My Model Painting & Dioramas

Savage Clown

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Well as it's looking I'm getting bored with everything and I'm not working now due to certain medical conditions and needed something to occupy my time otherwise I'd go stir crazy. I've decided to get back into painting miniatures, not so much for gaming though, more or less just for the painting aspect of it. Although the miniatures I used to paint way back in my 20's were pewter and very small and so far the ones I've been painting lately have been quite large. As I progress through each figure that I'm painting I'll show you all my progress, sort of a glimpse of what's to come. So without further ado let's get crackin'. :)

Here's some examples of what I'll be painting.

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Savage Clown

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WIP: I'm about at my midway point or a little further. It pains me to build a perfectly good Tie Fighter and to then do some destruction on it...EEK! The diorama is coming along nicely though, next will be lots of vegetation and water, either a river or small stream I haven't decided yet. I love building dioramas, it's so invigorating. I like it even more than building the models themselves, I guess creating something from nothing is the joy of it all. Anyhow here's the progress so far...


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Some more progress made. Lot's more vegetation to go, hell I haven't even put the trees up yet. Water (epoxy resin) is in but I need to do some stuff first before I take a picture of it. Oh and I'll be adding a Imperial Probe Droid looking for the wreckage as well.

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Calling this project completed. All in all this was a pretty fun project, loved every bit of it of course it did pain me to demolish a perfectly good Tie Fighter...EEK!
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I had a slight accident with the resin because I overfilled it and it leaked out around the barricades that I had put up on either side so I had a crazy mess to clean up after it cured but it all cleaned up after a little work.

This was a very expensive project, I spent way more than I wanted to but all that paid off in the end plus I have lots of extras for future projects. All the vegetation aside from the grass came from Dioramaprecepe off of Etsy, best looking trees, weeds and plants I've ever seen for dioramas, they look super realistic.

The Tie Fighter is by Bandai and the Imperial Droid is off of Etsy as well from some guy in Spain.

Sorry for the quality of the video but it was due to low light conditions and I didn't want to turn on the flash as it takes away the effects of the fire.

Hope you all like it.
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Holy crap! That looks incredible dude :OMG::notworthy:
Thank you it was a fun project. All that vegetation some of it is the real deal but just preserved and some of it is artificial but all of it looks super realistic and made for dioramas. If your interested in some of it for some of your models you can find the guys' store on Etsy here. Now I'm working on Anakin's Podracer by AMT.
 
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Thank you it was a fun project. All that vegetation some of it is the real deal but just preserved and some of it is artificial but all of it looks super realistic and made for dioramas. If your interested in some of it for some of your models you can find the guys' store on Etsy here. Now I'm working on Anakin's Podracer by AMT.
Thanks man, i'll be sure to take a look :thumbs:
 
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Well I've been working on Star Wars Anakin's Podracer and so far these are some WIP build shots. I've been busy yesterday and today on the electronics for the Podracer, so far the underside is done. I used an Arduino Uno because I had it already for a previous project and I didn't wind up using it. Next project that uses electronics I'll be using a Seeeduino XIAO and it's very small about the size of my thumbnail and way more powerful than the Uno. Turbines will be powered up by one switch and the engines, energy binders and the pod will be powered up by another switch. It looks a little messy but the wires will be secured before it's all over with. I used 32 gauge enamel coated magnet wire so I'm able to run eight wires through a 3mm aluminum tube that will be attached to the turbines. The pod will have two wires through a 2mm brass tube. Now I can start work on the base itself. So far I'm pretty happy with the results.

Here's some progress shots:
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Also here I've added little micro motors to the back of the turbines.
 
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Well I bit the bullet and bought myself a 3D Resin Printer, an Elegoo Saturn S. I kept putting it off over and over until the other day Amazon had a lightning deal on it and it also had a $110 coupon attached to it and so it was in my budget at that point and bought it. I keep coming across more and more 3D files with no printer to print them and the cost to have someone else print them is crazy expensive. I also bought two 3D prints from a couple of people on Etsy, a 2ft long 1/48 scale AT-AT and a 4ft long 256 piece Executor Class Super Star Destroyer (the one Vader was on in the ESB). Just working on the files now getting them ready for printing and I'm also waiting on a couple of things for the printer.

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