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Star Wars - Battle of Hoth

Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 10 Jan 2021, 14:05

Hi Folks,

here are some pics of my Star Wars diorama showing the famous battle on the Hoth ice planet from the Film "The Empire Strikes Back"

AT-AT and Snowspeeders are from Revell (AT-AT-with some light upgrade detailing) and the figs are modified Valiant US-Infantry. The defence tower is from a 28mm miniature collective game and made from a very rubberish material....it was upgraded with a 37mm Flak barrel. The scale of this diorama is roughly 1/72, but it´s SciFi, so who cares? The overall effect is good for me.

Wanted to do some pictures outside today in sunny winter weather but the Bavarian forest in the background does not fit the film this time, even with some snow on the trees.

The snowspeeders are fixed with wire to the ground and to the walker. It looks quite odd on some pictures but the effect is OK, when you watch the diorama from the front.

Greetings from Hoth (Bavaria)

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Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Jan 2021, 15:27

Very nice Thomas.

The best picture in my opinion is the running men and the explosion.

There is a real ‘feel’ of the film in that shot.

Lovely work .

Best wishes,

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Posted by PhilC on 10 Jan 2021, 18:24

What can we say? Everything's perfect, the models, the conversions, the scene, the pictures... A master's work !
And I agree with Chris, the last picture is my favourite too :)
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Posted by MABO on 10 Jan 2021, 18:39

I really like the modified figures. Was it a lot of work? Do you have some wip-pics maybe?
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 10 Jan 2021, 18:58

Excellent work!! :notworthy:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 10 Jan 2021, 19:35

Fantastic diorama and great figure conversions, T. Dürrschmidt. Congratulations. :thumbup:

Santi.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 10 Jan 2021, 20:50

Excellent work from my favorite Star Wars movie hands down. Love it!!
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Posted by tullo on 10 Jan 2021, 21:32

:shock: :shock: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :thumbup:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 10 Jan 2021, 22:41

MABO wrote:I really like the modified figures. Was it a lot of work? Do you have some wip-pics maybe?


Thank you all for the comments. No, sorry, I don´t have any WIP pics. But it wasn´t that much work. Finished it within two weeks. Overall working time was about 30-40 hours I think. The modified figs took just a few hours (including painting Job)….had to watch the film scenes a few time to get the right stuff and colors.
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Posted by OwenChpw on 10 Jan 2021, 23:48

Haha I don't need an excuse to re-watch Episode V, but research is one that doesn't come up often.

Amazing recreation of the Hoth scene!
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Posted by bothree69 on 11 Jan 2021, 07:43

gorgeous .... eureka sci fi !!!

do you have any modification photos of the toy soldiers ???

See you soon
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Posted by Kekso on 11 Jan 2021, 09:27

WOW :shock:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 11 Jan 2021, 22:08

Like a scene from the movie....wonderful recreation.
The scrambling rebel troops are my favorite.
Bill
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Jan 2021, 01:19

Tom--

You have done an excellent job modeling one of my favorite battle scenes in any film. Good to see your skills are not diminishing--they are improving! I had not thought it possible.
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Posted by dombom on 12 Jan 2021, 07:18

Amazing work. That explosion with the running man is like a scene of the movie.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 12 Jan 2021, 08:28

It is a great diorama

Where do the Rebel soldiers come originally from??
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Posted by Konrad on 12 Jan 2021, 12:52

I don't know if the power is with you, Thomas.
But definitely with your dioramas.

There's still that little boy inside of us.
Let's hope we never lose him. ;-)

Greetings from the Rhineland
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jan 2021, 17:59

This is a fantastic diorama! And I'm a Star Wars fan from the first day! :thumbup:

Pity that your Bavarian wood isn't visible because of the fog! :mrgreen: ;-) :joker:
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 16 Jan 2021, 10:42

carlosfaro wrote:It is a great diorama

Where do the Rebel soldiers come originally from??


US Infantry by Valiant with some German heads (field caps) by Valiant....Hard plastic figures and therefore quite easy to convert. I used the radios from the set as backpacks.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1249
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Posted by bothree69 on 16 Jan 2021, 18:56

good...job
but ...do you have photos of conversion....

I'm interested ... I really like conversions
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