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Imperial Creative Engineering => Dioramas => Topic started by: hemble on July 08, 2015, 09:39:44 PM

Title: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on July 08, 2015, 09:39:44 PM
Hi All,

I figured I would start a new dio section as the other one was 63 pages long.

To start of the new section here is Han in Stormtrooper disguise.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2
Post by: JDeck on July 08, 2015, 10:19:24 PM
This is so cool! Great job as always! Really dig the details in the walls and the process of the floor is wonderful. I haven't gotten the bandai stormy yet, but it looks great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2015, 01:42:49 AM
This is so cool! Great job as always! Really dig the details in the walls and the process of the floor is wonderful. I haven't gotten the bandai stormy yet, but it looks great.

Cheers buddy and if you do get the Bandai Stormy you won't be disappointed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise P1 08/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 11, 2015, 05:06:19 AM
Wow, 63 pages. Great accomplishment. Off to get this new one on the front pages. It looks fantastic. I love the contrast with the walls and the floor.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise P1 08/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2015, 05:31:46 AM
Wow, 63 pages. Great accomplishment. Off to get this new one on the front pages. It looks fantastic. I love the contrast with the walls and the floor.

Thanks heaps Shawn and glad you like the dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise P1 08/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2015, 05:38:39 AM
Hi All,

I have been wanting to do a 6" shuttle since I got my hands on the Hasbro's BS 6" Sandtroopers, this build was going to be for the contest but due to time and work I have just started it and won't have it completed on time.

The shuttle will be my own design but will have some similar aspects to it which I will take from the lambda and sentinel class shuttles. This will also be for a dio that I am doing as well and the shuttle will be made from foam core/plastic and PVC pipes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 12/07/2015
Post by: krztfr on July 12, 2015, 06:06:48 AM
Just go ahead and just make the Tyderium you know you wanna lol
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 12/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 12, 2015, 01:06:06 PM
That is going to be awesome. Great idea.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 12/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 12, 2015, 11:43:13 PM
Just go ahead and just make the Tyderium you know you wanna lol

LOL maybe next time seeing how this turns out.

That is going to be awesome. Great idea.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 12/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 17, 2015, 09:11:45 PM
Hi All,

Did a little bit to the cockpit last night, I have also started on the interior which will be detailed and have lights.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 17, 2015, 11:36:29 PM
Hi All,

Just another quick update. This is going to be the length of the shuttle which should be long enough for a 15-20 troop contingent.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 18, 2015, 03:27:15 AM
Wow. That'll be epic! Looks great so far.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 18, 2015, 07:09:24 AM
Cool deal. Loving the look of your pilots too. Doing something similar to I.M.P.S.? Off to share on the pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 18, 2015, 02:47:25 PM
Wow. That'll be epic! Looks great so far.

Thanks mate I'm very happy with the way it's looking so.

Cool deal. Loving the look of your pilots too. Doing something similar to I.M.P.S.? Off to share on the pages.

Cheers Shawn and yeah the pilots are going to be similar style to I.M.P.S.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 18, 2015, 04:00:18 PM
WOW ! This is going to be off the charts awesome i cant wait to  see this finished !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 19/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 18, 2015, 05:01:07 PM
WOW ! This is going to be off the charts awesome i cant wait to  see this finished !

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: I-am-Boba-Fett on July 19, 2015, 03:42:30 AM
This is gonna be amazing! Liking the look of those custom pilots too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 19, 2015, 04:46:42 AM
This is gonna be amazing! Liking the look of those custom pilots too.

Thanks heaps mate, I still undecided if I'm going to have the pilots in full body armour or half flight suit and half armour.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 19, 2015, 04:52:09 AM
Hi All,

Another update, I have completed the wall panels and flight consoles and just need to do the centre console.

The wall panels were done buy cutting out foam core and the flight consoles are thin cardboard and they were detailed by using plasti card, 1/72, 1/35, 1/18 and 1/6 scale bits and pieces.

Once I do the centre console I will be painting the panels and consoles. I have also added to ceiling light using small LED's and powered by a 9v battery which will be hidden inside a hidden compartment.

The design of the panels and consoles are completely of the hat except for the white boarder lines.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 19, 2015, 04:52:47 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 19, 2015, 05:48:35 AM
What can I say, its going to be epic! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: krztfr on July 19, 2015, 06:31:32 AM
I admit i wasnt so sure about this project at first but now just looking at those consoles i have to say i cant wait to see this bad boy finished. The console are a perfect representation of the Star Wars Imperial style. So are you going to paint the model bits too?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on July 19, 2015, 08:33:51 AM
 Excellent as always !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: krztfr on July 19, 2015, 08:45:56 AM
Oh for the pilots you could go i.m.p.s. with full armor to make it look different. However is it a shuttle to go in battle or just escort? If just an escort ROTJ shuttle pilots werent armored but im sure the personal dropships pilots are half armored lile Tie and ATAT pilots.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 19, 2015, 10:45:19 AM
Man,  that's cool. You always make real neat greeble work. You almost don't need paint, it looks so neat.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 19, 2015, 11:49:41 PM
What can I say, its going to be epic! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

I admit i wasnt so sure about this project at first but now just looking at those consoles i have to say i cant wait to see this bad boy finished. The console are a perfect representation of the Star Wars Imperial style. So are you going to paint the model bits too?

Oh for the pilots you could go i.m.p.s. with full armor to make it look different. However is it a shuttle to go in battle or just escort? If just an escort ROTJ shuttle pilots werent armored but im sure the personal dropships pilots are half armored lile Tie and ATAT pilots.

Thanks mate and yeah all the bits and pieces are going to be painted. This is going to be a cross between a drop shuttle and battle shuttle so armoured pilots would be suited for it.

Excellent as always !

Cheers Buddy.

Man,  that's cool. You always make real neat greeble work. You almost don't need paint, it looks so neat.

Cheers mate and I did think about not painting it originally but I want to go the whole hog on it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 20, 2015, 04:51:26 AM
Hi All,

Another small update,  I have painted all the panels and consoles and attached them into the cockpit. Next up is the centre console and chairs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P1 18/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 20, 2015, 04:52:12 AM
2 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: CandyBlues on July 20, 2015, 11:31:08 AM
This is great Ron! A monster to tackle for sure! Cant imagine doing this in the 6 inch scale!
Ive started working on a 1'72 scale Tydirium myself last month, lots of inaccuracies...
But ive got big planes for it.
I look forward to seeing youre updates.

 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 20, 2015, 10:48:07 PM
This is great Ron! A monster to tackle for sure! Cant imagine doing this in the 6 inch scale!
Ive started working on a 1'72 scale Tydirium myself last month, lots of inaccuracies...
But ive got big planes for it.
I look forward to seeing youre updates.

Thanks heaps mate and if this goes to the way I want I'm going to do sections of the DS in 6". I look forward to seeing what you do with the 1/72 scale shuttle.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: customjedi on July 21, 2015, 04:46:39 AM
I'm simply floored that you are tackling this. Remarkable!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 21, 2015, 11:42:01 AM
You can read more of my comments on the front pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 21, 2015, 01:25:44 PM
Fantastic detail!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 21, 2015, 10:50:25 PM
Hi All,

I'm simply floored that you are tackling this. Remarkable!

Yeah so am I mate LOL but I wanted to try this before I tackled the DS and thanks.

You can read more of my comments on the front pages.

Cheers Shawn I really appreciate the comments.

Fantastic detail!!

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P2 20/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2015, 04:37:42 AM
Hi All,

Finished the centre console which was made using cardboard, plasti card, 1/72, 1/35, 1/18 and 1/6 scale parts. Next up the chairs and pilots.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 23/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 23, 2015, 05:22:27 AM
Looks great Ron. Man, I can't even begin to fathom how tedious this must be. I can't wait to see more work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 23/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2015, 06:12:18 AM
Looks great Ron. Man, I can't even begin to fathom how tedious this must be. I can't wait to see more work.

Honestly mate I don't think it is the worst part of the consoles for me was to work out what parts to use and thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 23/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2015, 06:20:03 AM
Hi All,

I have done the chairs and as you can see they are very basic but I didn't want to go to over board with them as the you won't see them once the window and the hull are connected. The chairs have been made totally from plasti card.

The pilots are a mash up of Hasbro's Stormtroopers and Scouttroopers with casts of the Tie pilot which were done by Clonehead and he did an awesome job the casts are very crisp and clean cheers mate.  I have super glued the joints and will putty and cover the joints over the next few days.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 23/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2015, 06:20:42 AM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 24, 2015, 08:36:06 AM
That is so awesome! Those levers and the consoles really look great and the figures are really cool as well.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2015, 02:52:15 PM
That is so awesome! Those levers and the consoles really look great and the figures are really cool as well.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: Clonehead on July 24, 2015, 03:04:03 PM
The console looks great, Ron! Reminds me of the gauge detailing some builders do on model cars.
Thanks for the props on the heads. I have more six inch resin plans if things ever slow down around here.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2015, 07:58:43 PM
The console looks great, Ron! Reminds me of the gauge detailing some builders do on model cars.
Thanks for the props on the heads. I have more six inch resin plans if things ever slow down around here.

Cheers buddy and my pleasure as I said the casts are awesome and if you ever do casts of Sandtroopers back packs and pauldrons let me know.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 25, 2015, 07:21:11 AM
I wondered if those might be CH's casts. Man, I am so envious of this. Looking great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 27, 2015, 11:31:30 PM
I wondered if those might be CH's casts. Man, I am so envious of this. Looking great. Off to share.

Glad you are enjoying it Shawn and thanks. I will have updates soon of the painted pilots.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2015, 04:54:11 AM
Hi All,

The pilots are complete and now secured inside the cockpit.

The pilots have had the joints super glued and then instead of putty I used plastacine as these will not be moved at all and then I covered the uniform areas with tissue paper.

The figures were given a simple job and were painted using Vallejo paints and the transfers on the left side of the helmets are from Games Workshop and the lines were firstly drawn on by using a led pencil then I painted over the pencil line.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P3 24/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2015, 04:55:09 AM
4 more an done with the light on.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: JDeck on July 28, 2015, 05:28:37 AM
Man, that's awesome! The paint on the figures are cool, combined with the interior lights. looks great!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: Tamer on July 28, 2015, 10:18:54 AM
Nice work on those pilots. off to share.

You gonna put any breathers on em? Maybe kind of like the shuttle pilots on the last version of I.M.P.S.?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: krztfr on July 28, 2015, 10:59:36 AM
Awesome but without the breathers it doesnt give a pilot vibe like we are use to....but thats a minor issue to everything else this has going for it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: Sjefke on July 28, 2015, 08:19:33 PM
RON
Jaw dropping detail.
Where did you get the reference photos of the control panels?
Just amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: hemble on July 30, 2015, 12:15:28 AM
Man, that's awesome! The paint on the figures are cool, combined with the interior lights. looks great!

Thanks buddy.

Nice work on those pilots. off to share.

You gonna put any breathers on em? Maybe kind of like the shuttle pilots on the last version of I.M.P.S.?

Cheers Shawn and no not this time mate, I decided that once they window went in you aren't really going to see them that well.

Awesome but without the breathers it doesnt give a pilot vibe like we are use to....but thats a minor issue to everything else this has going for it.

Cheers mate.

RON
Jaw dropping detail.
Where did you get the reference photos of the control panels?
Just amazing.

Thanks heaps mate and for the reference I just looked at a few pics of a imperial shuttle and the Falcon and just put things on and if it looked good I kept it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 28/07/2015
Post by: hemble on August 02, 2015, 02:38:40 AM
Hi All,

Little more work done to the shuttle, I have attached the interior walls and the screen. I will try and get another update done before Wednesday as I'm going under the knife again on the ankle so I'll be bed bound for up to a week depending on how the surgery goes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: JDeck on August 02, 2015, 05:20:01 AM
Man,  ohh man. Your making great progress! I hope they resolve your ankle problem, that sucks they have to keep doing surgery.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: larifari on August 02, 2015, 09:24:51 AM
OMG! I love this!!  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: Tamer on August 03, 2015, 06:59:15 PM
I don't know where my comments went. I got this on the fp yesterday, but where my comments went I know not. It is really great Ron. I am very, very excited to see where this goes.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on August 04, 2015, 04:24:28 AM
Man,  ohh man. Your making great progress! I hope they resolve your ankle problem, that sucks they have to keep doing surgery.

Glad you are liking it mate and yeah hopefully number 7 is lucky :)

OMG! I love this!!  0/

Cheers mate.

I don't know where my comments went. I got this on the fp yesterday, but where my comments went I know not. It is really great Ron. I am very, very excited to see where this goes.

Cheers Shawn and hopefully I'll have more updates soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: krztfr on August 04, 2015, 12:12:39 PM
Hey Ron I have a question on the high impact installation foam you use on some of your dios would they be able to be spray painted or will it be eaten away like regular styrofoam?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on August 04, 2015, 02:46:40 PM
Hey Ron I have a question on the high impact installation foam you use on some of your dios would they be able to be spray painted or will it be eaten away like regular styrofoam?

Hey mate, it depends on the paint, I have found that spray paint from Games Workshop doesn't eat it. But I have found that if you spray the foam with Testor's Dull coate matt finish it doesn't eat the foam.

If you are using foam core I cover the edges with PVA glue and once dry it acts like a cover and the foam between the cardboard doesn't get eaten.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: DarthSamurai on August 04, 2015, 07:49:52 PM
I love that instrument panel. More patience than I have putting in all that detail :)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on August 09, 2015, 03:16:40 AM
I love that instrument panel. More patience than I have putting in all that detail :)

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on August 09, 2015, 03:19:54 AM
Hi All,

I have decided to cancel my website and just add everything to my new FB page link below. I haven't got much on there at the moment but it will get more things on there soon.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hemblecreations/489059647939401?ref=hl (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hemblecreations/489059647939401?ref=hl)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: Tamer on August 09, 2015, 11:53:45 AM
I will help spread the news on our front pages Ron.

I hope you still keep posting here!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on August 09, 2015, 02:24:56 PM
I will help spread the news on our front pages Ron.

I hope you still keep posting here!

Thanks heaps Shawn and don't worry buddy you can't get rid of me that easy  ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: Tamer on August 10, 2015, 08:46:22 AM
Thats what I like to hear!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle 6" WIP P4 02/08/2015
Post by: hemble on September 08, 2015, 04:37:24 AM
Hi All,

Well take note kiddies don't have a ankle injury and take pain killers and then forget that your bad ankle can't handle movement to well. This is what happened to me a few minutes my ankle gave way and my knee went straight into the cockpit of the shuttle.

Back to the drawing board on this one damn not a good way to finish of a great day.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle stopped for now. 05/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2015, 06:29:20 AM
Daggone, hate to see and hear this! Build it back up bud. Talk about one great project.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle stopped for now. 05/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2015, 05:28:11 AM
Daggone, hate to see and hear this! Build it back up bud. Talk about one great project.

Thanks Shawn but she will get rebuilt in the next few weeks I'm just buying up all the materials.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle stopped for now. 05/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 13, 2015, 05:31:35 AM
Phew!!! Glad to hear that.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle stopped for now. 05/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2015, 05:34:43 AM
Hi All,

With the Shuttle in drydock waiting repair I decided to start a new project and decided to make a partial Falcon dio with the ramp section, I won't be making it 100% movie accurate as I'll be using bits and pieces in my parts bin.

The hull has so far been made out of foam core and will have plasti card built over the top of that and will have a small base that it will be secure to.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Troop Shuttle stopped for now. 05/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2015, 05:37:14 AM
Phew!!! Glad to hear that.

Yeah I want to do a huge dio with the shuttle so this little misshape will allow to also save up for a Perspex cover.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: maxx-replicas on September 14, 2015, 12:44:02 AM
*** thumbsup *** for a Falcon "Ramp-Dio"...looks good so far.  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2015, 02:44:06 AM
Nice start. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 14, 2015, 01:12:16 PM
This is looking really good !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2015, 03:23:48 AM
*** thumbsup *** for a Falcon "Ramp-Dio"...looks good so far.  ;)

Thanks heaps mate.

Nice start. Off to share.

Thanks again Shawn.

This is looking really good !

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2015, 03:26:47 AM
Hi All,

Did some work on the ramp today. I used plasti card for everything except the ramp itself which is foamcore and also did a little work on the hull by adding plasti card to the lower section and also inside the ramp section.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" p5. 13/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2015, 03:27:57 AM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 16, 2015, 02:21:27 AM
So awesome. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: Sjefke on September 16, 2015, 06:58:20 AM
Looks so good!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 16, 2015, 05:58:23 PM
So awesome. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Looks so good!


Thanks Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: JDeck on September 18, 2015, 05:02:23 AM
That is way cool. Its looking absolutely awesome. The way you cut styrene you ought to be a surgeon.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: Clonehead on September 18, 2015, 10:15:41 AM
Love the shot
Looking down the ramp at Han.
Fabulous work so far, Ron.

The scale looks perfect
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2015, 02:10:50 AM
That is way cool. Its looking absolutely awesome. The way you cut styrene you ought to be a surgeon.

Thanks buddy and to be honest I cheat when I can when it comes to styrene, I pick up the tiled sheets and just snap them apart and then do the angles with a ruler .

Love the shot
Looking down the ramp at Han.
Fabulous work so far, Ron.

The scale looks perfect

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 15/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2015, 02:16:14 AM
Hi All,

Did some more work on the Falcon today. I redid the circular part and removed about 1/2 and inch of the end and then used cardboard to make the tiles. I also did the mid section using foam core and plasti card and the gun turret section of the AMT Falcon kit.

I also decided to added a little bit of the hull to both sides of the hatach section by using foam core and this will be covered with card board and then greeblies will be added.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 21/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 22, 2015, 03:11:11 AM
This is fantastic Ron. Time to go shout it from the hills.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 21/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2015, 03:28:17 AM
This is fantastic Ron. Time to go shout it from the hills.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 21/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2015, 04:36:17 PM
Hi All,

More work done to the Falcon, I'm almost done just need to add a few more greeblies and then the damage and a little sanding on the edges.

The greeblies on the Falcon are from 1/72, 1/35, 1/6 parts from model kits and figures and I have also used plasti card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 21/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2015, 04:37:01 PM
one more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: JDeck on September 28, 2015, 05:32:49 PM
Awesome work!! Its coming along greatly!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2015, 06:10:58 PM
Awesome work!! Its coming along greatly!!

Thanks mate, I can't wait to paint and weather it and add it to a small dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: krztfr on September 28, 2015, 08:07:22 PM
Hopefully the gravity isnt strong with this one like it was with the shuttle. Looks great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2015, 09:24:12 PM
Hopefully the gravity isnt strong with this one like it was with the shuttle. Looks great.

LOL no this is staying away from any knee's and cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: Bronxstalker on September 29, 2015, 05:47:18 PM
I'm....I....I'm just....damn it, speechless at your awesome work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 29, 2015, 05:54:44 PM
I'm....I....I'm just....damn it, speechless at your awesome work.

Cheers buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: Tamer on September 30, 2015, 01:59:57 AM
I did get this featured yesterday, but ran out of time to post on it. Fantastic work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on September 30, 2015, 02:27:19 AM
I did get this featured yesterday, but ran out of time to post on it. Fantastic work Ron.

No worries buddy and as always thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2015, 01:43:43 AM
Hi All,

Have completed sanding and adding the rest of the greeblies and gave her coats of medium grey as a under coat. I will have to spray her Tamiya's Deck Tan over the next few days and then start weathering her.

 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P6. 29/09/2015
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2015, 01:44:16 AM
one more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 01, 2015, 08:48:06 AM
I just shake my head in disbelief this is so cool. Keep on a rocking Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2015, 03:22:19 PM
I just shake my head in disbelief this is so cool. Keep on a rocking Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: BlackThorne on October 01, 2015, 04:25:16 PM
I'm a huge fan of your dios and vignettes, and this one is no different. Awesome.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2015, 05:01:52 PM
I'm a huge fan of your dios and vignettes, and this one is no different. Awesome.

Thank buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 01, 2015, 05:33:30 PM
Ron you are on fire ! I have been watching the progress of this and Yet again i am left speechless ! Fantastic !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2015, 06:12:58 PM
Ron you are on fire ! I have been watching the progress of this and Yet again i am left speechless ! Fantastic !

Thanks mate and I'll more updates tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: BenAlius on October 02, 2015, 07:57:21 AM
This looks so cool!
Such a small part of the Falcon, and still so awesome as a dio!
I would love to have this on a display in my livingroom!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2015, 02:17:22 PM
This looks so cool!
Such a small part of the Falcon, and still so awesome as a dio!
I would love to have this on a display in my livingroom!

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2015, 02:44:28 PM
Hi All,

Did some minor add ons bt adding a few more raised panels by using plastic card and also scribed the larger panel lines to make them a little deeper.

I also added the battle damage by using a dremel and cut out the base that the Falcon will be on and finally decided to make it a docking bay 94 base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2015, 02:46:09 PM
one more of the base.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: JDeck on October 02, 2015, 04:44:40 PM
NOICE!! Looking very awesome. I want one!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2015, 04:47:20 PM
NOICE!! Looking very awesome. I want one!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 03, 2015, 05:47:13 AM
I can imagine the orders will pour in for something like this. Lovin it. I can already envision the Mynock Hunt with this. Yes, I know you are gonna do an ANH Scene. I was just saying though Ron, the options are there! LOL!

Off to share in the regular places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2015, 03:35:00 PM
I can imagine the orders will pour in for something like this. Lovin it. I can already envision the Mynock Hunt with this. Yes, I know you are gonna do an ANH Scene. I was just saying though Ron, the options are there! LOL!

Off to share in the regular places.

Hey Shawn, Thanks heaps mate and yeah I have had a number of people ask me to build them one and I have also had them ask for base for Tatooine, the Space Slug belly, Bespin, Hoth, Rebel Hanger deck and DS Hanger.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2015, 03:58:47 PM
Hi All,

Did some work on the Falcon yesterday,  I gave the Falcon two coats of matt white spray.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P7. 01/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2015, 04:00:45 PM
I then gave her several washes of watered downed matt black and then several washes of watered down light grey.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 05/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2015, 05:13:11 PM
Hi All,

Did some light weathering and also started weathering the battle damage area's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 05/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2015, 05:13:57 PM
3 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 05/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2015, 12:12:39 AM
Hi All,

Finished the Falcon and just now need to do the base. With the Falcon I painted and weathered the ramp and gave the ramp and the hull a very light wash of watered down matt black.

Once the wash dried I then used pastels to bring out the streaks and panels and then gave the whole thing 3 coats of matt varnish. I still need to add dust to the ramp but will do that once the sand base is done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 05/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2015, 12:13:27 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 05/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 06, 2015, 02:09:36 AM
Hi All,

Added lights to the bottom of the Falcon by using the fake candle lights. Sorry for the crappy pics I can never get good pics when there is light and in the dark.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 06, 2015, 03:11:53 AM
Wow Ron, just wow times a thousand. Love it. Did I say I like it?

Shared everywhere I know of.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 06, 2015, 04:29:50 AM
Wow Ron, just wow times a thousand. Love it. Did I say I like it?

Shared everywhere I know of.

Shawn thanks heaps mate and here are three more pics with alanding bay light made from plasti card, a clear section of a nacelle fro Star trek and a fake candle light.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 06, 2015, 08:01:52 PM
I am in awe!  Another Masterpiece Ron !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 06, 2015, 10:44:10 PM
I am in awe!  Another Masterpiece Ron !

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 07, 2015, 03:06:21 AM
Fantastic. Off to share one of these images too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2015, 04:03:13 AM
Fantastic. Off to share one of these images too.

Thanks heaps Shawn and she's nearly done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P8. 06/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2015, 04:06:18 AM
Hi All,

I have added the sand base and once dry I will paint and weather it, I have also started on making containers from bottle lids and had two cases from some Star Trek Enterprise figures which I will use as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 07/10/2015
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 07, 2015, 11:02:15 PM
Super awesome mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 07/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2015, 11:08:59 PM
Super awesome mate!

Thanks buddy, I'm really having a blast doing this.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 07/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 08, 2015, 03:09:30 AM
Hi All,

The sand has been done, once dry I gave it wash of sand brown and then let it dry for 2 hours then gave two washes of Pale sand. The long cargo containers are made from 1/6 th scale WW2 German gas canisters with some pieces of plasti card added.

I still have to make the fuel lines and some spare hoses and then get more usual outdoor pics, I will also have all the items loose so that I can make different displays.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 08/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 02:30:43 AM
Hi All,

I have completed the Falcon, I added a fuel line by using an old extension lead and some irrigation hose. I glued the two together and then used plasti card as the metal brackets and secured it in place by using think plastic rod.

The static charge cables are old head phone cables and the static base was made from pieces of plasti card 1/35 parts and plastic rod.

I have my usual outdoor pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 08/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 02:31:22 AM
two more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: Clonehead on October 10, 2015, 05:50:45 AM
Incredible work, Ron!  It finished up in stunning fashion.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 09:43:41 PM
Incredible work, Ron!  It finished up in stunning fashion.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 09:45:23 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics and will get the light pics once it gets dark.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 09:46:28 PM
 a few with figures and having a little fun.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2015, 09:47:26 PM
and a few more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: JDeck on October 11, 2015, 06:10:40 AM
Wow!! That looks great!! You hit that one right out the park and across the street.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 11, 2015, 07:30:03 AM
Wow, that is great! More comments on the front page. And more later after I digest this a bit more. One of your best though Ron, one of your best.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: darthcrassus on October 11, 2015, 08:11:51 AM
Hasbro, hire this man. Right now. Do it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: BlackThorne on October 11, 2015, 08:29:03 PM
This is beautiful, mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: Sjefke on October 12, 2015, 07:38:35 AM
Work of art.
I've really enjoyed this build.
That's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2015, 11:35:04 PM
Wow!! That looks great!! You hit that one right out the park and across the street.

Thanks mate.

Wow, that is great! More comments on the front page. And more later after I digest this a bit more. One of your best though Ron, one of your best.

Cheers Shawn and as always thanks for the FP coverage.

Hasbro, hire this man. Right now. Do it.

Yes Hasbro hire me LOL and thanks mate.

This is beautiful, mate!

Cheers Buddy.

Work of art.
I've really enjoyed this build.
That's all I have to say.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Falcon dio WIP 6" P9. 10/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2015, 11:38:18 PM
Hi All,

Onto another project and this is a commission piece that the client want's done and after some chatting together we both decided that a SS type Cantina diorama/display would be the way to go.

As you can see I have started out using foam core which will be the major material used in this build.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 14/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 14, 2015, 03:08:29 AM
Still reeling from you Falcon Dio, but this looks great too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 14/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 14, 2015, 02:26:21 PM
Still reeling from you Falcon Dio, but this looks great too. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 14/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 22, 2015, 03:54:09 AM
Hi All,

Did some more work today, I covered the structure using spak filla and added brown dye as this will make it easier to paint. The frame ribbed section on the side was done by using plasti card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 14/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 22, 2015, 03:54:41 AM
2 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 23, 2015, 02:42:08 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share.

Man, you have really been creating some fantastic stuff lately.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 23, 2015, 02:50:08 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share.

Man, you have really been creating some fantastic stuff lately.

Thanks heaps buddy and after this I have one more commission to do of a street display of Tatooine and then I will be working on my own projects.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 23, 2015, 03:07:27 AM
That sounds great, kinda wondering if you have anything TFA in your plans.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 23, 2015, 04:11:51 AM
That sounds great, kinda wondering if you have anything TFA in your plans.

Hey Shawn, I do have TFA diorama planned using three BS 6" Troopers which I will be making into a type of assault squad. I also have planned on doing a diorama with speeders.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2015, 02:18:34 AM
Hi All,

I took a very small break from the commission work I have been doing, I picked up a few of the new micro machines figures for my son and got myself the AT-ST and Luke and Scout on speeder bikes.

I decided to do a small dio with the AT-ST which I cut up and repositioned, I then painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

The base is a table top from a old Figma figure and the ground work is spak filla mixed with brown paint. I glued the AT-ST down first then added the spak filla and once the spak filla dried I lightly dry brushed it dark brown and flat earth colours.

The trees are small twigs I got from the garden and the leaves where made using tree kit from Woodland scenic and the bushes and shrubs are from Woodland Scenics and Army
Painter.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2015, 02:19:19 AM
more pics.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Partial Cantina dio WIP 6" P10. 22/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2015, 02:20:08 AM
last four.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 24, 2015, 07:02:18 AM
Love it. I so am gonna try this. So gonna.

Posted all over the place Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2015, 02:24:30 PM
Love it. I so am gonna try this. So gonna.

Posted all over the place Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it wasn't time consuming at all, it took about 1.5 hrs all up. The longest part was making the tree which took me about 25 mins to make.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: JDeck on October 24, 2015, 06:09:49 PM
Sweet!! The tree looks great as well as the AT-ST position. The army painter groundwork is terrific, I haven't used it yet but I think that's the best looking stuff on the market.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 24, 2015, 11:51:42 PM
Sweet!! The tree looks great as well as the AT-ST position. The army painter groundwork is terrific, I haven't used it yet but I think that's the best looking stuff on the market.

Thanks buddy and yeah Army Painter and Woodland Scenics in my honest opinion are the best plus real natural items as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: Clonehead on October 25, 2015, 04:53:47 AM
That is the fun part I found about a smaller dio. It doesn't take much time or material and it's hard to get overwhelmed as long as you can focus your vision that tight.
Well done, Ron! It's beautiful. You should do a whole series of these micro dios.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 25, 2015, 06:00:38 AM
That is the fun part I found about a smaller dio. It doesn't take much time or material and it's hard to get overwhelmed as long as you can focus your vision that tight.
Well done, Ron! It's beautiful. You should do a whole series of these micro dios.

Thanks heaps buddy and I picked up some x-wing and tie micro machines which I want to do a small DS dio with but need to fix the bent area's first.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2015, 11:28:57 PM
Hi All,

Back onto the cantina dio and I have been working on the table, I have used a PVC plumber pipe connection and removed about 1/2" off it to get the rough size. I glued plasti card to one end and cut and sanded it back and drilled a small hole into it.

The light is a piece of semi hard plastic that you get covering paint brushes and I cut the size off I wanted and then glued a thin piece of plasti card to that and trimmed and sanded it.

I used a fake battery candle light and as you can see by the pictures I have added some plasti card inside so that the main part of the table will fit over the candle so that a new one can be replaced when it's needed.

The tube in the middle is to reflect the light into the light on the table and it will look better once the table is painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Micro AT-ST Dio P11. 24/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 26, 2015, 11:30:57 PM
one more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11. 27/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 27, 2015, 02:52:30 AM
Wow, very nice. Love the light up feature. Time to go feature em on the pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11. 27/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 29, 2015, 03:51:26 AM
Wow, very nice. Love the light up feature. Time to go feature em on the pages.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I love these fake candle lights you can do so much with them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11. 27/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 29, 2015, 03:52:41 AM
Hi All,

Did some more to the cantina, I have added the pipes that are behind Solo's head and the table is almost done just needs sanding and the bottom to be sealed more tightly to stop the light glow.

With the table I decided to go with straight lines where the gaps are as the should be curved but I still think they make the tablen look good.

The chairs I have also gone with one longer chair for Solo instead of the single one and gave Greedo the single one. I am making the chairs out of plasti card they will be light weight but strong and sturdy.

I still have some work to do one the longer chair and the small chair I need to add the bottom and the sides.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11. 27/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 29, 2015, 03:53:54 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: Tamer on October 30, 2015, 02:45:43 AM
Just gorgeous so far Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: JDeck on October 30, 2015, 06:44:06 AM
Great work on the cantina. Those chairs look perfect! I tried making one from clay once it looked like an old brown couch. Lol. I learn a lot from watching your projects, keep it up.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 30, 2015, 02:28:19 PM
Loving the cantina vibe Ron ! Will be watching for the updates !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: TheEpicARF on October 30, 2015, 11:18:38 PM
The cantina looks great! Keep up Ja good work!
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2015, 08:58:26 AM
Just gorgeous so far Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I did some more and will have pics up soon.

Great work on the cantina. Those chairs look perfect! I tried making one from clay once it looked like an old brown couch. Lol. I learn a lot from watching your projects, keep it up.

Thanks heaps mate and I started using foam but went back to the plasti card as it's great to work with.

Loving the cantina vibe Ron ! Will be watching for the updates !

Thanks mate.

The cantina looks great! Keep up Ja good work!
 ()rr  0/

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2015, 09:12:53 AM
Hi All,

Did some more work on this today, I added the thick pipes by stripping out an old electric cord and then cut the lengths I wanted and made small holes and then inserted the cord and super glued them in place. The thinner pipes on top of the roof are pieces of plasti card and the thinner pipe on the back wall is what I pulled out of the electric cord.

The lights on the wall were made by using the left over joint pieces from the Bandai Star Wars figures and the glass piece is a Figma stand that come with their Indy figure. The stand piece is hollow so inserted the bulb into it and then cut a hole in the joint piece and glued the two together.

I connected them to the wall by drilling thru the wall and pushed thru the wiring and made another hole to attach the lights as the joint piece has a small rod connected to it.

The back wall has the machines that I made from plasti card, 1/72nd, 1/35th and 1/6th scale pieces. I added more pipes at the back to house the wiring from the bulbs and the machine on the left hand side houses the 9 volt battery.

The chairs were finally completed by using plasti card and a piece of foam for the bottom to raise the chairs up. The pipes on the inside of the roof are again pieces of plasti card rod which were glued together using model glue and once dry I used super glue to attach them to the roof.

All I have to do now is paint it and attach it to a base.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2015, 09:13:47 AM
more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2015, 09:14:27 AM
more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P11 & P12. 29/10/2015
Post by: hemble on October 31, 2015, 09:15:00 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 1/11/2015
Post by: JDeck on October 31, 2015, 07:00:12 PM
Wow, that is awesome! I'm very impressed, I really like that battery box and the attention to detail even on the outside.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 1/11/2015
Post by: Tamer on November 01, 2015, 04:40:48 AM
Daggone that is great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 1/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 02, 2015, 04:21:02 AM
Wow, that is awesome! I'm very impressed, I really like that battery box and the attention to detail even on the outside.

Thanks heaps mate.

Daggone that is great. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 1/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 02, 2015, 04:24:36 AM
Hi All,

I have started painting the cantina. I have used Vallejo paints to paint and weather the cantina so far, I have used washes and dry brushing so far to get the detail that you see so far.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 1/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 02, 2015, 04:25:40 AM
3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: Sjefke on November 02, 2015, 01:39:36 PM
This is a very entertaining build, Ron.  For me, it has everything.
- OTC theme.
- Painstaking attention to detail.
- Electric.
- You've also included a surprise.  I don't think you've ever revealed the mechanics/inner workings of one of you dios before.  Very well done.

If I ever try my hand at a Cantina diorama/playset, I'll definitely go to your images for reference.

... and if Greedo makes it into the scene, I'll trust that only Han's blaster will be smoking.  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: Tamer on November 03, 2015, 03:44:13 AM
I don't know what else I can say that Jeff hasn't but bravo sir. Time to get this on the other pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 03, 2015, 04:06:13 AM
This is a very entertaining build, Ron.  For me, it has everything.
- OTC theme.
- Painstaking attention to detail.
- Electric.
- You've also included a surprise.  I don't think you've ever revealed the mechanics/inner workings of one of you dios before.  Very well done.

If I ever try my hand at a Cantina diorama/playset, I'll definitely go to your images for reference.

... and if Greedo makes it into the scene, I'll trust that only Han's blaster is smoking.  ;)

Thanks heaps Jeff and yeah I have showed the light on but never have shown the mechanics behind it. I'm still learning the lighting thing so it is pretty basic but I am learning and I will eventually have sound and lights on certain diorama's.

Glad you like my that much that you would use it as reference thanks mate and this is for a client but I will do a few shots before I send it of Han's blaster smoking.

I don't know what else I can say that Jeff hasn't but bravo sir. Time to get this on the other pages.

Shawn thanks as always for the FP I really appreciate it mate.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2015, 01:00:41 AM
Hi All,

It's all complete, I used fly screen for the floor interior and a mix of spakfilla and sand for the the exterior. The whole display was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2015, 01:01:53 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" P12. 2/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2015, 01:02:36 AM
last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: Tamer on November 05, 2015, 03:01:13 AM
Ron, not one detail was overlooked. Two thumbs all the way up. Off to share. Daggone you can create my friend.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: darthcrassus on November 05, 2015, 12:08:28 PM
Why, why did you do this to me? Here I was happy with my 6'' figure collection and then I see this! Now I'm going to have to build one for my collection. It won't be complete until I do. ;)

Seriously, great job. I appreciate the photos and will refer back to them if and when nI get a chance to make one.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2015, 11:54:06 PM
Ron, not one detail was overlooked. Two thumbs all the way up. Off to share. Daggone you can create my friend.

Thanks heaps Shawn, I really had fun building this one.

Why, why did you do this to me? Here I was happy with my 6'' figure collection and then I see this! Now I'm going to have to build one for my collection. It won't be complete until I do. ;)

Seriously, great job. I appreciate the photos and will refer back to them if and when I get a chance to make one.

Thanks mate and more then happy to do the WIP pics if it helps someone like yourself wanting to build one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2015, 05:34:56 AM
Hi All,

Got a small break between commission work and decided to do a Endor chase scene using the Micro Machine Speeders that came with the AT-ST.

I started this at 8:30pm and just completed it so all up it took me 2 hours in total, here are a few quick pics and as always I will get my outdoor pic tomorrow and have the recipe as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2015, 08:24:28 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual out door pics. This was another fun little project which only took me 2 hrs all up to do.

Recipe

Speeders - Are the two that come with the AT-ST, I cut the front stabilizers off and replaced them with thin round plasti card rod and re-attached the fins. I also reapainted the speeders and figures with Vallejo and Gam Workshop paints.

Base - The trees are made from twigs from the garden and the leaves are railway bushes and Woodland Scenics trees. The bushes are from Woodland Scenics and Army Painter, I used a mix of spakfilla and dirt to build the ground work up before painting it and adding the undergrowth.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2015, 08:25:39 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Cantina Partial Dio 6" Complete P13. 5/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2015, 08:26:34 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2015, 05:24:53 AM
Hi All,

I took a four hour break tonight from doing some commission work and decided to make three small Hoth diorama's using some SW Micro Machines.

I will have my usual outdoor pics up in the next day or two.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: JDeck on November 17, 2015, 06:47:19 PM
Awesome!! You really make MicroMachines look great. That's pretty hard to do.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2015, 01:45:07 AM
Ron, you know I love those Hoth ones, especially that AT-AT wow the smoke damage and everything!

I also don't know where my comments went, but that Endor Chase Scene got on the front page too. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 12:47:19 AM
Awesome!! You really make MicroMachines look great. That's pretty hard to do.

Cheers mate.

Ron, you know I love those Hoth ones, especially that AT-AT wow the smoke damage and everything!

I also don't know where my comments went, but that Endor Chase Scene got on the front page too. Off to share the latest.

Thanks Shawn and yeah I had the same trouble the other week but logged out and my comments were there again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 12:52:16 AM
Hi All,

Here are the usual out door pics for the Probe Droid and Snow Speeder/AT-ST dioramas.

The bases were made using marine foam which I cut to shape and the stone was done by cutting and ripping at the foam. The snow was done by using spakfilla mixed with some PVA glue and a little water.

The miniatures are mirco machines which were sanded and the AT-ST was altered by cutting it's legs and I added antenna's on the Probe droid by using very thin plasti card. I painted and weathered the micro machines using Vallejo paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 12:53:07 AM
4 more probe droids pics
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 12:54:21 AM
Snow Speeder and AT-ST.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Chase Micro Machines P13. 8/11/2015
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 12:55:15 AM
Four more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 19, 2015, 04:15:58 AM
Fantastic, if you ever think about getting rid of any of these Hoth ones I would love to know. Off to share. Ron, you never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 04:28:44 AM
Fantastic, if you ever think about getting rid of any of these Hoth ones I would love to know. Off to share. Ron, you never cease to amaze me.

Hey Shawn, Glad you like them buddy and if you like the AT-AT dio once I put it up tomorrow let me know and will have a chat:)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 19, 2015, 08:54:37 AM
A chat we will want to have then!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2015, 01:16:25 PM
A chat we will want to have then!

No worries buddy I will have the AT-AT pics up this afternoon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: JDeck on November 20, 2015, 05:00:54 AM
Man these look great. Very nicely done, and in a compact package.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2015, 05:03:55 AM
Man these look great. Very nicely done, and in a compact package.

Cheers mate and they take up next to no space.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2015, 05:08:36 AM
Hi All,

Here is the third micro machine dio.

The AT-AT's are micro machines and I repositioned the legs on the downed one and altered the front left leg slightly  on the walking one, I also sanded them to get rid of the seam line the best I could and then they were painted using Vallejo paints.

The base is marine foam which was cut to size and the snow is spakfilla mixed with PVA glue and a little water.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2015, 05:09:17 AM
4 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 20, 2015, 07:16:25 AM
I love all 3, but this one is definitely my favorite. I guess we all know why.

Read my comments on the front page as I mean every letter.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2015, 02:33:00 PM
I love all 3, but this one is definitely my favorite. I guess we all know why.

Read my comments on the front page as I mean every letter.

Thanks heaps Shawn and glad you like them mate, I figured you would like the AT-AT a lot. :)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 21, 2015, 05:31:28 AM
That I do Ron, that I do. All are great, they really are. Did you have to use a jewelers mask or something to get the fine detail that close up?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 21, 2015, 04:17:51 PM
Hi All,

That I do Ron, that I do. All are great, they really are. Did you have to use a jewelers mask or something to get the fine detail that close up?

No mate no jewellers mask or magnifying lens just my glasses which I need to use when painting now a days the old eyes aren't like they use to be ;D.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 21, 2015, 04:19:49 PM
Hi All,

Just two quick pics of a micro machine DS Trench Run I did yesterday. I will have my usual recipe and outdoor pics a bit later.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 22, 2015, 12:50:36 AM
Hi All,

The DS Trench was made using marine foam as the base then adding foam core and then I added plasti card. The greeblies are pieces of different styles of plasti card, 1/35th, 1/72nd and 28mm figures parts.

The ships are micro machines which have been painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and the DS was painted Vallejo and Game Worksop paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Probe Droid/Snow Speeder/AT-ST Micro Machines P14. 9/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 22, 2015, 12:51:15 AM
three more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 22, 2015, 09:09:14 AM
I got this on the front page this morning and got in here to comment. I think this link will tell you how much folks like this Ron:

https://www.facebook.com/Imperial-Shipyards-234428276594079/

Scroll down till you find it (think its the third story today). Very cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: Graeber on November 22, 2015, 04:59:22 PM
Your work is awe inspiring and stunning.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: BlackThorne on November 23, 2015, 05:38:59 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 23, 2015, 09:00:07 PM
Hi All,

I got this on the front page this morning and got in here to comment. I think this link will tell you how much folks like this Ron:

https://www.facebook.com/Imperial-Shipyards-234428276594079/

Scroll down till you find it (think its the third story today). Very cool.

Hey Shawn,

Thanks heaps mate for the FP and linking it to the FB page I really appreciate it.

Your work is awe inspiring and stunning.

Thanks mate glad you like it.

Awesome!

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: maxx-replicas on November 24, 2015, 01:37:06 PM
excelent idea and crafmanship ... as usual  :) ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: CloneSniper78 on November 25, 2015, 07:33:30 PM
Ron, you're the man! I love this!  xwing  DStar
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 25, 2015, 08:53:16 PM
excelent idea and crafmanship ... as usual  :) ;)

Thank mate.

Ron, you're the man! I love this!  xwing  DStar

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2015, 07:48:05 PM
I am really liking these MM Dios. So cool Ron. Any ideas of new ones on the horizon?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: hemble on November 28, 2015, 07:57:20 PM
I am really liking these MM Dios. So cool Ron. Any ideas of new ones on the horizon?

Hey Shawn, Thanks mate and with new ones I haven't had any plans yet I just have to see what is out there plus I have started planning for two large dios that I am going to start in two weeks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: Clonehead on November 29, 2015, 04:45:11 AM
Well done on all of these, Ron! Can't get much more nostalgic than that trench run dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2015, 11:18:58 PM
Well done on all of these, Ron! Can't get much more nostalgic than that trench run dio.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - DS Trench Run Micro Machines P15. 22/11/15
Post by: hemble on December 19, 2015, 06:08:06 AM
Hi All,

Next project is underway. Bandai Fett and Hasbro BS 6" Carbonite Solo.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 19/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 19, 2015, 06:15:37 AM
Sweet! Daggone you, please stop making TESB Stuff. All I do is want it! LOL, nice start Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 19/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 20, 2015, 03:39:27 PM
Sweet! Daggone you, please stop making TESB Stuff. All I do is want it! LOL, nice start Ron.

LOL, Thanks buddy and you aren't going to like me in the new year mate I have plans for a Vader and Luke battle scene in Bespin.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 19/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 20, 2015, 03:40:21 PM
Hi All,

Little progress on the diorama.

The base is made up of three Bandai Star Wars stands and has had a frame work of balsa wood added to it and the I used foamcore and plasti card ato build the rest of the base up.

I have also glued Fetts joints togther except the neck and head and I will start painting him and Han up in the next day or two.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 21/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 21, 2015, 02:56:37 AM
Looks great already Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 21/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 21, 2015, 04:28:03 AM
Looks great already Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I have to redo the base over as I didn't seal the sides and when I was spraying it the paint ate the foam and made it week. I will redo it after xmas as I will put the Fett I have now on a single base as I know I'm getting another one for a xmas pressie.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett & Carbonite Solo WIP 6" P16. 21/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 21, 2015, 04:08:41 PM
Hi All,

I have added the cloth look to Fett by using tissue paper which I mix some water with PVA glue and then wipe it over the figure and then apply the tissue paper with small dabs until it adheres and then you can start molding it into the creases.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett WIP 6" P16. 22/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 22, 2015, 02:57:03 AM
Ron this is a great effect. Thanks for sharing. Now its time for me to do the same thing, well share it that is.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett WIP 6" P16. 22/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2015, 06:17:49 PM
Ron this is a great effect. Thanks for sharing. Now its time for me to do the same thing, well share it that is.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett WIP 6" P16. 22/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2015, 06:18:41 PM
Hi All,

Fett is now complete and he was painted and weathered using Vallejo and Game Workshop paints.

