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UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:48 pm

First up, Jeddah Streets WIP


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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby The Professor » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:52 pm

These are awesome! I can't wait to see Jedha completed, and I love the detail on the tank. I haven't tackled a diorama in years, but this is an environment I would love to see. Great job so far!

I also really love your work on Dagobah. You captured the creatures from the McQuarrie art quite well.
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Lance Quazar » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:31 pm

WHOA. The scale of these is SO impressive. I really love the Jedha in particular. Love all the elements, the wires, doors, stairs. etc. etc. Clearly a ton of work went into this.

I'd love to see some "close up" pictures of figures walking around, doing stuff, fighting, etc. Not just a panorama of the whole thing. Get in close, make put in some cool action poses, make it look like a movie.


Awesome stuff. Can't wait to see more of your terrific work.
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Postby YAK_Chewie » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:44 pm

These are great! You need to get on a photonovel kick!!

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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:26 pm

The Professor wrote:These are awesome! I can't wait to see Jedha completed, and I love the detail on the tank. I haven't tackled a diorama in years, but this is an environment I would love to see. Great job so far!

I also really love your work on Dagobah. You captured the creatures from the McQuarrie art quite well.


The buildings are done, but I want to add the dome topped boxes and make a bunch of figures. I'll straighten out the overhead wires more when I feel like it.

All the graphitti was in the movie, but possibly not where I put it. It is hard to see, but the 2 signs (clear rectangles but rounded on thin sides) have dust-free symbols on them. (In the movie they were sometimes lit.)

Build a Diorama! It is the best way to display figures. I had intended to make these buildings separate from the base so I could move them around as a playset, but decided to make it easy on myself and just attach them. I'm always happy to help out builders when I can.

Here's a tank update:
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:33 pm

Lance Quazar wrote:WHOA. The scale of these is SO impressive. I really love the Jedha in particular. Love all the elements, the wires, doors, stairs. etc. etc. Clearly a ton of work went into this.

I'd love to see some "close up" pictures of figures walking around, doing stuff, fighting, etc. Not just a panorama of the whole thing. Get in close, make put in some cool action poses, make it look like a movie.


Awesome stuff. Can't wait to see more of your terrific work.


Thanks! It is the details that makes building so fun for me.

I will have some close up shots, once I finish the Tank and some other figures. Stay tuned, but don't hold your breath! I'm in vehicle mode ATM. Good news is one of them is the Jeddah beast.
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:45 pm

YAK_Chewie wrote:These are great! You need to get on a photonovel kick!!

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Thanks!
I don't have the time (or photo skills) to do a photo novel*.

If anyone is ever in Toronto and wants to use my sets for their own PN; or wants a specific shot of mine to photoshop, I'm open to that.

* However, I do have an idea for a series like Hangers and Mash but I have to build the diorama for it first! It is on my top 5 of Dioramas to finish/build.
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Jodo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:27 pm

Utinniii wrote:
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THIS TANK. THIS DIO. AMAZING.

By far one of my favorite set ups man. Nicely done for certain! :mrgreen:
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:13 pm

Jodo wrote:
THIS TANK. THIS DIO. AMAZING.

By far one of my favorite set ups man. Nicely done for certain! :mrgreen:


For that compliment, and your kind words in your photonovel, here's my WIP. (I was going to wait until it was 100% finished before posting).

I have 2 wires to add on the front and a couple of finishing touches and the Tank itself is done. I'm also building the 3 Kyber Crates. They are mostly done, just the middle "lids" to do. Hopefully I can finish them this weekend.

You will notice I finally added NERF!!!!



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Lance, I added a bunch of figures but the photos were all crap. I'll retake them when I finish the crates.
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Jodo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:44 pm

That is dang nice.
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Thank kew!

And Lance and Chewie, you will be happy to know that I will be taking a lot of close up shots for a Short Photonovel I just wrote.
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Easy Bacjground Walls.

Postby Utinniii » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:30 pm

I'm in the process of making some modular walls. They make nice backgrounds for photos of my customs. Nothing is mounted so I can rearrange them as needed. I intend to make different floors (Desert, street, rocky...). I also intend to make pipes and other greeblies I can sticky-tack on so all the walls don't look the same.

The best thing about them is they were all made with scrap that I've been collecting for years.

The first (top) is made from florescent tube spacers. They are 2 pieces and I can tilt them 90 degrees for variation. I was going to paint them, but I like how they look. If I have more of them, I intend to make a second set, but paint them grey or metallic.

The second one is made from plastic cases from pen/pencil sets. Nothing is glued so I can change them around. I like the fake fence so I can make walls, and other areas.
I still need to glue the door controls on it.

More to come!


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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Trev » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:47 pm

Wow, all of the dioramas posted so far are BEAUTIFUL. I've never been able to make dioramas because I don't have the patience or artistic ability, but I envy those that can. I really love these! I may be inspired to try some of my own in the future, when I have more time! ;)
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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Lance Quazar » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:43 am

Very clever repurposing of real stuff. These items really have that otherworldy, outer space vibe. Awesome!

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Re: UTINNIII's Unique Universe!

Postby Utinniii » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:18 am

Lance Quazar wrote:Very clever repurposing of real stuff. These items really have that otherworldy, outer space vibe. Awesome!

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Thanks! I'm in the process of making a few more (and toying with making a Shanty Town.
This one is the most elaborate.

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