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Offline Daigo-Bah

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Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« on: January 4, 2006, 11:18 AM »
Long story short: hurricane katrina flooded my collection room a couple feet, floated this dio around the room, and I salvaged much of it and rebuilt it with some new pieces.  Hope you like!









« Last Edit: January 4, 2006, 11:21 AM by Daigo-Bah »
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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #1 on: January 4, 2006, 11:37 AM »
This is easily one of the greatest works of art I've seen anyone do with foamcore.  I thought this was supposed to be a bit darker, but that's ok, I still love it.

The walkway up top just puts this one over the top, but it was already awesome.

Glad to see you were able to salvage this masterpiece from disaster!

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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #2 on: January 4, 2006, 11:39 AM »
Sorry to hear that you were hit by Hurricane Katrina  :-\
That dio looks incredible!  As CHEWIE said, it is definitely a great work of art!  Are those command consoles made out of foamcore too?
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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #3 on: January 4, 2006, 11:43 AM »
that is incredible! the background in the window and the over-head cat walks are really nice touches. great work on restoring and improving this incredible diorama and thanks for sharing it with us!
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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #4 on: January 4, 2006, 12:27 PM »
At first I thought this dio wasn't star wars scale size. Then I saw the emporer sitting there. This thing must be a couple of feet tall. Incrediable job on this. The only suggestion would be to make the gantry darker in color. It feels more like Bespin then the death star.
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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #5 on: January 4, 2006, 02:29 PM »
That is awesome. I really wish I could have seen this in person. Im sure the pics dont do it justice. Excellent work.

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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #6 on: January 4, 2006, 02:43 PM »
At first I thought this dio wasn't star wars scale size. Then I saw the emporer sitting there.

I thought the same thing the first time I saw it!  In the first few pictures especially, it really does look like a real place that one could walk through.  One can't tell that that's foamcore at all, that's how convincing it looks. 

Outstanding work.  It's so great that you were able to save this beauty from the wrath of Katrina! 

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Re: Final pics of my rebuilt Emp throne room with gantry
« Reply #7 on: January 4, 2006, 03:32 PM »
Absolutely breathtaking, Greg!  Man, that's right up there with Niub Niub's stuff.  I agree with Justin that it could probably go a shade darker, but regardless, it's perfect, and I want that thing!  8)

Sorry to hear about the Katrina damage.  Hopefully you didn't lose anything terribly cherished (or irreplaceable) from the collection room, or the rest of the house, for that matter.

Great to see you back though.

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