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Medicine Shield Ceremony

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This model was originally planned as a shadow box but at the planning stage I decided that it would be easier and more impressive if I housed the ceremony in a scale Teepee.
    The teepee is 15 inches in diameter and approx 18 inches high. The figures are 90mm Lost Battalion mannequins converted using Magic Sculpt. The teepee is lit by two grain of wheat light bulbs palced in the fireplace and covered with red, yellow and orange cellophane (thank goodness for people giving chocolates for Xmas gifts!)
    I have already cut the teepee covering to fit and viewed the scene as I intend and - I am please to say it works!!!! I used artists canvas for the covering which is missing from the photos attached as there are two more figures to go into the teepee before it is fitted.
    Bruno's lovely Native American female has prompted me to consider adding a female dressing the skin being stretched on the frame beside thje teepee. the firewood is from the garden hedge.
    Picture 1 shows the wire frame in place (ignore the clutter in the background although the Batman Begins DVD case gives an idea of scale)

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  2. Bluesking Active Member

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    some of the figures - work in progress

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  3. Bluesking Active Member

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    Another

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  4. Bluesking Active Member

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    3 rd figure - there will be 6 all told.

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  5. Bluesking Active Member

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    THe teepee liner in place - simply coloured card taped to the wire frame but it is effective when viewed properly and will be concealed by the outer cover.
    The fireplace is also in place.

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  6. Bluesking Active Member

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    some of the clutter arounfd the scene - a skin on a stretcher

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  7. Bluesking Active Member

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    Some bags etc inside the teepee, they are cut from card and coloured with felt tip pens - as I control the viewing position and distance - there's no need for anything more realistic.

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  8. Bluesking Active Member

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    Beginning to put it together - thie light bulbs are visible in the grate.

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  9. Bluesking Active Member

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    more

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  10. Bluesking Active Member

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    an overview.

    Getting to this stage has taken me a little over a month, I would think about the same time scale again will see it finished.

    Hope you like what you see so far - remember it will be viewed in semi darkness hence the simplistic painting etc.

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  11. Bluesking Active Member

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    one last shot for now.......

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  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW! Stephen, very ambitious project. Would love to see some pics when it is done. Hope you can get the "effect" in pictures!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Stephen,

    That looks like a great project, Alot of things to do, but i already like it.
    Great work so far.

    marc
  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    very nice work so far, looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    Roc
  15. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Terrific idea Stephen and coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing it all come together.

    Roger.
  16. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Stephen. I look forward to seeing your next step too.
  17. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another absolutely huge project Stephen...good luck with the following steps mate.

    Roy.
  18. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Stephen
    Looks great so far, can't wait to see it finshed (y).
    Pete
  19. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looks very interesting project,keep us posted!
    christos
  20. Bruno New Member

    Hi Stephen,

    a beautiful idea, beautiful made. My highest compliment for your work. This will be a masterpice with a lot of atmosphere. I like, that your diorama tells a story by representing a Native Ceremony.
    I'm very honoured, that my Apache maiden gave you the idea to add a femal to this diorama. I'm very interested to see the progress and of course the result!

    Many greetings from Germany to Ireland!

    Bruno

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