Tampa, FL Dioramas anyone?

Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by HippieTrooper, Oct 3, 2005.

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  1. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Anyone here into building dioramas? I like to build with both 3.75in figures and Legos. Right now Im building an all Lego endor battle. I built a scale landing platform for the shuttle, its got the AT-AT parked and connected to the bridge where Luke is turning himself in and below and to the side Ive got the battle going. Built a small bunker that Ive got R2 trying to open, though I might build a new one, something a little bigger maybe.
    The whole thing is built on "astroturf" and I need some foilage (SP?)
    Any ideas on what I could use for ferns and redwoods that would look good in an all Lego scene?
    Thanks
    Later
  2. LukeCeremonial22569 Jedi Youngling

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    Use the small trees at the hobby store for model railroads. They will look really good for that.
  3. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    I thought about that, also thought about going in my back yard and collecting some, but I want something that will look "in-tune" with the whole "Lego" world. SOmeone suggested lincoln logs, not sure how thay look though.
    Thanks
    Later
  4. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Padawan

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    I like dioramas and have stuff in storage and plan to make some really good ones if I ever get a house...
  5. Jedijace007 Jedi Youngling

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    Bert, when I was a kid, there were Castle legos. With this assortment, they had "robin hood" style legos, and one of my favorites was a treehouse fortress. I dont have it anymore, but they had all kinds of lego foliage.

    Just a thought -Onward
  6. Jedijace007 Jedi Youngling

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    Couldnt find the one i had as a kid, but this might help you:

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&fstype=1&from=R10&satitle=lego+tree+&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=33772&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1

    onward
  7. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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  8. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Well it took me a while, but here are the pics:
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    I never did get around to putting trees around, I kinda like it the way it is so I can see all the figures, and its easier to reach in and stand them up too. The landing platform with bridge and the bunker are my own design. I just bought a bunch of plain brick buckets and got to work, once I got something I was happy with, I painted it. The tower alone was like 2 1/2 buckets and about 20 attemts to get it to scale with the walker. I also got several "surrender" sets and put them together to create the docks and bridge.
    So, what do you all think?
    Later
  9. TK-3150 Jedi Youngling

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    Very nice! I'll hafta come over sometime and check it out in person! Mebbe over calzones??????? :D
  10. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Anytime man, bring Tyler, mi casa es su casa!
    Later
  11. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Padawan

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    Really cool man, I love diaromas just don't have any place to put them. BTW, how is that puter working for you? Will have to come up some weekend myself...I want to hear abou school and what you have been learning.
  12. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Oh, its working great! We cant thank you enough! We should definately get together, the girls would love to see you!
    Later
  13. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Padawan

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    Yes, I was thinking about coming up some weekend to hang out and see your dioramas. Just got to find the time...still haven't taken Christmas tree down yet. I have been working the past few weekends plus working out at the new Shapes up the street. I will get up there soon..hey are you guys going to FX? I am going Sat. so I hope to see you guys.
    later
  14. HippieTrooper Jedi Youngling

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    Yes, we are planning on going! Dont have all the details ironed out yet but we do want to be there for the whole thing. We'll definately see you there!
    Later
  15. Sereana_Nightstar Jedi Padawan

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    I have a thing in Orlando in the morning, but plan to hit the FX as soon as it is over, hopefully by 12:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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