Saturday, August 15, 2020
HOW TO MAKE A STAR WARS DIORAMA WITH LASER BLASTS
HERE'S A NEAT DIORAMA based on Bandai components, from YouTube's Boylei Hobby Time.
SMN view: One of the neatest things in the vid is the use of a scrunched-up ball of shiny steel wool. This provides a simple but effective VFX short-cut, to amplify the blaze-effect of a laser shot.
Bandai are past masters of Star Wars kits, and the small-scale X-Wing and TIE Fighters used here are typical of the company's precise work. The clip-together construction of these kits makes assembly an easy task, though as usual some cement helps to provide a firm grip here and there.
This is especially useful where the TIE Fighter's hexagonal wings join the hull. There's so little area available for the joint that a precisely-targeted squirt of cement is needed for a solid connection.