Blockade Runner Corridor playset enhancement!

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So sorry that I’ve been gone so long! The PhD pursuit is postponed to later this year, so I got a bit of a break from research for a while. Absolutely want to get back to the carbon freeze diorama, but I had to do some thing with the recently acquired blockade runner playset, of which I bought two. I made a foamcore base for it, to improve the sturdiness, and some foamcore arches to attach to the columns. I covered those in a very slick posterboard to continue the plastic look. Then I used a silver tipped marker to color the surfaces of all of the buttons in the Corridor, as well as painting the red, blue and yellow lights at the appropriate places. I used a sharpie to color in the recessed boxes to be continuous with the black sticker and red lights, like the set piece. The rebel fleet troopers were all posed and hot glued in their stances, and the helmets were painted with mod podge for that shiny vacuformed plastic look. On the left side, I glued another floor down, and spray-painted two of the blast doors white so that I could have the Vader scene. I changed out captain Antilles’ head and glued Vader so that he could support him in the choke, and repainted the stormtroopers where they had discolored, as well as add mod podge to their helmets. I’m also working on the Leia scene which I’ll post soon! Hope you like the alterations!
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I should add that I decided on making the scene just prior to the stormtroopers’ entrance, because I didn’t want to really ruin the beautiful playset with battle damage! Or block too much of it with storm troopers filling the end of the Corridor 😅
 
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It looks fantastic, you took the bare bones modular playset and made a display out of it. As much as I liked the playset out of the box, I was deflated as soon as I saw how much the lack of paint deco hurt the walls. I haven't gotten around to setting mine up in any kind of permanent display, but when I do I will definitely be adding those silver details too--and now the black edges of the sunken panels since you pointed them out.

Also, it is a crime that Hasbro didn't do one of the four sides of sliding doors as the post-blasted open version but again, they were really lax on paint apps.

Can't wait to see what you do for the Leia hallway--I assume it will be the scene with Artoo as opposed to the Stun scene...this set really lends itself well to the former.

Great job!
 
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That's a great way to set it up, nice work on adding some of the details Hasbro dropped the ball on as well. I have yet to acquire one of these sets, definitely gonna have to source your improvements when I do get a couple.
 
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That’s the best I’ve ever seen that particular scene look in custom form. Well done indeed! 🤩
 
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