Battle of Hoth (built 2001)
This diorama I built in a relatively short time, cause it has no moving
These diorama is fitted with Kenner-AT-ATs and Micro Machines Action Fleet
Snowspeeders and an AT-ST.
I repainted the Snowspeeders, cause the colour was not like in the movie.
The figures are the tiny "Rebel Echo Base Soldiers" from Micro-Machines.
The corpus of the diorama I builded 1,5 m x 0,5 m x 0,5 m. Rearside, groundplate
and sideplates are made from 13 mm wood, topplate and frontside are 4
mm acrylglas. The frontside could be open through a hinge.
On the groundplate, I stick a 15 mm thick styroporplate, in which I cutted
10 mm wide the trenches of the rebels.
Leftside and behind in the diorama, I builded with crunched styropor-plates
and polyurethane foam the mountains.
Next, I painted the sky blue with lighter blue above. Then, the two AT-ATs
(an old and a POTF2- Walker) were screwed through the styroporplate and
Below the left foot of the walker on the right side, I placed the "battle
damaged Snowspeeder" of Luke. Therefore, I cutted a little hole in
the styropor, so it looked like as the snowspeeder spread so much ice
and snow away through the crash. Then, I began with the finishing of the
landscape. Therefore, I pasted the polyurethane foam and styropor with
a surfacer for wet rooms. Finally, I painted all white.
Now, I sticked the figures, etc in. Down from the acrylglastopplate, I
hung with 3 thin perlon-strings eachtime one snowspeeder. In the trenches,
I sticked wooden lattice, against the cold (believe me, also you can see
it in the movie!) These wooden lattices, I plottered from a foil. On that
foil, I sticked the figures in running, commanding and shooting positions.
From the Hoth Playset from Micro Machines, I took following parts and
placed it according to the movie:
Luke´s Battle Damaged Snowspeeder (see above), the Wampa, the shield
generator, the Ion-Cannon, the Laser Turret and Luke on Tauntaun (here
just a normal Rebel Soldier on a Tauntaun). From Fimo, I molded 3 Radar
With thin wires, I connected the cannons with little "energy-units".
One Snowspeederpilot hangs on a black string down from a walker. This
should be Luke of course, when he winds himself up. One AT-ST walks left
in front near the other Walker.
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© Thomas Riedel 2002