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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2006, 04:37 PM »
When is the deadline for this project?

The end of February, but you are supposed to post any progress shots or any finished shots you have by then end of January. :)
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2006, 05:52 PM »
Here's a teaser/in-progress shot of my diorama. I have lighting to install, and paint details to do....and a little more plaster work.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2006, 06:14 PM »
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That is looking GREAT so far Lando! The grating looks very cool. I'm really excited to see the final results of this one. :)
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2006, 06:45 PM »
Holy crap, that looks awesome.  You are being a tease by only putting such a small picture up! :)

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2006, 05:46 PM »
Lando, that looks awesome... is it the same one you've been talking about for a while (coffee table)?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2006, 08:08 PM »
Lando, that looks awesome... is it the same one you've been talking about for a while (coffee table)?

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Yes! Unfortunately, I hadn't had time to work on it for a long time. I figured this was the perfect motivation for me.
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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2006, 10:53 AM »
Damn right it is!  I've been looking forward to seeing this from you for... oh, about two years I think!   ;)

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #52 on: February 7, 2006, 02:45 PM »
Hopefully tonight I can post something on this... not something I made, but a really cool Mygeeto bridge made from foamcore that I bought.  Might help inspire a few people.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #53 on: February 8, 2006, 08:50 PM »
I am taking a stab at this challenge…

The trade federation scene when Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan confront the droidekas and attempt to burn through the door… WIP pictures soon.

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Here is the WIP shot…



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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #54 on: February 8, 2006, 11:27 PM »
Wow that is looking very good.  What did you use for the force shields around the droideka?

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #55 on: February 9, 2006, 06:10 AM »
I picked them up from a craft store, they are irridescent spheres that split in two so you can fill them with candy or something. There is also a little tab on them so you could hang it like an Xmas ornament. The store I bought them from had different diameters, too. (this was the largest).

They also have one's without the irridescent coating, so I'm using the next size smaller  to make custom "gunner pods" for the Republic Gunships.  ;D



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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #56 on: February 9, 2006, 10:40 AM »
Wow, wow, wow,!  Now this is looking spectacular.  What a great looking Federation bridge hallway section.  This is something I really am envious of.  Outstanding and it's very real looking already.

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2006, 01:24 AM »
Ok, the goal is on Sunday for me to get my next diorama done...

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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2006, 12:24 AM »
Jay you are off to an excellent start. I can't wait to see the finished product. I really like the molten steel effect. And the sheilding is genuis for the DD.

I finally took some quiick WIP shots of the strip club. I've got most of the painting done, I do still have a few little touchups here and there I have to do. Most of the blue you see on the walls is going to be covered soon anyways. I still have to attach the second level stage, put the poles in and attach the side and back walls. Then all I have to do is furnish it. Here are a few quick shots:











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Re: Monthly Customizing Challenge - Months 9-10 - DIORAMAS/PLAYSETS
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2006, 01:01 PM »
This is really, really cool Ryan.  I can tell a lot of work has gone into this!  I really love the patio section/entrance.  That really gives it a realistic feel to it, and the painting of the exterior is fantastic.

As for the interior, I like it a lot.  The design is wonderful and reminds me of a bar setting totally.  The color might be a bit more vibrant than I'd expect, maybe instead of red, some sort of darker maroon or even a purple would look more like a shady stripper establishment.  But either way I love this.  I can't wait to see it completed and populated with figures!  Especially that cool little stripper stage.

My next project for this will begin this week... I am going to have my work cut out for me.

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