Looks great. I love the way the Snowtroopers look in those hallways.
I like the new grooves much better. While the grooves on the first wall weren't too deep, I thought they were too rigid and wavy. When making a diorama, I like to consider both how the film crew would have made the set and how they believe the characters would have made the set.Originally Posted by Ares_X
The Rebels obviously used a machine to dig these tunnels. The lines are straight throughout until where they wobble together at the same angle. And I wonder how this machine would have carved through the ice. The ridged elements on the sides might have been heated. And this would explain why the ridges curve at the edges after melting and re-freezing. So, I think the new walls are more plausible and therefore allow me to suspend my disbelief. And that's the mark of any good diorama/film set.
Good job working at improving them. I love to see the evolution.
those were my thoughts exactly and i do the same thing, I think "how would they have done this?"Originally Posted by shayford
the only reason I used the hot soldering iron melting technique was because thats how NiubNiub did it but after trying it, I didnt like it, doesnt look right so I had to figure out a way to make it look more like the film. I'm still not there but I think I'm close. I think I just need to make a more accurate screed and I'll have it.
thanksOriginally Posted by Dak
In the last 3 or 4 pics I am only using the flash of the camera and a blue light about 3 feet away from the dio.
okay, work has started on the dio, here is the rough in of the bottom level of the dio...
There will be lights on the wall and the ground, groves on the walls and assorted junk and equipment on the ground, and of course snow.
Can't Wait! Great work so far.
Null Arc A'den All the Way!!!
Love how this is looking, and Shayford's comments are things I've considered, but didn't have the ability to articulate even in my own mind. Giving consideration to set construction and how both the fictional characters and real world production might do things is supercool in diorama building. Thinking in those ways really helps to sort out things. And it's sorta fun to speculate about how walls might have been done. The rebels...Hollywood movie set builders...diorama builders...we're all kinda in the same boat on some issues. You have a goal (building a base, or making it look realistically built) and then tackling the problems that come up in making it happen. Imagining what people used, how things were made, etc., that kind of stuff is so good for generating ideas and solutions and getting the creative process rolling, I love stuff like that! I'm going to work on some ice walls soon and will be trying some methods seen in others work, and the way you did that hall will definitely be one thing I'll hope to get looking so good. Great work, looking forward to more.
" what is to gain by partaking in a thread that does not concern/interest you. Say I pass and move on it's that simple" MasterFett-Bastila Shan thread-2-14-11