Impossible Toys Quintesson Judge Quint-03 Throne

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    This looks amazing. Love your cubes. Ordered a few.

    My best attempts at comparison suggest Earthrise Quintessons are shorter but more massive than the Impossible Toys.

    The beam stand looks to be shorter. The figure itself is wider/deeper. I think the base of the beam is small enough for them to use these chairs but they'll need to be positioned further forward.

    I did as much comparison as I could looking at photos/videos where people had the Earthrise Quints in their hands vs ones where people have IT Quints in their hands. People's hand sizes vary a bit.

    The Earthrise Quints seem to not only have storage inside but lightpiping from the inside to the blast stand and eyes so I'm hoping for once for an LED kit as I think bright, modern LEDs inside an ER Quint on your thrones will look great.

    I plan to see if other figures can sit on these and take photos because, damn, you do nice work.

    I'm eyeing some things to make a full Quintesson shelf diorama. I have a 3D model of the foamcore backdrop I want and I'll probably build an environment around it and take high quality renders for ceilings and floors.

    I'm thinking for the thrones of doing a single level on custom printed wooden "photo cubes" with a tech pattern (4"x4") and then 3D printing one set of stairs with rails that can be screwed or glued onto the cubes. (Printed cubes can be color matched to the backdrop and have lighting baked in for a bit of fake light.)

    But if you're thinking of modular steps/platforms, I'd consider that. I've been playing with ideas for 3D printed modular Quintesson displays too.

    It would be two mostly symmetrical halves in silver that peg together in the middle with an optional "red carpet" width extender that plugs into the middle. Hollow with stands in the back and maybe designed to stack multiple units high with stand extenders for each extra level.
     
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    Thanks! I'm waiting for the new quints to come out and see what I need to do for modifications if any. Also XTB's quint should be out at some point and that might work as well. You idea for the whole scene sounds really cool. To keep the scale, that's a lot of 3d printing for that size. Might want to consider carving some foam instead. Just a thought. Thanks again!
     
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    I started off thinking of how to do something minimal so my version if I do it is going to be one platform, about 4 inches tall by 8-12 inches wide, designed around the idea of basically just being a spacer for the thrones that can blend into a backdrop. The tricky part is the stairs and I quickly figured out that making those essntially a 2 inch deep by 4 wide by 4 tall ramp as an optical illusion would work fine. The stairs on the show and movie are too shallow for TFs and too steep for humans in most shots. They're just there IMHO to add visual interest.

    I've always been wary about carved foam. I get obsessive about measures or straight line hand drawn art or cutting. 3D printed would be nice but not cheap even taking shortcuts. Part of why I'm leaning towards wooden blocks with a sublimination print pattern and then a little mock staircase glued on. Just 2 inches deep by 4 wide by 4 tall.

    Those circular platforms for the guards look cool too.

    Making something movie accurate could cost a fortune. Instead, I kind of decided to go the opposite route and track down the smallest and cheapest depictions from TV episodes and comics and then ask what I can do to bring back some of the cool look on a smaller scale while being just big enough to accommodate 3 Quints and a few guards around them.