SGHawkins09

"The 'Bot Shop" Bombshell Miniatures Diorama

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This is one of my planned dioramas for ReaperCon. It is going to be a post apocalyptic 'bot shop featuring Bombshell Miniatures's Maelee and an assortment of robots. Right now the structure is built and partially painted with some weathering started. Still need to put a sign together but other than that, all construction is completed. What color do you suggest for the bricks/stone? The walls are a faint blue which is hard to see in the photos and will have rust effects like the roof.

 

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These are most of the 'bots as well as the workbench. The Maelee I am using is in my travel paint kit so I did not get her out for the photo. Do you like the two toned 'bot or should I go with a solid color? 

 

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Any other suggestions would be welcome!

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Cool idea, and I like how it's coming along, including the two toned bot.

 

For the bricks maybe a faded whitewash, you know standard red bricks showing through mostly worn off white paint. 

 

 

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Awesome! I think red brick or like what Wyvernfire said with mostly red showing through.

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17 hours ago, Wyvernfire said:

Cool idea, and I like how it's coming along, including the two toned bot.

 

For the bricks maybe a faded whitewash, you know standard red bricks showing through mostly worn off white paint. 

 

 

 

9 hours ago, Pochi said:

Awesome! I think red brick or like what Wyvernfire said with mostly red showing through.

 

 

Thanks! I was thinking red bricks as well but I do like the faded whitewash idea. They originally supposed to be cinder blocks but they came out of the mold a little too irregular for that.

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For the Bricks- look up "German Schmear"

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Great project!

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1 hour ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

For the Bricks- look up "German Schmear"

 

Great look, thanks!

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8 minutes ago, SGHawkins09 said:

 

Great look, thanks!

You're welcome! ::D:

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Shop sign, yay or nay? Suggestions are welcome, only thing that I am attached to is the letters with rods.

 

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4 minutes ago, SGHawkins09 said:

Shop sign, yay or nay? Suggestions are welcome, only thing that I am attached to is the letters with rods.

 

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I'd need to see the scale compared to the building and bots themselves. 

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I actually like it    

 

You might want to make the words on the right a fraction larger though

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17 minutes ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

I'd need to see the scale compared to the building and bots themselves. 

 

Alright just for you, here is the mock up. The summons thing is a stand in for Maelee, it is about her height and is placed where she will be. All the bots are smaller than it and I can't really place them as they are pinned right now. Also while I will paint them all, not all may make it into the scene.

 

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21 minutes ago, robinh said:

I actually like it    

 

You might want to make the words on the right a fraction larger though

 

Sadly, they are brass etch letters and I don't have anything bigger that would still fit in the space. I am not 100% sold on them yet, so removing them would be an option. I am considering hand righting them instead, almost like she salvaged the bigger, fancier part and made her own sign.

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I think hand written (not neatly) would fit the scene better.

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Maybe have the sign look more beat up? Like one of the letters missing or a couple askew or hanging off.

 

Edit: or have a missing letter painted  in like she couldn't find a letter and hasn't had time to make one.

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41 minutes ago, SGHawkins09 said:

 

Alright just for you, here is the mock up. The summons thing is a stand in for Maelee, it is about her height and is placed where she will be. All the bots are smaller than it and I can't really place them as they are pinned right now. Also while I will paint them all, not all may make it into the scene.

 

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Sadly, they are brass etch letters and I don't have anything bigger that would still fit in the space. I am not 100% sold on them yet, so removing them would be an option. I am considering hand righting them instead, almost like she salvaged the bigger, fancier part and made her own sign.

I like it!!

 

5 minutes ago, Wyvernfire said:

Maybe have the sign look more beat up? Like one of the letters missing or a couple askew or hanging off.

 

Edit: or have a missing letter painted  in like she couldn't find a letter and hasn't had time to make one.

The sign (or letters) looking beat up, rusted up, and hanging askew would look great IMO as well. 

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