You can CLICK on ANY PHOTO above to see it Full Size. Sorry for the low res quality. These Classic Retro NiubNiub era photos were taken way before high speed internet and today’s smart phones and HD cameras were available. But I thought still fun to see my history than not at all right ? 🙂 Use the side arrows to scroll through the photo gallery. X
Completed August 16 1999 X
This scene was part of my first phase dioramas, where I didn’t bother with movie accuracy as long as it fit on the 14″ deep wall shelves of my basement diorama room. Having never made dioramas before (apart from model kits as a kid) this technique using simple dollar store items and beginner techniques was a great way to slowly dip my toes into the Diorama hobby 🙂 X
The main memory I have of this scene is how scared I was of my FIRST sculpting, the wall vents and the docking bay where Anakin’s ship is parked. I used fishing line to suspend the front end of the ships, the back was stuck into the dock so it would not fall. I coated the foamcore walls with Plaster of paris like I did for the Tatooine houses, but then I used a screw driver to scratch the pattern of bricks to make it look a little like the film. Today when rebuilding this, I would spend little extra more time to make it more accurate.
The movers destroyed this scene in the truck 🙁 But I still have all the ships and the droids, and the sculpted docks, so I do plan down the road to make this again and now with HD cameras available, even film a VIDEO making of. I look forwards to building this again soon 🙂 X
Did you also build this Diorama ? Would you like to show it in the site’s GALLERY VISITORS DIORAMAS section, yes ? THAT IS AWESOME !!! You can find out all the details on how to email me your photos on the VISITORS SUBMISSIONS INFO page … When I get your photos, I will create your very own page just like this one. You may not realize it but work does inspire others to join in the fun of making Action Figure Dioramas. X