Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Custom Diorama / Playset
Custom #:50453
Name:Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Custom Type:Diorama / Playset
Toy Series:Indiana Jones
Date Added:June 6, 2013
Base Figure:Hsbro's Temple of doom figures
Height:4.00 inches
Completion Time:26.00 hours
Hi All,

This is another Indy dio that I have always wanted to make and thanks again to inky_skin from the Raiders forum I got the chance to do it, the carts that he makes are amazing, great detail and very crisp molds. Once the dio and figures were done I painted and weathered everything using Vallejo and Game Workshop paints and pastel chalks.

1: Figures & Mine Cart - Indy, Willie and Shorty are all from Hasbro's Temple of Doom series and have been repostioned and the joints superglued and then putty was used to fill in the joints. The Mine Cart as mentioned before was made by inky_skin and is cast in resin again he did an awesome job creating the cart.

2: Base - The bottom of the base is marine foam and the left and back sides are pieces of foamcore, once I got the base together I then used ripped up newspaper and crumpled it in my hand and then used PVA glue to attach the newspaper to the foamcore. I then used plaster bandage and covered the newspaper and sat that aside to dry.

Once the plaster bandage had dried I glued down the wooden track slabs which are pieces of balsa wood cut to size and the I made the barricade which is made from plasticard, balsa wood and small branches cut to size then cut in half. The support beam is a piece of branch cut to size and secured onto the base and once the barricade was complete I glued that to the base as well.

Once the barricade, support beam and wooden track slabs had dried I then mixed plaster of paris and a small amount of fine sand together and then applied that to the walls and floor. When this had dried I placed down the rail tracks which are pieces of I beam plasticard, the track fasteners/bolts are small 1/35 scale pieces I had in the parts box.

The debri at the end of the tunnel are pieces of I beam, plasticard, branches and wire. The cables under the tracks and on the wall are some old head phone cables I had and have been cut to size, the cable cable holder on the walls are pieces of thin wire cut and shaped and then drilled into place. The lantern on top of the barricade is from a cheap $1 flickering light and the bulb was removed and then thin strips of plasticard were used to make the frame.

The smoke coming from Indy's shoe was done by pulling part a cotton bud and taking what I needed and glue inplace between Indy'd shoe and the wheel.


User Comments
Hemble -
Friday, June 21, 2013
Hi All,

NeCrollector - Thanks heaps mate.

NeCrollector -
Friday, June 7, 2013
Another masterpiece from you, dude! You captured one of the movie's classic moments perfectly!
Hemble -
Friday, June 7, 2013
Hi All,

matthancock, Bakegirl, PlasticSurgen88 & JeddTheJedi - Thanks for the comments guys/gals and really glad you are all enjoying the dios.

JeddTheJedi -
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Great-looking diorama, really love how realistic the mine cave interior feels!
PlasticSurgen88 -
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Awesome job mate!!
Bakegirl -
Thursday, June 6, 2013
What a showing! I am FREAKING out! This is SO cool!
matthancock -
Thursday, June 6, 2013
BEST ONE YET!!! and the cotton to make the "sparks" - that was genius!
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