A study in simple colors, unique architecture, and curving rockwork, this 32x32 diorama was inspired solely by Bombur's hair and the white-and-medium dark flesh color scheme. Enjoy!
About this creation
The back of the diorama.
Bird's eye look at the curving wall and layout.
I've had the itch for some good old fashioned rockwork lately, so I brought it to the next level by building the rocks in a curve and SNOTing a larger outcropping on top. I spent a few late nights on the engineering here.
In which I try and fail to be as awesome as Mark Erickson.
The diorama is quite literally built from the top down. I started with the Lowell Sphere dome to the chapel and worked my way down from there. The building itself is inspired by an Aegean architectural style and a Spanish color scheme.
I honestly have no idea what this is supposed to be other than a continuation of the dome motif and an excuse to use pillar bricks and medium dark flesh masonry elements.
The tree was a last minute addition.
Purists be warned. A significant amount of exacto work was required to sever bomber's hair from his beard and fat.
The cross motif appears on each of the three peaks of the chapel.
Originally these bricks were going to be "under" a plaster layer, but things started to get a bit too complicated.
One of the few builds I actually sketched out on paper before building.
Thanks for stopping by, and as always, Soli Deo Gloria!
Aw, man! You had me going! For a second I thought that Bombur's hair was removable! Lol, great work, I really like the color scheme, and the rockwork is impeccable! Not to mention the great architecture!
Amazing work Paul! I love the snotted rockwork! Actually, there is so many amazing techniques in here, it would take a while to name them all! The water, rockwork, curving rockwork, curving wall, etc. :D
Nice job Paul, the rock work is excellent and the monastery is well built. Heh, clever mini-fig too, though I can't say I'm impressed with the modifying aspect...I also think photographing it on a different colored background would've been a nice touch, as the whites tend to blend. But aside from those little critiques (mostly based on my preferences), this is a beautiful build. Well done pal!
Being a landscaper, my eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning rockwork and beautiful tree (even if it was a last-minute thing). But the monastery itself is almost perfect in it's simplicity--just the other day I was contemplating uses of the medium dark flesh color. You have pulled this one off masterfully!
Wow, Paul - nice work! Something about the balance of texture, color, and form in this that just sings. Can't quite put my finger on it other than to say that it's a beautifully clean aesthetic. But, whatever the case...well done!