Diorama Advice/Help Thread

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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Godzilla Vinyl Mania » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:12 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:Mmm, Tohokyo isn’t mine (though I wish it were!). That’s ApexOversteer. In fairness, he did post that these exact effects pieces were available on bbts. I got mine from amazon, but it was his post that prompted me.

And yes, the G ‘65 is awesome and highly recommended if you have the chance to get one! The pose is so dynamic and lifelike! You can almost feel him stomping through the display.

Ahhh....my mistake.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby ApexOversteer » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:03 pm

Oh man, those blast effects look amazing canofhumdingers!

I'm currently learning my new Canon EOS Rebel camera, and haven't really added much to Tohokyo lately... I did take a cool quickn'dirty pic of my NECA '62, posted over in the creative pics thread...

Here's the raw, unedited image...

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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Godzilla Vinyl Mania » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:22 pm

Small update. Added some perimeter strips underneath to reinforce the base and make it sit level due to the wiring.
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Worked on the destruction area a bit. Tried to get a blast area look going. Still have all the finer details left (people, street signs, poles , cars etc...) think the next thing to do is to spray entire diorama in a clear matte finish.
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Just hit it with the matte finish and blended it all nicely imo.

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& a little more for today. Added the street lights.
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Postby canofhumdingers » Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 pm

That is really coming together nicely! Not gonna lie, I'm more than a little envious! Can't wait to see more

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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Godzilla Vinyl Mania » Thu May 16, 2019 1:03 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:That is really coming together nicely! Not gonna lie, I'm more than a little envious! Can't wait to see more

Thank you coh. Haven't been dedicating regular time to it and have to be feeling it otherwise it's not enjoyable so it's taking quite a while. I was a little nervous when I started painting the destruction on the base but I am happy with the way it came out so far. Cars have to be painted and assembled so that is my next challenge.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby ApexOversteer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:48 am

Expermimenting with overhead lighting for the Tohokyo corner... borrowed some cheap battery powered LED tap lights for testing. I like it lit up, so I've found some plug-in LED strips for not too much money. I''m also getting ready to add 4/6 more buildings too, mostly more damaged stuff...

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The actual plug-in lights are more even and dimmable, so I can make the lighting softer, warmer...

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I was trippin' through my local craft crap store, and they had an aisle set up for teachers going back to school, decorating classrooms, and there I finally found a sky to work with; bulletin board liner paper. It comes in rolls 12 feet long, 4 feet high, with the pattern repeating every three feet or so. I mounted it to foamcore board, and when it gets ratty from being bumped around, I can just make another one from the same roll. I can also flip it upside-down and have a different sky. Not bad for $10.

Here's my set-up for a picture I took using the new sky and Tohokyo...

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The main light is a ceiling fan, with 4 "daylight" LED bulbs. The LED light you see at Godzillas feet is covered by the parchment paper next to it usually, to put diffused the light on Godzilla. Off to the left is another fill light, to take some more shadows off Godzilla and the buildings, to confuse the scale a little bit.

You can see the finished pic over in the Creative Pics thread...

http://www.tohokingdom.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1681582#p1681582
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:15 am

I really enjoy all your “behind the scenes” pics and info! There’s so many things like this I want to do but just don’t currently have the time or space so it’s fun to live vicariously.


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