Everyone has been posting so much here lately I wanted to join the crowd, I felt like such a tool for never posting anything.
Unfortunatley it's nothing new, I posted this at that other site about a month and a half ago.
This is something I've really wanted to make for awhile now. I'm as big of an SG-1 as I am of Star Wars. The modular design was in part inspired by Muftak's Cloud City and Death Star, and in part by practicality, because of it's sheer size. It is in scale with the 3 3/4" figures. Since they don't make SG-1 figures, I've got to make all of them myself. The Gateroom itself is 40" deep x 27" wide x 29" tall. I've got most of the basic prefab in the Gateroom done. It is almost all ready for texture and paint then all of the details. I think the biggest challenge for this whole project is going to be building the Stargate itself. Ideally I want it to be able to spin and light up. I have a feeling this is going to take me a long time to complete, but it has been really fun so far. I'll update this thread as I go.
I should also mention that this is my first diorama that I've made. Well you know what they say, Go big or go home.
Here are some pictures of the prefab for the Gateroom. I threw Madine in ther for a better idea of the actual size. He is chillin' about 6 inches from the back wall.
I can't wait to work on it again, I've only got two weeks of school left then I'm headed home for summer break I can start working on it. I got some advice froom NiubNiub and theWOOK at C3 so hopefully I can make some progress. The gateroom itself will have a removable roof and back wall so I can access the room, both doors work. It is going to be really complicated, I plan on giving it lots of elctronics, hopefully all the lights will actually work and I plan on lighting up the computer screesn and alarms as well. And I need to put a removable light behing the gate to cast so blue light on the room. If it goes as planned this thing should be really cool, I don't want to toot my own horn, but hopefully it'll be one of the coolest out there. I doubt that for some reason though
It is also going to have a working elevator,probably not electronic, but it should work. And from what I've seen it'll be one of a kind, I've seen a LEGO version, it was cool but not very accurate. In addtion to the Gateroom I'm going to build several more rooms.
As of right now I plan on making
- The Gateroom (Embarcation room as it is formally called)
- Hammond/O'Neill/Weir/Bauer's office, possibly with each different furniture arangment
- Several Hallways to conect it all (both the circular and straigh kind)
And I'll probably make these as well
- A "VIP" Room (the prison rooms) or 2
- and maybe more If I don't get sick of them
So yeah I got a lot of work ahead of me, hopefully you guys will stick around on these boards well after ROTS so I can share these, I don't plan on leave here until I'm the last one left
Oh and on top of that I have to make quite a few figures to stick in this whole thing. So I've got to do that too. Eventually I hope to turn out an SG-1 photonovel as well, maybe using SG-1 but I'll probably use a different SG team so I can explore them a bit more. Meaning I'll have to make a second gate as well to stick in some offworld dioramas. I'm never going to finish this
I'll update here when I make some progress, next up is to support the walls (boring) and the attach the back wall with a hinge and the top with a clamp or something similar, then texturise the room. Once it is textured I can paint and add the plexiglass windows and fix them up.