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#1 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:58 AM

See my latest post. These two completed lampshades are being sold @ $25 each plus shipping. They are not as refined as my newest process is and I need to offload them for moving. $25 each. $50 for the pair. Can't beat it!

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Lampshade: "VCS Goes to the Movies" -- This lampshade features 20th Century Fox 2600 titles! I really like this one and think with a black light added for additional color it will look really, really cool!

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Custom lampshade info is below:

Thanks to suggestions from a selection of members, Monkey Labs is now going to be selling lampshades. Much like the lamps these are custom-made to your specifications and you'll pick the box scans, of course! :) The lampshades will be $50 plus shipping, the bigger one (that Al's lamp has) is obviously a large-size box but will be light so shipping shouldn't be too bad.

I don't want to spam every thread with pictures (and I promise this is the last thread I make that is lamp-related) so I'm just going to toss two of them in here.

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Here are links to some other pictures:
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These take quite an extensive bit of work to get completed, and as I stated in the other thread it's about $25-$30 in materials alone to start the project.

If you're interested in just a lampshade drop me a PM or post in here, I'm usually around AtariAge all day. :lol:

For the record, as stated in that other thread, the smaller lampshade pictured is completed and ready for a buyer. If you want a lampshade but don't want anything specific, that one's already done.:D Smaller lampshade has been sold!

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:10 PM

I have a lamp with an oatmeal can base just sitting here. Since I always keep one black light around, I purchased a Circline fluorescent black light for this lamp several years ago along with a purple lamp shade.

Now, since I've had Starpath titles 1 through 10 ever since 1983, I think it's only appropriate to ask if you can make one of these from the scans of Starpath box art, scans of the tape inserts, or even scans of the tapes themselves since the prototypes I have don't have box art or the inserts that go in a typical cassette case.

EDIT: If you want, I'll even send you the black lamp shade to work with.

Edited by shadow460, Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:12 PM.


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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:32 PM

What, the prototypes don't have art? :ponder:

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:59 PM

I could do that shadow, sure! My only concern is that with a non-white lampshade the light won't filter through properly with the additional layer, but I can experiment around with it and see. If you want to use the blacklight with the lampshade you've already got, sure, you can always send it to me and that'll knock $15 off the price. :)

Feel free to toss a PM my way with more info or whatnot. I can certainly get started on something like that easily and it would look cool! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:01 PM

You guys here are gonna be my ruin. Please stop making cool things.

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:55 PM

What, the prototypes don't have art? :ponder:

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Nope, they don't:
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That's not the Labyrinth we're familiar with, BTW. I can play through all of the third maze! :D

EDIT: I'd ask him for the art to 11 and 12 but I didn't have "official" copies of them with my collection.
Oh, hey, has ShyOne ever thought about doing a different box for Labyrinth?

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Posted Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:14 PM

I just wanted to add a couple things: The two lampshades that I have made so far are both 12" diameter. They are also both 9" tall, but the 'smaller' one is conical with a 9" diameter hole on top. The 'bigger' one is cylindrical, so 12" diameter all the way.

These lampshades are a silk-blend material which is extra-thin, so it really lets the light shine through. Works great. However, you're not just limited to those two choices. You name it, I can get it, more than likely, via the intertubes if nothing else. That involves shipping time, though, so that may be a little longer & incur an extra charge.

I've got a couple pre-orders in now but am more than willing to take my gobs and gobs of free unemployed time to make these. This is the hardest part of making a lamp, though, so don't expect same-day turnaround. It'll take 2-3 days to get one done.

Payment will only be due when I complete your lampshade and you get it shipped. When I PM you to let you know it's shipped, that's when payment will be due (shipping + $40 lampshade + additional 'finder fee' if you need a special lampshade). I don't want to take anyone's money until I can provide an actual product.

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Posted Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:22 AM


What, the prototypes don't have art? :ponder:

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Nope, they don't:
Picture 95.jpg Picture 96.jpg

:cool:

That's not the Labyrinth we're familiar with, BTW. I can play through all of the third maze! :D

EDIT: I'd ask him for the art to 11 and 12 but I didn't have "official" copies of them with my collection.
Oh, hey, has ShyOne ever thought about doing a different box for Labyrinth?


I did the Labyrinth art for Rick's proto release, you didn't think it was somewhat fitting? :(

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Posted Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:52 AM

Why don't you guys buy a bunch of lampshades with different Labyrinth box arts on them to see which looks best, eh? ;)

Of course I bet ninety beelyon dollars that ShyOne could make a lampshade that makes mine look like a pre-schooler made it. :D I'd probably buy HER lampshade instead of making my own! LOL

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Posted Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:11 PM



What, the prototypes don't have art? :ponder:

:cool:


Nope, they don't:
Picture 95.jpg Picture 96.jpg

:cool:

That's not the Labyrinth we're familiar with, BTW. I can play through all of the third maze! :D

EDIT: I'd ask him for the art to 11 and 12 but I didn't have "official" copies of them with my collection.
Oh, hey, has ShyOne ever thought about doing a different box for Labyrinth?


