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SFMA Big Spring Build Contest => SFMA Big Spring Build Contest 2014 => Topic started by: Tankton on February 28, 2014, 09:00:49 am

Title: Rebel Base Diarama (Diorama)
Post by: Tankton on February 28, 2014, 09:00:49 am
Here it is.
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Post by: dlots1701a on February 28, 2014, 09:07:13 am
good to go Tankton
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Post by: billski on February 28, 2014, 02:23:50 pm
Good luck Tankton, never seen this kit built so looking forward to your build logs
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Post by: The Model Dude on February 28, 2014, 03:11:32 pm
I was outbid on one of these fellows on ebay not so long ago; I will enjoy seeing you build this one up (I may end up stealing some ideas you come up with once I get one of my own).  I wish you fun and success, with the build up and the contest!   8)
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Post by: Macupar on February 28, 2014, 03:14:16 pm
Looking forward to seeing this. Good luck!
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Post by: Julien on February 28, 2014, 03:35:10 pm
Looking forward to it ! Love those Star Wars Diorama !
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Post by: AnythingSciFi on February 28, 2014, 03:46:53 pm
This is gonna be so cool!
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Post by: Joe Boss Red Seven on February 28, 2014, 03:47:39 pm
"I'll get her out on The Falcon!"
 8)
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Post by: fumblethumbs on March 01, 2014, 07:54:56 am
Yep, I've been chompin' at the bit to see what you have in store for us
with this build Cam!!
Hope she all goes well for you!
Have fun with it!   :)
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Post by: Tankton on March 01, 2014, 07:02:02 pm
Day One... Had to work.

Opened the box.

That's about it for today.


Actually I'm experimenting with how to make vaccuformed plastic look like real ice and snow.
Pictures show textured look. Sugar used on left and cornmeal on right. Sugar looks more in scale.
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Post by: jmilesmusicman on March 02, 2014, 01:10:26 am
Very Cool! I had the exterior Hoth Base with the Walkers and Speeders. Loved that kit when I was a kid... I wonder where it ever got off to? Anyway, lookingofrward to following along on your build. May the Force be With You!
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Post by: big game nerd on March 02, 2014, 04:52:15 am
Looks good, I have never used sugar or cornmeal to replicate snow so  Ill be watching to see how it turns out.  I have used spackle and sand before, or white glue, sand, and paint.  Look forward to see how it comes together.
Steve
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Post by: Lufty on March 02, 2014, 03:04:54 pm
Small decals anyone??

Hehe, they don't look as small as PL 1:2500 decals!  ;)
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Post by: Joe Boss Red Seven on March 02, 2014, 03:17:57 pm
The Roach Bugs like Sugar & Corn.
 :P
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Post by: Tankton on March 02, 2014, 03:27:10 pm
Roaches don't like it covered in paint though.
Sand was to large and uniform. The sugar dissolves
a little and is less uniform. After paint and clear sealer
it works great.
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Post by: DizWhiz on March 02, 2014, 08:19:59 pm
Very cool idea and it's looking great. Sad about the angry cockroaches though  ;)
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Post by: Tankton on March 02, 2014, 09:28:24 pm
A Little Lighting.

Scratch building the control consoles. Looks like it
might turn out okay.
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Post by: fumblethumbs on March 03, 2014, 06:46:51 pm
Better than OK.
Looking great Cam!
 :)
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Post by: paubin on March 03, 2014, 06:58:21 pm
We'll have to see if Hoth gets invaded by giant ants next summer. If so use can tell everyone it's a combo of Star Wars and Land of the Giants......lol :)
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Post by: RE202 on March 03, 2014, 10:20:32 pm
Or,, the classic Sci-Fi flick 'Them!'
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Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on March 04, 2014, 01:42:26 am
had pieces of this one back in the day. just found the ATAT's. let me know if you need some extra ones for parts or what have you.

Good luck!
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Post by: The Model Dude on March 04, 2014, 10:50:56 am
Man, that is some small details to be working with.  Things are looking sharp and clean so far!   :)
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Post by: wolf 359 on March 04, 2014, 12:37:48 pm
Very nice Tankton! This is starting well.
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Post by: DizWhiz on March 04, 2014, 01:58:58 pm
Awesome work on the consoles they look great.
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Post by: AnythingSciFi on March 04, 2014, 02:04:21 pm
Man, after all that work on day one how can you do it?   =)
Title: Re: Rebel Base Diarama (Diorama)
Post by: Tankton on March 08, 2014, 02:00:34 am
Started running FO for the transport. Lighting underneath and
for the engines. Also redid large panel graphics. First one looked
cartoony.
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Post by: billski on March 08, 2014, 02:24:47 am
I am really enjoying the work you are doing here Tankton, great job
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Post by: Tankton on March 08, 2014, 02:54:55 am
Thanks Bill. Just sort of winging it. Not really making a plan, just trying
some different things out. It's only plastic after all.
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Post by: billski on March 08, 2014, 03:23:44 am
Well its certainly working 8)
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Post by: jguard68 on March 08, 2014, 07:20:46 am
Good start! Looking forward to more progress.
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Post by: Tankton on March 08, 2014, 06:56:44 pm
The fleet is coming around.
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Post by: Tankton on March 08, 2014, 09:42:58 pm
Computer Control and Cranes and such.
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Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on March 08, 2014, 09:45:06 pm
awww! :) they look like little tonk a trucks!!! :P looking good tank! keep it up!
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Post by: Tankton on March 09, 2014, 06:03:48 pm
Basic construction complete. Down to detailing and weathering
then assembly of base. Will be taking a break so as not to finish
too soon. Also got the little people done.
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Post by: wolf 359 on March 12, 2014, 10:33:07 am
Very nice. It looks like a cool kit.
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Post by: Kitguy3 on March 12, 2014, 12:51:53 pm
Nice clean job on those figures.
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Post by: fumblethumbs on March 12, 2014, 04:23:44 pm
Yeah, everything is looking great!  Nice work!
 :)
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Post by: AnythingSciFi on March 12, 2014, 05:41:42 pm
Looking good!

