Minor/Repaint: Diorama: Shockwave's Predacon Laboratory

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  1. MusicMatrix

    MusicMatrix Well-Known Member

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    Here for a Spring Break project I present Shockwave's Lab.

    Made very inexpensively using wire, PVC pipe, soda bottles, and a Styrofoam board. Various Transformers are shown for size comparison.

    The "Energon Canisters" are made from pill bottles with rolled up pink construction paper.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    I'm a big fan of diorama's so this is definitely in my area of interest. This is rather cool but I still see the base parts instead of what they are intended to be. For the tubes perhaps you could have used the other end since the one you used is a bit of a recognizable shape. The energon containers are a neat idea but the orange is too powerful. Perhaps if the wrap were done on the outside with perhaps clear tape over top to imply glass it would work a little better for me. And the console really just looks like a phone holder so something scaled to figures would work better; perhaps some papercraft?

    But yeah I really approve of this concept.
     
  3. skylinezan

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    now that's a start of something awesome!

    good work MusicMatrix!
     
  4. Wazdakka

    Wazdakka Decepticon

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    Are you going to paint stuff or create a background? As cool as it is now, it does not look very sci-fi to me.
     
  5. trnsfrmrs1980

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    Nice! Maybe with enough cardboard and paint it will be awesome! Your off on a good start! By the way is this the Cybertron lab or the earth one?
     
  6. BScorpinok75

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    nicely done :thumb 
     
  7. horsiememmo

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    that looks really nice so far!!!! .....you should try filling the tubes with transparent orangey water OR paint it with clear orange paint [the predacon containers] like in the cartoon..... :) 
     
  8. MusicMatrix

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    I plan to have some background to it, but it was kinda "get this off my kitchen table" move "requested" from my wife.

    Perhaps something other than clear for the bottles. I mean to find a TFP screen shot or something to replace the phone sticker. I also may try for something darker in the energon canister to give it the right look. I just wanted to start with something to use them all up since I had so many. Guess I'll have to experiment with food coloring or something.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  9. jbwkkl

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    Great diorama set. That last photo w/ Lockdown.. All I could think of were the "Outtakes" from Toy Story 2. Specifically the seen of Woody making a face from inside a Buzz Lightyear box.
     
  10. maximus_primal

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    That is bloody brilliant!
     
  11. cheetor71

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    This is pretty cool.
     
  12. PyjamaPrime

    PyjamaPrime Wreck and/or Rule

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    great stuff, man! I may try to do this, i LOVE Diorama stuff!!! What's the translation on those Cybertronian warning signs?
     
  13. Dashdragon

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    That actually gave me an interesting idea...if you could fit another clear layer inside those 'canisters' (the 20oz bottoms) and seal it. Then you could fill it up through a hole in the top with some sort of translucent liquid and put the bots inside on some sort of clear riser. They'd then appear to be floating inside.

    Definitely a cool project.
     
  14. MusicMatrix

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    The Cybertronian text is a "Decepticon Grafitti" I found online. It translates to "Warning Do Not Feed"

    Perhaps a colored bottle instead of clear and the clear riser (if I can find anything) would work out.

    School's back in so, its back to work with less time to work on projects.
     
  15. Superquad7

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    Boy, this is cool.