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Discworld: Granny Weatherwax's Cottage Custom Diorama / Playset

 
 
Custom #:39147  
Name:Discworld: Granny Weatherwax's Cottage
Custom Type:Diorama / Playset
Toy Series:Diorama
Creator:custombase  
Date Added:May 14, 2012
Base Figure:Micro arts miniatures
Height:9.00 inches
I just got my hands on some micro arts Discworld miniatures and wanted more to desplay them on than the plastic base that came with them, This is the first time I have worked with miniatures, so here we have Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Magrat Garlic and Giamo Cassanunda "the worlds smallest lover" outside of Grannys Cottage in Lancre. I made the walls of the cottage and the chimney from styrafoam pizza base and drew all of the stone work on by hand with a ballpoint pen, painted and fixed the walls together. The roof thatch was sculpted useing air dry fimo. Next I sculpted the door, window frames the privy, bench and all of the wood work from fimo and baked it hard, then the wood work was painted and the windows fitted with clear plastic that was dirtyed up with gray and brown washes and all of the wood work was fitted to the cottage. The ground was cut from a cerial box and sculpted over and the house was fitted to the ground, then the ground was painted dark green. The trees were made from wire wraped in medical tape and then covered with a pva and polyfiller mix applied with a stiff brush to give a barch like texture the trees were then painted and fixed to the ground. I made the stones for the path from foam board painted and fitted them to the ground base.
The base was then covered with grass flock. I carved the bee hives from foam board and made a wind sock from fimo clay.
The privy was fitted to the base and the garden was glued into place using model railway flowers and long grass and bushes the trees were also topped with lychen. I think thats everything but this was a lot of hard work and seemed to take ages so forgive me if I forgot anything.Hope you like it weather you are a Discworld fan or not (if you are not, try reading some of the books they are fantastic) as always your comments are very welcome


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jessecuster - Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I can stare at this the whole the day and not get tired of it. its so relaxing to look at. I can imagine seeing this on my desk in the office
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, May 24, 2012
really awesome work, top notch.
custombase - Friday, May 25, 2012
thanks this was hard work as I've never worked on such a small scale before or painted miniatures its nice to know that you like the work
Voting ends for the Dioramas II Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, May 23, 2012
DJ LT - Sunday, May 20, 2012
Great detail on such small figures, my brother has some of them and I know exactly how small they are so the paint work must have taken ages!
fastfreddie - Thursday, May 17, 2012
never heard of it, but it is awesome!
Tim121RVC - Thursday, May 17, 2012
Never expected to see something like that over here. Very cool though, I loved that game.
Shinigami - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Awesome
Voting begins for the Dioramas II Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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