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Muftak's Displays--Updated 8/17
« on: January 29, 2008, 04:15 PM »
Recently I decided it is time to get the full collection out of storage and display it. To this end, I began designing shelf displays to mount on the wall. They are pretty scene-specific, but I wanted to leave them neutral and generic enough for some flexibility.

The first one I tackled was a Cantina display:













I decided to do the alcoves as a second level, figuring in my mind that since they were pick-up shots in the movie it was okay for them to be removed physically in that way. The bar pieces and tables are removable from the floor, and the curved bar sections fit in there too. The band stand accomodates 5 Modal Nodes.

I originally intended for this to double as a Jabba's Palace display, with the band stand becoming Jabba's throne and the Rebo band going where the bar is, but I have since decided to build another level on the top to hold Jabba and his goons.

I learned a lot while building this one.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 10:48 AM by Muftak »
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 04:27 PM »
Using what I learned I next attempted an Imperial display:













One of the things I learned right away was that, once the thing was loaded down with figures, the sides of it become very noticable. You will see I detailed the outside of this shelf pretty heavily, and I plan to go back and add more texture to the Cantina as well.

This is a mish-mash of Imperial architectures, most notably the SD Bridge, with some Death Star walls thrown in at the back. I intend for this to be a base for another display, so I put the K-shaped wall pieces in as supports.

The big computer console at the back is removable; I plan to make a little window setup to swap with it for an optional Emperor's Throne Room right there.

I think I am getting the hang of these, and have quite a few more planned. Stay tuned, and thanks for looking!
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 09:21 PM »
They look great! I'm really diggin' the Imperial display. Awesome job! Can you imagine this with some fiber optic lights? That would be Rad! Keep up the good work.

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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 09:47 PM »
amazing man. nice work.
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 03:33 PM »
What a fabulous idea.  I may definitely be stealing this idea for my own use!

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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 05:03 PM »
I wish I could see them. I've got red x's.
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #6 on: February 1, 2008, 10:28 AM »
I assume these are made from styrene? 

Really amazing work on both of these.  The rougher edges of the cantina are beautifully captured (I can't get over the paint job on the walls), as are the clean, precise lines of the Star Destroyer interior.  I cannot emphasize enough how cool these are...they serve both as playsets and display shelves wonderfully. 

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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #7 on: February 1, 2008, 04:32 PM »
WOW. This is amazing work, Muftak. Very cool!
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #8 on: February 7, 2008, 05:09 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words.

I mounted the shelves the other day, and got around to placing my figures:









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The Imperial shelf has nearly all of the figures it was designed to hold...not many left to get there, though the EU figures will eventually be leaving for their own space. The Cantina is pretty sparse looking though...here's looking forward to all the characters left to be made there.

I assume these are made from styrene?

Actually, my preferred medium is foamcore and foamies, so these are 100% that.

Next up, I plan to start on a Hoth shelf, and see how well that goes.
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #9 on: February 8, 2008, 01:36 AM »
Wow! That is some amazing work. Hard to believe that the foamcore and foamies are holding and supporting all of those figures. You have me wanting to try my hand at some of these!

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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #10 on: February 8, 2008, 12:41 PM »
Very cleaver shelf displays. I can tell there was a lot of hard work done here and it pays off. I think it would be cool to add some lighting elements to the displays. That would add some cool shadow effects to the cantina and really show off the figures more. Excellent work!
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #11 on: February 8, 2008, 07:50 PM »
I love it!  I'm sorry I missed this before!
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #12 on: February 9, 2008, 09:10 AM »
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Fantastic! The detailing is remarkable.
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #13 on: February 9, 2008, 12:16 PM »
Great work, Muftak, these are awesome. I wish Hasbro would do something like this, a display shelf diorama thingy line.
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Re: Muftak's Custom Shelf Displays
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 03:25 PM »
I agree with everyone else: excellent work in combining detailed dio making with functional shelves. Looking forward to your future dioshelves!  8)