of Endor (built
This diorama has the
same corpus like the Hoth diorama. The motivation, for building
this diorama, was the POTF2 "Endor Ambush"-playset from
Kenner, what is (in my opinion), the best playset, Kenner ever made.
The bunker is very nice detailled, even the double doors, which
made a bad surprise for Han Solo and his "electronic skills".
Nevertheless, the "wooden" trunk, with feather-mechanism
could you put beside without thinking long. Give it your little
brother or your kid for playing! The trunk "screams" to
much like plastic and is not suitable for any diorama. Useful, instead,
is the little catapult. Give it a little nice repaint! More authentic
is the old catapult from the 80th.
First, I cut, the bunker into equal parts and made it wider for
5 cm, then I surfaced it, abraded it and finally painted it. The
colour now fits more to the colour of the bunker, which we saw in
In the empty corpus, I stick a forestposter, consisting of 3 parts.
Actually, it is a picture of an european forest, not the californian
Redwoods with their thick and giant sequoias. But it looks astonishing
Then, I sticked on the groundplate a 4 cm thick styroporplate. On
that, I modelled a hill from polyurethane foam and also cut hollows,
mainly, where later the
trees will be "planted". Then, I made the trees from 5
cm thick roundwood. I winded the wood with a fly-net (don´t
know the right english word for it; meaning a net which you can
nail on a window-frame to prevent flies from coming into a house.
Okay?) and nailed it. Then I surfaced the net with a wet-room-surfacer.
After I screwed the trees on the right places, I surfaced the landscape
also with wet-room-surfacer. Then, I painted the whole landscape
brown. Finally, I stroked it with glue and shaked model-grass on
the landscape. Like I did it on my first diorama, the Ewok Village,
I used a gadget which electrisizes the grass with 20000 Volt, so
each single grass flies exactly vertical on the polarisized surface.
I added the "flora" through tiny bushes which growed on
trees in Northern Italy (Dolomiti Mountains), also I added ferns
and Irish Moss, etc.
Then, finally, the diorama was fitted out with the figures and two
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