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PostSubject: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:37 am

Hi all!

I've been silent for a bit, but will have a bunch of stuff to post... I'm waiting for a mastodon model from Shapeways, and I started a collection of figures to do with the Late Cretaceous rock formations of Alberta. Right now though, I thought I would show off my first attempt at a fishbowl diorama. Since I'm a huge fan of Jules Verne, I thought I would do a diorama based roughly on The Mysterious Island... The movie version, that is, with a giant crab!

I picked up all the materials at Michael's, including moss, sand, decorative stones, the fishbowl, the Safari Sally Lightfoot Crab and Tree Fern, and figures from Safari's Union Army Toob. The only touch-up work I had to do was on the Union Army figures (which were pretty poorly done). We already had the shells.

The main trial-and-error challenge was how to work with sand. I eventually figured out something that came close to working, but I wouldn't hold much faith in this diorama to survive any big moves or jostles.

Anyways, photos...    

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Let's get rolling!

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Painting figures, and permeating the sand with watered down white glue in a spray bottle.

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Finishing touches and waiting for the glue to dry (or sink into the sand, leaving the figures semi-attached).

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Finished product, in its position as a centrepiece on our table.
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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:40 am

Nice work!

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:14 am

*clap*

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:02 am

Applause Applause Applause I love it!

At firts I thought Shocked Laughing cheers , then "What big seashells! I would choose really small ones to show the size of the giant crab" but now I think "Except providential marines, what a giant crab eats? Giant brachipods, eureka cheers "

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:43 am

This is fun cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:29 pm

Cool Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:54 am

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Applause Applause Applause  I love it!

At firts I thought Shocked  Laughing  cheers , then "What big seashells! I would choose really small ones to show the size of the giant crab" but now I think "Except providential marines, what a giant crab eats? Giant brachipods, eureka cheers "

Thanks :)

In The Mysterious Island, the first giant creatures the castaways find are giant oysters. I figured I'd throw some shells in there as a reference :)
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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:20 am

Thank you Very Happy  I read it but it was.. In the last century Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:18 am

The giant animals aren't even in the novel! That was just an invention for the 1961 film Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My Mysterious Island Diorama   Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:26 am

scratch  I made a mix with "Voyage au centre de la terre" then drunken  Too old macaque Laughing

I even think I never saw this movie, only the series in the 70's.

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