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ROTJ rebel meeting diorama (5/28)
« on: March 16, 2007, 05:00 PM »
Hey everyone!  Just finished my latest dio (it was complicated as hell).  I'm still working on a few custom figures for it, but here are the completed pics.  If you're interested in the WIP, I have a thread at RS (sorry :P) with several pics.  Hope you enjoy!





Here are various angles of the dio; you might notice a couple of minor customs, and I'm working on a few more.  I'm also greatly anticipating the VTAC Leia to replace the POTJ one, and the A-Wing pilot later in the year.  We need more pilots!!   









« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 06:41 PM by Daigo-Bah »
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 05:08 PM »
totally ******* awesome.  :o
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 06:29 PM »
Holy ****.  Mind blowingly awesome as usual.

I wonder if Hasbro could force that on us for $40-50?
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 06:33 PM »
Oh my.....


Um, I just got my tax return, I'll give it to you in return for that dio.


Well, ok, maybe not, but man it's tempting! This is something I've ALWAYs wanted to make and you have nailed it friggin' perfectly my friend! The details are astounding!

I'm going over to RS & stealing your ideas right the hell now.  ;D
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 06:55 PM »
That is so sweet!  I haven't been to RS in a long while, looks like I missed some amazing work.  I'm speechless.

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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007, 10:19 PM »
 ;D I saw this at RS.It was totally amazing!
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2007, 02:47 AM »
Pretty slick diorama as usual DB.  I've watched some of the production photos and wondered when you gonna actually post something here. :)

Is it styrene, foam core, or a mixture of that and some wood and things?  Either way, it's incredibly realistic.  An outstanding job as usual.
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2007, 09:02 AM »
Thanks guys!  JJ, I always consider posting the WIP here, but I thought it might get to be too bulky of a thread for one diorama as opposed to just posting the completed pics.  I'd be happy to do the WIP thread here though  ;D.  The entire dio is foamcore with some foamie and posterboard where needed.  The holo table is a combination of plumbing pieces and a circular ceiling vent.  I have yet to use styrene in anything I've done, but I am interested in checking it out!
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007, 10:37 AM »
That is some awesome work. Great eye for detail there, Daigo-bah!

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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2007, 06:11 PM »
Man that is one hell of a dio the detail is amazing terriffic work mate.

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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2007, 06:24 PM »
I find your lack of Dresselians disturbing.

 :)

(I think there were 3)
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2007, 12:20 AM »
Lol, Dressel, wait a couple days because I have already customized a seated one from the POTF2 version and the recent Endor trooper.  I just have to paint him!
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007, 12:36 AM »
Amazing work!  I've seen a couple of Rebel briefing dioramas over the years, but this one really shines in comparison.  I agree with you that we need some more Rebel Pilots, though.  There are at least a couple that might fit your diorama well.  Namely, Nien Numb, Arvel Crynyd & Ten Nunb (POTF2 Rebel Pilots cinema scene - uncustomized :) ) and the pilot from the SAGA A-Wing.  But I can see just as much value in not cluttering up such an awesome diorama so that you can take in some of the details.

I don't know if this idea would fit with your overall concept, but one thing I've been doing in my Rebel briefing diorama is the use of a couple of old accessories.  The big one being the planet Endor itself, from the POTF2 Complete Galaxy series.  And the other being the holographic Death Star 2 which was packed in with the POTJ R2-Q5.  Those might totally take this piece over the top, although the opaque Endor might be a distraction since it's meant to be a transparent hologram.
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2007, 12:02 PM »
That looks great, you always make kick*** dios. Maybe some brighter pics would be cool!
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Re: ROTJ rebel meeting diorama
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2007, 04:30 PM »
I hate to sound repetitive, but WOW.  Brilliant work, as always Greg.  I hate it when you and a couple other talented fellas show off your wares, 'cause it makes my collection feel completely worthless since I can't make cool scenes like you guys!  Very jealous, I am.  :P

That's an interesting suggestion there by Nick too, on the CG Endor planet and holo Death Star piece.  I'd be quite interested to see how those look together (Nick, got any pix?).

Looking forward to seeing the Briefing after your polishing touches with the last few figures you add in Greg.  Keep 'em coming.  I always love (and hate) admiring your work...

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