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SPACE DRAGON'S ADVENTURE - ReaperCon 2015 Team Diorama

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Nothing to report as of yet, the order for almost all the Reaper figures shipped today from Reaper to Siri's house, so it should be there in the next day or two.

 

We have had some discussion about the Obelisk that will go into the diorama which is this little thing from Secret Weapon Miniatures

 

 

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We are going to make it look like this:

 

 

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So to this effect, I will be using some molding paste on the obelisk to cover up the lines between the stones and make it all one smooth surface. We also are looking at ways of making the larger base of it to look like the reference picture, so I'm thinking something 80 mm x 80 mm x 30-32 mm (high), but it'll have to be something that can maintain shape and that we can attach to the base pretty easily and seamlessly.

 

Thoughts?

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(shouts to his wife:honey start the wings ... Ub3R has started his WIP and I need to keep an eye on it!)  A double movie so to speak.. popcorn just won't do for this one..humm maybe a tail gate party!

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Who's doing the work on the obelisks?

 

I would suggest doing some practice carving on a piece of scrap wood or something before you commit to the real thing.

 

Also, Milliput might be a good choice for your work on the obelisk. It dries rock hard; but it's still easy to carve/sand/sculpt etc.

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Ub3r's going to fill in the cracks, I'm going to draw/hand paint the hieroglyphs on it. I'm going to make them look painted on the stone, rather than carved into it. Figured it'd be easier to get a crisper, but small, picture

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Who's doing the work on the obelisks?

 

I would suggest doing some practice carving on a piece of scrap wood or something before you commit to the real thing.

 

Also, Milliput might be a good choice for your work on the obelisk. It dries rock hard; but it's still easy to carve/sand/sculpt etc.

 

I have milliput, will try that out.

 

What do you think about the small block at the bottom? A solid piece of wood or a couple of pieces of wood glued together?

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You'd have to be careful about the wood grain showing through, though. Doesn't mean it wouldn't work, just something to think about.

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You'd have to be careful about the wood grain showing through, though. Doesn't mean it wouldn't work, just something to think about.

 

Could always put plasticard over it, make it smooth and then Siri can paint on the hieroglyphics on all 4 sides.  

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that would work.  Or just make sure you seal it with a wood sealer before priming it and you should also be good to go.

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Styrofoam, foamcore, a premade wooden basing plinth...

 

I am sure that there are a dozen more ideas you could use for the bottom of the obelisk but it is early and I am on vacay so yeah...

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Obelisks plus entrance?

 

 

Going with two status on either side of the obelisk on the opposite side of the room from the Galaxy Portal that the Space Dragon and his friends came out of.

 

At least that's our current plan, but we can change it if we don't like it at this point since we haven't actually done any work on the diorama yet  :upside:

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