Diorama

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  1. the_alien_experience

    the_alien_experience Formerly tuneful87

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    Some of you may have already seen this on FB, but unfortunately I have to part with with my kaiju diorama due to an unexpected move. It's disassembled now, but figured I'd share a few photos regardless...

    Included a few impromptu photos I took with it as well...

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    [​IMG]IMG_5449 by the_alien_experience, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bake-Kujira by the_alien_experience, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mont Blanc the Alien Squid by the_alien_experience, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kraken by the_alien_experience, on Flickr

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    It's still looking for a new home, in case anyone is looking to create kaiju dioramas and lives on the East Coast (In Connecticut, open to offers) 12x36x98. Comes with plexiglass panes, tracks, lights, and wall mounting brackets. Interior could use a fresh coat of paint if it were not to be used for dioramas, as backgrounds were hot glued/tacked.
     
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  2. RyanM

    RyanM Toy Prince

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    Dang, that's pretty cool! Would love to see it in person..
     
  3. devilboy

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    great idea and looked awesome. sorry you had to take it down.
     
  4. gazpacho

    gazpacho Comment King

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    Love it.

    Especially that close up of sudaru
     
  5. poysntixels

    poysntixels Side Dealer

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    That was so great! Inventive and well executed as well. What was the little mantis figure? Anyway, pretty outstanding setup!
     
  6. the_alien_experience

    the_alien_experience Formerly tuneful87

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    Thanks, all

    That's a kaiyodo. You can usually find them on eBay though I'm not seeing any at the moment.
     
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    Lixx Mr. Grumpy™

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    What a cool idea! Unique way to display your collection. I feel your take down pain- my collection is currently in storage :(
     
  8. poysntixels

    poysntixels Side Dealer

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    Thanks!
     
  9. ElvisFromHell

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    Wow - that's one of the coolest, most creative displays I've seen. Love it! Who makes those stacking storage units? They seem familiar.
     
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    Love this. Visually stunning.
     
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    itsa_mia Toy Prince

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    dont fb but love to see more, link?
     
  12. Mutonismyfriend

    Mutonismyfriend Die-Cast

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    What an amazing display! True love goes into that,most impressive. Best toy related thing Ive seen in ages.
     
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  13. coin_dombre

    coin_dombre Fresh Meat

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    WOW impressive display ! Could you share more details ? How did you build it, difficulties , etc..
     
  14. bryce_r

    bryce_r Die-Cast

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    ^^
    It looks like you just stack the pieces up and put it against the wall with a wall anchor.
     
  15. coin_dombre

    coin_dombre Fresh Meat

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    Yes but I meant for the decor :)
     
  16. Brooklyn_Vinyl

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    @tuneful87 did this display happen to make it into the bathroom at Handline in Sebastopol or am I totally mistaken?

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  17. the_alien_experience

    the_alien_experience Formerly tuneful87

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    Sure.

    Backgrounds: I found some high quality landscape photos I really likes on Flickr, cropped them to size, and had them printed on vinyl. Cut to size, and tacked / hot glued to the interior

    Flooring: There's a cool art store here that offers all kinds of high end patterned pattern, which I cut to size

    Tracks: Ordered online and cut them to size myself with an exacto knife. Used a tiny drill bit and installed them on the front interior of each shelf

    Plexiglass: Ordered it cut to size at the art store mentioned above.

    Lights: LEDs stuck to the top of each shelf, wires wire-tied neatly down the back.

    Various objects used inside each:

    - Aquarium plants
    - Fake succulents with spray painted clay bases
    - The clear plastic pieces are from some 1960s game called Astrolite. Stuck the pieces into Styrofoam.
    - Plastic crystals of various sizes
    - Driftwood
    - Moss in various colors
    - Cave pieces chiseled out of hard Styrofoam, glued together, spray painted

    I think that's pretty much everything. Nothing terribly unusual or hard to find, just a ton of moving pieces.

    It's still available for $250 if anyone is interested. I'm located in Connecticut.
     

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