Did those ships come with the kit?
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Post by: Tankton on March 12, 2014, 07:52:04 pm
Every thing came with the kit except decals. I made them myself by resizing various
ones from other kits. I didn't like the command console and communication console
so I scratch built new ones so I could back light them.
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Post by: big game nerd on March 12, 2014, 08:12:57 pm
Looking great Tankton.  That sugar  did turn out quite well, I will keep that in mind. 
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Post by: billski on March 13, 2014, 01:16:35 am
Superb work Tankton
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Post by: DizWhiz on March 14, 2014, 12:39:21 am
So many small detailed parts! Great work.
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Post by: Tankton on March 16, 2014, 07:26:38 pm
Minor update. Coming up with wrap around background
for base.
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Post by: AnythingSciFi on March 16, 2014, 08:12:44 pm
Those are nice, would make grest computer wallpaper!
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Post by: wolf 359 on March 19, 2014, 01:53:25 pm
That will look nice when you are done!
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Post by: Tankton on March 19, 2014, 07:45:51 pm
I incorporated a photo of the actual set in one of them.
Can you find it?
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Post by: fumblethumbs on March 20, 2014, 06:45:13 pm
I'll take a stab.  Lower right of pic #1?
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Post by: jguard68 on March 20, 2014, 07:13:09 pm
I agree with Jeff! Liking your progress!!
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Post by: Tankton on March 20, 2014, 07:42:30 pm
Right you are Fumble. I tried to blend it in as best as possible
but Photoshop really isn't my best work.
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Post by: The Model Dude on March 25, 2014, 09:51:14 am
Lots of smaller pieces that you are adding some great detail too!  I love it.   8)
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Post by: Tankton on April 13, 2014, 11:33:18 pm
New update. Worked on base of diorama here are some pics.
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Post by: Tankton on April 14, 2014, 03:29:05 pm
Details. Resized decals still drying.
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Post by: Tankton on April 14, 2014, 08:00:52 pm
Almost done.
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Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on April 14, 2014, 08:48:28 pm
looking sweet!
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Post by: spacepirate197x on April 14, 2014, 09:08:15 pm
Really looking nice.
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Post by: big game nerd on April 15, 2014, 10:03:17 am
That is looking great, are you going to do a picture frame around it?  That would be nice to mount into a wall.
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Post by: Cook1965 on April 15, 2014, 10:03:52 am
Nice work! 8)
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Post by: Tankton on April 15, 2014, 07:19:43 pm
It's mounted on a base The background is 8 inches high on three sides.
It will have to go on a shelf or be mounted on brackets to the wall. Interesting
idea.
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Post by: Lufty on April 16, 2014, 01:25:48 am
That is looking great, are you going to do a picture frame around it?  That would be nice to mount into a wall.

Great idea! If framed and mounted in-wall, you could add some frost effect to the glass, as if you were looking out a window down into the bay!
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Post by: xray on April 16, 2014, 09:16:43 am
 8) hmmmm nice looking there it is, in my best Yoda voice ::)
Scott
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Post by: Tankton on April 16, 2014, 08:06:46 pm
After the build is done I might put plexiglass
top and front mainly to keep from having to dust.
But the frosted look sounds interesting.
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Post by: fumblethumbs on April 17, 2014, 09:05:28 pm
What a lot of great detail you've packed onto the tiny ships!
The consoles you made for this scene are fantastic!
The cherry on top is the backdrop...Amazing work!
It brings the scene to life in a big way...Well done Sir!  :)
 
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Post by: The Model Dude on April 18, 2014, 02:09:35 pm
I love it!  Great progress on this diorama; I love all of the little ships in this kit.  Keep up the great work on this, I look forward to the next update.  Keep having fun man!   8)
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Post by: wolf 359 on April 21, 2014, 01:36:18 pm
Man that is coming out sweet!
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Post by: TrekWorks on April 23, 2014, 12:00:08 am
Now that's the way to bring the old kit up to the wow factor!

Nice job and very creative.
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Post by: jguard68 on April 29, 2014, 03:26:18 pm
"The Rebels are there!"  Love this.
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Post by: Tankton on May 30, 2014, 10:03:05 pm
Finished