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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #135 on: October 3, 2006, 09:05 PM »
I got a bad feelin about this !
 Maybe I need to make a few modifications if you have some suggestions?
Something is not right.
I know I'm not happy with it. Hey it happens.
This is one pic

I will send a link to the other pics on photobucket in my next update.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #136 on: October 3, 2006, 09:08 PM »

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #137 on: October 4, 2006, 10:54 AM »
Patreek, I think this came out pretty nice looking.  I like that technique for making rock walls.  I really does work.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #138 on: October 4, 2006, 02:50 PM »
Patreek,
I like it also. What or where did you get those purple/pink things on the last 2 shots? Eucalyptuas you used looks good too. I might have to try some out myself now for one of the trees I'm working on.

I would change the white flowers you have in the canyon. Make them more curvy, like they grow up, but do to the weigh they arc down.  Also maybe next time you can add a filler to the foam-core to give that more of a natural rock look. Foam-core just doesn't look right without some filler or covering IMO. Other than that it looks really good.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #139 on: October 4, 2006, 08:42 PM »
       Ya something is not right about the foam core. I got an idea for that later. I looked at some of the landscape  pics (Daigo-bah and another from Yackface .com)and noticed greyish type (limestone type rocks). What do you guys think? Right know it looks too Geonosis.
       All the flowers are from the dollarama. Do you have that chain of stores in the US? I'm sure You can get them at any dollar store. I also used Stake spice from the dollar store for some vegetation on the plateau. Can you be more specific about the plants that you have resevations about. (Which ones are the white ones).

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #140 on: October 5, 2006, 04:52 AM »
I haven't here of that store before. The dollar stores around me don't have much in that type of stuff. I might be able to find that at Michaels or some place like that.

Anyway, this is the one I'm refering too white flowers:

They would look really live like with an arch to them.

And this one I want to know about:

Looks really cool.
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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #141 on: October 5, 2006, 03:24 PM »
What a great looking canyon. It looks like real rock and I like the plants. The scale is very much in line. Are those real flowers. Is this going to require watering? I think what would be cool is to have a small stream going thru the canyon. Some kind of clear plastic might work here. Maybe a waterfall? It would be even better to have real water.
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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #142 on: October 5, 2006, 05:44 PM »
Wow! Really excellent work on the canyon. Hopefully I can get off my butt and get involved in the project now that I got some time to customize.
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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #143 on: October 5, 2006, 09:11 PM »
Cool, Sarge, either send Clone Comander 1 or I a PM giving us your first and last name, Email, and screen name, this way we'll get you hooked up with a newsletter

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #144 on: October 5, 2006, 09:33 PM »
I've made a few modification's myself

I fixed the dried up river bed
I changed the iner canyon to limestone
I made the hanging white plants point more straight down
 ...and few surprises.

should I add more of the same foliage on the plateau?

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #145 on: October 6, 2006, 08:47 AM »
Patreek, did you take more pictures?  I'd like to see the modifications.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #146 on: October 6, 2006, 09:51 AM »
Yes, more foliage on the plateau.
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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #147 on: October 6, 2006, 09:56 AM »
This is coming together excellently Patreek. Though I still see a little pink foamcore from a couple of spots, I think its looking sweet so far. I agree with Phruby though, you should add a few more plants.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #148 on: October 7, 2006, 09:47 PM »
I think it's time to take charge (at least as far as my  contribution is concerned). I don't think I can make it to C4. Therefore  i need to figure out what I can commit to. I noticed at Yack face some dude showed an expencive version of a rock face from Michaels. I am here to tell you that I can offer something very similar with very litle cost in production. Being in Canada, I can mass produce the following item and ship for a reasonable cost (it styrofoam). It took one night to make it. To be very honest I don't know who the top man is but I think if you view my step by step  pics of the following, it would be nice if I could get approval to be responsible for making these rock faces.  Hang on here we go.




Steped layered Styro



Exacto knife magic



Just a layer of latex paint mixed with water. I need a protective layer to reduce the effect of what I call the mega step.



Gauge with a knife to also  prep for the mega step.



MEGA STEP!!! A harsh layer of spray paint to corrode the styro to make it more rocky.




I used plaster of paris but nextime I will use dry wall compound and more of it in order to reduce the step effect of the styro sheets.




Layer os Tatooine sand paint



Layer of brown for fun (spray)




Final layer of gey spay then drybrush of black and white.

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Re: UGP - Diorama Construction/Design Updated 9/8 With New Assignments
« Reply #149 on: October 7, 2006, 11:12 PM »
That may be something I'll take you up on patreek. We are going to need to figure out exactly what the terrain will look like so we can get the right shapes and the right ammount of rocks, etc. Stay tuned though, I think that you will probably end up prefabing a lof the rock faces for us.
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