar of Vulcan, Mendon the Benzite
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    The recent Mego 8" boxed sets have included a Mirror Universe transporter room and bridge, the Bewitched lounge room, and I Dream of Jeannie's bottle...

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    McFarlane figures and a custom Andorian
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr
     
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  11. ToyBoxComix

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  12. fireproof78

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    Was afraid of that. I'll keep looking.
     
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    Not 100% but I think so.
     
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    That might be a good source to look up.
     
  18. ToyBoxComix

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    I went through the Guardian scenes of "City" and that shot wasn't in it. I grabbed a couple of usable screenshots, but not when the Guardian is lit. I really like that photo because the Guardian is lit, but it's sadly low-resolution.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    Publicity photos are not always from the episodes themselves, but higher quality stills for magazine spreads for promotion of the product.
     
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    Maurice Navidad Maurice, the ATARI CX5200 Premium Member

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    Is it possible it's an end credits still captured when there was no text on the screen?