I did the Labyrinth art for Rick's proto release, you didn't think it was somewhat fitting? :(

Isn't that the artwork that's on the Labyrinth one could buy in the AA store? I didn't realize that was your work. That means it's close enough to be from the same source!

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Posted Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:24 PM

Is it just me or does this topic seem a little shady? *crickets chirping*

Once I free up some fundage I think I may partake of a monkey-shade myself... great work Cebus!:)

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Posted Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:57 PM

Just so you all know, shipping on these is really inexpensive. The box is big but it's REALLY light. I just shipped Al's lampshade in a box and it was $10, and the pre-made one that sold shipped for $8.30. Shipping's a good deal! :thumbsup:

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:48 AM

In case you members across the drink aren't sure, I will ship internationally. I did get a request to ship to Spain and it was $17/$30 for Parcel/Priority. I'm more than comfortable shipping overseas for actual shipping and I won't charge anything beyond ACTUAL shipping. :)

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:43 PM

In case you members across the drink aren't sure, I will ship internationally. I did get a request to ship to Spain and it was $17/$30 for Parcel/Priority. I'm more than comfortable shipping overseas for actual shipping and I won't charge anything beyond ACTUAL shipping. :)


I was me :) I've tried to check if a US lampshade would fit in a European lamp with little success. I found even a lampshade faq but was bored to death after 5 mins!

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:45 PM

LOL! Well I still have your PM in my inbox so if you find the answer and want one I'm ready and waiting! :thumbsup:

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:17 PM


What, the prototypes don't have art? :ponder:

:cool:


Nope, they don't:
Picture 95.jpg Picture 96.jpg

:cool:

That's not the Labyrinth we're familiar with, BTW. I can play through all of the third maze! :D

EDIT: I'd ask him for the art to 11 and 12 but I didn't have "official" copies of them with my collection.
Oh, hey, has ShyOne ever thought about doing a different box for Labyrinth?



Umm I think 99.999 percent (the .001 being left out to account for you) of atari fans would go with the known artwork for Phaser Patrol. :roll:

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Posted Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:27 PM

Where can I get full scans of those repro boxes CPU, and can I also get marshmallows to use them? I don't want to Jaguar anyone's art.

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Posted Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:24 PM

Bumpski. C'mon guys, I have ONE order for a lampshade currently and 2 "maybe" orders! These things are great and you're helping me get to CGE! :)

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Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:21 PM

Bump for more info -- I am now selling pre-completed lampshades for those members who want to just buy my art without wanting something completely custom. Rock on! :thumbsup:

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Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:17 PM

Bump. Another pre-completed lampshade added. That's all for today folks!

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Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:50 AM

These are now listed on Etsy at:

http://www.etsy.com/.../crazyatarinerd

There is a mark-up for non-AA users so if you want one please contact me through AtariAge and I'll give you the "AA Member Discount". I can't afford to keep making these if there are no sales aside from the customs I am doing with the lamps and the one custom I have sold, so if you are genuinely interested I would recommend contacting me ASAP before I decide to pull the plug on this art project, which I am considering doing.

For those of you who are concerned about price point, let me tell you that the lampshades take a minimum of 4 hours to complete (I timed it doing these two and I assume for the ones I did for shadow and Al it was more like 6-7 hours). Calculated cost for materials is $32, so I'm only getting $8 for my time. $8 / 5 hours = $1.60 an hour on average assuming I can sell them.

I'm not really doing this because money is my primary interest. I could use some extra funds to go to CGE, and making a few bucks here and there will certainly help, but mostly I'm doing this because I enjoy being creative and sharing my creativity with the Atari community.

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Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:57 AM

I want to order a lampshade so i can smash it with a wrench.

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Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:58 AM

I should add if you're interested but can't pay now, we can get a project started and then you can pay when you're ready and able. I'm not going to balk at having to hang on to an item for a couple weeks until a buyer can get funds together. :) I know I had a couple people mention they wanted one but couldn't afford it right now, but if you want to get your name on a list and start a project NOW for payment at a future date I am more than willing to do that. :D I understand when money is tight and you want something but can't get it for the time being.

Call it Monkey Labs Layaway Program. :thumbsup:

NOTE: Monkey Labs does enjoy the barter system. I will trade for these as well, but be forewarned: It will take some nice stuff to get me to trade. Trade value is still the same as the price point, so I won't be asking for more than that, but green pieces of paper with Presidents on them are always my priority.

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Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:59 AM

I should add if you're interested but can't pay now, we can get a project started and then you can pay when you're ready and able. I'm not going to balk at having to hang on to an item for a couple weeks until a buyer can get funds together. :) I know I had a couple people mention they wanted one but couldn't afford it right now, but if you want to get your name on a list and start a project NOW for payment at a future date I am more than willing to do that. :D


so....you are offering a layaway plan?

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Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:58 PM

Weekend-visibility bump. I need to sell one of these by Monday.




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