Alien Egg chamber diorama

Demetrios2177

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Hey, all!

Hope this finds everyone well.

On Easter, it came to me that I could turn an egg tray I had lying around into something more, well, visually satisfying, so I grabbed some materials and came up with this:

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Given the title of this topic, you probably know where this is going.

Maybe I should have taken some pictures of the building steps, sorry for that - on the other hand, there was nothing remarkable to the build itself, just the usual musings over which materials to use and how to achieve what.

I covered one of the egg holders with some styrene and used rough sandpaper as the floor (the other five egg holes are already prepped with masking tape for a coat of primer).

Also, I've found that contact cement is useful for some eerie alien residue sculpting.

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The diorama will have a light source, Kane's dropped torch thingy. The light will come from a cut-down fairy light:

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With the torch (I hollowed it out for the wire):

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With the Hiya Toys Kane figure in place, this is how it looks for now:

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Next up will be more sanding, then priming and painting. I'll post the progress here.

Cheers, all!
 

Demetrios2177

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A quick update on the egg chamber. I've applied a paint job of a black primer undercoat, then tried a mixture of flat black and dark olive green for the wall structure. The floor has a heavy drybrush of the same dark olive, with some lighter streaks of dark sand colour in a few places.


Now that the creative bug has bitten me, I'm thinking of adding more dimension to the rims of the egg bowls with some putty, add a "base of a tree" look to the egg bases, as if there were some roots going into the ground from them.

Will keep you updated. For now, I hope you enjoy!

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EDIT: forgot this:

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Demetrios2177

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Well...
having added some more Alien nastiness to the floor around the egg holders, fiddling around with the colours and glueing the LED inside Kane's dropped hand lamp...

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...and stuffing the battery pack very unceremoniously in the back...

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...all there seems to be left to do is a clear satin coat and glueing Kane permanently to the set.

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Thanks for looking, guys!
 

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