The base is the base that comes with Fett and has a balsa wood frame around it and plasti card for the floor which was painted to give a simple Bespin style base to it.

I just noticed that the pics look grainy? I will do more pics tomorrow and see how they turn out, maybe it's time to get a new camera.


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett WIP 6" P16. 22/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
2 more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: maxx-replicas on December 23, 2015, 03:57:13 AM
love it...as usual great work !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 23, 2015, 03:57:54 AM
This looks fantastic on the front page. You have been making it look good for how many years now? A few I know!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 23, 2015, 08:00:41 AM
Stunning work.
Thank you for the "cloth look" tutorial. I think it looks very realistic.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2015, 03:22:39 PM
Hi All,

love it...as usual great work !

Cheers Buddy.

This looks fantastic on the front page. You have been making it look good for how many years now? A few I know!

Thanks Shawn and damn it's been a lot of years now and will never get tired of it.

Stunning work.
Thank you for the "cloth look" tutorial. I think it looks very realistic.

Your welcome mate and thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2015, 03:24:57 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and will see you all again very soon with new Customs and Diorama's.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 24, 2015, 05:30:48 AM
Merry Christmas Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 24, 2015, 06:04:56 AM
Merry Christmas Ron.

Have a Merry Christmas Shawn.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: Sjefke on December 24, 2015, 08:22:30 AM
Agh!  I thought of a couple of my projects that your tissue paper technique would have been useful.  I'll add your hack in my bag of trick.

Great work on Boba Fett. ( as always )

Merry Christmas Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 24, 2015, 05:37:52 PM
Agh!  I thought of a couple of my projects that your tissue paper technique would have been useful.  I'll add your hack in my bag of trick.

Great work on Boba Fett. ( as always )

Merry Christmas Ron

Thanks heaps mate and Merry Christmas to you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Complete 6" P16. 23/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2015, 09:34:48 PM
Hi All,

Now that I have completed all my commissions I now have time to all my own builds that I have been wanting to do.

Ever since I picked up some Figma Skeletons last year I have been wanting to do a dead sandtrooper skeleton in his armour and this small dio depicts just that.

I have used parts from the Figma Skeleton and used all parts excpet for the inner body parts of the Bandai Sandtrooper.  I still have to build up the dio and paint and weather it and also paint and weather the figure and armour and gun.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 29/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 29, 2015, 04:05:43 AM
Works for me. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 29/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 29, 2015, 06:44:14 AM
Works for me. Off to share!

Cheers Shawn and this is my last one for this year LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 29/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 05:29:42 AM
Hi All,

90% complete just a little bit more weathering on the skeleton and I will get my usual pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: Clonehead on December 30, 2015, 05:58:24 AM
A good way to end the year, Ron. Bravo!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 04:21:30 PM
A good way to end the year, Ron. Bravo!

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: Tamer on December 30, 2015, 06:18:12 PM
I like it. Kinda out with the old and in with the new. Literally. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 09:29:56 PM
I like it. Kinda out with the old and in with the new. Literally. Off to share.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P18. 06/01/16
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 09:46:19 PM
Hi All,

Firstly I hope everyone has a great NEW YEAR and I'll see you all in 2016.

Ok I have completed the Trooper Skeleton and as always here is the recipe.

Figure - The armour and back pack are from Bandai and the skeleton parts are from Figma's Skeleton figure. I just made the armour and then inserted the skeleton in to the connection section of the armour. For the chest area I just used the armour and not the inner section of the Bandai kit and just put the armour over the skeleton.

I used black cloth to simulate what was left of the body suit and just cut out pieces of cloth and glued them into place.

Base - is a piece of marine foam cut out and I then marked out where I wanted the figure and removed the foam so that there was a shallow hole. I then mixed plaster of paris, sand and PVA/woodglue and fixed it all together and then filled the shallow hole and let it dry for about 5 minutes then pushed the figure into the plaster.

Once the plaster dried I then made stones from marine foam by pulling apart the foam until I got the look I wanted. I then glued the stones into place and let it dry and once it was I then mixed the same mixer of sand plaster and glue and started laying it over the base and figure but not covering the figure.

To get the weathered and beat up effect of the armour I Vallejo paints and drybrushed the armour and then used a baby wipe and dapped it over the armour which removed some paint and mixes the drybrushed paint together to give it a worn effect.

The skeleton was painted using Vallejo paints and I did drybushes and washes to give it a worn weathered look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 09:47:05 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton WIP 6" P17. 30/12/15
Post by: hemble on December 30, 2015, 09:47:44 PM
2 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: JDeck on December 31, 2015, 06:26:25 AM
This is waayy awesome! You really get the illusion he's been there quite a while. I like to see the gruesome side of Star Wars, it is a war after all, it makes it more authentic.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 01, 2016, 03:26:25 AM
This is waayy awesome! You really get the illusion he's been there quite a while. I like to see the gruesome side of Star Wars, it is a war after all, it makes it more authentic.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: Sjefke on January 01, 2016, 09:11:44 AM
Really like this one, Ron.
Happy New Year
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 01, 2016, 02:08:47 PM
Really like this one, Ron.
Happy New Year

Happy New year mate and thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: Tamer on January 03, 2016, 08:38:39 AM
Wow, that skeleton is awesome. I love how it turned out.

I would so love to see you do a similar zombie version of this with the outstretched arms. Ron, did you ever read Red Harvest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 03, 2016, 03:34:30 PM
Wow, that skeleton is awesome. I love how it turned out.

I would so love to see you do a similar zombie version of this with the outstretched arms. Ron, did you ever read Red Harvest.

Hey Shawn no I haven't red Red Harvest as of yet I have it but I'm reading Aftermath at the moment which isn't a bad read so far.

My son has been nagging me to do some 6" SW zombies so it is possible that one of them will have out outstretched arms.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: Tamer on January 04, 2016, 03:25:02 AM
Death Troopers is the first story where Han and Chewie take em on too. You would love both books, even though I guess they are now considered legendary and not regular EU.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 04, 2016, 05:50:06 PM
Death Troopers is the first story where Han and Chewie take em on too. You would love both books, even though I guess they are now considered legendary and not regular EU.

Thanks Shawn I will have to get them and give them a read while I'm leave.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2016, 03:53:04 AM
I could so see you building a Han and Chewie running away from dio.

Ron, I really like this Skeleton. Did you happen to see how many views it got on our Facebook Page? It was over 35,000 a few days ago. Folks love it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2016, 03:59:34 AM
I could so see you building a Han and Chewie running away from dio.

Ron, I really like this Skeleton. Did you happen to see how many views it got on our Facebook Page? It was over 35,000 a few days ago. Folks love it.

Hey Shawn, How did you know I was going to do Han and Chewie running away from troops? you sneaky boy you.

WOW really? that many? I haven't been over there yet I'll pop over there now and have a look and thank everyone.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2016, 06:39:51 PM
Hi All,

Well here is some WIP pics of my first dio for 2016, I have been playing a lot of SW Battlefront while on leave and have gotten some great idea's for diorama's and displays.

This dio will depict a couple of Sandtroopers coming out of a bunker to take down those rebel scum.

The dio so far has been made foam core and cardboard for the main bunker and the I have added plumbers gadgets on top for a vent/generator. The stone is marine foam which I just pulled apart and I will be covering it over with plaster and sand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: Tamer on January 06, 2016, 03:03:15 AM
Wow, this is gonna be a great one too. Off to share. You think up some great things Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Skeleton Complete 6" P18. 31/12/15
Post by: hemble on January 06, 2016, 04:43:41 AM
Wow, this is gonna be a great one too. Off to share. You think up some great things Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it does help not to think to hard about it when there is so much material out there.

Ron

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 06/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 13, 2016, 05:36:41 PM
Hi All,

Did a little work yesterday on the bunker by covering the foam with a mix of plaster of paris and fine sand and I also mixed in a small amount of Vallejo beige brown to help make the painting easier.

The exterior and interior of the bunker was painted with Vallejo's German Grey and then I painted it again with Vallejo's German Grey and a small amount of Vallejo's White.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 14/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 14, 2016, 03:26:30 AM
Wow, very nice Ron. Off to share the latest. I always love seeing how your projects come together.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 14/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 14, 2016, 04:40:59 PM
Wow, very nice Ron. Off to share the latest. I always love seeing how your projects come together.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 14/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 14, 2016, 04:46:52 PM
Hi All,

A little more work on the bunker last night.

The bunker was given a wash of Vallejo's Medium Grey and then I lightly dry brushed it with Vallejo's Sky Grey and then I gave it a wash of Vallejo's Black.

The stone was given a going over of watered down Vallejo's Beige Brown and then a mix of 60%Beige and 40% white.

Next up is colouring the stone and then adding a little more weathering to bunker.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 15/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 15, 2016, 06:00:53 AM
Update on the front page Ron. Looks fantastic. You always know how to bring a project home.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 15/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 15, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
Looking really awesome. Beautifully done, as always.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 15/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2016, 09:39:02 PM
Update on the front page Ron. Looks fantastic. You always know how to bring a project home.

Thanks heaps Shawn, I finished the bunker and now need to do the sandtroopers, I'll have a few pics of the bunker soon.

Looking really awesome. Beautifully done, as always.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 15/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2016, 09:50:44 PM
Hi All,

The bunker is complete all I need to now is the sandtroopers, the trooper in the pics is to show you the scale.

The stone was completed by giving it a wash of Vallejo's Light Brown and then once it dried I watered down Vallejo's Saddle Brown. Once the Saddle brown was dry I then used a 50/50 mix of Vallejo's White and Dark Sand to very lightly washed it over all the stone.

The sand is a mix of 45% plaster, 45% sand, 10% PVA glue and then add water till the mix is like a pancake mix just with sand lol. This was then added to the areas of the base that I wanted it to go and once dry used a wash of Vallejo's Beige Brown and then a 50/50 mix of Vallejo's Dark Sand and White and watered it down and washed the sand with it.  Once all the washes dried I then weathered the stone and bunker using pastel chalks

The small cable box near the door was made using plasti card and the cables are from and old battery charger I had in the parts box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 16/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2016, 05:41:29 AM
Hi All,

The figures are made these are the poses that they will be in, I just have to glue the joints and do the cloth areas and then paint and weather them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 16/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 17, 2016, 06:25:41 AM
Just awesome Ron. I like how this is coming together. It has that call to action feel to it. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 16/01/16
Post by: BlackThorne on January 17, 2016, 05:00:48 PM
Amazing, man!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 16/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2016, 03:47:27 AM
Hi All,

Just awesome Ron. I like how this is coming together. It has that call to action feel to it. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Amazing, man!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 16/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2016, 03:50:18 AM
Hi All,

The troopers are now built and ready for painting and weathering, I swapped out the balloons for thin black cloth as I think it looks more realistic. I did the same process as I did for the balloons except I used material glue called Wash' n Wear Glue to glue the edges together.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 18/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 18, 2016, 05:52:38 AM
I liked your baloon effect, but yes this is better and still preserves the movement right?

Awesome Ron, this Bunker Project is off the charts. I shared your FB Gallery this morning and now I am going to go share this. Great work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 18/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 19, 2016, 04:14:57 AM
I liked your baloon effect, but yes this is better and still preserves the movement right?

Awesome Ron, this Bunker Project is off the charts. I shared your FB Gallery this morning and now I am going to go share this. Great work.

Thanks heaps Shawn. I do like the balloon effect as well but it does limit the articulation where the cloth effect does look good still and doesn't effect the limitation.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker WIP 6" P19. 18/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 19, 2016, 04:16:40 AM
Hi All,

The dio is done, the figures were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks, I will get my usual outdoor pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 19/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2016, 05:53:47 AM
What can I say that I haven't already? Love it Ron. Shared in all the right places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 19/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2016, 12:55:46 AM
What can I say that I haven't already? Love it Ron. Shared in all the right places.

As always thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 19/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2016, 12:58:07 AM
Hi All,

Here are the outdoor pics of the Bunker Assault.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 19/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2016, 12:58:54 AM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 19/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2016, 12:59:32 AM
last one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 20, 2016, 03:23:32 AM
Looks great from every angle Ron. Off to share once again. Thanks for letting us see this process.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: larifari on January 20, 2016, 03:13:26 PM
Great Diorama Ron !  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 21, 2016, 02:17:43 AM
Looks great from every angle Ron. Off to share once again. Thanks for letting us see this process.

Always appreciate it Shawn Thanks mate.

Great Diorama Ron !  ;)

Cheers Mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: Sjefke on January 21, 2016, 01:18:40 PM
Another great piece, Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2016, 03:35:56 PM
Another great piece, Ron.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2016, 04:12:09 PM
Hi All,

I was playing SW Battlefront and there is a game called Dropzone which basically drops a pod and your team have to secure it and defend it. While I was playing on the Endor level I thought to myself how cool it would be to make a dio so besides the x-wing dio I decided I would make two dios at once so here is the start of it.

For a lot of you, you might remember the Pod was built a while back using plumbers pipes, 1/72, 1/35 and plasti card and other greeblies. The base is high density foam and the cut corner section will be a small ridge.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bunker Complete 6" P20. 20/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2016, 04:12:47 PM
3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2016, 08:20:33 AM
Daggone Ron, another project? Looks fantastic. You continually amaze me bud. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 23, 2016, 01:07:26 PM
Sweet! That pod was always one of my favorite creations you've built.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: Starchaser on January 23, 2016, 01:35:38 PM
Wow, the Bunker Assault turned out really well. Love the action shot.

The pod diorama is looking excellent, its just too bad you have to cover up some of the amazing work you did on that escape pod!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: krztfr on January 23, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
Are the vallejo paint acrylic, enamel, or oil paints? I know acrylic is water based and will warp foam core boards.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 04:07:43 AM
Hi All,

Daggone Ron, another project? Looks fantastic. You continually amaze me bud. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I'm having a ball creating these dios and with SW Battlefront for inspiration the possibilities are endless.

Sweet! That pod was always one of my favorite creations you've built.

Thanks mate, I figured it was about time I put it on a dio.

Wow, the Bunker Assault turned out really well. Love the action shot.

The pod diorama is looking excellent, its just too bad you have to cover up some of the amazing work you did on that escape pod!

Thanks heaps mate and it is but honestly it's worth it.

Are the vallejo paint acrylic, enamel, or oil paints? I know acrylic is water based and will warp foam core boards.

Hey  krztf,  Vallejo is acrylic and I have never had a problem with it warping the foam core boards even when I use washes on it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: larifari on January 24, 2016, 04:13:28 AM
Always doing an amazing job, Ron! 0/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 24, 2016, 04:31:01 AM
Always doing an amazing job, Ron! 0/

Thanks heaps mate and I'll some more updates soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2016, 02:30:27 AM
Hi All,

Started on one of two of the figures for the drop pod diorama and first up is the scoutrooper. I have started building him straight out of the box and I started covering the joints with cloth during the build instead of after.

I have decided to do articulation with this dio as I have had people ask me would I do one eventually with articulation so no place like the present as they say.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P20. 23/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2016, 02:30:55 AM
2 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 25/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 25, 2016, 07:23:14 AM
Nice, time to share this too. I like that cloth and saving the arty is always tops in my book.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 25/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 25, 2016, 04:04:54 PM
Looks great! That's my biggest moan about the Bandai scout. The body glove has no texture, but you've alleviated that problem.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 25/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2016, 08:40:08 PM
Hi All,

Nice, time to share this too. I like that cloth and saving the arty is always tops in my book.

Thanks Shawn.

Looks great! That's my biggest moan about the Bandai scout. The body glove has no texture, but you've alleviated that problem.

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 25/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2016, 08:40:59 PM
Hi All,


Have completed adding the cloth to the two troopers I am using on the drop pod dio, I just need to fill in a few small gaps and then paint and weather them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 25/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 26, 2016, 08:41:45 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2016, 12:55:41 AM
Hi All,

Started the ground work on the drop pod dio this afternoon and I thought that I show what materials I am using to make it.

First up the small ridge section and the up churned ground were the pod has hit are done by using plaster cloth.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2016, 01:00:17 AM
Up next is the actual materials I use to make the ground work and as you can see I use the following.

1 - Spakfilla
2 - Auquahere glue
3 - Brown Dye
4 - Mulch and dirt.

I mix the fisrt three materials together first until I get an almost pancake type thickness and then I start adding the mulch and dirt and keep adding until the mixer and mulch have combined.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2016, 01:01:56 AM
And the last part is to apply it to the base until you have it all covered and this mix will take about 24 hours to dry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2016, 09:29:03 AM
Gorgeous! Thanks for showing us  your material and how to mix it. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 01:12:54 AM
Hi All,

Gorgeous! Thanks for showing us  your material and how to mix it. Off to share the latest.

My pleasure Shawn and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P21. 27/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 01:20:55 AM
Hi All,

The base layer of dirt dried perfectly and I used dirt and mulch for the final layer, I used a branch from the bush area and just snapped it and placed it on the base using PVA/Woodglue.

The small leafs around the pod are plastic plants which I cut up and then gave them a wash of Vallejo's Gunship Green, I then placed them around the pod to simulate the plants that survived the impact got covered by dirt.

I am in the process of giving the other plants a wash and will show pics of them on the dio soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2016, 03:58:57 AM
Daggone thats looking good. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 04:54:36 AM
Daggone thats looking good. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 05:10:29 AM
Hi All,

I have got all the plants on and just need to do a little weathering to the ground work and tehn paint and weather the figures and paint the sides of the dio.

The plants all part the ferns are from JoeFix Studios and they are plastic and the ferns I picked up from the local craft shop, I just gave them a light wash using Vallejo's Gunship green and the moss is Light Green Grass Fibers which are from JoeFix Studios.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 05:11:01 AM
3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: JDeck on January 29, 2016, 08:39:25 AM
Awesome! The layout looks outstanding as usual. Great idea with the plaster cloth. Joefix makes great products, hard to find in U.S.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2016, 02:53:54 PM
Awesome! The layout looks outstanding as usual. Great idea with the plaster cloth. Joefix makes great products, hard to find in U.S.

Cheers buddy and the plaster cloth is great it sits so natural and is easy to work with. It's first time I've used JoeFix products and I'm impressed and there is a online model shop here in Australia that supplies them and they are cheap as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hangarbay94 on January 29, 2016, 09:10:36 PM
Had to come out of retirement and comment on this one. Your skills as a model maker have come on leaps and bounds H... An excellent creation.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2016, 05:11:53 AM
Wow, even Jules comes out for this one, great to see you back btw.

Ron, loving it. Not much more to say other than I am sharing it everywhere I know there are true SW Fans.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on January 30, 2016, 05:36:50 AM
Hi All,

Had to come out of retirement and comment on this one. Your skills as a model maker have come on leaps and bounds H... An excellent creation.

Hey Jules, great to hear from you buddy and thanks heaps.

Wow, even Jules comes out for this one, great to see you back btw.

Ron, loving it. Not much more to say other than I am sharing it everywhere I know there are true SW Fans.

Cheers Shawn and this is on hold for about a week as I'm waiting on more plants to arrive as I think it needs a few more to fill in a few gaps.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: Tamer on January 31, 2016, 06:15:27 AM
I got up early to see the new update? :'(

LOL! Just kidding bud, far be it from me to tell you I think it looks great with the plants as is, but you know how to make it totally pop so more plants it is! I just love the trailing edge and how it angles down and looks all crumbly. Top notch as always.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: jkno on February 02, 2016, 03:07:49 AM
Superb diorama! Wow!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 02, 2016, 03:25:33 AM
I got up early to see the new update? :'(

LOL! Just kidding bud, far be it from me to tell you I think it looks great with the plants as is, but you know how to make it totally pop so more plants it is! I just love the trailing edge and how it angles down and looks all crumbly. Top notch as always.

Sorry buddy very soon for a new update and yeah it just needs a few little areas filled but nothing to much.

Superb diorama! Wow!

Cheers mate.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P22. 29/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2016, 04:54:24 AM
Hi All,

The ground work is finally done, I have added the extra foliage and gave the ground work a few washes of browns to dull it down.

Tomorrow I'll finally do the figures and take my outdoor pics over the weekend.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: Tamer on February 05, 2016, 02:56:32 AM
Oh yeah, more plants look good Ron. Wow. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: Starchaser on February 05, 2016, 01:27:28 PM
Ron, the dio looks magnificent! All the plant life really makes adds "reality" to the appearance.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2016, 03:04:14 AM
Hi All,

Oh yeah, more plants look good Ron. Wow. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and it wasn't a lot extra plants just enough to fill in a few little areas.

Ron, the dio looks magnificent! All the plant life really makes adds "reality" to the appearance.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2016, 03:07:00 AM
Hi All,

The troopers are complete, I painted and weathered them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

As soon as the weather clears up I'll get my usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: Tamer on February 06, 2016, 06:52:43 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share. Man, can't wait to see them added to the dio and the outdoor pics. Looks like your latest project is almost done!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2016, 05:44:37 PM
Hi All,

Looks great Ron. Off to share. Man, can't wait to see them added to the dio and the outdoor pics. Looks like your latest project is almost done!

Thanks heaps as always Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2016, 05:46:47 PM
Hi All,

Here are a few outdoor pics of the figures on the diorama, sorry for the lack of pics my camera finally decided to call it quits so I have to get a new one.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" WIP P23. 04/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2016, 05:47:15 PM
one more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" Complete P23. 07/01/16
Post by: Tamer on February 07, 2016, 06:04:07 AM
Looks fantastic ron. Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope you find a new one quickly. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" Complete P23. 07/01/16
Post by: Sjefke on February 07, 2016, 06:50:52 AM
Another beautiful dio,  Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" Complete P23. 07/01/16
Post by: hemble on February 07, 2016, 11:05:05 PM
Hi All,

Looks fantastic ron. Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope you find a new one quickly. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I can't complain she lastest for a few years and it wasn't that expensive when I got it.

Another beautiful did, Ron.

Cheers Mate.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Secure the Pod 6" Complete P23. 07/01/16
Post by: hemble on March 16, 2016, 03:24:15 AM
Hi All,

New project and this time I'm doing a partial 6" Han Solo/Hoth Bunker dio.

The main structure is high density foam and I have used plasti card for the partial bunker as is the foot plate and with the ice corridor I used a soldering iron to do the lines which the simulates the making of the corridors.

I'm still trying to decide if I should have Solo articulated or statue type, I decide once the dio is built.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P23. 15/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 17, 2016, 02:17:16 AM
I hate it when you start new Hoth dios. I usually want them.

It looks great so far.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P23. 15/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2016, 04:20:45 AM
Hi All,

I hate it when you start new Hoth dios. I usually want them.

It looks great so far.

LOL thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P23. 15/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2016, 04:35:48 AM
Hi All,

Added the first layer of snow by using a 90/10 mix of plaster of paris and spakfilla. The stones on top where done by using foam and covering them with the mix.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: Panther on March 17, 2016, 04:40:44 AM
This very cool!

No pun intended!  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2016, 03:24:15 PM
This very cool!

No pun intended!  ;D

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 18, 2016, 02:20:26 AM
Looks good so far. Happy Birthday Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: Panther on March 18, 2016, 03:06:31 AM
Happy Belated Birthday Ron!!

Thank you for your kind words with my projects.  This is looking awesome!!!  The wife will hate it but your tempting me with ideas for me next piece, especially as I recently managed to get my hands on The Battle of Hoth set from 2003.  I have a Tauntaun that needs a ice cave to live in!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2016, 03:58:21 AM
Hi All

Looks good so far. Happy Birthday Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and thanks.

Happy Belated Birthday Ron!!

Thank you for your kind words with my projects.  This is looking awesome!!!  The wife will hate it but your tempting me with ideas for me next piece, especially as I recently managed to get my hands on The Battle of Hoth set from 2003.  I have a Tauntaun that needs a ice cave to live in!  ;) ;D

Thanks mate and anytime your is great. You know you need to build a new dio  ;D and the Hoth set is the perfect choice for one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo/Hoth Dio WIP P24. 17/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2016, 04:04:50 AM
Hi All,

Well I have changed the idea for the Bunker from a Solo one to a SW Battlefront one. Yeah you guessed it I was playing Battlefront and was playing the Hoth games, I will have the Rebel standing near the door way after he has just shot a scouttrooper.

I did a small amount of work on the dio today by painting the rocks black and also gave the walls of the bunker and foot grate a wash with watered down black.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 18/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 19, 2016, 04:47:01 AM
I like the idea change. off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 18/03/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 19, 2016, 05:42:44 AM
 the original was excellent on its own ,  But the change just made it even better ! Great work as always Ron ...
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 18/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2016, 04:20:43 PM
Hi All,

I like the idea change. off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

the original was excellent on its own ,  But the change just made it even better ! Great work as always Ron ...

Cheers Mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 18/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 20, 2016, 03:09:34 AM
Hi All,

I have completed the scout trooper and 90% done on the Rebel soldier. The Scout's joints have been puttied up and then painted/weathered using Vallejo paints.

The Rebel is a converted Hoth Solo figure and I super glued the joints and putted them up. I added cloth for the scarf and around the goggles. The backpack was made using plasti card and greeblies from the parts box, I did the beard using putty and still need to weather him.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 20/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 21, 2016, 04:53:01 AM
Hi All,

The dio is now 90% complete, I just have to add a little depth to the snow and give it an icy look and then paint the edges.

The pipes/tubes are from old power cords and an old fish tank tube pump. Glued them inplace then added holders by using thin wire, I made the snow by mixing spakfilla 80%, PVA glue 15% and water 5% and mixed it all together and then started adding it to the base.

I will get my usual outdoor pics either tomorrow or Wednesday night.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 21/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 22, 2016, 01:24:51 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 21/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2016, 03:07:23 AM
Hi All,

Looks great Ron. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it was over cast today so I will try and get my usual pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Tauntaun 6" WIP P25. 03/04/16
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2016, 11:09:10 PM
Hi All,

I got the chance to do the outdoor pics so here they are and enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio WIP P24. 21/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2016, 11:09:54 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2016, 02:37:54 AM
I think you know what I think. Off to share in all the right places. Still lovin that Hoth Rebel Trooper.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 23, 2016, 03:19:38 AM
Hi All,

I think you know what I think. Off to share in all the right places. Still lovin that Hoth Rebel Trooper.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'm like you in I love the way he turned out as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: JDeck on March 23, 2016, 06:37:28 AM
The dio turned out fantastic as usual. I really like that rebel trooper.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: CustomCreator on March 23, 2016, 05:28:34 PM
Love it! Great work!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 23, 2016, 05:44:11 PM
Fantastic !!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: Starchaser on March 25, 2016, 10:13:06 PM
Incredible! The diorama turned out magnificent and the conversion of Han to a Hoth trooper is amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2016, 01:29:42 AM
Hi All,

The dio turned out fantastic as usual. I really like that rebel trooper.

Cheers mate.

Love it! Great work!

Thanks mate.

Fantastic !!

Cheers buddy.

Incredible! The diorama turned out magnificent and the conversion of Han to a Hoth trooper is amazing.

Thanks mate and I was surprised how easy it was.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Dio Complete P25. 23/03/16
Post by: hemble on April 01, 2016, 03:10:15 AM
Hi All,

Straight onto my next project and this time it will be Han on Tauntaun dio. So far I have glued and filled in the tauntaun's joints and will let dry for 8 hrs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 01/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2016, 06:18:28 AM
Hi All,

Got some work done to the Tauntaun today.

I sanded the putty and then added cotton wool to simulate the fur on the figure and once the glue dried I gave it a once over with watered down PVA glue to make it adhere to the body better.

Once the watered down glue dried I then gave it a wash of Vallejo Medium Grey,  I'll still have to darken the fur and then give it some dry brushing to bring out the separate strand of the cotton wool so it looks more like real fur.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 01/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2016, 06:19:14 AM
4 more with the grey wash.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2016, 06:20:47 AM
I get sidetracked for a few minutes and see there is an update already. Cool deal. I will shared the first update and will use this one for tomorrow or this evening.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2016, 01:48:02 AM
Hi All,

I get sidetracked for a few minutes and see there is an update already. Cool deal. I will shared the first update and will use this one for tomorrow or this evening.

Thanks heaps mate and I'll have more updates soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2016, 03:59:09 AM
Hi All,

I am 90% done with the Tauntaun, I gave it a wash of Vallejo Medium Grey and then dry brushed with Vallejo Light Grey and then a 50/50 mix of Vallejo Light Grey and White.  The face was repainted using Vallejo paints as were the claws/paws and nails.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2016, 04:00:33 AM
3 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2016, 04:01:14 AM
Angle views of the face and front on.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2016, 05:28:44 AM
Ron, this Taun Taun looks better than the new version Sideshow put out for major bucks. Filling in those joints is amazing! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2016, 05:27:35 PM
Hi All,

Ron, this Taun Taun looks better than the new version Sideshow put out for major bucks. Filling in those joints is amazing! Off to share.

Really appreciate the kind words Shawn thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2016, 02:39:28 AM
Your welcome. I was having a discussion just this morning of realism compared to movement with a certain young lady. It looks great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2016, 03:57:49 AM
Hi All,

Your welcome. I was having a discussion just this morning of realism compared to movement with a certain young lady. It looks great.

LOL, I just read the PM and yeah she is like my boy articulation is a most but you doesn't want articulation in their figures if you are going to be playing with them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2016, 04:06:34 AM
Hi All,

More work done.

I destroyed the saddle and reins and straps and redid them by cutting leather strips and for the rings I used metal O-rings and 1/6th metal buckles.

The saddle is the one from the figure and I cut it out and covered it leather, I buggered up the top of the saddle by not gluing it down but once the figure is on top you wont notice it. T

he under cover was done by cutting out the design on paper and then using cotton wool to give it a fur/wool feel to it.

The rolls I used 1/6th fur lining from a WW2 German winter jacket and 1/6th buckles and the tent I used some old material and some sewer stick. The small pouch is from a 1/6th German MP40 pouch and the transmitters straps were covered with leather.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2016, 04:07:37 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P25. 02/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2016, 04:08:19 AM
last two with Han on Tauntaun.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 04/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 05, 2016, 02:24:00 AM
Fantastic harness work. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 04/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 05, 2016, 04:09:32 AM
Hi All,

Fantastic harness work. Off to share.

Thanks again Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 04/04/16
Post by: krztfr on April 05, 2016, 06:07:55 AM
Looks great man. Ever finish your snowspeeder pilot luke?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 04/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 05, 2016, 07:23:12 PM
Hi All,

Looks great man. Ever finish your snowspeeder pilot luke?

Cheers mate and no not yet he's still sitting in parts box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 04/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2016, 04:36:59 AM
Hi All,

The gear as been attached to the saddle and the pouch on the right side is a 1/6 German ammo pouch cut to size and painted, the Binos and Transmitter have had the straps added by using thin cut leather.

The stirrups were cut taken off and the plastic straps were taken off and replaced with real leather and O-rings. I still need to do some weathering to the gear but won't do that till Solo has been done and attached.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: JDeck on April 06, 2016, 01:18:39 PM
 This tauntaun is turning out really great. I mean really great. I thought about putting faux fur on the creature but, you way is the best.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2016, 08:04:15 PM
Hi All,

This tauntaun is turning out really great. I mean really great. I thought about putting faux fur on the creature but, you way is the best.

Cheers buddy and I went to use faux but it made the tauntaun to bulky.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2016, 03:02:18 AM
Wow this looks good on the front pages. So fantastic, I do believe this looks better to me than some of the higher end statues of these!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2016, 03:10:10 AM
Hi All,

Wow this looks good on the front pages. So fantastic, I do believe this looks better to me than some of the higher end statues of these!

Thanks heaps Shawn, I really appreciate the kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2016, 03:11:46 AM
Hi All,

Wow this looks good on the front pages. So fantastic, I do believe this looks better to me than some of the higher end statues of these!

Thanks heaps Shawn, I really appreciate the kind words.

Ron

You do realize if you make this any better I am gonna want it right? Thats how great I think it is.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2016, 03:39:14 AM
Hi All,

You do realize if you make this any better I am gonna want it right? Thats how great I think it is.

Well I think you are going to hate me once you see Solo LOL

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P26. 06/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2016, 03:59:39 AM
Hi All,

Started on Solo tonight and so far I glued the joints in place and I used plasticine to fill in the joints. The reason I used plasticine is the tissue once attached will keep it secure and the watered down PVA hardens the top layer but keeps the inner plasticine soft so it can move so that it won't crack or come away from the plastic.

The goggles have had the lens section cut out and I replaced it with a thin piece of clear plastic and once glued in place I then trimmed the excess away.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 07/04/16
Post by: Panther on April 08, 2016, 12:26:48 AM
This is excellent work my friend, truly inspiring!

Richard
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 07/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2016, 02:14:21 AM
Wow, you were right. It is awesome looking already! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 07/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 02:15:25 AM
Hi All,

This is excellent work my friend, truly inspiring!

Richard

Thanks heaps Richard.

Wow, you were right. It is awesome looking already! Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 07/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 05:30:49 AM
Hi All,

The Tauntaun and Solo and 95% complete I just now have to add some minor weathering and then attach to a base that I'm making now then add the snow.

Solo was painted using Vallejo paints and yeas I did the jacket Brown as I think it looks heaps better then the blue. The fur is from a old 12" Hoth Indy which I cut out and glued on and the scarfs are just some left over cloth.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2016, 05:34:17 AM
Daggone that looks good! Love the trim around Han's hood.

I know what will be fronting the pages tomorrow!

Great work Ron. That brown coat does look good.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 06:36:44 PM
Hi All,

Daggone that looks good! Love the trim around Han's hood.

I know what will be fronting the pages tomorrow!

Great work Ron. That brown coat does look good.

Appreciate the kind words Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 06:39:58 PM
Hi All,

The dio is now complete.

The base is built up using high density foam and the snow on the base is spakfilla mixed with some PVA glue and a small amount of water and then it was spread over the base. The snow on the figures was down again using the spakfilla mix but this time I dapped it over the figures to give that fallen snow look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 06:40:58 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 06:41:36 PM
another 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio WIP P27. 08/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2016, 06:42:17 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2016, 06:51:39 AM
Sniff. Sniff. Its so beautiful! Daggone Ron I love it! Time to go share this and calm down a bit. More comments on the front page.

Needless to say I am wondering if you plan on doing a similar version of this for Luke? And a 6" Hoth Wampa and Luke Scene? You are killing me with these Hoth Dios!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 02:17:25 AM
Hi All,

Sniff. Sniff. Its so beautiful! Daggone Ron I love it! Time to go share this and calm down a bit. More comments on the front page.

Needless to say I am wondering if you plan on doing a similar version of this for Luke? And a 6" Hoth Wampa and Luke Scene? You are killing me with these Hoth Dios!

Thanks heaps Shawn and once I get my hands on a tauntaun a loose hoth Luke and the Luke/Wampa set I will be doing Luke on Tauntuan and Luke hanging in cave with Wampa.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 04:56:06 AM
Hi All,

This is the second project which is a Shadow Trooper from Rogue One, I have to thank Brandon Flores as he did one and it got me of my butt to do mine.

The figure is a Bandai Sandtrooper and I have converted the helmet/chest and back armourand thou it's not 100% accurate I like the way it has turned out.

I used plasti-card and some 1/72 parts to make the helmet and plasti-card to make the chest and back armour, I still have some sanding and filling to do before I put the rest of him together.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2016, 05:34:17 AM
Wow that Shadowtrooper is gonna be good. Off to share.

You haven't gotten the Luke with Wampa Set yet? And need an extra Taun Taun?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 10, 2016, 07:26:41 AM
looking real good ,  your off to a great start ! 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Han/Tauntaun dio Complete P27. 09/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 07:50:39 PM
Hi All,

Wow that Shadowtrooper is gonna be good. Off to share.

You haven't gotten the Luke with Wampa Set yet? And need an extra Taun Taun?

Cheers Shawn and even thou I do like the way it turned out ans after having a closer look at the helmet it's a little bulky so I will make this some sought of Commando Trooper and redo the the helmet.

No Haven't picked up the Luke and Wampa set yet I will need to get another Tauntaun and a spare luke.

looking real good ,  your off to a great start ! 

Thanks Mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commando Trooper P28. 10/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2016, 10:59:48 PM
Hi All,

I did another helmet and it's 85% complete and I was wondering which one looks better for a Rogue One Death Shadow Trooper.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commando/RO Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 10/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 11, 2016, 02:48:50 AM
You can find my answer on the front pages. I am my normal helpful self Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commando/RO Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 10/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2016, 03:39:23 AM
Hi All,

You can find my answer on the front pages. I am my normal helpful self Ron!

LOL, I read it and it took me a while to decide but I went with the new one and I will use the other one for a Commando Trooper after the two projects I'm doing now.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commando/RO Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 10/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2016, 03:50:39 AM
Hi All,

I have completed the helmet and the body. I used plasti card and some 1/35 parts and putty to make the helmet and painted the putty areas green to see where I need to do a little sanding.

The chest and back have been modified using plasti card and the items on the outside forearms are 1/35 bino and sticj grenades, notice them while I was slowly looking for the troopers and see if I could see any other details.

The gun I also noticed was different as well and I used a Bandai E-11 blaster and cut the muzzle off and replaced it with plasti card tube and removed the scope and added some small plasti card and the front handle is from another spare Bandai E-11 I had in the parts box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 11/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 12, 2016, 02:12:52 AM
Wow, nice. Time to go back to the pages with you. Glad I was able to help with your decision. LOL!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 11/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2016, 02:13:38 AM
Hi All,

The figure is now 80% complete, I just need to paint and weather him and then add few pouches and then make the base.

These show the black stocking I used to cover the joints up so if you want him to be articulated you can and not see the joints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 11/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2016, 02:14:51 AM
Hi All,

Wow, nice. Time to go back to the pages with you. Glad I was able to help with your decision. LOL!

LOL and thanks Shawn I just added new pics as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 12/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 12, 2016, 02:39:55 AM
Well even more progress. Love how you save the articulation, but cover up the ugly joints. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 12/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2016, 03:21:29 AM
Hi All,

Well even more progress. Love how you save the articulation, but cover up the ugly joints. Off to share.

Thanks again Shawn and yeah I think it just makes them look more realistic with the joints covered and it a double bonus having articulation.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P28. 12/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2016, 03:24:18 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I gave the figure two coats of Matt Black to see what and where I need to sand and I am very happy with the way it looks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: Panther on April 12, 2016, 12:42:04 PM
This is looking awesome mate!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 12, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
This is coming along very nicely !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2016, 07:19:09 PM
Hi All,

This is looking awesome mate!!

Cheers mate.

This is coming along very nicely !

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2016, 03:07:12 AM
I saw your gallery on FB and shared that as the image to the front page. That way they can see them all. Looking perfect to me Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2016, 04:04:04 AM
Hi All,

I saw your gallery on FB and shared that as the image to the front page. That way they can see them all. Looking perfect to me Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn I really appreciate it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 12/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2016, 04:12:40 AM
Hi All,

90% complete on the figure and dio, I just need to weather everything using pastel which I do tomorrow and then I take my outdoor pics.

The was made using high density foam for the base and walls and bendy straws for the pipes. I used spakfilla for the walls and mixed a little Vallejo Light Brown in with the spakfilla and spread it over the walls.

The sand I used spakfilla/plaster/sand with a little Vallejo Desert Yellow and Pale Sand and mixed the lot together and then added it to the base. Once everything dried I then used matt black and painted the pipes then I gave it a wash of Hull Red and then a wash with Beige Brown and then a wash with a mix of orange powered pastel chalk.

The walls were washed wish a very light Medium brown then and wash of Beige Brown then dry brushed it with Pale Sand. The sand base didn't need any paint or washes as the paint that I added in the mix gives it a nice sand colour once dry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 13/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2016, 07:05:48 PM
Hi All,

The dio is complete. I used pastel chalks to add some weathering to the walls and figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 13/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2016, 07:06:43 PM
another more.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Shadow Trooper WIP P29. 13/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2016, 07:07:20 PM
Last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Death Trooper WIP P29. 14/04/16
Post by: Panther on April 14, 2016, 12:42:02 AM
Oh mate, this is awesome!  Well done!  I have much to learn from you Master!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Death Trooper WIP P29. 14/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2016, 02:39:40 AM
Ron it looks stellar and wow not much time to complete this one. Off to share. I also shared a gallery of yours on Facebook. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Death Trooper WIP P29. 14/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2016, 02:49:50 AM
Hi All,

Oh mate, this is awesome!  Well done!  I have much to learn from you Master!

LOL, Thanks heaps mate .

Ron it looks stellar and wow not much time to complete this one. Off to share. I also shared a gallery of yours on Facebook. Great stuff.

Always appreciated Shawn, thanks buddy and the helmet was the longest part to do and the walls was done in just under and 90mins.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Death Trooper WIP P29. 14/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2016, 02:37:35 AM
Hi All,

Well onto another project and I have been wanting to do this for a very long time and decided to start it. I will be doing this over the next two months in between other projects and hopefully have it complete before a show that will be happening in July.

I will be doing a partial Falcon like the one in the link which Attakus did, I want to do the interior but depending on time I might have to delay it till after the show.
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0744/5517/products/ATTAKUS_11_large.jpg?v=1439496622 (http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0744/5517/products/ATTAKUS_11_large.jpg?v=1439496622)

The template is just shy under 2 meters long which I think is a good length. The length is from the edge of the wardrobe which is where the upper and lower engine shields will go to the tip of the template.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2016, 07:25:28 AM
Wow, this one is gonna be huge! Can't wait to see what you do with this one. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2016, 02:42:38 AM
Hi All,

Wow, this one is gonna be huge! Can't wait to see what you do with this one. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and it will be that is for sure what the hell am I getting myself into LOL.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2016, 04:41:39 AM
Hi All,

I did some adjustments to the template and did the cockpit floor template and were it should sit on the hull. I thought the cockpit might not be wide enough but I did a quick test using paper and made a tube out of it and it looked like it was a perfect size.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 19, 2016, 05:57:49 AM
Ron, so cool. I like it a lot. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: larifari on April 19, 2016, 01:53:39 PM
Wow Ron,I can hardly wait , I'll be very curious about the end result !  :D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2016, 01:51:42 AM
Hi All,

Ron, so cool. I like it a lot. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and after a member pointed it out the Falcon's length is to short I have to add another 2-3 feet to it which. I forgot to add the ramp section template in the middle which I'm doing at the moment so it will be the correct length.

Wow Ron,I can hardly wait , I'll be very curious about the end result !  :D

Thanks heaps mate and don't worry so will I LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P29. 17/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2016, 05:08:03 AM
Hi all,

I re-did the length of the Falcon thanks to Jason over at the FB SW Bandai page,  It should be around 9.5 feet for 1/12 figures mine first attempt was 5.6 feet and now it's 7.9 feet which I'm happy with .

I decided to keep it at 7.9 as I really don't want to spend to much on materials but use what I have in my parts and bits boxes.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 20, 2016, 05:49:47 AM
Glad you were not too far along before you figured out you wanted to do this. It is gonna be so awesome when you get it together. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: CustomCreator on April 20, 2016, 11:09:33 AM
WHOA! Looking forward to this one!  lvva
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2016, 02:41:00 AM
Hi All,

Glad you were not too far along before you figured out you wanted to do this. It is gonna be so awesome when you get it together. Off to share the latest.

Hey Shawn, thanks mate and so was I, I'm glad John pointed it out and when he did I knew exactly what I did wrong and fixed it up straight away and the good thing is I still have enough foam board to build the frame.

The only thing that I can't decide on is do I do a dio from Death Star EP IV or Hanger 94 EP IV.

WHOA! Looking forward to this one!  lvva

Cheers buddy.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: JDeck on April 21, 2016, 09:08:40 AM
  That's gonna be huge! That is a tough choice between Death Star Hangar, and Docking bay 94. Either way it'll be way cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2016, 02:26:06 AM
Death Star of HB94 would be cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: krztfr on April 22, 2016, 06:16:12 AM
Death Star and HB94 event the Hoth base would be great and your awesome on those type of dios but what about a place you havent made yet, bespin landing platform with skyscrapers in the back ground
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: glorbes on April 22, 2016, 09:44:11 AM
Well this promises to be amazing. 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2016, 03:38:51 PM
Hi All,

Death Star of HB94 would be cool.

Yeah it's going to be a hard to decide.

Death Star and HB94 event the Hoth base would be great and your awesome on those type of dios but what about a place you havent made yet, bespin landing platform with skyscrapers in the back ground

I did think about Hoth but it's getting the figures to do the rebels together in time to make them for the show as it's only 10 weeks away and I have another 5 dios I want to make before it.

Bespin would be very cool as well but a back ground won't work as the Falcon will only be the front half and a back ground won't look right as the perspective will look all wrong. But thank heaps on the ideas thou as I can use one of them with the 1/144 Bandai Falcon I have.

Well this promises to be amazing. 

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P30. 20/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2016, 05:05:46 PM
Hi All,

A did some work on the ramp section yesterday and will start on the cockpit and tunnel leading to it today.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 23/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 24, 2016, 04:31:17 AM
Hi All,

Took a small break tonight and did this for my daughter as she loves BB-8 I picked it up from a mate from our local hobby club.

As per the daughter's instructions I wasn't allowed to make and paint/weather it how I wanted to I had to do it her way LOL.

So I repainted it using Vallejo paints and then gave it a wash of matt black and lightly drybrushed it with desert yellow.

The figure comes with a clear base that allows it to roll in one spot so I glued it to the black base that came with it and then added sand by mixing 2 tablespoons of spakfilla and 4 tablespoons of sand and added some desert yellow and mixed it all together and added it to the base.

