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Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« on: January 26, 2008, 02:57 PM »
I started on a new small dio the other day, the Cloud City torture scene.  Studying the pics of the movie set, I noticed that the walls are weathered metal siding (like a tin roof), the floor is a reddish color, and there is a small control room off to the left.  So I made the floors and wall from cardboard with the top layer ripped off and foamcore, respectively.  The wall struts are strips of very soft craft wood (and will be what I use to make the struts that hold up the slatted ceiling).  There are 2 wall "seats" (similar to the slab that they lay Han on after he's tortured) sticking out the wall in this scene, so I made them from foamcore and painted them gloss black.  The lighting in my room makes the floor look a bit more orange than it really is; the spraypaint was actually red oxide primer from WM.  I included a couple pics for scale, but I still have quite a lot of work to do on the ceiling, column struts, and control room background.  More to come!







« Last Edit: February 4, 2008, 03:21 PM by Daigo-Bah »
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 09:25 PM »
That is looking very good. Can't wait to see more!
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 09:31 PM »
 8) You build the most sweetest lookin' Dioramas.
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 05:00 PM »
That looks fantastic. 

I love this kind of thing...the cardboard walls is an inspired and resourceful approach.  Already this is looking bang-on...love the color choice as well.

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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 08:28 PM »
You are off to a great start as always Greg. I'll be really interested to see how this one turns out. I love your use of the cardboard ribbing for the walls. The color choice looks just about right from what I remember.
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 09:32 PM »
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/26)
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 09:37 PM »
Today I made the little control room off to the left, and an unpainted first part of the ceiling.  Tomorrow I hope to do more with the ceiling and start on the struts.





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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (1/31)
« Reply #7 on: February 1, 2008, 06:48 PM »
Today I spraypainted the ceiling part and hot glued it in place.  I also made the ceiling trim for the transition from wall to ceiling (it's kind of in shadow in the pics).  I also made the 4 posts that will hold up the slatted ceiling parts, from strips of balsa wood and foamies.  Those will be spraypainted dark grey shortly.







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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/1)
« Reply #8 on: February 4, 2008, 08:57 AM »
Excellent update. It already look fantastic from the get go, but now...
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/1)
« Reply #9 on: February 4, 2008, 03:21 PM »
Here are a couple pics of the painted struts that will soon hold up the slatted ceiling (which is a labor intensive b!tch, by the way  :p).



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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« Reply #10 on: February 4, 2008, 05:37 PM »
Well, when you were showing the WIP pictures, it was impressive.  Now it's obvious you're just showing us film footasge from ESB.  ;D

Seriously, awesome job.  Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« Reply #11 on: February 4, 2008, 06:08 PM »
Really like it so far. The supports look great, and if you're going for the same kind of detail with the ceiling piece, I don't doubt the labor-intensity involved. I have no doubt it will be worth it.
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« Reply #12 on: February 6, 2008, 07:43 PM »
Here are several pics of the 95% done stage, I think.  All that's left is the circular ceiling part above Han's head (sort of a large vent looking thing). Thanks for all the great comments and encouragement   ;D













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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« Reply #13 on: February 6, 2008, 10:33 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: Cloud City Torture WIP (2/4)
« Reply #14 on: February 7, 2008, 08:59 AM »
Fantastic.

I like seeing the progression of the dio. Well done.
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