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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?

You might ask around and see if anyone has the Hirst Arts Egyptian molds that might make it a little easier to deal with.

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This is going to be a large piece of work. Any idea of how large the base will need to be?

 

Roughly thinking:

 

Along the side with the portal 5-6 inches long (left side as you look)

The back wall 8-9 inches long (as you look at the piece) 

The wall where the statues and obelisk are 5-6 inches long (right side as you look at it) 

 

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So it'd be a temple area that they enter from the portal to the left, with a bit of accessories on the back wall, statues of a cat and jackal in the center facing each other, then some steps leading up to a large dais, upon the dais are the priestess, her guardian sphinx, the obelisk framed by two bigger statues to Sobek and Anubis (along the right wall).

 

You might ask around and see if anyone has the Hirst Arts Egyptian molds that might make it a little easier to deal with.

 

 

 

Funny you said that as one of the members has contacted me about the very such thing and has most of the Egyptian molds! Very thankful for their offer as that'd make it look really good. ^_^

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Out of curiosity, are using the Egyptian minis from KS Bones 2 (Avatars Thoth, Sokar, Sekhmet; and even the lions) a possible addition to the diorama?

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That's pretty big, but you've enough to fill that much space I think. It's going to weigh a ton! 

 

Very true, it will be rather large, but with so many figures and so much stuff on it, I think it has to be that big to keep in good scale. I'll be traveling with it to RCon after I have it all together and then I told Siri to take it home with her as she's driving and I wouldn't want to tempt fate by flying with it again or breaking up the scene and splitting the figures.

 

Out of curiosity, are using the Egyptian minis from KS Bones 2 (Avatars Thoth, Sokar, Sekhmet; and even the lions) a possible addition to the diorama?

 

No, we have already ordered almost all of the figures directly from Reaper (except for the Sphinx) as outlined on the first post of page 1. The figures are going to be delivered to Siri today actually, it's nice she lives so close to them as it only took 1 day to get to her. 

 

We looked over the bones 2 figures, but they didn't really strike a cord with us for this particular scene.

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Box came! Time to inspect and start cleaning up the minis

 

WOOOOOOOT!!!

 

Make sure to post obligatory primed figure pictures  :;):

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Box came! Time to inspect and start cleaning up the minis

 

WOOOOOOOT!!!

 

Make sure to post obligatory primed figure pictures  :;):

 

 

But of course!

 

Do you want me to clean up the human figures as well, or leave them for you in their packages?

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Okie dokie. I'll at least give them a scrub and clean up flash/mold lines. I'll let you handle the priming of the human figures. Gonna go work on them, will post pics later  ^_^

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HAH! you'll need to share that pic in the "fun with order notes" thread!

 

Those figures are pretty cool, didn't realize how big the statues were, they will fit into the scene VERY nicely I think.

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