DIORAMA WORKSHOP: ECHO BASE BACTA TANK DIORAMA FEATURE

Big thanks to Diorama Workshop for featuring my Echo Base-Bacta Tank diorama! Diorama Workshop is an indispensable resource for Star Wars diorama builders. I’ve been using Frank’s FREE templates and print outs for years and it’s a thrill to be featured!

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X-Wing Fighter Photo Reviews

Our photo reviews page is really just an excuse to take cool photos of Star Wars toys we love. Here’s an in-depth, close-up look at three Star Wars X-Wing Fighters (our favourite Star Wars vehicle).

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THE VINTAGE COLLECTION – POE DAMERON’S X-WING FIGHTER FROM THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
THE POWER OF THE FORCE – ELECTRONIC POWER FX LUKE SKYWALKER’S RED 5 X-WING FIGHTER
THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ROGUE ONE ANTOC MERRICK’S X-WING FIGHTER

Rancor Pit Diorama Experiment

April 2019

The rancor action figure is just…big.  And when you consider that the scene it’s involved in from Return of the Jedi involves only 2-3 characters at the most, it’s not an ideal figure or scene to recreate in a Star Wars room that’s always lacking in free space.  You want to be able to fill a shelf with a lot of figures and with the rancor pit you’re left with the beast itself, Luke Skywalker or Oola and a Gammorean Guard or two.  

However, and I can’t really explain how, I found myself with enough free space in my Star Wars room  to actually do a diorama of Jabba’s favourite pet. And THEN….I even added a second diorama(more on that in my next article).  The material I used for the walls is a paper packaging material that was used to wrap merchandise on a recent trip to Walt Disney World. It’s fairly sturdy and it’s possible to make bumps and ridges with it to simulate rock walls.  The small holes or perforations in the paper give it some texture.  The photos don’t do the colour of the material justice though, it’s a much darker brown than the camera sometimes shot.  

At some point I might add a large door to one of the walls, as seen in Return of the Jedi.

Doorway for Rancor Keeper
LED string lights for some ambient lighting since it’s a very dark space

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