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    Default Re: Advice on how to create Drumset prop

    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    Very Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    Very Nice!
    I can see this, very easily. Provide a hoop at top and bottom, with an internal support (probably up the middle) with the pixels attached to it. No shadows from the support, and a very clean looking drum.
    Very Nice Indeed.
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    I've been experimenting with the coro, and while it would work as a shell wrap, I have my doubts about it retaining shape or supporting any kind of weight, especially for the base drum. So still brainstorming. A thought, especially for doing it on the cheap... What about using something like bins, buckets, paint cans etc, where you could cut out the base, leaving a fairly solid cylinder, then you could paint the shell or wrap it with something, and come up with some kind of translucent material that's either clear or partially translucent for the drum "skins" to diffuse the light?

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    A little update to this. I haven't given up on building from scratch, and I couldn't stomach buying a drum set, even an old one and leaving it to rot in the rain (not to mention getting rusty). I'm actually a drummer though, so it seems wasteful. And even a p.o.s used drum set would probably cost a good $75-100. Building from scratch will either still cost a decent chunk when the materials and time are added up. But a possible middle ground that I found at least for this year. They sell these kids "drum sets" that are basically extremely realistic toys that are designed to take a beating from a little kid smacking it hard with a drum stick. In every way, the appearance looks like an honest to god drum kit, down to the "chrome" tensioning rings and tuning lugs, and highly glossy, sparkle embedded finish on the shells. They are "playable" (MAN there is a lot of quote marks in this post lol) in that you can hit them with a stick and they make noise, but they are ultimately just for young kids to live out rockstar playtime. The downside is that it's not quite full sized drums, at least the ones I found, but I'm sure you could find that if you wanted. So I found one of these that includes a Bass drum, 3 tom tom/snare drums (interchangeable drums), a cymbal, the hardware to mount the drums and the cymbal to the bass drum, and if you actually wanted to use it, a tiny kick pedal and drum throne (seat). Grand total.............$9.99 Canadian!! Which is $7.56 USD. Yes, it was used, but I can start with something that already looks closer to the finish of a real kit for less than the cost of maybe 1/2 the material needed to build one single drum. No idea how well this will work, but I will update this thread with the results. Now, I just have to figure out how to mount the pixels bullets and run the wiring without it being too visible (I ran out of strip )

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