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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby TheRadness » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:29 pm

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby ILL GREEN » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:35 am

Damn you did some serious justice Radness!! Your skills with the paints is phenomenal.

Hobby Search got a couple N scale demolished buildings, these things sell fast and disappear.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby TheRadness » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36 am

If i did a tutorial on how I did it you'd shake your head haha, no skill required, just a bit of thinking.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Breakdown » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:51 pm

Breakdown wrote:@ BARAGONZILLA and anyone else interested in how to make building ruins and rubble effects

There's a method called "Flocking" which you spread glue (or wood glue depending on the base you're using) and you sprinkle various grits of sand and other materiel to give the illusion of rubble or stone. I do this with my Warhammer 40k terrain. An effective way to make rubble is to get a plastic cup and fill it with fine, medium, and heavy grit sand. Then add plaster chips, crushed eggshells and cut up metal screens. Then, add glue to the base of your diorama and carefully sprinkle the mixture onto the glue.

Alternatively there's "Rubble Paste" in which you use the cup of materiel I listed above, but this time you add PVC glue and black paint. Add a proportional amount of paint and glue to get a good thickness without clogging up detail. After you're done, use a brush or popsicle stick to spread the paste where you want piles of rubble.

To make ruined buildings, use relatively thin sheets of cork and cut out the shapes of the buildings you want as well as any damaged areas you want. Once you're done that, use the edge of an X-acto knife and scrape the edges of the damaged sections of your buildings to make them looked crumbled. Afterwards you can also add metal wire or toothpicks to simulate steel girders or concrete rebar.

If done right, you should come out with results like this, these being terrain pieces for tabletop Warhammer 40k. Note that you might have to scale down your buildings due to Kaiju being massive.

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Just in case anyone is still interested in how to make ruined buildings or rubble for your Kaiju dioramas.
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Akunin » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:29 pm

We really need more 1:500 and 1:700 scale items out there, without having the Shapeway prices
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby BARAGONZILLA » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:44 pm

ILL GREEN wrote:Damn you did some serious justice Radness!! Your skills with the paints is phenomenal.

Hobby Search got a couple N scale demolished buildings, these things sell fast and disappear.

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I think I have seen the second one before.
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby ILL GREEN » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:14 am

Got them from Hobby Search, they carry tons of N and Z scale buildings. Don't worry if some are sold out, they will restock eventually.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby ゴジマン » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:18 am

I'm trying to find an image of the side of a building I can print off and put on Styrofoam. It needs to be in scale with Sh Monsterarts figures and with monsters that are supposed to be about 150 meters. Can anyone help me please?
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby ILL GREEN » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:51 am

Well SHMA figures are around 1:500 to 1:600 scale. Google has plenty of pics, I suggest to embed those pics to a pdf file so quality doesn't diminish from downsizing. PDF will keep the image as is for any size.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby goji89 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:29 pm

So if I wanted to paint the Tamashii act buildings how would go about doing that??? Any suggestiins ?

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby ILL GREEN » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:03 am

I would just paint the little windows with a high gloss black. Gives the illusion of windows during a black out.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:38 pm

Wanna know something cool? Ive been building a city from scratch! Im pretty proud of it, im not done yet. Materials ive been using:

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-construction paper
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-scotch tape
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby SpaceG92 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:11 pm

All in favor of renaming to the "Diorama Advice/Help Thread"? or something similar? To open up the floor to more diorama possibilities other then just buildings?

Anyhow - I thought I posted this before. Awesome video on how to make small diorama's for completed Gunpla. The same process can be applied to anything really. NECA uses Styrofoam blocks cut to the right size with printed decals. Then they are then painted/cut/damaged appropriately.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:58 pm

[quote="SpaceG92"]All in favor of renaming to the "Diorama Advice/Help Thread"? or something similar? To open up the floor to more diorama possibilities other then just buildings?


Im in favor. Since im going to post pics on a city im building soon.

Edit: I messed up the formatting, i just didnt want to quote the video again incase i might get a warning, especially from quoting an mod. :shrug:
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby G1985 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:53 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:Anyhow - I thought I posted this before. Awesome video on how to make small diorama's for completed Gunpla. The same process can be applied to anything really. NECA uses Styrofoam blocks cut to the right size with printed decals. Then they are then painted/cut/damaged appropriately.

I think my model-building IQ just doubled, from watching that video. I also think the IQ of the kid in the video probably dropped by half, for having to wear that superhero outfit. Thanks for posting it!
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby cmdmstudios » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:00 pm

SpaceG92 wrote:All in favor of renaming to the "Diorama Advice/Help Thread"? or something similar? To open up the floor to more diorama possibilities other then just buildings?


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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby goji89 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:27 pm

I third the motion.

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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Plexton » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:19 am

Rename complete! :D

Sorry I haven't posted in such a long time. You guys have some great suggestions that I'll have to look into in more detail.

I know that some people were interested in how the Premium Bandai diorama set scales with the Monsterarts figures, so I used it in my Shin Godzilla review. You can see a scale shot below:

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Because the set makes use of a forced perspective, you can conceivably place larger-scale buildings in front of the smaller scale ones to create the illusion of depth. I might try that at some point.

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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Kaijunator » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:46 am

Plexton wrote:Premium Bandai diorama set

IDR this ever being a thing. I wanted it to be one. When was this released? Where can I buy it?
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Castellan Zilla » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:05 am

Kaijunator wrote:
Plexton wrote:Premium Bandai diorama set

IDR this ever being a thing. I wanted it to be one. When was this released? Where can I buy it?


Good luck finding it. Would only be available on the Japanese secondary market.


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