Ewok Village (built 1984)
In the age of 15, I built in summer 1984 my first diorama.
I didn´t like the Kenner Playset "Ewok Village", because
it looked too artificial, too much shining plastic, therefore I wanted
to have a diorama, which consisted of real trees. I built a Diorama on
a wooden plate and screwed a couple of 5 to 6 cm thick trunks on it. From
branches, I built a hanging-bridge (drilled and collected on paket-strings),
the balconies of each cabins and the "Villagecentralplace".
On the groundplate, I formed with styropor and PU-foam several hills.
Then, the ground and the hills were stroked with glue and spreaded with
The bushes are made from little bushes which grow on trees in Northern
Italy (Dolomiti Mountains). The cabins, are made from egg-shaped "Mon
Cherie"- acrylglasboxes. For that, I cut the backside and the bottom
away and sticked the bottom on the top of the egg. The cabins, I fixed
with wet-room-surfacer on the trunks. The roofs, I sticked with crunched
barks of trees. Then I painted the cabins and the wet-room-surfacer, etc.
Also, I modelled the "Barbecuefire" with little stones, crossed
branches and a barbecue-stick on which Han Solo was bound and should be
roasted. Also the sticks, on which Luke and Chewie were bound. Also, I
builded the wooden throne for C3-PO.
Many years later, 1997, I built a light-electronic from a LGB-Steamlocomotive
in the diorama (Fireholeflicker).
I hided the electronic in the greater hill, where I made a big hole inside
for that. Then I installed the little lamps in the Barbecue-fire and some
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© Thomas Riedel 2002