HALO ODST Diorama - New Mombasa

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Timuche, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Bobby Boucher

    Bobby Boucher

    This thread never fails to impress me. I can't wait to see where this goes!
     
  2. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    Absolutely unbelievable work on the detail of the table!

    -Matt
     
  3. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    All pieces of the 2nd part ? I can make one ;)


    I hope there will be enough to have a good rendering with the hologram ! I am rather satisfied with keyboards! Lit I think they are great :D

    Of course, I have upload a big one ;)
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    Thank you ! It's the Halo 3 Believe diorama that made me want to do mine.


    It's planned ! I think the video is beautiful so I want to do the same thing. I will also make me a motorized travelling rail to make some pretty shots ;)


    Me too :D
    Thank you !


    Many thanks MATT !!!




    It's time to update !


    A bench : for the holographic room. Easy : everything is noted in my notebook, it does not take long to make one.
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    It remains to glue it all.
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    The polystyrene part (light yellow) will be covered with blue fabric.
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    A little table, for the holographic room again.
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    The result !
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    Two chairs for the ground floor room.
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    Two televisions.
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    The screen with Admiral HOOD will be in the holographic room. The other will be in the hallway of the ground floor.
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    The space will be filled with body filler.
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    I'll post more photos tomorrow or after tomorrow, I have other pieces to show you :) but for now it's time for me to go to sleep a bit before going to work.
     
  4. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    Amazing!
     
  5. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    With a little delay (I had to make 2 orders) I post new photos :


    I want to make this "counter":
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    So I start by drawing it.
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    I draw the internal structure on AutoCAD and I cut it in MDF with my CNC.
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    Then I start the cuts in the PVC.
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    For screens I always use the same technique : a print on a transparent sheet that I stick on a hard and transparent plastic sheet. Then I stick a sheet of paper : to diffuse the light.
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    The drawing of the desks behind the counter.
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    Then I install the LEDs for the lighting of the screens.
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    And that's the finished counter !
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    With lighting !
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    I'll post more photos soon, I promise :)
     
  6. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    Amazing!

    -Matt
     
  7. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Another update !

    This time, I make the internal doors of the building. As always I start by drawing them and then I start the cuts.

    The model.
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    The drawing and the first cuts.
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    For lights I always use the same technique of printing on a transparent sheet.
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    Just one CMS LED is enough.
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    To test the visual rendering.
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    The final result !
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    About the holographic table, I decided that the hologram will represent my diorama in miniature. So I made the buildings in reduced size. Then I will make a mold of each element to make a transparent resin cast.
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    And finally, on the roof there will be a tray with vegetation in it, so I have to make it. I start by drawing the internal structure on AutoCAD.
    Yellow : the piece that will be cut in the MDF.
    Green : notches for assembly
    Red : simulates expanded PCV sheets.
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    To be cut out by the CNC.
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    And we begin the assembly and the gluing.
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    Finished !
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    I am making the last elements of the scenary, which means that the painting is not very far !!! ;)
     
  8. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    Are you kidding me?! That is crazy! The idea of the holographic table projecting a miniature version of the diorama is brilliant! I can't wait to see the next update.

    -Matt
     
  9. PHCosplay

    PHCosplay New Member

    I really love the thought of someone making New Mombasa as a Diorama, are you using Megabloks minifigures or are you using larger scaled items for the characters?
     
  10. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Thank you MATT ! :) I can't wait to make the mold and finish it to see how it look like.

    It's the McFarlane scale so 1:15 :)



    This time it's just a little update.

    Encore un autre élément pour le décor !

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    Finished !!
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    Tomorrow I will do another update with more photos and a video ;)
     
  11. CollinMcCaf

    CollinMcCaf New Member

    This is looking sweet, have you considered using little bands of paper on motors to create something similar to how the screens "roll over" to the next picture in the game?
     
  12. PHCosplay

    PHCosplay New Member

    This is getting better and better as i watch it grow
     
  13. Hein B107

    Hein B107 Jr Member

    CollinMcCaf like in the game when the superintendent points you in the right direction. Mini lcd screens would be awesome for that but way more expensive i think. And lets not start about the programming.

    So far all of it looks ace. So nicely detailed
     
  14. CollinMcCaf

    CollinMcCaf New Member

    I was suggesting moreso along the lines of what old moving billboards did. Its basically a conveyor belt with an image printed on it.
     
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  15. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    It would be great to do that but there is not much room inside what I make. And then it's a diorama, it represents a "frozen" scene :)


    Thanks !!


    Yes, way more expensive !And you have to find a LCD screen of the right size, as well as it can be very complicated.
    Thank you very much ! :)




    The last element of the scenery ! I spent a lot of time making these things!
    That's what I had to do :

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    Once again, I helped myself with my CNC.
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    I can start the assembly ! (I used MDF for large parts because it is much cheaper than PVC).
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    The back was a little more complicated to do.
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    I make the details with PCV 1mm thick to create relief.
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    The manufacture of the trashcan's lid.
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    And I had to make a second one !! Here they are finally finished !!

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    After I molded the miniature buildings for the hologram.

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    I poured the transparent resin in, it only remains to wait 24 hours ...
     
  16. It looks so good!!
    Do you ever have to sand your things or are the cuts perfect right away?
     
  17. Recon Assassin

    Recon Assassin New Member

    Great technique for making the trees look that good! Well done. Looking forward to more.
     

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