Holy ****. This thread sure was dead and buried... all the way back on Page 9. It has been almost two years since I have posted anything hew here.
I don't have any figure updates at the moment but I do have a new shelf display that I just finished. I desgined it primarily for my Stargate figures, but it is generic enough that it works for Star Wars too.
I have to clean up the sides (not pictured) but other than that I'm done with it. Originally I was just going to make a plain old white foamcore display to raise up my figures. Realizing that was boring, I decided to do something in the same vein as Muftak's shelf displays
. I'd be lying if I said I didn't take a lot of inspiration from Bobb's work. I really tried to combine form and function on this display. I wanted this to primarily be a shelf, but have elements of nature mixed in. I built in a removable Stargate on the top shelf there. I wanted to have in partially in the ground like most gates are. In the event I want to use this for Star Wars figures I can just take the Gate off and it becomes a generic display. The DHD, and the lichen bushes are also removable.
The base is made from several layers of pink insulation foam that I sculpted with some hobby knives. It was then plastered with plaster of paris mixed with a bit of kitty liter (I'm going to try something else besides kitty litter next time, it was a pain to work with). I painted it first with a dark grey base coat, then with a black wash, a brown wash, and then finished off with some drybrushing. For the greenery I just used some Woodlands Scenics model railroad supplies. I really wish I would have used this method when making the terrain for the UGP, it would have turned out a lot better I think. The grass mats are nice and quick I suppose but tthis looks a lot more realistic. It is easier to give the ground subtleelevation changes and it is really easy to layer several types of material for more natural ground cover. It looks really cool in places when some of the rocks poke throught the grass.
I had so much fun making this that I really want to make a few more. I've been brainstorming trying to come up with something that would work for my Galactica figures, and then Star Wars as well. I think these kind of displays really work nicely and don't really take up a whole lot of room. Enough of my blathering here it is: (click the thumbnails)
The pictures are kind of crappy and the flashed washed out some of the detail. I should have taken shot shots at an angle to show the depth of the thing... oh well. I'll try to update with those at some point. Let me know what you guys think.