Cowpuppy wrote: »
All right, finally got some of my pins framed! I bought four small shadow boxes months ago and only just got around to framing them.
Because they're so small, I could only get a fraction of my collection framed. I decided to organize them by theme, what looks good, and whatever odd metrics were floating around in my head. It's not 100% logical but this is how my brain sorted them.Here we've got the East '13 collection, kind of. I left out the Chandra pin, as I'd like to wait and frame a bunch of WotC pins together.
This is my Eyrewood collection, with the Lookouts and Hanna.
Then there's what I think of as the Penny Arcade frame, which is just the core set, the 15th Anniversary pin, and the Pinny Arcade Logo.
I'm really happy with how these came out. They look clean and organized. I think in the future I'll keep splitting them into small batches, even if it's more expensive to get that many frames. I'd like some bigger frames for sets like the staff heads and behemoth pins. Eventually I plan to get all of my pins framed, though it may be a while if some pins feel "miscellaneous" in my head and have no logical group. A lot of the PAX partner pins feel that way to me and I may just get two big frames and have '13 partners and '14 partners framed as two sets. This is not a scientific process.
As far as assembly, these were kind of a hassle. The black backing is white foam core that I spray painted-- not the simplest solution. In the future I'll likely use black foam core. The frames originally had a spacer that sat between the glass and the backing, but it was too tall with the foam core. Instead, I spaced the foam core from the back by stacking some short pieces of balsa wood back there, about 3/4" tall. that pushed the foam and the pins close to the glass and kept everything secure. Everything is attached inside with some random hobby glue I found in a cabinet (you can tell I know what I'm doing). The important thing is that the pins are accessible and removable, even if I've vandalized the frame a little bit.
Diffusion wrote: »
Alright just got done with trial one of shadow boxes. Here they are :
So, a few notes and things I have learned before I put them up for final display-
* Frames are separated by when/how I got the pins. One for East 14, one for Prime 13, and the smaller one for Online.
* The smaller frame is way too cramped, going to bump that up to another 12x12.
* Having some issues with pins spinning a bit still, even in the foam core. I dont see any viable solutions to this however that do not have a chance of damaging the pin over time (glue, double sided tape etc)
* With these, the bag is now completely barren, so either I will take some out and put them on the bag for future Paxes or the bag will also become tradables, Haven't decided yet.
Fitzchivalry wrote: »
@darkinferno What are you using to secure the cards to the foamcore/backing? Or are you pushing the pin all the way through with the card there as well?
odinson83 wrote: »
@Serpicobc How did you get the Cthulhu dice pin already?
seawolven wrote: »
I debuted my Pinny Arcade Pin sash at Prime while working in the Age of Empires booth (you can see it in my profile picture). Got lots of positive comments but ran into the "pin backs falling off" problem. I ran duct tape on the back of the sash to keep them backs from falling off and then the pins shot out the front! The 3rd day I added a layer of plastic wrap which kept them all on. I've since ordered locking pin backs and will see how many pins I can fit on for the next show.