Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Laputa Diorama - Part 1

Hi everyone,

As promised I am starting a new string of posts dedicated to the Laputa diorama I put together for the Plamo modeling competition I entered on the Hobbylink TV site.  Below are the pics I submitted to the judges.  Since this was an online competition, one of the rules stated that the pictures could not be tampered with or modified in any way with Photoshop and the likes.  Therefore, I submitted them in this format in order to avoid any problems with the judges.

As I have mentioned in the previous post, this is the first time I have worked on a kit at this scale (1/20) and it was no easy feat for me.  I also had to do a lot of research and experimentation on the flora I used in the diorama.  A lot of the flora is made up of real plants that were preserved for this purpose.

Lately, I have been very interested in Gunpla modeling - first because it is relatively cheap compared to Warhammer, and second because it is something new.  When the HLJ team announced the competition, I was going to submit a robot from the Gundam universe, but I quickly changed my mind when 90% of the entrants when entering Gundam models!

I decided to go with the robot gardener and I think this choice paid off.  Firstly because it was a unique subject and secondly because it is colourful and catches the eye - these two combined gave me a distinct advantage in my opinion.

Anyway, enough talk.  Here are the pics of Laputa, my Hobbylink TV competition entry:







Next week I will start with how I came up with the idea and the initial construction of the piece.  Please stay tuned.

Farewell and good health,


        NR

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