Category Archives: Dioramas
You have to admit that it takes a lot of imagination to recreate the Star Wars universe as the toy line lacks play sets to recreate your favorite Star Wars moments and scenes but this is where appspot comes in and he has created on of the greatest scenes from the Star Wars movies with his Custom Emperor's Throne Room Diorama from the Return of the Jedi movie. I have been a fan of appspot's dioramas ever since I came across his Custom Tantive Attack Diorama back on February of 2008. The diorama scales nicely with the figures as the dio is roomy enough to house Royal Guards, The Emperor, Luke, and Darth Vader. A wider shot reveals the scale of the diorama (see below). Measuring over 2 feet deep, this Throne Room is constructed of foam and wood and based on appspot's other Dioramas, it is of the utmost quality and craftsmanship. I can still remember the first time I got a glimpse of the Throne Room in the movie theater in 1986 watching Return of the Jedi and now you can relive this great scene by owning appspot's Custom Emperor's Throne Room Diorama and making it your own!
Customs with dioramas are always a welcome sight! The dioramas take extra time but they add so much to the figure. Take CS' Custom Transformers G1 Devastator combiner. The artistic nature of the building lends itself to many interpretations as to the time period and what is happening as Devastator is ripping through the building. The way the building was designed makes it look like Devastator is stepping through second floor on his way to raise hell in other parts of the city. As far as the combiner is concerned, the overall paint scheme looks weathered, grimy, and battle torn, which goes great with the dio. Instead of just painting the figure silver, black, and contructicon green, there are other accents that set off the figures detail. The use of yellow, red, and blues gives the figure more a realistic look that gives depth to each of the contructicons as they are combined to the figure.
matt1989cars has finally figured out a solution for the cab on the Voyager Class Optimus Prime. He has turned into a double barrel machine gun that looks like it can do some serious damage. This Custom Voyager Class Optimus Primefigure is very nicely detailed and the added use of the cab as a bad ass machine gun is a reason to own this custom. Many fans complain about the cab but turning it into a weapon was something different. Like all of his customs, matt1989cars has great attention to detail and the dio adds an extra level of display. Check out his Custom Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure on eBay and also check out what else he has for sale.
Getting a glimpse into the fall of the Jedi Order in Star Wars Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith, was a sad part of the movie but a1deluxe has created a diorama from the scene on Mygeeto Bridge. This Custom Star Wars Mygeeto Bridge diorama, you get to relive the battle in 3 3/4 inch scale. Measuring 31"x18"x14", the bridge is highly detailed and complete with carbon scoring. What is great about this dio is that it is large enough stage a full battle with plenty of room for the Galactic Marines and Droid Armies to have at it. The Star Wars line is lacking in dioramas so it is great to see them from time to time. To see more pictures, go check out a1deluxes Custom Star Wars Mygeeto Bridge diorama or check out the other great Star Wars Customs while you are there.
l.dedsigns has recreated one of the most gut wrenching scenes from the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith movie with his Custom Mustafar Rescue Diorama. The cool (well, molten hot) feature of this dio is that l.designs has made the lava look very realistic. It takes talent and skill to make molton lava appear how it does in nature, and combine that with a Kentucky Fried Anakin and you have a recipe for a great looking Star Wars scene. The mountain side also blends nicely with the lava and the Shock Troopers are posed very nicely, as to say, "Man...I would not want to be that guy!" Here is more about how l.designs created this dio:
"This is a great custom built scene with some really unique features. The lava flow at the bottom you see there looks great on its own, as it reflects the ambient light of the room and looks as if it is generating its own light. This is accomplished by using a hollowed out section below with reflective material, then on top you have a sculpted out thick piece of acrylic. The effect here is that of some nice glowing lava. If that isn't enough for you, simply reach around to the back and flip on the switch that activates the LED light inside to give even more effect. You get all you see here, Clones, Palpatine, and even a nice crispy Anakin still roasting at the lava's edge there.
Bid on this awesome Revenge of the Sith diorama and a chance to own a cool piece of Star Wars history.