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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2005, 12:17 PM »
Here's another cool one from the folks at Starconstrux -





More pics here - http://www.starconstrux.de/index11.html

I think this is something I will attempt someday...

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2005, 03:27 PM »
Wow, that Geonosian Arena looks fantastic!  Man, I want one!
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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #47 on: August 9, 2005, 06:24 AM »
This thread has sat idle too long. Here's one. It's an oldy but a goody. It's one of Owen's Death Star Gun Gun Turrets. I believe this beauty is in CHEWIE's collection now. :)

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #48 on: September 6, 2005, 03:59 PM »
Ok, here's one that some of you may not have seen yet by Mr. Owen D.  I am the happy owner of this one too now.





For pics click on the link - http://www.owenscustoms.com/communicationstower.html

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #49 on: September 6, 2005, 04:26 PM »
Whoa, Owen D does some great work!  That Comm. Tower is friggin' amazing!  I love the weathering paint job that he did, it looks very realistic.
Those command consoles are great too! 
Is this set made entirely out of foamcore or does Owen use something else in constructing these?
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #50 on: September 6, 2005, 04:44 PM »
They're actually made out of styrene, so they are very sturdy - even better quality than the plastic Hasbro seems to use.

I can't recommend Owen's work enough... if anyone ever needs a custom diorama, he's the guy to contact.

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #51 on: September 6, 2005, 06:00 PM »
I've heard about styrene - are hobby shops the only place to get that?  It sounds pretty good, but I've never seen it  :-\
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #52 on: September 6, 2005, 06:19 PM »
It appears that the smaller hobby shops are the only brick and mortar places that carry it.  Here's a link to buying it online -

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=styrene&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wf

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #53 on: September 6, 2005, 06:22 PM »
I bought some at a HobbyTown USA. Hobby Lobby and other huge chain stores don't sell it. It is only at small model/hobby shops. You can find a list of retailiers on either of these sites.

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/

http://www.plastruct.com/
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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #54 on: September 6, 2005, 06:53 PM »
Thanks for the head's up on styrene guys, I'm definitely going to look into it when I get a chance  8)
The scariest thing that I've ever seen,
Is the terrible AT-AT walking machine.
It's as big as a house on walking legs,
and whatever it steps on it crushes like eggs.

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #55 on: September 7, 2005, 12:49 AM »
Yeah, I saw this on Owen's site and it's damn amazing!

I'm sure we'll be seeing it a lot in the upcoming adventures of Ryrof and company!
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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #56 on: September 7, 2005, 01:16 AM »
Yeah, I saw this on Owen's site and it's damn amazing!

I'm sure we'll be seeing it a lot in the upcoming adventures of Ryrof and company!

Yep, it will have several "homes" in the photonovel series for sure.   :)

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2005, 12:25 PM »
This is LEGO... but my God, it's cool!



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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2005, 12:40 PM »
Now that is the first lego diorama that I really like for Star Wars.

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Re: Diorama/Playset Spotlight
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2005, 02:33 PM »
WOW.

I am green with envy.