In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Shinola Happens…

…and so does the other stuff. Yeah… although some of you out there seem to think I am perfect at this (weirdos) you are sadly misinformed. I make mistakes, big and small, but in the end they all help me to learn and grow. Todays mistake is not a new…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Painting The First Trees

Here’s the first 5 trees all painted up and below is the process. After I mount them and apply the base celluclay/groundcover I’ll use shredded strands of Jute for even thinner roots and vines. Flat Black Spray Paint (the cheap stuff… 96 cents at Wal-Mart) Airbrush water-thinned Americana “Raw Umber”…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Seeing the Forest for the Trees

After my last update I painted the entire wood base in a bright purple exterior paint then a light coating of Krylon Fusion textured spraypaint. Why would I do this? Well the exterior paint was leftover from painting my daughters deck chair which I had stripped of it’s old chipped…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Trees

It took me a bit to decide just how I wanted to do the trees. My first idea was to mount CPVC in holes and cover them with celluclay/sculpy/whatever. (cpvc because it has a higher tolerance for heat in case of my using sculpy)  Then while doing a plethora of…

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In Progress » Dagobah Diorama » Layout and Yoda’s Hut

I have a new commission project that I’ve decided to start while working on my Pumpkin Girl figure. My client (who also bought my Slave 1 kit) wants a large 1/48 scale diorama of Yoda lifting the X-Wing from the swamp as seen in the Empire Strikes Back. I’ll be…

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