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hemble
06-28-2009, 07:05 PM
Hi All

While on patrol on the ice moon of Crutuk a small Imperial snow patrol stop and scan the local area for any rebel activity. The Snowtroopers recon unit only consist of a small two man operation and also a probe droid for extra scanning capabilities. The ice moon Crutuk hasn't got as thick snow cover like Hoth but it does still fall to minus 20 degrees at night but stays around 3 degrees during the day, the other problem the Troopers face is the constant rocky outcrops the plague the moon.

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The figures - The Snowtroopers and Probe droid are from Hasbro the troopers are the VOTC troopers, I decided to go with the piant work that they come with instead on the whole white trooper I think that the white and Grey really work well together.
The troopers have had blasters added to them using blasters from some old Sandtroopers figures I have in the parts box, the bino's are from the parts box and the scanner in from the Hoth Solo figure with added parts and thin plasti card for antenna. The troopesr and droid where painted and drybrushed using Vallejo paints.

The Probe droid is staright from the box the only thing I did with it was to remove the thicker antenna and change them over with clothing pins to give it a more realistic look.

The Base - The bottom of the base is foam core and foam has then been used to build the hieght and I then cut and ripped the foam aprt to get the look I wanted. I then used plaster of paris and covered the whole base and once dry painted it using browns and pastels to get the desired look, Once that dried I used model railway snow and lightly covered the base until I got he look I wanted.

http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn1.jpg
http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn2.jpg
http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn3.jpg
http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn4.jpg
http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn5.jpg
http://www.hemblecreations.com/starwarsdios/sn6.jpg

Ron

Force28x
06-28-2009, 07:11 PM
Wicked-cool! The weathering looks great.
Nice work.

arnax161
06-28-2009, 07:32 PM
That looks amazing!!!! I just got a couple of those Snowtroopers the other day.

Shai
06-28-2009, 07:34 PM
Very nice, look like a Sideshow produced piece.

BuddyGus
06-28-2009, 07:59 PM
As always Hemble, you're stuff is great. I always get excited when I see a new thread with your name on it.

LOPIE
06-29-2009, 05:35 AM
I love your stuff Hem, your one of the best on this forum, please keep up the good work.

Puay
06-29-2009, 06:40 AM
How I wish SSC would release this is in 1/6th scale.:)

Crimsonbob
06-29-2009, 07:27 AM
Awesome simply awesome :chew:banana

Shanester
06-29-2009, 07:33 AM
Great job. That is so cool and it seems we never see any good Snowtrooper dios. Awesome!

ProgMatinee
06-29-2009, 07:56 AM
very cool! can't tell, but did you make tracks in the snow? a lot of people forget to make tracks when doing snow dios.

galactiboy
06-29-2009, 08:29 AM
Great work... looks excellent :rock

Darth Snoopy
06-29-2009, 08:37 AM
That is a fantastic job! I love the amount of detail you put into it. Excellent work! :rock

DarthNeil
06-29-2009, 09:13 AM
Impressive work as always!

dexter-jettster
06-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Very cool idea,and also a great job :joy.

hemble
06-29-2009, 05:24 PM
Hi All

Really appreciate all the comments guys/gals thank you very much, and ProgMatinee there are foot prints but not that good I didn't make the snow thick enough:banghead.

Ron

doesitmatter
06-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Hemble, you really need to start a website. Or at least, a photobucket gallery where we can see everything you've done.

Crimsonbob
06-29-2009, 07:38 PM
Yeah that would be cool.

JustinLuck
06-29-2009, 07:45 PM
What steps did you take to repaint the probe droid? Very well done!!

hemble
06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
Hi All

doesitmatter wrote & Crimsonbob

Hemble, you really need to start a website. Or at least, a photobucket gallery where we can see everything you've done.

Hi guys I finally figured out how to put a link up of my site, hope you enjoy looking thru it.

JustinLuck wrote

What steps did you take to repaint the probe droid? Very well done!!

Cheers mate the following os how I painted the droid.

1: Repainted the droid using Vallejo's German Grey.
2: Gave the the whole figure a wash of GW's Chaos Balck.
3: Drybrushed a 50/50 mix of Vallejo German Grey and Vallejo's Off White.
3: Drybrushed GW's Mithril Silver and Vallejo's Gunmetal and then used a red/brown pastel mix.

