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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #240 on: March 19, 2007, 12:35 PM »
Wow Patreek, great work on the cliffs... they look awesome!  The waterfall is nice... I think that I spot a section of pink insulation foam in there... or am I wrong?  Even if the waterfall were converted into a rock section it would still look great.  Awesome, simply awesome work man.

For shipping what I would suggest is carefully wrapping each piece in a plastic trash bag, then putting them into a large box with a few plastic baggies squeezed in to protect the contents.  At least it will be lightweight, so shipping shouldn't cost TOO much I hope.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #241 on: March 19, 2007, 12:44 PM »
WOW! These are fantastic! Those cliffs look like real rock. It would be cool to have a real working waterfall. Maybe your could take a part a battery operated table top fountain?

I love those trees Brent and the landscape looks great! This is really happening is it? The world is really coming together. My hat is off to you guys. We need to show these pictures on the front pages of Yak and JD to get more people over here to help out.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #242 on: March 19, 2007, 01:18 PM »
Thanks i feel relieved from the feedback.

Please dont post that pic. Let me send you better ones. The blue is just an indication of where the fake water falls are going. Ryan is the one doing the water so ask him about real water.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #243 on: March 19, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Patreek - I LOVE the cliffs.  Outstanding work.  I like how this project is starting to show some life and come together!

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #244 on: March 19, 2007, 11:03 PM »
Just wanted to let you guys know what I will be doing at C IV. I am teaming up with Niub on a little side project. In the last few months I have been experimenting with rubber molds and plastic castings. I've made 5 models of Ewok figures so far. My goal is to make 200. Fans will be able to pic and paint an Ewok and display it in the Ewok Village. Fans will pick up their figure on the last day (Monday).  Niub showed these pics to ILM and they are going to feature these pics on Star Wars .com

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #245 on: March 20, 2007, 09:23 AM »
Sweetness!!  I love the ewoks, very nice.  I'm definitely going to do one of those.  However, I may need someone from the UGP to help me out on Monday for shipping it home  ;)

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #246 on: March 20, 2007, 09:50 AM »
Very cool. These will look great in the Endor diorama. It's funny starwars.com showing off effectively 'bootleg' ewoks to help hipe C4. I'm sure Hasbro must be thrilled.
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #247 on: March 20, 2007, 10:45 AM »
I've already looked into the issue of bootleg. As long as I don't sell them

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #248 on: March 22, 2007, 11:37 PM »
Update on the city wall - I got to thinking, and changed the material on the wall from insulation foam to wood.  I went to Lowes, bought some stuff, and did a lot of cutting and nailing pieces together tonight.  It will cost more to ship, but ultimately it will be a lot more durable and I can put more detail into it I think.  I don't have the best tools in the world and cutting it with a hacksaw was a pain in the ass... but I think it will be better off that way.

Here's what the layout is looking like right now - I really hope this is ok with you guys -



The bars on the gate will be removable, and will actually be about 36 inches long, just 26 inches will show if the dimension is squeezed into 6 feet.  Of course it could be stretched out too.

Now... IF I have time, I'll add an option center piece that can stand as a tower between the two walls, and connect the gate - that way one gate could be open, another closed.  I don't want to commit to that though, but if I can get to it I will.  Right now I'm still in the process of finishing my basement and the baby room so time's limited.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #249 on: March 25, 2007, 12:46 AM »
Question: Does the city have a name?

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #250 on: March 25, 2007, 03:01 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think so.... Just a name for the Planet :-\

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #251 on: March 25, 2007, 03:41 PM »
How about     Ugpipolis   or Ugpapolis or Ugpanapolis (memories ov C3)?   LOL  :P
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #252 on: March 25, 2007, 04:55 PM »
Sure if you can pronouce it for me at C4.  ;D ;)
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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #253 on: March 25, 2007, 05:54 PM »
I was just joking but it would be pronounounced

UUHHG panapolis.

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Re: The Ultimate Group Project - Diorama Construction/Design
« Reply #254 on: March 25, 2007, 06:05 PM »
 ;D

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