Once the base was dry I gave it a wash of desert yellow to darken it just a little and the flame was done by painting some cotton wool and then cutting off a small piece and glued it to the arm and sprayed the whole thing with dull coate.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 23/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 24, 2016, 05:27:51 AM
Hi All,

Break time over LOL.

I added the side sections and then measured out the top/bottom section of the manibles. I have to make the inner section of the round sections before I glue them inplace.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 24/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2016, 05:44:36 AM
Great Stuff Ron, had to get this beauty to the front page!

(http://i.imgur.com/nC93PKm.png)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 24/04/16
Post by: JDeck on April 24, 2016, 06:53:38 AM
Great looking progress on the Falcon! The bb8 is real nice. I've been in wanting to get the bandai bb8 for some time.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 24/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 24, 2016, 03:21:00 PM
Hi All,

Great Stuff Ron, had to get this beauty to the front page!

(http://i.imgur.com/nC93PKm.png)

Thanks heaps Shawn and she has other BB-8's but she has had her heart set on the Bandai kit since it came out. I wish I had been filming her face when I showed her the sprues and then she realized it was BB-8 it was PRICELESS.

Great looking progress on the Falcon! The bb8 is real nice. I've been in wanting to get the bandai bb8 for some time.

Thanks Buddy, and the BB-8 is a great little kit.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 24/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2016, 03:41:05 AM
Hi All,

Another little update, I ran out of foam board so I'll have this hold until after the weekend when I go and get some more.

I added the landing gear holding areas and did some frame work for when I add the hull.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: BlackThorne on April 27, 2016, 09:29:47 AM
Very cool. Any plans to do a Falcon cockpit in the future for the 3.75" folks?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: krztfr on April 27, 2016, 09:49:35 PM
Are you doing the interior too like the statue or just the exterior?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2016, 12:38:48 AM
Hi All,

Very cool. Any plans to do a Falcon cockpit in the future for the 3.75" folks?

Cheers mate and no plans for a 3.75" cockpit I'm afraid but I will be doing a 6" cockpit in the future.

Are you doing the interior too like the statue or just the exterior?

I'm just going to do the exterior due to time.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: Tamer on April 28, 2016, 03:01:36 AM
More progress. Great!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2016, 04:25:56 AM
More progress. Great!

Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and yeah it's getting there slowly and hopefully I'll have the rest of the materials to start it again on Friday.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: Starchaser on April 28, 2016, 10:56:13 PM
I'm really enjoying the progress shots that you are showing on this project. It looks like its shaping up really well. Your work is always so well done that I am really looking forward to the end product.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2016, 05:07:04 AM
Hi All,

I'm really enjoying the progress shots that you are showing on this project. It looks like its shaping up really well. Your work is always so well done that I am really looking forward to the end product.

Thanks heaps mate, I am still waiting on more foam board which should be here Monday then I can restart it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Millenium Falcon 6" WIP P31. 27/04/16
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2016, 05:22:53 AM
Hi All,

While I'm waiting on more foam board to arrive I decided that I would do Dengar in 1/12 scale.

Dengar just needs his turbine attached once I finish painting the head which is from an old Call of Duty WW2 GI figures but so far he is made from a Bandai Sandtrooper and I glued the joints together and covered them in cloth and bulked it up a little using cotton wool. The chest plate was done by using putty and then sanding it to shape, I used greeblies and plasti card for the front section of the chest plate.

The straps are pieces of material and the shoes/pistol holster are from the BS 6" Bespin Luke, the pouches are 1/20th scale WW2 German model kit. The machine gun is from the Bandai Storm trooper and the shackles are pieces from the T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle Sand Trooper Bandai kit some chain and plastic card.

The back just needs the cloth roll attached. The brace is from the Bandai Sand trooper kit, the grill is from a 1/35th scale WW2 Sherman tank as is the wheel and the rope/wire is from an old head set. The straps are pieces of material and the buckles are from an old 1/6th harness.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" WIP P31. 30/04/16
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2016, 03:29:50 AM
Hi All,

Dengar is done and here are a few pics until I get my usual outdoor ones tomorrow.

The turbin was done using left over material and the figure was weathered using Vallejo, paints and chalk pastels.

The base was one I built a while ago for the I.M.P.S trooper I did but decided against it and I'm glad I did as it is perfect for the Dengar figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" WIP P32. 01/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2016, 07:00:26 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" WIP P32. 01/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2016, 07:01:08 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" WIP P32. 01/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2016, 07:01:41 PM
Last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" Completed P32. 02/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2016, 09:47:15 AM
Wow Ron this looks great. I was out all weekend and it was great to see this. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" Completed P32. 02/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2016, 12:32:23 AM
Hi All,

Wow Ron this looks great. I was out all weekend and it was great to see this. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I really enjoyed this build and hopefully do other characters.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" Completed P32. 02/05/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 03, 2016, 06:31:56 PM
Bravo ! That is one heck of a job you did !  I am really enjoying you work on the 6 inch line , i cant wait to see who you tackle next !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" Completed P32. 02/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2016, 04:52:55 AM
Hi All,

Bravo ! That is one heck of a job you did !  I am really enjoying you work on the 6 inch line , i cant wait to see who you tackle next !

Thanks heaps mate and yeah I love the 6" line.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Dengar WIP 6" Completed P32. 02/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2016, 04:56:38 AM
Hi All,

Did a little more work on the Falcon and this time I did the slopping top hull sections. I have been using the FRAGILE tape to also go along the joints and it also good to use as it's very strong so when I start super gluing all the hull sections it won't melt.

I will need to get more foam board over the weekend so I can do the bottom section and then onto the cockpit.  I have plastic card but not enough so I have ordered more so when that come in I can start doing the detailing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 05, 2016, 02:45:15 AM
It is really taking shape now Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 05, 2016, 05:02:04 AM
The Dengar looks great! At first I wondered why you didn't wait for the Hasbro snowy, then I realized how hard they will be to find. The armor you made is awesome! The falcon is coming along nicely. Fra-gee-lay, it must be Italian. Lol. Joking aside this is truly epic, and inspiring.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: Sjefke on May 05, 2016, 08:05:18 PM
 ;D
It is really taking shape now Ron.

Never had a doubt.
 ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 05, 2016, 11:25:31 PM
Hi All,

It is really taking shape now Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and hopefully I will have it complete in the next few weeks.

The Dengar looks great! At first I wondered why you didn't wait for the Hasbro snowy, then I realized how hard they will be to find. The armor you made is awesome! The falcon is coming along nicely. Fra-gee-lay, it must be Italian. Lol. Joking aside this is truly epic, and inspiring.

Thanks heaps mate and I was going to wait for the 6" Snowtrooper but figured I would give it a go and was very happy with the way he turned out.

;D
It is really taking shape now Ron.

Never had a doubt.
 ;D

Cheers Mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 06, 2016, 02:04:44 AM
So curious to see what you do for the landing gear too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 06, 2016, 05:05:38 AM
Hi All,

So curious to see what you do for the landing gear too.

I'll be using plasti card for the landing gear I'll just need to get some good blue prints of them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: glorbes on May 06, 2016, 08:55:03 AM
Love that you're doing this the same way the 1/2 Falcon from Star Wars was done.  This is an impressive and ambitious project.  You should just build the whole thing though  ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 08, 2016, 05:13:46 AM
Cool deal. I figured you had a plan. I know Dayton Allen has some pretty rigorous diagrams of the Falcon and know for sure he would get you what you need.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2016, 01:52:16 AM
Hi All,

Love that you're doing this the same way the 1/2 Falcon from Star Wars was done.  This is an impressive and ambitious project.  You should just build the whole thing though  ;D

Thanks heaps Glorbes and don't worry your not the only one that has said that LOL

Cool deal. I figured you had a plan. I know Dayton Allen has some pretty rigorous diagrams of the Falcon and know for sure he would get you what you need.

Cheers Shawn, I'll have to ask him for some.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Falcon WIP 6" P32. 04/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2016, 04:56:18 AM
Hi All,

I have put the Falcon on the go slow table as I need to complete a few diorama's/figures before a show that is just under six weeks away.

I started do a 1/12 mythos Vader which is from Bandai and I cut the cape out of black material it's not the greatest cut but seeing that I needed to damage the cape with cuts and tears it suited the figure.

I used thin wire to make the edges of the cape fold better,  I still need to fill in joints and add more damage to Vader and the cape and robe and then paint and weather him and make the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 09/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 09, 2016, 05:58:46 PM
  That Vader is going to be awesome. Great job on the cape, better than the plastic articulated cape.  Can't wait to see if finished.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 09/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2016, 07:07:52 PM
Hi All,

  That Vader is going to be awesome. Great job on the cape, better than the plastic articulated cape.  Can't wait to see if finished.

Cheers mate and I love the cloth capes with this Bandai Vader just makes it 100% better.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 09/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2016, 01:32:25 AM
Hi All,

Mythos Vader is done and as always I will get outdoor pics soon.

Vader - was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Base - is from the Vader kit and I used balsa wood for the border. I used a piece of scrap high density foam and ripped it apart with my fingers then used a piece of sandstone and pushed it lightly into the foam to give it a stone look to it.

The lava is Woodland Scenic Water Effects and added some to the base and then spread it out and before it dried I got an old brush and dapped it around the Water Effects to give it a more natural look to it.

Once dry the I painted the lava as follows.

1 - painted the lava white and let dry, usually two - three coats will do.
2 - drybrush over the white with bright yellow.
3 - drybrush over the yellow with bright orange.
4 - drybrush then with bright red.
5 - drybrush then with dark brown.
6 - drybrush then with matt black then leave it for an hour to completely dry.
7 - Once dry mix a 50/50 mix of bright yellow and bright orange and then give the lava a wash of the 50/50 mix and then leave to dry for 20 minutes.
8 - last brush Woodland Scenics Water over the lava to give it a more gloss/glowing look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 10/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2016, 07:36:43 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 10/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2016, 07:37:22 PM
another 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" WIP P33. 10/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2016, 07:37:51 PM
Last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2016, 02:53:26 AM
Wow, I didn't even know this was in the planning stages and now its complete. Looks great Ron! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2016, 03:19:52 AM
Hi All,

Wow, I didn't even know this was in the planning stages and now its complete. Looks great Ron! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and this was pretty easy to do the base was the longest part as I redid the lava 3 times till I liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 11, 2016, 07:40:05 PM
I really like this one  a lot ! Excellent ..
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2016, 07:50:20 PM
Hi All,

I really like this one  a lot ! Excellent ..

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 14, 2016, 07:16:46 AM
Vader turned out awesome! The burnt effects on the cape are marvelous! Very convincing without being gaudy.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 14, 2016, 03:51:31 PM
Hi All,

Vader turned out awesome! The burnt effects on the cape are marvelous! Very convincing without being gaudy.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 -Vader Mythos 6" Completed P33. 11/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 14, 2016, 04:03:25 PM
Hi All,

Doing a small dio with a Jawa scrounging thru is finds.

The Jawa was made using a madelman figure and I cut off the legs at the knees and re-attached the feet. I cut the arms off at the forearms and drilled holes and used hands from the Funko Fallout 4 power armour suit.

I used an old head from the bits box and cut the ears and nose off and then used black cloth to cover the head. The robes was made using some old material I had and I gave it two washes of flat brown, I also used some thinner cloth to make his vest.

I still have to do the eyes and make his bandolier and gun and make the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 14, 2016, 11:23:03 PM
Hi All,

The Jawa dio is almost complete I just have to weather the base/figures/equipment.

The Jawa's eyes were done by using small joint connectors and cut them in half.  The weapon was done by using the pistol from the Bandai Stormtrooper and then I cut the scope off and the barrel was done using plasti card and the cord is just old computer cable.

The harness was made using leather and cutting out the desired shape and the pouches are from a Marvel figure. The droids I built ages ago and have been waiting for a dio to put them on, the machine gun is from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the junk on the ground are pieces of an old 1/6 machine gun.

The crates were done using plasti card and the tarp is some old material just was glued done then painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2016, 03:20:59 AM
Hi All,

The Jawa dio is complete and I will get my usual pics the next day or two.

Until then I have jumped straight into another dio and this one will be called TATOOINE PATROL, it will depicted 5-6 Sandtroopers just walking along doing a patrol.

The moisture vaporator was done the same way as the one I did for Droid Search. I used plumbers connectors and plasti card and greeblies for the parts box. The sand is a 50/40/10 mix of Sand/plaster/paint, I have to paint the sand to make it more natural as the two different colours due to me not stirring the paint in enough.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 15, 2016, 05:35:24 AM
Wow, two days gone and all kinds of great work in here too. Love the Jawa Dio Ron. Off to share the latest!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: jkno on May 15, 2016, 08:09:15 AM
Mythos Vader rendition is really cool. I like the Sideshow original, except the orange over-spray which was a tad exaggerated. On yours it looks just fine, SSC should have done it like this not how they did it on their statue.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2016, 07:06:08 PM
Hi All

Wow, two days gone and all kinds of great work in here too. Love the Jawa Dio Ron. Off to share the latest!

Thanks Shawn glad you like it.

Mythos Vader rendition is really cool. I like the Sideshow original, except the orange over-spray which was a tad exaggerated. On yours it looks just fine, SSC should have done it like this not how they did it on their statue.

Cheers Buddy and I looked at pics with people near fires etc to see what it looked like on clothing and that's how I came to this look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2016, 07:07:23 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2016, 07:07:57 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" WIP P34. 15/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 15, 2016, 07:08:43 PM
Last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" Completed P34. 16/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 16, 2016, 03:09:45 AM
It looks great Ron. Love the droids too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" Completed P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2016, 03:38:25 AM
Hi All,

It looks great Ron. Love the droids too. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and as always I appreciate the FP spot.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" Completed P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2016, 03:45:52 AM
Hi All,

Not much of a update for the Tatooine Patrol, I just got my old probe droid that I built back in 2014 and I removed the arms and repositioned them and gave it two coats of German Grey and have started adding chipping to it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa 6" Completed P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2016, 03:46:45 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 16, 2016, 03:45:25 PM
This also just became a favorite of mine ! Really love the droids ! Bravo
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: Starchaser on May 16, 2016, 10:40:17 PM
Ron, the Jawa dio is magnificent. Love all the detail, and thanks for sharing parts of your process. The probe droid is looking good too!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 17, 2016, 05:20:24 AM
Looks great to me Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: CustomCreator on May 17, 2016, 06:40:08 AM
Love me some mechs!!! Nice work as usual!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 20, 2016, 01:34:59 AM
Hi All,

This also just became a favorite of mine ! Really love the droids ! Bravo

Thanks buddy.

Ron, the Jawa dio is magnificent. Love all the detail, and thanks for sharing parts of your process. The probe droid is looking good too!

Cheers mate and I'll get more WIP pics soon on the Tatooine Patrol.

Looks great to me Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Love me some mechs!!! Nice work as usual!

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 20, 2016, 03:07:54 AM
I hope we get to see more probe droids in action in Rogue One!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 20, 2016, 04:51:32 AM
Hi All,

I hope we get to see more probe droids in action in Rogue One!

Same here and I have read that Vader is going to be pretty bad ass in it as well.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P34. 16/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 22, 2016, 01:09:16 AM
Hi All,

Not much of an update but it's something. I had to make another base as I'm running out of room so instead of four figures this new one will have two sandies and the probe droid.

The probe droid will get its final weathering done to it once the sandies are done and they were built straight out of the box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 22, 2016, 05:16:47 AM
Hi All,

After posting the last lost of WIP pics I got some drive in me to get these done.

So I have painted all the white areas on the figures and equipment with Vallejo white and the black areas with Vallejo Black.

next will be how I do the my washes and detailing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 22, 2016, 05:41:59 AM
Looking good to me Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: krztfr on May 22, 2016, 11:18:56 AM
Why not make this diorama piece together with another so you could have your big 4 figure dio but at the same time more managable size.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2016, 02:36:09 AM
Hi All,

Looking good to me Ron. Off to share.

As always thanks heaps Shawn.

Why not make this diorama piece together with another so you could have your big 4 figure dio but at the same time more managable size.

I thought about it but one is room as I am running out very quickly for larger dio's and I will also be selling 90% of what I have at the show that is 6 weeks away.

Having it at a 3 figure dio for selling it will be a lot cheaper to sell then it would with 5 figure dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 02:28:58 AM
Hi All,

Pic 1 and 2 - The seams on the troopers have had light black wash to give the armour more depth.

Pic 3 and 4 - I then gave the troopers a whole light wash using matt black.

Pic 5 and 6 - I then painted the vent on top of the helmet and mouth area with light grey. I painted the vents on the side using medium blue and once dry gave a light dry brush to make it more universal.

Pic 7 and 8 - The weapons were painted matt black and dry brushed silver and once dry I gave it a very watered down wash of matt black to tone down the silver.

Pic 9 AND 10 - The back packs were also painted the same way as the weapons and the blue/grey areas were painted with a 50/50 mix of light blue/grey and the white areas were painted white then a wash of matt black and then dry brushed white.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 02:29:49 AM
pics 5, 6, 7 & 8
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 22/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 02:30:28 AM
Pic 9 & 10
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 24/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 24, 2016, 03:10:04 AM
They look great Ron. Off to share in all the right places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 24/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 03:37:54 AM
Hi All

They look great Ron. Off to share in all the right places.

Cheers Shawn, I just need to add the decals and then weather them and put them on the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 24/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 09:40:09 PM
Hi All,

The figures are 90% done, I gave them a wash of Brown sand and got into the all the nooks and crannies and then gave the armour on the troopers and the metal on the probe droid a very light wash of the brown sand.

Next will be the final weathering using pastels.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P35. 24/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 09:41:01 PM
probe droid.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 11:01:27 PM
Hi All,

The figures are 95% done. To do this part of the weathering I used pastel chalks I first did a 50/50 mix of Brown/Light Yellow and then lightly went over the figures and weathered where sand and dust would get into and clings to.

Once I did the Brown/Light Yellow weathering I then did the final weathering using a 70/30 mix of Light Light Yellow/Brown and went over the last lot of weathering and then I gave them a spray varnish.

I let the matt varnish dry for 10 minutes then I used a clear gloss on the troopers lenses and the Probe droids eye.

Next will be the sand mix and the adding to the base and then adding the figures and the last piece of weathering.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2016, 11:02:10 PM
probe droid.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 01:52:03 AM
Hi All,

The figures have been based and the sand as been laid and for the size of the base here is how and what I used to make the sand.

Pic 1 - 3 Tablespoons of Plaster of Paris.
Pic 2 - 5 Tablespoons of fine sand.
Pic 3 - Mix the both together before adding water.
Pic 4 - Add water and mix until you have a type of pancake consistency.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 01:57:38 AM
Pic 5 - Add a Teaspoon of Brown Sand(I use Vallejo Brown Sand).
Pic 6 - Mix the paint with the plaster and sand so it all mixes together.
Pic 7 - Use a sharp knife and score the base, this will help the mix adhere better.
pic 8 - Spread the mix over the base and then choose how you want the sand to look. I went for a more smoother look for this dio. Let the mix start to dry which won't take long and then add foot prints by wetting the feet then lightly press them in the mix.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 01:59:07 AM
Pic 9 & 10 are the figures on the base and as you can see by adding a small amount of paint it comes up looking like real sand. If it doesn't you can give it light washes until you like the look of it.

Next I will paint the edges and the add a little more weathering then I'll get my usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 25, 2016, 02:56:25 AM
Thanks for showing us how you get that sand to look so real. Man this is looking good Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 03:05:43 AM
Hi All,

Thanks for showing us how you get that sand to look so real. Man this is looking good Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, and just a little weathering and paint the edges and then I get my usual pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 25, 2016, 03:08:07 AM
I just really appreciate you showing us how you do things bud. You could definitely teach a doctorate program on customizing!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 04:31:28 AM
Hi All,

I just really appreciate you showing us how you do things bud. You could definitely teach a doctorate program on customizing!

Now that would be very cool and you know me mate I'm more then happy to show the tricks of the trade and help anyone out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 04:38:54 AM
Hi All,

The dio is now completed and I will get my usual pics as soon as I can.

The sand/plaster/paint mix was just a little to light so I did the following.

Pic 1 - I gave the base two light washes of Vallejo Brown Sand.
Pic 2 - I then gave it a wash of Vallejo Iraqui Sand and then once dry brushed it with pale sand and did the same to the rod holding up the Probe Droid as this helps blend it in and looks like it's floating.
Pic 3 & 4 - Is the final dio and I added jus a little extra weathering and I then sealed it again with matt spray.

I will get my usual pics as soon as I can.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 25, 2016, 05:18:27 PM
  Great looking dio, once again! Great tips on making the sand too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 06:30:44 PM
Hi All,

  Great looking dio, once again! Great tips on making the sand too.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 06:51:11 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics, enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 06:53:21 PM
another 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2016, 06:53:56 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" Completed P37. 26/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 26, 2016, 03:18:37 AM
Just gorgeous Ron. Love that probe droid. So appreciated that sand tutorial too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" Completed P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 26, 2016, 03:21:42 AM
Just gorgeous Ron. Love that probe droid. So appreciated that sand tutorial too. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and glad you liked the tutorial.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" Completed P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 26, 2016, 04:29:00 AM
Hi All,

Straight onto the next project and this time I'm going to a 1/12 AT-PT, I will be making it out of foam board and plastic sheet and greeblies so here is the start of it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 26, 2016, 06:37:14 AM
Cool deal! Thats gonna look fantastic!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Patrol 6" WIP P36. 25/05/16
Post by: jkno on May 26, 2016, 07:18:26 AM
last 4.

Very neat! I like this concept Probot, really fits in the Star Wars universe
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: krztfr on May 26, 2016, 12:41:15 PM
Whats your thoughts about following this up with a Rebels AT-DP with a AT-DP driver?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 26, 2016, 05:59:17 PM
Hi All,

Cool deal! Thats gonna look fantastic!

Cheers Shawn.

last 4.

Very neat! I like this concept Probot, really fits in the Star Wars universe

Thanks mate.

Whats your thoughts about following this up with a Rebels AT-DP with a AT-DP driver?

To be honest I haven't thought about until now, but that isn't a bad idea at all.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: Panther on May 27, 2016, 12:49:44 AM
HI Ron

That is truly awesome and thank you for tutorial and sharing some of your techniques with us.  You do make some very inspiring work!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2016, 02:50:27 AM
Daggone Panther is up early or late depending on your perspective, but I do agree. It looks good on our front pages already.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 27, 2016, 03:01:47 AM
HI Ron

That is truly awesome and thank you for tutorial and sharing some of your techniques with us.  You do make some very inspiring work!

Thanks mate and great work on the Frozen Han dio.

Daggone Panther is up early or late depending on your perspective, but I do agree. It looks good on our front pages already.

That it does.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 27, 2016, 04:38:09 AM
Hi All,

I finished doing the shell for the cockpit and added the axel areas for the legs. I will be doing the old back burner to this at the moment as I'm waiting for my plasti card to get here so while I'll wait for that I start something else.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 28, 2016, 03:50:14 AM
Looks great Ron. You know you had me at AT! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 28, 2016, 07:29:17 PM
Awesome! That'll be rad when its finished! Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 28, 2016, 08:32:11 PM
Hi All,

Looks great Ron. You know you had me at AT! Off to share.

LOL, Thanks Shawn.

Awesome! That'll be rad when its finished! Keep up the great work.


Cheers Buddy and I can't wait to get my plasti card so I can complete it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-PT WIP 6" P37. 26/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2016, 06:27:47 PM
Hi All,

Obi is almost done, I just have to paint the inner/outer robes and paint the buckle and belt and add a hook for his saber.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 12:04:20 AM
Hi All,

I'm 90% done I just have to add a little more detail to the outer rob and then reattach the hands.

The body is EP-IV Solo and I trimmed him down a little and the add some cloth around the mid section and then taped in on. The inner robes is left over material I have sitting in my cupboard and the outer robe was done by drying out a wet one/wipes and then cutting out the pattern I wanted then gluing over the inner robes.

I painted the inner robes Vallejo's Pale Sand then while it was still lightly damp I added a light wash of Vallejo white. The belt is left over leather and I used a piece of photo etched metal from an old kit and made the hook for the saber.

The base was done a while back when I did my Han in Stormtrooper Disguise and I decided to reuse for Kenobi as I will be making a new one for Solo.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 04:08:28 AM
Hi All,

Obi is done and I will get my usual pics tomorrow.

I painted his hands so they and the head match with skin tones. The hands will be able to turn and the saber can be removed so it hangs on the hook.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 30, 2016, 04:47:41 AM
That looks great Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: larifari on May 30, 2016, 10:14:16 AM
You did a amazing job again!!  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 06:52:53 PM
Hi All,

That looks great Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

You did a amazing job again!!  0/

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 06:54:09 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 WIP 6" P38. 30/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 06:54:36 PM
Last 2.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: JDeck on May 30, 2016, 07:33:11 PM
Wow! That is fantastic! Best Kenobi figure/dio, I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 30, 2016, 08:12:13 PM
Hi All,

Wow! That is fantastic! Best Kenobi figure/dio, I've ever seen.

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: Tamer on May 31, 2016, 02:21:06 AM
I agree pretty daggone fantastic. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: hemble on May 31, 2016, 02:48:17 AM
I agree pretty daggone fantastic. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: jon_k on June 02, 2016, 09:35:47 AM
Looks fantastic. I almost like it with the white robes too, canon or no!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 15, 2016, 02:51:57 AM
Looks fantastic. I almost like it with the white robes too, canon or no!

Cheers mate and glad you liked it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 15, 2016, 02:58:34 AM
Hi All,

Started a new dio last night and finally got around to taking some WIP pics.

This dio will depict a Imperial troop combat shuttle hovering about the ground so that the troops can repel out to the battle below.

The base so far is just an old shelf section. I used foam board to start the frame work of the mountain, I have used a piece of PVC piping and lock tight to keep it in it's place and the partial shuttle is made from foam board so far.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: Rezikai on June 15, 2016, 03:20:24 AM
Hi All,

Started a new dio last night and finally got around to taking some WIP pics.

This dio will depict a Imperial troop combat shuttle hovering about the ground so that the troops can repel out to the battle below.

The base so far is just an old shelf section. I used foam board to start the frame work of the mountain, I have used a piece of PVC piping and lock tight to keep it in it's place and the partial shuttle is made from foam board so far.

Ron

Look at the size of it!


but in all seriousness I can't wait to see this one completed. Imp drop shuttles and heck even custom Tyderium and Sentinel shuttles are rare and in 6" even rarer. Hats off for the work so far sir.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P38. 15/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 15, 2016, 05:06:34 AM
Gonna be big. Cool deal. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P38. 15/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 16, 2016, 12:13:42 AM
Gonna be big. Cool deal. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I wanted to add a tail section to it but it was going to be way to tall then.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P38. 15/06/16
Post by: Panther on June 17, 2016, 12:41:15 AM
This is looking great Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi EP-4 Completed 6" P38. 31/05/16
Post by: hemble on June 22, 2016, 03:21:26 AM
Hi All,
Quote

Look at the size of it!

but in all seriousness I can't wait to see this one completed. Imp drop shuttles and heck even custom Tyderium and Sentinel shuttles are rare and in 6" even rarer. Hats off for the work so far sir.


Thanks heaps mate and sorry for missing your post when I replied to the others.

This is looking great Ron.

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P38. 15/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 22, 2016, 03:27:05 AM
Hi All,

Sorry for the lack of WIP pics but I have been busy getting things done as I am getting medically discharged and there is a crap load of paperwork to do and by the end of the day I'm mentally drained.

So saying that here are a few pics of the interior, I have done the floor, walls, frame work and gun/equipment rack.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 22, 2016, 05:41:06 AM
Wow, that is looking good.

I didn't know you were getting discharged. Congrats on a great military career and to getting finished with all that paperwork. I can remember that time from when I got out of the army, what a lot of hurry up and wait!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: Starchaser on June 22, 2016, 01:27:05 PM
This is going to be an epic dio! The concept is really fun and the beginnings of the project show a lot of promise. It will be fun to watch this diorama develop.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 22, 2016, 06:39:21 PM
Hi All

Wow, that is looking good.

I didn't know you were getting discharged. Congrats on a great military career and to getting finished with all that paperwork. I can remember that time from when I got out of the army, what a lot of hurry up and wait!

Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, yeah I re-joined back in 06 and did 10yrs and 2 deployments. After 9 surgeries on my left ankle which is not getting better they decided that is time to go. I can't complain really had an awesome time but you are right it has been a lot of hurry up and wait.

This is going to be an epic dio! The concept is really fun and the beginnings of the project show a lot of promise. It will be fun to watch this diorama develop.

Cheers Mate, I am now on a 2 weeks leave so I'm hoping to have it complete in 8 days for a show I have on.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: Panther on June 23, 2016, 02:17:17 AM
This is looking excellent mate, looking forward to watching this throughout it's development.  Enjoy your two weeks off Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 23, 2016, 03:06:46 AM
Hi All,

This is looking excellent mate, looking forward to watching this throughout it's development.  Enjoy your two weeks off Ron.

Thanks buddy and I am mate  ;D

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 23, 2016, 04:36:22 AM
Well thank you for your service. I know that is a fun time raising a family and doing moves every so often, etc. etc.

I just hope that means now you will get to set up your own art studio and do this custom thing full time. Sorry Ron, couldn't resist!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 23, 2016, 03:10:19 PM
Well thank you for your service. I know that is a fun time raising a family and doing moves every so often, etc. etc.

I just hope that means now you will get to set up your own art studio and do this custom thing full time. Sorry Ron, couldn't resist!

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have been very lucky in staying in the same area for the last 10yrs. I will be setting up some sought art studio once we get the new house and if the wife allows me LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 24, 2016, 04:21:09 AM
Glad to hear it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 25, 2016, 02:06:16 AM
Hi All,

The shuttle interior is 90% done I just need to complete the repelling section and the door gunner machine gun mount.

The interior was done using plasti card and bottle caps and Bandai Sandtroopers backpacks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P39. 22/06/16
Post by: hemble on June 25, 2016, 02:06:52 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on June 26, 2016, 04:56:25 AM
Oh yeah, that interior is getting the detailed look i knew it would. Can't wait to see how this one finishes. Off to share the latest. Seeing the rappelling apparatus is gonna be cool
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: krztfr on July 08, 2016, 11:02:16 PM
Hows this and your other big dios going*
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 09, 2016, 02:03:09 AM
Hi All

Oh yeah, that interior is getting the detailed look i knew it would. Can't wait to see how this one finishes. Off to share the latest. Seeing the rappelling apparatus is gonna be cool

Thanks Shawn and sorry for the late reply mate.

Hows this and your other big dios going*

This one is going well I have started doing the exterior slowly but it's getting there I'll have pics up by the end of the weekend.

The Falcon is going a lot slower as I need to get more plastic card to start the hull.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on July 10, 2016, 06:52:52 AM
Your stuff is awesome!
Can you find plasticard at michaels? I wanted to get some just to see what it felt like to use.
Maybe I could work it in to a project i am working on.

https://www.facebook.com/TheClosetJedi/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 11, 2016, 12:04:21 AM
Your stuff is awesome!
Can you find plasticard at michaels? I wanted to get some just to see what it felt like to use.
Maybe I could work it in to a project i am working on.

https://www.facebook.com/TheClosetJedi/

Thanks mate, I'm in Australia so I couldn't tell you sorry mate but any good hobby shop will supply it. If not you should be able to order thru Evergreen plastics.

http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: krztfr on July 14, 2016, 06:45:40 AM
How do you go about bending plastic rod and sheets? I seen someone use an open flame but it leaves a burnt mark, yours looks clean.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 14, 2016, 03:55:08 PM
Hi All,

How do you go about bending plastic rod and sheets? I seen someone use an open flame but it leaves a burnt mark, yours looks clean.

Hey mate, for the thinner plastic I just put them under hot water and slowly bend them and the thicker ones I use a hair dryer and slowly bend them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: krztfr on July 14, 2016, 10:18:37 PM
Im trying to turn a movie Ironman mark 1 into the Raider Power Armor based on Fallout 4. Any suggestions for some good forarms and hands?  The ones currently on there are terrible.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 14, 2016, 11:49:55 PM
Im trying to turn a movie Ironman mark 1 into the Raider Power Armor based on Fallout 4. Any suggestions for some good forarms and hands?  The ones currently on there are terrible.

What scale are you going to do it in.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: krztfr on July 15, 2016, 01:10:20 AM
Marvel legends so 6" i want it to go against my Funko Power Armor figure. The elbow is not double jointed if that helps any.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 15, 2016, 01:52:31 AM
Marvel legends so 6" i want it to go against my Funko Power Armor figure. The elbow is not double jointed if that helps any.

You can use a 6" War machine forearms and hands they would look good especially if you add some extra armour to them.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: krztfr on July 15, 2016, 02:10:40 PM
I thought about that too but i was looking more into gundam style specially the articulated hands
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 15, 2016, 04:38:52 PM
I thought about that too but i was looking more into gundam style specially the articulated hands

Yeah Gundam would work very nicely but I haven't seen any 1/12 or 1/10 scale kits, if you can get them they would be perfect.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 21, 2016, 03:40:17 AM
Hi All,

Have started on the AT-AT hull section for my AT-AT gunner, I have used high density foam for the hull then used plastic card to cover the foam.

The gunner's weapon is Bandai with a scope attached using the scope from the Bandai pistol. I still have a few days to detail the hull section and then paint and weather it and the gunner.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 21, 2016, 03:53:12 AM
Hi All here's a link to my very first video, it's shows how the Gunners weapon arm works. If people like it I'll start doing more.

https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/ (https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 21, 2016, 04:44:43 AM
Hi All,

Got this little beauty in the mail today, can't wait to start building it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on July 21, 2016, 05:22:49 AM
Cool video, I have to go share that. I love that AT-AT Door Ron! Very awesome!

And is that a Dewback? To what scale is that? 6 inch?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 21, 2016, 03:48:09 PM
Cool video, I have to go share that. I love that AT-AT Door Ron! Very awesome!

And is that a Dewback? To what scale is that? 6 inch?

Hey Shawn, Cheers buddy and glad you like the video and the AT-AT door it's not accurate but it looks great so far. The dewback is 6" and I got it from stannarts. http://www.stannarts.net/products/stannarts-dewback-resin-kit (http://www.stannarts.net/products/stannarts-dewback-resin-kit)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on July 22, 2016, 07:16:27 AM
pretty cool time to go share that link. Thanks Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2016, 05:12:29 AM
pretty cool time to go share that link. Thanks Ron.

Anytime time buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 23, 2016, 05:15:20 AM
Hi All,

Done another video and link is below. I do apologize in advance if there are some blurry moments I'm still getting the hang of this video stuff LOL.

Also I was thinking of doing videos from now on as it is a lot quicker, but let me know if you guys would still like pics attached and if so I'll keep doing that as well.

https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/?ref=bookmarks (https://www.facebook.com/Hemblecreations-489059647939401/?ref=bookmarks)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on July 23, 2016, 05:21:16 AM
Looks fantastic Ron. Personally, I like the video and picture method, but whatever is easier!

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2016, 05:40:36 AM
Looks fantastic Ron. Personally, I like the video and picture method, but whatever is easier!

Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I'll start doing both again once I finish this AT-AT  Gunner Dio. I thought it was going to be hard time comsuming but it's a lot easier then I thought except learning how to add multiple vids together LOL.

Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2016, 05:41:10 AM

Hi All,

Here are the next two videos of the AT-AT Gunner base and again please bare with me while I'm learning how to add mulitiple videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z0K5vyXJR8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z0K5vyXJR8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThzjJIGFyI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pThzjJIGFyI)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on July 24, 2016, 06:04:48 AM
Great stuff Ron. I am gonna get these videos on our front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2016, 05:35:33 PM
Hi All,

Great stuff Ron. I am gonna get these videos on our front page.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 24, 2016, 07:55:17 PM
Hi All,

Here are the next four lot of videos enjoy and I'll have videos up of the figure soon.

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: Tamer on July 25, 2016, 09:08:38 AM
Wow, it looks fantastic Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 25, 2016, 04:05:04 PM
Hi All,

Wow, it looks fantastic Ron!

Cheers Shawn and I'll have some more up soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2016, 12:01:10 AM
Hi All,

My first video/tutorial is complete and here is the link

And my outdoor pics are attached as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2016, 12:02:11 AM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Repelling 6" WIP P40. 25/06/16
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2016, 12:03:00 AM
Last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT GUNNER Jakku 6" Completed P42. 28/07/16
Post by: krztfr on July 28, 2016, 01:02:51 AM
Love the vids hopefully you will get use to making them and start just pushing the record button while you work so we can whatch the magic
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT GUNNER Jakku 6" Completed P42. 28/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 28, 2016, 01:45:59 AM
Hi All,

Love the vids hopefully you will get use to making them and start just pushing the record button while you work so we can whatch the magic

Thanks heaps mate and once I get use to how to video correctly I will.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT GUNNER Jakku 6" Completed P42. 28/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 28, 2016, 11:33:53 AM
I like the images and the video. Hands down awesome Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT GUNNER Jakku 6" Completed P42. 28/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 29, 2016, 09:24:27 PM
Hi All,

I like the images and the video. Hands down awesome Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I really enjoyed doing the video's so I will doing more of them for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT GUNNER Jakku 6" Completed P42. 28/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 29, 2016, 09:30:19 PM
Hi All,

Next Project - Boba Fett

This is a commission piece and showed the client the design and he was very happy the way it was looking like so far. I still need to glue the joints and putty them up and add the tissue paper to the cloth sections of the uniform.

I still have to do more damage to the hull section which it is made using plastic card and I used hand drill to drill out the pivots.  The base is a thick piece of balsa just cut to size and the blue foam will be a small rock out crop.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P42. 01/08/16
Post by: hemble on July 29, 2016, 10:43:21 PM
Hi All,

I have completed the damage to the hull section and here is the link for the video, enjoy.

Boba Fett Part 1

Boba Fett Part 2

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P42. 30/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 30, 2016, 05:15:44 AM
You can embed videos here now Ron using the [ html] brackets like you do with images. I embedded your last two videos. It looks great! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P42. 30/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 30, 2016, 06:01:10 AM
Hi All,

You can embed videos here now Ron using the [ html] brackets like you do with images. I embedded your last two videos. It looks great! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and thanks for embedding them that is great to know.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P42. 30/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 30, 2016, 06:03:59 PM
Hi All,

I have added the spakfilla/sand mix to the dio and I have also done the rsut and weathered effects to the hull. I will have my next video up soon showing how I did it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P42. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on July 31, 2016, 12:55:40 AM
Hi All,

Shawn sorry bro I have no idea how to embed this, I'm so not a computer person LOL.

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on July 31, 2016, 07:55:31 AM
You just get the video embed code from youtube and when you paste it here surround it with this:

[html ] [/html ] minus the spaces I put here to get it to show the code.

Off to the front page. Looking good Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 01, 2016, 12:51:54 AM
Hi All,

You just get the video embed code from youtube and when you paste it here surround it with this:

[html ] [/html ] minus the spaces I put here to get it to show the code.

Off to the front page. Looking good Ron!

Thanks again Shawn and I did try the html but must have been doing it wrong.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 01, 2016, 01:49:14 AM
Hi All,

Here's Part 6-7, I learnt how to add multiple video's I'm getting good LOL.

Hey Shawn, I tried the  and it won't let me do. Do I need some sought of authorisation?


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on August 01, 2016, 07:46:40 AM
Really? I authorized that. I need to go back and make sure it is still checked.

I will take care of it though. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 01, 2016, 11:58:30 PM
Really? I authorized that. I need to go back and make sure it is still checked.

I will take care of it though. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and yeah I tried it a few times with no luck.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 02, 2016, 12:01:39 AM
Hi All,

Part 8 is up and the base is now complete so on to the figure.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2016, 07:21:29 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest video.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 02, 2016, 11:23:00 PM
Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest video.

Thanks again Shawn and I will have vids soon on Fett.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 03, 2016, 03:05:43 AM
Hi All,

Boba Fett Part 9 - Starting the figure.


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on August 03, 2016, 05:18:41 AM
Oh yeah, looks nice. Off to share  Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on August 03, 2016, 06:20:45 AM
Ron, I installed a new mod to the forums that should allow you to directly embed your YouTube Videos. Just get your video embed code up like before and copy just what is between the src field (the https address betwen the src quotes). If you paste that in your reply it should auto embed your video and show up.

Try it out and see if it works. I also added a small tutorial to the announcements area:

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9988.0
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 02:58:48 AM
Hi All,

Part 10 Boba Fett.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: Tamer on August 05, 2016, 07:03:15 AM
paint job is looking great Ron. Looks like the video embed worked too. Horaay!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: krztfr on August 05, 2016, 07:09:19 AM
Would like to see a video on your gatlingun you made for the Power Armor
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 07:50:21 AM
paint job is looking great Ron. Looks like the video embed worked too. Horaay!

Cheers Shawn and yeah it worked great mate thank you.

Would like to see a video on your gatlingun you made for the Power Armor

Sorry mate that sold at the Con I was at a few weeks ago, but I will be doing another sometime in the future.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P43. 31/07/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 07:53:34 AM
Part 11.


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 06:39:56 PM
Hi All,

Fett is done and I will have a part 12 video but it will be only talking about how I completed him as my old camera decided to shite itself and I lost the last to video's.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 06:41:30 PM
No the pics
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 06:42:05 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" WIP P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2016, 06:42:33 PM
Last 2.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 06, 2016, 01:06:14 AM
Hi All,

Part 12 Boba Fett Completed.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 06, 2016, 05:08:05 AM
Looks great Ron. Off to share. I found your FB Gallery and already loaded it but I will get that video and the pics linked up to said post.

I also think this last video was listed as private so we won't be able to see it till you check it for public view. Great the see this project come to fruition. Very cool to see Boba done up right.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 06, 2016, 05:28:28 AM
Hi All,

Hey Shawn, yeah I fixed it to public. I'll the hang of this video thing one day LOL. And thanks buddy, I have been enjoying doing a few commissions for people but can't wait to start on my projects again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 06, 2016, 07:23:29 AM
Hi All,

Finished this one up tonight for a client. She is a cosplayer and she is making a Phasma costume and wanted a figure. The figure is fully articulated and the client did want any weathering to the armour as she wants it nice and shiny and damn that was hard for me not to weather her LOL.

The only things I did to it was paint the black areas on the figure and weapon, I used the cloth cape from the kit and glued the red sticker to the cloth then repainted it and the cape.

The base is balsa wood and the ground work is sand and spakfilla and the stairs, walls and debri are made from high density foam. I will have my usual outdoor pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 07, 2016, 01:01:14 AM
Hi All,

Phasma out door shots,

Finished this last out for a client, she wanted to keep Phasma articulated so she's built staright out of the box with the cloth cape altered a little to fit better.
 
The base is made from balsa wood and the gound work is a mix of sand and spakfilla. The stones are cut from high density foam and I used a piece of sand stone to simulate the stone look

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 07, 2016, 01:01:50 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 07, 2016, 05:41:51 AM
Wow Ron. Time to get this to the pages. I am also gonna jack your thread for this video.

Folks look at the Dragon Ron customized up for my daughter. Nevermore from Ever After High. I think you will see she likes it a lot Ron. Image Gallery later!

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 08, 2016, 01:54:00 AM
Hi All,

Shawn glad you like the Phasma figure/dio and cheers mate.

I have no problems what so ever you hijacking the thread for the vid mate. I'm stoked that she loves it and the smile at the end was priceless, I hope she gets the balance worked out but I have some idea's for that so I'll PM you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 08, 2016, 05:22:19 AM
That was just right out after we got it out of the box Ron. If she had balanced the gal a bit better it would have walked fine, but thanks for the tips. She already has plans to make a dio out of it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Starchaser on August 08, 2016, 10:41:26 PM
The dio for Phasma looks really good. Your landscapes/hardscapes looks so realistic!

Great job on the dragon, too:)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 09, 2016, 12:44:08 AM
Hi All,

That was just right out after we got it out of the box Ron. If she had balanced the gal a bit better it would have walked fine, but thanks for the tips. She already has plans to make a dio out of it.

Anytime bro and I figured as much, I know when I get new toys I pull them out and look at them straight away. And look forward to seeing the dio when it's done.

The dio for Phasma looks really good. Your landscapes/hardscapes looks so realistic!

Great job on the dragon, too:)

Thanks heaps mate and the dragon was really fun to do it actually has got some great detail on it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 09, 2016, 08:39:44 AM
It does have some great detail. I need to get the gallery loaded sometime here soon. The weathering if awesome too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 10, 2016, 12:14:38 AM
It does have some great detail. I need to get the gallery loaded sometime here soon. The weathering if awesome too.

Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Panther on August 11, 2016, 12:15:02 AM
Wow Ron!  Truly just amazing, the detail of the base is just astonishing mate.  It's something I hope to be able to master just as well in time.

Phasma also just looks awesome, I'm tempted to chrome up my 3 3/4 figure now.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 11, 2016, 01:16:17 AM
Wow Ron!  Truly just amazing, the detail of the base is just astonishing mate.  It's something I hope to be able to master just as well in time.

Phasma also just looks awesome, I'm tempted to chrome up my 3 3/4 figure now.

Cheers buddy and I would love to see a 3-3/4" Phasma chromed let me know how you go. And I'll be doing a tutorial next week on how to make stone walls and paint them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Panther on August 12, 2016, 01:25:26 AM
Once I get this latest dio completed I have another in mind where Phasma would work well with, also would time well with your next tutorial!

Thanks Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 18, 2016, 02:58:51 AM
Once I get this latest dio completed I have another in mind where Phasma would work well with, also would time well with your next tutorial!

Thanks Ron.

Look forward to seeing you dio and what you do with Phasma. I am doing my head painting tutorial over the weekend.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 18, 2016, 03:00:03 AM
Hi All,

Started another commission the other day and has you can see it is a speeder dio. This dio will be different from usual as the will still be articulated so that the client can have the scout on or off the speeder. The speeder and figure were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

The base is high density foam and the base layer is a mix of spakfilla/PVA glue and paint and the dead tree is from the local bushland.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 19, 2016, 02:42:39 AM
Looking great to me Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 03:23:41 AM
Hi All,

Looking great to me Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 03:24:28 AM
Hi All,

While I'm waiting for the top soil of the speeder/scout dio to dry I decide to build the Bandai 1/144 X-wing original and put it on the Bandai 1/72 DS bases.

