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Thread: Treebeard in Fangorn LOTR diorama display (WIP)

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    Treebeard in Fangorn LOTR diorama display (WIP)

    Hee there,

    Okay, the LOTR isn't Star wars, but next as good. The action figures of Toybiz are absolutely amazing.
    Therefor I'd like to share my new project of building, constructing and repainting.

    When I was buying new Star Wars items, I stumbled upon the large version of Treebeard.
    I fell in love on the spot.
    With some googling I found someone who made a remodeled version.

    This is his handywork:



    It comes from: http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcusto...e.php?FID=2456

    I am doing the same now.

    I started with figuring out where to put it. The AT-AT is now on ground floor and there is room on my cupboard. This box fits just between the ceiling and the top shelf.



    I was lucky, for there was a tree cut down just in the week before I wanted to start.
    The branches are covered in mosh and other growth.



    I will add lighting behond the front panel. This is from the side:



    To add seize to Treebeard, I cut the legs, put a bolt in it, placed a drilled winecork over it and fixed everything with constructing glue (the one for getting stone to fix on a wall)
    Over that I will use constructing putty. The extra part will smoothly be in touch with the original parts of the legs. That is to be done yet.







    Next thing is repainting. I started with Merry.



    he is not ready yet. In the meanwhile, Grishnak came in from the UK.
    I finished him yesterday. He is .... amazing after the repaint.













    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the seize of these action figures, I made a photo with Obi-Wan.




    Making the background of the box was a disaster at first. I based it with white, after that I tried to paint with ordinary school-paint, water based. I only got a scratchy result...
    So I covered the entire background with paper with a rock print on it. I will add some trees and green with oil paint this time.

    Next thing is making roots on the fangorn trees. I allready bought loads of plastic leaves and stuff.

    Stay tuned, more good things to come!
    Last edited by Yoda36; 10-26-2013 at 09:04 AM.
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    Wow! Nice solid construction of the dio box. Likey!

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    This is gonna be good! Beautiful paintjobs!
    Please read my version of the Star Wars prequels and let me know what you think!

    Check out the Rebelscum Custom Dioramas Index!

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    The background is ready in the rough version (pig haired brushes only)
    I want to do a tree first to see how much will remain visible.



    When re-reading the passage in the book, I realised that the stream is an important element in Fangorn.
    Out with the saw and in is a small stream now. I will use a lot of high gloss coating to reproduce the water effect.

    The legs are ready for painting now. First I used wood-filler. Over that I placed construction putty.
    All of my green stuff went into it and still it wasn't enough. So I used the construction glue as modelling clay in the end.



    For now, these are the roots coming along:

    Last edited by Yoda36; 10-30-2013 at 06:06 AM.
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    Very impressive, especially the added height to Treebeard.

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    Work is slowly progressing. I painted the legs of Treebeard. The rest of him will follow soon. But don't be hasty with that.
    The trees are the big challenge now. I keep hearing this voice in my head: BUILD ME A TREE, WORTHY OF FANGORN.
    And so I did. Sticking in the leaves is a lot of work. And I need more than I thought!



    Ready for springtime these branches are.



    This corner is starting to ge ready. The background needs detailing still.
    The small stream needs some more colour difference and than LOTS of coating.



    Nice to see how the roots really blend in with the natural trunk:


    Three stages together: electric wire skeleton, painted paper-maché and with the leaves adde (centre right)



    The second tree (of four...)



    The upper photo and the roots are from this tree.
    Last edited by Yoda36; 11-08-2013 at 06:58 AM.
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    Grishnak redone

    The orc Grishnak wasn't sceary enough. I reckonned this came from the neat haircut.
    So I changed that, and painted the eyes yellow.
    The fur cloathing was too grey, so I gave it some ink-wash.





    Grishnak as a Hobbit lying on the ground sees him...

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    Treebeard has been given a second leg extension. He has become an impressive figure in height!



    Now with Merry and Pippin coming along:



    I am building the last big tree. When that one is done, things will go fast.
    I have bags full of undergrowth to add to make it a real dense forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEWIE View Post
    Very impressive, especially the added height to Treebeard.
    How about the height it has now?
    With the smaller hobbits the size was fine, but with the big orcs besides him, he was just a little too small to be threatening for an orc.
    I added allmost 4 inch now to the original size.
    Last edited by Yoda36; 11-20-2013 at 04:44 AM.
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    Treebeard 2.0

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