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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #195 on: December 5, 2006, 11:35 AM »
2 very good points from both pen and brent

So do we do a 9 x 9 layout? 
Shave off half a foot on each side. 

Pen, ships can sort of hang off the edge as long as the landing gear is on the 2' piece. then if you turn them diagonaly like parking, you could get longer ones there.
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Also, in my initial sketches, i had inlcuded some towers and and a gatweay into the city from the spaceport.
And back to pen's question, The hasbro millenium falcon is about 2' long. So i cant see us making any ships bigger than that,

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #196 on: December 9, 2006, 02:59 PM »
I definately like the layout and how the people can walk into almost the center of the dio. Thinking a 9x9 dio is probably the best considering the number of active people we have on this project it should be enough for each of us. Lets make a list of what buildings we want to create and place them on this grid. Then we can assign a building with certain dimensions to each of us.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #197 on: December 28, 2006, 03:11 PM »
Layout has been modified. to a 9x9 layout.

Check the art/concept thread for updated illustrations for the resume' ( if its not too late :( )

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #198 on: January 2, 2007, 01:38 AM »
I'M STILL WAITING FOR APROX DIMENSIONS FOR WHAT i HAVE COMMITED TO!  I HAVE ONE WEEK OF VACATION LEFT TO GET STARTED. JUST GIVE ME # OF RAVINES AND SIZES THAT CAN BE PLOPPED ON THIS 9X9 DIO. OTHERWISE  I MIGHT HAVE TO DEFFECT TO NIUB NIUB'S EXPO AT C4. oH BUY THE WHAY I HAVE SOME INSIDER NEWS ABOUT HIM BUT MUM IS THE WORD.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #199 on: January 2, 2007, 10:11 AM »
Real big! but I will wait t'ill he anounces it on his site.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #200 on: January 2, 2007, 01:34 PM »
DAMN!!!!!!!

Tellllllllllllllllll mmmmeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #201 on: January 2, 2007, 02:27 PM »
Looking forward to hearing what the news is going to be... hmmm...?

Also Patreek, sorry that we haven't been able to verify dimensions.  I think we've kind of had our hands tied as of late because we don't know 100% for sure if we are going to have the table.  We don't have the "influence" I guess that Niub Niub has, since he's already been able to announce officially what he's doing.

For number of ravines/etc, I don't know how many will fit.  How big are each ravine that you make?

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #202 on: January 2, 2007, 03:23 PM »
Ok. Here is what needs to be done. A map of the city needs to be drawn out on a grid. Each building needs to be identified and how many grid squares its going to take. After we are happy with the listing of buildings, we will assign each building to someone. I know Glassman wants to do the large sail-like tower for the center.

I think Glassman is working on the mapping right now.

As I stated in another thread, the large tower should be at the back of the dio. Since we are sure we will have a backwall, we can create a forced perspective background so the tower looks like its in the center of the dio instead of just the back.

We could also setup above the model a series of pvc pipes that we will use to suspend micromachine ships from to give more scale and a feeling of traffic.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #203 on: January 3, 2007, 02:28 AM »
There's a GOOD likelihood you'll have a backwall to work with too, so a roll-out background definitely is a good idea to consider, Paul.  Something to give some extended depth to the scene.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #204 on: January 3, 2007, 10:34 AM »
Maybe, the background could include all the terrain we couldnt fit.  Mountains, an extended spice mine.
Since it will be in perspecticve. it could go on forever.... ;D

Seriously. We could include an atmosphere, skyline with more cities/mining towns, I'll get to work, Anyone have/know someone who has a large format printer??


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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #205 on: January 3, 2007, 05:50 PM »
Glass, I do but I don't THINK it prints color...  I'll ask though.

What I'd look into if I were you is seeing what Kinko's even might be able to do if you format it.  You'd be amazed what they can get done for you.  I print out meshes and stuff for custom vehicles routinely, and full size or even overscaled for detailing.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #206 on: January 6, 2007, 10:14 PM »
The big news was that Niub Niub now works for ILM!!!!  I knew firts ha ha ha.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #207 on: February 22, 2007, 11:42 PM »
A while ago we had discussed more in depth about the Dantooine feel to it.  check out this link -

http://www.starwarsknights.com/images/Dantooine_1280.jpg

It's of a tree that is within a city wall.

Now, check out what is being made by Scheich -



But the darn tree won't be available until May.  If it were available now, I'd buy a few.  I'm pretty sure they are at least 10 inches tall, cost about $30.00 each (not cheap but I'd buy them).... Grrr.... anyone think they could make something like that on their own?

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2007, 08:03 PM »
Alright Dio team, be checking your PMs. Assignments are going out in the next few days here. :)

Patreek, I just sent you yours. I included the blueprints for your cliffs. your due date, and all the specifications.

If anyone of you have any requests to do a certain structure or if you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #209 on: February 24, 2007, 08:12 PM »
A while ago we had discussed more in depth about the Dantooine feel to it.  check out this link -

http://www.starwarsknights.com/images/Dantooine_1280.jpg

It's of a tree that is within a city wall.

Now, check out what is being made by Scheich -



But the darn tree won't be available until May.  If it were available now, I'd buy a few.  I'm pretty sure they are at least 10 inches tall, cost about $30.00 each (not cheap but I'd buy them).... Grrr.... anyone think they could make something like that on their own?

 :P

I'm pretty sure I could make several of those trees.   Do we have any recommendations for sizes?