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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dioramas

As you've probably surmised from my last post and time since my last post.....I've been busy. In fact, I probably have more "irons in the fire"  than usual.....but for me that's a good thing.

Rosa and I have also finally moved past some "life interruptions" to get to Ana's 'Punishment Slip' and I've already received the first installment with many more to come. And Rosa seems particularly motivated to see this through....enthusiastically.

I have been making weekly treks to the Philly area to work on my daughter's new home with many more trips to come and in between I have been working on some 1:12 scale dioramas for my son's main hobby: photographing action figures in a storytelling setting.(and 'yes', this IS a thing! I was amazed to see how many people are out there doing this.)

To give an idea, here are some shots of a warehouse I have been diligently working on. When finished it will allow for shots to be taken from various angles and afford photographic storylines with multiple scenes all within a warehouse setting. (the warehouse proper, a catwalk, an office, and the receiving dock from both indoor and outdoor perspectives.)

An unfinished view of the main space, showing some structure before all of the painting was complete.

The catwalk after some additional painting. (the office to the left still needs to be painted.)

Rather than go crazy with stacked boxes, I made this facade......

....just like those Hollywood western towns with nothing behind them. LOL

The beginnings of the receiving dock platform.

This is the earliest development of the outside of the receiving dock.

15 comments:

  1. Hi KD,
    As an avid photographer I know how much effort goes into this type of work...and all I can say is WOW!!!

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    1. Thank you, Don. I appreciate that. But to be honest, there are folks out there doing 1:12 scale dioramas that are absolutely mind-blowing and make mine look like the work of an amateur....which I suppose in this case is accurate. ;-) But while not as good as some of what's out there, I think I'm holding my own.

      Thanks, again!

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  2. Crimson Kid (C.K.)January 23, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    That's the 'Punisher' (Marvel character) on that catwalk, isn't it?

    Given his name, I suppose he's the obvious vigilante/antihero to be featured on a spanking-oriented blog.

    It might be fun to devise a female counterpart to the guy, although I'd have her dealing a bit more mildly with merely somewhat naughty people rather than hard-core criminals.

    Is this just an avocation, or can a person make a financial profit from it...?? --C.K.

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    1. Well, CK, there have already been TWO take-offs on the "punish" aspect of the Punisher. One "the Spanker" was a 1976 spoof of the Punisher: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/the-spanker/4005-59295/

      And another was a one-shot issue where they did indeed make a female Punisher who dealt out corporal punishment .....all with a Japanese Manga vibe: https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=401501

      Enjoy!

      As for the hobby of the photographs themselves, I do not think there's any sort of market for it. But there is a market for the dioramas and several people out there work on commission building them for customers.

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    2. How do you find this stuff??

      Great work!

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  3. Wonderful! Absolutely inspiring. Dude. You are fantastic.

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    1. Why thank you so much Tomy! >blushing a bit<

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  4. Have you heard of the recent film "Welcome to Marwen"?
    It's based upon a true story of a man who lives in my local area.
    He suffered from physical and mental trauma and worked through it by making a story of a fictional town with "action figures" that he photographed.
    He has had successful gallery showings of his photos, a documentary and now a film made about it.

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    1. I just researched the film and despite very bad reviews, it actually looks interesting. I am going to see if I can find the documentary that preceded it. Thanks for the reference.

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  5. Great job KD don't sell yourself short.

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  6. I saw your question on Merry's blog. You'll have to read her newer blog that she references, to get answers.

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  7. Wow great imagination

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