It is amazing what you can do with recycled stuff… you know? We did a few Star Wars Bandai models, and, as they always give you a few options to customize your creations, you always end up with pieces you won’t use…
I decided to combine both to make a mini-diorama of Jakku’s market, when Rey meets Finn.
The first step was to cut and paint all the pieces I could salvage from the models.
I was especially interested in the small characters, Rey and Finn, found in The Millenium Falcon box.
I gave a particular attention to painting these 2 figures (they are less than a centimetre high), but for the others, I just have them a dark Color, as I wanted them to be in the shadows.
I needed a base for my diorama and decided to go with foam. I cut the foam to dimensions, and it fitted the cover of the box perfectly.
I still had some sand, remaining from the Warhammer board I did a few weeks ago. Applying it is so simple. You can use PVA glue, dilute it with a bit of water and basically apply it everywhere you will want the sand to be.
Unfortunately, B-B8 went missing because I Guess somebody knocked the small pieces down before I could glue him on the board. (Nobody took responsibility for the incident though… it is always the same story!)
The wooden box itself can be used as a cover for this mini-world, or used as a pedestal when you display it!