Author Topic: A diorama in honor of Scott, Willrow, and TESB 30th anniversary!  (Read 2599 times)

Offline Daigo-Bah

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Here are a couple reference shots first; note the asian guy version of Willrow's outfit (I think they are the custodians of cloud city; you can see one when the heroes first arrive onto cloud city, who seems to be cleaning the windows or walls):







I normally like to have identical details, but I changed a few things for necessity (like the guard holding the silver piece in his other arm; I'm missing his hand so needed to do that!).  More info after the pics:



















Ok, some details: first of all, every figure was hot-glued onto the floor to maintain the running posture.  I tried to balance them as much as possible so that the hot glue would hold them in place easily.  Lando is the VOTC version with the head from the Falcon co-pilot version.  Leia is the POTJ version spraypainted whiter (her outfit is MUCH brighter in the film than on the figure), and the 3PO is the only extra I had: the Ultra escape pod version.  The asian Willrow uses the POTF2 Y-Wing pilot head, and the yellow shirt guy is the Falcon Lando body with Sandstorm Han head slightly cut to alter it a little.  CC Guard #1 is the Legacy head painted caucasian, and CC guard #2 is the black Endor trooper head.  The cylindrical "lights" are soda cans dressed with foamie pieces, rubber bands, and a zip-tie all spray-painted white.  The rest of the effect is natural lighting, which is great for a Cloud City dio!

Happy 30th Anniversary to TESB!
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Offline Master_Phruby

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That's totally picture perfect! I can't see anything wrong with it. Are you going to send it to Scott?
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Superb.   :D
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Wow, NICE.  I was wondering how you kept those figures in a running/moving posture.  Very creative with the soda can lights.  Impressive.

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That is fantastic, well done!  8)

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That Cloud City guard looks excellent as a white guy.  That's a pretty basic repaint but it's effective.

The whole dio looks excellent, though.  Congrats on a job well done.

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That's frakkin' awesome! Great job!

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Thanks, everyone!  I decided to do this scene partially because of the silly collectors who lamented Willrow's creation.  He is the focus of this dio, though I was able to put many figures in there anyway!  Thanks also to Scott for putting this on the front page  :-*
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awesome!

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That is bad ass!!! Another really amazing job, man!
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I had been following your progress with great interest at RS... seeing the final shots looks amazing.  I also dig the second chubby orange suited fellow running in front of Willrow... priceless.  The hanging cylinders from the ceiling are very impressive too and give this a real movie set feel.

It really is too bad we'll never see Hasbro make scenes like this as some sort of membership exclusive for the collectors that are willing to pay a premium price for such amazing ways to display out figures.   :-\

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Made me Smile big  ;D
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 08:29 AM by Theta 288 »