Battle of Hoth Diorama

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I decided to bite the bullet and do a Hoth diorama. It has been on my list for a long time. It will be about 4 by 8 foot.


 
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That's a great start! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

If you want to make it multi level, you can make the command center, docking bay, and wampa cave under it.
 
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That is great idea Utinnii. I already have a Hoth diorama that I have made. I have the ships to do a hanger. I will have to see what I can come up with.
 
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I really didn't want to but I broke down and airbrushed my AT-AT i don't know if I like it or not but it was just too clean that it stood out. I have to add a couple of more colors and some snow effects on it.


 
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Hey Tyranus. It is great to hear from you it has been a long time. To tell you the truth this is the first time I have weathered a vehicle. There are people that do amazing work. I have been a little scared to try. The AT-ST you see that is crashed is the first thing I have ever tried. It is broken but I kept it and I'm glad I did. It works nicely in the dio. Since it was already broken I felt a little braver to give it a try. I wanted to make it look burned out. I liked how that turned out so I decided to give the walker a try. I found pictures of the Master Replicas AT-AT and based the weathering on that paint app. Anyway it was fun and something I look forward to doing again. So I am not familiar with the schools of weathering. I know people do amazing washes and stuff. I just wanted a simple airbrushing and always think you get the best weathering effects when you combine washes with airbrushing.
 
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with the weathering, it looks great!
You are always your own worst critic, I think. Sometimes stowing the project away for a day or two can help you see what you could not, the first time around.
 
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I have a little time to work on my Hoth Diorama and wanted to post a couple pics let me know what you think. I will post some more updated pics soon.
 
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That Taun Taun looks so real. This is a wonderful piece of work. Thanks for posting the pics.
 
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This dio is amazing! Love the terrain and the tuan taun looks look fantastic. Looking at the background, that is a nice man cave you've go there, lol.
 

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That is really turning out great! I'm Lukewarm on the tauntaun though.

Seriously, it looks amazing. Is it from a model or did you just expertly position it that way?
 
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Thanks so much guys. The Taun Taun is not from a model as you can see I sculpted it myself. I went back and forth on it it was a lot of work but I thought it would add a lot to the scene. It was a very quick sculpt I took a lot of short cuts sculpting the hair. I just wanted it to look right and fit in the background not necessarily stand up to real close scrutiny but it turned out really well better than I could have ever hoped.
 
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Thanks so much Utinniii. Here is another picture. After taking some more pictures I am afraid I am going to have to pull up all the figures and pull the snow and airbrush the terrain again there is just too much white it is coming off a little one note and the textures are lost in all the white. Anyway here is another picture with a photoshopped background.
 

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Wow!!! I always said you were the king of sculpting, but dang!
 
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Incredible diorama. This is the kind of thing I always dream of doing when I'm buying Star Wars figures and vehicles.
 
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This is another great sculpting job, you are gifted at it. When you post updates it's always a joy to scroll down and see what masterpiece you've created.
 
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