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Offline Snaps0351

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Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« on: Mon Sep, 18, 2017, 01:26:PM »
Latest project Bandai 1/48 AT-ST snow diorama, let me know what you guys think:
« Last Edit: Mon Sep, 18, 2017, 01:30:PM by Snaps0351 »

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #1 on: Mon Sep, 18, 2017, 11:45:PM »
The 'foliage' doesn't really fit the scale of the walker, but that walker looks great. As does the effect of it crashing through the ice
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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #2 on: Thu Sep, 21, 2017, 03:21:PM »
Yeah, I though about the foliage but then I was like it's alien planet and the clone troopers were fighting in some fluorescent forest with giant mushrooms in Revenge of the Sith  so I went for it and thank you for the compliment!

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #3 on: Sun Sep, 24, 2017, 08:56:PM »
I think these are my favorite SW machines

Really cool dio   
... be sweet if there was a crushed , steel wire shopping cart under the submerged foot    ;D

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #4 on: Mon Sep, 25, 2017, 12:39:PM »
Lol that would be funny!! And thanks man appreciate it!

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #5 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 06:13:AM »
Wow, that looks fantastic. I will have to disagree with Quaralane. Here in Japan, there are trees with HUGE leaves that you can sit on. If you've seen My Neighbor Totoro, you can imagine what I am talking about. This definitely adds an exotic atmosphere to your diorama.

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #6 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 10:45:AM »
Hey, thanks man!!! I love that movie it's one mine and my daughter's favorites!!

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #7 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 11:11:AM »
Excellent

The pose is very cool

I especially love the splashing effect in the water

My only criticism is the foliage looks out of scale mainly because of the leaves. Maybe because it is so recognizable

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #8 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 11:42:AM »
Thank you!! Yeah I get that about the foliage but I just went for it plus it was my own little Starwars universe where apparently gigantic leaves roam that planet

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #9 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 12:44:PM »
Foot through the ice is cool.

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #10 on: Wed Nov, 08, 2017, 10:03:PM »
Yeah, those leaves really blew me away when I first saw them. We were walking around Inokashira Park near Mt. Fuji and I saw leaves that were bigger than boogie boards. They can grow to be about a meter in length, I think.

I have some Tamiya clear resin to use for water and I have had a diorama plan in mind for a long time for which to use it, for a model of Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind. I want to learn how to do this, but currently I've been focusing on learning how to light models.

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #11 on: Thu Nov, 09, 2017, 10:33:AM »
If you want any help with the water part just let me know, I'll be glad to help!

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #12 on: Thu Nov, 09, 2017, 11:57:PM »
Well, I want to put the clear resin "water" in the corner of a square diorama base. I think I will need to tape a square, plastic box to that corner (like some clear plastic box packaging from something) and apply Vaseline to it so the resin won't stick to it. I hope it won't make a mess.

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #13 on: Fri Nov, 10, 2017, 10:29:AM »
That's the approach I'd take Greg, not that I've done that before. Build a 'wall' that can be removed.

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Re: Snow AT-ST Diorama Bandai 1/48
« Reply #14 on: Fri Nov, 10, 2017, 11:28:AM »
What I've used is just the clear plastic from packaging as well cut it to size then you can use hobby masking tape (I used Tamiya tape) or you can just glue them together with regular white PVA glue. The resin (I used a two-part epoxy resin) won't stick to the plastic untreated once the resin has cured you can just peel the plastic off. I've also used air dry clay as well for the edges then reinforcing it with PVA glue (kinda hard to explain). Hope this helps