Monday, 29 March 2010

It's Cold Outside


One of the reasons I love the POTF2 line, besides the enormous nostalgia and younger wish fulfilment (see the Dewback post), is that you can get most of this line really pretty cheap - such as this Luke my girlfriend picked up for me from a clearance store where he was hanging out in the window with Han Solo and Count Dooku. And then there's charity shops, and car boots... It's almost enough to make me give up my eBay account. But not quite.

Nice and Easy...


The Special Editions were the defining cinematic experience of my youth, even more so than Jurrasic Park. Having had the theatrical versions on VHS, I was as excited as I would've been on blue Smarties about the new and updated content. Case in point - Jabba checking on Han in Mos Eisley. Not a bad scene, makes Greedo's appearance (and demise) a little more unnecessary, but then at the end, we get Boba Fett doing a final sweep and stare into the camera. Geek rejoice!


Friday, 19 March 2010

Dewback!


It's been a long time coming, I've finally got the POTF Dewback I wanted since they were released! The Tatooine collection is definitely taking shape, it'll be nice to get a little set together - the results will, I'm sure, find their way up here...


On another happy note, it turns out my girlfriend's phone camera has a far better auto focus and zoom than either of our digital cameras, making shots like the Sandtrooper above possible. Result!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Ready To Go


Captain Rex in a moment of calm before the storm. Who knows what the Seperatists have in store next? And what about that Order 66, hm?

It may seem I'm getting further from dioramas, but Em and I are working on something pretty special, whilst the collection picks up pace - I'm fulfilling a dream over 10 years old when tomorrow, I pick up my first Dewback!


Friday, 12 March 2010

A Real Bargain


This is my favourite so far, I like the scale, the setting and the lighting. Definitely a step in the right direction.

Leaving Hibernation


I used the same box from the Mos Eisley scene to put together Han waking up to an (eventually) familiar face. I like the colder lighting, trying to get that early morning after party feel - this was a quick attempt at this scene and one I'm going to go back to.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

A Jedi & His Droid


This was the best shot from not a bad bunch, unfortunately the very best idea for a shot I had was let down by poor focus on my camera. But I've got the blurry attempts; and they'll live to fight another day.

The Streets of Mos Eisley


The streets of a Tattoine spaceport isn't the place to be for two droids, what with all those Jawas lurking around...

Obi-Wan's Bad Dream


From here it doesn't look so much like Obi-Wan as 'Generic Jedi #4' or whoever (you can't even see the colour of his lightsabre!), but I like the Vader, as mentioned several times, and the poses are definitely confrontational.

Slaves To The Hutt


Finally got all my Ebay purchases together, and started on the shots. This was the first one I put together tonight, I like the lighting but the posability of the figures let me down a bit for what I was really trying. Ah well. Other than the poor focus on Leia's face, I like this. Note the make of envelope showing in the background...

Vader On Reflection


Darth Vader looking pretty mean. This wasn't really the shot I wanted to get, but the best I could do, which made me realise I need a better camera. Still, it's a very nice figure.

Captain Rex, Darth Vader... And a plant.


Actually, the plant is called Stephen. As per the pictures below, this was just messing around with the camera and not a serious attempt at anything, though the colours and soft lighting look nice. It's a Clone Wars Captain Rex and, well, Darth Vader, so slightly anachronistic I know. But let's face it, does anybody actually care enough to comment?

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Captain Rex gets directions from some Jawas...

Just a quick shoot from tonight, so I didn't make any props or anything for this scene but immediately upon looking at the pictures again I got some ideas, which I'll follow up this week. This was moreso to get back in the swing and get my girlfriend's new Rex toy online!


Oh, yeah, it's that way alright. Would you trust a Jawa?

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