I will get better pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Bandai Phasma 6" Completed P44. 06/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 03:40:04 AM
Hi All,

The round work is nearly dry and all I used for this part was potty mix, I take a take-a-way container the rectangle type and pour the potty mix into the container and then spread the mix out on some layed out newspaper and leave it to dry out for 24 hrs.

Once the 24hrs is up the mix will be dry to the touch and then I pour it back into the conatiner and then use PVA glue/Woodglue and cover the base and pour the mix all over the base.

Let the glue dry for about 2 hours then remove all the excessmix and put it back into the container for next time. Let the base dry for another 2 hours then you can start the weathering of the ground work which will be next.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: sithsim on August 19, 2016, 05:26:12 AM
As always awesome work and I really enjoy your YouTube Channelhttp://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/Smileys/classic/DarthNihilusBannana.gif
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 06:45:31 PM
As always awesome work and I really enjoy your YouTube Channelhttp://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/Smileys/classic/DarthNihilusBannana.gif

Cheers mate and glad you are enjoying the youtube vids.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 06:46:09 PM
Hi All,
 
Here are the outdoor pics for my 1/144 X-wing -Rogue Leader
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 06:46:53 PM
another 4
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 19, 2016, 06:48:20 PM
another 4
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 01:45:33 AM
Hi All,

Finished the scout/speeder dio for a client and I will get the usual pics up tomorrow.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 01:46:09 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P46. 20/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 20, 2016, 05:41:20 AM
Gorgeous work on both fronts Ron. I bet that client was sure happy. Off to share both projects.

I also posed a question.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P46. 20/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 04:57:14 PM
Gorgeous work on both fronts Ron. I bet that client was sure happy. Off to share both projects.

I also posed a question.

Thanks heaps Shawn and from starting custom till now I have done well over 400 customs/dioramas roughly over 12 yrs so that works out to be about 34 a year.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P46. 20/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 08:36:25 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics for the scout and speeder.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P46. 20/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 08:37:06 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P46. 20/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 20, 2016, 08:37:52 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" Complete P46. 21/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 22, 2016, 02:31:28 AM
I'll bet your client has a huge smile on his face when he opens this up. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" Complete P46. 21/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 24, 2016, 02:19:05 AM
Hi All,

I'll bet your client has a huge smile on his face when he opens this up. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and yeah he was over the moon seeing the pics so I can't for him to receive in the next few days.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" Complete P46. 21/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 24, 2016, 02:24:49 AM
Hi All,

I try not to do two projects at once but I really couldn't hold back anymore, I had to start on the Stan Arts 1/12 Dewback.

The casting on the is excellent there is next to no seem lines and what there is of them took me 15 min all up to get rid of the.  The legs and toes were glued with superglue and the legs were attached to the body using superglue as well.

I have my trusty helper Bob show how great a Bandai Figure works with this kit. I have some little gaps I have to fill and then I will be using this leather to cover the saddle and bridle as for the reins.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on August 24, 2016, 03:32:17 PM
another 4
I love these bandai kits especialy that x wing with the deathstar base. Maybe for my next project i will print a base for my power of the force electronic xwing. printing the base is the easy part, i just have to figure out how to make the x wing fly above it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 24, 2016, 11:25:39 PM
another 4
I love these bandai kits especialy that x wing with the deathstar base. Maybe for my next project i will print a base for my power of the force electronic xwing. printing the base is the easy part, i just have to figure out how to make the x wing fly above it.

They are great kits and for the x-wing if you use the 1/72 kit you can a thick piece of plastic tube and attach it were the peg stand should go.

For the 1/144 I used a thinner piece of plastic tube and for the 1/48 you can buy metal tubing that will do the trick.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P46. 24/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 25, 2016, 03:01:44 AM
Awesome Ron. Been wondering when you were gonna work on that Dewback. Looks great to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P46. 24/08/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on August 25, 2016, 05:57:31 AM
Looks reallly good !  I am truly amazed at how fast you keep producing these Dios ! As always i look forward to seeing it completed.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P46. 24/08/16
Post by: Nicov55 on August 25, 2016, 12:32:20 PM
Awesome as usual
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P46. 24/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 26, 2016, 02:51:33 AM
Hi All,

Awesome Ron. Been wondering when you were gonna work on that Dewback. Looks great to me. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, yeah I couldn't stop looking at it so I have to just start doing it.

Looks reallly good !  I am truly amazed at how fast you keep producing these Dios ! As always i look forward to seeing it completed.

Cheers Buddy, I try and do at least 2 hours a day on them after work and then depending what I have on over the weekend I can do 4-12 hours on them.

Awesome as usual

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout/speeder dio 6" WIP P45. 19/08/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on August 26, 2016, 10:49:17 AM
another 4
I love these bandai kits especialy that x wing with the deathstar base. Maybe for my next project i will print a base for my power of the force electronic xwing. printing the base is the easy part, i just have to figure out how to make the x wing fly above it.

They are great kits and for the x-wing if you use the 1/72 kit you can a thick piece of plastic tube and attach it were the peg stand should go.

For the 1/144 I used a thinner piece of plastic tube and for the 1/48 you can buy metal tubing that will do the trick.

Ron

Thanks , i will keep that in mind
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P46. 24/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 29, 2016, 05:11:09 AM
Hi All,

Nearly completed doing the leather, I just need to do some trimming and then do the padded front section of the saddle. I also need to do two rolls for the back and add a few extra greeblies and then start painting everything.

The green parts of the pouches are static grass and once painted will look like fur.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 29/08/16
Post by: Tamer on August 30, 2016, 02:30:19 AM
Looks great Ron! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 29/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 30, 2016, 03:08:55 AM
Looks great Ron! Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I have started painting and will get some pics up soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 29/08/16
Post by: CloneSniper78 on August 30, 2016, 06:07:31 PM
Looks good Ron! 👍
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 29/08/16
Post by: hemble on August 30, 2016, 11:22:42 PM
Hi All,

Looks good Ron! 👍

Cheers mate, I just need to do a bit more leather work and then painting, I'll get some pics up tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 29/08/16
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2016, 12:13:47 AM
Hi All,

Started to paint the Dewback skin. I have used Vallejo's German Cam Dark Green and gave it two coats so far and will end up giving it one more before the drybrushing and weathering.

Instead of the two saddle handles that came with the kit I cut and sanded some high density foam to shape and then glued fake fur to the foam. Once the fur dried I then painted the fur with Vallejo Dark Brown and then glued it to the saddle.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 01/09/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on September 01, 2016, 01:24:27 AM
 0/ wow!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2016, 01:44:05 AM
0/ wow!

Cheers buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 01/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 01, 2016, 03:05:53 AM
That is really looking good Ron. The color looks perfect to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2016, 03:20:54 AM
That is really looking good Ron. The color looks perfect to me. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I still have a lot of weathering to do to him but that won't take long.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P47. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2016, 05:48:26 AM
Hi All,

Last pics for the night.

I have started painting and weathering the bags and bottle and I have also lightly dry brushed the dewback with Vallejo's U.S. Dark Green and once dry and then gave it two washes of Vallejo's Green Brown.

I want to have a EPIV look to it so I have added some fur at the top of the neck and top of hind legs and tail. The fur was given two washes of Vallejo's Beige Brown and then 50/50 of PVA glue and Beige Brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: CloneSniper78 on September 01, 2016, 11:32:50 AM
Perfect paint job as always!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 01, 2016, 06:33:28 PM
Excellent as always . The fur Just made the Dewback even better ! Love it !!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 01, 2016, 08:16:07 PM
Hi All,

Perfect paint job as always!

Cheers mate, I still have some washes and dry brushing to do on it.

Excellent as always . The fur Just made the Dewback even better ! Love it !!!

Thanks buddy and yeah I think the fur makes it as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 02, 2016, 02:56:26 AM
Over the top Ron. More comments on the front pages. I am enjoying this.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 02, 2016, 03:49:26 AM
Hi All,

Over the top Ron. More comments on the front pages. I am enjoying this.

Cheers Shawn and glad you are enjoying it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 01/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 03, 2016, 04:39:54 AM
Hi All,

Almost done with the dewback, I have to do the eyes and then add the weathering and then start on the trooper and base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 03, 2016, 05:25:33 AM
Excellent !  This to has also become another one of my favorites !  Again i think what really did it was the simple addition of the fur . The original look with an updated dewback  ...Perfect !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 03, 2016, 07:16:40 AM
Ron this is really looking good. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: TheClosetjedi on September 03, 2016, 12:29:11 PM
Looks amazing!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 03, 2016, 04:51:48 PM
Hi All,

Excellent !  This to has also become another one of my favorites !  Again i think what really did it was the simple addition of the fur . The original look with an updated dewback  ...Perfect !

Cheers mate and really glad you are enjoying it.

Ron this is really looking good. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Looks amazing!

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: Starchaser on September 03, 2016, 10:56:25 PM
Amazing! It looks so real. The fur and soft goods really are excellent details.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 04, 2016, 12:46:36 AM
Hi All,

Amazing! It looks so real. The fur and soft goods really are excellent details.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: larifari on September 04, 2016, 11:17:54 AM
You did a amazing job again Ron,excellent as always!  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 04, 2016, 10:58:40 PM
Hi All,

You did a amazing job again Ron,excellent as always!  ;)

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P48. 03/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 05, 2016, 03:50:46 AM
Hi All,

I have started on the base and I decided to have the dio give the dio a partial cliff face. The reason I decided on a rocky cliff face is the dewback being green and the cliff being reddish browns and light browns will give each other the perfect contrast for each other.

I still have to paint and weather the troopers and I also need to a little touch up to the eyes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 05, 2016, 07:58:43 AM
Daggone Ron that is gonna look fantastic when done. Off to share again. Wow you must smile when you look at this one.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 05, 2016, 08:18:51 AM
 Well i know i am smiling as i look at this one ! Once again Stunning work 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 06, 2016, 12:53:36 AM
Hi All,

Daggone Ron that is gonna look fantastic when done. Off to share again. Wow you must smile when you look at this one.

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah a got to admit I am over the moon with this sculpt and it just turned out amazing once it was put together and painted. I'm even smiling more as I haven't finished it yet and have people emailing me wanting to buy it when it's done.

I'm stocked that they want to by it and that puts a huge smile on the face but I will be keeping this one for myself as I love it that much.

Well i know i am smiling as i look at this one ! Once again Stunning work 

Cheers Buddy and glad you like it.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 06, 2016, 02:33:00 AM
I am glad to hear you are keeping this for yourself!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 06, 2016, 02:45:34 AM
Hi All,

I am glad to hear you are keeping this for yourself!

So am I Shawn, I just love this kit.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 07, 2016, 03:06:50 PM
Hi All,

I am glad to hear you are keeping this for yourself!

So am I Shawn, I just love this kit.

Ron

I dont think i would be able to sell that either lol ! Grand slam my friend !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 07, 2016, 10:25:46 PM
Hi All,

I am glad to hear you are keeping this for yourself!

So am I Shawn, I just love this kit.

Ron

I dont think i would be able to sell that either lol ! Grand slam my friend !

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: Panther on September 08, 2016, 01:34:21 AM
Ron, you've done it again!  This is just amazing, excellent work mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 08, 2016, 01:44:11 AM
Hi All,

Ron, you've done it again!  This is just amazing, excellent work mate.

Cheers buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 05/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 09, 2016, 05:20:50 PM
Hi All,

Almost completed this dio, I just need to paint the cliff so it looks like sandstone and then weather it and the figures and then do the sand.

The cliff was covered with plaster of paris and then plaster cloth was used to give it a more natural look and then a 50/40/10 mix of spakfilla/sand/paint was used to cover the plaster cloth.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 10, 2016, 02:04:17 AM
Hi All,

Ok nearly there, I only need to do the sand and then get outdoor pics.

The cliff was given washes of light sand, medium sands and brown sands and then two washes of desert sand. Once the last wash was done I used red brown pastel chalk and brushed it on in random areas.

Once the pastel chalk was added I then used a medium brush and gave the pastel chalk a going over of just plain water to spread it out and also to tone down the red brown.

The troopers were given weathering using light sand paint and pastel chalks so was the dewback, I gave the dewback the same water wash to tone the pastels down as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 10, 2016, 04:01:16 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I have done the sand by mixing spakfilla 50/sand 40/Iraqui sand paint 10  and then applying it to the base and once it starts drying I glued the figures in place.

I'll let the sand mix dry and see what it looks before if it needs a wash of light sand and then I'll paint the edges.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 10, 2016, 05:55:22 AM
Wow Ron, epic is how I would now describe this. I bet you are getting a ton of offers on it each day. So cool. Off to share it yet again!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 10, 2016, 10:34:30 AM
 Perfect ! Another excellent piece. I an not familiar with making sand and rock effects the way you do and have always been in awe . That's why i went with real sand on mine . But i like how you listed what you used for the look of the rocks and sand  i will have to experiment ! If i am not mistaken didn't you do a video tutorial of how you get those effects ? 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 10, 2016, 04:21:13 PM
Hi All,

Wow Ron, epic is how I would now describe this. I bet you are getting a ton of offers on it each day. So cool. Off to share it yet again!

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah I have actually but they understand why I don't want to sell it.

Perfect ! Another excellent piece. I an not familiar with making sand and rock effects the way you do and have always been in awe . That's why i went with real sand on mine . But i like how you listed what you used for the look of the rocks and sand  i will have to experiment ! If i am not mistaken didn't you do a video tutorial of how you get those effects ? 

Thanks heaps Jedi, I did the Boba Fett tutorial but I didn't use sand I used potty mix for that one. I can do a tutorial for you if you like.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 10, 2016, 06:48:51 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics. The sand/spakfilla mix was a little white so the last thing I did before the pics was give the sand a wash of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" Completed P50. 11/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2016, 02:07:49 AM
Hi All,

I'm going to start doing little dio projects between my larger dio builds. I started this 1/144 X-wing ANH rebel base this afternoon and so far it's taking me about 1.5hrs to get to this stage.

The base is two Bandai bases glued together and then blasa wood was cut out and attached to the edges. I used cardboard for the floor and scribed lines into using a model knife, I used a piece of high density foam for the stone wall and scribed the stone into using a pencil.

The X-wing was built straight out of the box and I made landing legs using plastic card and thin plastic rod. I have a few more greeblies to add and will have it all done tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2016, 05:01:29 AM
Hi All,

The 1/144 is done and I will get my usual outdoor pics and also put up the recipe then.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: jkno on September 11, 2016, 05:58:03 AM
Very cool Dewback diorama!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 11, 2016, 06:11:58 AM
What can I say Ron? That Dewback Dio gets thousands of views as of each new posting. Folks love it. Matter of fact that gives me an idea for a question to ask Hasbro for the Google Hangout this next week.

That mini dio is off the charts cool too. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Dewback dio 6" WIP P49. 10/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 11, 2016, 08:10:49 AM
Hi All,

Wow Ron, epic is how I would now describe this. I bet you are getting a ton of offers on it each day. So cool. Off to share it yet again!

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah I have actually but they understand why I don't want to sell it.

Perfect ! Another excellent piece. I an not familiar with making sand and rock effects the way you do and have always been in awe . That's why i went with real sand on mine . But i like how you listed what you used for the look of the rocks and sand  i will have to experiment ! If i am not mistaken didn't you do a video tutorial of how you get those effects ? 

Thanks heaps Jedi, I did the Boba Fett tutorial but I didn't use sand I used potty mix for that one. I can do a tutorial for you if you like.

Ron
First i love the new pictures of the dewback Just beautiful ! Second to answer your quesation i would love to see a tutorial if you have the time and arent busy  with other things . Again Excellent work
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2016, 03:58:51 PM
Hi All,

Very cool Dewback diorama!

Cheers buddy.

What can I say Ron? That Dewback Dio gets thousands of views as of each new posting. Folks love it. Matter of fact that gives me an idea for a question to ask Hasbro for the Google Hangout this next week.

That mini dio is off the charts cool too. Off to share!

Thanks heaps Shawn glad you like both of them and I replied to your PM, I to would like to know if they are going to do other things for the 6" range.

Hi All,

Wow Ron, epic is how I would now describe this. I bet you are getting a ton of offers on it each day. So cool. Off to share it yet again!

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah I have actually but they understand why I don't want to sell it.

First i love the new pictures of the dewback Just beautiful ! Second to answer your quesation i would love to see a tutorial if you have the time and arent busy  with other things . Again Excellent work

Cheers mate ands yeah no worries what so ever mate I need to do a video on face painting and then I can do the one sand stone for you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2016, 07:57:44 PM
Hi All,

Rebel Base 1/144 scale.

The X-wing is from Bandai and it was built straight out of the box, I made the landing gear using pieces of plastic card and thin plastic rod.

The base is two Bandai stands glued together and then balsa wood was added to the sides. The cement is cardboard cut to size and then glued in place and then lines were added to make the seperations between the slaps.

The wall high density foam and I did the blocks using a pencil and the I used a sand stone rock and pushed it lightly into the foam to give it a more realistic look. The vines are from woodland Scenics fine leaf foliage and I just pulled pieces off and glued them in place.

The grey crates are 1/72 scale suit cases and the blue and yellow crates are pieces of plastic card glued together. The ladder was made from cutting thins pieces of plastic card and then glued together to make the ladder.

The tubes are just old head phones cords and the figures are Gundam 1/144 figures which I got from Hobby Link Japan.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base WIP P50. 11/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2016, 07:58:25 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base Completed P50. 12/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2016, 02:44:30 AM
It looks great Ron. I really enjoy these little dios too. you show us how to do dios in all sizes that help us with our space and pocketbook issues. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base Completed P50. 12/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 12, 2016, 05:08:38 AM
Hi All,

It looks great Ron. I really enjoy these little dios too. you show us how to do dios in all sizes that help us with our space and pocketbook issues. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and yeah these little dios are great on space that is for sure and the price all up for this was $25aus.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 1/144 X-wing ANH Rebel Base Completed P50. 12/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 12, 2016, 05:11:53 AM
Hi All,

New small dio, this time round it's Rey and BB-8. Rey is from Hasbro's BS 6" range and BB-8 is from Bandai, I have started painting BB-8 and just need to paint on some little details and weather him.

Rey has had the joints glued and putty and the cloth area's have had tissue attached to them using watered down PVA glue.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 12/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2016, 02:07:32 AM
Hi All,

95% done on this one, I just need to weather them both and then add the dull coate but until then here are some pics plus comparison before/after pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 12/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2016, 02:08:22 AM
before and after pic.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 13, 2016, 02:47:35 AM
Wow, talk about a major change for the better! Wow! Gotta go share that in the regular places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 13, 2016, 03:36:42 AM
Hi All,

Wow, talk about a major change for the better! Wow! Gotta go share that in the regular places.

Thanks heaps Shawn and the sculpts are stunning it's a shame that the Hasbro paint them like they do.

And this is all done, I just need to get the outdoor pics but that won't happen until the weekend.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 13, 2016, 02:25:14 PM
Wow what a difference ! well done indeed ! Hope to see more works like that
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2016, 12:47:30 AM
Hi All,

Wow what a difference ! well done indeed ! Hope to see more works like that

Thanks mate and I will be doing a few like this and other small dio's with just one figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2016, 02:47:51 AM
It looks great Ron. I agree such a shame about the paint work. If we get this first Hasbro Google Hangout off the ground I am gonna use your before and after shot to show them how much more their figures could be if they would give them good paint.

I might get booted, but oh well. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2016, 03:08:00 AM
Hi All,

It looks great Ron. I agree such a shame about the paint work. If we get this first Hasbro Google Hangout off the ground I am gonna use your before and after shot to show them how much more their figures could be if they would give them good paint.

I might get booted, but oh well. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah that would be great to show Hasbro what can be done with these figures. Me personally I think they can still make them the way they do it gives me things to paint and make better and maybe a exclusive figure series were the figure/s gets the A grade treatment and may a small base as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rey & BB-8 6" WIP P51. 13/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2016, 03:28:58 AM
Hi All,

The next project is painting these three Hasbro figures up. I won't show any other WIP pics other then these as it will be a simple process doing the figures as I just need to glue the joints, fill in the joints and then paint them up.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 3 x TFA troopers 6" WIP P51. 14/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2016, 08:10:19 PM
Hi All,

Final pics of Rey and BB-8 enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 3 x TFA troopers 6" WIP P51. 14/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 14, 2016, 08:11:03 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - 3 x TFA troopers 6" WIP P51. 14/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2016, 02:22:25 AM
Hi All,

I'll be putting the three TFA FO troopers on hold for just over two weeks as I have a model expo coming up in two weeks and need to pull my finger out and get this dio completed.

For those that remember this is going to be a shuttle hovering and having sand troopers abseiling down to the ground on Jakku. The partial shuttle is almost ready for painting I just need to do some sanding and add a few more greeblies, Bob is showing the scale of the partial shuttle and I will get a few more pics up tonight of the whole dio and how it will look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6inch P51. 15/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 15, 2016, 03:12:50 AM
Off to share both projects.

That Rey Dio looks fantastic and I can't wait to see how that Shuttle Dio turns out.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6inch P51. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2016, 03:47:59 AM
Hi All,

Off to share both projects.

That Rey Dio looks fantastic and I can't wait to see how that Shuttle Dio turns out.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I only hope I get it done in time.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6inch P51. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2016, 05:19:17 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

As you can see I have the newspaper ready to be covered with plaster cloth which will happen tomorrow and then finish the hull.

Bob is showing the size of the actually hull section and also the height form the ground to the hull.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: JDeck on September 15, 2016, 05:08:56 PM
  The repaint on rey looks really great! As does the weathering on bb8. A good re paint makes a world of difference  on those hasbro 6 inch figures.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2016, 07:24:45 PM
Hi All,

  The repaint on rey looks really great! As does the weathering on bb8. A good re paint makes a world of difference  on those hasbro 6 inch figures.

Cheers JD and yeah the sculpts are awesome just crappy paint apps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: Starchaser on September 16, 2016, 12:04:13 AM
Rey looks fantastic! (And BB-8 looks great too). Beautiful job on the paint applications.

I'm really excited about the shuttle project. It's looking great so far. I can't wait to see the final product.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: Panther on September 16, 2016, 12:49:12 AM
Your shuttle project is brilliant and very HUGE lol, can't wait to see it in its final glory!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2016, 03:58:36 AM
Wow Ron, that is gonna be pretty daggone impressive and huge when done! Hard to believe thats a six inch trooper in there. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2016, 02:18:00 AM
Hi All,

Rey looks fantastic! (And BB-8 looks great too). Beautiful job on the paint applications.

I'm really excited about the shuttle project. It's looking great so far. I can't wait to see the final product.

Thanks heaps mate.

Your shuttle project is brilliant and very HUGE lol, can't wait to see it in its final glory!

Cheers buddy and it's the biggest as for height I have done.

Wow Ron, that is gonna be pretty daggone impressive and huge when done! Hard to believe thats a six inch trooper in there. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, yeah you don't realize how big it is until you put a 6 inch figure on it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2016, 03:04:39 AM
Hi All,

Got some work done on the shuttle and cliff today.

I finally got the repelling machine done painted and started weathering the shuttle. The cliff has had plaster cloth used to cover the newspaper and then I used more plaster cloth to give the cliff a more realistic look.

I let the plaster cloth dry for 24 hrs the used a mix of spakfilla 50/sand 40/beige brown 10 and then covered the plaster cloth.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 15/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2016, 03:05:22 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 18, 2016, 06:27:38 AM
Ron this is gonna be another one for the record books. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: Panther on September 18, 2016, 09:07:29 AM
Ron this is looking incredible mate, please tell me you are going to be keeping this when your finished!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: JDeck on September 18, 2016, 09:47:04 AM
  Your ground work is always spectacular, but im always impressed by your interior detail work. Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise. Sorry i just watched star wars ill be quoting it all day. Lol.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: Sjefke on September 19, 2016, 01:06:56 PM
  Your ground work is always spectacular, but im always impressed by your interior detail work.
JDeck beat me to this comment.
Extremely impressive.......as always
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: larifari on September 19, 2016, 03:03:21 PM
Ron,it's a amazing job,again.And your details just  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 19, 2016, 08:34:09 PM
Hi All

Ron this is gonna be another one for the record books. Off to share the latest.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron this is looking incredible mate, please tell me you are going to be keeping this when your finished!

Cheers Mate and yeah I will be keeping this one.

  Your ground work is always spectacular, but im always impressed by your interior detail work. Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise. Sorry i just watched star wars ill be quoting it all day. Lol.

Cheers JD

  Your ground work is always spectacular, but im always impressed by your interior detail work.
JDeck beat me to this comment.
Extremely impressive.......as always

Thanks mate.

Ron,it's a amazing job,again.And your details just  :o :o :o

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on September 20, 2016, 07:01:25 AM
what can i say that has not already been said  lol ! Fantastic work as always .. Love the detail  .
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2016, 03:24:42 PM
what can i say that has not already been said  lol ! Fantastic work as always .. Love the detail  .

Thanks heaps mate and I'll more WIP pics up tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P52. 18/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2016, 04:13:47 PM
Hi All,

Just a little update, I have been busy at work so the dio wasn't getting much attention over the last few days but now I'm a weeks leave I will be able to get cracking back into it.

The hull section has had blast marks added from small and heavy weapons fire, I still have to detail the blast area's and then add more scorch detailing as well.

the weapons section is now done I have now added the helmets  and the cliff has had a coat of matt black then a coat of brown sand and then the burnt sienna added to it and know to start doing the detailing to it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 21/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2016, 12:41:48 AM
Hi All,

The cliff is done.

Pic 1 - I gave the cliff a wash of Vallejo's Desert Yellow.

Pic 2 - I than gave it a wash of Vallejo's Brown Sand.

Pic 3 - I then gave it two washes of Games Workshop Skrag Brown.

Pic 4 - While the GW Skrag Brown washes were still damp I gave it a wash of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand and lightly washes the two together to get the final look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 21/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 21, 2016, 02:39:45 AM
Looking good Ron! Man this is gonna be great. Off to share the latest update in all the right places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 21/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2016, 02:51:18 PM
Hi All,

Looking good Ron! Man this is gonna be great. Off to share the latest update in all the right places.

Cheers Shawn, I stuffed up the colouring as it should have been more sand colours but I have now rectified that and will have pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 21/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2016, 02:57:54 PM
Hi All,

This dio is set on Jakku when all the battles are taking place and this particular area is the Goazon Badlands. I had to totally redo the stone colouring as the reddish/colours weren't right.

The first pic shows the colour which is from SW Battlefront.

2nd pic I had to repaint the cliff with Vallejo's Iraqui Sand and then I gave it two washes of Vallejo's Pale Sand.

3rd pic I then gave it three washes of Vallejo's Beige Brown and then a wash of Vallejo's Medium Grey and last two washes of Vallejo's black to tone the colours down.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: CustomCreator on September 22, 2016, 04:44:40 PM
The cliff looked great before, but now that it's "color-matched", it looks better!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2016, 05:29:19 PM
Hi All,

The cliff looked great before, but now that it's "color-matched", it looks better!

Hey CC, yeah I did like the colour before especially if it was Tatooine but for this area I'm doing your right the colour is better.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 23, 2016, 01:29:58 AM
Hi All,

the shuttle hull is 95% done I just need to add the repelling lines and once the figures are done I just need to weather it.

The base itself just needs the ground work and figures added and a little bit of debri

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 23, 2016, 01:30:24 AM
1 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 23, 2016, 02:24:40 AM
Wow Ron, that is fantastic! So huge! I am really liking this! It ought to be the hit of your model thing you are going too. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch Complete P54 27/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2016, 05:13:20 AM
Hi All,

Wow Ron, that is fantastic! So huge! I am really liking this! It ought to be the hit of your model thing you are going too. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn and on the home stretch now about 8 more hours and it will be done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2016, 05:15:54 AM
Hi All,

On the home stretch with the dio, I have 4 sandies done and one more to go and then painting and weathering them. I also need to do the sand and paint and weather the debri which is made using plastic card tubes, sheets and straws.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: JDeck on September 25, 2016, 06:10:35 AM
Awesome! Its really taking shape now.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 25, 2016, 06:53:52 AM
That is so cool them rapeling down! Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2016, 03:31:31 PM
Hi All,

Awesome! Its really taking shape now.

Cheers JD.
That is so cool them rapeling down! Off to share the latest.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: krztfr on September 25, 2016, 10:36:27 PM
Looks awesome but kinda wierd there isnt a gunner ready to lay down supressing fire from the ship.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2016, 10:41:52 PM
Hi All,

Looks awesome but kinda wierd there isnt a gunner ready to lay down supressing fire from the ship.

Cheers mate and I was going to have a gunner but decided not to as it would make the shuttle door section of the dio look to crowded.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: Panther on September 26, 2016, 01:29:52 AM
All I can say is awesome mate!!

Are your sandies Black series or Bandi?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 26, 2016, 03:44:34 AM
Hi All,

All I can say is awesome mate!!

Are your sandies Black series or Bandi?

Thanks heaps mate and they are Bandai.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 26, 2016, 10:34:55 PM
Hi All,

The shuttle dio is completed and I will get my normal outdoor pics as soon as I get a bigger blue back ground for it. But until then here are three pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:49:32 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:50:13 PM
4 more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:50:56 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:51:31 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:52:57 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:53:38 PM
4 more
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6 inch P53. 23/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 27, 2016, 10:53:59 PM
last one ;D
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: Panther on September 27, 2016, 11:48:58 PM
This is just AMAZING!!!  Truly awesome my friend and I so want those Sandies  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: JDeck on September 28, 2016, 07:47:55 AM
  Wow! That is absolutely awesome! I really like the view from inside, but the whole thing is great. Very good!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 28, 2016, 07:17:39 PM
Hi All,

This is just AMAZING!!!  Truly awesome my friend and I so want those Sandies  ;)

Thanks heaps buddy and yeah the Bandai troopers are awesome as are all their SW kits.

Wow! That is absolutely awesome! I really like the view from inside, but the whole thing is great. Very good!

Cheers JD and I also like the interior shot a lot as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: Tamer on September 29, 2016, 03:02:22 AM
Time got the better of me yesterday, but I had to get this on the front page this morning. It is fantastic Ron! So much activity going on here. I could see this being the centerpiece of any Star Wars collection. Thank you for sharing the finale and the entire process with us. It is so cool to see it all come together. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: hemble on September 29, 2016, 04:06:27 AM
Hi All,

Time got the better of me yesterday, but I had to get this on the front page this morning. It is fantastic Ron! So much activity going on here. I could see this being the centerpiece of any Star Wars collection. Thank you for sharing the finale and the entire process with us. It is so cool to see it all come together. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it does look great sitting on top of my shelves. I'm glad I got this done for the model/expo comp that is happening over the weekend. I have this, the dewback patrol, dropzone, AT-AT gunner-Jakku and Han/tauntaun dios entered so hopefully they do well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: Tamer on October 01, 2016, 04:52:31 AM
Cool deal, please let us know how they place. Personally I can see you coming home with top honors and lots of trophies.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: hemble on October 01, 2016, 05:00:06 AM
Hi All.

Cool deal, please let us know how they place. Personally I can see you coming home with top honors and lots of trophies.

Cheers Shawn and I hope so and I'll let you know how I go.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shuttle Drop Battle of Jakku 6" Completed P53. 28/09/16
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2016, 01:27:56 AM
Hi All,

Started a new dio and this one will be a AT-ST on patrol on Endor. The AT-ST is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and the stormtroopers are from SW Imperial Assault and have been heavily modified.

The scale of the troopers is 28mm which I think is 1/64 scale so to me it is a very minor size difference and I need troopers for my 1:48 scale dios.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 02, 2016, 05:24:05 AM
Looks great Ron. I can already seeing you bringing home gold with this one. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 02, 2016, 12:46:56 PM
Oh cool!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 02, 2016, 03:27:21 PM
Hi All,

Looks great Ron. I can already seeing you bringing home gold with this one. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Oh cool!

Thanks Panther.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: JDeck on October 02, 2016, 05:20:19 PM
  Looks like its going to be another great dio. Ive seen those imperial assault figures, and the detail is awesome. It sucks they are all in the same position, but you fixed that.  Cant wait to see more.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2016, 01:01:50 AM
Hi All,

  Looks like its going to be another great dio. Ive seen those imperial assault figures, and the detail is awesome. It sucks they are all in the same position, but you fixed that.  Cant wait to see more.

Cheers JD and the mini's are great and your right it's a pity they don't have multipose kits in this scale they would sell like hot cakes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2016, 01:10:19 AM
Hi All,

I didn't know were to put this so I thought I would put it here.

Well we had a long weekend here in Australia and we also had our local model group model/expo comp. I had 5 dio's in the comp which were the Shuttle drop, drop zone, Han/Tauntaun, AT-AT Gunner Jakku and the dewback patrol and there were 5 other entries.

Besides being a long weekend I took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the scifi category which I was stoked about and the 1st place prize was a Gundam kit supplied by Darren from Tokyo Model Detective and he also sponored the comp as well (thanks heaps mate)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2016, 01:11:26 AM
The other 5 entries.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2016, 01:11:53 AM
last entry.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 04, 2016, 03:08:52 AM
Awesome Ron! I was wondering how you did. Let me go share this.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2016, 03:17:33 AM
Awesome Ron! I was wondering how you did. Let me go share this.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I was so stoked winning the whole three and yes I still have a huge smile. Now to get back into it again LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: JDeck on October 04, 2016, 08:30:51 PM
Congrats Ron! Thats a hat trick, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Great job!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2016, 02:45:40 AM
Congrats Ron! Thats a hat trick, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Great job!

Thanks heaps JD and yeah I was stoked when they called my name out three times in a row.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P55. 02/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2016, 02:57:11 AM
Hi All,

Did a tiny bit of work yesterday and added the base for the trees. I used foam board and glued pieces together and once try I trimmed the edges until I was happy with the way they looked.

I will start covering them with some aluminium foil to get the texture I want and then I will cover that with spakfilla.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 05/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 05, 2016, 03:08:27 AM
So glad this is Endor and not Hoth. I would so want this. Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest. Congrats again on the modeling competition wins!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 05/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 05, 2016, 03:15:53 AM
Well done again mate.

This is looking good!  Are you doing this 3 3/4" size?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 05/10/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on October 05, 2016, 03:20:41 PM
First off congrats on winning the contest . and great start on the new dio . Was wondering that myself the scale of the diorama and if you have a preference between 3.75 or 6 inch ?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 05/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
Hi All,

So glad this is Endor and not Hoth. I would so want this. Looks great Ron. Off to share the latest. Congrats again on the modeling competition wins!

LOL thanks Shawn and I do actually have a few Hoth dios coming over the next few weeks.

Well done again mate.

This is looking good!  Are you doing this 3 3/4" size?

Cheers Panther and this is 1:48 scale.

First off congrats on winning the contest . and great start on the new dio . Was wondering that myself the scale of the diorama and if you have a preference between 3.75 or 6 inch ?

Thanks Buddy and I do prefer the 6 inch scale when I'm doing dio's as I think it's a great scale to build diorama's or display pieces.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 05/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 05, 2016, 08:18:00 PM
Hi All,

I have added the aluminium foil to the tree and what I did first was roll up what I needed then pressed it all together and then un-rolled it and rolled it around the tree.

Once it is around the tree I then started to lightly crunch it all together and kept doing it until it was all foil was crimped together.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 06/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 06, 2016, 03:08:41 AM
Wow, that sure does give a realistic look to the tree. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 06/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 06, 2016, 03:36:19 AM
That looks brilliant, I'll try that technique for the next time I do trees.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 06/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 06, 2016, 03:48:59 AM
Hi All,

Wow, that sure does give a realistic look to the tree. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

That looks brilliant, I'll try that technique for the next time I do trees.

Cheers Panther.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P56. 06/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 06, 2016, 03:56:22 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I covered the foil using spakfilla, PVA and some drops of Vallejo Beige Brown and German Grey. Once dry I then gave them 5 washes of Vallejo's German Cam Black Brown, I started of with a light wash then went up to a heavy wash for the last wash.

I have also started on the Stormtroopers, I used Vallejo white and then gave a wash of matt black and then dry brushed them with white. Once dry I painted the black areas and the vents and mouth section and I just need to add a little more detail and give them a weather.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 06/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 08, 2016, 05:54:12 AM
Well that looks great. Off to share the latest.

Man those trees look real already Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 06/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 09, 2016, 05:20:34 AM
Hi All,

Well that looks great. Off to share the latest.

Man those trees look real already Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 06/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 09, 2016, 05:28:22 AM
Hi All,

Another little update, I have been busy with commissions so my dio is on and off at the moment.

I restarted on the trees and gave them a dry brush of dark brown then gave them a dry brush medium grey. Once the medium grey was dry I then gave the trees a was of a 50/50 mix of dark brown and medium grey.

When the was dry I then gave them two dry brush coats of light grey. I still need tone down the grey and give the trees a wash of khaki and beige and then I can add the branches.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 09/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 09, 2016, 07:41:21 AM
Again, those trees look real to me! Off to share yet again.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 09/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 09, 2016, 06:40:36 PM
Hi All,

Again, those trees look real to me! Off to share yet again.

Thanks heaps Shawn and hopefully they will look better once the last washes are applied to them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 09/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2016, 04:39:52 AM
Hi All,

The trees are now done, I gave them as wash with beige brown and then a wash with khaki.

The leaves are from woodland scenic and I gave them a wash of U.S. Dark green and then once dry attached them to the trunks using superglue.

The AT-ST was brushed with two light coats of medium grey and once fully dry it will be given a few different depths of black wash.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 09/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 10, 2016, 04:40:34 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Tamer on October 11, 2016, 02:37:28 AM
I don't know that I have seen much more realistic trees Ron. The AT-ST looks good too. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 11, 2016, 03:49:04 AM
Hi All,

I don't know that I have seen much more realistic trees Ron. The AT-ST looks good too. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn, I was stoked with the way they turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 11, 2016, 05:49:51 AM
This si looking excellent mate.  I was wondering how you did the branches, are these actual twigs with foliage glued on?  Not that I might "borrow" that technique too!  ;D

Richard
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 11, 2016, 07:13:53 PM
Hi All,

This si looking excellent mate.  I was wondering how you did the branches, are these actual twigs with foliage glued on?  Not that I might "borrow" that technique too!  ;D

Richard

Hey Richard, thanks buddy and they are. I love using them as I have used them from mirco machines to 1/6 dioramas and they come in all different colours. And borrow away buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 13, 2016, 06:23:09 AM
I have to go to my local hobby store for plaster of paris strips which I am going to use as a base for the tree because they only cost £1 per roll instead of filla (fingers crossed it works!) but I'll also see if they have trees in stock to.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2016, 08:13:22 PM
I have to go to my local hobby store for plaster of paris strips which I am going to use as a base for the tree because they only cost £1 per roll instead of filla (fingers crossed it works!) but I'll also see if they have trees in stock to.

Good luck mate and let us know how you go with the plaster strips. I use spakfilla as it last longer then the plaster strips. If your local hobby shop doesn't have Woodland Scenics stuff try a model railway store they will surely have it in.

Ron

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 14, 2016, 01:02:04 AM
Thanks Ron, they didn't have any in but I'm probably a week or two away from coming close to that stage!

Here is the it after the layering it up last night, once its dry I will be sticking it on the base and then adding more strips around the base to blend it into the floor.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on October 14, 2016, 02:12:47 AM
It's coming together great.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Panther on October 14, 2016, 02:57:06 AM
Thanks Ron.

Richard
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on November 05, 2016, 11:45:08 PM
Hi All,

I am doing a Look Sir, Droids! dio for a client and have completed the back packs and put together the dewback and will start painting and weathering the dewback and then the troopers.
 
I will also be doing a escape pod soon as well for the dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: Tamer on November 06, 2016, 09:08:08 AM
Looks good to me Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on November 06, 2016, 02:06:50 PM
Hi All,

Looks good to me Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, it's getting there slowly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: JDeck on November 07, 2016, 06:10:31 AM
Sweet! He wants sandtroopers, dewback and an escape pod. You have you work cut out for you.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol 1:48 WIP P57. 10/10/16
Post by: hemble on November 07, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
Hi All,

Sweet! He wants sandtroopers, dewback and an escape pod. You have you work cut out for you.

Cheers JD and I do but it's going to be a fun project to do.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 05/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 09, 2016, 02:23:49 AM
Hi All,

Just a little update been a little slow but back on track now.

The bags have had leather added to them and the grass flock will be painted to look like fur like I  did for my Dewback dio.

The water bottle resin details were cut and sanded off and leather was added and the buckle is from a 1/6 scale figure bag. The saddle so far as had leather added and the rest will be done over the next few days.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 09/11/16
Post by: Tamer on November 09, 2016, 03:54:32 AM
You can read my comments on the front pages.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 09/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
Hi All,

You can read my comments on the front pages.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 09/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2016, 07:22:07 PM
Hi All,

Another little update.

I have given the dewback a full body paint using Tamiya's Olive Drab and once dry I then painted it with Vallejo's US Dark Green. Once dry I then gave it two washes of Games Workshop Dark Angels Green (sorry don't know the new name).

The first sandy to be started on is the officer and everything except the bino's are from Bandai. The bino's I got from from a mate on the Bandai forum who has been casting them and the details are awesome.

The back pack was altered as per the clients instructions and a new filter was added to the left side of the pack back using plastic card.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 09/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2016, 07:22:46 PM
sandy.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2016, 03:43:59 AM
Both look pretty nice to me Ron. I was wondering what you were up too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on November 18, 2016, 08:42:42 AM
Your attention to detail is amazing.
I can't wait to see the finished Dewback.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: JDeck on November 18, 2016, 02:57:02 PM
Awesome start to the dewback, the saddle you made rocks. I also like the weathering on the sandtrooper, exactly like in Star Wars.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 18, 2016, 06:04:00 PM
Hi All,

Both look pretty nice to me Ron. I was wondering what you were up too. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and it's been slow as the client wanted certain things done but it's slowly getting there.

Your attention to detail is amazing.
I can't wait to see the finished Dewback.

Thanks heaps mate.

Awesome start to the dewback, the saddle you made rocks. I also like the weathering on the sandtrooper, exactly like in Star Wars.

Cheers JD, I have been looking at as many ref material as I can plus the client has been sending me ref pics as well to get as close as possible to the troopers.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2016, 03:47:16 PM
Hi All,

The troopers are almost done I just need to do some final weathering to them once they are on the base and also paint the prodder.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2016, 03:48:15 PM
2nd Trooper.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2016, 03:49:08 PM
3rd trooper
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P58. 18/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2016, 03:49:38 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: JDeck on November 19, 2016, 03:51:14 PM
  That is very cool! You even have the little droid part in scale. Sweet.  How did you get the fingers into that position? Are they sculpted or did you boill it?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 19, 2016, 07:36:33 PM
  That is very cool! You even have the little droid part in scale. Sweet.  How did you get the fingers into that position? Are they sculpted or did you boill it?

Hey JD, I cut the pointing figure and then glued it into the position and then used putty and then sanded it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: Tamer on November 20, 2016, 08:50:21 AM
Ron they look great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 20, 2016, 08:03:34 PM
Ron they look great. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn they are slowly getting there and will look heaps better once thet are on the base and the final weathering is done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 21, 2016, 03:35:17 PM
Two thumbs up Ron !   Always look forward to your projects  !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 21, 2016, 07:07:59 PM
Two thumbs up Ron !   Always look forward to your projects  !

Thanks mate and I will have more WIP pics in the next few days as I am now doing to projects at the same time.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 27, 2016, 02:44:48 AM
Hi All,

This dio is for a friend for her partner. He loves Vader so having a chat with her she decided to have Vader killing a Jedi aboard the DS2.

So with that is mind I didn't want the usual hallways ect so I went with a small power generator room.

The figures are both from Hasbro BS 6" line and Vader has had his joints glued then puttied up. I altered the robe and cape to sit better, I also used the left fisted hand from the Vader Bandai kit and it worked perfectly.

The Jedi is a Obi Wan body with a Angel head used for a Alien Jedi, I got the robes from ebayand as with Vader his joints were glued and puttied up.

The base is foam board with the pipes being large plastic card tubes and the small black power boxes are pieces from the Bandai Sandtrooper back pack with plastic rectangle length being used.

The small generators are my sons old Ventolin inhalers and the sparks/energy were done using Woodland scenic water effects. I poured the water effects on some non stick paper and spread it out and once dry painted the back and then rolled the pieces up and glued them in place.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 27, 2016, 02:45:52 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 27, 2016, 02:46:25 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids Dio 6" WIP P59. 20/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 27, 2016, 02:46:59 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: JDeck on November 27, 2016, 07:56:20 PM
  Awesome dio! I was just telling someone yesterday, you can't go wrong with Vader. Great job repainting his head.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2016, 03:54:00 AM
Too good Ron. Too good. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on November 28, 2016, 02:35:26 PM
This is way too cool ! The inhalers are a brilliant touch ! Fantastic Once again my friend!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 28, 2016, 11:01:21 PM
  Awesome dio! I was just telling someone yesterday, you can't go wrong with Vader. Great job repainting his head.

Cheers JD and yeah you can't go past doing Vader the Hasbro HS is sculpted great it just needs a good paint job.

Too good Ron. Too good. Off to share.

Thanks as always Shawn.

This is way too cool ! The inhalers are a brilliant touch ! Fantastic Once again my friend!

Cheers mate and I have been collecting the inhalers for a while now and finally able to do something with them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: krztfr on November 29, 2016, 07:28:00 PM
Just awesome man and out of nowhere
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 29, 2016, 07:36:44 PM
Just awesome man and out of nowhere

Thanks heaps mate and yeah this was a need to now project as I had to have it done before I start my leave tomorrow. So I got it done in time and the client was so stoked she loved it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2016, 03:42:20 PM
Hi All,

Started back on the "Look Sir Droids" dio and completed the dewback and rider. The rolls are made using just some left over cloth I had lying round and the straps are leather strips.

