Celebration II Diorama Workshop - Workshop Set-Up

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Thursday May 2, 2002
Dan starts to spread the plastic tarps as the rest of us move the tables out of the way. Dan will start putting duck tape to secure the plastic to the floor. All the while, my art supplies finally arrive. Yeah :)

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Thursday May 2, 2002
7:00 PM...I am starting to set up the dioramas for display. Here I am fixing the lights on the Millennium Falcon. A croud Favourite :) On the left you can see my gungan Head and on the right, Joe Amaro's awesome Jedi High Council. I was so happy that he was able to bring it to the workshop for display.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
This picture should have gone before the last one :P Joe has just started assembling his Jedi Council. I have yet to place any figures into their dioramas. What time is it? Oh, only 8:00 PM, about 7 hours behind scheduale - LOL. We started hearing Star Wars music in the room next door, in hindsight it was probably the footage from the Episode 2 digital preview.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
More dioramas on their pedestals. Waiting for their figures to dress them up and add some color.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
Here you see a close up of the Biography cards I designed. Each diorama had one placed in the front so that people could get an idea of material, artist and niubniub Difficulty Level ;P

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Thursday May 2, 2002
Well here you see the final line up all ready to go. This is really from Friday Morning but pretend it's Thursday night :) First on the right was Jason garner's Bespin Bolier Room diorama. Then Joe Amaro's Jedi council followed by my falcon, Leia's Plans and Gungan Sacred Head sculpt. Hiddedn behind that was Eric Plummer's Awesome Tantive IV Hallway. My bacta Medical Center, Vader's Secret, Carbon Freezing chamber and finally jason Garner's Dagobah Training. It was SO awesome to be able to share the spotlight with these guys. Their work is extraordinary and can be viewd in my Visitors Section.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
Here is a close up of Joe's Jedi Council. A small piece of Trivia for you guys. Joe did his council over 1 year before my own and it was actually his designs that I stole - UH - I mean Borrowed :) To make my own sitting Jedi's. When you have perfection, might as well base your own customs on it right?

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Thursday May 2, 2002
My Falcon was the number one choice in e-mail votes for the diorama you most wanted to see at the show. I teased a couple of people by telling them I didn't bring it :) I am SO mean - Hee hee.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
The Bacta Tank Medical Center made it's world premiere at the show. Since I had not yet taken pictures of it for the site, Celebration II fans got to see it first. Looks pretty darn cool if I do say so myself :)
And judging by your reactions, I have a feeling some drugstores ran out of hair gel that weekend - LOL

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Thursday May 2, 2002
The Plastic "WET" area is all ready at the left, the dioramas are set up (Jason brought his dioramas only friday morning) and I got all my missing tables and barrier rope. The red really stands out with the black podiums.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
Oh yeah...The giant banner Philip Wise printed for us. Cool isn't it? And best yet...I got to keep it as a souvenir :) This was the last preparation left before tomorrow's opening. It's about 9:30 - 10:00 PM now.

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Thursday May 2, 2002
And our heroes finally showed up to hang it on the center ceiling. Little did we realise that it was hung facing the wrong way :( Next time we should print 2, one for each side :) Now we are all set. I can go to bed. Tomorrow is gonna be a LONG and EXCITING day :)

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