Ron

MANGLORD
06-29-2009, 09:37 PM
most impressive

Dorgmal Snow
06-29-2009, 10:17 PM
Ron I lobe it, we love it. I can not get enough of the custom stuff particulary yours. Totaly brilliant. The detail is is great. Thank you Ron you are an inspiration to us all.

Dorgmal

Fia2k9
06-30-2009, 03:12 PM
Wicked cool !!!....Cudos.... Spectacular diorama.

:clap:clap:clap:clap

hemble
06-30-2009, 05:17 PM
Hi All

MANGLORD wrote

most impressive

Cheers mate.

Dorgmal Snow wrote

Ron I lobe it, we love it. I can not get enough of the custom stuff particulary yours. Totaly brilliant. The detail is is great. Thank you Ron you are an inspiration to us all.

Dorgmal

Coming from a master dio/figure builder as yourself this is a really appreciated thanks heaps mate.

Fia2k9 wrote

Wicked cool !!!....Cudos.... Spectacular diorama.


Thanks for the kind words.

Ron

MANDO
06-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Awesome work as always, Hemble! The posing on the Troopers is great and love the rockside finish on the base.

Manticore72c
06-30-2009, 06:05 PM
Wow, love what you did Hemble. Ive been thinking of making a Diaoram with some of my loose figures as wel, yours is very inspiring. Cheers.

Macross-Junkie
06-30-2009, 06:30 PM
I wish I had the skill to put something like that together. Very nice indeed...

Hothwampa
07-01-2009, 04:36 PM
That looks very good. I love the way it looks. I have to admit that is better then some of the dioarma's I've seen at retail. Nice work.

hemble
07-01-2009, 04:58 PM
Hi All

Mando wrote

Awesome work as always, Hemble! The posing on the Troopers is great and love the rockside finish on the base.

Cheers mate and glad you liked it.

Manticore72c wrote

Wow, love what you did Hemble. Ive been thinking of making a Diaoram with some of my loose figures as wel, yours is very inspiring. Cheers.

Thanks for the kind words and would love to see what you come up with for a dio.

Macross-Junkie wrote

I wish I had the skill to put something like that together. Very nice indeed...

Appreciate the kind words mate and give it ago my first Military dios weren't that good just heaps of patience and practice.

Hothwampa wrote

That looks very good. I love the way it looks. I have to admit that is better then some of the dioarma's I've seen at retail. Nice work.

Really appreciate the reply and comments thaks heaps.

Ron

barryo
07-01-2009, 05:37 PM
awesome as always............i dont think i've ever seen anything you've made that wasn't less than spectacular.

hemble
07-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Hi All

barryo wrote

awesome as always............i dont think i've ever seen anything you've made that wasn't less than spectacular.

Really appreciate the kind words bro thanks so much.

Ron

Crimsonbob
07-01-2009, 08:21 PM
I love your site Hemble, you have made some seriously great dio's. Your a real master :bow

hemble
07-02-2009, 12:03 AM
Hi All

Crimsonbob wrote

I love your site Hemble, you have made some seriously great dio's. Your a real master

Thanks heaps mate and really glad you enjoyed looking thru the site.

Ron

lolo080
07-02-2009, 06:57 AM
very well done, i love it

FlyAndFight
07-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Fantastic job. That could very well be mistaken for a Polystone diorama statue.

Excellent job on the weathering.

I would love to get a Probe Droid in 1/6th.

Artoo
07-03-2009, 09:08 PM
Excellent setup, these are fantastic!

a lot of people forget to make tracks when doing snow dios.
And don't forget the yellow snow! :naughty

hemble
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Hi All

lolo080, FlyAndFight, rfr5671

Again I just want to say that I really appreciate all the replies and comments thanks heaps guys/gals.

Ron

Mooncat
07-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Incredible stuff

Superb work on these and the stuff on your website

Very Inspiring

hemble
07-04-2009, 10:51 PM
Hi All

Mooncat - Thanks buddy and glad you enjoyed the other stuff on teh site.

Ron