The reins are leather strips with the white wraps being dried out baby wipes, I used fake fur for the fur on the head area and hand section in front of the trooper is done using foam board and fake fur.

The DLT-19 holster was made using leather pieces and the long round pouch at the rear right side is a prodder holder and was made using plastic tube and then wrapped in leather.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Death of a Jedi 6" P59. 27/11/16
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2016, 03:42:55 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: JDeck on November 30, 2016, 05:25:53 PM
   Very awesome dewback! I like the addition of the fur, I just noticed a couple of years ago the original dewback had hair. At the time I thought it was odd, but it makes it interesting. This is a great representation, actually it looks better than the original prop.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on November 30, 2016, 05:36:37 PM
   Very awesome dewback! I like the addition of the fur, I just noticed a couple of years ago the original dewback had hair. At the time I thought it was odd, but it makes it interesting. This is a great representation, actually it looks better than the original prop.

Thanks heaps JD, and when I made mine I wasn't going to have fur but after seeing the original dewback there was no way you could have one without it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 01, 2016, 12:44:36 AM
Hi All,

Completed the Escape Pod for the dio and this is almost identical to the Drop Zone dio pod I did except that I used Vallejo Paint lids for the thrusters.

I sold my Drop Zone dio a little while back and started on this to make a Drop Zone dio with the pod doors open but when the client wanted the Look Sir Droids dio I decided that this one will go to that.

The main pod is a PVC pipe and I added the details from an old MPC Falcon kit I got of ebay and also plastic card, wire and 1:35 scale WW2 parts.

The pod was sprayed with Tamiya JLN Grey and then weathered with Vallejo paints and pastels. I also wanted a little more scorching on it and I did that by mixing plaster of paris and black/brown pastel chalks and and a little PVA glue and added it over the pod.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 01, 2016, 12:45:08 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2016, 03:52:11 AM
Looks great Ron. So cool. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2016, 05:14:18 AM
Looks great Ron. So cool. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2016, 05:20:56 AM
Hi All,

When I saw Brandon Flores's 6" Hover Tank I knew I had to make something for my Hover Tank Pilot which will be painted to a Hover Tank Commander.

I couldn't make the full hover tank due to room so I decided to make the Hover Tank's Cupola section. The lower base section was done using foam board and then I used plastic card to cover the base. The cupola and the other pieces were made using plastic card, military model parts, lego piece and a battery.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Driods WIP 6" P60. 01/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2016, 05:21:51 AM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 02/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2016, 11:04:59 PM
Hi All,

The cupola is no built and I added a antenna using parts from the Bandai Sandtrooper kit. I decided that it needed a weapon for the Commander so I made one using a DLT-19 and cut the butt off. I added ammo barrels using again parts from the Sandtrooper kit and the bracket/swivel is from the Bandai snow speeder kit and is able to rotate and move up and down and also tilt.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 02/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 02, 2016, 11:05:38 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 03/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 03, 2016, 09:57:41 AM
Pretty cool Ron. Let me go share this.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 03/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 04:47:00 PM
Pretty cool Ron. Let me go share this.

Thanks Shawn and I'll have my usual pics up a little later.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 03/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 04:48:45 PM
Hi All,

On the final stages of finishing this little project, I repainted the Hover pilot to the Commanders markings and I just need to weathering him up. I filled in the joints connectors to the knee joints with putty but before I did that I added some watch oil first so when the putty dries the joints can still move.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 03, 2016, 05:52:42 PM
  Great job on the Escape pod! That first one you did inspired me to do a lot of scratch building, as does this one. The hovertank project is really rad! I like the segmented tank idea. Saving space is a big deal. The trooper is really looking great indeed. The watch oil technique is smart!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 07:47:27 PM
  Great job on the Escape pod! That first one you did inspired me to do a lot of scratch building, as does this one. The hovertank project is really rad! I like the segmented tank idea. Saving space is a big deal. The trooper is really looking great indeed. The watch oil technique is smart!

Yeah JD, thanks heaps mate and yeah space is a big factor for sure but doing segmented sections of vehicles is a great way to go.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 07:53:12 PM
Hi All,

The cupola section and commander are now done, I sprayed the cupola with Tamiya's JLN Grey and then gave it three light washes of watered down black and once dry I dry brushed silver and gun metal to show the wear and tear.

I then painted the borders black and then gave the cupola and commander a weathering using pastel chalks to finish them off.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 07:54:23 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 07:55:06 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola WIP 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 03, 2016, 07:55:48 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola Completed 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 04, 2016, 08:21:11 AM
Wow, what a great idea and excellent execution. I could so seeing you doing this for an AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper, or AT-ST Driver in this scale or even 12 inches for that matter. I think it looks fantastic.

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola Completed 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 04, 2016, 05:02:22 PM
Wow, what a great idea and excellent execution. I could so seeing you doing this for an AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper, or AT-ST Driver in this scale or even 12 inches for that matter. I think it looks fantastic.

Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I totally agree and I have been trying to get my hands on a BS 6" AT-AT to do a dio with. I am also looking at doing a AT-ST pilot in a similar type of partial dio as this.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Cupola Completed 6" P61. 04/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 06, 2016, 05:54:14 AM
Hi All,

95% complete on these three I just need to weather them,  I'll have my usual pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 06, 2016, 09:38:54 AM
Sweet looking project, I know what will be featured on the front page tomorrow!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 06, 2016, 05:15:00 PM
   Sweet! They turned out really great!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 06, 2016, 05:52:26 PM
Sweet looking project, I know what will be featured on the front page tomorrow!

Thanks Shawn, I am loving these Rogue One figures and I personally think they are Hasbro's best to date.

   Sweet! They turned out really great!

Cheers JD.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 06, 2016, 09:35:01 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics of Erso, Andor and KS20.

The figures are Hasbro's BS 6" series and I glued the joints then puttied them and once dry I covered Erso and Andor clothes in tissue and once dry painted and weathered them. I removed Andor's fake for hood and replaced it with fake fur. KS20 was just repainted and weathered.

The bases were done by using balsa wood for the base itself and the wall is foam board and balsa wood. I tore off areas of the foam board and scribed bricks into the foam using a pen and pencil, I then impressed a sandstone into the foam to give it a more natural look.

I then mixed spakfill and paint and covered the walls and ground and the objects on two of the dios are inhaler lids. Once the spakfilla and paint mix was dry I painted and weathered them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 06, 2016, 09:35:43 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 WIP 6" P62. 06/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 06, 2016, 09:36:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 Completed 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 07, 2016, 03:12:35 AM
Make sure to read my comments where I shared this on FB and my own personal page as I mean them. Great work Ron, all the way around.

Time to share. So cool to see you get new figures and see what dios you cook up for them. Plan on doing anything similar as far as attach together mini dios for the Imperial Rogue One offerings? I could so see you doing a ship or DS type mini dio for the director and some Death Troopers, etc.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 Completed 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 07, 2016, 03:51:39 AM
Make sure to read my comments where I shared this on FB and my own personal page as I mean them. Great work Ron, all the way around.

Time to share. So cool to see you get new figures and see what dios you cook up for them. Plan on doing anything similar as far as attach together mini dios for the Imperial Rogue One offerings? I could so see you doing a ship or DS type mini dio for the director and some Death Troopers, etc.

Really appreciate the comments Shawn, thanks heaps mate. I have plans on doing something similar with two Death Troopers on Scarif and also once I get the Bnadai Death Troopers I'll be doing a DS style one as well with Krennic.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Erso, Andor & KS20 Completed 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 07, 2016, 03:55:28 AM
Hi All,

One final stages of the Look Sir Droids diorama. As you can see I have the sides attached and have almost filled the ground work up with scraps of foam and foam board this will keep the dio light.

I have to give the foam 24 hours to dry before I start doing the actual ground work because if I don't the spakfilla and paint mix will interact with the glue and the glue won't dry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 08, 2016, 03:32:16 AM
Looks great Ron. Can't wait to see this one finished. Off to share.

Pretty cool seeing your other dios in the background of your cabinets too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2016, 03:47:06 AM
Looks great Ron. Can't wait to see this one finished. Off to share.

Pretty cool seeing your other dios in the background of your cabinets too.

Yeah the shelves are starting to get full again and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2016, 06:07:01 AM
Hi All,

While letting the plaster dry on the Look Sir Droids Dio I decided to make a small dio with Hasbro's BS 6" Farm boy Luke Training with his saber on the Falcon so far it's a WIP.

The joints have been glued except the upper body as the only joints that you'll see are the wrists. I will still need to putty the joints then add tissue on the legs and alter the wrap around and also using cloth for the boots.

The blast shield is BS 6" Luke X-wing Pilot and I cut the visor off and added the blast shield using plastic card. The base is a piece of thick Balsa wood and then I made the grate floor using plastic and covered the sides with plastic card as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 08, 2016, 07:22:20 PM
 Wow! I like the Luke dio too! The floor effect is cool, and the soft goods look great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 08, 2016, 11:52:28 PM
Wow! I like the Luke dio too! The floor effect is cool, and the soft goods look great.

Hey JD, Thanks buddy I picked up the top from a guy on ebay and he did an awesome job on it. All I need to do to it is make it fit and flow my naturally. The floor took me over an hour to make but well worth it, I wish I could find something that would suit the Falcon's floor as I want to make a few more of them.

Ron

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 09, 2016, 03:56:42 AM
I agree that floor is fantastic. I can see that taking awhile to put together. off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 08:29:32 AM
I agree that floor is fantastic. I can see that taking awhile to put together. off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn and yeah the floor took over an hour to make but now it's painted it looks great.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 08:35:40 AM
Hi All,

Luke is all done I just need to get outdoor pics and I'll have the full recipe as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 08:36:27 AM
3 more of the blast helmet.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2016, 09:35:36 AM
This looks fantastic Ron. Such a great improvement on the regular figure. Off to share before my internet time leaves me.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 05:16:37 PM
This looks fantastic Ron. Such a great improvement on the regular figure. Off to share before my internet time leaves me.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll get the usual pics up by tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 09:51:01 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics and this will be my last custom for the next 8 days as I will be away on holidays.

Recipe.

Luke - is from the Hasbro 6 inch BS and I replaced the tunic that came with it and got a new one from ebay, I glued the joints and puttied them and once dry I covered the pants and boots in tissue paper.

The helmet is the Luke 6 inch X-wing pilot I cut the yellow visor off and replaced it with a blast shield using plastic card. The markings were hand drawn on with a pencil and then I painted over the pencil.

Base - is a piece of thick balsa wood cut to size and then I used plastic card on the sides and also to make the grill section. Both Luke, equipment and base were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 09:51:38 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 09:52:29 PM
close up of helmet.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir Droids WIP 6" P62. 07/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 10, 2016, 09:53:13 PM
last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: krztfr on December 11, 2016, 12:00:10 AM
Just need the training remote flying around
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 11, 2016, 12:27:24 AM
Just need the training remote flying around

Yeah I know, I'll make that when I get back from holidays and also a laser coming out of it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 11, 2016, 06:18:53 AM
Hi All,

I lied couldn't rest doing one more quick one before I head off to bed and then catch a flight tomorrow.

After I saw Helix88's custom Hover tank pilot with the helmet design I just had to make my own.

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=10192.msg198289#msg198289 (http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=10192.msg198289#msg198289)

Once I get back from holidays I'll get better pics, so care everyone and see you all when I get back and HAPPY CUSTOMIZING.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 11, 2016, 06:19:29 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: Clonehead on December 11, 2016, 06:29:16 AM
Top notch as always Ron. I am really digging that training Luke.
I still don't think you sleep.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 11, 2016, 07:03:35 AM
Top notch as always Ron. I am really digging that training Luke.
I still don't think you sleep.

I agree with you on the sleep thing.

I get back in here and find two more great customs. I shared them both!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 21, 2016, 07:39:03 AM
Top notch as always Ron. I am really digging that training Luke.
I still don't think you sleep.

Thanks heaps Clint and I do sleep LOL, I have been on half days due to my ankle injury and now on leave so I have heaps more time to do them.

Top notch as always Ron. I am really digging that training Luke.
I still don't think you sleep.

I agree with you on the sleep thing.

I get back in here and find two more great customs. I shared them both!

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll have the usual pics for the new hover tank commander sometime tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 21, 2016, 11:52:10 PM
Hi All,

Picked up another Hover Tank driver and redid to be a Commander, I repainted him using Vallejo Paints and the insignia on the helmet is a decal from a 1/20th Ma.k kit.

The base is a piece of thick balsa wood and the ground is a mix of spakfilla, paint and water. The blue containers are Pepsi bottle lids and the other one is a Asthma container which has had a 1/72 scale idle will added to the top.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Luke Jedi Training EPIV 6" P63. 11/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 21, 2016, 11:52:47 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Commander V2 6" P64. 22/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 22, 2016, 03:42:54 AM
What can I say Ron, he looks good. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Commander V2 6" P64. 22/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2016, 05:26:26 AM
What can I say Ron, he looks good. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Commander V2 6" P64. 22/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 22, 2016, 04:14:52 PM
Great looking tanker! The paint apps look great, and the decal fits. I was hoping to see more of the hovertank in action in r1.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Commander V2 6" P64. 22/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2016, 05:37:52 PM
Great looking tanker! The paint apps look great, and the decal fits. I was hoping to see more of the hovertank in action in r1.

Thanks JD and yeah so was I but I'm hoping when the Blueray comes out they will have a uncut version as there was a few sections that were in the trailers that weren't in the movie.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hover Tank Commander V2 6" P64. 22/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 22, 2016, 06:56:58 PM
Hi All,

New dio and this time I'm doing a Deathtrooper beach head assault. The figures are Hasbro and the weapon DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle is from the Bandai Deathtrooper which my mate sent and was waiting for me when I got home. The troopers still need their joints filled and then they will repainted.

The E-11D blaster rifle is Hasbro's I just removed the plastic between the sliding rods and butt plate so it looks better. The base so far is Balsa wood and will have gaps filled and then sanded before adding the beach and water details.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beah Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 23, 2016, 06:21:27 AM
I can see this is gonna be good. off to share Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beah Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2016, 06:49:23 AM
I can see this is gonna be good. off to share Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on December 23, 2016, 08:51:17 AM
Excellent work as always Ron. can't wait to see your water effects on this new WIP.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: legion078 on December 23, 2016, 01:06:56 PM
This display looks very nice already! I watched Rogue One yesterday and really enjoyed seeing the Death Troopers in action! I wish you a good time with this project! The result will certainly be amazing...as always!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 23, 2016, 03:48:11 PM
Excellent work as always Ron. can't wait to see your water effects on this new WIP.

Cheers Spry and I have a few ideas I just need to work out which one will be the best.

This display looks very nice already! I watched Rogue One yesterday and really enjoyed seeing the Death Troopers in action! I wish you a good time with this project! The result will certainly be amazing...as always!

Thanks mate and yeah it was great to see the troopers in action actually hitting something. LOL

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 23/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 24, 2016, 02:48:01 AM
Hi All,

Firstly I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

I have added spakfilla to the base area of the base and then mixed spakfilla and sand for the beach area. I painted the water area with Vallejo Dark Blue and then started using washes of Vallejo Dark Blue and White until I was happy with the colour.

The sand was painted using Vallejo Iraqui Sand and once dry did a few washes of the Iraqui Sand and Vallejo Pale Sand until I was happy with the colour.

The Troopers had their joints glued and then puttied up and I then painted the cloth area's Vallejo Black and gave the area a light weathering on Vallejo Silver to give them a little wear and tear.

Next will be adding the water.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 24/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 24, 2016, 06:50:16 AM
Happy Holidays Ron. Nice update. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 24/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 25, 2016, 12:27:24 AM
Happy Holidays Ron. Nice update. Off to share!

Thanks Shawn and same to you mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P64. 24/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 26, 2016, 01:30:02 AM
Hi All,

I hope everyone has a awesome xmas and got lots of great pressies.

I have given the water three coats of Woodland Scenics Water Effects and I still need 2 more before I start adding all the splash effects, I also need to give the beach another layer of spakfilla and sand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 26/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 26, 2016, 02:25:39 AM
Hi All,

I got a few of the Black Series 3-3/4" Deathtroopers and Shoretroopers for xmas and damn I love these figures and if this BS figures are going to be this good I'll be doing a lot more 3-3/4".

Ok the base so far is Bandai base glued together and then a balsa wood edge added, I then added plastic card which will partial land pad. The palm tree is just a small branch from the garden and I wrapped string around it and then adding tissue paper and soaking it with watered down PVA glue.

The cargo containers are made using plastic card and the cargo tube containers are old superglue lids
and I added 1/72 WW2 German tank wheels for the lids.

The troopers as mentioned above are BS 3-34/" and I super glued the joints and then used plasticine to fill the joints and tissue paper will be used to cover the cloth areas. I painted one up to be a captain and will weather them once I do the tissue technic.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 26/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 26, 2016, 08:02:50 AM
Both dios are looking great. off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 26/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 26, 2016, 06:58:12 PM
Both dios are looking great. off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 26/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 06:10:41 AM
Hi All,

The Deathtrooper dio is almost completed, I just need to add a tiny bit more to the splash area and then make the legs look wet.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 26/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 06:11:51 AM
Hi All,

The Shoretrooper dio is completed and I will get the usual pics tomorrow with full recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 27, 2016, 07:06:06 AM
Time to get both of these on the front page. That water work with the foot splash is just unbelievable Ron. Great work on both.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: JDeck on December 27, 2016, 04:42:05 PM
   Awesome dios Ron! The water effects look great! I like that 3.75 dio. The tree looks very good, and I like the boxes you made.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 04:45:53 PM
Time to get both of these on the front page. That water work with the foot splash is just unbelievable Ron. Great work on both.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

   Awesome dios Ron! The water effects look great! I like that 3.75 dio. The tree looks very good, and I like the boxes you made.

Cheers JD and I love the new BS 3-3/4" figures and the palm was a lot easier then I thought and turned out way better then I expected as I wasn't to sure about the paper leaves.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 09:09:41 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics for the Death Trooper dio.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Hasbro and I super glued the joints and then puttied them and once dry I repainted the body suit and weathered the armour.

Base - is balsa wood and then I used spakfilla to start the water and then I mixed spakfilla and fine river sand and the added some Vallejo Iraqui Sand and then added to the base for the beach section.

The water is Woodland Scenics Water Effects and so is the splashing water, I pour the Water Effects on the base and then spread it out and then once dry dry brushed gloss white to simulate froth.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 09:10:35 PM
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Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 09:11:07 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 09:22:41 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics for the Shore trooper dio.

Recipe.

Troopers - are Hasbro's 3-3/4" Black Series and I super glued the joints and then puttied them up and once dry I used tissue paper to cover the cloth areas.

Base - is four Bandai 1/12 figure stands glued together and then balsa wood was used for the sides. I used plastic card for the landing pad section and the containers were made using plastic card and the hoses are pieces of old electrical cable.

The sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand and the palm tree was made using part of a small branch that I got from the back garden. I used string and wrapped it around the branch and then used tissue paper for the bark.

I then printed of some palm leaves of the net and used them as a template and cut them out of paper and then painted them and used thin wire to attach them to the tree and the smaller shrubs and plants are from Woodland Scenics and Joefix Studio's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Beach Head Assault WIP 6" P65. 27/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 27, 2016, 09:23:19 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: Tamer on December 28, 2016, 09:39:10 AM
Finished pics are shared. Daggone Ron you did great work on both!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 28, 2016, 04:47:39 PM
Finished pics are shared. Daggone Ron you did great work on both!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on December 30, 2016, 03:16:02 AM
WOW  :o
Excellent work. Both dios are awesome.
The vegetation on the Shore Trooper dio looks extremely realsitc.

Hats off!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2016, 10:01:19 PM
WOW  :o
Excellent work. Both dios are awesome.
The vegetation on the Shore Trooper dio looks extremely realsitc.

Hats off!

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2016, 10:02:12 PM
Hi All,

Happy New Year and here is a few quick pics of my first completed dio for 2017. I will get my usual outdoor pics done tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper/Shoretrooper completed P65. 28/12/16
Post by: hemble on December 31, 2016, 10:02:55 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2017, 02:04:38 AM
Hi All

Here are pics  of "Look Sir, Droids" but I wasn't able to get out side due to rain so I did them I'm my model room with the window open to let natural light in.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2017, 02:05:18 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: Starchaser on January 02, 2017, 06:42:34 PM
I've been out for about six weeks, I get back to the 'yards and what do I see? Some of the most amazing dioramas ever. These are just brilliant and it looks like you finished up about one a week - that's a prodigious output! Fantastic attention to detail! Keep up the inspirational work.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2017, 09:24:12 PM
I've been out for about six weeks, I get back to the 'yards and what do I see? Some of the most amazing dioramas ever. These are just brilliant and it looks like you finished up about one a week - that's a prodigious output! Fantastic attention to detail! Keep up the inspirational work.

Thanks heaps mate and yeah I had a lot of fun making them as hopefully this year will be just as productive.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2017, 11:44:24 PM
Hi All,

Just an easy one today, I got a 3-3/4" Deathtrooper for xmas and decided to do put him on a dio.

Recipe

Figure - Hasbro's 3-3/4" Black Series figure as usual I glued the joints and then puttied them up. I painted the whole figure Vallejo's Matt Black and weathered the area's that needed and let it to dry. Once the base was done and the figure was secured to it I gave it a spary of Krylon Matt Spray and then gave the armour, eye len's and chin lights a coat of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to give them the gloss and glow they needed.

Base - is a piece of thick balsa wood and I used a 70/0 mix of sand and spakfilla and applied it to the base and before it dried I secured the figure and the small equipment box made from plastic card to the base. Once dry I painted the base Vallejo's Matt black and the dry brushed it with Vallejo's Dark brown and then added small grass tufts from a company called miniNatur .

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Look Sir droids dio completed P66. 01/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 02, 2017, 11:45:04 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 03, 2017, 04:17:04 AM
Nice Ron. My internet time has left me from doing proper comments, but very nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 03, 2017, 04:02:38 PM
Nice Ron. My internet time has left me from doing proper comments, but very nice. Off to share.

I know what that was like my internet use to be the same and thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:35:01 PM
Hi All,

I figured that I would put the last three Shoretroopers onto bases so I made three so that they can connect together. I also decided to make them into ranks so I did a normal solder, sergeant and officer.

Recipe

Figures - are from the Hasbro BS 3-3/4" line and I just put them into the pose I like and super glued their joints then used plasticine to cover what little areas there was to cover and once dry I covered the cloth area's with tissue paper.

Base - the bases are thick balsa wood cut to shape and then I cut and sanded out the edges to give it a small drop, I then used a mix of spakfilla and sand and covered the bases.

Once dry I made the waves using Woodland Scenics Water Effects and Realistic Water, I used small tufts of grass from company called miniNatur and the plants were from JoeFix Studious and the clumps of small bushes and static grass are from model railway materials.

The palm trees were done by using thin branches from the garden and then I wrapped string around them and then covered then in tissue paper. The palm leaves I picked up from the local craft store and repainted them and gave them washes and then cut the end and drilled holes it the trunk and glued them inplace.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:36:03 PM
2 more of the soldier.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:36:50 PM
Sergeant
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:37:31 PM
last 2 sergeant.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:38:18 PM
Officer
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:38:48 PM
Last two of the Officer
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper on Lah'mu 3-3/4" completed P67. 03/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 05, 2017, 07:39:23 PM
all three together
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shoretroopers 3-3/4" completed P67. 06/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 06, 2017, 04:05:19 AM
Well that just looks sweet, but as I said on the front page I don't know why cool projects out of you surprise me. I think this is great Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shoretroopers 3-3/4" completed P67. 06/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 07, 2017, 06:18:20 AM
Well that just looks sweet, but as I said on the front page I don't know why cool projects out of you surprise me. I think this is great Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I plan on making more of these types of dio's from 2-4 bases.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shoretroopers 3-3/4" completed P67. 06/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 07, 2017, 06:21:30 AM
Hi All,

WIP for a commission piece of the Bandai's Clonetrooper which the client wanted to still be articulted and painted to a 501st trooper. He also asked for a very simple base with grass etc so I did a forest floor and I still need to add some more details to it.
 
I still need to add some minor details to the helmets and weapons and then I can give it a matt spray and the take my usual pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clonetrooper 6" WIP P68. 07/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 07, 2017, 07:50:09 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics please enjoy.

Phase 2 helmet

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clonetrooper 6" WIP P68. 07/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 07, 2017, 07:51:08 PM
Phase 1 helmet
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Close up Phase 1 helmet
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Close up Phase 2 helmet
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clonetrooper 6" Completed P68. 08/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 08, 2017, 06:49:48 AM
It looks great. You really did a nice job on the paint too. I was sitting looking at some of my customs of yours I own and am thinking its about time I bugged you for a new one! They sure do look great and stand the test of time. Off to share this project.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clonetrooper 6" Completed P68. 08/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 08, 2017, 02:23:38 PM
It looks great. You really did a nice job on the paint too. I was sitting looking at some of my customs of yours I own and am thinking its about time I bugged you for a new one! They sure do look great and stand the test of time. Off to share this project.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have to admit sandpaper can be your friend, it not only helped with the scratches but it also helped tone down the blue as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clonetrooper 6" Completed P68. 08/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 10, 2017, 04:09:41 AM
Hi All,

New project and this time around I'm using Bandai's Death troopers and this scene depicts them look for child Jyn on Lah'mu.
 I still have more weathering to do on the rocks and then make the soil a little darker once the mix dries.I also need to do a little weathering especially around the boots.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Lah'mu 6" WIP P68. 10/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 11, 2017, 03:12:39 AM
Hi All,

Dio is done.

Recipe

Figures - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I added stockings to the joints.

Base -is from the dewback kit from stannarts but at the moment his website is down. I painted the whole base matt black and then painted it with artist paint Slate. I then mixed spakfilla and sand and added black and a little white and applied to the base.

Once dry I then dry brushed the rocks with various shades of grey until I was happy with the look. I then used model railway static grass and once dry I used grass tufts from miniNatur and applied them using super glue.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtrooper Lah'mu 6" WIP P68. 10/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 11, 2017, 03:13:59 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers Lah'mu 6" Completed P68. 11/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 11, 2017, 04:01:52 AM
Once again another fantastic dio. I like it. I also like your graphic work on the Star Wars Logo where you scruffed it up. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers Lah'mu 6" Completed P68. 11/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 15, 2017, 04:33:20 PM
Once again another fantastic dio. I like it. I also like your graphic work on the Star Wars Logo where you scruffed it up. Off to share the latest.

Always appreciate the kind words Shawn thank you. The Rogue One logo I can't take credit for the scratch's I found it on the web as I think it looks cool.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers Lah'mu 6" Completed P68. 11/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2017, 03:06:34 AM
Hi All,

Finished this today and will get usual pics once the weather clears up.

I wanted to have make this for a while now and finally got the Tie pilot the other day. I will also be doing a Luke (Red 5) in this style dio soon and I will get the recipe up with the usual pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 16, 2017, 08:31:30 AM
Love the at ease pose with the TIE Pilot. Great idea. Kind of like a reference series of ship to trooper. I could so see an AT-AT Driver version of this. Off to share Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: sithsim on January 16, 2017, 02:56:57 PM
That is a great diorama and idea.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 16, 2017, 03:55:17 PM
Any plans for other dios like this besides Luke?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2017, 04:06:43 PM
Love the at ease pose with the TIE Pilot. Great idea. Kind of like a reference series of ship to trooper. I could so see an AT-AT Driver version of this. Off to share Ron!

Thanks Shawn and I am trying to get a AT-AT pilot to do a dio like this with it.

That is a great diorama and idea.

Cheers buddy.

Any plans for other dios like this besides Luke?

I was writing down what else I could do and these are what I have so far.

AT-AT Driver
Luke X-wing
Han Solo
Jawa
Snowspeeder pilot
Y-wing
A-wing
Boba Fett
Vader
Scout Trooper

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 16, 2017, 06:58:54 PM
A 6 inch A-wing pilot sounds very interesting. If you do the Snowspeeder are you going to have just one pilot or both the pilot and gunner?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2017, 07:25:39 PM
A 6 inch A-wing pilot sounds very interesting. If you do the Snowspeeder are you going to have just one pilot or both the pilot and gunner?

The A-wing pilot I can't wait to do and for the snowspeeder I think I'll go with just the pilot at this stage.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2017, 07:43:59 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics and recipe.

Recipe

Pilot - is from Hasbro and I superglued the joints and then puttied them up and once the putty was dry I used tissue paper to cover the outfit. I used the open hands from the Bandai Stormtrooper so the hands could lock together as the Hasbro hands were to closed to give them that stand at ease look.

Fighter - is from Bandai is 1/72nd scale and was built straight out of the box and I used a piece of plastic rod and the end of the stand attachment that comes with the kit to secure the fighter to the base.

Base - The fighters base is the one that comes with the kit and the pilots base is two Bandai bases that comes with the figures. I glued the two bases together and the painted them and used to empty inhalers for the canisters.

I painted everything using Vallejo paints.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 16/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 16, 2017, 07:44:38 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 17/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 17, 2017, 03:53:26 AM
Once again, off to share. Looks great Ron. Cool to hear you are gonna do this with the at-at. What AT-AT model are you gonna use?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 17/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2017, 04:08:37 AM
Once again, off to share. Looks great Ron. Cool to hear you are gonna do this with the at-at. What AT-AT model are you gonna use?

Cheers Shawn and Bandai is bringing out a 1/144 scale so I'll use that unless I can find one a little bigger. I thought about a 1/72 but it will to large.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 17/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2017, 11:38:38 PM
Hi All,

Completed this dio finally I was just waiting on paint and pastel chalks.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and I then covered the joints with stocking material and then painted weathered them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. The bino's I got from a mate over on FB Bandai forums and the strap is just a piece of thin leather.

Base - is from the Stannarts Dewback resin kit and the sand is a mix of 50% sand/ 45% spakfilla/ 5% sand paint. Once the lot was mixed together I then applied it to the base and once dry I then painted and weathered the rocks with Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tie Pilot 6" & Fighter 1/72 P69. 17/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 17, 2017, 11:39:19 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 18, 2017, 02:56:55 AM
I like it all, especially that base. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 18, 2017, 03:17:31 AM
I like it all, especially that base. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: legion078 on January 19, 2017, 07:18:18 AM
Wow, 70 pages of pure awesomeness Ron! I am really impressed and just can't stop looking at all your projects! Your painting skills and ideas are VERY inspiring, the Force is strong with you!
Do you also have some experience in Warhammer? The way you painted the bases remind me of the dioramas displayed in Games Workshops...
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 20, 2017, 06:19:44 PM
Wow, 70 pages of pure awesomeness Ron! I am really impressed and just can't stop looking at all your projects! Your painting skills and ideas are VERY inspiring, the Force is strong with you!
Do you also have some experience in Warhammer? The way you painted the bases remind me of the dioramas displayed in Games Workshops...


Actually its more than 70 pages this is the 2nd thread his 1st one is locked due to being full. Plus he has other threads in action figures, models and scratch builds. Not too sure about the vehicle thread though.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 20, 2017, 09:29:01 PM
Wow, 70 pages of pure awesomeness Ron! I am really impressed and just can't stop looking at all your projects! Your painting skills and ideas are VERY inspiring, the Force is strong with you!
Do you also have some experience in Warhammer? The way you painted the bases remind me of the dioramas displayed in Games Workshops...

Thanks mate and I used to do commission work for people painting and basing 40K and Warhammer.

Wow, 70 pages of pure awesomeness Ron! I am really impressed and just can't stop looking at all your projects! Your painting skills and ideas are VERY inspiring, the Force is strong with you!
Do you also have some experience in Warhammer? The way you painted the bases remind me of the dioramas displayed in Games Workshops...


Actually its more than 70 pages this is the 2nd thread his 1st one is locked due to being full. Plus he has other threads in action figures, models and scratch builds. Not too sure about the vehicle thread though.

Cheers Chris and I did have a vehicle section but haven't put anything in that section for years.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: JDeck on January 22, 2017, 06:23:58 AM
      TIE fighter pilot display is really awesome. I like the paint apps on the clone trooper too, you did a while back. That looks very well done. I wanted to make a 501st version myself, I still have the clone trooper kit in my closet.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2017, 11:16:36 PM
      TIE fighter pilot display is really awesome. I like the paint apps on the clone trooper too, you did a while back. That looks very well done. I wanted to make a 501st version myself, I still have the clone trooper kit in my closet.

Thanks heaps JD as soon as I got the kit I knew I had to make a 501st trooper first.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2017, 11:35:21 PM
Hey All,

I did another Clone yesterday it made him into a Commander but of no one in particular. but I'm looking for a Wolfe sculpt so I can do him later down the track

Recipe

Trooper - is from Bandai and is built straight out of the box. He has two phase 2 helmets one with the visor up and one down, I used the head from Hasbro's Jango Fett figure and puttied the neck section then inserted a plastic tube for length then a small piece of electrical cord that I removed the wiring and that connects to the ball socket on the neck piece. The neck cover is just a piece of stocking wrapped together then glued into place.

Base - is from the kit with balsa wood sides and then a mix of sand 40%/spakfilla 50%/paint 10% was mixed together and placed over the base and while it is hardening I made to feet impressions so that the figure can be placed on the base without falling over.

Once the mix was dry I then used potty mix and covered the base and left it to dry and then it was given a wash of Vallejo's Flat Brown and German Cam Dark Green and this was spread over the potty mix to tone down the colours. I used plants from JoeFix Studios for the palm looking palnts and the spike plants and repainted and dry brushed them and the grass tufts are from Army Painter.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Sandtroopers Completed P69. 18/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 22, 2017, 11:36:24 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clone Commander Completed P70. 23/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 23, 2017, 03:52:22 AM
Really like that vizor on the bucket. Good work Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clone Commander Completed P70. 23/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2017, 01:08:43 AM
Really like that vizor on the bucket. Good work Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I wasn't sure the visor would look good but after painting the two buckets with them on I was very pleased how they turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clone Commander Completed P70. 23/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2017, 01:18:27 AM
Hi All,

Another easy build and base.

Recipe

Figure - is the Bandai FO trooper and was built straight out of the box and was painted using Vallejo and MIG paints yes I know new paints and I have found the MIGS paints are on par with Vallejo.

I have had people email and PM me as to why I am doing articulated figures and the reason is that I have a Con coming up in June and I will have a table selling my pieces and I had people ask me will there be articulated figures this year at the table and so that is why I have been doing some of them this way.

Base - is very simple it is the troopers base with balsa wood sides and then a mix of 40% sand and 60% spakfilla was mixed together with a little water and then it was spread over the base. Once dry I gave the sand a wash of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand and the small wall is a piece of high density foam and I pulled pieces of it and added spakfilla over it then painted it Vallejo Iraqui Sand and then a light wash of Vallejo Beige Brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Clone Commander Completed P70. 23/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2017, 01:19:04 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 25, 2017, 03:55:37 AM
Ron, you can read my comments on the front page. I mean em. I really, really appreciate you taking the time to document your process. You have given us a wonderful tutorial base here for all of us to draw on. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: JDeck on January 25, 2017, 01:05:56 PM
Awesome clone trooper! I'm not a big clone fan, but I like the tattooed head, and other paint apps. Very cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 25, 2017, 04:14:36 PM
Ron, you can read my comments on the front page. I mean em. I really, really appreciate you taking the time to document your process. You have given us a wonderful tutorial base here for all of us to draw on. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and glad I can help other members do dio's of their own.

Awesome clone trooper! I'm not a big clone fan, but I like the tattooed head, and other paint apps. Very cool.

Cheers JD and I was the same but they are starting to grow on me.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: larifari on January 27, 2017, 07:00:26 AM
What can i say?Pefect as always.Beautiful works Ron!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 27, 2017, 03:28:13 PM
What can i say?Pefect as always.Beautiful works Ron!!

Thanks heaps buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 28, 2017, 02:14:10 AM
Any word on making mire vids like you were doing before camera went out?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 28, 2017, 03:26:39 AM
Any word on making mire vids like you were doing before camera went out?

Hey mate, yeah I will be just over two weeks. I have two commissions I'm doing and then I'll be doing more vid tutorials.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 28, 2017, 10:42:08 PM
Awesome! Any place i can go besides these forums were I can see your older work since i cant find your website?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2017, 01:31:24 AM
Awesome! Any place i can go besides these forums were I can see your older work since i cant find your website?

Yeah mate the links are below for figure realm which as 85%-90% of my work from 2005-present and there is about 240 customs and diorama's and the other is my FB which I put everything up on that and that has a few older pics in the photo section a well to present.

And the last one is my youtube channel that has video pics and also tutorials.

https://www.facebook.com/HembleCreations/ (https://www.facebook.com/HembleCreations/)
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409 (http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8azMZDDjchII6xK7chLqg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8azMZDDjchII6xK7chLqg)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2017, 04:40:47 AM
Well Ron, I know I speak for everyone when I say we would love to see your older work posted here too if we don't have it all. I would hate to think of loosing any of your cool works due to sites going down, etc.

That and all of your work is just plain awesome.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 29, 2017, 09:44:37 PM
Well Ron, I know I speak for everyone when I say we would love to see your older work posted here too if we don't have it all. I would hate to think of loosing any of your cool works due to sites going down, etc.

That and all of your work is just plain awesome.

Hey Shawn, I will go thru and see what one I haven't posted and get them up and thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2017, 03:40:56 AM
Sweet, I will be sure to feature it too. We can call it something like blast from the past with Hemble Creations. I look forward to seeing some of your work I haven't seen yet!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 30, 2017, 07:29:12 PM
Sweet, I will be sure to feature it too. We can call it something like blast from the past with Hemble Creations. I look forward to seeing some of your work I haven't seen yet!

Hey Shawn, I was thinking that 90% of my pieces from around 2006 to present are on the link below and everyone can view them without being a member and it would easier for people to view what do you think?

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409 (http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409)

Ron
Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: krztfr on January 30, 2017, 10:46:03 PM
Since your one of the diorama gurus here... how would clear cast work for a wampa cave? What would be best to keep it from being purely clear but still translucent?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 30, 2017, 11:26:02 PM
Since your one of the diorama gurus here... how would clear cast work for a wampa cave? What would be best to keep it from being purely clear but still translucent?

Cheers mate and honestly I have never cast anything is resin but I actually did watch a youtube vid on how to make ice waterfalls and it looks pretty awesome and here are the links, I hope these help.

For the AT-AT Driver dio I did I used iceciles using Woodland Scenics Water Effects and I all did was pour it out and then spread the mixture out and once dry it goes clear and then I just add a little watered down white to it. Once the white had dried then add a little watered down dark blue to it and once that dries I just rolled them to form the ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flggwkpx1rI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flggwkpx1rI)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2017, 02:59:15 AM
Hi All,

Doing another two diorama's and it will be two Shore troopers (Officer & Sargeant) and it will be able to go together like the 3-3/4" Shore troopers I did a few weeks back.

So far the figures are 95% done and I just need to add the red symbol to the top right side of the helmet. The figures are BS 6" Shore troopers Sargeant and I converted one to a officer by removing the karma and adding thigh armour and the Sargeant's karma was removed and replaced with a cloth one.

I glued the joints and then puttied then up and then added tissue to the cloth sections and then they were painted and weathered using Vallejo and Game Workshop paints.

The bases so far are bases from the Bandai figures and they were glued together and then balsao wood frames were added.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2017, 02:59:55 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: Tamer on January 31, 2017, 03:36:30 AM

Hey Shawn, I was thinking that 90% of my pieces from around 2006 to present are on the link below and everyone can view them without being a member and it would easier for people to view what do you think?

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409 (http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409)

Ron
Ron

Leave ISY to view customs on other sites? Are you crazy? LOL, all joking aside bud, I was just thinking it would be cool to have all your work here so we would never loose it. Sites come and go as you well know.

I wasn't thinking it would be all at once either. You could share one a week or one a month till we got em all here. I could feature em as you share em. All I was thinking about was just to make sure we never loose the images or description, etc. For the betterment of future customizers!

Anyhew, I like you new dio too, two in one. Off to share that one now!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - FO Trooper - Jakku Completed P70. 25/01/17
Post by: hemble on January 31, 2017, 03:14:09 PM

Hey Shawn, I was thinking that 90% of my pieces from around 2006 to present are on the link below and everyone can view them without being a member and it would easier for people to view what do you think?

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409 (http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure?action=creator&id=409)

Ron

Leave ISY to view customs on other sites? Are you crazy? LOL, all joking aside bud, I was just thinking it would be cool to have all your work here so we would never loose it. Sites come and go as you well know.

I wasn't thinking it would be all at once either. You could share one a week or one a month till we got em all here. I could feature em as you share em. All I was thinking about was just to make sure we never loose the images or description, etc. For the betterment of future customizers!

Anyhew, I like you new dio too, two in one. Off to share that one now!

Hey Shawn, yeah good point mate and were would you like me to load them to ?

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 31/01/17
Post by: Tamer on February 01, 2017, 02:51:29 AM
You can put em in your SW or non SW section. That or create a new dio thread whichever is easier for you. I for one cannot wait to see what work of yours I haven't seen yet!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 31/01/17
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2017, 04:17:50 PM
You can put em in your SW or non SW section. That or create a new dio thread whichever is easier for you. I for one cannot wait to see what work of yours I haven't seen yet!

Hey Shawn, I'll make a new folder in the Non SW section today. Even thou there are older SW dios I'll put them in there as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 31/01/17
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2017, 04:23:59 PM
Hi All,

Hi All,
 
Started on the Palm tree for the 6" BS Shoretroopers. The trunk is a piece of card board tube with string wrapped around it and then tissue paper wrapped around and then soaked using diluted PVA glue. The palm leaves are pieces of paper cut out then painted and then washes added to them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 31/01/17
Post by: hemble on February 03, 2017, 04:30:14 PM
Hi All,

This Fett dio is for a client and he wanted Fett to be taking off firing his blaster in his right hand and the left will be the flame thrower. I built the figure (Bandai) and then glued the joints and puttied them up, he still needs more painting and weathering done to him.

The base is the one that comes with the figure and it has balsa wood sides, it is till a WIP and I then used left over plastic card, GIJoe guns, paints lids and an old power plug for the deisign.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: legion078 on February 04, 2017, 03:03:34 AM
Ron, you turn premium figures into masterpieces and even turn them into statues! I like the way you cover the joints and paint them! They look just like in the movie!
You are so hard-working on your projects that I couldn't even comment on your Phase II Clone Commander! It looks brilliant! When I started collecting in 2005 Hasbro sold many variations of Clone Trooper and Commanders and I immediately fell in love with them! I think the blue (yet unnamed) Clone Commander from the Coruscant Battle Pack is also a very interesting one!
The plants by JoeFix look amazing!

I also love your cahracter-based display stands! The AT-AT Driver and Boba Fett look incrediblly well on them! What do you use for the snow?

- Philipp
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2017, 04:18:23 AM
Ron, you turn premium figures into masterpieces and even turn them into statues! I like the way you cover the joints and paint them! They look just like in the movie!
You are so hard-working on your projects that I couldn't even comment on your Phase II Clone Commander! It looks brilliant! When I started collecting in 2005 Hasbro sold many variations of Clone Trooper and Commanders and I immediately fell in love with them! I think the blue (yet unnamed) Clone Commander from the Coruscant Battle Pack is also a very interesting one!
The plants by JoeFix look amazing!

I also love your cahracter-based display stands! The AT-AT Driver and Boba Fett look incrediblly well on them! What do you use for the snow?

- Philipp

Thanks heaps Phillip and really glad that you have been enjoying my work. The snow is just watered down spakfilla and I just keep adding water until it is like a paste consistency and then add it to the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2017, 04:18:57 AM

Hi All,

I'm 90% done with these two dios, I just need to add the vegetation and paint the sides and then a little more weathering.

The pipes/hoses ate just old electrical cord cut to size and then glued in place. the tarmac is a piece of cardboard and then I painted it and the FOD lines with Vallejo paints.

The sand was done by mixing sand/spakfilla/paint and a little water together and then it was spread over the bases.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: legion078 on February 04, 2017, 06:37:21 AM
Thank you Ron! I will try some snow effect on my next project.

The palm trees are a great idea and look awesome! Yesterday, I watched Rogue One for the second time and I am a big fan of it especially of the Battle over and on Scarif! I wish you a lot of fun with these projects! They look great already! Also a very nice idea with the old cable!

- Philipp
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2017, 08:19:58 AM
They look great Ron. I love how these go together to form a mega dio.

I could so see you doing a project with about twenty of these going together to form a monster dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2017, 05:02:39 PM
Thank you Ron! I will try some snow effect on my next project.

The palm trees are a great idea and look awesome! Yesterday, I watched Rogue One for the second time and I am a big fan of it especially of the Battle over and on Scarif! I wish you a lot of fun with these projects! They look great already! Also a very nice idea with the old cable!

- Philipp

Thanks Phillip, I have been having a great time doing these dios, The Shoretroopers are my second favourite troopers and doing the palm trees is a great challenge as I haven't done two the same yet as they all come out different.

They look great Ron. I love how these go together to form a mega dio.

I could so see you doing a project with about twenty of these going together to form a monster dio.

Cheers Shawn, I have been wanting to do these types of dios for a while now but now I have been discharged it gives me the time to do them. My two ultimate dioramas are a DS and Tatooine and they will be able to connect up together.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: krztfr on February 04, 2017, 09:02:19 PM
Man look at all those neat shapes on that Boba dio, i cant wait to see it done cuz i have those same gi joe guns i need to get rid of and didnt ever think to use them like that.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2017, 09:50:52 PM
Man look at all those neat shapes on that Boba dio, i cant wait to see it done cuz i have those same gi joe guns i need to get rid of and didnt ever think to use them like that.

Cheers mate and yeah I have a whole bunch of them so I needed to do something with them and I was actually surprised how well they look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 04, 2017, 11:49:09 PM
Hi All,

The two dios are now complete.

