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Sanjai's AWESOME 2015 Diorama Contest - Post your Entry Photos!
« on: September 16, 2015, 08:14:25 PM »

With the onset of the new NFL season, I thought it only fitting to bring you highlights from the first Intergalactic Football Championships.  It was the Imperial Forces coached by Darth Vader versus the team of the Rebel Forces as coached by Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Fans, both human and aliens alike, filled the stands as they cheered on their favorites.  I had to leave early so I don't know who won. Hopefully it was the good guys. Pictures will follow shortly
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 10:40:01 AM »





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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 10:41:01 AM »

posted pics on behalf of oldmanben. love them!

mods, maybe move this to the "contest" section?
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 07:06:08 PM »

That looks cool!  My wife and her sister are mega Packers fans so I'm sure she'll enjoy these pics.  I like how Old Man Ben is coaching while TPM Ben is smack talking Vader from the stands and AOTC Ben is puttin the moves on Ayy Vida, he's a triple threat.  Having Porkins on the O-line is a no-brainer.  If I was Vader I'd be anticipating a rush from the A-Wing pilot in the next play.  Who wants to bet Vader uses the force to help any wayward field goal attempts.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 11:15:45 PM »

Huge element of FUN in this diorama! Thank goodness OMB hasn't let go of what makes toy collecting an awesome hobby! Thank you for sharing!  :love0030: :u:
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 11:25:29 PM »

I figured one topic which everyone can reply to might fit the bill, so we can roll through one topic & see all the pics in their collective glory. Revel in the creativity of your fellow Snowtroopers!

And an extra large (ok, XXXXXXXXXL) thank you to long-time Snowtrooper AMBASAH (aka Sanjai) who has dealt with so many of us in an unfailingly fair & awesome manner over the last 10 years, if not longer. It was Sanjai's idea to have another diorama contest this year & his generosity alone that is going to provide a couple of lucky winners with some fantastic prizes.

On with the show!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 10:04:29 AM »

A quick preview shot of a small portion of my diorama...  :)
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 03:06:20 PM »

 :D

Love it, outstanding work!
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2015, 07:28:19 PM »

This diorama contest has been a great motivation for finally getting around to making a proper home for my loose ewoks.  Around the same time this contest was first announced I had already been eyeing up a 12ft pine tree that was growing too close to my house.  If it had been left to grow it would have ended up running into my soffit and roof.  So out came the saw and my project began.  After cutting the tree down I divided it into four pieces that were around 32" each.  I had a scrap piece of plywood that was 2ft by 3ft and I screwed the four pieces to each of the four corners and trimmed off all the branches that went outside the perimeter of the plywood.  I was able to get the legs from a couple of trees that my buddy was taking down from his property.

I then took some fir and tablesaw'd and planned it down to workable sizes for the scale and used that for the framework and deck boards for the triangular platform.  I then cut pieces that were about 5" long and an inch and a quarter on the fat side with five degree angles on each side to make the circular platform that Chirpa's hut sits on.  Next I made a staircase to attach it to the triangular platform. 

Chirpa's hut was made in a similar fashion as the platform it sits on, I ran the pieces through the table saw with five degree angles on each side to create the circular hut and brad nailed and glued it together.  For the roof I made a wire frame and then paper mache'd it.  I then took some hay that my wife scored from a co-worked and used some twine to secure it to the frame. 

All the railing was made from bamboo sticks that came from the dollar store and it is held together with twine and a touch of white glue here and there.  The rail posts are friction fit with a drop of white glue into holes I drilled halfway through the deck board. 

The elevator is 100% functional although I still haven't figured out how to motivate plastic figures to turn the crank themselves. 

From the floor to the top of Chirpa's hut is 57" and it probably weights a good 20lbs. 

I didn't really keep track but I probably put between 30 to 40 hrs into the project and it was lots of fun the entire time.  Please excuse the quality of the pics I have problems with every digital camera I have every tried to use.  I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed making it and I'm looking fowards to seeing everyone else's work.


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