Non-TF: Star Wars: Snowspeeder crash diorama (wip)

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  1. jon5000

    jon5000 Tea-Drinker

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    Hey guys,

    Another non TF custom I'm working on, this time within another fictional universe I love, as I'm sure many others do - Star Wars.

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    So this is the main part of a little diorama I'm putting together - which I thought I'd show off before I nestle within its setting. Its a Revell kit which I've repainted and weathered/battle damaged. Just got to pick up some modelling 'snow' tomorrow so I can get started on the Hothian landscape!

    Hopefully I'll be returning to the TF Universe soon!
     

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    damn you fucked up the rental! did u get insurance? looks good, but Im guessing it's incomplete I hope. good work.
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Pretty cool! I just found my old snow speeder when I was little. Mine looks more battle damaged though.
     
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    awesome weathering/battle damage. i'm really looking forward to seeing the diorama!
     
  5. jon5000

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    Finished and updated with pics...

    ...to anyone who's interested!
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Sweet!
     
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    Very. very awesome!

    "The Force is strong with this one." Darth Vader
     
  8. robvega214

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    this is awesome...ive been wantin to do a diorama with snow.......but have no clue how to go about Makin the snow ...
    ive read many diff ways to do it...but it seems no 1 can agree on just which way works best....,,,,store bought powders or homemade stuff found in the kitchen ...Bicarbonate Soda....etc...
    what did u use?
     
  9. jon5000

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    Thanks guys!

    Well, ordinarily you'd just use snow scatter from model shops. However in this case, I wanted the snow to be stuck more rigidly, so it doesn't get everywhere!

    To do that, first off you gotta build up a structure of the snowy environment, I used a sculpting product from a modelshop for that. Then paint it white. Then spray snowy areas with artists spray mount, scatter your snow product, shaking off excess. Then, to seal it to stop it from getting everywhere, I went over the whole thing with a clear coat.

    And bingo, you got a snow effect that doesn't get everywhere!:thumbs2: 
     
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    Very nice! StarWars has always been my favorite movie. I think this would look great in my SW collection. Give it to Me......:D 
     
  11. JazzEd

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    This is turning out awesome! What is left for this to be complete? Also. what material did you use as the foundation?
     
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    That poor poor Dak Ralter...
     

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