The foliage was done using plastic plants from a craft store, plastic plants from JoeFix Studios and tufts of grass from Army Painter.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers WIP 6 inch P72. 04/02/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 05, 2017, 06:21:12 AM
Really nice Ron. It is sure giving me an idea for you doing an epic timeline diorama with the title Star Wars in it down the road. If they ever complete all the films again. Great work and off to share this finished version.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 05, 2017, 04:41:53 PM
Really nice Ron. It is sure giving me an idea for you doing an epic timeline diorama with the title Star Wars in it down the road. If they ever complete all the films again. Great work and off to share this finished version.

Thanks heaps Shawn and the timeline diorama is an awesome idea I think I have a look and see what I can come up with.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: krztfr on February 05, 2017, 08:37:15 PM
Well since we are throwing out ideas at you, how about a padawan in a crystal cave picking out his/her crystal. I think that would be a challenge fitting for your skill level
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2017, 01:53:46 AM
Well since we are throwing out ideas at you, how about a padawan in a crystal cave picking out his/her crystal. I think that would be a challenge fitting for your skill level

I think that would be a awesome dio for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2017, 03:08:44 AM
Hi All,

Almost completed this commission piece I just need to add the smoke and flames fro the thrusters and flame thrower and also the cape and wookie braids.

The last bit will be a little weathering to Fett. I decided to go for a rusty type structure as it will work well with the smoke. The Mando skull logo's were drawn with a pencil then painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Troopers Completed 6 inch P73. 05/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2017, 03:09:16 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch WIP P73. 06/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 06, 2017, 03:30:03 AM
Wow, that already is great. I can see how cool it will be when you add the flame and smoke. Off to share this too!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch WIP P73. 06/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 06, 2017, 05:41:52 PM
Wow, that already is great. I can see how cool it will be when you add the flame and smoke. Off to share this too!

Thanks heaps Shawn and I will have more pics up hopefully by tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch WIP P73. 06/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 07, 2017, 12:01:11 AM
Hi All,

95% done with this commission, all I have to do is let the flames dry then give the whole thing a matt finish and add gloss to the visor.

The flames were done by using Woodland scenics water effects and adding paint to the effects once it dried and the smoke is cotton wool glued in place then pastel chalks were used to give it a more realistic look.

I will get my usual pics up in the next day or two.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch WIP P74. 07/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 07, 2017, 11:24:31 PM
Hi All,

The figure is done and here are my usual pics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch WIP P74. 07/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 07, 2017, 11:25:20 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch Completed P74. 08/02/17
Post by: krztfr on February 08, 2017, 12:13:21 AM
Looks great but kind of ashame to cover all those nice parts with the smoke effect
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch Completed P74. 08/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 08, 2017, 12:23:41 AM
Looks great but kind of ashame to cover all those nice parts with the smoke effect

Cheers mate and I had the smoke whooshing around the parts but it just didn't look right so I had to add more smoke to give it a more realistic look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch Completed P74. 08/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 08, 2017, 03:22:45 AM
Those flame effects look real Ron! Fantastic. Overall just a great project. I think the smoke looks pretty convincing too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch Completed P74. 08/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 08, 2017, 03:52:08 PM
Those flame effects look real Ron! Fantastic. Overall just a great project. I think the smoke looks pretty convincing too. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett Dio 6 inch Completed P74. 08/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 10, 2017, 10:46:59 PM
Hi All,
 
This is one of a few project is for a client and she wanted half a AT-AT foot with a little bit of leg as well. As you can see I've done the base of the foot using foam board and I will be covering it with either cardboard or plastic still haven't decided yet.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 11/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2017, 04:44:33 AM
Daggone you Ron, you know I am gonna want one of these!  Looks awesome to start. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 11/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 11, 2017, 04:13:12 PM
Daggone you Ron, you know I am gonna want one of these!  Looks awesome to start. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and LOL I knew you were going to say that.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 11/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 13, 2017, 03:07:02 AM
Hi All,

The AT-AT foot/leg is taking shape, I have done it all so far with foam board and now will start doing the filling and sanding which should take a day or two.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 11/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 13, 2017, 03:08:17 AM
Hi All,

Besides doing the AT-AT foot I amd also doing small dio's for the Local Con that is happening in June.
 
This dio will depict a Sandtrooper in front of a door, I did the frame using high denisty foam and plastic card. I covered the ground and building using a mix of sand/spakfilla and paint, I now need to paint the sand and walls and then weather both the dio and figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 13, 2017, 05:08:43 AM
Wow Ron, I am loving that AT-AT foot. Make sure you are ready to make a second! I am guessing this is what we were gonna do the one time. It looks fantastic. Time to share both of these great projects.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2017, 12:35:54 AM
Wow Ron, I am loving that AT-AT foot. Make sure you are ready to make a second! I am guessing this is what we were gonna do the one time. It looks fantastic. Time to share both of these great projects.

Hey Shawn, thanks heaps mate and it was and let me know when you want one buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 14, 2017, 03:10:15 AM
Consider yourself notified!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2017, 04:25:19 PM
Consider yourself notified!

LOL, cool mate I'll PM you with a price or trade.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2017, 07:40:20 PM
Hi All,

Finished this one.

The Trooper is built straight out off the box and I used stockings to cover the joints and painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

The base is the troopers base and I used high denisty foam and the door is foam with plastic card. The control is made from pieces of plastic card, the wall and sand was done using a mix of spakfilla and sand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT foot and leg WIP P74. 13/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 14, 2017, 07:42:47 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 15, 2017, 02:56:31 AM
You Sandtrooper Dio looks great. Off to share.

And yes we will get something figured out for that AT-AT Dio for sure.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 15, 2017, 03:07:16 PM
You Sandtrooper Dio looks great. Off to share.

And yes we will get something figured out for that AT-AT Dio for sure.

Cheers Shawn and sent you a PM mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 16, 2017, 03:24:11 AM
Checked my pms, not seeing anythng, but oh yeah count me in!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2017, 03:50:46 AM
Checked my pms, not seeing anythng, but oh yeah count me in!

Cool mate and got your FB pm and just replied.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2017, 03:52:20 AM
Hi All,

While the filler is drying on the AT-AT foot I thought I would get this dio complete. It is 90% done I just need to add mud and do some weathering and then get the usual pics which will have the recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: JDeck on February 16, 2017, 05:00:37 PM
Wow, thats really awesome. Like those trees.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2017, 05:06:12 PM
Wow, thats really awesome. Like those trees.

Thanks heaps JD and I will have my usual pics up shortly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2017, 05:20:46 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual pics please enjoy.

Recipe.

AT-ST & figures- is from Bandai and has been built straight out of the box. The figures are from the Imperial Assualt box set and the troopers are been modified.

Base - is high density foam and cut out and the trees have been done by using aluminium foil and then spakfilla was used to cover the foil and a wide brush was used to make the bark. The branches are from Woodland Scenics, I also used woodland Scenics for the smaller trees.

The ground work is spakfilla mixed with dirt and then spread across the base and once dry I used a mix of static grass, ground up leaves, dirt, railway model foam clumps and blended the lot together and glued to the base. The mud is a mix of spakfilla and paint and it was dapped over the base and once dry I used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to give it a more wet look.

The undergrowth is from a company called MiniNatur and also Army Painter and once applied to the base it was sprayed with Matt Sealant.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Sandtrooper Dio Completed P75. 15/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 16, 2017, 05:21:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 17, 2017, 03:24:42 AM
Wow, I can see what I missed yesterday. Cool looking project Ron, off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 17, 2017, 03:38:09 AM
Wow, I can see what I missed yesterday. Cool looking project Ron, off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, it's amazing what you can get built when you are waiting for filler to dry on a AT-AT foot.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: Road Warrior on February 17, 2017, 04:04:37 PM
Man! - everyone has been so busy since I was on here last. Great job mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 17, 2017, 04:18:15 PM
Man! - everyone has been so busy since I was on here last. Great job mate!

Cheers mate and yeah being semi retired as it's advantages.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 18, 2017, 06:10:22 AM
Yeah, those ole AT-AT Feet can be time consuming I bet! LOL!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on February 18, 2017, 07:28:52 AM
Great job Ron!
One of your best dios so far. The vegetation is awesome.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 18, 2017, 03:50:11 PM
Yeah, those ole AT-AT Feet can be time consuming I bet! LOL!

They can be at that LOL, or it's just that I'm very anal and a perfectionist LOL.

Great job Ron!
One of your best dios so far. The vegetation is awesome.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Patrol Dio Completed P75. 17/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 19, 2017, 04:20:37 AM
Hi All,
 
Here's another little WIP project and I used a Matchbox Falcon and repainted it. The asteriods are foil and spakfilla has been used to cover them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio WIP P76. 19/02/17
Post by: legion078 on February 19, 2017, 09:44:05 AM
Wow, what a cool idea! I didn't even know Matchbox produced Star Wars...the Falcon looks great between these asteroids - very nice idea! I guess they're pretty light since you used foild for them.
 
And I wasn't even able to comment on your latest Endor dio! Ron, I am missing words. Not only did you work out the models by Bandai perfectly, but the dio itself looks as if you shrinked the Redwoods, indeed! Amazing! Two hours ago I also started my next Mini Dio project, which is also from Endor!

- Philipp
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio WIP P76. 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 19, 2017, 03:30:20 PM
Wow, what a cool idea! I didn't even know Matchbox produced Star Wars...the Falcon looks great between these asteroids - very nice idea! I guess they're pretty light since you used foild for them.
 
And I wasn't even able to comment on your latest Endor dio! Ron, I am missing words. Not only did you work out the models by Bandai perfectly, but the dio itself looks as if you shrinked the Redwoods, indeed! Amazing! Two hours ago I also started my next Mini Dio project, which is also from Endor!

- Philipp

Thanks heaps Phillip and glad you have been enjoying the dio's, I was surprised as well when I saw it at TRU and they make other vehicles as well. The Falcon isn't move accurate but it does look nice once it's painted up and the dio is very light indeed.

I look forward to seeing your mini dio that you are doing.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio WIP P76. 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2017, 04:16:07 AM
Hi All,

Here's the usual pics please enjoy. I also did a little photo shop and got rid of the rods under the asteroids.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio WIP P76. 19/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2017, 04:16:53 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 20, 2017, 07:17:34 AM
Wow Ron. I didn't even know you had this project in the works and now it is finished. It looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 20, 2017, 03:56:07 PM
Wow Ron. I didn't even know you had this project in the works and now it is finished. It looks great. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and yeah I have a few little one-two day projects I have to do but I got to get back to the AT-AT foot and get that done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 21, 2017, 03:24:51 AM
Oh you know I am anxious to see how you finish up that foot. No doubt it will be great!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 21, 2017, 11:19:25 PM
Oh you know I am anxious to see how you finish up that foot. No doubt it will be great!

I know you are LOL and I did the final sanding last night and will spray it now to see if I missed anywhere or a little touch up might be needed. I also ordered your AT-AT driver and waiting on materials to arrive for yous.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 22, 2017, 03:26:12 AM
Sounds like progress!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 23, 2017, 11:56:02 PM
Sounds like progress!

Yeah, it is. I just need to redesign the foot and I will start on your.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 23, 2017, 11:57:05 PM

Hi All,

This Jawa is for the same client that I'm doing the AT-AT foot for.

Recipe

Jawa - has a body from an old Madelman figure I got off ebay and I removed the lower legs and added boots from a old 6" figure I had in the parts box.

The head was from an old Call of duty WW2 figure and I cut the nose and ears off then I used thin lining model tape and wrapped it around the head and boots.

Once the tape was done I then used tissue paper and attached it to the head and boots using watered down PVA glue. The eyes are two elbow pins I took of an old arm that I had in the bits box.

The robe was from the Hasbro 6" Obi Wan Kenobi and I cut it down and repainted it and the bandolier weapon holsetr and belt are pieces of leather. The bandolier pouches are from the Bandai Sandtrooper shoulder ammo puuch and the rest of the pouches are from the Bandai Sandtrooper and other old figures.

The weapons are pieces of Bandai Sandtrooper weapons cut and attached to the desired look and the power supply is from the Bandai Deathtrooper and the connector/wire at the bottom the power supply is from a 1/6th scale WW2 German head set.

Base - is from Bandai with balsa wood sides and the sand is a mix of spakfilla/sand/paint and spread over the base and the Protocol Droid is the Bandai C3PO left over parts.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Dio Completed P76. 20/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 23, 2017, 11:57:39 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa P77. 24/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 24, 2017, 02:59:48 AM
Looks good Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa P77. 24/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 24, 2017, 04:44:14 AM
Looks good Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, and I worked out the foot problem and I get pics of how the foot is looking up tomorrow night..

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jawa P77. 24/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2017, 03:59:51 AM
Hi All,

85% done I just need to do a few little extra details and then do the base. I filled in the gaps with spakfilla and then once sanded I then used a cereal box to cover the foot and leg, I used 1/35 scale parts for the greeblies.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 25/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2017, 06:48:55 AM
Ron ole pal I am loving this one. Daggone that looks good. Your client is probably absolutely stoked right now. it looks perfect to me. off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 25/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 25, 2017, 04:17:19 PM
Ron ole pal I am loving this one. Daggone that looks good. Your client is probably absolutely stoked right now. it looks perfect to me. off to share.

Hey Shawn, thanks mate and the new alterations on it look heaps better now. Yeah the client is stoked so far and she can't wait to till she gets it in hand.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 25/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 26, 2017, 12:11:11 AM
Hi All,

 The foot/leg is now painted and just needs some minor weathering done to it. The ground work has been built up using air dry clay and the foil around the foot is were the snow has been kicked up by the foot and the larger foil pieces will be rocks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 26/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 26, 2017, 01:47:54 AM
Hi All,

I have covered the rocks with spakfilla and then used a baby wipe to get rid of the pointy parts like I did for the asteriods on the Falcon dio. Once dry they will be painted and weathered then the snow will be added to them and the base.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 26/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2017, 06:26:28 AM
Pretty cool to see how you are doing all these small details. Off to share the latest Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 26/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 26, 2017, 04:38:17 PM
Pretty cool to see how you are doing all these small details. Off to share the latest Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 26/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 03:26:07 AM
Hi All,

The AT-AT foot and figure are now done. I painted the rocks Vallejo Matt Black and then a light dry brush of Vallejo Sky Grey.

The snow was done using watered down spakfilla and I kept adding water until the spakfilla is a paste type consistency. It was then spread over the base and foot and while it is drying I use a lightly damp baby wipe and press very softly on the spakfilla to give it a more natural look.

The client wanted the AT-AT driver articulated which is just a repaint which I used Vallejo paints the hardest part was the armour which is a light grey which I mixed Vallejo Sky grey and matt white until I got the colour to match the armour.

I will hopefully get my usual out door pics tomorrow if I get out of hopsital early after a procedure I have.


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P77. 26/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 03:26:43 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P78. 27/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 27, 2017, 03:30:57 AM
Sweet Ron. I like it very much! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P78. 27/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 10:07:21 PM
Sweet Ron. I like it very much! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, I will have the usual pics up shortly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P78. 27/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 10:08:45 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P78. 27/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 10:09:34 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot WIP P78. 27/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 27, 2017, 10:10:47 PM
last 2, I put some unpainted Snowtroopers on as you can't have a hoth dio without them.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot Completed P78. 28/02/17
Post by: Tamer on February 28, 2017, 02:55:58 AM
Ron, needless to say I think this is fantastic. Way to bring it home. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot Completed P78. 28/02/17
Post by: hemble on February 28, 2017, 03:43:25 AM
Ron, needless to say I think this is fantastic. Way to bring it home. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Foot Completed P78. 28/02/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 03:23:28 AM
Hi All,

Almost done with these two quick dios, I repainted Han and Chewie BS 6" and left the articulation on them, the bases are form Bandai with balsa wood sides and the foot plating is some old rubber 1/35th scale WW2 German Panther tracks and the bases are made so they can stand aloone your together.

The tubes are just some old wiring I had in the parts box and the sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand. I just need to add weathering to the base and I will have my usual pics tomorrow

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 01, 2017, 03:44:15 AM
I love this connect a dios theme. They look great Ron. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 01:52:16 PM
I love this connect a dios theme. They look great Ron. Off to share the latest.

Hey Shawn, yeah I'm really enjoying these 2 in 1 dios and I have a few more to do and thanks for the kind words.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on March 01, 2017, 03:37:08 PM
Trying to play catch up again , The At-At foot with the driver is Epic !  Outstanding  work !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 06:20:10 PM
Trying to play catch up again , The At-At foot with the driver is Epic !  Outstanding  work !

Cheers mate and it gets like that sometimes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:40:49 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual out door pics for Han and Chewie.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:41:34 PM
Chewie.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:42:31 PM
Han and Chewie
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:43:15 PM
Han and Chewie.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:44:11 PM
Solo close up
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie WIP P78. 01/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 01, 2017, 11:44:55 PM
Chewie close up last 3.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 02, 2017, 03:24:42 AM
What can I say other than it looks fantastic. I think it is pretty cool how you design these to be stand alone and then put together. You get the best of both worlds. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 02, 2017, 03:58:56 AM
What can I say other than it looks fantastic. I think it is pretty cool how you design these to be stand alone and then put together. You get the best of both worlds. Off to share.

As always Shawn I really appreciate the kind words mate thank you. I am also really enjoying doing these dio's and I have a lot more idea's and I'll post the usual WIP pics and the end results once I start doing more.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: larifari on March 03, 2017, 03:50:37 PM
"All time Fav"  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 03, 2017, 05:23:21 PM
"All time Fav"  ;)

Cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 04, 2017, 11:44:10 PM
Hi All,

Did another 2 in 1 dio this time C-3PO & R2-D2. The figures are both from Bandai and built straight out of the box and they were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

The base is the stands that come with the kits and I used balsa wood for the edges. The small moisture vaporator and storage unit were done by using soft drink lids, charger cords, plastic card and deodorant lids.

The sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand and once dry the base was painted and weathered using Vallejo Piants and Pastel Chalks

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 04, 2017, 11:44:52 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 04, 2017, 11:45:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 04, 2017, 11:46:07 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Han/Chewie Complteed P79. 02/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 04, 2017, 11:46:41 PM
last 4.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 06, 2017, 02:58:19 AM
Hi All,

WIP of the next 2 in 1 dio will be Stormtrooper's Jedha Patrol. The bases have been made using foam board, high denisty foam and balsa.

The first Jedha Trooper is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and the pauldron is from the Bandai Deathtrooper kit. The back pack was made using the Bandai Sandtrooper back pack. I removed the connectors from the harness and then made the cylinders using plastic tube.

The roll and haver sack were made using some old pieces of cloth and the straps are done using tape and the buckles are from some 1/35th scale resin container doors and the little antenna was made using some thin wire.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2017, 03:59:55 AM
Wow, a lot of work in here. Let me go get that R3 and 3PO Dio on the right pages. I will be sure to showcase that Jedha patrol dio soon too. Nice work all around Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 06, 2017, 03:43:07 PM
Wow, a lot of work in here. Let me go get that R3 and 3PO Dio on the right pages. I will be sure to showcase that Jedha patrol dio soon too. Nice work all around Ron!

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll have more Jedha WIP pics soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: krztfr on March 06, 2017, 09:01:38 PM
Come one make an AT-ST in an alley way. 6" would be awesome but the Bandai AT-ST would be cool too and easier
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 07, 2017, 03:44:42 AM
Jedha Patrol on the front pages. I am liking the look of this one too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 08, 2017, 03:19:50 AM
Jedha Patrol on the front pages. I am liking the look of this one too.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I'll have a WIP update shortly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 08, 2017, 03:20:47 AM
Hi All,

Little more work done on the Jedha Patrol dio. I covered the walls using a mix of spakfilla and sand and added a little paint to the mix as it is easier to piant.

The machinery were built using a plumber PVC pipe connection and a deodorant spary lid. The small pieces are from the Bandai sandtrooper back pack and the ends sections are from the left over connection sprue.

The other machinery is a asthma spray container with the muzzle of the T-21 light repeating blaster from the Bandai sandtrooper kit. The longer piece is barrels from the same sandtrooper kit.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - C-3PO & R2-D2 Completed P79. 05/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 08, 2017, 03:21:24 AM
last 4
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 08/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 08, 2017, 03:25:29 AM
Sweet, that is already over the top. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 08/03/17
Post by: JDeck on March 08, 2017, 02:08:30 PM
Awesome dios Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 08/03/17
Post by: Forceflow on March 09, 2017, 04:44:03 AM
Love it when recycled bits and bobs come together. Looks straight out of Rogue One!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 08/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 09, 2017, 03:21:31 PM
Hi All,

Sweet, that is already over the top. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Awesome dios Ron!

Cheers JD

Love it when recycled bits and bobs come together. Looks straight out of Rogue One!

Thanks mate and my wife thinks I'm nuts as I get her to save all the lids.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 08/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 08:23:24 PM
Hi All,

I have done more to the Jedha Dio, I have I painted and also done some little weathering using Vallejo paints. The sand is a mix of spakfilla, sand and a small amount of paint.

I have also done the second trooper and he's back pack and just need to the paint and weather them and also the dios.

The back pack was made using plastic card, pieces of scrap model parts, BS 6" Farm boy Luke bino and parts from the Bandai Sandtrooper back packs.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:33:15 PM
Hi All,

New 2 in 1 Jedha Patrol dio completed.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Bandai and built straight out of the box and have the Bandai Death Trooper pauldrons added to them.

The orange pauldron trooper's back pack was made using a harness section from the Bandai Sandtrooper and the middle section was done using plastic card and plastic tube. The roll and haver sack are made using cloth and then straps are modelers tape and the buckles are some 1/35 resin pieces from a 40ft container.

The white pauldron trooper's pack was also made using the Bnadai Sandtrooper harness and then I used plastic card, 1/35 WW2 Sherman tank peice, BS 6" farm boy Luke's bino's, fly screen and other pieces from the Bandai Sandtrooper and Deathtrooper.

The bases were made using the stands that come with the figure kits and then balsa wood was used for the sides. The back walls were made using foam board and high density foam, I ripped off pieces of high density foam to simulate wear and tear and then used a pen to make the stones.

Once the stones were drawn I used spakilla for the walls and the sand. The machinery is some old plumber PVC pipe connection I had and a deodorant lid a asthma spray and parts form the Sandtrooper weapons.

Once everything was done the figures and base were weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:33:52 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:34:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:35:09 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:35:58 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio WIP P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 10, 2017, 10:36:22 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio Complete P80. 11/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 11, 2017, 06:23:17 AM
Ron, you can read my comments about you on the front page. Awesome stuff. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio Complete P80. 11/03/17
Post by: JDeck on March 11, 2017, 02:06:03 PM
Very nicely done! Your the ace, especially with these desert dios. Mine never come out that great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio Complete P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2017, 04:20:53 AM
Hi All,

Ron, you can read my comments about you on the front page. Awesome stuff. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and your materials arrive Thursday and I'll be starting your dio as of the 18th March.

Very nicely done! Your the ace, especially with these desert dios. Mine never come out that great.

Thanks heaps JD and don't sell yourself short buddy you do excellent dio's.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio Complete P80. 11/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 12, 2017, 04:22:22 AM
Hi All,

New WIP pics of the next dio.

This one will be of a Rebel Hoth turret which has been hit by Imperial fire and a Snow trooper checking it out.

The Turret so far is plumbers PVC pipe and plastic card which will the main material on this build.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedha Patrol dio Complete P80. 11/03/17
Post by: JDeck on March 12, 2017, 05:26:28 AM


Very nicely done! Your the ace, especially with these desert dios. Mine never come out that great.

Thanks heaps JD and don't sell yourself short buddy you do excellent dio's.

Ron
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  Yeah I'm satisfied with my work, but deserts are my Achilles heel. The sand plaster paint  mixture is a delicate balance.
  The  Hoth Turret dio is going to be awesome, great idea.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 12/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 12, 2017, 05:36:40 AM
A Hoth Turret Project? Really Ron daggone you! You are killing me with these Hoth Projects. Love the way it looks so far. I can't wait to see what you do with another AT-AT Dio too. Off to share the latest. I sure hope I don't want one of these too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 12/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2017, 04:08:55 AM
Hi All,

A Hoth Turret Project? Really Ron daggone you! You are killing me with these Hoth Projects. Love the way it looks so far. I can't wait to see what you do with another AT-AT Dio too. Off to share the latest. I sure hope I don't want one of these too.

Hey Shawn, thanks heaps mate and I knew you would start drooling over this project LOL. I already have plans on your AT-AT foot mate and I don't think your going to be disappointed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 12/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 13, 2017, 04:09:29 AM
Hi All,

Did some work on the turret and I have started using foam board for the bottom section of the turret and the turret it self.

I have given the turret edges a angle to it and I need to now fill and sand it and also the bottom section and then start adding the details.

I also removed the soft plastic skirt section to add a cloth one and also sanded the top of the helmet so it actually more rounded.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 14, 2017, 06:03:43 AM
Ron, what can I say. I am gonna have a hard time not wanting one of these too, but keep up the great work. Back to the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 14, 2017, 02:50:56 PM
Ron, what can I say. I am gonna have a hard time not wanting one of these too, but keep up the great work. Back to the front page.

Cheers Shawn glad you like it mate and thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 14, 2017, 02:51:30 PM
Hi All,

While the glue and filler is drying I decided to start on a single figure dio which is Obi Wan Kenobi ANH.

The figure is the Hasbro BS 6" and I covered him except the elbows with a dried baby wipe which was attached using PVA GLUE.

The belt is leather the buckle is palstic card and the studs are plastic as well, I reused the hook which was on the figure and used a thin piece of leather to conect it.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 14, 2017, 09:22:56 PM
Hi All,
 
Have painted Kenobi's head and I used Vallejo paints and I'll give it one more minor wash once it's on the body.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 14, 2017, 10:32:34 PM
Hi All,

Kenobi is done.

The robe I picked up from ebay, juts type in 1:12 star wars customs and you should get a few of them up from a gentleman in maylasia.

The base is a Bandai stand with balsa wood sides and plastic crad for the floor and I sprayed the floor gloss black.

Now back to sanding :)

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Hoth Rebel Turret WIP P81. 14/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 14, 2017, 10:33:10 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi Complete P82. 15/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 15, 2017, 05:59:59 AM
Drastic improvement on what Hasbro created Ron. Love the base too. Off to share your latest. I didn't even know you had started a new project!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi Complete P82. 15/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 15, 2017, 02:51:52 PM
Hi All,

Drastic improvement on what Hasbro created Ron. Love the base too. Off to share your latest. I didn't even know you had started a new project!

Hey Shawn, yeah I did this one in between filling and sanding the turret which I'm nearly done and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi Complete P82. 15/03/17
Post by: Forceflow on March 15, 2017, 04:06:12 PM
Ron, you're more machine than man, putting out this much stuff while other stuff dries. That stand goes nicely with him, very Death Star-ish.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi Complete P82. 15/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 15, 2017, 04:32:08 PM
Ron, you're more machine than man, putting out this much stuff while other stuff dries. That stand goes nicely with him, very Death Star-ish.

Thanks heaps mate and this only took 4 hours all up so it's a pretty quick build.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kenobi Complete P82. 15/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 16, 2017, 06:41:29 PM
Hi All,

While I'm waiting for materials to arrive for the Hoth Turret dio I decided to start another 2 in 1 dio and this time it Deathtroopers on Scarif.

The Figures are from Bandai and are built straight out of the box and the base is the stands that come with the kits. I used balsa wood for the sides and then used plastic card for the tarmac and the crates are made using resin pieces from a 1/35 container set.

The sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand, next up will be weather the base and the crates and add a little weathering to the figures.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 17, 2017, 03:16:16 AM
Looks good. Off to share.

Getting antsy on that Hoth Turret! I can't wait to see how that one turns out.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2017, 03:51:16 AM
Hi All,

Looks good. Off to share.

Getting antsy on that Hoth Turret! I can't wait to see how that one turns out.

Thanks as always Shawn and I'm getting more materials tomorrow and I have more pics tomorrow night.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 17, 2017, 04:26:26 AM
Hi All,
 
I have completed the Deathtrooper 2 in 1 dio and I will get my usual outdoor pics up tomorrow with full recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2017, 03:28:05 AM
Hi All,
 
Here are the Death Trooper 2 in 1 dio please enjoy.

Recipe

Death Troopers - The Figures are from Bandai and are built straight out of the box and were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and pastels.

Base -  are the stands that come with the kits, I used balsa wood for the sides and then used plastic card for the tarmac and the crates are made using resin pieces from a 1/35 40ft container set and the sand is a mix of spakfilla and sand, and the tufts of grass are from Army Painter.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2017, 03:28:45 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2017, 03:29:27 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif WIP P82. 17/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2017, 03:30:06 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif Completed P82. 18/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 18, 2017, 06:52:33 AM
Looks good Ron. Off to share the finished project with the world.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif Completed P82. 18/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 18, 2017, 03:51:31 PM
Hi All,

Looks good Ron. Off to share the finished project with the world.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif Completed P82. 18/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2017, 04:04:08 AM
Hi All,

Added more details to the turret and also gave it a undercoat before I start painting and weathering it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Deathtroopers on Scarif Completed P82. 18/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2017, 04:04:33 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 19, 2017, 04:57:01 AM
Well that looks pretty daggone tough to me Ron. Off to share.

Man, so awesome!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on March 19, 2017, 08:16:19 AM
I'm sure, this is going to be another masterpiece.
I can't wait to see the finished dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2017, 05:33:59 PM
Hi All,

Well that looks pretty daggone tough to me Ron. Off to share.

Man, so awesome!

Thanks heaps Shawn and it's not movie accurate but you know me I like to do my own variations when I build things like this.

I'm sure, this is going to be another masterpiece.
I can't wait to see the finished dio.

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2017, 10:55:53 PM

Hi All,

While paint is drying on the Hoth turret I decided to make a small Endor dio.

Recipe

Scout Troopers - are from the Star Wars Command Endor Attack figure set and are roughly 1/35th scale and were painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Base is a Bandai Snow speeder stand with balsa wood sides, I used a branch I found in the back yard and the moss on the tree is some model railway grass.

The dirt is a mix of spakfilla, dirt and a little bit of mulch and mixed together and while mixing I added a little water and some dark brown paint. Once the mix was done a just started spreading it over the base.

The small grass tufts and the thicker brush are from miniNatur, The ferns are from MIGS and the small tree's are from Woodland Scenics.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 19, 2017, 10:56:38 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2017, 02:33:38 AM
 pretty sweet Ron. Very nice. Off to share.

Man, you never let any time go idle do you?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 20, 2017, 03:46:23 AM
Hi All,

pretty sweet Ron. Very nice. Off to share.

Man, you never let any time go idle do you?

Cheers Shawn and LOL not really, I have the local Con in June and I want a minimum of 60 dios/figures to sell and I have 46 done already so a few more to go LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 21, 2017, 02:08:45 AM
It seems you will be ready to go by next week then. Awesome work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 21, 2017, 03:39:25 AM
It seems you will be ready to go by next week then. Awesome work Ron.

Yeah fingers crossed I will and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 19/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 21, 2017, 03:40:12 AM
Hi All,

The dio is 80% complete I just need to weather the generator and then do the snow. The Generator was made using plastic sheet, plastic tube and 1/35th tank parts. The power cords are old pieces of an old aircon which I used the cord.

The Snowtrooper has had the joints glued and covered and I added tissue paper to the cloth area's of the uniform. I need to paint and weather the trooper and once the snow is done attach him


Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 22, 2017, 01:41:28 AM
Looks great to me Ron. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 02:56:10 AM
Hi All,

Looks great to me Ron. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 02:56:46 AM
Hi All,

The Rebel turret dio is complete and I will have the usual pics tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: legion078 on March 22, 2017, 01:04:21 PM
Ron, it's just unbelievable how MUCH you create...all at the same time! I don't even know where to start - I should start with checking the yards daily...or even hourly!

Nice idea with the 6" Hoth dio! The new Snowtrooper is a nice occasion to dedicate it a diorama!
I like the turret a lot! You put a lot of detial onto it!

And your Endor dio...as said before: I can't imagine a closer recreation of the Redwoods!
I can't stop marvelling at your skills mate!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 06:17:16 PM
Ron, it's just unbelievable how MUCH you create...all at the same time! I don't even know where to start - I should start with checking the yards daily...or even hourly!

Nice idea with the 6" Hoth dio! The new Snowtrooper is a nice occasion to dedicate it a diorama!
I like the turret a lot! You put a lot of detial onto it!

And your Endor dio...as said before: I can't imagine a closer recreation of the Redwoods!
I can't stop marvelling at your skills mate!

Thanks heaps mate and yeah when the Snow Trooper came out I knew I had to make a dio using him.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 06:21:31 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor, please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret WIP P83. 21/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 06:22:12 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 06:22:54 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 22, 2017, 06:23:32 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret Complete P84. 23/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2017, 02:28:50 AM
Blows me away Ron. So awesome! So gonna share it and try to leave better comments later.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret Complete P84. 23/03/17
Post by: larifari on March 23, 2017, 11:45:03 AM
Beautiful works of quality, as always!  ;)
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret Complete P84. 23/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 23, 2017, 03:22:42 PM
Blows me away Ron. So awesome! So gonna share it and try to leave better comments later.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Beautiful works of quality, as always!  ;)

Cheers Buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rebel Hoth Turret Complete P84. 23/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 23, 2017, 10:56:41 PM

Hi All,

Here are two 1:48 scale WIP dio's I'm doing at the same time.

One is Vader and Kenobi fighting on the DS and the other is a Sandtrooper Patrol with a dewback.

All figures are from the Star Wars game Imperial assualt and the only mods I did were to the sandtroopers.

The trooper on the dewback has had his lefy arm repositioned so he is looking thru the bino and I removed the bent prodder and replaced it with a length of plastic.

The sanding trooper also upper torso comes with the dewback set and I opted for him to be standing and got another set of legs and repositioned them so that one leg is up on a stone.

The Vader and Kenobi figures will be left as they are but removed from their bases. The back wall design is done by using a pencil and a ruler and lightly pushing into the foam.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi & Dewback dios 1:48 WIP P84. 24/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 24, 2017, 11:20:33 AM
Gonna be nice ones Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi & Dewback dios 1:48 WIP P84. 24/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 24, 2017, 04:52:24 PM
Gonna be nice ones Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I'll more WIP pics up later tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi & Dewback dios 1:48 WIP P84. 24/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 25, 2017, 09:47:48 PM
Hi All,
 
Here are the usual out door pics for Vader and Kenobi and will have the dewback dio up tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi & Dewback dios 1:48 WIP P84. 24/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 25, 2017, 09:48:40 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi Dio 1:48 Completed P84. 26/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 26, 2017, 05:27:41 AM
Ron that looks great. Man, that Death Star Floor has a very high sheen. Just perfect. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi Dio 1:48 Completed P84. 26/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2017, 04:28:41 PM
Ron that looks great. Man, that Death Star Floor has a very high sheen. Just perfect. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and the floor had three coats of gloss black to get the shine.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader/Kenobi Dio 1:48 Completed P84. 26/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 26, 2017, 07:42:41 PM
Hi All,

The wife got me four Bandai Shoretrooper kits for my bday and I decided to start on them. The first one is articulated and will be a Captain, I painted the colours instead of using the decals and painted the paints and boots as well.

The only decals I did use was the one on the helmet and the one on his chest plate just below the blue section on his left side. All I need to do now is weather him and make a base for him.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 27/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 27, 2017, 02:30:49 AM
Looks good to me Ron. Nice Bday present. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 27/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2017, 05:10:19 PM
Looks good to me Ron. Nice Bday present. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and it was indeed, the wife is great as I got all SW stuff for my bday so I was one happy chappy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 27/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2017, 05:19:15 PM
Hi All,

I have done the matt black wash and just need to do some minor weathering and then build the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 27/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 27, 2017, 05:19:57 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2017, 02:45:20 AM
Nice, he is really popping now. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 03:12:39 AM
Hi All,

Nice, he is really popping now. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 03:14:41 AM
Hi All,

The Shore trooper captain figure/dio is complete and here are some shots until I get the usual pics and recipe up tomorrow.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 05:48:29 PM
Hi All,

Recipe

Trooper - is from Bandai and was built straight out of the box and it was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is two stands that come with the Bandai figures and I used balsa wood for the edges. The concrete was done using thin cardboard from and cereal box and it was lightly sanded and then painted and weathered.

The equipment was made using plumbers PVC screw connections and lids from yogurt squeeze tubes and fabric softer bottle lid. The rest of the materials were done using different types of plastic card and tubes.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 05:50:06 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 05:52:29 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual pics for the 1:48 scale sandtroopers.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain WIP P85. 28/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 28, 2017, 05:53:06 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: krztfr on March 28, 2017, 09:09:39 PM
As cool and awesome as your dio's are, Im always more amazed by the machines you able to come up with with scrap parts.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 01:20:52 AM
Hi All,

As cool and awesome as your dio's are, Im always more amazed by the machines you able to come up with with scrap parts.

Thanks heaps mate and yeah my wife hates me as I will take lids before the bottles are empty so I can make things with them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2017, 05:41:14 AM
Ron, both new posts look great. Man you can sure paint small too. Off to share both updates. Sure wish my wife would get my bandai for my BDay!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 03:13:35 PM
Hi All,

Ron, both new posts look great. Man you can sure paint small too. Off to share both updates. Sure wish my wife would get my bandai for my BDay!

Thanks heaps Shawn and glasses do help with the small miniatures that is for sure. Yeah I'm very lucky she actually gets me what's on my bday or xmas list.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 10:47:08 PM
Hi All,

Completed this R2D2 and R5D4, 2 in 1 dio this morning.

Recipe

Droids - are from Bandai and built staright out of the box and they were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks.

Bases - are done using balsa wood and the sand is a mix of spakfilla/sand/paint/PVA glue and then I roughly sanded the bases so that the mix would adhere.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shore Trooper Captain Completed P85. 29/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 10:47:42 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 10:48:24 PM
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Post by: hemble on March 29, 2017, 10:48:56 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: krztfr on March 29, 2017, 10:51:27 PM
What! No Sandcrawler background piece?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2017, 01:32:42 AM
Hi All,

What! No Sandcrawler background piece?

LOL yeah I know mate I'm getting slack in my old age.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 30, 2017, 02:23:30 AM
They look pretty nice to me Ron. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 30, 2017, 03:55:40 PM
They look pretty nice to me Ron. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 31, 2017, 03:40:31 AM
Hi All,
 
Started this dio this morning and just need to weather the figure a little and do the water section where the right foot is. I will have the recipe when I complete the dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - R2D2 &R5D4 2 IN 1 Dio Completed P86. 30/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 31, 2017, 03:40:59 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P86. 31/03/17
Post by: Tamer on March 31, 2017, 05:33:58 AM
Daggone Ron, it looks real. Off to share. You are really doing some great work this month. Thanks for always brightening up our pages bud!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P86. 31/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 31, 2017, 03:43:02 PM
Hi All,

Daggone Ron, it looks real. Off to share. You are really doing some great work this month. Thanks for always brightening up our pages bud!

My pleasure Shawn and thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P86. 31/03/17
Post by: hemble on March 31, 2017, 03:53:20 PM
Hi All,

I have poured the water for the dio using Woodland Scenics realistic water and will have to let itsit for about 48 hrs for it to dry. Once it dries that misty white will turn clear and look like water.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 01/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2017, 05:57:31 AM
Wow that looks good Ron. I can see it is already very realistic looking. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 01/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 01, 2017, 04:45:59 PM
Hi All,

Wow that looks good Ron. I can see it is already very realistic looking. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it's almost cleared and I'll get pics up today of how it is going.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 01/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 01, 2017, 09:50:55 PM
Hi All,

The water has almost dried and become clear. Tomorrow I'll be able to add the muddy water were the foot is and a little weathering on the figure and it will be done.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 12:04:14 AM
Hi All,

While the Scout Trooper Endor dio water section has been drying I started on another 2 in 1 dio and this one is a Tatooine one.

The base is foam board and balsa wood and has balsa frame underneath. The walls are also done with foam board and will have a spakfilla endering before teh sand ground work goes down.

The moisture evaporator is almost done and has been painted and weathered before going on the base as it is easier to paint it before adding it to the base. I am just waiting for more plastic to arrive tomorrow so I can complete the top by adding the little flaps that they have.

The rest of the evaporator was made using plumbers PVC pipe connections, plastic card and tube, 1/35 and 1/72 scale parts.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 12:04:55 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 04:13:26 AM
Hi All,

The Scout Trooper - Endor dio is complete and I will get my usual out door pics tomorrow with recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 04:13:57 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2017, 04:53:09 AM
Time to get both of these updates on the front page. Fantastic Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 02:39:05 PM
Time to get both of these updates on the front page. Fantastic Ron!

Thanks heaps Shawn and I will get the normal pics up today sometime.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 06:44:02 PM
Hi All,

Recipe

Scout - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and has had the joints glued and puttied up and then he was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is made from Bandai stands that come with the kit and then foam was added to the top and then a balsa wood frame was added.

The tree trunk I got from the yard and the smaller trees are from Woodland Scenics. The small ferns are from MIG and the grass tufts are from miniNatur, I used 1:1 scale fake ferns for the large ferns and cut the end off and used them.

The smaller ground plants as well as the water plants are from JoeFixit Studios, I used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water for the water itself and once dry I mixed a little Vallejo German Camo Medium Brown with some Realistic water to do the muddy water effects.

The moss on the trunk was done by mixing spakfilla x 1 tablespoon and fine sand x 1/2 teaspoon and mixed it with some PVA glue and light green paint and added it to the trunk.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault WIP P87. 02/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 06:44:53 PM
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Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 06:45:39 PM
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Post by: hemble on April 02, 2017, 06:46:32 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault Completed P87. 03/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 03, 2017, 02:29:25 AM
Yepper, this one is great all the way around. Off to share. Love that water effect.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault Completed P87. 03/04/17
Post by: larifari on April 03, 2017, 11:54:57 AM
Ron,your works are fantastic.Im a huge fan of your works!  :o
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault Completed P87. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 03, 2017, 04:41:14 PM
Hi All,

Yepper, this one is great all the way around. Off to share. Love that water effect.

Hey Shawn, I was a little worried when I was doing the tiny bubbles as I have never done bubbles before but I was stoked with the way the whole water area turned out and thanks heaps mate.

Ron,your works are fantastic.Im a huge fan of your works!  :o

Cheers buddy and I also am a huge fan of your works.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault Completed P87. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2017, 04:25:59 AM
Hi All,

Added the spakfilla/sand mix to the walls and have built and undercoated the equipment for the small dio. The equipment was made using a lid from a toothpick container a deodorant lid, plastic tube and curtain rod ends and I piece of foam board.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper -Endor Assault Completed P87. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2017, 04:26:49 AM
Hi All,

While the spakfilla/sand mix was drying I decided to also do a small dio of Solo on Takodana TFA after Maz's place gets destroyed. The walls so is done using blue high density foam. The figure will be articulated and will just be repainted and weathered.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine 2 in 1 and Solo Dio WIP P88. 03/04/17
Post by: Sjefke on April 04, 2017, 09:48:06 AM
That biker scout dio has to be one of  my favorites of yours Ron.

BTW, I still  admire your paint tube organizer, and I appreciate you giving me the link, but it was just a little too pricey for me. I did find a nice alternative though. Clear acrylic make-up organizers are just the right size for Vallejo and Testors.  I found 5 in a clearance aisle.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine 2 in 1 and Solo Dio WIP P88. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 04, 2017, 05:10:35 PM
That biker scout dio has to be one of  my favorites of yours Ron.

BTW, I still  admire your paint tube organizer, and I appreciate you giving me the link, but it was just a little too pricey for me. I did find a nice alternative though. Clear acrylic make-up organizers are just the right size for Vallejo and Testors.  I found 5 in a clearance aisle.

Thanks heaps mate and I was lucky when they first came out and got them cheap and I have seen the new clear ones and was thinking of getting them for when I move into the new house.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine 2 in 1 and Solo Dio WIP P88. 03/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 05, 2017, 02:28:27 AM
Great progress on both dios. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine 2 in 1 and Solo Dio WIP P88. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 05, 2017, 04:28:17 PM
Hi All,

Great progress on both dios. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine 2 in 1 and Solo Dio WIP P88. 03/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 05, 2017, 04:29:01 PM
Hi All,

Started paint Solo and haveing painted him and now just need to do some weathering. The face and hair has also been painted and I jsut need to tone the skin down a little.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2017, 01:24:19 AM
Hi All,

The Solo dio is complete and I will get the usual pics tomorrow. The stones were painted with Vallejo's Dark Grey and then a wash of medium brown was added over the stones.

One dry pastel chalks were used to were the stones and the ground work and Solo was given some subtle washes to the uniform and also the face.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 06, 2017, 02:26:37 AM
Pretty sweet Ron. Pretty sweet. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: legion078 on April 06, 2017, 03:08:59 AM
Ron, there's no chance for us to catch up and comment on all your projects. Once I am done writing my comment you've already uploaded pics of your next project in the meantime...

So...

Endor: The Scout is weathered very well! The dio itself: What can I say? It's what I define as perfect! The water effect looks brlliantly realistic! I am going to improve my water-effect-skills too in the near future.

Tatooine: Man, I've been trying to achieve this effect on the walls for 8 years by now. Okay, I have to say I worked on my Mos Eisley dio from 2009-2010. Then there was a break until 2016. In the meantime I gained some experience and do some experiments on the building's walls right now.
Here comes my question: This Spakfilla does some wonders. So you only mix acrylic paint with that stuff and that's it? I wish I could find some similar material to Spakfilla here in Germany...

I also like all the different shaped objects you put on your dioramas!

