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Offline Daigo-Bah

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Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« on: January 4, 2006, 11:14 AM »
I did a little spray-painting and made an engine/grille for a vintage cloud car I picked up cheap.  This'll hold me until (if) they release one!





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Re: Vintage Cloud Car upgrade
« Reply #1 on: January 4, 2006, 11:35 AM »
Nice to see you update this here, it's a beauty.  I like the grating you added, very well done and the paint looks great.

Question - are the plastic windows intact?  For some reason I can't remember if it even had plastic windows to start with though.

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Re: Vintage Cloud Car upgrade
« Reply #2 on: January 4, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Looks great, nice upgrade!  You definitely don't need to bother with any upcoming hasbro version now. 
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Re: Vintage Cloud Car upgrade
« Reply #3 on: January 4, 2006, 12:33 PM »
Its a good start. Are you going to do something about the landing gear? How come you took out the glass in the windows? It looks a little incomplete with it.
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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #4 on: February 4, 2006, 11:44 AM »
Thanks for the comments on the cloud car.  I didn't put the windows in, but I may still make some from blister plastic.  The models in the reference pics didn't have them so I thought I'd leave 'em out too :-*.  Here is an Imperial officer made from a Veers body and POTJ troop head, painted black.  The head is not articulated (I didn't have the right dremel attachment to hollow it out!)



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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #5 on: February 4, 2006, 12:11 PM »
Simple, but effective! I like it.

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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #6 on: February 4, 2006, 12:15 PM »
And my most recent diorama completed was Old Ben's house.  Here are a few of the completed pics; I'll be starting a new dio this week or next.







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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #7 on: February 4, 2006, 04:39 PM »
Damn you Daigo! Every time I see that dio, it makes me wanna just give up  ;)

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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #8 on: February 4, 2006, 05:49 PM »
I like the Imperial, but the Kenobi home is just sick.  It looks like a real movie set... you ought to show it in the Monthly Customizing Challenge for inspiration.

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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #9 on: February 4, 2006, 09:14 PM »
DAMN YOU GUYS you get Veers already I can't wait to get him over here, Your Imp Officer looks great. But mate Obi's house is mind blowing the detail work is fantastic well done indeed.

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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #10 on: February 6, 2006, 05:07 PM »
 :o  can i have one.  that's crazy and almost insane.  if it wasn't for the 3.75 figures standing in it i'd of almost thought it was life size.
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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #11 on: February 6, 2006, 05:12 PM »
 :o Whoa man Ben would be proud!
That dio is so cool!
Nice use of different objects too.
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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #12 on: February 7, 2006, 09:26 AM »
That Diorama is just great.  The detail is amazing.  Can I ask how you get the stone wall looking finish?  Is that foam coar based?  Thanks!

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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #13 on: February 7, 2006, 10:26 AM »
Thanks Brent and everyone else, I appreciate the comments!  The walls are all styrofoam, cut or sculpted, and painted in a plaster.  I used Behr Wall Texture, but Plaster of Paris should work just fine.  The real trick is sanding it down to a nice finish before spray (or hand) painting it.
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Re: Daigo's SW customs and dioramas
« Reply #14 on: February 9, 2006, 10:30 PM »
This is a 12" Tarkin upgrade I had made a few months ago, but was unhappy with the face repaint and the Hasbro boots.  I repainted the head again (I was surprised to see how dark Tarkin's hair really is) and replaced the boots with a pair from opstoys.com.  The body is a Dragon doll, but the clothes and head are the Hasbro original.

 Old paintjob


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