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Post by Akial on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:12 am

Well I see there is still a lack in the Diorama category. That shoudn't be  Wink
I'm doing a lot of customs with old rotten playsets, similiar to customize beater figures. The first to finish is this one. It is made from an old cantina playset, which turned into an Echo Base Diorama.
And it is a nice place for my Hoth Custom Figures. Very Happy

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Post by Akial on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:13 am

Close up from the left side. General Rieekan and Toryn Farr are really concerned about the Imperial invasion

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Post by Akial on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:18 am

Close up right side. The famous movie scene with Luke in the Bacta Tank and Han and Leia concerned about him. BTW Luke is made from a Walrusmans Body. His Body is as wrinkled as it would be after 35 years in the bathing tub. lol! And the diapers mold is already given. With gasmask and Luke Jedi head it Looks pretty good

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Post by chris.75 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:28 am

Wow, love that Hoth Base Diorama cheers
Your custom figures are awesome too, well done Dirk,
Thanks for sharing them with us clapping clapping
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Post by ChristianC on Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:20 am

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:12 am

Wow... The figures & diorama are BRILLIANT Dirk! clapping
I can't wait to see more of your work.
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:02 pm

That's fantastic. I like the re-use of the cantina playset. clapping
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:18 pm

Man , That is Sweet cheers

What did you make the Bacta Tank out of ?

Keep them coming Dirk popcorn
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Post by pattejan on Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:46 pm

Awesome customs Dirk ... most impressive! clapping

Thanks for sharing! cheers
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:52 pm

@ourchickenshack wrote:Man , That is Sweet cheers

What did you make the Bacta Tank out of ?

Keep them coming Dirk popcorn

Same question I had, as well as the screen that is clear with green stripes on the left side.
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Post by Akial on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:51 pm

Thank you all. bowwing The bacta tank is made from a plastic which is used for graveyard candlelight to protect them from wind. It's not 100% clear so there is that blurry effect on Luke. For Toryn Farrs Screen I cut a foil and taped it to the cantina table and painted it with a green foil marker. Unfortunately I couldn't find one who's colour is more shiny, but it works.
Actually I'm really proud on this because last week I won first price in an competion on Facebook. First Price is a Sandpeople 21back moc. Not mint but hey (!) what a great price for a collector. I really look forward for the postman. yay
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Post by plisnithus7 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:42 pm

So good.

I had plans of making a Galactic Heroes version out of out of an ImagiNext Green Lantern base, but only got so far as customizing a GH batch Luke, Toryn Farr, FX-7, 21-B, and Probot.
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Post by arohk on Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:33 am

Very cool I need to get my butt moving and get some of the vehicles done for dios.
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Post by Paul Armory on Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:21 am

Great work Dirk, wow! clapping
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Post by Akial on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:27 pm

Throne Room Duel

Another Playset Kenner/ Sears easily could have produced.
Just took the Jabbas Dungeon Base and added a custom backdrop and some figures yay

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Post by Nico on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:31 pm

Excellent work Dirk clapping You really have a talent for this mate bowwing
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Post by cantina_patron on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:31 pm

Nice work Dirk. I particularly like your custom Vader. Very Happy
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Post by Akial on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:19 pm

Thank you Andy and Steve :-) The Vader is made from a Bib Fortuna head as this one has the grey pale skin and those staring eyes ;-)
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Post by arohk on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:20 am

Very cool love the way you did them up. And Luke in the tank is awesome looking.
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Post by the89thchris on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:30 pm

That Vader is great bowwing reminds me a bit of nosferatu rockon

The colour of the light really helps blend the background in too.
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Post by Akial on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 am

I always liked the Ewok Village Playset…… but the real action took place at the shield generator…….. and hey what I have ARE Action Figures.  bananarock  banana  shooting
Though this is my Vintage style Custom Playset. Made by Ralph McQuarrie art backdrops, a painted Hoth Playset Base and a bunker from the Imperial attack Base. Added 4 Custom Figures made by myself. Enjoy   cheers
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Post by Akial on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:07 am

one more Laughing
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:36 pm

Well done Dirk. There is a lot of action going on. clapping clapping

Love the custom figures as well. cheers
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Post by Nico on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:53 pm

Fantastic scenes dirk clapping I particularly like the Leia custom figure bowwing Thanks for posting them mate cheers
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Post by Akial on Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:39 am

Yavin Ceremony custom Playset made from a tan coloured Jabbas Dungeon Base with a McQuarrie painting backdrop

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