Han Solo & Display: The display base looks pretty sweet! The repainted head sculpt makes him an all new figure! It's just incredible how Hasbro was not able to make Han look like in TFA...
Some weeks ago I had the exact same idea with my 6" Han, which I bought from some Chinese seller (viperskingdom) on eBay. I got it loose for $12 and I think it was cheap enough to give it a try. There's just one problem: My painting skills aren't as good as yours BY FAR! Let's see when I dare to repaint his hair and face as well!

BIG THUMBS UP, MATE!
 

Any new project, yet? Good...I double-checked so I guess I can post this comment now...has the paint dried, yet?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2017, 03:22:15 PM
Hi All,

Pretty sweet Ron. Pretty sweet. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and I'll have the normal pics up by the end of the day.

Ron, there's no chance for us to catch up and comment on all your projects. Once I am done writing my comment you've already uploaded pics of your next project in the meantime...

So...

Endor: The Scout is weathered very well! The dio itself: What can I say? It's what I define as perfect! The water effect looks brlliantly realistic! I am going to improve my water-effect-skills too in the near future.

Tatooine: Man, I've been trying to achieve this effect on the walls for 8 years by now. Okay, I have to say I worked on my Mos Eisley dio from 2009-2010. Then there was a break until 2016. In the meantime I gained some experience and do some experiments on the building's walls right now.
Here comes my question: This Spakfilla does some wonders. So you only mix acrylic paint with that stuff and that's it? I wish I could find some similar material to Spakfilla here in Germany...

I also like all the different shaped objects you put on your dioramas!

Han Solo & Display: The display base looks pretty sweet! The repainted head sculpt makes him an all new figure! It's just incredible how Hasbro was not able to make Han look like in TFA...
Some weeks ago I had the exact same idea with my 6" Han, which I bought from some Chinese seller (viperskingdom) on eBay. I got it loose for $12 and I think it was cheap enough to give it a try. There's just one problem: My painting skills aren't as good as yours BY FAR! Let's see when I dare to repaint his hair and face as well!

BIG THUMBS UP, MATE!
 

Any new project, yet? Good...I double-checked so I guess I can post this comment now...has the paint dried, yet?

Thanks heaps buddy and yeah I have been very lucky building these dios and figure and a great rate. But saying that I am semi retired and for example the Solo dio if I was working would take me 2 days to make but being semi retired it only took me a day  so I can get them done faster now.

Really glad you liked the Endor dio and the hardest part for me was the tiny bubbles as I have never done bubbles before and I finally used a small paint brush to make them.

For the spakfilla I will add a little water to get the pancake type mix I like to work with. With the walls I will have the mix as follows, spakfilla/paint/water/PVA glue, the glue is used so that it adheres better to the walls.

For making sand this is what I do , spakfilla/sand/water/paint and before I add it to the base I use a model knife and cut lines into the base so the it as something to bind to.

With Solo trust me when I say it took me years to get to know how to paint faces and hair, I just kept practicing on cheap figures and also 1:6 scale heads as you need more detail on them as they are bigger and once you like the way you do that scale you just start on the smaller scales.

For the objects I like a mini hoarder and keep lids of all types bottles, straws etc and when I want a object on a dio I just throw thins together until I like what I see.

LOL, I do have the Tatooine dios I'm doing but I'm just letting the sand dry on them and will have WIP pics of them today.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2017, 08:12:44 PM
Hi All,

Here are the outdoor pics and the recipe.

Solo - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and has been painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Base - is a Bandai 1:12 base with balsa wood sides, I used high density foam and cut out the stones and then used a sand stone and pressed into the foam lightly to give them a more realistic look.

Once I had the foam glued inplace I then added a mix of spakfilla, dirts and paint to do the groud work. Once everything was dry I painted and weatherd the dio using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio WIP P88. 06/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 06, 2017, 08:13:23 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio Completed P89. 07/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2017, 01:56:47 AM
Looks great to me Ron. That sure is a way better paint job on the TFA Solo than Hasbro gave us. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio Completed P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2017, 02:03:55 AM
Looks great to me Ron. That sure is a way better paint job on the TFA Solo than Hasbro gave us. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Solo Dio Completed P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 07, 2017, 04:02:16 AM

Hi All,

Have done the weathering on the small piece of equipment and I used Vallejo paints and pastel chalks. The walls have been heavily weathered using pastel chalks and I just need to tone the darker areas down with washes and drybrushing.

The Sandtroopers have had a matt black wash and then I used a baby wipe and dapped the excess paint off. I will complete the weathering on them using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

The top sections of the walls will have magnets so they stay connected

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio WIP P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2017, 04:08:25 AM
Hi All,

The dio and figures are all done and I will get the usual pics done and up tomorrow with a recipe.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio WIP P89. 07/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 08, 2017, 04:47:34 AM
Looking good Ron. I bet you are  please with how this one turned out. Off to share the latest!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio WIP P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2017, 03:46:22 PM
Hi All,

Looking good Ron. I bet you are  please with how this one turned out. Off to share the latest!

Cheers Shawn and I sure am mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio WIP P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2017, 06:09:38 PM
Hi All,

Sandtrooper - Tatooine diorama/display.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Bandai and are built straight out of the box and have been painted and weathered usinbg Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is made from foam board and I used balsa wood for the sides and also to add strength underneath, The walls have also been made from foam board and have had a spakfilla/sand mix added to them.

The sand is also a spakfilla/sand mix with some PVA glue added as well. The mositure evaporator was made using plumbers PVC pipe connection, plastic tube, plastic card, 1/72 and 1/35 parts.

The small machine is made using plastic tube, curtain rod rends, a lid from a tooth pick container and a deodorant lid. Once everything was put together they and the the diorama were painted and weathered using Vallejo Piants and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio WIP P89. 07/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 08, 2017, 06:10:23 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio completed P89. 09/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 09, 2017, 08:33:00 AM
My comments are on the front pages. Very nice Ron, very nice.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio completed P89. 09/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 09, 2017, 03:47:59 PM
Hi All,

My comments are on the front pages. Very nice Ron, very nice.

Thanks again Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Tatooine Dio completed P89. 09/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 09, 2017, 07:24:28 PM
Hi All,

This is gong to be another 2 in 1 display using the Bandai Stormtroopers and I have repainted them into Shocktroopers and Painted and slightly weathered them using Vallejo paints.  I still need to weather them with pastel chalks and make their backpacks and their bases.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2017, 04:13:04 AM
Hi All,

Last update for the tonight, I have done a little wash to the troopers using a mix of medium grey and matt black and will finsih the weathering tomorrow.

I have also done the back packs their not 100% accurate but I love the way they turned out.

Everything on the back packs as the Bandai Sandtrooper pack except for the following - Small white tube with the tube going into it and into the side, The long rod on the rightand the small white top, these were done using plastic tube and the long tube is from a 1:20 scale M.ak SF3D kits

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2017, 05:07:49 AM
They look great Ron. I am out of internet at home, but used a quick work break to get these on the front page.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 10, 2017, 03:54:35 PM
Hi All,

They look great Ron. I am out of internet at home, but used a quick work break to get these on the front page.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 11, 2017, 04:01:58 PM
sorry i am behind again but with good reason and you will see why on may the 4th lol Anyway you never cease to amaze with your Mini Dioramas ! I have one coming that is inspired by your work Tha t im sure you will like . But love the work you do my friend . Very inspiring
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 11, 2017, 04:57:26 PM
Hi All,

sorry i am behind again but with good reason and you will see why on may the 4th lol Anyway you never cease to amaze with your Mini Dioramas ! I have one coming that is inspired by your work Tha t im sure you will like . But love the work you do my friend . Very inspiring

All good buddy and thanks heaps and can't wait to see your dio and also what you have coming on May the 4th.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: krztfr on April 12, 2017, 01:02:44 AM
Heres a question i once tried to paint with acrylics on the project foam board but it would end up warping. Is it the paper exterior or the actual foam in the middle that reacts like this with the water in the paint? I heard if i paint both sides it wont warp as bad, however i already seperated the paper from the foam center and was wongering if it would warp if i paint on the foam itself?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2017, 01:17:57 AM
Heres a question i once tried to paint with acrylics on the project foam board but it would end up warping. Is it the paper exterior or the actual foam in the middle that reacts like this with the water in the paint? I heard if i paint both sides it wont warp as bad, however i already seperated the paper from the foam center and was wongering if it would warp if i paint on the foam itself?

Hey mate, foam board will warp using acrylics and you can stop this by strengthening the back with more foam board or balsa wood etc. Peeling both sides of the foam will make the foam warp but you can keep it straight by pinning it and then painting it or strengthening one side.

The other thing that I find works is to do things,

1 - give the paper side a spray of adhesive spray this will strengthen the paper.

2 - this is what I do - give the paper side a spray of a undercoat paint like matt black or grey this will also strengthen the paper.

Hope this helps and let us know how you go.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2017, 08:00:16 PM
Hi All,

The Shocktroopers and bases are done and I changed my mind and decided to have two totally different bases instead of the 2 in 1 dio. I decicded to still have a simple Tatooine one and also went with a Endor base as well.

Recipe

Troopers - are from Bandai and have been built straight out of the box and then painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and Pastel Chalks. I have also given them an E-11 each with an extra hand glued to the weapon to save on having to pull apart the hand to add the next weapon.

The back packs have been made using plasticcard and left parts from the Bandai Sandtrooper back pack and the hose are left over parts from 1:20 scale S3FD mech suit kits.

Endor Base - is made using the Bandai stand that comes with the figures and have had balsa wood sides added. The ground work is a mix of static grass, dried moss, and potty mix, I mixed the lot together and then glued it to the base.

Once the ground work was dry I then gave it a good heavy wash of Vallejo Dark Brown and let it dry. Once dry I added the small plastic plants wich are from Joe Fixit Studios and the grass tufts are from miniNatur, the small ferns are laser cut from MIG and the large soft plastic fern I picked up from the local craft store and cut the ends off. Once all the plants were glued in place I gave all teh plastic plants a light wash of Vallejo Medium Green and then I gave them a 50/50 mix of Vallejo Medium Green/Medium Olive.

The small stone is made up using a mix of spakfilla and sand and once dry I used spafkilla to cover that. The moss on the stone is a mix of fine sand and spakfilla with Vallejo Medium Olive to give it depth.

Tatooine Base - has the Bandai figure base with balsa wood for the sides. I used a 60/40 mix of spakfilla/sand and then once added to the base and it was dry I used Vallejo Iraqui Sand to paint it. The small stone was done using the same mix as the sand and while it was hardening I used a small sandstone and lightly pressed in the mix to give it more realism.

The small stone was painted using Vallejo Dark Brown and then a was of Vallejo Dark Sand and once dry I used Patel Chalks to weather it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktroopers 2 in 1 Dio WIP P90. 10/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 12, 2017, 08:00:57 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Shocktrooper Dio's Completed P90. 13/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2017, 04:44:21 AM
Hi All,

Next project is a WIP Kanan Jarrus in stormtrooper disguise. The head is the Hasbro's BS 6" line and the body is from Bandai, I need to paint the face and black area's and make a base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P90. 13/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2017, 05:08:54 AM
Ron, wow on those Shocktroopers. Love the paint work on those helmets.

That Kanan is already looking good too. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P90. 13/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 13, 2017, 05:33:04 PM
Ron, wow on those Shocktroopers. Love the paint work on those helmets.

That Kanan is already looking good too. Off to share the latest.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have another Kanan coming but that one will have a the body and a stormtrooper helmet painted by Sabine I think.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P90. 13/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2017, 02:48:40 AM
Hi All,

Have almost completed Kanan I just need to do a little more painting on the head. I have made the basic look of the base using balsa wood and foam board and will start making the wall and floor tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P91. 14/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2017, 05:05:26 AM
Off to the front page. He is looking great Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P91. 14/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 14, 2017, 05:37:35 PM
Hi All,

Off to the front page. He is looking great Ron.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P91. 14/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2017, 02:11:11 AM
Hi All,

Kanan is completed and I decided to give him a simple base as I am going to use his original base for another project.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise WIP P91. 14/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2017, 02:11:49 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise Completed P91. 15/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 15, 2017, 07:28:07 AM
Spot on Ron. Spot on. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise Completed P91. 15/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 15, 2017, 05:18:20 PM
Spot on Ron. Spot on. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn,

I've just started on another Fett kit and will have WIP of him and the dio tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Kanan Jarrus Stormtrooper Disguise Completed P91. 15/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2017, 03:32:26 AM

Hi All,

Next figure/display is Fett on Tatooine.

The base was one I did last year and it got pumped around so I decided to use it for this display. I used spakfilla to fill in holes and dents and I will be repainting the walls and redoing the ground work.

I am keeping the figure articulated and will paint and weather him in ESB colours.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 16/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 16, 2017, 05:05:50 AM
Oh yeah, looks great already Ron. I like a Mandalorian anything! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 16/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 16, 2017, 05:31:13 PM
Hi All,

Oh yeah, looks great already Ron. I like a Mandalorian anything! Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I will have another one to do with Fett next to carbonite Han in Jabba's palace as I am going to try and get Jeremy Bulloch to sign it when I see him at my local Con in June.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 16/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2017, 05:09:34 AM
Hi All,

Painted Fett and have started the chipping and also started on a cloth cape I'm just waiting for it to dry to complete it. I also just sanded the edges of the base and will paint and weather it tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 17/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2017, 11:40:21 AM
Oh yeah, looks great Ron off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 17/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2017, 04:07:53 PM
Hi All,

Oh yeah, looks great Ron off to share!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 17/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2017, 06:34:49 PM
Hi All,

Fett is completed, I changed the plastic cape over for a dried baby wipe and the cape and figure were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints.

The base was repainted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio WIP P91. 17/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 17, 2017, 06:35:33 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio Completed P91. 18/04/17
Post by: JDeck on April 17, 2017, 07:59:51 PM
Very cool Fett! The baby wipe works really great. Who would have thought. I may have to stick that tid bit under my hat. Great work again.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio Completed P91. 18/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2017, 01:28:43 AM
Hi All,

Very cool Fett! The baby wipe works really great. Who would have thought. I may have to stick that tid bit under my hat. Great work again.

Thanks heaps JD and yeah the baby wipes are great for capes, cloaks etc.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio Completed P91. 18/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 18, 2017, 02:25:21 AM
Oh yeah that turned out great. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio Completed P91. 18/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2017, 02:59:45 AM
Hi All,

Oh yeah that turned out great. Off to share!

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Boba Fett dio Completed P91. 18/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 18, 2017, 06:11:27 PM
Hi All,

Next dio is 1:72 Poe's X-wing, I have painted and weathered it and just need to some fine details and weathering. The dio I'm doing for this X-wing is when he's flying over the water in TFA.

I have started on the base, I just need to let the foam board dry before I start doing the water.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 19/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 19, 2017, 02:44:27 AM
Now this is gonna be a good one too. Off to share Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 19/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 03:04:02 AM
Hi All,

Now this is gonna be a good one too. Off to share Ron.

Hey Shawn, thanks mate and I will have another update shortly.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 19/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 05:13:55 AM
Hi All,

I have started the water and the first step was to get a photo frame and take out the glass and then cut out a piece of foam board and insert it and then re-attache the board.

Once the foam and back board are on and secured use PVA glue and go around the inside of the frame. When the PVA glue has dried get spakfilla or plaster and spread it across the foam board.

Don't worry the foam won't warp as the as it is between the frame and back board and also the glue will hold it in place.

Once you have the spakfilla or plaster spread out let it start to dry and with a teaspoon lightly wet it and start swooping it over the spakfill or plaster to simulate waves. Once you have done this let it the plaster dry completely which will take 5 hrs and the spakfilla will take about 7 hrs to completely dry.

NOTE - if you start to paint over the spakfilla before it completely dries the paint will start to break down the spakfilla and start turning into a paste again.

Next - painting the water.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 19/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 09:05:53 PM
Hi All,

More progress on the water base for Poes' X-wing.

Pic 1 - I painted the base using Vallejo's Medium Olive.

Pic 2 - Once dry I gave three washes of Vallejo's Dark Blue.

Pic 3 - Once the wash was dry I then dry brushed the base with Vallejo's Foundation White for the waves.

Pic 4 - I used Woodlad Scenics Realistic Water and poured it over the base, this will take about 8-10 hours to dry clear and shrink a little.

Pic 5 - is what the Realistic Water looks like fir those that have never used it.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 19/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 09:06:19 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 09:19:07 PM
Hi All,

Firstly I would like to thank the person that sent me two of the little mini Falcon's from Bandai. Thanks heaps I really appreciate it and please let me know who you are.

Inbetween painting the Poe's X-wing base I decided to make a mini Falcon from Bandai which took me about 1.5 hours all up.

The kit is straight from the box and it is an amazing piece to say the least the details on it are stunning, way to go Bandai.

I used the stickers from the kits and once they were all on I went over each one with a pair of pointy sweezers. Once that was done I used model glue and went over each one to blend in the stickers to the model.

The model was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 19, 2017, 09:19:51 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 20, 2017, 02:56:26 AM
Nice progress on two fronts I see. Off to share Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2017, 04:25:52 PM
Hi All,

Nice progress on two fronts I see. Off to share Ron!

Thanks Shawn and I will have more updates on Poe's dio soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2017, 04:42:43 PM
Hi All,

The Realistic water was dry enough on top for me to start adding the wake and also adding small waves for depth.

The wake and waves have been done using Wooldand Scenics Water Effects, this is a little thicker then PVA glue and once dry it becomes clear.

Once the start of the wake dries I can start adding more on top to give it more height and the waves I will be able to dry brush to add even more depth to it.

I also attached Poe's X-wing by cutting out a piece of the base and then gluing the X-wing in place.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P92. 20/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2017, 04:43:22 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2017, 10:57:19 PM
Hi All,

Poe's dio is nearly completed, I have lightly dry brushed the waves again and I have started on the wake using cotton wool.

I have started thining out the cotton but can't much more until in completely dries.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 20, 2017, 10:57:56 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 21, 2017, 02:53:00 AM
Ron that looks fantastic. So much from what I remember from the movie. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2017, 04:58:43 PM
Hi All,

Ron that looks fantastic. So much from what I remember from the movie. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and I'll have the usual pics up sometime today.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: JDeck on April 21, 2017, 05:28:31 PM
Dude! That is wicked awesome! The water works looks very realistic. The model itself is perfect.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: JDeck on April 21, 2017, 06:10:05 PM
I totally missed the Falcon.  Very nice job. The color, weathering, everything looks great.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2017, 06:11:47 PM
Dude! That is wicked awesome! The water works looks very realistic. The model itself is perfect.

I totally missed the Falcon.  Very nice job. The color, weathering, everything looks great.

Thanks heaps JD really glad you like them.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2017, 06:12:48 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual out door pics, please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2017, 06:13:30 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: JDeck on April 21, 2017, 07:32:37 PM
Talk about speaking too soon. Wow. This looks incredible. The splash and water looks tremendous in natural light.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 21, 2017, 08:46:18 PM
Hi All,

Talk about speaking too soon. Wow. This looks incredible. The splash and water looks tremendous in natural light.

Thanks heaps JD and I'm glad I thinned out the wake/spray as your right it does look great in natural light.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2017, 09:10:06 AM
Wow Ron, fantastico! You nailed this one. Off to share.

Daggone glad we have fans like you to cull out all the negativity I have been seeing lately.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2017, 05:06:28 PM
Hi All,

Wow Ron, fantastico! You nailed this one. Off to share.

Daggone glad we have fans like you to cull out all the negativity I have been seeing lately.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I must be hiding under a rock or just don't bother reading or listening to the negativity..
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2017, 06:00:24 PM
Now thats a rock I want to find. Great work Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2017, 11:48:09 PM
Hi All,

Now thats a rock I want to find. Great work Ron.

LOL and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2017, 11:49:03 PM
Hi All,

Finished a new dio today and I have been playing Battlefront alot lately and love it as it always gives me dio idea's.

This dio depicts aT-47 Airspeeder heading into battle on Sullust.

Recipe

Speeder - is from Bandai and is built staright form the box except the pilot which are from Hasegawa's 1:48 pilot/ground crew set as I wanted pilots with masks. The speeder was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Base - is foam board cut out to the shape I wanted then I used scrap pieces of high denisty foam and ripped those apart to make the rocks.

Once the foam rocks were glued down and had dried I used spakfilla with a little PVA glue and some artist Slate colour paint and covered the base and rocks.

Once dry I painted and weathered the base using Vallejo Paints and Pastel chalks. The lave was done by mixing Vallejo's Flat Red and a little of Vallejo's Light Orange in with Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and then used a brush and filled in the lava stream section

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Poe's X-wing over water dio WIP P93. 21/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 22, 2017, 11:49:43 PM
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Post by: hemble on April 22, 2017, 11:50:41 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 23, 2017, 05:08:26 AM
I wasn't even aware there was another battle with these guys besides Hoth. There is so much I don't know about SW period. Thanks for the lesson and another great dio Ron. Off to share the latest in all the right places.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on April 23, 2017, 06:59:34 AM
Every time i see another diorama from you , you set the bar higher . The X-wing water effect is incredible .  Again i am just amazed at how fast you put these dios out .  once i am done with my Otc figure project i an going to get into more diorama work . As i have two and hoping for a third on if i have the time to reveal on may the 4th . you have been a great inspiration as i have learned a good bit for your work !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 23, 2017, 02:50:17 PM
Hi All

I wasn't even aware there was another battle with these guys besides Hoth. There is so much I don't know about SW period. Thanks for the lesson and another great dio Ron. Off to share the latest in all the right places.

Hey Shawn, I was the same mate but I know SW Battlefront isn't the movies but it does give you great idea's for diorama's and thanks mate.

Every time i see another diorama from you , you set the bar higher . The X-wing water effect is incredible .  Again i am just amazed at how fast you put these dios out .  once i am done with my Otc figure project i an going to get into more diorama work . As i have two and hoping for a third on if i have the time to reveal on may the 4th . you have been a great inspiration as i have learned a good bit for your work !

Appreciate the kind words mate thank you and really look forward to seeing your dio on the May 4th.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2017, 02:32:28 AM
Well the contrasting colors make it all pop. I found your gallery on FB and shared it today too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 24, 2017, 03:06:34 AM
Hi All,

Well the contrasting colors make it all pop. I found your gallery on FB and shared it today too.

Yeah have to agree, have the blacks and red on the base then the light grey above does give it more depth and cool thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2017, 01:37:40 AM
Hi All,

Started a new dio/display this afternoon and this time it will be Boba with Han in carbonite from RotJ.

The base so far is made using foam board and the grills are from a plastic fly swatter which I cut out from the flat swatting piece.

I have added LED's and they will run of a 9v battery.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 26, 2017, 02:15:43 AM
The lights look great! Off to share this too. Its gonna be good.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 26, 2017, 02:38:26 PM
Hi All,

The lights look great! Off to share this too. Its gonna be good.

Cheers Shawn, I just got to adjust the lights so they are lower and not to close to the grills.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 27, 2017, 02:39:08 AM
It sure doesn't look to me like you have to adjust much. Lights do add so much to a dio like this.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2017, 02:47:15 AM
Hi All,

It sure doesn't look to me like you have to adjust much. Lights do add so much to a dio like this.

Hey Shawn, I have done a few adjustments with the lights and ended up putting them back where they were in the first place LOL. So yeah your spot on buddy lighting sure does make a dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Panther on April 27, 2017, 03:27:06 AM
This is awesome!  I remember the fun I had with my version of this last year. Getting the LEDs in the right place took ages of fiddling and playing but it makes that scene look amazing.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 27, 2017, 04:23:30 AM
Hi All,

This is awesome!  I remember the fun I had with my version of this last year. Getting the LEDs in the right place took ages of fiddling and playing but it makes that scene look amazing.

Cheers Mate and yeah doing a dio like this it needs lights that is for sure.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2017, 05:32:47 AM
Hi All,

Did some work to the wall of the Fett/Han Carbonite display.
 
I have done the sand wall by mixing 70% spakfilla and 30% sand and covered the base. Even thou it is dry to the touch I still need to wait another 10 hours before I can paints and weather it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P95. 28/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2017, 05:34:21 AM
Hi All,

WIP pics.

Well the sand is drying I decided to give the mini Falcon I did last week a base/diorama.

I decided to make a small Escape from Moss Eisley dio. I have used foam board for the main frame work and will use spakfilla to cover it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: Panther on April 28, 2017, 05:38:26 AM
Hi All,

Did some work to the wall of the Fett/Han Carbonite display.
 
I have done the sand wall by mixing 70% spakfilla and 30% sand and covered the base. Even thou it is dry to the touch I still need to wait another 10 hours before I can paints and weather it.

Ron

Oh mate, that is just amazing, the LED's just top it off!  I should have used filla on mine instead of modroc strips. 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - T-47 Airspeeder Sullust dio Completed P94. 23/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 28, 2017, 04:12:42 PM
Oh mate, that is just amazing, the LED's just top it off!  I should have used filla on mine instead of modroc strips.

Thanks heaps buddy and I have never heard of modroc? is it like filla?

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P95. 28/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 29, 2017, 05:26:27 PM
Hi All,

While the paint was drying on the Carbonite wall I did more work to the docking bay. I covered the dio with spakfilla and once dry I painted it with Vallejo Dark Sand and the 3 wahses of Vallejo Beige Brown. I made small crates using foam and the pipe/tubes are thin plastic tube.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P95. 28/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 29, 2017, 06:00:20 PM
Hi All,

Mos Eisley Escape is now completed. I added landing lights which are 1:35 scale WW2 German stick grenades. I also added some more containers which are oval and these are 1:35 scale WW2 Germangas mask containers.
 I also gave the base a little more weathering by using a beige brown wash and then a light drybrush of Iraqui sand

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P95. 28/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 29, 2017, 06:01:00 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P95. 28/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2017, 04:24:31 AM
Hi All,

The Fett/Han carbonite dio is 90% done. I have done most of the base I just need to add a little weathering tomorrow after I complete Fett which is almost done as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P96. 30/04/17
Post by: Tamer on April 30, 2017, 07:23:01 AM
Finished one, almost done with the other. Both look fantastic Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P96. 30/04/17
Post by: hemble on April 30, 2017, 05:22:30 PM
Finished one, almost done with the other. Both look fantastic Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, and the mini was a great little build between the Han Carbonite build.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P96. 30/04/17
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2017, 02:56:21 AM
Hi All,

Dio Complete - Prized Bounty.

Recipe

Fett - is from Bandai and has been built straight form the box except the right gauntlet which I added plastic card to match the RotJ gauntlet and the cape which is dried baby wipe painted field grey.

Base - the base is made using foam board and cut into shapes and glued. The walls are a mix of spakfilla/sand and was then added to the base and once dry it was painted and weathered

The metal plates at the top of the walll are pieces of high density foam and the grates are from a plastic fly swatter. Carbonite Han is from Hasbro and was repainted, The lights are LED's and are run off a 9v battery.

The figure, base and Carbonite Han have been painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio WIP P96. 30/04/17
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2017, 02:57:02 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio Completed P96. 01/05/17
Post by: larifari on May 01, 2017, 04:23:06 AM
100% Magic!!!!Amazing job again Ron!!!!  DH  0/
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio Completed P96. 01/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 01, 2017, 02:52:03 PM
Hi All,

100% Magic!!!!Amazing job again Ron!!!!  DH  0/

Thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio Completed P96. 01/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 02, 2017, 02:47:35 AM
Wow, love this lit up. It is great all the way around. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio Completed P96. 01/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2017, 01:52:16 PM
Wow, love this lit up. It is great all the way around. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett/Han Carbonite Dio Completed P96. 01/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2017, 05:56:50 PM
Hi All,

Started a new dio and this is a scout trooper on Endor.

The trunks are from the local bush and I have treated them using metholated spirits, the spirits soaks into the wood and then you let it dry out either outside or a well ventilated area.

Give it about 12 hours to dry out completely and your then good to, I secured them to the base then used a mix of spakfilla,sand and dirt to cover the base.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 02, 2017, 08:12:10 PM
Geez man, blink and you miss it. I missed the docking bay 94 dio. That is fantastic! The Boba fett dio is stunning. Now you have another great looking work in progress, looks great so far!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2017, 11:07:35 PM
Hi All,

Geez man, blink and you miss it. I missed the docking bay 94 dio. That is fantastic! The Boba fett dio is stunning. Now you have another great looking work in progress, looks great so far!

Hey JD, thanks heaps buddy and yeah I have been a little busy with all these dio as I want to have a minimum of 70 for sale at the Con in 4 weeks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 02, 2017, 11:08:38 PM
Hi All,

Have started the ground work and the first two pics I have used lichen moss, ground up leaves, chopped dry grass and mixed it all together and then glued it onto the base.

Once the foliage mix was dry I then used watered down Vallejo Flat Brown and covered the foliage mix. Once the wash was dry I then glued the first lot of greenery in place.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 03, 2017, 02:30:16 AM
Now that looks good on our front pages Ron. I feel this is one of Hasbro's best offerings.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2017, 04:07:05 AM
Hi All,

Now that looks good on our front pages Ron. I feel this is one of Hasbro's best offerings.

Hey Shawn, yeah your right it is one of the better of the older series but I have to say I was very impressed with their Shoretrooper and AT-AT driver. I have also ordered the new Kenobi so I'm hoping he'll look good and thanks heaps mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2017, 04:23:50 AM
Hi All,

Last lot of work on dio for the night.

I added some plants to give the ground work more depth, I then added the small ferns and the last part was the larger ferns.

I still have small tufts of grass and moss to add to the ground work and trees.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P96. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2017, 04:24:30 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 03/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 03, 2017, 05:52:33 PM
Hi All,

May the 4th be with you.

The base is done for the Scout trooper, I just need to complete the Scout and speeder.
 
I added a bit more dead foliage to the base and the moss is done buy mixing sand/spakfilla and Vallejo's medium green paint together and then I just dapped it on where I wanted it

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 04/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 03:04:04 AM
Hi All,
 
The Scout/Speeder dio is complete, I will get my usual pics up tomorrow.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 04/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 04, 2017, 03:07:15 AM
Now that is nice Ron. Looking forward to your final images. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 04/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 04:37:04 PM
Hi All,

Now that is nice Ron. Looking forward to your final images. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 04/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 04:37:47 PM
Hi All,
 
Here are my usual out door pics enjoy and I'll have more dio's/display soon.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" WIP P97. 04/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 04:38:22 PM
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Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 04:39:58 PM
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Post by: hemble on May 04, 2017, 04:40:31 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" Completed P97. 05/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 05, 2017, 02:27:03 AM
That turned out nice. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" Completed P97. 05/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 05, 2017, 02:58:48 AM
That turned out nice. Off to share!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor 6" Completed P97. 05/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 05, 2017, 11:51:09 PM

Hi All,

Started a new dio,

Assault on Echo Base 1:12 scale.

So far the base is built up using balsa wood and foam board. I peeled off one side and used a soldering iron to do the extraction marks and the slip plate is made from plastic card.

The trooper is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I removed the hand and cut of the hand armour and then used Bandai's hand's and added the hand armour and also using a Bandai E-11 blaster.

I removed the plastic karma and will replace it with a cloth one.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 06/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 06, 2017, 01:20:36 PM
Very nice Ron. You know I am gonna follow this one close. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 06/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 06, 2017, 04:31:05 PM
Hi All,

Very nice Ron. You know I am gonna follow this one close. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn and I have another Snowtrooper dio after this one then onto your dio.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 06/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 07, 2017, 02:08:05 AM
Hi All,
 
More work done to the base, I have added the snow by using watered down spakfilla and then covered the wall and floor. While the spakfilla was drying I used a lightly damped brush and swept across the wall and the vent was made using plastic card and a plastic fly swatter.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 07/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 07, 2017, 05:02:51 AM
Looking good Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 07/05/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on May 07, 2017, 11:01:11 AM
I love your dios Ron.
Your attention to detail and your creativity is outstanding.
Keep up the great work my friend.

-Christoph
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 07/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2017, 03:40:19 PM
Hi All,

Looking good Ron. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

I love your dios Ron.
Your attention to detail and your creativity is outstanding.
Keep up the great work my friend.

-Christoph

Thanks heaps Christoph.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 07/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
Hi All,

The base for Echo base is done and I just need to do the figure now.

The wall and floor were given a few washes of Vallejo's Foundation white and then a dry brush of Vallejo white.

The hoses at the top are from an old fish tank pump cut to size and the hoses at the bottom are from an old camer charger, they were glued in place and then I used thin wire for the support brackets.

The steam/vapours coming form the vent was done bu ripping a piece of cotton wool apart and then gluing some of it to the vent.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 08, 2017, 03:46:46 PM
Hi All,

Inbetween doing the Echo base dio I decided to start another Snowtrooper dio and this is Ice Caves from SW battlefront.
 The base is balsa wood and foam board and the stalagmites/stalactites are done using old pieces of high density foam. I used watered down spakfilla to cover the base and now need to paint it and do the ice and do the figure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 09, 2017, 02:34:13 AM
Oh yeah! Both are looking great. Time to go share both updates.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 09, 2017, 01:44:46 PM
Really loving these mini Dios.  Its been helping me as you saw with lots of ideas ! as always fantastic
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2017, 02:08:03 PM
Hi All,

Oh yeah! Both are looking great. Time to go share both updates.

Thanks Shawn.

Really loving these mini Dios.  Its been helping me as you saw with lots of ideas ! as always fantastic

Cheers buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2017, 03:50:43 PM
Hi All,

Have done more on the Ice Cave dio. The pics are in order on how I did the recipe/work.

I painted the walls with watered down Vallejo Dark Blue and let it dry.

Once dry I used Woodland Scenics Water Effects and covered the wall, ceiling and partial floor and once dry it becames clear.

Once the Water Effects was dry then used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water mixed with a little Vallejo Dark Blue and gave the ice area's several coats.

Once the Realistic Water/ Dark Blue was dry I then mixed Vallejo Foundation White to the mix I had left over to make it a light blue and covered the ice areas again with several coats.

Once dry I need to several layes of Realistic Water to give the ice area's more depth.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 09, 2017, 03:51:21 PM
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Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 03:19:41 PM
Hi All,

The Echo base dio is almost completed I just need to add a little more snow. The Trooper has had the joints glued and sealed and painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and the karma is dried baby wipes re painted.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P98. 09/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 03:20:25 PM
Hi All,

The Ice cave dio is also nearly done I just need to added two more layers of Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to it. The trooper has had it's joints glued and sealed and it was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints.  The karma was made using a dried baby wipe and then repainted

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P99. 11/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 10, 2017, 04:07:56 PM
Awesome dios. I never thought to use water effects for ice. I usually use silicone gel, water effects work great. You ever think of using the 1/10 artfx statues. That might cut into your margins though. Im thinking of doing that myself, those artfx statues are almost as good as Bandai, but expensive.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 05:58:16 PM
Hi All,

Awesome dios. I never thought to use water effects for ice. I usually use silicone gel, water effects work great. You ever think of using the 1/10 artfx statues. That might cut into your margins though. Im thinking of doing that myself, those artfx statues are almost as good as Bandai, but expensive.

Thanks heaps JD, water effects is great as is realistic water as that gives it a more natural icy look where water effects gives you the depth.

I have never thought about using artfx as one they are to expensive and two I like to do all the work on the figures myself.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 06:30:31 PM
Hi All,

Assault on Echo base completed.

Recipe

Snowtrooper - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I glued the joints and covered them over. The hands and weapon are from Bandai and I removed the Hasbro hands and cut the armour off and glued them onto the Bandai hands.

I also removed the rubber karma and replaced it with a dry baby wipe folded over and painted. The whole figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints.

Base - is made using balsa wood and foam board, I made the wall and ceiling double thickness and peeled off one side of them and used a soldering iron to make the excavation marks.

I then made a partial walk plate using plastic card and glued it into place. I then used watered down spakfilla and covered the base with it and once dry I gave it a few washes of Vallejo white foundation.

The hoses at the top are from an old fish take pump and the bottom power cords are from an old charger. I used thin metal as brackets. The stalagmites where done using Woodland Scenics Water Effects.

The vent was made using plastic card and the grill section is from a plastic fly swatter. The steam/vapour coming out of the vent is cotton wool pulled apart, then the last thing I did was to add snow over the hoses/cords using the left over watered down spakfilla.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
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Post by: hemble on May 10, 2017, 06:45:19 PM
Hi All,

SW Battlefront Ice Cave Assault.

Recipe

Snowtrooper - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I glued the joints and covered them over. The hands and weapon are from Bandai and I removed the Hasbro hands and cut the armour off and glued them onto the Bandai hands.

I also removed the rubber karma and replaced it with a dry baby wipe folded over and painted. The whole figure was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints.

Base - is made using balsa wood and foam board, the ice wall and ceiling was made using high density foam and glued inplace. Once the foam was dry I then covered the dio in watered down spakfilla and let it dry for 12 hours.

Once dry I painted the ice section with Vallejo Dark blue and then covered the ice sections with Woodland Scenics Water Effects to give it some depth. Once the Water Effects was dry I then used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water mixed with a little light blue and covered the ice sections.

Once the first layer of the mixed Realistic Water was dry I then added two more layers, I than gave the ice sections three coates of Realistic Water and then let it dry.

Once this was dry I then gave it a a mix of Realistic Water with a tiny drop of Vallejo Foundation White and lightly dapped it over the ice sections to give it a bit of a frosty look. The thing I did was two more layers of Realistic water and then added the snow using watered down spakfilla.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Assualt on Echo Base WIP P99. 11/05/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 11, 2017, 02:47:30 AM
Both of those dioramas turned out well. I like them both. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 11, 2017, 03:24:52 AM
Hi All,

Both of those dioramas turned out well. I like them both. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, I was worried about the ice cave dio as all the previous pics showed the ice dark blue but thank god for natural light :)

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 12, 2017, 02:10:59 AM
From my Playstation4 plays it looks spot on.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 12, 2017, 04:28:15 AM
From my Playstation4 plays it looks spot on.

Cheers Shawn and yeah I don't know how games I played to get the look I wanted LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 13, 2017, 05:51:48 AM
Anything that gives you an excuse to play Battlefront is a ok in my book.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 13, 2017, 04:36:31 PM
Anything that gives you an excuse to play Battlefront is a ok in my book.

Very true mate LOL.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2017, 06:26:12 PM
Hi All,

Completed this display this morning.

Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight

Recipe

Luke - is from Hasbro's BS 6" line and I covered up the pin connections on either side of the legs but did it so that the knee's can still be posed. I repainted and weathered him using Vallejo paints.

Base - the base/steps are made from foam board cut to shape and glued. The pylons holding the stairs and the hand rail are made from plastic tube and rod. I painted the base using Vallejo paints

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Echo Base & Ice Cave Completed P99. 11/05/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 16, 2017, 09:26:59 PM
Very cool. Luke looks much better. You really do a great job of bringing out the sculpt of the figure with the repaint. The dio set looks very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 16, 2017, 10:59:24 PM
Hi All,

Very cool. Luke looks much better. You really do a great job of bringing out the sculpt of the figure with the repaint. The dio set looks very nice indeed.

Thanks heaps JD. I have painted a number of Hasbro BS 6" figures as well as their 3-3/4" figures and I'm still amazed how great the sculpts are under the factory paint.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: Panther on May 17, 2017, 01:06:14 AM
That looks cool mate. 

Wow Page 100!!!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 17, 2017, 02:05:37 AM
Sweet Project and yes to page 100! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 17, 2017, 03:16:28 AM
That looks cool mate. 

Wow Page 100!!!

Cheers mate and I didn't even notice LOL.

Sweet Project and yes to page 100! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jedi Luke ROTJ Completed P100. 17/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 17, 2017, 04:02:41 PM
Hi All,

Started a commission piece and it's a Scout Trooper on Endor.

The speeder is from Bandai as will be the trooper once built. The speeder has been painted using Vallejo Paints and I will weather it using pastel chalks.

The base is a picture frame from a $2 store, the ground work is a mix of spakfilla/dirt/sand with some paint added and PVA glue to help adhere to the base, the dead trunk is a old branch from the bush.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 18, 2017, 02:37:49 AM
Looks good so far Ron. Off to share the new project.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 18, 2017, 03:22:40 PM
Looks good so far Ron. Off to share the new project.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 19, 2017, 12:20:11 AM
Hi All,

more work done to the dio.

The ground cover/dead foliage/mud is a mix of static grass,dirt/sand/thin sticks/lichen moss and the dead fallen tree is a branch I found in the bush.

I covered the base with PVA glue and then spread the ground cover/dead foliage over the base and once dry I removed the excess and painted it with Vallejo Chocolate Brown.

The small leaf plants and the pointed leaves are from JOEFIX Studio and the ferns are from the craft shop from the fake plant section, the small tufts of grass are from miniNatur.

The moss on the tree is a mix of spakfilla/sand/paint, I mix the lot together until it looked liked grainy pancake mix and then I used an old brush and dapped it were I wanted it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 19, 2017, 12:20:47 AM
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Post by: Tamer on May 19, 2017, 02:38:17 AM
Nice Ron, very nice. Right off Endor. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 19, 2017, 05:14:24 PM
Nice Ron, very nice. Right off Endor. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and thanks for that link it is coming in very useful and I'll have WIP pics by the end of the weekend.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 19, 2017, 05:20:46 PM
Looks great! The ferns actually look real, which is difficult for fake plants sometimes. What shade of brown did you use for the speeder? I could never decide between chocolate or NATO brown.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 19, 2017, 09:34:00 PM
Looks great! The ferns actually look real, which is difficult for fake plants sometimes. What shade of brown did you use for the speeder? I could never decide between chocolate or NATO brown.

Hey JD, Thanks buddy and the ferns I just give them a light wash with Vallejo Medium Green to tone done the plastic colours. For the speeder I firstly paint it with Vallejo Dark Brown and then dry brush it about 2-3 times with Vallejo Beige Brown until I like the look of the colour.

Once the dry brush is done I then give it a wash of Vallejo's Dark Brown and then a wash of Vallejo matt black. Once the washes are dry I then lightly dry brush with beige brown.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 19, 2017, 09:34:56 PM
Hi All,

Finished a commission piece last night.

Recipe

Scout/Speeder - are from Bandai and have been built straight out of the box. They both have been painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is a cheap picture from and the ground was built up using a mix of spakfilla/sand/dirt and then spread over the base. Before it dried I used old branches for trunks and before adding them to the base I soaked them in metholated spirts to dry them out and stop rotting and kill any little bugs.

Once the trunks were inplace I then used a mix of static grass/sand/dirt/lichen moss and small twigs and mixed these all together and used PVA glue to adhere it to the base.

Once the dead foliage/ground was dry I then gave it several washes of Vallejo's Chocolate brown andleft it to dry. I then used the clover type plants and the pointy leaf plants from JoeFix Studio and glued them inplace.

The ferns are fro the local craft shop and I get them from the fake flower section and tehn cut them to size and glue them inplace.

The grass tufts are from miniNatur and the moss is a mix of spakfilla/sand and Vallejo Medium green paint and then I use a old brush and dap it over the areas were I want it to go.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor WIP P100. 18/05/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 20, 2017, 06:11:42 AM
That is sure to be one happy customer. Off to share the latest. Looks good Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 20, 2017, 04:56:02 PM
That is sure to be one happy customer. Off to share the latest. Looks good Ron.

Hey Shawn, Thanks heaps mate and yeah she was stoked with it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 21, 2017, 07:02:26 AM
I sure would be stoked. Your Endor stuff looks like it came right off the movie set.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 21, 2017, 03:03:29 PM
I sure would be stoked. Your Endor stuff looks like it came right off the movie set.

Cheers Shawn, she actually picked it up yesterday and the smile on her face was awesome.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 21, 2017, 03:39:32 PM
Hi All,

I have multiple pieces going on at the moment but I'll show two at this stage. The first one is a WIP commission piece and it's Boba Fett.

Fett is from Bandai and has been built straight out of the box and I will be adding the flamer unit which is the ROTJ version using plastic card. I glued the joints and then covered them over and will need to do some sanding on the joints.

The base is built up using balsa wood and then I used spakfilla to cover it and while it was drying I got a wet baby wipe and lightly pressed into the spakfilla to give it a more natural look.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Scout Trooper Endor Completed P101. 20/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 21, 2017, 03:46:49 PM
Hi All,

The second piece is also a commission piece for Shawn and it will be a AT-AT head and partial neck dio where the AT-AT has been hit and it has gone down and there will be smoke and flames coming from it.

The head is done so far using foam board and once I get the look I want it will be then covered in plastic and cardboard

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head & Fett dios WIP P101. 22/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 21, 2017, 07:14:34 PM
I like the effect the baby wipe has on the wall section. Great projects, the AT-AT dio will be epic.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head & Fett dios WIP P101. 22/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 22, 2017, 02:39:20 AM
So looking forward to this AT-AT Project. Looking good Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head & Fett dios WIP P101. 22/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
I like the effect the baby wipe has on the wall section. Great projects, the AT-AT dio will be epic.

Thanks heaps JD and after the 4th June I will be doing a shite load of tutorials on all different area's of how I do dios.

So looking forward to this AT-AT Project. Looking good Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn, I'm just waiting on more materials to get here on Friday then back to making it again.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head & Fett dios WIP P101. 22/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 23, 2017, 06:36:05 PM
Hi All,

Completed a commission piece for a mate, please enjoy.

Recipe

Fett - Fett is from Bandai and was built staright out of the box, I glued the joints and then filled them in and once that was all done I used tissue paper for the outfit.

The weapon has had it's muzzle sealed and a muzzle from a DLT-19 was glued on and the ribbing along the barrel was doen using thin strips of plastic card. The cape was doen using a dried baby wipe and the several washes were done and then it was cut to shape and glued inplace.

Base - is built up foam board and balsa wood, I used watered down spakfilla to cover the walls. While the spakfilla was drying I got a lightly damp baby wipe and dapped it over the spakfilla to give it a more natural look.

The consoles were done using plastic card and the pipe is plastic tube, I used greeblies from the parts box for the bench section and the grill was cut out from a plastic fly swatter. The figure and base were painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and pastel chalks.

Ron
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 24, 2017, 02:02:35 AM
I bet you that mate has a smile on his or her face. Off to share.

