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Old 03-01-2008, 05:42 PM #21
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Wink Eat DirT!!!

It is that time again... adding ground cover to the diorama.

We decided to use the copious amounts of woodland scenics ballast we currently have leftover from the previous diorama and apply it generously.

Below you will see the application process (the initial glue and sprinkle!). My son and I did the whole surface in about 10 minutes.



Here's some shots of figures standing on the dirt. It's dirty and they like it that way.




Claytastrophe! Again, I thought the clay was dry when I reapplied it the second time to the wall. I go away on business for a few days, come back and BAM! It shrank yet again. Next time I will let the clay dry for AT LEAST 1 WEEK prior to even doing anything with it. So now I have bigger cracks inbetween the stone blocks and in some of the above photos you'll see the sunshine glowing through the styrofoam support wall between the bricks. My plan is to cover up the back with black cardboard, to completely eliminate any light from getting in behind the diorama.

Here's a nice parting shot:




We've now sprayed the entire surface with our glue/water mixture, so it should be dry by late tomorrow.

Thanks again for your FRAK'n comments. Mucho appreciato!

Cheers! ~ Paul.

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:13 PM #22
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Whatever...I've seen better.

It's great to see the process for the ground cover, as I'll have to tackle that in the near future. Seems like working with clay isn't something I'm going to be looking forward to! However, it's looking frakkin' awesome!
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:21 PM #23
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Your work is fantastic....but now the question that plagues me with my collection;

Where do you store it all????

Frank
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:43 PM #24
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I gotta mirror Frank here too. I think most of us don't have a lot of space to store these things so we stay away from big sets that we can't break down easily. Or if you are like Frank, you're moving every couple of years. I have no idea where I'll even BUILD that courtyard set yet!
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:10 PM #25
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Your work is fantastic....but now the question that plagues me with my collection;

Where do you store it all????

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Thanks Frank!

Where do I store it? I happen to have a large house... so I don't really have a problem with storage. A few years ago in my 3-level townhome... now that would've been difficult.

I think that if I do end up making any more dios, and my son gets bored with the current ones (and I've taken all the photos I desire) I'll just stick them in a box and mail them to some of the people on this board who have expressed interest. That will be awhile tho I assume, cause my son is having a blast with the playsets we create.

Cheers! ~ Paul.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:16 PM #26
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Hey paul,
Great work! I'm glad to see you finished this work of art.
Also glad to hear that you are a fellow Canuck! I'm in ALberta.
RJ

Edit: oh and by the way CHALLENGE! who ever builds 100 dio scenes by the end of the year wins!
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:23 PM #27
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Hey paul,
Great work! I'm glad to see you finished this work of art.
Also glad to hear that you are a fellow Canuck! I'm in ALberta.
RJ

Edit: oh and by the way CHALLENGE! who ever builds 100 dio scenes by the end of the year wins!


Thanks RJ! I'm loving your projects! I would highly enthusiastically encourage you to post some progress shots.

As a fellow Canuck I have no choice but to accept your challenge but let's play for keeps... housing titles, wives and vehicle pink slips.

Cheers! ~ Paul.
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Shazamola! Woohooo!
Old 03-05-2008, 10:17 PM #28
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Cool Shazamola! Woohooo!

Here's some action shots that should get you all fired up and ready...


Snake Eyes pulls some ninjostic maneuvers, dodging bullets as he dispatches the Cobra Troopers at the cave entrance. Frapowzer!





And another schweet-like-jam angle...



Woot!

Check out the background action in these above shots, lots of goodies for everyone!

Cheers! ~ Paul.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:22 PM #29
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'BOUT TIME SUCKA!

There better be some full shots of this!!

Looks amazing, thus far, duder.
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Cobra Defends the Secret Cave Entrance
Old 03-05-2008, 10:52 PM #30
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Smile Cobra Defends the Secret Cave Entrance

Here it is... the secret back-door to the Cobra Terrordrome.
That's right folks, this is the entrance that the Cobra Employee of the month uses with glee...


Troopers fire aimlessly into the air, hoping to hit the lion, the witch and the wardrobe... but to no avail.
Bullets wiz by like bees on crank.




Cobra defends the overly stylish doorway... maybe this isn't the back door to the Cobra Terrordrome...
maybe it's to the Cobra female washroom! You decide!!

You will never take me alive Silent Master!!! Never! Cooooooobbbraaaaaaa!




This dio project turned out schweet. My kids dig it deeply and that makes me happy.

Cheers! ~ Paul.
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