• CT-7567

    Justin, this looks great! You are very talented. πŸ™‚ I mean, not just customizing but storytelling too! Well done.

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Thank you, I really appreciate the feedback. The storytelling comes a lot easier for me than the rest. πŸ™‚

  • Brian Beck

    that is fracking insane ! would love to know how you made some of the ‘background’ stuff.

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Thank you… “outside” area is from a sheet of insulation foam, with plastered newspaper shaped, plastered and caked in glue… then a mix of paint and glue, with sand sprinkled on… then repainted again.

      Most of the buildings are thick card stock glued together, then I used wood glue and spread it out with a spackling tool to create texture… then several layers of painting and adding some greeblies here and there. Some of the greeblies can be found via eBay, just do a search for “Star Wars Custom Diorama” and there are some really good items that can be purchased. I also bought some screen for a window and cut it up for some of the debris.

      Finally, the Imperial garrison building you see near the end is made from styrene, but I did not make it. I was able to purchase it years ago from an amazing customizer – Owen Driscoll.

      • Brian Beck

        wow that’s some detail πŸ˜‰ I used to do a lot of model railroading, so I am familiar with styrene ( I still have a ton of it ) and a lot of things plastruct makes, but I never got that detailed with it. definitely gave me ideals πŸ™‚

        • Rykrof_Enloe

          Styrene is wonderful material, isn’t int? I just am not very good with it. I never understood how some people can be so talented!

          • Brian Beck

            yeah no kidding. Google Dean Freytag, that was my ‘inspiration’ with my steel mill layout, and no I was never close.

      • CT-7567

        Part of the fun of reading these is trying to figure out where the parts came from. I really like K3. Is Garlin’s scarf from TVC Anakin (peasant disguise)?

        • Rykrof_Enloe

          You mean the drape hanging off his helmet? I can’t remember exactly what material that was… here is a full parts list though:

          helmet – TVC Anakin Padawan/cloth
          head – The Hobbit Gandalf
          goggles – TVC AT-AT Commander
          torso – Legacy Imperial Scanning crew
          arms – Legacy Willrow Hood
          hands – VOTC Obi Wan Kenobi
          legs – TVC Endor Rebel
          feet – TVC Endor Rebel

  • David James Downey

    Another fun trip through the Enloe trials. More great set designs and custom figures to amaze a toy collector. Photography and storytelling shine brightest in this short but sweet installment. And there is a new villain

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Thanks David, it’s still a lot of fun making these and especially rewarding since there are still readers who are taking the time to read through and share some of their thoughts. That means so much.

      Really appreciate it, and the new villain will be back for more (hopefully soon).

  • General Hux

    Sweet! Been looking forward to this!

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      Thanks, can’t believe how long it took to get around to it… making dioramas and customs can be quite time consuming!

      • General Hux

        I can imagine how much time goes into it all. πŸ™‚