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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Completed » Boba Fett’s Slave 1

I am selling this finished Fine Molds Slave 1 – Boba Fett’s Customized Version. Sold! Handcrafted by Michael Fichtenmayer, this beautiful Fine Molds kit has been masterfully painted and modified with light up thrusters and cockpit. Paint colors and placement were based off of those used on the original Studio…

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In Progress » Slave 1 – Boba Fett’s Customized Version

02.20.2007 » Concepts/Initial Progress This is a bit odd… see, I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid and this is the FIRST Star Wars kit I’ve ever built. Kinda weird to me, but I’ve turned to the dark side and purchased a Fine Molds Boba…

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