Looking forward to seeing the next batch of photos for that AT-AT Head too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 24, 2017, 03:37:39 PM
loving that work on the At-At  head  really looking forward to seeing it completed !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2017, 06:00:49 PM
I bet you that mate has a smile on his or her face. Off to share.

Looking forward to seeing the next batch of photos for that AT-AT Head too.

LOL and cheers mate and the new materials arrive tomorrow so I'll have more WIP soon.

loving that work on the At-At  head  really looking forward to seeing it completed !

Thanks buddy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 24, 2017, 06:26:01 PM
Fett looks great! Still can't understand why no manufacturer has made ROTJ Fett. At any rate, I like all the details in the dio too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2017, 07:39:53 PM
Fett looks great! Still can't understand why no manufacturer has made ROTJ Fett. At any rate, I like all the details in the dio too.

Cheers JD and I think Sideshow toys did make a 1:6 version of ROTJ Fett.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 24, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
Hi All,

Completed this 1:18 scale KS20 off this morning for a client.

Recipe

KS20 - is from Hasbro and is the 5 POA figure and I just glued the joints and then repainted and weathered him using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Base - is made up using foam board and balsa wood and then spakfilla/sand mix was added to the walls and ground. The pipes are plastic tube and once the pipes were glued inplace the base was painted and weathered using Vallejo Paints and Pastel Chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Fett dio Completed P102. 24/05/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - KS20 1:18 scale Completed P102. 25/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 25, 2017, 02:21:22 AM
Looks great to me. Time to go share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - KS20 1:18 scale Completed P102. 25/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2017, 03:04:12 PM
Looks great to me. Time to go share!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - KS20 1:18 scale Completed P102. 25/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 25, 2017, 03:04:54 PM
Hi All,

Why waiting for material I started this new project which will be a Vader Mythos.

Vader's body and helmet is from Bandai, the head is from Hasbro and I just needed to trim the bottom of the neck to make it fit correctly.

The cape and inner robe were cut from some material I picked up from the local craft shop.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" P102. 26/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 26, 2017, 01:59:39 AM
Very nice. Time to go share your update.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" P102. 26/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 26, 2017, 04:24:36 PM
Very nice. Time to go share your update.

Thanks heaps Shawn and here are the last WIP pics before I get my usual outdoor shots.

Hi All,

Vader Mythos is almost completed. I added Woodland Scenics Water Effects to make the lava details then used the following Vallejo Paints to paint it.

First I painted it flat white then a drybrush of yellow was done and once dry a dry brush of red. Once the red was dry I then drybrushed dark brown and the finally matt black.

I then used Woodland Scenics Realistic Water to give it more depth and give it a glowing effect.

Vader is almost done I just need to add some minor weathering to him.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" P103. 27/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 26, 2017, 07:55:13 PM
Hi All,

Here are my usual outdoor pics for Mythos Vader.

Ron
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Post by: FialaFernbrugg on May 27, 2017, 01:25:10 AM
Excellent work.
The weathered Kama and the lava looks fantastic.
A lot better than my "lava base" which I have made for my Crimson Stormtrooper.

10/10
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2017, 05:18:02 AM
I agree. Ron it looks great. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on May 28, 2017, 07:33:19 AM
Simply stunning !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: legion078 on May 28, 2017, 02:20:49 PM
Another amazing piece of artwork! The lava looks stunning!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: JDeck on May 28, 2017, 06:50:59 PM
  Vader turned out fantastic! The Hasbro head looks great on the bandai body. And the base is very cool.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2017, 12:17:08 AM
Hi All,

Excellent work.
The weathered Kama and the lava looks fantastic.
A lot better than my "lava base" which I have made for my Crimson Stormtrooper.

10/10

Thanks heaps buddy.

I agree. Ron it looks great. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Simply stunning !

Thanks mate.

Another amazing piece of artwork! The lava looks stunning!

Cheers Buddy.

  Vader turned out fantastic! The Hasbro head looks great on the bandai body. And the base is very cool.

Cheers JD.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Vader Mythos 6" Completed P103. 27/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2017, 12:23:37 AM
Hi All,

It's only 4 days to go till Magenticon which is out local Con, I have now made 70 dios/figures to sell and that doesn't include the dios/figures I did as commissions for people for the show which is 5.

I'm hoping to get 2 more done plus a Boba Fett one so I can get Jeremy Bulloch to sign very exciting. So here is number 70.

Recipe

AT-ACT Pilot - was originally a Bandai Shoretrooper repainted using Vallejo paints to match the AT-ACT pilot. The marking on the stomach area is from the decal set that comes with the Shoretrooper. The Imperial logo on the helmet was taken from the Bandai AT-ST decal set and both decals were painted red.

Base - is made from balsa wood and then the sand and water were done using a mix of spakfilla and sand. Once appiled to the base I let the mix dry for about 10 mins that I used a medium brush and made tha waves using it.

After the waves were done I pushed the stormtrooper helemt and E-11 blaster in the mix. Onc eteh mix was dry I painted the sand and water using Vallejo paints and then I used Woodland Realistic water to give it some depth an dto make it look wet.

Ron
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-ACT Pilot 6" Completed P103. 29/05/17
Post by: legion078 on May 29, 2017, 05:29:58 AM
Over 70 masterpiece projects, plus 2 more to be done in 4 days...your thread of 103 pages with almost 85,000 views, over 1,500 replies...Ron, if that's not insane, I am Anakin's father...

The people on the Con will go crazy! And I don't mean they will do so because of Jeremy Bulloch!

Man, you make all these masterpieces as if it was your daily job - I feel like a snail compared to your speed of Star Wars Custom awesomeness! 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-ACT Pilot 6" Completed P103. 29/05/17
Post by: Tamer on May 29, 2017, 05:59:08 AM
Wow Ron. I knew it was a lot, but not that many, and such outstanding quality too. You are gonna be one rich dude after the convention is over. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-ACT Pilot 6" Completed P103. 29/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 29, 2017, 08:34:59 PM
Hi All,

Over 70 masterpiece projects, plus 2 more to be done in 4 days...your thread of 103 pages with almost 85,000 views, over 1,500 replies...Ron, if that's not insane, I am Anakin's father...

The people on the Con will go crazy! And I don't mean they will do so because of Jeremy Bulloch!

Man, you make all these masterpieces as if it was your daily job - I feel like a snail compared to your speed of Star Wars Custom awesomeness!

Thanks heaps buddy and I hope they do go crazy for them as well, it sought of is my daily job now as I was semi retired but now I'm fully retired due to my injury from the Army. The injury isn't great but doing this all the time is. I didn't even realize it was that many views and that many replies that means a lot so thank you and thanks to everyone else I really appreciate it.

Wow Ron. I knew it was a lot, but not that many, and such outstanding quality too. You are gonna be one rich dude after the convention is over. Off to share the latest.

Cheers Shawn and I hope so mate and if it's any indication from last years I had 60 dio/figures for sale and sold 55 of them and the 5 that didn't sell weren't SW so that is why I have built way more SW dios/figures this time. I have 66 SW and 4 others so I should do very well fingers crossed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-ACT Pilot 6" Completed P103. 29/05/17
Post by: hemble on May 31, 2017, 06:04:05 PM
Hi All,

Completed this one this morning.

I can't take credit for the paint scheme on this one I have to thank Herman Guerrero from the Bandai Star Wars FB page for that. When I saw that he did this paint scheme to his I had to do one, cheers Herman for the inpsiration.

Recipe

Trooper - is the death trooper from Bandai and it was painted and weathered using Vallejo paints and pastel chalks.

Base - is just a generic base that I have kept and it was made using foam and straws for the pipes. The wall and sand were done using spakfilla.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-ACT Pilot 6" Completed P103. 29/05/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 01, 2017, 05:46:35 AM
Looks great on the front pages Ron!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: JDeck on June 01, 2017, 03:34:09 PM
Cool! I must say, I like the white armor a little better than the black. It's different, but familiar. Great dio too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 02, 2017, 12:57:06 AM
Looks great on the front pages Ron!

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Cool! I must say, I like the white armor a little better than the black. It's different, but familiar. Great dio too.

Cheers JD and being white it really picks up the detail in the armour as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 03, 2017, 01:19:12 AM
I agree. The Death Trooper looks a little bit better with the white armor.
Excellent figure and dio.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 04, 2017, 01:17:37 AM
I agree. The Death Trooper looks a little bit better with the white armor.
Excellent figure and dio.

Cheers mate and the white looks great especially for bringing out the details in the armour.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Imperial Ghost Trooper 6" Completed P104. 01/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 04, 2017, 01:27:29 AM
Hi All,

I didn't know where to put this so I thought I'll just put it in here.

Well another year has come and gone for our local Con which is called Magenticon here in Townsville Australia. I had a few old pieces I put up for sale plus all the others I have done over the last 5 months, I also had the great pleasure to meet Boba Fett himself Jeremy Bulloch and what a great honour it was.

Jeremy is such an amazing person and he was more then happy to chat for ages , I was especially honoured when he excepted a Boba Fett dio I built which I gave him as a gift for coming all the way out to Australia.

He was stoked with the gift and said I had an amazing talent which blew me away.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 04, 2017, 05:28:56 AM
Wow, now that is pretty cool. Awesome Ron. I am sure this is one awesome memory. Off to share this all over.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on June 04, 2017, 08:39:51 AM
Great Job ! That table alone is amazing but a picture with Boba Himself  outstanding ! Well done !
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: legion078 on June 05, 2017, 08:13:32 AM
Ron, what a great experience to share and remember!

There they're all together! I'm sure your table was one of the Con's highlights without having been there! Have you sold all of them this year?

I am glad you got to meet Jeremy and he was certainly right on your talent! What a great gift to him!
Did he give you an autograph, too?
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2017, 04:35:28 PM
Wow, now that is pretty cool. Awesome Ron. I am sure this is one awesome memory. Off to share this all over.

Thanks heaps Shawn and it was mate.

Great Job ! That table alone is amazing but a picture with Boba Himself  outstanding ! Well done !

Cheers buddy and yeah I was stoked and he was is an awesome guy he always had time to chat with everyone which wasn't an issue at all for him.

Ron, what a great experience to share and remember!

There they're all together! I'm sure your table was one of the Con's highlights without having been there! Have you sold all of them this year?

I am glad you got to meet Jeremy and he was certainly right on your talent! What a great gift to him!
Did he give you an autograph, too?

Thanks heaps mate and yeah I got is autograph I'll be getting framed and putting it up once we move into the new house at the end of the month.  I sold 42 out of 72 so I was very happy with that.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2017, 04:37:46 PM
Hi All,

This was a commission piece which the client wanted to have painted to match the red Hasbro trooper.

Scout/Speeder - are both from Bandai and built straight out of the box and painted and weathered with Vallejo paints and Pastel Chalks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Jeremy Bulloch and Local Con P104 04/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 11, 2017, 04:38:33 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
Post by: JDeck on June 11, 2017, 05:55:26 PM
Great looking scout. I especially like the bike, it has a nice shade of red.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 12, 2017, 12:03:12 AM
Great looking scout. I especially like the bike, it has a nice shade of red.

Cheers JD, spraying the red over brown plastic and then given it a light black wash really gives it a nice shade.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 12, 2017, 05:58:41 AM
Now that does look great. I come back after a minitrip and see this great work. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 18, 2017, 05:51:42 PM
Now that does look great. I come back after a minitrip and see this great work. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 22, 2017, 09:26:45 PM

Hi All,

This figure is a commission piece of Commander Wolffe.

Recipe

Wolffe - is from Bandai and built straight out of the box and the aiming sight on his helmet is a piece of plastic thin rod with the main aiming sight from Hasbro Boba Fett.

The Karma is from the Bandai Shoretrooper cut to size, the holsters are from the Bandai Boba Fett cut and sanded. The pistols are from the Bandai Stormtrooper kit cut down and then the scopes were cut to use as muzzles. The patterns were drawn by head using a led pencil and then painted.

Base - the base is from the Han Solo/Chewbacca display I did a few months back.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Magma Scout 6" P105 12/06/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 23, 2017, 04:30:31 AM
Looks pretty awesome to me Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 23, 2017, 05:00:08 AM
Looks pretty awesome to me Ron. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 24, 2017, 11:46:39 PM
Hi All,

Re-started the AT-AT head again fro Shawn and have done some extra add ons to the hull using foam board and tomorrow I'll start adding the hull plates and details.

The cannons so far have been made using plastic card and I still need to add more details to them, the semi circle section will be done using some small party plates I have and the foam circles are for mounting them.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on June 25, 2017, 12:38:43 AM
Commander Wolffe is a wonderful custom figure. Thank you for the tutorial with all the materials you've used for the figure. I wish it would be easier to get the Bandai stuff here in europe.

The AT-AT head is going to be an impressive giant. I'm looking forward to see it finished.

Excellent work!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 25, 2017, 04:25:33 AM
Sniff. Sniff. It brought tears to my eyes Ron. Absolutely gorgeous! Oh yes, share, share, share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 25, 2017, 04:33:07 AM
Man looked at all the pics again. So awesome Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 29, 2017, 04:56:53 PM
Commander Wolffe is a wonderful custom figure. Thank you for the tutorial with all the materials you've used for the figure. I wish it would be easier to get the Bandai stuff here in europe.

The AT-AT head is going to be an impressive giant. I'm looking forward to see it finished.

Excellent work!

Hi mate, thanks heaps and glad you liked Wolffe and great to see you are enjoying the AT-AT head WIP pics.

Sniff. Sniff. It brought tears to my eyes Ron. Absolutely gorgeous! Oh yes, share, share, share.
Man looked at all the pics again. So awesome Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn and really stoked that you are liking the way it is turning out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Commander Wolffe Clone Wars 6" P105 23/06/17
Post by: hemble on June 29, 2017, 04:58:12 PM
Hi All,

I woke up this morning and opened my emails to find Jeremy Bulloch had sent me an email. with a pic of the figure on display It made my day and what an awesome guy.

I have left out his email for privacy.

Hi Ron

Sorry for the delay in emailing you, but it has been mad since we got back from Australia, we have also been to the USA since.  As you can see the figure made it back to the UK in one piece and is now sitting happily in my office.  Many, many thanks - it was a lovely gift.

All the best

Jeremy

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: Tamer on June 30, 2017, 05:59:39 AM
Pretty cool Ron. Have to go share that.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: JDeck on June 30, 2017, 05:28:57 PM
How cool is that! An email from Boba Fett.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: hemble on July 01, 2017, 01:14:46 AM
Pretty cool Ron. Have to go share that.

Thanks mate.

How cool is that! An email from Boba Fett.

Cheers JD and it was very cool indeed.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: hemble on August 03, 2017, 06:23:24 PM
Hi All,

Started a quick commission piece for a client and he wants Darth Nihilus so here are some WIP pics so far.

The body is a Hasbro Kylo Ren and the head is a Hasbro Finn, the maks is made from plastic card, putty, wire and small 1/72 scale parts.

The robes and cape are done from material I picked up from the local craft store and I used a pair of scissors and sand paper to give it a good wear and tear fill to it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: Tamer on August 04, 2017, 07:14:30 AM
Looks good so far Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Email from Jeremy Bulloch P105 30/06/17
Post by: hemble on August 04, 2017, 05:21:28 PM
Looks good so far Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn, the build so far has been good except the mask which I have played around with a few times already.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" WIP P106 05/08/17
Post by: Tamer on August 05, 2017, 05:20:11 AM
I immediately thought of the great mask work on the Phantom of the Opera Doll you helped me out with for my daughter so many years ago. I can't wait to see wait you come up with for the final version of Nihilus too.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" WIP P106 05/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 05, 2017, 05:12:23 PM
I immediately thought of the great mask work on the Phantom of the Opera Doll you helped me out with for my daughter so many years ago. I can't wait to see wait you come up with for the final version of Nihilus too.

Hi Shawn and thanks mate and so did I lol.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" WIP P106 05/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 07, 2017, 05:23:34 PM
Hi All,

Darth Nilihus is done.

Recipe

Nihilus - is a Hasbro Kylo Ren body and Finn head and I used plastic card and putty to make the mask and I then used 1/72 scale pieces and wire to do the sliver parts.

I used light black material for the robes and cape and teh light saber is a very simple modification of Farm boy Luke's saber.

Base - is made up using Bandai 1:12 bases and then balsa wood was used for the sides. The ground work was done by mixing spakfilla and sand together and the rock were doen using foam and then the spakfilla/sand mix was added over that.

The green wisps were done by mixing light green with Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and then applying it the base with a brush.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" WIP P106 05/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 07, 2017, 05:24:09 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" Completed P107 08/08/17
Post by: Tamer on August 09, 2017, 07:28:53 AM
Ron you did some more great mask work. Way to bring it. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" Completed P107 08/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 09, 2017, 06:09:20 PM
Ron you did some more great mask work. Way to bring it. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn, it was a bit of putting at first as it didn't look right but once I trimmed the sides down near the cheek bones it come out great.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" Completed P107 08/08/17
Post by: JDeck on August 09, 2017, 06:27:43 PM
I've been out of it for a few days, so I haven't had time to comment earlier. This looks really great. The soft goods are awesome looking, as is the rest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" Completed P107 08/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 10, 2017, 01:44:43 AM
I've been out of it for a few days, so I haven't had time to comment earlier. This looks really great. The soft goods are awesome looking, as is the rest.

Thanks heaps JD and hope all is well mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Darth Nilihus 6" Completed P107 08/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2017, 02:22:16 AM
Hi All,

Restarted on Shawn's AT-AT head dio and have add a few more pieces to it before I start filling the gaps and then adding the finer details.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: Tamer on August 21, 2017, 08:31:50 AM
Needless to say Ron I am loving to see the progress on this. It looks fantastic! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 21, 2017, 02:37:18 PM
Needless to say Ron I am loving to see the progress on this. It looks fantastic! Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and the filler is nearly dry so I can start sanding by this afternoon and then start on the finer details.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: Tamer on August 22, 2017, 02:13:23 AM
Coolio!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on August 25, 2017, 09:23:08 AM
It is taking shape.
I'm really looking forward to see the finished head.


Excellent work on the 6" Darth Nilihus.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: hemble on August 27, 2017, 10:14:14 PM
It is taking shape.
I'm really looking forward to see the finished head.


Excellent work on the 6" Darth Nilihus.

Thanks on both fronts mate I really appreciate it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
Post by: hemble on September 10, 2017, 05:54:53 PM
Hi All,

Arc Trooper Fives was a commission piece for a client in the US.

Recipe

Fives - is a clone trooper Bandai figure which was built straight out of the box. I added the extra shin guards by using plastic card and puttyto build it up.

The Karma was made using pleather and then painting it and then adding the details. The holsters are from the Bandai Stormtrooper which were cut down and glued on with a little strap that is attached to them.

The pistols are from the Stormtrooper kit and were converted to the desired look. The straps across the back and front are pieces of thin strapping that were painted and cut to size and glued on. The ammo magazines at the front are from the Bandai Death trooper and teh black pouches at the back are from a Marvel Punisher figure.

The back pack was made using a part from the Bandai Sandtrooper back pack and pieces of plastic. The shoulder pads are made using strong thin cardboard and cut to shape and glued on.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT Head dio 6" WIP P107 21/08/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Arc Trooper Fives 6" P107 11/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 11, 2017, 02:27:55 AM
pretty awesome Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Arc Trooper Fives 6" P107 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2017, 03:11:21 AM
pretty awesome Ron. Off to share.

Thanks Shawn and I'll have an update on your dio tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Arc Trooper Fives 6" P107 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 11, 2017, 04:24:49 AM
Hi All,

Have re-started and now on a roll with Shawn's AT-AT head diorama. The sanding has been done and now I'm adding details using plastic card and greeblies from the parts box.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2017, 02:16:17 AM
Needless to say Ron I saw this last night and went to be happy. You have really got this looking great. Thank you! Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 12, 2017, 03:07:31 AM
Needless to say Ron I saw this last night and went to be happy. You have really got this looking great. Thank you! Off to share.

Hey Shawn, my pleasure buddy and thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: JDeck on September 15, 2017, 07:24:42 PM
Look, Ron I was just on my way to comment, and I got a little side tracked. It's not my fault.... lol No but I have missed a lot of your creations. That Fives is outstanding. That AT-AT head is waaaayyy cool. Keep it up.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2017, 09:17:04 PM
Look, Ron I was just on my way to comment, and I got a little side tracked. It's not my fault.... lol No but I have missed a lot of your creations. That Fives is outstanding. That AT-AT head is waaaayyy cool. Keep it up.

Hey JD, I forgive you mate :) and thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 15, 2017, 11:45:23 PM
Hi All,

The AT-AT head is now ready for painting and weathering. I made the side mounted sections using pot plant bottoms and then using spakfilla to make the curved sections.

The side weapons were finally done also by using plastic card to make them.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 11/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 16, 2017, 03:28:25 AM

Hi All,

Last update for the night.

I have sprayed the head using Tamya's Nuetral Grey and have started sanding what area's I missed when I sanded it before.

I will get another spray on it tomorrow and then I'll start they weathering.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 16/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 16, 2017, 04:39:40 AM
Now this is the way to get the weekend started. It is freaking awesome Ron!

I so stole your galleries from FB to use here and on the pages.

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 16/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 16, 2017, 05:02:53 AM
Hi All,

Hey Shawn, I really stoked that you are liking it mate and I will have more pics tomorrow night.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 16/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2017, 04:09:39 AM
Hi All,

The sanding is now complete and I didn't make it to the shops today so I'll pick up the paints I need tomorrow.

But until then I started on the smoke using a wire coat hanger and then gluing the cotton wool balls to it. I still need to add spary paint them to simulate smoke.

The smoke will also need plastic card added to it to simulate the hull being blown outwards.

For the fire as you can on the non stick paper it is still drying and once it does it will be completely clear. I used Woodland Scenics Water Effects and once it does become clear I will paint the inside of it to give a fire look and then add the flickering lights.

once the smoke and fire is done it will allow my mate to add it to the dio whenever he wants.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 16/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2017, 04:10:18 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 17/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2017, 05:05:42 AM
Oh this is going so great. Rock on Ron. Rock on.

Off to share and try to calm down a bit.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 17/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 17, 2017, 03:10:46 PM
Oh this is going so great. Rock on Ron. Rock on.

Off to share and try to calm down a bit.

LOL, I'm glad your going to calm down a bit mate and thanks heaps.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 17/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2017, 01:18:09 AM
Hi All,

Have sprayed the AT-AT head and will weather it tonight. I have also done the smoke using Tamiya's matt black and medium grey spary cans until I was happy with the result.

The flames I have started and I used cheap battery powered flickering lights. I then used Woodland Scenics Water Effects to make the fisrt lot of flames and gave them a wash of red/orange and yellow.

I still need to add smoke around the base of the flames and also use the Water Effects to bulk up the flames.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 18/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 18, 2017, 02:45:49 AM
So awesome. You are really doing a nice job Ron. Thank you.

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 18/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 18, 2017, 02:50:55 AM
So awesome. You are really doing a nice job Ron. Thank you.

Off to share.

My pleasure Shawn and thank you.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 18/09/17
Post by: Panther on September 19, 2017, 02:30:19 AM
This is looking fantastic Ron, loving the smoke and fire you have added to this.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 18/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 19, 2017, 04:00:58 AM
This is looking fantastic Ron, loving the smoke and fire you have added to this.

Cheers buddy, I have added more Water Effects to the fire so I'm just waiting for that to dry clear before I do more to that. The AT-AT has been weathered and I need to attach it to the base so hopefully I'll get pics up tonight.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P108 18/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 19, 2017, 05:12:14 AM
Hi All,

On the last legs of the AT-AT dio build. I have weathered the AT-AT head by giving it a few washes of matt black and once dry I used pastel chalks to give the plating areas more depth.

I have also added weapons damage and will give crabon scouring marks using pastel chalks. I have glued the head down to the base and will start on the ground work and snow tomorrow

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 19/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 19, 2017, 11:03:40 PM
Hi All,

I have added the snow by watering down spakfilla until it is like a pancake consistency and then applied it to the base.

The snow on the AT-AT was done using a small brush and then using a almost dried out baby wipe and dabbing into the spakfilla and then dabbing it over the AT-AT head.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2017, 12:06:39 AM
Hi All,

The AT-AT Driver is now repainted and weathered, I used Vallejo and Army Painter paints to do the painting and weathering and again Hasbro have done an awesome job on the sculpting it just needed a nice paint job to bring out the details.

I have given the armour, pipes, leg harness and jumpsuit different gerys and washes but I don't think they came out that great in the pics. I have done a compasrion shot next to an unpainted AT-AT driver.

I am now 95% done on this dio and just need to add a little more snow to the base and smoke to the flames.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2017, 02:20:32 AM
Ron, I am just speechless. Just when I think it can't get any better you make it that way.

I am sharing his FB Galleries here too so you can see how cool this all is:

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: JDeck on September 20, 2017, 07:50:53 PM
Wow! This looks fantastic. You never cease to amaze me.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2017, 10:07:06 PM
Wow! This looks fantastic. You never cease to amaze me.

Thanks heaps JD and this one was a lot of fun to do.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2017, 10:08:46 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics for the AT-AT head dio and also one with the lights down and the flames on.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio WIP 6" P109 20/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 20, 2017, 10:09:32 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: Tamer on September 21, 2017, 02:18:54 AM
Epic Ron. It will be hard for you to top this one. If anyone can prove me wrong it seems to be you, but it is easily on the top of the greatest custom projects I have ever seen. All time.

Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 21, 2017, 03:27:43 AM
Epic Ron. It will be hard for you to top this one. If anyone can prove me wrong it seems to be you, but it is easily on the top of the greatest custom projects I have ever seen. All time.

Off to share.

Cheers Shawn and on the SW front it is up there in my top three SW dios for sure.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: legion078 on September 22, 2017, 02:54:47 AM
Ron, before you start the next project already, let me just comment on this one very quick:

I am generally amazed how many customers build their own 1/12 scale vehicles for their 6" figures...some are so massive they wouldn't even fit into my room...so you had a great idea to just go with the AT-AT's head! The overall build and weathering are superb as always! It looks so real! The AT-AT Driver looks so awesome compared to Hasbro's original release! The diorama looks just excellent and the head is just stunning. The Driver alomost looks only like a "side dish" next to this titbit! Awesome diorama mate and the snow and lighting effects are beyond awesome!

If you allow, I post some pictures here. I saw these  AT-AT models at two locations here in Germany:

RebelCon V 2014, Herne, NRW, Germany

1/12 scale AT-AT - about 1,80 m / 6' tall

(https://i.imgur.com/VEbgENC.jpg)


Filmfigurenausstellung, Mönchengladbach, NRW, Germany

1/6 scale Hoth Diorama: AT-AT about 5 m / ~17' tall

(https://i.imgur.com/ZVVX7v9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HrdhLvE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/y1dMQ4B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4OiC2nI.jpg)

I can remove these pics any time if you want me to.

- Philipp
 
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 22, 2017, 03:13:38 AM
Hi All,

Hey Phillip, thanks heaps for the kind words mate I really appreciate it and all I can say is WOW that there are two full version AT-AT in 1:12 scale and 1:6 scale it's just amazing and tehn the 1:6 scale diorama double wow. By all means mate keep the pics up I have no issues with you adding here and you have more we would love to see them.

The AT-AT head was Shawn's idea I just built it for him and then we hashed out how the flames and smoke should be and we got the idea for being able to remove it to suit the display.

Hasbro's figures have amazing details on them they just have cheap paint apps to them, but if they did top of the line paint apps we would be paying high prices and I would be out of the customizing game LOL.

As for space I think we are all in the same boat, in my new room I build two large dio's and that is it for me space gone. I love doing big dio's for people like Shawn as I know they have the room to put in somewhere and I get the enjoyment of building it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: legion078 on September 22, 2017, 03:53:00 AM
Thank you for your detailed reply, Ron! Wow, I haven't known that! All I know is that you made Shawn's week! He was so happy when you uploaded the pictures of this project!
I actually do have more pictures of many events I went to over the last years...I might do a new topic on these at all the right places :D

I totally agree with you on Hasbro's figures! Most of them have amazing detail! They only lack of paint apps. The Battle Droids I am currently repainting are just one more example. I often realize how much depth it adds to the figures and vehicles when I paint and weather them.
As I already saw on the front page, you're already into your next "Indy Jones" project! :)

Looks like fun! Cheers, mate!

- Philipp
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: FialaFernbrugg on September 24, 2017, 01:28:18 AM
I know I write this all the time when I see something new from you but I really think this is your best work so far.
I love the fire and smoke effects and also the weathering on the AT-AT driver.

Excellent work!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 24, 2017, 05:14:52 PM
Thank you for your detailed reply, Ron! Wow, I haven't known that! All I know is that you made Shawn's week! He was so happy when you uploaded the pictures of this project!
I actually do have more pictures of many events I went to over the last years...I might do a new topic on these at all the right places :D

I totally agree with you on Hasbro's figures! Most of them have amazing detail! They only lack of paint apps. The Battle Droids I am currently repainting are just one more example. I often realize how much depth it adds to the figures and vehicles when I paint and weather them.
As I already saw on the front page, you're already into your next "Indy Jones" project! :)

Looks like fun! Cheers, mate!

- Philipp

Cheers Philip and I would love to see pics from the events, I live in pretty far away to a major city so getting to events is very pricey but the last two years we have had what we call Magneticon it's the same as a comic con but smaller.

I know I write this all the time when I see something new from you but I really think this is your best work so far.
I love the fire and smoke effects and also the weathering on the AT-AT driver.

Excellent work!

Thanks heaps buddy and yeah I'm really stoked with the way the AT-AT head turned out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: Panther on September 25, 2017, 05:41:02 AM
What can I say Ron except - WOW, truly outstanding mate!  Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: hemble on September 25, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
What can I say Ron except - WOW, truly outstanding mate!  Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Thanks heaps Richard and on the SW front I have the new Hasbro landspeeder so I'll be doing a dio with that in the next few weeks.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - AT-AT head dio Completed 6" P109 21/09/17
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2017, 04:24:32 AM
Hi All,

I have started on another project while waiting for spakfilla and paint to dry on the boulder dio.

This dio will depict three Stormtroopers fighting on the moon of Endor, the trunks are a branch I found at my daughter's schoold. I cut it to length and then treated it Methylated Spirits and left in in the sun to dry out.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 03/10/17
Post by: Panther on October 03, 2017, 05:09:32 AM
Like this Ron, can't wait to watch the development of this.

Richard
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 03/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 03, 2017, 02:25:05 PM
Like this Ron, can't wait to watch the development of this.

Richard

Thanks Richard, I will be doing the Troopers today and then I will be starting on the dio and will get pics up once I start it.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 03/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 04, 2017, 02:06:55 AM
Another great project. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 03/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 04, 2017, 02:23:24 AM
Another great project. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 03/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2017, 03:34:33 AM
Hi All,

While the moss is drying on the boulder chase dio I started doing more work to the Endor Assualt dio.

I have added the edges by using balsa wood and then I used aluminium foil to make the rock area's by crumpling the foil then gluing in place.

Once I had completed adding the rocks I then used a mix of spakfilla/sand/PVA glue/sand and Vallejo Chocolate Brown for the first part of the ground work I then applied it to the base using a damp medium brush.

Once the mix was applied and was still wet I applied the top part of the ground work using a mix of sand/static grass/ diced dry leaves/diced lichen moss and small clumps of railway clump bushes.  Once this mix was applied I then softly pressed the mix into the first applied mix.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 07/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 07, 2017, 07:07:01 AM
Wow, a third update. I am wondering if you got any sleep last night. Great work here though. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 07/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 07, 2017, 08:31:33 PM
Wow, a third update. I am wondering if you got any sleep last night. Great work here though. Off to share.

LOL, yeah some and cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 07/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 11, 2017, 04:38:54 AM
Hi All,

have also done some more work on the Endor dio.

The rocks were given their last wash of beige brown and once dry I used a mix of sand/spakfilla/paint to make the moss and then I used a brush to apply it to the trees and rocks.

The destroyed speeder is from Hasbro which I have had in the spare part bix for ages. I used a pair of snippers to cut it up and also to make the damaged sctions of the speeder.

Next up I will paint and weather the speeder and start adding vegetation.

Ron

Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 07/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 11, 2017, 04:39:49 AM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 12, 2017, 02:17:23 AM
That is awesome too. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 12, 2017, 03:29:51 AM
That is awesome too. Off to share.

Thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2017, 12:18:55 AM
Hi All,

The vegetation is all done I used plastic plants from Joefix Studio and Army painter for the small grass tufts. The ferns are from the local craft shop which have been cut down to size.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 13, 2017, 01:56:25 AM
Wow, you have a green thumb. Off to share the latest. It looks great Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 13, 2017, 02:09:43 AM
Wow, you have a green thumb. Off to share the latest. It looks great Ron.

Thanks heaps Shawn and here are four more I couldn't add earlier due to the internet playing up.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 14, 2017, 06:03:00 AM
Wow, very nice.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 14, 2017, 04:32:02 PM
Wow, very nice.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P110 11/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2017, 04:27:59 AM
Hi All,

I have added the destroyed speeder and just need to weather it before the water effects is added. I used Vallejo and Army Paints to paint it.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 15, 2017, 05:10:04 AM
Now that turned out sweet. Can't wait to see it with the water effects. Off to share!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 15, 2017, 05:13:45 PM
Now that turned out sweet. Can't wait to see it with the water effects. Off to share!

Thanks Shawn, I will be doing the troopers while I'm waiting for the water effects arrive.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: Starchaser on October 16, 2017, 04:27:38 PM
Wow Ron, you've been busy! AT-AT head dio, Endor dio, WW2 mini-dios, and Indy cave dio. And every one an amazing example of your attention to detail. Congratulations on the Star Trek victory, sorry the AT-AT head didn't place in competition - it should have. I really love the foliage, it looks very like a forest. In fact, I'm sure I've seen this location - sans speeder bike - in the greenbelt next to my house :) Anticipating the final product.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 16, 2017, 05:01:49 PM
Wow Ron, you've been busy! AT-AT head dio, Endor dio, WW2 mini-dios, and Indy cave dio. And every one an amazing example of your attention to detail. Congratulations on the Star Trek victory, sorry the AT-AT head didn't place in competition - it should have. I really love the foliage, it looks very like a forest. In fact, I'm sure I've seen this location - sans speeder bike - in the greenbelt next to my house :) Anticipating the final product.

Thanks heaps mate and yeah it's great doing all these diorama's and custom's and being semi retired due to an Army injury sure doe's let me do what I love doing. Appreciate the comment on the foliage thank you and it sounds like you have a great source of reference's as well as I have rainforests where I live and it gives you great idea's and the internet helps a lot as well.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 17, 2017, 02:24:08 AM
I don't mean to jack Ron's thread at all, but that being said I am gonna jack it for a bit.

I got in the AT-AT Head Dio yesterday and just can't describe how epic it is. It is huge and awesome and all AT-AT and I love it! I am so gonna refocus my collection now to show it off as well as the new Door Gunner Dio that happened to make its way into the package too.

Ron is just a class act and a fantastic artist. Hey Ron, my daughter asked me when the body and legs was gonna show up? LOL. Thanks a million my friend!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 17, 2017, 03:50:03 PM
I don't mean to jack Ron's thread at all, but that being said I am gonna jack it for a bit.

I got in the AT-AT Head Dio yesterday and just can't describe how epic it is. It is huge and awesome and all AT-AT and I love it! I am so gonna refocus my collection now to show it off as well as the new Door Gunner Dio that happened to make its way into the package too.

Ron is just a class act and a fantastic artist. Hey Ron, my daughter asked me when the body and legs was gonna show up? LOL. Thanks a million my friend!

Hey Shawn,

Thank you so much for the kind words mate I really do appreciate it and I'm so stoked that the parcel arrived safe and sound. The AT-AT gunner was getting lonely so he needed a good home to go to that has AT-AT items all around him and I couldn't think of a better home then yours.

Let your daughter know that once I get my room built in the garage next year that there won't be any limits to what could or can be built.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 18, 2017, 02:12:48 AM
Oh wow! I like the sound of that!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 18, 2017, 03:48:44 AM
Oh wow! I like the sound of that!

Thought that you both would like that.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 18, 2017, 03:01:16 PM
Hi All,

The Realistic Water arrived so I have poured it into the area of the Endor Assault dio and will take pics tomorrow once it dries. So until then here is another commission Endor dio I'm doing.

So far the trunks I got from the local bushland and then cut to size, the base ground work so far is done using high density foam.

The scout/speeder are from Hasbro and I had to totally take him apart so I could get a good pose with him as he's legs and arms were all bent.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 19, 2017, 02:29:32 AM
Looks great to me Ron. Two Endor Dios going on now. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2017, 02:44:33 AM
Looks great to me Ron. Two Endor Dios going on now. Off to share.

Yeah people just love the Endor speeder dios for some reason and thanks mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2017, 05:50:56 PM
Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics for the Endor Assault dio , please enjoy.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault WIP 6" P111 15/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 19, 2017, 05:51:35 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault Completed 6" P112 20/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 20, 2017, 02:21:26 AM
I really like the soldier viewpoint on this one. Off to share. It looks great Ron.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault Completed 6" P112 20/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 20, 2017, 03:30:19 AM
I really like the soldier viewpoint on this one. Off to share. It looks great Ron.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor Assault Completed 6" P112 20/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 22, 2017, 04:06:07 AM

Hi All,

Here is some work on a Endor dio I've been doing for a mate which will have a speeder and scout on once finished..

The base is a cheap picture frame and I built the ground up using high density foam. The foam was then covered with a mix of spakfilla and sand and will it was still drying I attached the trees.

The moss is a mix of spakfilla/sand/paint and applied to the trees, The ground work was covered with a mix of dirt/sand/small sticks/lichen moss,ground leaves.

Once the ground work was dry it was then given severall washes of Vallejo chocolate brown. I then used plants from JOEFIX Studio and ferns from the local craft shop and I also used static grass.

I wanted a swampy area for this base so I cut some clear plastic and attached it with tape and plasticine to stop any leakage.

I then poured Woodland Scenics Realistic Water in the area, this will take a few days to completely dry and will shrink a little so I will need to top is up once dry.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P112 22/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 22, 2017, 08:44:29 AM
Looking great already Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P112 22/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 22, 2017, 04:31:13 PM
Looking great already Ron. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P112 22/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 27, 2017, 08:47:27 PM
Hi All,

I have completed all the ground work for the Endor dio I'm doing for a friend I just wanted to get the swamp area looking right before I started on the scout and speeder.

The swamp area was done using Woodland Scenics Realistic water and the algea was done using the loose pieces of Woodland Scenics Fine Leaf Foliage Olive Green.

While the Realistic Water was still wet I dropped the Fine Leaf Foliage into the Water and it absorbs the Water and sinks a little giving that algea look to it.

Next up will be the Scout and Speeder.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P112 22/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 27, 2017, 08:48:05 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P113 28/10/17
Post by: Tamer on October 28, 2017, 03:09:03 AM
Looks real to me. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P113 28/10/17
Post by: hemble on October 28, 2017, 03:33:59 AM
Looks real to me. Off to share.

Cheers Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P113 28/10/17
Post by: hemble on November 03, 2017, 07:13:34 PM
Hi All,

Completed the Endor commission for a mate in the States.

Ron


Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Another Endor Dio WIP 6" P113 28/10/17
Post by: hemble on November 03, 2017, 07:14:09 PM
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor On Patrol Completed 6" P113 04/11/17
Post by: Tamer on November 04, 2017, 03:09:48 AM
Looks good Ron. Off to share it. That is gonna be one happy mate.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor On Patrol Completed 6" P113 04/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 04, 2017, 03:45:13 AM
Looks good Ron. Off to share it. That is gonna be one happy mate.

Hey Shawn, he just saw the pics and was so happy so I can't wait for him to get it in hand and cheers mate.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor On Patrol Completed 6" P113 04/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 13, 2017, 06:05:49 PM
Hi All,

New dio.

Recipe

Falcon - is from Bandai and is the mini Falcon. I built it straight out of the box and painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Base - I got from the craft shop and the destroyed piece of hull was done using plastic card and plastic tube. I painted it with Vallejo's German Grey and then gave it a few washes of Vallejo's matt black and the dry brushed it using Vallejo's Medium grey.

The rust was done buy using a light brown and light red pastel chalks and making a powder with them and then mixing them together. Once they were mixed together I then used mixed it with a small amount of water and added it the hull section.

While it is drying I then use a almost dried baby wipe and dap away at the areas that I applied the rust mix until I was happy with the result.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Endor On Patrol Completed 6" P113 04/11/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Escaping Jakku mini P113 14/11/17
Post by: Tamer on November 14, 2017, 03:40:03 AM
Great looking dio Ron. Off to share.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Escaping Jakku mini P113 14/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 14, 2017, 02:48:17 PM
Great looking dio Ron. Off to share.

Thanks heaps Shawn.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Escaping Jakku mini P113 14/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 16, 2017, 01:58:50 AM
Hi All,

New Rogue One dio 1:144 scale.

U-wing - is from Bandai and is the 1/144 scale and built straight out of the box. I painted and weathered it using Vallejo paints.

Figures - the rebel troopers are from PEGASUS and are U.S Modern troops, they were in a desert cam and I just used Vallejo paints to repaint them.

The Stormtroopers are from the old AMT Hoth set and I did some sanding to remove the karma's and the back of the helmets and they were painted using Vallejo paints and then given a light wash of matt black.

Base - is from local hardware shop and the sande is a mix of spakfill/sand/Vallejo Iraqui Sand/PVA glue. The palm tree's I got from a bucket of pirates which had all these palm tree's so I removed the palms and the cut the trucks off the bases and then wrapped them in tissue paper and applied watered down PVA glue.

Once the tisse was dry I removed all the palms from the O-ring they were attached to and repainted them, I then painted the trunks and glued the palms back on to the truncks.

The grass tufts are from Army Painter and were perfect for this scale to simulate tall grass, the bushes are from Woodland Scenics and pulled apart and glued in place.

The patches of water left over by the high tide was done using Woodland Scenics and I added a little Vallejo Beige brown to the water once it was poured.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Falcon Escaping Jakku mini P113 14/11/17
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Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: Tamer on November 16, 2017, 03:17:21 AM
I really like all the action in this. Off to share the latest.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: legion078 on November 16, 2017, 11:43:43 AM
Wow, Ron there's is really NO challenge too big for you! Although it's really hard (if not impossible) to find suitable miniatures in 1/144 scale you just made it! As far as I know there are no Star Wars miniatures in that scale, yet. But thinking about it I would probably take Hasbro's Command figures and repaint them. Some of them might be close to that scale...

I really like the concept of the U-Wing and the setting on Scarif with all the action taking place on and around the island...this is another masterpiece of yours! I especially like the palm trees and the other plants surrouding them (Woodland scenics I suppose?). Excellent work, mate!

- Philipp
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 16, 2017, 03:17:44 PM
I really like all the action in this. Off to share the latest.

As always thanks Shawn and how's the moving the displays around going?

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 16, 2017, 03:25:02 PM
Wow, Ron there's is really NO challenge too big for you! Although it's really hard (if not impossible) to find suitable miniatures in 1/144 scale you just made it! As far as I know there are no Star Wars miniatures in that scale, yet. But thinking about it I would probably take Hasbro's Command figures and repaint them. Some of them might be close to that scale...

I really like the concept of the U-Wing and the setting on Scarif with all the action taking place on and around the island...this is another masterpiece of yours! I especially like the palm trees and the other plants surrouding them (Woodland scenics I suppose?). Excellent work, mate!

- Philipp

Thanks heaps Philipp and the command figures are 1:35 scale unless they have put out 1:144 scale which would be very cool.

The plants around the palms are Woodland Scenics and you can never go wrong with them when doing dios. Years ago 1:144 scale figures weren't available but now there is multiple choices yo choose from.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: Panther on November 17, 2017, 03:14:08 AM
Truly amazing mate, love it!
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 17, 2017, 04:04:27 AM
Truly amazing mate, love it!

Thanks heaps Richard.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: Tamer on November 18, 2017, 06:44:51 AM

As always thanks Shawn and how's the moving the displays around going?

Ron

Uh, non existent at this point. I am hoping things slow down over the winter so I can start that project. It is just so daunting right now I am having a heck of a time getting started.
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: legion078 on November 18, 2017, 10:31:19 AM
Well, 1/35 is also a great scale, there're so many pictures of painted Command figures online...I might try that, too. Hm, I thought there were also smaller figures included with the Command sets for example the AT-TE...to be 1/144 scale they would have to be 1,25 cm/0.49" tall right?
I used to build tanks in 1/72 scale and the figures for those are 2,5cm/0.98" tall...maybe we'll see some Star Wars figures in that scale some day...
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 18, 2017, 04:19:16 PM

As always thanks Shawn and how's the moving the displays around going?

Ron
Uh, non existent at this point. I am hoping things slow down over the winter so I can start that project. It is just so daunting right now I am having a heck of a time getting started.

Yeah I know what you mean mate, I can build my model in the garage anytime I want but I need to clear it all out first after the move but I haven't been motivated to LOL. My kids are on xmas holidays as of the 29th of Nov I'll get the clearing done then as I will have helpers then lol.

Ron
Title: Re: Hemble's Dio's 2 - Rogue One Dio Scarif 1:144 P114 16/11/17
Post by: hemble on November 18, 2017, 04:21:56 PM
Well, 1/35 is also a great scale, there're so many pictures of painted Command figures online...I might try that, too. Hm, I thought there were also smaller figures included with the Command sets for example the AT-TE...to be 1/144 scale they would have to be 1,25 cm/0.49" tall right?
I used to build tanks in 1/72 scale and the figures for those are 2,5cm/0.98" tall...maybe we'll see some Star Wars figures in that scale some day...

Yeah the figures are great to paint up I have done a few dio's with them and yeah your right mate there are the vehicles which I totally forgot about and some of them are 1/144 scale. I hope they do make SW figures in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 as you need figures in dios.

Ron