This week brings an end to the Wizard Tower diorama and the timing could not be more perfect. Not only does today signal the end of this diorama but it is also the end of the end of lockdown and my 39th wedding anniversary. It is also the end of Dio-Bolical Monday for the foreseeable future. This diorama, and Fools Gold which preceded it, have both been great fun but as well as the need for a break I need to create space before I can even contemplate doing another. Until that time does arrive I intend to replace Dio-Bolical Monday with Diorama Lite. The first post should be next week but we will have to see. Meanwhile back to this one.
As at last week I was left with a few things to do. The dragon needed to be finished and was. It was duly tidied up and whilst I can say I hated every minute I spent painting it the end result was OK. It was then just a matter of positioning it and the second figure. I decided to pin the dragon in such away that it can be removed if necessary. I have also kept the tower in its sections rather than gluing it all together. The fit is so good you cannot see the joins and it will also make transporting it that much easier too. Picking up on several comments I also tried to inject some movement into the banner but having already stuck the banner down and put it in situ the scope to do anything was very restricted and I wasn’t about to start again. But hey, that’s why I am The Imperfect Modeller! So, a final few touch ups here and there and that was job done.
On to some photo’s. The first four images show the positioning of the second figure before the dragon was added and then with the dragon in situ. The photo’s thereafter after show the complete diorama along with various close up images. As it was a nice day I decided to take the tower a part and go outside to take the Photo’s Not the ideal backdrop to be fair but then again I don’t have an ocean in my back garden and I don’t have a light box the size of a marque either. The final image is a photo of the diorama in its display case. All in all not an easy thing to photograph, well for me at least, but hopefully you can get a feel for the finished piece.
Well folks I hope you like the end result. Personally I have had a blast doing it. The tower itself is an awesome piece of kit and I would recommend Table Top World buildings to anyone, they’re worth every penny. Obviously it’s the favorite bit of the whole thing but I’d also like to give a shout out to the sea effects. Not my idea as pointed out in earlier posts but it is simple and so cool. Something I’d really like to do again at some point but until then that’s it.